Awards and Scholarships
Central Technical School recognizes outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Scholarships, awards of distinction, and other prizes worth several thousand dollars in total are awarded each year to deserving students. Visit the Guidance Office to find out which awards and scholarships you may be eligible for.
Career Resource Centre
A full range of college, university, job, and career information is available in the Career Resource Centre located inside the Guidance Office. Representatives from universities and colleges hold lunch hour sessions in September, October, and November. Ask your guidance counsellor for more details.
Personal, academic, and career counselling are available from your guidance counsellor. Counsellors can assist with a variety of concerns and make referrals to the school social worker, psychologist, and community settlement worker. Make an appointment in the Guidance Office to see your counsellor if you have any concerns.
If you are injured or want to report an injury, go to Room 266. Staff who are trained in basic first aid will be called to assist you there. School staff are not permitted to give medication of any kind, including aspirin. All injuries that happen on school property must be reported to the Vice Principals' Office.
Food and Drinks
The cafeteria is open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. every day. Vending machines are available on the first floor. Students will not be excused to get drinks or food during class time. Students may eat breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria or on the first floor only. Students are not permitted to eat in classrooms or hallways above the lower level.
Locks and Lockers
Homeform teachers assign lockers to students. Each student has access only to one assigned locker which remains, at all times, the property of the Toronto District School Board and is loaned to students for their personal use and security, provided that the locker number, combination, name, and homeform are recorded in the Main Office. Students are cautioned not to leave valuables in their lockers. Administrators have the right to inspect student lockers. Combination locks can be purchased in Room 266.
Lost and Found
Lost and found inquiries may be made in the Vice Principals' Office in Room 266. Any item of value lost or believed stolen should be reported to the office. Insurance coverage can only be secured through personal homeowners' insurance policies. If you find anything that is not yours, bring it to Room 266. You'll be happily surprised when you have lost something and it is returned by a considerate fellow student.
All parking spaces are reserved for staff. Students are encouraged to take the TTC. Some bicycles racks are provided outside the school building. If you ride your bike to school, make sure it is securely locked.
This service is available in the library at the posted fee. You are bound by copyright laws. Check with the librarian to make sure you are not copying illegally. Remember too that the machine breaks down; so do not wait until the last minute to make the copies you need. It also helps to have the right change!
SEPT is a program that helps newcomer students and their families settle in Canada . Assistance is given for housing, immigration, employment, and other areas of settlement. Newcomers, please come with any questions to Room 221 on Thursdays and Fridays, or phone Eileen at 416-680-7287.
The CTS Student Council plays a significant role in representing all students and developing school spirit. The CTS council organizes a number of activities during the year and welcomes the participation of all students. The council office is located in Room 215. Drop in at lunchtime if you have a suggestion or a concern.
Most courses at Central Technical School provide textbooks for student use. It is your responsibility to:
- Take care of the textbooks
- Bring them to class when needed
- Return them in the same condition they were issued
- Pay for any lost/misplaced/damaged books
Students are not to bring guests to school. People visiting CTS on official business must report to the Main Office (Room 202).
All students must complete 40 hours of community as part of the requirement for their OSSD. Check the Guidance Office for information about possible placements.
Who to Call for Help
|Got a problem? Want to talk? Need help? Many resources are available. Dial 211 or go to www.211toronto.ca/index.jsp. Have you tried people at school?|
|Guidance counsellors, teachers, social worker|
|Room 205||All inquiries|
|416-963-4300||Asian Community Services|
|416-740-1558||Caribbean Youth and Family Services|
|416-924-2100||Central Toronto Youth Services|
|416-482-0081||Delisle Youth Services|
|416-535-1140||Dufferin Mall Youth Services|
|416-362-1375||South East Asian Services|
|416-533-8545||Centre For Spanish-Speaking People|
|1-800-668-2437||AIDS Hotline (1-800-668-AIDS)|
|416-593-4849||Emergency Housing Covenant House|
|1-800-668-6868||Kid's Help Phone|
|1-800-268-9688||Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Youthline|
|416-597-8808||Rape Crisis Centre|
|Health / Housing / Student Welfare|
|416-813-5804||Hospital for Sick Children (Teen Clinic)|
|416-392-2434||STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)|
|416-927-7171||The House (Drop-in Clinic)|
|416-463-1191||Clifton Youth Service (Boys 15-19 years)|
|416-922-3271||Stop 86 (Young Women 16-25 years)|
|416-469-3457||Woodgreen Red Door|
|416-923-8454||YWCA (Women over 16 years)|
|416-392-8623||General Information (Welfare)|
|416-392-8600||Emergency Services (Welfare)|
|Youth Employment/Career Counselling|
|416-925-4363||Central Neighbourhood House|
|416-535-1140||Dufferin Mall Youth Services|
|416-533-8285||St. Christopher House|
|416-531-4631||St. Stephen's Youth Employment|