In 1979, the school moved to premises on Wilmington Avenue, initially sharing the space with other schools. Within a few years it occupied the whole premises. By the late 1990s the school had completely outgrown its facilities. Close to 900 students occupied the original buildings, plus a ‘village’ of no less than sixteen portables on the back field.
A trailblazing and generous gift from Anne Tanenbaum enabled the extension and renovation of the Wilmington site. The school was transformed with a complete new classroom wing, gym, space for the library and a covered atrium.
In 2008 the school students and staff choose a ‘significant name from Jewish history’ for the Wilmington Avenue site. The school voted to name the campus after Raoul Wallenberg, an outstanding ‘Righteous Gentile’ who saved thousands of Jewish lives in wartime Budapest.
The development of the Wallenberg Guttman Family Science Wing is an exciting beginning to our desires for major redevelopment of our south campus.
Over 200 generous donors including parents, grandparents, alumni, teachers, students and community members have helped to make TanenbaumCHAT’s dream a reality.
With a strong emphasis on sustainability, featuring naturally lit spaces, local and recycled materials and energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems, our new Science Wing spans 15,690 square feet of additional space. To learn more about the Guttman Family Science Wing, click HERE.
Establishing a second campus : With the school’s rapid growth, TanenbaumCHAT brought forward plans for further future expansion. In June 1999 the school seized an opportunity to lease available high school premises on Wright Street in Richmond Hill. After a hectic summer of planning and preparation, CHAT Richmond Hill Campus opened in September 1999.
(for students living south of Steeles Avenue)
200 Wilmington Avenue
Toronto, ON, M3H 5J8
Frances Bigman, Director of Advancement
416-636-5984 ext. 230
Arielle Kadish, Alumni & Campaigns Associate
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Elie Guttmann, Social Media & Design Manager
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