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Glassco, William Grant '53

Glassco, William Grant OR'53
Following his graduation from Ridley, Bill Glassco studied at the University of Toronto, Princeton University and Oxford University. From 1959 to 1964, he taught English at the University of Toronto. He lived in New York City from 1967 to 1969, where he studied acting and directing. Glassco returned to Canada in 1969. He founded the Tarragon Theatre with his wife Jane Gordon in 1970 and stayed there until 1982. Later, he became the artistic director of the CentreStage Theatre Company which merged with the Toronto Free Theatre to become CanStage in 1988. In 1982, Glassco was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1989, he returned to the Ridley stage to the produce the gala opening of the Mandeville Theatre. Glassco died in Toronto on September 13, 2004.
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.