Toronto teacher Timothy Dingwall is accused of sexual exploitation of a 17-year-old girl


The 40-year-old teacher at Harbord Collegiate Institute was reportedly told to leave the school last week.

Timothy Dingwall has been charged with sexual exploitation of  a 17-year-old girl. 

 It is alleged that social studies high school teacher was involved in a sexual relationship with the teen.

It’s has not been confirmed if the young teen is from the same school or not.

He’s slated to make a court appearance in court June 8.

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29 Comments

  1. Leave him alone! If he dcomment_ID it then don’t worry he’ll be punished. By the way… the girl involved isnt stupcomment_ID or anything so if he gets punished for what happened i say she does too. After all it takes 2 to tango right? She might not have been 18, but lets be realistic here whats a couple of months difference… she knew what she was doing!!

  2. he is my homeroom teacher..
    he wasnt charged for having sex with her i dont think he dcomment_ID. Just something innapropriate for someone in his position

  3. I had him for history, he was a very good teacher. Leave him alone, he’s a good person! He doesn’t deserve all this attention. He has a family.

  4. He is a great teacher, and i wouldnt beleive or spread rumours seing as the media is involved. Dingwall has got rcomment_ID of his Jezabel now, and whatever happens happens. No one knows now, so rumours dont help her, his family or him.

  5. He is a great teacher, the media dont have the right to expose this to the whole public. The general public doesnt know him, why are they saying the story all over the news and internet like they all know him? Please get you’re fact straight before you go for the media. And those grade 9s in harbord that doesnt even know Mr. Dingwall and the story, you had no right to talk about him like you know him. All of you need to leave him alone.

  6. I think it’s disgusting that the media has gotten involved with this case. He has two young children, and they really shouldn’t have to be put through something like this, whether or not he’s guilty of anything.

    Our school has been encouraged not to speak to the media, and for good reason. A lot of media sources will take hearsay and portray it as the truth.

  7. Mr. Dingwall is a great teacher and person. I personally don’t believe the allegations are true. The media has blown this thing way out of porportion and should leave Mr. Dingwall alone along with his family and the school.

  8. He has 2 kcomment_IDs for god’s sake leave him alone! The media shouldn’t be exposing him like this and think of all the sh..t the girl’s getting. At this point whether or not he’s innocent or guilty, his career is screwed.

  9. when i went to harbord, there was a rumour circulating the entire school saying that he was caught (censored) in his office

    im not surprised lol

  10. its rcomment_IDiculous that the media was at harbord, all they wanted to hear was gossip and rumours. if they dcomment_IDn’t they wouldn’t have asked students what they knew, what are the students going to know bescomment_IDes rumours? mr dingwall was a great teacher and does not deserve this

  11. It seems to me that people who have commented are more concerned about this man’s family than he was. Otherwise he wouldn’t have gotten himself into this mess in the first place.

  12. All of you are being rcomment_IDiculous. The media shouldn’t be involved? I dcomment_IDn’t see you crying last time there was a sexual scandal. It’s the media’s JOB to be involved. Do you honestly expect them to ignore it? If we had to ignore news items for reasons like that, there would be NO NEWS. There is always someone personally involved with an event. We can’t tiptoe around things that we hypocritically deccomment_IDe should be ignored.

    P.S. Sexual exploitation is SEX that involves someone with authority over another person younger than 18.

  13. Mr. Dingwall was an amazing teacher and a great person, regardless if the rumours are true or not. Personally I don’t believe it until it is confirmed, I blame the media for exaggerating it so much. For all you haters out there go **** yourself. Imagine how much pain the victims and their family must be having right now. Mr. Dingwall most likely is having a hard time getting over this bullsh*t. I hope he comes back to teach at Harbord although the chances are close to zero… We should start a “free Dingwall campaign” at school getting signatures. With all the help from Harbordites, former Harbordites, parents, and from anyone else who is willing to fight for this cause. We should help free Mr. Dingwall. Perhaps rallying outscomment_IDe of the court on June 8… I would like skip class for that. – Just a suggestion. I wish him all the best for the future and hope he would be proven innocent

  14. Mr Dingwall (Dinger) taught me 10/11 years ago

    he was the nicest guy ever and clearly had a big heart. Even to this day, when I see him in the neighbourhood, he remembers me and is extremely friendly and kind.

    I am confcomment_IDent this will all be shown to be false

  15. Dinger was the nicest teacher I’ve had and I seriously doubt these allegations are true.

    To this day he addressed me by my first name when I see him in the community and he taught me 11 years ago!

    stand up guy

  16. There are lots of “nice” guys who do the wrong thing.

    That doesn’t mean anything. Guys have a hard time saying no to sex – too bad she wasn’t a little older, then it would just mean divorce, not an end to his career.

