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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Upper Canada College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Upper Canada College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Upper Canada College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Upper Canada College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Upper Canada College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Upper Canada College.

Alumni include Brendan Fraser, Melvyn Douglas and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Upper Canada College?” and “Which celebrities are Upper Canada College alumni?”

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Michael Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Michael Wilson Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat Michael Holcombe Wilson, PC CC is a Canadian diplomat, politician and business leader. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Wilson attended Upper Canada College, Trinity College at the University of ...more

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Jeffrey Kofman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Jeffrey Kofman Journalist, TV Journalist Jeffrey Kofman is a London-based correspondent for ABC News. He reports from around the globe on stories in the U.K. and Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa for ABC News broadcasts ...more

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Loyd Grossman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Loyd Grossman Journalist, Actor, Presenter Loyd Daniel Gilman Grossman, OBE, FSA is an American-British television presenter, gastronome and musician who has mainly worked in the United Kingdom. He is currently a judge on ITV Food series ...more

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Raymond Massey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Raymond Massey Actor Raymond Hart Massey was a Canadian/American actor.

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Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Brendan Fraser Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Brendan James Fraser is an American-Canadian actor. He portrayed Rick O'Connell in the three-part Mummy film series and is known for his comedic and fantasy film leading roles in major Hollywood ...more

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Melvyn Douglas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Melvyn Douglas Actor Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor. Douglas came to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man, perhaps best typified by his performance in the ...more

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Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Conrad Black Publisher, Businessperson, Investor Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and writer. He is a non-affiliated life peer, and a convicted felon in the United ...more

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Michael Ignatieff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Michael Ignatieff Politician, Journalist, Professor Michael Grant Ignatieff, PC is a Canadian author, academic and former politician. He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 until 2011. ...more

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George Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
George Grant Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher George Parkin Grant, OC, FRSC was a Canadian philosopher, professor, and political commentator. He is best known for his Canadian nationalism, political conservatism, and his views on ...more

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Alan Tonks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Alan Tonks Politician Alan Tonks is a Canadian politician. He was the Liberal MP for the federal electoral district of York South—Weston in Toronto from 2000 to 2011, and was the final Metro Toronto Chairman before ...more

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Roy McMurtry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Roy McMurtry Judge, Jurist, Lawyer Roland "Roy" McMurtry, OC OOnt is a retired judge and former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to ...more

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George A. Drew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
George A. Drew Politician, Soldier, Lawyer George Alexander Drew, PC CC QC was a Canadian conservative politician who founded a Progressive Conservative dynasty in Ontario that lasted 42 years. He served as the 14th Premier of Ontario ...more

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John Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
John Godfrey Economist John Ferguson Godfrey, PC is a Canadian educator, journalist and former Member of Parliament.

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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
David Gilmour Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist David Jon Gilmour, CBE, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band ...more

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George Reginald Geary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
George Reginald Geary Barrister, Lawyer George Reginald Geary, PC, OBE, MC, KC was Mayor of Toronto, Ontario from 1910 to 1912. During his term in office he announced plans for a new Harbor board. Geary said, "We have a ...more

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Hal Jackman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Hal Jackman Politician Henry Newton Rowell "Hal" Jackman, OC OOnt CD served as the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1991 to 1997. He is the son of former Member of Parliament Harry Jackman and ...more

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Robertson Davies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Robertson Davies Journalist, Professor, Novelist William Robertson Davies, CC, OOnt, FRSC, FRSL was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best known and most popular authors, and one of its ...more

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Robert Beaven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Robert Beaven Robert Beaven, son of James Beaven, was a British Columbia politician and businessman. Beaven moved to British Columbia from Toronto, where he had been educated at Upper Canada College, because ...more

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Robert J. Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Robert J. Flaherty Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Robert Joseph Flaherty, FRGS was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature length documentary film, Nanook of the North. The film made his ...more

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Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebur... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury Politician Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, PC is an English politician. He served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Orpington from 1962 to 1970, and serves in the House of Lords, having ...more

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Ernest McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Ernest McCulloch Educator, Scientist, Physician Ernest Armstrong McCulloch, OC, O.Ont, FRSC was a University of Toronto cellular biologist, best known for demonstrating – with James Till – the existence of stem cells.

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John Black Aird is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
John Black Aird Lawyer John Black Aird, CC OOnt QC was the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada, from 1980 to 1985. Born in Toronto, Ontario, the grandson of Canadian financier Sir John Aird, John Black Aird ...more

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Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Tho... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, in Canada known as Ken Thomson, was a Canadian businessman and art collector who, at the time of his death, was the richest person in Canada, and the ...more

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Stephen Leacock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Stephen Leacock Economist, Writer Stephen P. H Butler Leacock, FRSC was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist. Between the years 1910 and 1925, he was the most widely read English-speaking author in the ...more

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Avi Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Avi Lewis Journalist, Film Producer, TV Journalist Avram David "Avi" Lewis is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, former host of the Al Jazeera English show Fault Lines, and former host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ...more

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Terry Grier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Terry Grier Political scientist Terence Wyly Grier is a former Canadian politician, lecturer and university administrator. Grier graduated from the University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto in 1958. He served ...more

