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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
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat
Michael or Mike Wilson may refer to:
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Jeffrey Kofman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist
Jeffrey Kofman (born May 20, 1959) is a former reporter and current university lecturer.
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Loyd Grossman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Presenter
Loyd Daniel Gilman Grossman (born 16 September 1950) is an American-British television presenter, gastronome and musician who has mainly worked in the United Kingdom. He is best known for ...more
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Raymond Massey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Actor
Raymond Hart Massey (August 30, 1896 – July 29, 1983) was a Canadian actor, known for his commanding, stage-trained voice. For his lead role in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Massey was ...more
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Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Brendan James Fraser ( FRAY-zər; born December 3, 1968) is an American-Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Rick O'Connell in The Mummy trilogy (1999, 2001, 2008), as well as for leading ...more

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Melvyn Douglas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Melvyn Douglas Actor
Melvyn Douglas (born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was an American actor. Douglas came to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man, perhaps best typified by ...more

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Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Publisher, Businessperson, Investor
Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KCSG (born August 25, 1944), is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and author. In 2007, he was convicted on four counts of fraud ...more
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Michael Ignatieff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Professor
Michael Grant Ignatieff (; born May 12, 1947) 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 ...more
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George Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Political scientist, Writer, Philosopher
George Parkin Grant (13 November 1918 – 27 September 1988) was a Canadian philosopher and political commentator. He is best known for his Canadian nationalism, political conservatism, and his ...more
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Alan Tonks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Politician
Alan Tonks (born April 2, 1943) is a former Canadian politician. He was the Liberal MP for the federal riding of York South—Weston in Toronto from 2000 to 2011, and was the final Metro Toronto ...more
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Roy McMurtry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
Roland "Roy" McMurtry, (born May 31, 1932) is a lawyer, politician, and former judge in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario ...more
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George A. Drew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Lawyer
George Alexander Drew, (May 7, 1894 – January 4, 1973) was a Canadian conservative politician who founded a Progressive Conservative dynasty in Ontario that lasted 42 years. He served as the ...more
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John Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Economist
John Ferguson Godfrey, (born December 19, 1942) 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
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
David Jon Gilmour ( GHIL-mor; born 6 March 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who was a member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He joined the group as ...more

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George Reginald Geary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Barrister, Lawyer
George Reginald Geary, (August 12, 1872 – April 30, 1954) was a Canadian politician. He was a Conservative member of the House of Commons from 1925 to 1935. He also served as Mayor of Toronto, ...more
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Hal Jackman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Politician
Henry Newton Rowell Jackman, (born June 10, 1932, in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian businessman who served as the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1991 to 1997. He is the son of former ...more
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Robertson Davies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Novelist
William Robertson Davies, (28 August 1913 – 2 December 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best known and most popular authors ...more
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Robert Beaven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Robert Beaven (January 20, 1836 – September 18, 1920), son of James Beaven, was a British Columbia politician and businessman. Beaven moved to British Columbia from Toronto, where he had been ...more
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Robert J. Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
Robert Joseph Flaherty, (; February 16, 1884 – July 23, 1951) was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature-length documentary film, Nanook of the ...more
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Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Politician
Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, (29 September 1928 – 14 February 2016) was an English politician and human rights campaigner. He served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for ...more
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Ernest McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Educator, Scientist, Physician
Ernest Armstrong McCulloch, (27 April 1926 – 20 January 2011) 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
Lawyer
For others similarly named, see the John Aird navigation pageJohn Black Aird (May 5, 1923 – May 6, 1995) was the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada, from 1980 to 1985. Born in Toronto, ...more
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Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Bar... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet (September 1, 1923 – June 12, 2006), known in Canada as Ken Thomson, was a Canadian/British businessman and art collector. At the time of his ...more
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Stephen Leacock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Economist, Writer
Stephen P. H. Butler Leacock, (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known ...more
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Avi Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Upper Canada College Alumni
Journalist, Film Producer, TV Journalist
Avram David "Avi" Lewis (born 1968) is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, former host of the Al Jazeera English show Fault Lines and former host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ...more