Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a multiple-campus public college located in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. It offers full-time and part-time programs at the baccalaureate, diploma and graduate levels. Seneca opened in 1967 as part of a provincial initiative to establish an Ontario-wide network of colleges of applied arts and technology providing career-oriented diploma and certificate courses as well as continuing education programs to Ontario communities; the province was responding to the increasing need for sophisticated applied learning as technology continued to change the nature of work and the provincial economy. General education was considered an important element in postsecondary education, breadth courses continue to be a part of every program. In 2001 the colleges were granted the ability to offer baccalaureate degrees. Seneca is one of six colleges that can offer up to 15 per cent of its program activity at the degree level. Seneca has four main campuses, a total of 10 campuses located throughout the Greater Toronto Area and in Peterborough.
Each campus has its own academic specialties. The Newnham Campus is one of the largest college campuses in Canada, it is home to more than 11,000 full-time students in business, aviation, early childhood education, opticianry and communications technology and liberal arts. The campus, named after founding president William T. Newnham, is the site of extensive continuing education activity during the evenings and weekends; the campus includes a 1,113-bed residence, sports centre and daycare centre. It is located west of the intersection of Finch Avenue East; the campus's first building over the years has involved various architects. In 1973 a 1,100 square foot domed planetarium was added to the Phase 3 section of the campus, but it has since closed. In fall 2011, Seneca's newest addition, designed for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, was opened at the campus; the new building, designed by Craig Applegath of Dialog, features: three 80-seat classrooms. The atrium in the new space was named after Frederick Minkler, Seneca's first chair of the board of governors.
Seneca@York Campus, located on York University's Keele Campus, features the Stephen E. Quinlan Building, designed by architect Raymond Moriyama and named after Seneca's third president. Seneca shares the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building with York. Several schools are located at this Toronto campus, including Creative Arts and Animation, Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry, English & Liberal Studies and Information & Communications Technology. King Campus is located in a natural setting of 282 hectares of woods and fields, it is home to full and part-time programs in applied arts and health sciences, including Early Childhood Education and Youth Worker, Behavioural Sciences, Police Foundations, Social Service Worker, Environmental Landscape Management and Leisure Services, Veterinary Technician. It offers training in Underwater Skills. There is a residence on campus. In June 2011, the Government of Ontario announced a $43 million project to expand services at the campus, including a new building with 25 classrooms, a library, computer services, health care training laboratories.
Once complete, it will support an additional 1,450 students, for a complement of 5,000 overall. A 25-acre parcel of the campus at the northwest corner of Dufferin Street and 15th Sideroad will house a community centre for King City; the township of King will lease the land for $1 per year for 60 years. Markham Campus opened its doors in 2005, becoming the first post-secondary education facility in the city of Markham, Ontario; the campus houses full and part-time programs in the areas of business and tourism, the college's departments of Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology Services. Since 2011 the campus has been home to the Confucius Institute. In 2017, York University announced its final plans to open a new campus west of the Markham Pan Am Centre in partnership with Seneca; this facility was expected to open in 2021. Funding of the project, $127 million, had been approved in June 2018 by the provincial government in power. On 23 October 2018 however, the new Provincial government withdrew the funding for plans such as this cancelling the York/Seneca satellite campus.
Jane Campus is home to Seneca's Centre for Advanced Technologies. Students studying at the campus pursue careers in the areas of Tool Design, Computer Numerical Control, Metals Machining Trades such as Tool & Die Maker and Mould Maker; the building is located at 21 Beverly Hills Drive in Toronto and can be seen from the westbound collector lanes of Highway 401. Peterborough Airport in Peterborough is the home of Seneca's aviation campus, including a fleet of aircraft and flight training devices used by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation Program. Opened in January, 2014, in response to the pending closure of Buttonville Airport, the campus serves the second and fourth years of the degree program, while first-year students study at Newnham
Neils Hogenson House
The Neils Hogenson home is an original catalogue order house purchased through the T. Eaton’s Co. Catalogue and built by Mr. Neils Hogensen. Shipped from Winnipeg by train, the home came to Stirling in crates with instruction, including shingles, doors, windows, nails and building paper, all this for the cost of about $1,577.00. The home was hauled to the site of construction. Today the Neils Hogensen House remains on its original foundation and has become a local landmark, retaining many of the original features from the time it was constructed in 1917. From the early 1900s to the 1930s, Eaton's sold entire houses from their catalogues to help with the population boom throughout Western Canada; the materials were shipped by rail to the nearest community, paid for at the station, hauled to the site for construction. Pricing for a home cost around $1,577.00 to $2,049.00 from 1917-1918. The total price depended on the extras to be added in. For $146.00 more you could add a "Hot Air Heating Plant" and for $180.00, a complete "Plumbing Outfit".
