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OUR STORY - Who We Are

CTS 100th Anniversary


The Central Tech 100th Anniversary has passed, but the celebrations continue. It was a wonderful and memorable weekend thanks, in great part, to all who attended.
To commemorate this, we produced a 100th Anniversary documentary video, which contains some great archival footage and many vintage photos.

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CTS Alumni

Is a Charitable Organization of former Students and Teachers whose possessing a strong collective devotion, respect and love for Central Tech.

The CTS Way

Unconditionally promotes friendship and acts of generosity that bring honour to the school, the students and the community. Success! The CTS way!

We are Family

Remember to be proud that you are part of the BIG Central Tech family – the Alumni are Family. Please keep in touch, join us….

What was to become one of the largest high school campuses in the British Commonwealth had its cornerstone laid by the Right Honourable Robert Laird Borden on September 3, 1913.

He later became Sir Robert Laird Borden. Prime Minister Borden lead Canada through the First World War which began in 1914. The Central Tech buildings are a mixture of old and newish architecture, the
main building built in collegiate gothic style, and the Bathurst and Art buildings being more contemporary styles that were popular in the 1960’s. The Central Tech campus has been deemed a historical building complex by the Toronto Historical Board.

The Stewart Building at University Avenue and College Street in Toronto, was for a short time a technical high school, among the first in the city, which is why some consider the Stewart Building as one of the original Central Tech buildings.

The Foundations of Central Tech School are Laid
“Vulcan” - How Did the Central Tech Yearbook Get Its’ Name?

Did you ever wonder why our school magazine is called “Vulcan”? Well, there is great significance in that name, for Vulcan was a Roman god, the son of Jupiter and Juno, king and queen of the Roman gods. Vulcan was the divine blacksmith and metal worker. It was he who built the chariot of the sun-god Apollo; it was he who made the armour worn by Achilles.

He made the mighty thunderbolts hurled by his father Jupiter. Chairs and tables capable of moving about automatically were his inventions. Among the masterpieces of this fiery architect were two maidens, made of gold, who served and helped him. His flaming workshop was made under Mount Etna, (in Sicily), the crater of which was the chimney of his roaring forge. Volcano derived from his name.

What more appropriate name could have been chosen for our school magazine?

Vulcan – inventor, designer, architect, metal worker and maker of thunderbolts. This text was taken from one of our older Vulcan yearbooks. If you would like to see how the Vulcan yearbook has evolved at Central Tech follow this link, http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/centraltech/yearbookGallery2011.htm. You can view the most current cover competition candidates as well as the winner of the Vulcan cover competition for the 2010/2011 edition.