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George William Allan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
George William Allan Lawyer George William Allan, PC was a Canadian politician. His mother Leah Tyrer, daughter of Dr. John Gamble, married Hon. William Allan, of York, U.C. Allan's father, William, was a pioneer who ...more

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Sam Hughes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Sam Hughes Teacher Sir Samuel Hughes, KCB, PC was the Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence during World War I. He was notable for being the last Liberal-Conservative cabinet minister, until he was dismissed ...more

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Conn Smythe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Conn Smythe Ice Hockey Player Constantine Falkland Cary Smythe, MC was a Canadian businessman, soldier and sportsman in ice hockey and horse racing. He is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the ...more

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Jackson Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni

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Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Bill Graham Politician, Lawyer William Carvel "Bill" Graham PC QC CM is a former Canadian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence, Leader of the Opposition and interim ...more

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John Marshall Harlan II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
John Marshall Harlan II Jurist, Lawyer John Marshall Harlan was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971. His namesake was his grandfather John Marshall Harlan, another associate ...more

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Edward Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Edward Blake Politician, Lawyer Dominick Edward Blake, PC, QC, known as Edward Blake, was the second Premier of Ontario, Canada, from 1871 to 1872 and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1880 to 1887. He is one of only ...more

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Edward Samuel Rogers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Edward Samuel Rogers Entrepreneur, Lawyer Edward Samuel "Ted" Rogers Jr., OC was the President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., and the fifth-richest person in Canada in terms of net worth.

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Joseph Tyrrell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Joseph Tyrrell Geologist Joseph Burr Tyrrell was a Canadian geologist, cartographer, and mining consultant. He discovered dinosaur bones in Alberta's Badlands and coal around Drumheller in 1884. Canada's Royal Tyrrell ...more

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Nicholas Campbell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Nicholas Campbell Television director, Screenwriter, Actor Nicholas Campbell, sometimes credited as Nick Campbell, is a Canadian actor and filmmaker, who won three Gemini Awards for acting. The movies Naked Lunch, Prozac Nation and the TV series Da ...more

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Stephen Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Stephen Clarkson Professor, Political scientist Stephen Clarkson, CM FRSC is one of Canada’s preeminent political scientists and a professor of political economy at the University of Toronto.

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Robert Prichard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Robert Prichard Economist, Lawyer John Robert Stobo Prichard, OC, O.Ont is a Canadian lawyer, economist, and academic. He is the past President and Chief Executive Officer and former Director of Torstar Corporation.

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John Douglas Armour is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
John Douglas Armour Judge, Lawyer John Douglas Armour was a Canadian Puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. Born in the township of Otonabee, Upper Canada, the son of Samuel Armour, he was educated at Upper Canada College, ...more

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Leonard Dick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Leonard Dick Television producer, Screenwriter Leonard Dick is a television writer and producer

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Thomas Keefer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Thomas Keefer Civil engineer, Engineer Thomas Coltrin Keefer was a Canadian civil engineer. Born into a United Empire Loyalist family in Thorold Township, Upper Canada, the son of George Keefer and Jane Emory, née McBride, his ...more

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David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thoms... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
David Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet Businessperson David Kenneth Roy Thomson, 3rd Baron Thomson of Fleet is a Canadian media magnate. He is the son of the late Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet and his siblings are Taylor Thomson and ...more

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Borys Wrzesnewskyj is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Borys Wrzesnewskyj Borys Wrzesnewskyj is a Canadian politician who represented the riding of Etobicoke Centre in the Canadian House of Commons in the 38th, 39th and 40th Parliaments. He is a member of the Liberal

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John Ross Robertson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
John Ross Robertson Journalist John Ross Robertson was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropist in Toronto, Ontario. Born in Toronto, the son of John Robertson and Margaret Sinclair, Robertson was ...more

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Eugène-Étienne Taché is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Eugène-Étienne Taché Architect Eugène-Étienne Taché was a French Canadian surveyor, civil engineer, illustrator and architect. He devised Quebec's provincial coat-of-arms and motto Je me souviens. As the ...more

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Galen Weston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Galen Weston Businessperson Willard Gordon Galen Weston, OC, OOnt is an English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist as well as Executive Chairman of George Weston Limited, a leading food processing and distribution ...more

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George Connell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
George Connell Chemist George Edward Connell, OC FRSC was a Canadian academic. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Connell studied at Upper Canada College in Toronto and graduated in 1947. He then attended the University ...more

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Mavor Moore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Mavor Moore Screenwriter, Actor, Writer James Mavor Moore, CC OBC was a Canadian writer, producer, actor, public servant, critic, and educator.

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Michael Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Michael Cassidy Politician Michael Morris Cassidy is a Canadian politician. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 to 1984, and in the Canadian House of Commons from 1984 to 1988. Cassidy was the ...more

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Addington Bruce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Addington Bruce Journalist, Science writer, Writer Henry Addington Bayley Bruce was an American journalist and author, born in Toronto, Canada, and educated at Upper Canada College and Trinity College, Toronto. He was for a time on the Toronto ...more