Former rural schools in Cannington, Blackstock declared ‘surplus’ and up for sale


Published May 27, 2022 at 9:04 am

When this pic was taken of Cartwright Secondary School in 1988 it was Ontario's smallest high school. Picture courtesy of Toronto Public Library Archives

Two former rural Durham schools declared surplus by the Durham District School Board are up for sale.

The former Cartwright High School site on Old Scugog Road in Blackstock and HW Knight Public School site on 12th Line in Cannington, will go on the open market after a 180-day period in which the board must first offer the properties (at fair market value) to:

  • French Public, English Catholic and French Catholic school boards;
  • Education Community Partnership Program Section 23 Agencies;
  • Consolidated Municipal Service Managers;
  • Local English and French language colleges and universities;
  • Children’s Mental Health Lead Agency;
  • Local Health Integration Networks;
  • Board of Health, Province of Ontario, the Townships of Scugog and Brock;
  • The Region of Durham;
  • and Indigenous organizations.

The 180-day period began on May 3 and the listed organizations received letters in accordance with the process to sell the properties.

If there is no interest from the identified organizations, the properties will be offered for sale in the open market at fair market value.

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