Central Toronto Academy Lockdown Today – Law enforcement agencies are responding to a situation in Toronto, Ontario, on Friday, November 10, 2023. The Toronto Police Department says that officers were sent to the Central Toronto Academy; formerly Central Commerce Collegiate Institute and originally High School of Commerce and Finance following a report of a man with a gun in the area. People are asked to stay away from the area while authorities look into what happened.
About Central Toronto Academy
Central Toronto Academy (CTA); formerly Central Commerce Collegiate Institute and originally High School of Commerce and Finance is a public, semestered secondary school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located in the Palmerston-Little Italy neighborhood, it is operated by the Toronto District School Board. Before 1998, the school was part of the former Toronto Board of Education.
The school was founded in 1911 as an offshoot of the Central Technical School. The eight commercial classes that had been taking place in Central Tech were first moved to King Edward Public School and then to Clinton Street Public School. In 1916, the classes were moved into a permanent home when the Collegiate Gothic Central High School of Commerce building opened as a school of business and commerce on Shaw Street.
Over the years it has developed into a composite school that offers a broad range of programs, complemented by a full range of core academic subjects, computer classes, music, art, drama, and health and physical education. Courses are offered at the University, University/College, and College levels for grade 12 students. Central Commerce Collegiate was renamed Central Toronto Academy in September 2014.
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