Notable Alumni

Trinity College School has produced some of the most influential artists, entrepreneurs and community leaders of the past 150 years. Throughout the School's history, the value of a TCS education has been proven by the quality of our alumni. At the core of this is the School's commitment to prepare young people for higher education, but a TCS education does so much more. It prepares young people for life, teaching them qualities of character, the importance of work ethic and the value of independent thinking.

Some of our notable alumni include:


  • Canadian Senator Michael Meighen (Class of 1956)
  • Dr. John McCallum (Class of 1968), formerly Canada's Minister of Defense and Ambassador to China
  • Andrew Robinson (Class of 1964), former Canadian Ambassador to the Ukraine
  • Canon H.H. Bedford-Jones (Class of 1886), former principal of Bishop's University
  • D'Alton L. McCarthy (Class of 1886), past president of the Canadian Bar Association
  • W. Seymour Edwards (Class of 1874), former U.S. Senator
  • Lionel H. Clarke (Class of 1875), former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
  • Hon. Roland A. Ritchie (Class of 1926), former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Admiral P.W. Nelles (Class of 1908), former Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Canadian Navy
  • Group Captain Peter O'Brian (Class of 1935), hero of the Battle of Britain, former aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Hon. Terry E. Lister (Class of 1972), former Bermuda Cabinet Member
  • Robert Sabgy (Class of 1974), former High Commissioner for Trinidad & Tobago
  • Dr. Colin Starnes (Class of 1960), author and former president of the University of King's College


  • Novelist Yann Martel (Class of 1981), author of Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi
  • Peter Jennings (Class of 1957), former ABC World News Tonight anchor
  • Playwright and novelist David Macfarlane (Class of 1971), author of The Danger Tree
  • Poet Archibald Lampman (Class of 1879)
  • Peter Raymont (Class of 1968), acclaimed documentary filmmaker
  • Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live and Superstore star Mark McKinney (Class of 1977)
  • Ian Brown (Class of 1972), CBC Radio and TVOntario host, journalist and author
  • Sculptor David Partridge (Class of 1938)
  • Whitney Mockridge (Class of 1880), international opera tenor
  • Michael Evans (Class of 1962), former White House photographer to Ronald Reagan
  • Tony award-winning Broadway producer Robert Whitehead (Class of 1934)
  • Hagood Hardy (Class of 1955), Juno and Gemini award-winning composer
  • George Crum (Class of 1942), music director emeritus, National Ballet of Canada
  • Yan Moore (Class of 1971), creator of Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Peter Millard (Class of 1967), Dora Award-winning stage actor
  • Christie Wills (Class of 1995), model, screenwriter, director and television actress
  • Bradley Schwartz (Class of 1990), president of Pop Media Group
  • Peter O'Brian (Class of 1964), Gemini Award-winning film producer and past chair of TVOntario


  • Jim Vipond (Class of 1935), sports writer and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Dyce W. Saunders (Class of 1879), international cricket star
  • S.S. "Seppi" DuMoulin (Class of 1896), member of Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  • Victor and John Emery (Class of 1951), Olympic gold medalists from 1964 Canadian bobsled team
  • Jesse Lumsden (Class of 2001), CFL football player; Olympic bobsledder
  • Neil Lumsden (Class of 1972), three-time Grey Cup winner and former Hamilton Ti-Cats general manager
  • George Hees (Class of 1927), Grey Cup-winning linebacker, war hero and Cabinet Minister
  • Benoit Chapdelaine (Class of 1997), named top Canadian university football player in 2001
  • Toni Soderholm (Class of 1997), former member of Finnish national men's hockey team
  • Kyle Nichols (Class of 1994), served as the captain of the Canadian National Rugby team

Entrepreneurs & Innovators

  • Reginald Fessenden, (Class of 1881), inventor of the radio
  • Charles Bronfman (Class of 1948), chairman of Koor Industries Ltd.
  • Bob Young (Class of 1972), founder of Red Hat Inc. and Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner
  • Norman Seagram (Class of 1893), businessman and cricket star
  • John Labatt (Class of 1896), head of Labatt Brewing Company
  • St. Clair Balfour (Class of 1927), former chairman of publishing company Southam
  • Ken Alexander (Class of 1978), founder of The Walrus magazine
  • Arthur Jukes Johnson (Class of 1886), Toronto's first chief coroner
  • Hilary Rowland (Class of 1997), founder of online fashion magazine Hilary
  • Conrad Harrington (Class of 1930), prominent banker and member of the Order of Canada