North Toronto Basketball Returns to the Court

North Toronto Basketball Returns to the Court

After a two year hiatus, the North Toronto Junior & Senior Boys basketball teams returned to the court before the March Break.

Junior Boys Basketball: On March 1st, the team hosted the University of Toronto schools. Ben Taylor had twenty points and Marco ABou-Chacra-Wei and Marko Stefanovic each scored seventeen. Cameron Cape drew a charge and all team members played excellent defense.

Senior Boys Basketball: On March 3rd, the team beat Northview Heights S.S. 56-35 and Alon Rotem led all scorers with fourteen. The team beat Crescent School 46-43 on March 8th as Ben Taylor scored 11. On March 10th, the team lost to Richview C.I. 62-51 and Alon Rotem scored fifteen. The next game is March 23rd vs Oakwood.

North Toronto CI faces off against Northern S.S. in Quadruple Header

On Friday, Dec 17th at Leaside Memorial Gardens, NT faced off against rival Northern SS in a friendly ice hockey quadruple header.


Players were excited to get in some game action before the Holidays and represent their school before another pause in school sports.


In game #1, the Varsity Girls skated to a 10-1 victory. Following this game, the Senior Boys came out on the wrong side of a 7-3 loss, while the Junior Boys fell to Northern’s Tier 1 Junior squad 5-1, but rebounded with a 5-1 victory of their own over the NSS Tier 2 Juniors.


A fun day was had by both teams and coaches.


If Public Health and the TDSB allow for it, both schools hope to run the Annual Broadway Bowl under a similar structure at North Toronto Arena later in the Spring.


Girls Field Hockey Posts 2-0 Record This Week

The Girls Field Hockey team continued their winning ways with two wins at home this week. On November 3rd, the team shutout the University of Toronto Schools 3-0. The next day, the team finished their back-to-back with a 2-1 win vs. Sir John A. MacDonald.

North Toronto 3-0 U.T.S.

  • Goals by: Sophie Cockett, Inara Ezers, Daisy Kaiser
  • Goalkeepers: Kalah Christopher, Samantha Pollock, Jasmine Muruve

North Toronto 2-1 Sir. John A. MacDonald

  • Goals by: Kalah Christopher and Mackenzie Ball
  • Goalkeepers: Janna Kazerani and Kalah Christopher

A Very Successful “Red & Grey” Inter Squad Game

On Thursday Nov. 4th, 23 players, many new to field hockey this year, enjoyed a 0-0 tie game and continue to improve their skills.

Special thanks to community coach and NT parent, Ms Vilde, for her help and expertise on Thursday. Also a huge NT cheer for Grade 12 student Jack Vanek. Jack is our “umpire in training” as well as providing valuable assistance before and after games with equipment needs.

Anyone who has been around our program knows that Grade 12 player and captain Daisy Kaiser has been a “Rock” for us combining managerial assistance with on field leadership. Veterans and rookies alike thank you, Daisy, for your dedication.

Last but not least, special thanks to Coach Johnston and our retired NT coach, Mr Russell for their great coaching.

Field Hockey 2021 Season Opener

The Girls Field Hockey team returned to the pitch Thursday after school.

The team defeated Sir John A. MacDonald C.I. & Harbord C.I. by scores of 1-0 each. In a third game, Sir John A. MacDonald beat Harbord 3-0. Thank you to Coach Johnston and the athletics department for organizing the games.

Intramurals Return

During October, the TDSB allowed outdoor intramural sports to resume. Outdoor/socially distant extra-curricular activities are permitted. The North Toronto Athletic Association  resumed Ultimate Frisbee on Mondays and Soccer on Wednesdays. Thanks to Ms. Rough & Mr. Tallevi for organizing the activities.

Contact the NTAA to find out how to participate.

More sports will resume if as the restrictions are removed.

