Toronto Bible Training School | 1894-08
Establishment of Toronto Bible Training School (TBTS) by Elmore Harris at Walmer Road Baptist Church, Toronto
TBTS - Fun Facts | 1894-09
1894: Toronto Bible Training School started with 138 students.
TBTS - Fun Facts | 1895-01
1895: Toronto Bible Training School had eight different denominations among students.
TBTS - Fun Facts | 1901-01
1901: A class in elementary medical science was established for students interested in pursuing foreign missionary service
John McNicol | 1906-09
John McNicol was principal for 40 years
Toronto Bible College | 1912-01
In 1912, the name is changed to Toronto Bible College (TBC).
Annual Graduation | 1920-05
In the 1920s, the annual graduation held at the Varsity Arena at the University of Toronto becomes one of Toronto's largest annual religious events.
TBC Moves | 1929-03
TBC moves from 110 College Street to 16 Spadina Road.
London Bible Institute | 1935-09
In 1935, London Bible Institute (LBI, later called the London College of Bible and Missions - LCBM) is founded in London, Ontario. Dr. Wilmot Mahood is founding president.
LBI/LCBM - Fun Facts | 1936-01
1936: LBI/LCBM started with 52 students.
LBI/LCBM - Fun Facts | 1939-04
1939: The first edition of the LBI Chimes (student periodical) was published.
LBI/LCBM - Fun Facts | 1954-01
1954: The LBI Chorale toured on a bus for 13 days.
TBC Celebrates 70th Anniversary | 1964-09
LBI/LCBM - Fun Facts | 1967-01
1967: LBI Chorale records its first album. Over 1,600 records were sold.
OBC - Fun Facts | 1968-01
1968: Ontario Bible College started with 341 students.
1968: There was a 'dial-a-thought' ministry where people called in to receive an inspirational message.
Ontario Bible College | 1968-06
In 1968, TBC and LCBM merge to form Ontario Bible College (OBC) on Spadina Road, Toronto.
OBC - Fun Facts | 1970-01
1970: The first Ontario Leadership Prayer Breakfast was held on April 16. One thousand members of legislative, legal, educational, business and religious communities attended.
OTS - Fun Facts | 1976-01
1976: Ontario Theological Seminary started with 42 students.
OBC Relocates | 1976-06
In 1976, OBC relocates to 25 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto with the purchase of Regis College. Ontario Theological Seminary (OTS), a graduate school is also established.
OTS - Fun Facts | 1978-01
As of 1978: 40% of graduates had pursued careers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
OBC - Fun Facts | 1980-01
1980: OBC Music Ministry groups travelled to many churches to minister in music and testimony.
OTS - Fun Facts | 1980-01
1980: 57 enrolled in MDiv, 37 in MTS, 11 in Certificate courses and 11 in Unclassified courses.
Pastoral and Chinese Ministry (PCM) | 1988-03
In 1988, Pastoral and Chinese Ministry (PCM) is established.
Financial Challenges | 1995-06
In 1995, the school endures financial challenges and emerges with a clearer and stronger vision.
Tyndale College | 1998-04
The name Tyndale College was adopted to honour William Tyndale.
OTS - Fun Facts | 1998-07
1998: Tyndale changed its web address from obcots.on.ca to tyndale-canada.edu
TIM Centre | 1998-09
Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre is established.
Hudson Taylor Centre | 2001-09
The Hudson Taylor Centre is established.
Psychology | 2001-09
The Psychology program is established.
Chair of Leadership | 2002-05
The Chair of Leadership is established. Dr. Jeffrey P. Greenman is appointed as the first Chair.
Business Administration | 2002-09
The Business Administration program is established.
Tyndale University College & Seminary | 2003-01
In 2003, Tyndale receives university status from the Ontario government; the school's name is changed to Tyndale University College & Seminary.
Tyndale - Fun Facts | 2003-04
2003: Tyndale University College had 400 students.
2003: The J. William Horsey Library launched its first automated library system, OnTRAC.
Human Services | 2003-09
The Human Services program is established.
Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Tyndale Seminary (CCSTTS) | 2005-09
In 2005, the Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Tyndale Seminary (CCSTTS) is launched to offer the Master of Divinity degree program in the Mandarin language.
Tyndale - Fun Facts | 2005-10
2005: The Paul & Eleanor Henderson Bursary was established to annually award $10,000 to assist one Tyndale student.
Morrow Park | 2006-05
Tyndale and the Sisters of St. Joseph sign an agreement to purchase Morrow Parkon Bayview Avenue, Toronto.
Bachelor of Education | 2007-01
Tyndale is approved by the government of Ontario and the Ontario College of Teachers to offer a Bachelor of Education.
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) | 2007-03
Tyndale Seminary is approved by the Association of Theological Schools to offer a Doctor of Ministry.
Business Administration - International Development | 2007-09
The Business Administration International Development program is established.
Open Learning Begins | 2007-10
In 2007, the online program, Open Learning, began in October.
First BEd Cohort | 2008-07
In 2008, the first cohort of the Bachelor of Education program began in July.
First DMin Cohort | 2009-05
In 2009, the first cohort of the Doctor of Ministry program began in May.
Van Norman Chair of Business | 2011-05
In 2011, Tyndale announces the establishment of the Van Norman Chair of Business, made possible through an endowment by Ian and Alice Van Norman.
Tyndale Rebrands | 2011-08
Tyndale refreshes is its brand to reflect what the community describes it as: bold, challenge, inspire and community.
Association of Canadian Chinese Theological Education | 2012-01
Tyndale and the Association of Canadian Chinese Theological Education (ACCTE) sign a long-term agreement to provide theological education in the Chinese language.
Tyndale and NAIITS Sign Agreement | 2012-11
In 2012, Tyndale and the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) sign an agreement to offer a Master of Theological Studies for Indigenous Studies.
Tyndale Occupies the Bayview Campus | 2013-03
In 2013, Tyndale receives full occupancy of the Bayview campus Mother House from the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Happy Birthday Tyndale | 2014-08
In 2014, Tyndale celebrates its 120th Anniversary.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | 2015-09
In September of 2015, Tyndale held its official Campus Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
MTS – Salvation Army Studies | 2016-04
Tyndale Seminary and Booth University College signed a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding to offer a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) – Salvation Army Studies.
MTS – Pentecostal Studies | 2016-05
As part of the celebration of a 20-year partnership between Tyndale Seminary and Master’s Seminary, the two schools signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to launch the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) – Pentecostal Studies program.
Clinical Track Officially Recognized | 2017–01
The Seminary’s Master of Divinity (MDiv) Counselling – Clinical Track is officially recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
New Agreement Signed | 2018–01
Tyndale Seminary and the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary sign a new agreement to offer a graduate program in Evangelical Anabaptist Studies.
BA in Music | 2018–03
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music is established.
New Seminary Program | 2018–03
The Pastoral Ministry: New Generation Multicultural Church degree is established.
BA in International Development | 2018–05
The Bachelor of Arts in International Development degree is established.
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