The basement concrete and interior finishing were extra. This made building a home a quick and easier job for the settlers living throughout the prairies, where wood was scarce and supplies were short. Kit houses in North America Sears Catalog Home List of attractions and landmarks in Stirling Stirling, Alberta Maps of historic sites in Stirling Neils Hogenson House
The Carlu is an historic event space in Toronto, Canada. Opened in 1930 and known as the eponymous "Eaton's Seventh Floor", the venue was restored and reopened in 2003, renamed for its original architect; the Carlu is one of Toronto's best examples of Art Moderne architecture. The venue is owned by restaurant firm Bonacini. In 1930, the Eaton's department store chain, at the time Canada's dominant retailer, opened "Eaton's College Street", an imposing Art Deco store at the intersection of Yonge Street and College Street; the matriarch of the Eaton family, Lady Eaton, was a member of Eaton's board of directors, the Eaton's restaurants were one of her responsibilities. She retained the noted French architect Jacques Carlu to design the seventh floor of the edifice, to contain the 1300-seat Eaton Auditorium, the Round Room restaurant, lounges and a private dining room. All of the facilities were to be connected by a long foyer, designed in the style of the ocean liners of the day. Between 1931 and 1965, the theatre was home to the Eaton Operatic Society.
The newly opened Auditorium was used for radio broadcasts on CKGW during holidays and special events. During Christmastime, one could hear the Cassavant organ being played by Frederick C. Silvester or a May Day organ recital by Harold Frost, it played motion pictures accompanied by organ music, for example showing Snow White in April 1931 with organ music by Kathleen Stokes. With the opening of the Toronto Eaton Centre in 1977, Eaton's College Street was closed to make way for the new Eaton's flagship store at Yonge Street and Dundas Street; the store was sold to new owners, was rechristened College Park. Although the new owners had agreed to preserve the Seventh Floor, they determined that its preservation and restoration was not financially feasible, they applied for a demolition permit to convert the entire floor to office space. After a lengthy court battle with the City of Toronto, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled in 1986 that the 1975 designation of the building under the Ontario Heritage Act protected the Seventh Floor from demolition.
Despite several changes in building ownership, the efforts of local heritage advocates, the Seventh Floor was sealed off for 27 years and allowed to deteriorate. The Seventh Floor was restored, after years of neglect, was reopened in 2003 to much acclaim as "The Carlu" event venue; the restoration process began in 2001 with no tenant. But that year, new tenants Jeffry Roick and Mark Robert came into the picture with an increased budget. Scott Weir of ERA Architects and Hadi Khouzam of WZMH Architects led the restoration of the space; the raked floors were removed from the auditorium to return the space's original movable seating. Other modifications had to be made to the auditorium so that modern acoustical equipment could be used; the original Lalique fountain, which had long been believed lost, was restored to its place at the centre of the Round Room. The large kitchen in the Carlu was replaced with two smaller ones in different areas of the seventh floor; this made room for a new entertainment space to be added, the Sky Room.
The venue's new name was chosen to honour the architect that had designed the space. Upgrades were needed in the HVAC system; these updates were done without removing the original vents from the space. In 2008, The Clipper Rooms were renovated by HGTV designer Sarah Richardson. Today, the space acts as a special events venue. Concerts, galas, fashion shows and the presentation of the annual Polaris Music Prize are among the events that take place at the Carlu. Itself an Art Moderne masterpiece, the Eaton's Seventh Floor was at the heart of Toronto's cultural life for many years; the Auditorium played host to the major performers of its day, including Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra. The first performance of the National Ballet of Canada was on the stage of the Eaton Auditorium. Canada's own Glenn Gould, fond of the Auditorium's excellent acoustics, used the hall for a number of his recordings; the Round Room was, as the name suggests, a circular room, with circular mouldings in the domed ceiling and recessed alcoves in the corners.