Boys Basketball Graduating Class 2020-21

Though the basketball team was not able to play a season in 2020-21, North Toronto C.I. thanks the graduating student-athletes for their contributions to the program. These seven players improved every year from Grade 9 to 12 and always played hard, played smart and played together.


  • Myles Akande
  • Matt Filipiuk
  • Alex Gorab
  • John Guven
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Carson Paton
  • Tyler Yan


2019-20 Senior Girls Basketball Team Award Winners

Ciara Boys was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019-20 N.T.C.I. Senior Girls Basketball Team. Ciara started every game and was the team’s leading scorer. At the defensive end, Ciara guarded every position on the floor. Ciara was named a Tournament All-Star at the Earl Haig/Nan Copp Senior Girls Tournament and helped the team to a third place finish.

Ciara Borg won the Sr Girls Basketball MVP in 2019

Defensive Player of the Year: Kiara played hard every game and never hesitated to put her body on the line. A memorable highlight was a game at Central Toronto Academy where she took three charges in the fourth quarter while playing with four fouls.

Most Improved Player: Jasmine Lem earned the Most Improved Player Award. A Grade 10 Point Guard, she played tenaciously. Jasmine did an exceptional job of applying her footwork so that she could finish in the paint and took pride in disrupting the opponent’s ballhandlers.

Teammate of the Year: Kaura Sankaran was awarded the Teammate of the Year Award. Kaura is an exemplary student-athlete who leads by example and is always happy to be in the gym. The team benefitted from Kaura’s defense and shooting.

Character Award: Cassandra Chicora played four years for the Varsity Girls Basketball team and won the North Toronto Character Award. Cassandra played multiple sports at North Toronto and also excelled in the classroom.

Rookie of the Year: Serena Hobbs made the Varsity team as a Grade 9 student and proved to be an intimidating presence inside. The team relied on her rebounding and shot-blocking ability. Serena showed the ability to score inside and put the ball on the court to create her shot from the wing.

2019-20 Junior Boys Basketball Award Winners

Most Valuable Player: Cameron Ollerhead was named M.V.P. of the 2019-20 Junior Boys Basketball Team. Cameron was the team’s leading scorer and served as Team Captain. Cameron and catch and shoot and create his shot off the dribble, in addition to playing active defense. Cameron was also a member of the Senior Boys Basketball Team that won the Earl Haigh Tournament in January 2020.

Character Award: Alon Rotem earned the North Toronto Character Award. Alon is always in the gym or weight room trying to improve. He studies the sport intently and his game has benefitted from his dedication. Alon also encourages his teammates and organizes off-season training.

2019-20 Senior Boys Basketball Team Award Winners

Marc Goldthorp was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019-20 N.T.C.I. Senior Boys Basketball Team. Marc was an anchor at both ends of the floor, averaging 14.1 points per game and serving as Team Captain. He played Varsity Basketball for four years at North Toronto. Marc’s leadership played a major role in the teams 22-11 record.

Marc Goldthorp won the MVP Award in 2019-20

Defensive Player of the Year: Ethan Hum was an excellent on-ball defender and set a tone for the team’s pressure defense throughout the year. Ethan started twenty-two games as a guard and although he averaged only five points per game made a significant impact with his defense and rebounding.

Most Improved Player: Tyler Yan improved significantly over the off-season. Tyler recovered from a broken nose suffered during the 2018-29 Junior Boys season and worked extensively on his shooting throughout the summer. Tyler started at point guard, averaged 10.4 points per game and played tenacious defense.

Teammate of the Year: Noah Rudin was selected Teammate of the Year. He would always give energy to others and was the first to pick a teammate off the floor. Noah earned the respect of all team members because of his ceaseless work ethic in practice.

Character Award: Elliott Ollerhead won the North Toronto Character Award for his strong work on the court and in the classroom. Elliott won the Grade 12 International Business Award and was a tournament All-Star the the Silverthorn Invitational Tournament. Elliott averaged 9.6 points over thirty-one games and organized many preseason workouts,