Givins/Shaw Public School serves students from kindergarten to grade 5 and is at the hub of a vibrant and growing community in the west end of downtown Toronto.
We are a small school with a big heart; we have gained a reputation in the community as being warm, welcoming and inclusive.
Our students are provided with a rich and balanced education.
Parent volunteers play a big role in bringing to our students expanded Art, Music, and Technological experiences; as well as supporting Greening initiatives and Athletics.
As originally published by Givins/Shaw Junior Public School
The neighbourhood takes its name from Trinity Bellwoods Park, built around the former Garrison Creek ravine. This park was the original site of Trinity College, one of the colleges that now make up the University of Toronto. Today the only remaining artifacts of the school are its restored gates at the south end of the park. By 1900, the college and its picturesque surroundings attracted residential development. Most of the surrounding streets were filled in with tall, narrow houses of the Bay-and-Gable or Gothic Revival style characteristic of much of Toronto's housing stock from that era. A number of fine homes from the period are scattered throughout the neighborhood.View Neighbourhood