Eastdale Collegiate and Vocational Institute

1966 - present

With construction beginning in 1964, Eastdale Collegiate and Vocational Institute officially opened on November 17th, 1966. Premier John Robarts addressed the students. The $3,500,000 building included 19 regular classrooms, 10 commercial classrooms and shop rooms, 9 workshops, 2 gymnasiums, and a sloping auditorium.

It has a beautiful assembly hall with a stage completely fitted up for producing plays. It was the first school in the Oshawa to have such equipment. Its first production took place in 1978 and has become a tradition ever since. Exclusively between 1966 and 1983, the Oshawa Little Theatre continued to rent facilities for its shows with the help of O’Neill Collegiate, McLaughlin Auditorium, and Eastdale Collegiate.

In 2010, after a consultation with the ARC Committee of the Durham District School Board, Dr. F. J. Donevan Collegiate, a high school which was built in 1957 in Oshawa, was permanently closed. The last class graduated from Donevan Collegiate in 2010 with the rest of the students relocated to Eastdale Collegiate.

Eastdale Collegiate continues to serve students in grades 9-12, averaging in an enrolment of 1000 students. The school also provides an opportunity for international travel each year as part of their travel club. In addition, there are many other experiential learning opportunities provided within the curriculum along with clubs, sports, and committees.

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Oshawa L1G 6L4 ON CA
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