At the centre of the room stood a Lalique fountain, lit from below. Carlu was responsible for all aspects of the dining room's design, from the lighting fixtures to the Royal Worcester china, the stemware, the waitresses' black uniforms. Carlu's wife, designed the murals on the walls, depicting various scenes of pastoral life. For years, the Round Room was one of the most elegant places to dine in Toronto. Inside of the Carlu, monel, a steel-nickel alloy, was used for many accents; the monel can be found in the light fixtures, vents and the fountain. It helps to play up the sleek lines in the Art Moderne style. Marble paneling was used at both ends of the foyer; the colour palette for the Carlu was spread throughout most of the floor. The entire building at 444 Yonge St. is designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act since 1975. The City holds a Heritage Easement Agreement, registered on January 10, 2012 as Instrument #: AT2915699, on the property; the venue itself is listed as a National Historic Site of Canada since 1983.
Eaton's Ninth Floor Restaurant in Montreal Anderson and Mallinson, Lunch With Lady Eaton: Inside the Dining Rooms of a Nation, Toronto: ECW Press, 2004. Official website City of Toronto Archives - The Eaton News
Trillium Lakelands District School Board
The Trillium Lakelands District School Board administers public school education for students in a large area of central Ontario, Canada including the municipalities of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, the District Municipality of Muskoka. It manages 7 secondary schools and 7 Adult Education and Training Centres. In 1999 the Victoria County Board of Education, Muskoka Board of Education, the Haliburton County Board of Education were amalgamated into the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. Alexandra Public School Archie Stouffer Elementary School Bobcaygeon Public School Bracebridge Public School Cardiff Elementary School Central Senior School Dr. George Hall Public School Dunsford District Elementary School Fenelon Township Public School Glen Orchard Public School Grandview Public School Gravenhurst Public School Honey Harbour Public School Huntsville Public School Irwin Memorial Public School JD Hodgson Elementary School Jack Callaghan Public School King Albert Public School KP Manson Public School Lady Eaton Elementary School Lady MacKenzie Public School Langton Public School Leslie Frost Public School Macaulay Public School Mariposa Elementary School Monck Public School Muskoka Beechgrove Public School Muskoka Falls Public School Parkview Public School Pine Glen Public School Queen Victoria Public School Ridgewood Public School Riverside Public School Rolling Hills Public School Scott Young Public School Spruce Glen Public School Stuart Baker Elementary School VK Greer Memorial Public School Watt Public School Wilberforce Elementary School Woodville Elementary School The following is a list of the secondary schools managed by the TLDSB.
Bracebridge AETC Fenelon Falls AETC Gravenhurst AETC Haliburton AETC Huntsville AETC Lindsay AETC Virtual Learning CentreTLDSB operates six Alternate Education and Training Centres and the Virtual Learning Centre. The VLC has offered online courses since 1997, is the oldest online school in Ontario. Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board List of school districts in Ontario List of high schools in Ontario Trillium Lakelands District School Board official website Virtual Learning Centre
Eatonia is a small town in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada with a population of 449 people. The town's economy is based exclusively on agriculture. Eatonia is in southwest Saskatchewan at the crossroads of Highways 21 and 44 44 kilometers southwest of Kindersley and 72 kilometres from the provincial boundary with Alberta; the town is served by Eatonia Municipal Airport. Eatonia was founded in 1919 as a station on the Canadian National Railway and was named after Timothy Eaton, founder of the Eaton's department store chain and catalogue, to honour his son and heir, John Craig Eaton; the station was simply called "Eaton", but there was confusion with nearby Eston, so the name was changed to Eatonia in 1921. Eatonia was incorporated as a town in 1954. In 1955, the year of Saskatchewan's Golden Jubilee, Eatonia's train station was featured on the cover of the Eaton's catalogue, thus resulting in a classic local image finding its way into homes across the country; the former CN train station is now home to the Wheatland Regional Library.
