German International School Toronto

German International School Toronto

September 06, 2011 12:25 ET

President of the Bundesrat at Tree Planting for New, Net-Zero Energy German International School Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2011) - Dr. Christian F. von Twickel, Board President, and Arnd Rupp, Principal, cordially invite you to the tree-planting ceremony and reception for the expanding German International School Toronto with special guests:

  • The President of the Bundesrat of the Federal Republic of Germany and Minister-President of the State of North-Rhine-Westphalia, Mrs. Hannelore Kraft, and
  • Senior members of the Canadian - German business community.
Wednesday, September 7th 2011 at 10.00 a.m.
50 Erie Street, Toronto, ON, M6L 2P6
(rain or shine)

Photo opportunity: Bundesrat-President Kraft will plant commemorative German oak tree at the new school site.

To accommodate its growth and pursuit of academic excellence with an international learning perspective, the German International School Toronto (GIST) has acquired a decommissioned church to serve as its new home in time for the 2012 academic year.

It will be enlarged and incorporate state-of-the-art, energy-efficient materials and renewable- energy technologies with the potential to generate at least as much energy as it consumes, making it a "net zero" energy consumer with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

In addition to its new energy-efficient building, the school will occupy a unique position in the Toronto independent school landscape by providing instruction in German, English and French, and a curriculum that is fully integrated with the German and Ontario school systems. It will also be an important focal point for the Canadian - German community in and around Toronto.

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