Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Old School

I'm back into the archives for pics taken in warmer weather, this one is the of the cornerstone taken from one of the past buildings of Weston Collegiate Institute which is located in the Weston neighbourhood. The school was actually established in 1857 and is the second oldest high school in Toronto after Jarvis Collegiate. The present day student body is extremely diverse and in fact represents more than 80 different countries!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

18 comments:

Sharon said...

That school has been there for a long time.

Lowell said...

Nice stonework. Funny, but we have a Weston, Florida, just west of Ft. Lauderdale. In fact, that's usually where we stay when we go visit out daughter and family. Weston is an upscale community, predominately hispanic now.

TexWisGirl said...

i like your title. :)

Karen said...

A great old stone sign.

Laura. M said...

The sculptor did a good job. Nice engraving.
Good Wednesdays;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great title for this post Pat.. would be interesting to see the students arriving here way back in 1912 or 1857 :)

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful looking old sign!

Jack said...

This is a handsome old font, isn't it? It seems not to be in favor for school signs these days.

cieldequimper said...

The more countries represented, the better!

Halcyon said...

Love this one. So old school! :)

Sue St Clair said...

Love the older schools The architecture seems to lend itself to the scholarly :)

EG CameraGirl said...

It's good to see the sign is still in such great shape.

VioletSky said...

As one should expect from any good school, the lettering is easily readable!

William Kendall said...

I like the craftmanship in the stone.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Nice that they kept the cornerstone. It's a good-looking sign and truly does not appear 100+ years old.

~Lindy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

what an amazing opportunity for kids to go to school with that diversity of student body.

Marleen said...

A wonderful old sign.

Gemma Wiseman said...

That sign has certainly marched through time rather well. Impressive.