The former station, along with a train caboose and a wood-frame house ordered from the Eaton's catalogue in 1917, comprise the Eatonia Heritage Park, a 0.6-hectare Municipal Heritage Property located at the south end of Main Street. The population of Eatonia dropped 5.3 % between the 2006 censuses. Eatonia is home to a kindergarten to Grade 12 public school, Eaton School, home to many successful volleyball and football teams throughout its history, it is located within the Sun West School Division. Official website Saskbiz community profile
Ardwold was the residence of Sir John Craig Eaton and Lady Eaton of Toronto, Canada. Sir John was the youngest son of Timothy Eaton, the founder of the T. Eaton Company Department Store, or Eaton's, he inherited the business and became its president upon his father's death in 1907. Sir John was one of the wealthiest men in Canada, in 1909 he commissioned a home to be built on "The Hill", a name used to describe the neighborhood on the Davenport Hill in Toronto where many wealthy families built their homes. Casa Loma, built by Henry Pellatt and the largest private house constructed in Canada, was near Ardwold, as were Spadina House, the mansion of James Austin, Glenedyth, the estate of Samuel Nordheimer. Ardwold is a Gaelic term meaning "high, green hill"; the massive mansion was designed by Toronto architect Frank Wickson of Wickson and Gregg Architectural firm. It was in the Georgian style, influenced by English and Irish country homes, namely Belton House in Lincolnshire. Ardwold had fifty rooms, fourteen bathrooms, its own hospital.
Situated on eleven acres of landscaped grounds, which included a half-acre glassed area housing conservatory and swimming pool, Ardwold was one of the largest and most luxurious residences in Toronto and the country. Sir John Craig Eaton died in 1922, his widow Lady Eaton kept the home until 1936, when she decided to make her headquarters the enormous chateau named Eaton Hall at King City, Ontario. After an auction of much of its contents, Ardwold was blown up, the property was divided into an exclusive housing development, named Ardwold Gate. Only the gate lodge on Spadina Road near Austin Terrace remains. Lundell, Liz; the Estates of Old Toronto. Boston Mill Press. P. 88. ISBN 1-55046-219-9
Located on Albert Street, directly behind the Eaton's Main Store and Toronto's City Hall, the Eaton's Annex was a 10-storey building containing both retail and office space. By 1900, the Eaton's department store owned all of the lands within the city blocks bordered by Yonge Street, Queen Street West, Bay Street and Dundas Street, the land was occupied by the Eaton's Main Store, the Annex building and various Eaton's warehouses and mail order buildings; the Main Store and the Annex, were the only two buildings open to the public. In 1900, the two buildings were connected by an underground passageway open to both employees and shoppers, it was the first underground pathway in Toronto open to the public, is credited as a historic precursor to Toronto's current downtown PATH network. When it was first constructed in the 1890s, the Annex contained Eaton's housewares and furniture departments; when these departments were moved to the new College Street store in 1930, the focus of the Annex's retail offerings was shifted to lower-cost offerings.
While the Main Store catered to middle class budgets, the College Street store's offerings were more upscale, the Annex store was directed to Toronto's working classes. It offered many of the same departments and types of goods as Eaton's other two Toronto stores, but in cheaper varieties, with less extensive in-store displays and customer service; as such, the Annex represented one of the first instances in Canada where a traditional, full-line department store operated a separate discount outlet or chain. The Eaton's Annex and some surrounding warehouses were destroyed by fire on May 9, 1977; the fire was described as "the first of its kind in downtown Toronto since the Great Fire of 1904". Parts of the Annex survive as Trinity Square. A portion of the Bell Trinity Square office complex occupies the former Annex site; the same underground passage that linked the Annex and the Main Store now connects the Eaton Centre to the Bell Trinity Centre, is part of the PATH network. In honour of this store, a hill at the Caledon Ski Club, in Caledon Ontario, was named "Eaton's Annex" after the Eaton family who were original members of the private club.
Belisle, Donica. Consuming Producers: Retail Workers and Commodity Culture at Eaton's in Mid-Twentieth-Century Toronto, Masters Thesis, Department of History, Queen's University, 2001. Nasmith, George G. Timothy Eaton, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1923. Phenix, Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 2003. Santink, Joy L. Timothy Eaton and the Rise of His Department Store, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990. Scribe, Golden Jubilee 1869-1919: A Book to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the T. Eaton Co. Limited, Toronto: The T. Eaton Co. Limited, 1919