GTA New Home Guide - Feb 22, 2014

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//In the news

Kylemore preserves tradition of education in Markham’s oldest heritage school building On Saturday, Jan. 25, City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti; Councillors; Patrick O’Hanlon, president of Angus Glen Development/Kylemore Communities; dignitaries; former pupils; current students and Syeda Hasnain, director of education of Angus Glen Montessori celebrated the School’s Official Ribbon Cutting. Located within the Shoppes of

Angus Glen in Markham, the school offers a modern facility designed to accommodate Montessori programming combined with the preservation of the original Colty’s Corners School House built in 1862. Property owner and community builder Angus Glen Development/Kylemore Communities worked in consultation with Town staff to incorporate the heritage building into the company’s first significant retail/commercial plaza serving the residents of Angus Glen Community. Mayor Scarpitti commented, “I’m pleased to participate in today’s celebration for the opening of Angus Glen Montessori School. Not only does this provide another great learning centre for our youth, it’s presented within an amazing piece of Markham’s history, with the original school house on this location dating back 150 years.” The original Colty’s Corner School was used as a place of learning until 1964. Other retail tenants include a TD Canada Trust branch, Tim Horton’s, Symposium Restaurant with more to follow in buildings now under construction. The City’s Official Historian, resident of Markham for more than 70 years, and a pupil of the school from 1943 to 1950, Lorne Smith spoke about the changes he has witnessed since attending Colty’s Corners School. “We had eight grades

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in a single room but we learned a lot and had fun. I have been very thankful that this piece of community history has been well preserved on this site. It is my touchstone with the past every time I drive by.” To thank each of the official speakers, Angus Glen Montessori students created original artworks and presented dignitaries with this memento of the occasion. To reach Angus Glen Montessori School, call 905.534.5200 or e-mail To find out more about Kylemore Communities’ wide range of homes in Angus Glen Community, call 905.887.9950 or visit

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