About Us

Our Mission

To be an advocate and reliable resource of financial and material aid to Kingston College. To perpetuate fraternal ties among past students of Kingston College, living in the Greater Toronto Area. To provide social, athletic and educational activities for the benefit of members and their families. To provide social, athletic and educational activities for the benefit of members and their families. To liaise and work with other organizations for the good of students in Jamaica and the Greater Toronto Area.

About Us

On December 9, 1973 thirty-three Kingston College Old Boys met at Seneca College in Toronto and established the Kingston College Old Boys Association (Tor).  That association was the result of the seemingly telepathic communications among the old boys who were known to reside in Canada. Indeed, it was a history-making meeting because the KCOBA (Tor) was the second such association to be formed in Canada.  However, it became the first to maintain its activity without any period of dormancy.  In 1998 over 35 associations have followed the KCOBA (Tor) footsteps, and are actively providing valuable assistance to their alma mater in Jamaica.

The idea to form the association is attributed to Messrs Dr Fredrick “Buddy” McIntosh and Winston “Aggery” Johnson, although others have been reputed to be toying with the idea but apparently without any action.   This was in November of 1973. Buddy, a former student of Aggery, out of profound homage had invited Aggery to dinner at his home.  It is well known that when food and the ubiquitous Jamaican bottled “waters” are combined, remarkable things are bound to happen.  On this occasion, the after-dinner reminiscence resulted in the recollection of a number of names of old boys living in the Toronto Area.  By the time the waters were consumed, 12 names were tallied and the idea to form a Toronto chapter was born.

Messrs, Eddie Patterson and Gerald “Gerry” Lindo and others, were later contacted and after some discussions, the number of interested persons grew, thus transforming the idea into a viable plan with 25 old boys from the Toronto area.  The recruitment area was later expanded to adjoining cities, across Canada, and North America.

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We have been serving for 43 years helping raise funds for Kingston College.

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