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Toronto Catholic District School Board

School History And Tradition

St. René Goupil Catholic School opened its doors to students in September 1983. It is one of six Toronto Catholic District School Board schools associated with the Prince of Peace Parish.
 
The school community has changed over the years because of new residential development and the opening of Prince of Peace Catholic School which began in temporary facilities on St. René Goupil site. Today, St. Rene Goupil Catholic School welcomes families with a strong sense of belonging. 
 
St. René Goupil was born in Angers, France. He had entered the Jesuit Order but ill health forced him to leave. Even though he was deaf, he studied medicine and later in 1640 offered his services to the Jesuits in New France. St. Rene Goupil lived from May 15, 1608 until September 23, 1642. He was a French Missionary and one of the first North American martyrs of the Roman Catholic Church. He was canonized on June 29, 1930.