Lanor Junior Middle School is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Etobicoke. Built in 1952, the school has a rich history and is now a STEM centre (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math). Children in Kindergarten through Grade 8 come from the immediate area. They are joined by students from Sir Adam Beck Junior School in Grade 6. Our approximately 235 students are served by a Principal, 1 Office administrator, 13 teachers, 2 Early Childhood Educators, 1 Educational Assistant, 2 Itinerant Music Instructors, 4 lunchroom supervisors, and 2 caretakers. Many of our students' parents attended Lanor and many work locally in the community. Our School Council supports many activities which enrich the life of our school.
As originally published by Lanor Junior Middle School
Around 1920, Alderwood was first planned as an extension of the newly incorporated Town of New Toronto. Alderwood was still part of the original Etobicoke township. Although Alderwood did not undergo significant growth until after the Second World War, many industries moved into the area along Brown's Line during the war years. After the war, increased immigration, particularly from eastern Europe, led to the rapid urbanization of the area which continued until the end of the 1960s. Alderwood is characterized by single family homes, many of which were constructed at the end of the Second World War.View Neighbourhood