Laura Secord Secondary School

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Laura Secord Secondary School, located at 349 Niagara Street in St. Catharines, Ontario.
 


 


 


 

This school was given the Laura Secord namesake upon its opening in 1966. Laura Secord Secondary School is currently known in the region as a prime school for arts and music, and celebrates the legacy of Laura Secord at school-wide and community events with its unofficial mascot, the cow.

This school was given the Laura Secord namesake upon its opening in 1966. Laura Secord Secondary School is currently known in the region as a prime school for arts and music, and celebrates the legacy of Laura Secord at school-wide and community events with its unofficial mascot the cow.

Laura Secord Secondary School was opened in 1966 at 349 Niagara Street, St. Catharines. The building is in the former Grantham Township, which was a transited ground for retreating forces during the War of 1812 between Burlington Heights to the West in Hamilton, Ontario, and Fort George to the East in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

The school is a tribute to the legacy of Laura Secord and the War of 1812: it uses the unofficial mascot of a cow, a reference to Laura's supposed animal companion on the trek to Fitzgibbon's headquarters at DeCew Falls in 1813.

From Toronto:

Take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), following signs for Niagara/East/Hamilton/Fort Erie/St. Catharines. Take the Regional Road 48/Niagara Street exit in St. Catharines. Turn left onto Niagara Street and the destination will be on the left-hand side about 400 metres south of the Carlton Street/Niagara Street intersection.

From Niagara:

Take the QEW towards Toronto. Take the Regional Road 48/Niagara Street/Regional Road 77/Welland Avenue exit in St. Catharines. Follow Dieppe Road, and then merge onto North Service Road. Turn right onto Niagara Street. The destination will be on the left-hand side about 400 metres south of the Carlton Street/Niagara Street intersection.

St. Catharines Historical Society (2013). Homepage. http://stcatharineshistory.wordpress.com

349 Niagara Street
St. Catharines, Ontario

Latitude: 43.183963
Longitude: -79.226882