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Medicine Hat in Cypress County, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region (North America)
 

Toronto Street School

 
 
Toronto Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2022
1. Toronto Street School Marker
Inscription.  
Central School was built in June of 1887 to accommodate the nearly 100 children of Medicine Hat. Built over six lots on Toronto Street at cost of $3,000, the school opened in 1889, with only the bottom portion of the building occupied.

The school was heated by four coal furnaces, held drinking water in a large storage tank and had outdoor privies. The janitor lived in the building.

In 1892, the upper storey of the building was completed with room for two more classes, yet within five years Central School was badly overcrowded. A large addition containing two classrooms was built by H. C. Yuill and opened in early 1900.

In 1901, the school was connected to the town's water line, and in 1902 was lighted by natural gas.

By 1904, the old wing was removed due to overcrowding and deterioration and a large annex containing four classrooms was added. The renovated school, renamed Toronto Street School, included steam heating and plumbing when it reopened in 1905.

The opening of Montreal Street School in 1905 took some pressure off Toronto Street School, a sturdy, practical structure that would continue to
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serve the children of Medicine Hat until 1960.
 
Erected by Medicine Hat Heritage Resources Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1887.
 
Location. 50° 2.32′ N, 110° 40.745′ W. Marker is in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in Cypress County. Marker is on 3rd Street Southeast just east of 4th Avenue Southeast (Macleod Trail Southeast) (Provincial Highway 41A), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the sidewalk at the former Toronto Street School site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 3rd Street Southeast, Medicine Hat AB T1A 2V5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. John's Presbyterian Church (about 150 meters away); Ewart Duggan House (about 180 meters away); Courthouse (about 240 meters away); Hull Block (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); First Street South Municipal Historic Area (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Site of Medicine Hat's First Radio Station (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); A. P. Burns House and Gas City Planing Mill (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medicine Hat.
 
Also see . . .  Toronto Street School, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Marker detail: Toronto Street School image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Toronto Street School
. Exterior of Toronto Street School, located at the corner of 3rd Street SE and 4th Ave. (postcard image) (Submitted on September 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Toronto Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2022
3. Toronto Street School Marker
(looking north from 3rd Street Southeast)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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