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  • Leaders in Education - Bishop Strachan, Upper Canada College, Crescent School, Appleby College
  • David Crighton
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Leaders in Education - Bishop Strachan, Upper Canada College, Crescent School, Appleby College

Bishop Strachan School by Art Illustrator David Crighton

Bishop Strachan School

The Facts:  Bishop Strachan School, named after the first Anglican Bishop of Toronto, John Strachan, was founded in 1867. Currently the location of the school is in Forest Hill; however, it has been in multiple locations over the years. Recently in 2004, the school went under renovations, which included a new wing, and a new athletic facility.

Crightonism: I went with Pamela to B.S.S. one evening and we met (among others) Gord Downey, the father of one of the students and lead singer of the Trajically Hip musical group. I said to him (in all honesty) "I'm not familiar with your music but I understand it's quite good" His response… "It's OK"   It was also the first time I planted a real kiss onto Pamela. Quite the Night Indeed :)

Pam's memories:  I graduated from Bishop Strachan School in 1973.  Last year David and I went to my 40th Anniversary with my friends Victoria and Stuart Lazier.   Since we were both going to get dressed up - David decided we'd have some pictures taken by a professional photographer.   I pulled these four separate pictures together and David made this banner.  We'd only been dating for about a month but had known each other for six months prior. We started off as friends playing music together at "The Black Cat" and things developed nicely from there. 

Crightonism: Photos of Pamela and David by Manny at Albano Martins Photography. Manny and I are graduates of the same trade school education. Central Technical School, Toronto. We both happily make part of our lively-hoods availing our artistic services to graduates of elite private schools ;)                                    

Crecent School by Art Illustrator David Crighton

Crescent School

The Facts: Crescent school was founded by its first headmaster, John William James, in 1913. It is currently located in midtown Toronto, and teaches grade 3-12. Recognized for being a leader in boys education it excels in its Advanced Placement Program. The school is also known for its outreach locally here in Toronto and internationally. They have done work many countries including but not limited to, India, Cambodia,Tanzania, and South Africa.

Crightonism: This aerial view type of illustration is quite a challenge for me not having a helicopter to facilitate a perfect reference photo. I'd have to stylize the artwork anyway to get everything included. The Rolling Stones have used the auditorium here a few times to rehearse before North American Tours… They weren't there when I took a hundred reference photos from the ground. 

Pam's Memories:  When I was young, my boyfriends little brother went to Crescent.  Those were early days.  Now he runs a company that employs 400 people.

Upper Canda College

The Facts:  Upper Canada College (UCC) is described to be on of the most prestigious preparatory schools in Canada. It hold the title of being the oldest independent school in Ontario. This all boys  school was established in 1829 by Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada Sir John Colborne. The school is located in Deer park, and serves grades kindergarden to grade 12. The school features an indoor pool, 3 gymnasiums, and an Olympic size hockey rink.

Pam's Memories:  Being a BSS girl, naturally UCC was the focus of attention.  Greg  and Jim Cuddie of Blue Rodeo went there.  I remember going to a "Strawberry Social", a fundraiser for the school where they served Strawberry Shortcake and Champagne.  My friends stole a magnum of champagne - my first taste of youthful mischief. 
The Facts: Appleby College was founded in 1911 by John Guest, a former headmaster of Upper Canada College. It is a co-ed international independent school, which is located in Oakville, Ontario. It serves Grade 7-12. Appleby has turned heads over the years through its achievements. It is the first school in Canada to be a member of the G20 schools, also member of the International Round Square Organization, and is the only  High School to be named of Canada's Top 100 employers.

Note:  All school art print can be personalized by David Crighton Art.

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