Degrassi High (1989)
Degrassi High is the third television show in the Degrassi series of teen dramas about the lives of a group of teenagers living on or near De Grassi Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It first aired from 1989 to 1991 and followed the young people from The Kids of Degrassi Street and Degrassi Junior High through high school. The show was filmed in downtown Toronto and at Centennial College.
Much like its predecessor, Degrassi High dealt with controversial issues ranging from AIDS, abortion, abuse, alcoholism, cheating, sex, death and suicide, dating, depression, bullying, gay rights, homophobia, racism, the environment, drugs, and eating disorders.
The show’s impact on Canadian identity is discussed in the September 2007 issue of u’re Magazine.
Cast: Adam David, Amanda Stepto, Anais Granofsky, Angela Deiseach, Cathy Keenan, Chrissa Erodotou, Dan Woods, Darrin Brown, David Armin-Parcells, Dayo Ade, Duncan Waugh, Florence Darnell, Irene Courakos, Jacy Hunter, John Ioannou, John Weir, Kirsten Bourne, Kyra Levy, L. Dean Ifill, Maureen Deiseach, Maureen McKay, Michael Carry, Neil Hope, Pat Mastroianni, Rebecca Haines, Sara Holmes, Siluck Saysanasy, Stacie Mistysyn, Stefan Brogren