I had been eyeing St. Andrew’s College (SAC) for a long time to visit. I was just curious to see this hidden facility that I had driven by so many times on Yonge Street in Aurora. The opportunity came during Doors Open Aurora last Saturday (August 15th, 2015). Stepping into the building it reminded me of my years at University of Toronto. St. Andrew’s College is prestigious. The architecture is beautiful and well maintained. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo da VinciI know that this is an academic institution, but I would also call it a self-sustainable museum that lives and breaths; an academic institution that is full of history and unique academic culture. The walls filled with photographs and corresponding names, sometimes only names from the past; new frames waiting to be filled. All that attended are remembered. Those who worked there are remembered. Collages of student body shine on the walls. Achievements captured in pictures and trophies on display as well. Institution images preserved in paintings and sketches by students. Contributors are named.
I don’t know how much to write about the place. The pictures of the St. Andrew’s College speak for themselves. It is summer now. The school life could only be imagined.
“She used to be my teacher,” he told her as they both stopped by the wall where the painting and photograph of a beautiful young woman was hanging.
Anna Lozyk Romeo, Editor’s Notes
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