Resources

Arts Express
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.etobicokecreativearts.com/

[email protected]
416-239-3093 
5 to 13
In-school drama, dance, art and computer classes for kids in grades JK to Gr. 8. Held at school during lunch or after school. Programs run throughout the school year. Musical Theatre 12 week studio program at Glenview Presbyterian Church. Christmas break, March break and Summer camps offered at several locations across GTA. Workshops available to teachers and principals. 

Humber Arboretum Nature Camps and Centre for Urban Ecology
205 Humber College Blvd.  Toronto  ON  M9W5L7
Etobicoke, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.humberarboretum.on.ca

[email protected]
416-675-5009 
5 to 13
Summer and winter day camps for ages 5 to 13. Swimming, canoeing, exploring nature, parties, nature programs for schools and other groups, teachers, other adults, ecology centre.

AFROCULTURE
Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St.  Guelph  ON  -
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http://www.afroculture.com/

[email protected]
519-766-9240 
all ages
Black history and school programs, school and community workshops in dance and drumming. African Hand Drumming classes for kids and adults.School workshops like story telling projects, performances, book reading, drumming, dance and Afrifest. Corporate workshops. Adwoa Badoe is author, story teller, educator and African dance instructor and a favorite for schools during Black History Month.

Allegro Music
2043 Avenue Rd.  Toronto  ON  M5M4A7
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.allegromusic.ca/

[email protected]
416-483-7203 
5 and up
Music school and retail store. Lessons, rentals, repairs to many instruments, amplifiers and speakers; instruments and gear; books and DVDs and events. Over 40 years teaching music for guitar and bass, piano and keyboard, drums, violin and fiddle, woodwinds, voice, accordion, theory and harmony, composition and digital recording. Events like Spring Recital – free admission. 

Arts for Children and Youth
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 230  Toronto  ON  M5V3A8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.artsforchildren.org/camp/

[email protected]
416-929-9314  
3 to 24
Programs in schools in daytime and after school, in communities after school and summer. Offering outreach programs in Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods.Visual arts, dance, drama, music, dub poetry, video/film-making and photography. Professional development for those who work with children and youth. 

Canadian Air & Space Museum
Parc Downsview Park, 65 Carl Hall Road, Box 1  Toronto  ON  M3K2E1
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://casmuseum.org/

[email protected]
416-638-6078  1-866-585-2227
all ages
Open year-round at Canada’s first National Urban Park. Home of the AVRO Arrow Full Scale Metal Replica. Building is the original home of the de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. and of Canada’s leading space technology company best known as SPAR. School tours, group tours, special programs, youth programs like Fun With Flight, Future Pilots and Astronaut for a Day. Educational programs, teacher information etc. Flight Camp and Air shows. 

Factory Theatre
125 Bathurst St.  Toronto  ON  M5V2R2
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.factorytheatre.ca/

[email protected]
416-504-4473  416-504-9971
14 to 18
Youth Ensemble Playbuilding Workshop, no experience necessary. Workshops and education packages for teachers. 

Great Big Theatre Company
multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.gbtc.com/

[email protected]
1-866-864-4282  905-628-9747
6 to 14
Classes, camps in theatre, acting and drama. School workshops and in-school performances.

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive  Woodbridge  ON  L4L1A6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.kortright.org/

[email protected]
905-832-2289 
all ages
Maple syrup sugarbush, solar energy marketplace, energy workshops, solar car race, March break, Easter, magic show, music show, tech workshops. 

Laura Hunter’s STEPS Programs
4852 Vandorf Road  Stouffville  ON  -
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http://www.stepsprograms.com/ 

[email protected]
416-771-2217 
5 and up
Skill development to children, youth and adults with special needs, gymskills, biking, teen summer camp, riding camp, 5 and up.

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Lorraine Kimsa Theatre For Young People
165 Front St. E.  Toronto  ON  M5A3Z4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://youngpeoplestheatre.ca/

[email protected]
416-363-5131  416-862-2222
JK to Gr. 12
Year-round classes, personal coaching, jr. ensemble, March break and summer drama camps. Theatre and drama school for kids. Performances.Class trips, workshops and professional development, teacher resources.

Mabel’s Fables Book Club and Storytime
662 Mount Pleasant Road  Toronto  ON  M4S2N3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.mabelsfables.com/

[email protected]
416-322-0438 
all ages
Books for kids newborn and up. 20% off purchases for classrooms and libraries and 20 % off adult books. Parking behind store. They’ll deliver your donated books to The Hospital for Sick Children all year long! Also the proud drop-off location for The Children’s Book Bank. Schools see website for annual world literature competition for kids aged 10 to 13 called the Kids’ Lit Quiz – held Feb. 7, 2012. Also space rental for your event: baby shower or birthday shopping party.

