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Sacred Heart College

Sacred Heart College

Photo by contributor Kal Biro - Posted June, 2004

Sacred Heart College

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Greater Sudbury
In a small garden at the southwest corner of
Notre Dame Avenue and Kathleen Street


Coordinates: N 46 30.093 W 80 59.241

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Plaque Text

The Society of Jesus opened a classical college at this site in 1913. The next year the province granted Sacred Heart College a charter giving it degree-granting powers. At first the college was bilingual, but after 1916 it taught exclusively in French. Sacred Heart College became a centre for the education and formation of young Franco-Ontarian men. In 1957, it changed its name to the University of Sudbury, which became the Catholic component of Laurentian University in 1960. The Jesuits continued to teach secondary school here until 1967. Sacred Heart College played a major role in the development of the Franco-Ontarian community of northeastern Ontario.

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Laurentian University of Sudbury

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