Overland Learning Centre is near Lawrence and Don Mills and was originally an elementary level public school, which coincidentally our Director Sue Demeter-St Clair attended during Kindergarten. It was converted in 1989 for adult education and English As A Second Language courses only. Originally the building housed Kindergarten through Grade Six There was also a daycare on the premises.
Activity seems to be that of a very young child. Near the front office is a blackboard with chalk. Chalky hand-prints have been found on the hallway floor and pamphlets have been left in disarray. Activity typically happens over a weekend or when the building is not in use for a long period of time. Staff members return to find the hallway a mess with flyers the witness describes it as 'flyers covering the entire floor'.
No children are in the building these days. Occasionally a child will accompany an adult to an ESL class but the class is held in a different wing of the building and the child would never be unsupervised.
On one occasion, staff was on strike and entered the building to use the washrooms. Chalk marks were found in the front hall when they entered the building.
Legend suggests that a child died in that location when it was still an elementary school. Confirmation of this has not been obtained.
Witnesses report there are no malevolent acts or feeling associated with these events and staff are comfortable working on the premises at all times. No apparitional activity has been reported.
The witness began working at Overland in 1991. He recalls that the site supervisor has documentation of hand-prints on papers; in fact has the original paper, although we have been unable to confirm that.
Our thanks to the witnesses for this report.