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posted on March 20, 2011
By: DAVE McGINN
Published: Mar. 18, 2011
Source: The Globe and Mail
On any given day, stand at the corner of Overlea Boulevard and Don Mills Road at 3 p.m. and watch the flood.
Twelve hundred kids will come streaming out of Valley Park Middle School, which sits on the intersection’s northwest corner, just south of the Ontario Science Centre. Across the street, another 2,000 kids emerge from Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute and another 2,000 from Thorncliffe Park Public School. About 700 walk out of Gateway Public School, and between 600 and 700 pass through the doors of Grenoble Public School.
“You’ve got a good-sized town of kids leaving school at 3 o’clock, just kids, not their parents,” says Jason Hayter, vice principal at Valley Park Middle School. He asks, “Where do they all go?,” although he already knows the answer.