Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Collegiate Institute / Transcona Junior High / Arthur Day Junior High / Central North Upgrading Centre / Park Circle Secondary School / Calvin Christian Collegiate (706 Day Street, Winnipeg)
Located in Transcona, this school was built in 1956 at a cost of $330,000 following the approval of local voters with a margin of 1,725 to 855. The 18-room collegiate included an auditorium which could be converted into a further four classrooms. The site was home to the Transcona Collegiate Institute prior to its relocating to new premises off Winona Street, after which it became the Transcona Junior High School. The site was soon named after Arthur Day, though before long the Arthur Day Junior High School too relocated to new home on Whitehall Boulevard in 1969, carrying with it the name. The building then became home to the Central North Upgrading Centre (1970-1977) renamed in May 1977 as the Park Circle Secondary School (PCSS). Named by the school’s students for the nearby Park Circle, PCSS closed in 2000. Since 2002, the building has been the home of Calvin Christian Collegiate.
Photos & Coordinates
“Transcona,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 October 1955, page 4.
“Transcona School District No. 39,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1956, page 45.
“School board shows increased revenue,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1977, page 50.
“Transcona-Springfield S.D. No. 12,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1978, page 65.
“City calendar,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1982, page 2.
From Slate to Computer in the Transcona-Springfield Area 1873-1983 by Nan Shipley, 1983, page 350.
“New Principals appointed,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly Rural Edition, 12 May 1992, page 11.
“Council blocks school's expansion plan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 2001, page A4.
“Calvin Christian Collegiate,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 2004, page 38.
“Calvin Christian Collegiate,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 2012, page H8.
“Teachers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 2013, page B10.
School division half-yearly attendance reports, Schedule: E 0757, Accession: GR 1196, Archives of Manitoba.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 22 January 2023