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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Upcoming Dante Alighieri Academy Redevelopment  


On Monday, February 10 a community meeting took place to share  more information about the renewal work needed and to give attendees an opportunity to participate in consultation on temporary accommodation options for the school community. 


Frequently Asked Questions: 

Dante Alighieri Temporary Relocation and New School Building  


On Thursday, January 16th, the report “2020-2021 School Relocations Plan” was presented at the TCDSB Corporate Services Committee Meeting. The report included information about the construction of a new school for the Dante Alighieri community and a potential relocation option.


The following questions and answers have been compiled to help students, staff, parents and the community understand the construction plan as well as the next steps.



1.     What school sites/locations are being considered for the relocation of the Dante Alighieri community? 

Some possible site options that have been identified to date to accommodate the potential

relocation of the Dante school community are: 

          • Don Bosco;
          • Monsignor Fraser Norfinch (former Regina Pacis);
          • and Tyndale College (split campus) at Steeles and Bayview​​. 

All other possible options will be explored.

2.     Has the relocation site already been determined?

While the report recommended a proposed relocation site for the Dante Alighieri community, no decision has been made. The school’s relocation site is dependent on feedback received from school community consultations.


3.     Will students receive transportation to the new school site?

Transportation can be provided through centralized pick up points creating routes to the relocation site and TTC tickets issued to students.  Transportation staff will work with the community through surveys and consultation to determine needs and accommodate transportation requirements throughout the consultation process. For students involved in extra-curricular activities and sports, additional bus transportation can be arranged for after school hours programs.


As has been done in the past, the Board will work with the TTC to ensure a transit stop is located in front of (or within short walking distance of) the relocation school, if one is not already in place.


4.     Will the Board accommodate families who wish to transfer their child out of Dante Alighieri, as a result of pending relocation? 

Students wishing to transfer to other schools can follow standard procedure for doing so by submitting a transfer request, or a change request for students entering grade 9 in September 2020.  These requests will be reviewed by the receiving school and space will be offered based on availability of space and programming.


In addition to Dante Alighieri, the TCDSB operates four other nearby secondary schools: 


·       Chaminade College: 490 Queen's Drive – single gender male

·       Marshall McLuhan: 1107 Avenue Road

·       Madonna: 20 Dubray Avenue – single gender female 

·       St. Oscar Romero: 99 Humber Boulevard, Toronto 


Click here for a complete list of TCDSB secondary schools. 


5.     What are the next steps?

There will be additional opportunities for community input in the months ahead. The community will be notified of these dates when they are available. 


6.     If I have more questions, who can I contact?

Please send any inquiries to the Facilities Department, colleen.ryhorski@tcdsb.orgAs always, you can also contact the Principal, Anthony Bellisario, Vice-Principals, Jessica Ugliano and Robert Gallo, and the local Trustee