Scarboro Music Co. Ltd.
1051 Kingston Rd.   Toronto  ON  M4E1T5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.scarboromusic.com/

[email protected]
416-699-8333 
all ages
Offering instruments, lessons, sheet music, repairs, accessories and specials. Competitively priced brass and woodwind instruments, guitars and keyboards. See showroom. Lessons for instruments and voice. Preparation for University and RCM exams. Wide selection of music, specialty and seasonal music books. They can order what you’re looking for if not in stock. Repairs to almost all instruments through their network of specialists. Guitar picks to amplifiers, metronomes, tuners etc. 

School Advocate
Media Wolff Consulting, 5 Elks Street  Picton  ON  K0K2T0
South Eastern Ontario Region

http://www.school-advocate.ca/

[email protected]
1-866-508-1620  613-476-6444

Free Periodical for School Councils

SCHOOL OF COBA COLLECTIVE OF BLACK ARTISTS
2444 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.cobainc.com/

[email protected]
416-658-3111 
3 and up
Along with performances, COBA offers a children’s dance and drumming program for ages 3 and up. Also teen and adult open dance and drumming classes. Professional Training Apprenticeship Program is a 3 year program for emerging artists looking for in-depth training in dance and/or music. Also a 1-year intesive for dancers and teachers.  

Smiles Camp
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, 1080 Linbrook Rd.   Oakville  ON  L6J2L1
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.smls.on.ca/camps.php

[email protected]
905-845-2386 
3.5 to 11
March break and summer camps. PD Day programs. Dance, drama, visual arts, science, sports and games, themed trips, swimming, double gym and performance studio theatre. School groups.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir
Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Box 14  Toronto  ON  M5S1X7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.tafelmusik.org/

[email protected]
416-964-9562 
all ages
Special offers for people 30 and under including pay-what-you-can Fridays. Some performances at Massey Hall and Koerner Hall. Educational programs include free afternoon concerts for student audiences, downloadable preparatory materials for teachers and parents, musician visits to schools and a Juno Award-winning children’s recording. In-depth workshops, Baroque music adventure webgame and special ticket prices for teachers wishing to introduce their students to Tafelmusik concerts. Family concerts too.

Toronto School for Strings
85 Collier Street  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.torontoschoolforstrings.com/

[email protected]
416-968-0303 

Lessons for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, guitar and electric bass. Opportunities to rehearse with a professional accompanist, play with small ensembles or orchestra. Private and small group lessons in theory. The store sells strings, rosin, mutes, metronomes, tuners, music books etc. Summer day camp too. Check website for the many programs. 

Toronto Symphony Orchestra
212 King Street West, 6th Floor  Toronto  ON  M5H1K5
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.tso.ca/

416-593-7769  416-598-3375
all ages
Many programs designed for students and their teachers: Adopt-a-player; TSO Preludes; TSO Student Concerts and Student Reviews; Group Masterclass; Morning with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and community programs for youth outside of school hours like: Young People’s Concerts; The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and Education on Tour. Also teacher and student resources – see links on website.  

Toronto Zoo
361A Old Finch Ave.  Scarborough  ON  M1B5K7
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.torontozoo.com/EducationAndCamps/TeacherResources.asp

[email protected]
416-392-5944 

High school credit courses, workshops, tours, fieldtrips etc. Teacher resources. 

West End Studio Theatre
1109 North Service Road East  Oakville  ON  L6H1A6
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region
www.the-west.ca 
[email protected]
905-845-9378 
3 and up
Ages 3 to adult. March break, half day and full day summer camps, seasonal sessions. 
Wye Marsh
16160 Highway 12 East, P.O. Box 100  Midland  ON  L4R4K6
Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe Region

http://www.wyemarsh.com

[email protected]
705-526-7809 
all ages
Day camps in summer, winter, March break, family programs, scouts and guides, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, gardening, skiing and snowshoeing,  ecotours, school programs, birding, parties.

Young Poets
The League of Canadian Poets, 920 Yonge St., Suite 608  Toronto  ON  M4W3C7
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.youngpoets.ca/

[email protected]
416-504-1657 
all ages
A project of The League of Canadian Poets, Canada’s professional poetry organization. Young poets are promoted through contests and encouraged through poetry month, festivals and other events. Workshop ideas for teachers, teaching links and resources. Also a teachers’ forum to share ideas, questions, theories etc. 

Zurakowski Park
85 Bay St., Box 1000  Barry’s Bay  ON  K0J1B0
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley region

http://www.zurakowskipark.ca/index.php

[email protected]
613-756-2747 
all ages
Officially opened in 2003, the park honours local resident and world-renowned test pilot Janusz Zurakowski. He tested the CF-105 Avro Arrow and there is a replica of it at the park. School programs and resources.