The Neighbourhood as Seen Through the Lens of Degrassi Junior High

The Degrassi television franchise takes it’s name from the leafy residential De Grassi Street in South Riverdale/Riverside. Degrassi Junior High, which aired between 1987 and 1989, is the second series where we are introduced to memorable characters like Spike, Joey and Wheels. It’s also a great look back at the Toronto of the late 1980s. While the school that the series was filmed at is located in Mimico, a lot of Degrassi Junior High was filmed here in the East End.

Degrassi Panthers is a blog dedicated to photographing the Degrassi Junior High filming locations. Below are some of the more recognizable locations. Check out Degrassi Panthers for more great comparison photos!

Walking Down Logan

Season 1 Episode 10 – “Smokescreen” The kids walking down Logan on the way to the now demolished Colgate factory