1850 The Common School Act

  • Roman Catholic School, Richmond St. E., s. side. w. of Jarvis St.

    Separate School Boards

    The School Act of 1850 also allowed for the establishment of separate school boards. These boards were formed mainly to accommodate Roman Catholic or Protestant minorities, however, some separate school boards existed for black children also. These were located throughout the province but primarily in southwestern Ontario.

    Owen Staples

    Pen and ink on paper


    Line drawing in black of a 2-storey frame building, 10 windows visible, pitched roof, door at front.