Zone 5 has artificial boundaries. In part this is as Ontario law requires that school board Zone boundaries align with some multiple of neighbouring City wards, but this may make no sense at all with respect to how the flow between neighbourhoods and schools works. In zone 5’s case, there is only one City ward involved: College. Of course it is also a School Board decision as to where students get sent, and the Board’s decision as to the best balance between community schools, minimum program numbers, optimal use of school facilities, and other factors.
The recent Western Area Accommodation Review involving 26 OCDSB schools effectively concluded in the Spring of 2017. Zone 5 was hit particularly hard with the closure of of fully 1/2 of the 8 schools closed being Zone schools: D.A. Moodie I.S. (June 2017), Leslie Park PS (June 2017, Grant Alternative (June 2017), and J.S. Putnam (June 2018 pending a new addition at Agincourt PS). As well, program delivery locations for several neighbourhoods were moved.
As a result of the above, the Zone boundaries make little sense with respect to where Zone 5 students actually go to school. In fact, there are *more* OCDSB schools of all sorts with addresses outside of Zone 5, which Zone 5 students go to, than there are with addresses inside Zone 5’s boundaries which they go to. And, some specialty schools, within Zone 5 and outside of it, have very large catchments which include several OCDSB Zones.
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ZONE 5 – COLLEGE
ZONE 4 – BAY
ZONE 3 – Knoxdale-Merivale