DE LA SALLE OAKLANDS – “THE YELLOW BRICK HOUSE ON THE HILL”

DELASALLE1It sits in gothic splendour on top of the escarpment overlooking downtown TORONTO.  A heritage building – former home of Senator John MacDonald, this house (with its tower observatory) is now occupied by the Brothers of the Christian Schools.  De La Salle Oaklands, so-named for the Brothers and the great oak trees dotting the campus, is a co-educational Catholic school founded in 1851, and located here in the 1930’s.

DELASALLE2<DE LA SALLE OAKLANDS as it was in 1891>

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3 thoughts on “DE LA SALLE OAKLANDS – “THE YELLOW BRICK HOUSE ON THE HILL”

  1. My father attended Del La Salle Oaklands in the mid forties on a scholarship.
    I understand that it is a co-Ed Catholic school and offers enrolment in the primary grades as well as secondary grades. I cannot speak to the quality of the education today.

  2. I wonder how much of the original interiors survive? Grand salons and classrooms are basically different.

    • Now any changes would have to meet the standards of Ontario Heritage Trust. Not a requirement of days gone by. Perhaps they are using it for faculty offices and meeting rooms.

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