  17. FIRST OF ALL LOOK UP SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND THEN COME comment_content.. 2ND REGARDLESS IF HES CONVINCTED OR NOT HIS CAREER IS PRACTICLY OVER.. IF HE REALLY CARED ABOUT HIS CAREER OR HIS FAMILY SO MUCH HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE CAREFULL AND TAKEN HIS JOB A LITTLE MORE SERIOUSLY,. CLEARLY THIS GIRL ISNT STUPID SHE NOES THAT IF SHE IS LYING SHE WILL GET CAUGHT. IM NOT TAKING ANYONES SIDE IM SAYING THAT THEY WERE BOTH WRONG IN WHAT IS GOING ON CUZ IT DOES TAKE 2 TO TANGO AND FROM WHAT HAS BEEN SAID IT WASNT A ONE TIME THING IT WAS AN ON GOING THING. REGARDLESS THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT.. AND THEN MAYBE ALL OF YOU SHOULD comment_content ABOUT HOW GOOOD OF A PERSON HE IS THENNN CUZ HE MAY BE A GOOD TEACHER BUT THATS JUST HIM BEING GOOD AT HIS JOB THERE 2 VERY DIFFEENT THINGS . TAKE A MINUTE AND THINK THAT THAT GIRL COULD BE YOUR SISTER DAUGHTER COUSIN..

  18. if the allegations are true, im not going to sympathize with him. This isjust wrong…he is a married man with 2 kcomment_IDs, having an affair with a 17 year old student is just morally wrong

  19. Can I also point out that signing a petition or making a Facebook group will not change the outcome of a POLICE INVESTIGATION or change what happens in COURT. If the police wanted to base their case on your opinion, they would ask you.

  20. Firstly, I think that this has been blown way out of proportion by the media. It may be your job to get the news to report, but not by means of hounding students at this school to death. Don’t you find that you’re crossing the boundaries sometimes when you’re on site? Have you no decency? To those grade 9s that spoke out on this issue, stfu. You weren’t taught by him, so you really can’t judge him or the situation itself. I was taught by Mr. Dingwall last year and had a great time learning the material. He dcomment_IDn’t explain it in a dry manner, but made learning fun. It’s a shame really, that this situation damaged his career and his reputation. Let’s not forget that he’s innocent until proven guilty. If you don’t know him on a student-teacher basis, then you won’t understand why he has so many student supporters. He truly was a good teacher, and made my history class interesting, rather than dry explanation.

  21. Dingbat taught me english (about 10 years ago! wow) and he was my hockey coach.

    he was rude, disrespectful and arrogant. he favoured blondes.

    we always thought he was sexually involved with a particular student but it was sort of a joke we sacomment_ID … looking back now, i don’t doubt it for a minute.

    either way this case goes, his professional teaching career is over.

  22. sexual exploitation refers to a number of things:
    1-it can range from touching to having sex (the media has mentioned every single one as undisputed fact)
    2- involves a minor and someone in a position of trust (teacher, priest, etc)
    3- the minor would not be guilty of anything, it would not be that persons fault.
    They could have been manipulated or lead on in some other way. Im not saying that’s the 100% truth in this case but that’s what the law is there for. Many young (and older) people have been in relationships where they thought it was balanced but they were in fact, being manipulated by their parteners. It has become a major issue in the past couple decades, and especially now. Do I really need to give example? (im not talking about Dings btw)

    If he dcomment_ID in fact touch or have sex with a student. It shows he made a rediculously stupcomment_ID judgement call. students who would have had him as a teacher will have a hole in their education.

  23. THIS ENTIRE CASE IS BASED ON HEARSAY. THERE IS NO SOLID PROOF THAT THIS HAPPENED. A RUMOUR TOLD BETWEEN SOME IMMATURE STUDENTS WAS OVERHEARD BY ANOTHER TEACHER, AND THE OFFICE WAS CALLED. THIS ENTIRE THING IS POINTLESS. STOP TALKING SH!T, HE’S A GREAT PERSON, VERY PROPER AND PROFESSIONAL. HE IS A GREAT TEACHER AND A HUGE ASSET TO HARBORD COLLEGIATE.

  24. He’s a great teacher.

    Stupcomment_ID student nowadays….
    Stupcomment_ID Media nowadays..

    All want attention.
    Fine print: Will ruin peoples lives to obtain it.

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