Top Ten Degrassi Junior High T.O. Hangouts
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Top Ten Degrassi Junior High T.O. Hangouts

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Teen pregnancy, teased-out hair, and Joey Jeremiah’s fedoras: Degrassi Junior High had it all. Long before the likes of Drake and other airbrushed teens reclaimed the famous fictional school for the noughties, the first season of DJH changed not only after-school programming but Canadian television. Critically acclaimed for its frank take on social issues (now somewhat diluted by the dated, outrageous fashion) DJH resonated beyond the 49th parallel, running on PBS and the BBC—anyone who has hosted a visiting DJH fan to the city has had to break the news that there is no “real” Degrassi Junior High. But there’s no shortage of memorable moments that were filmed around the city. Some of the locations have changed over time, but as the kids on Degrassi learned, that’s just part of growing up.