2023–2024 Programs

Harbourfront Centre School Visits provides the opportunity for your students to explore connections to themselves, their communities and the experiences of others through engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based programming developed with the Ontario Curriculum in mind. Subscribe here for program updates!

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Clay: Building Beasts
Grades 1–6 | Half-Day
Grades 4–12 | Full Day

How can mythical building beasts or creatures from around the world influence the creation of your clay sculpture?

Available all year

Regular School Visits Rate

Clay: Masks
Grades K–8 | Half-Day
Grades 4–12 | Full Day

How can masks from around the world influence the creation of your clay sculpture?

Available all year

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Creative Edge: Breaking! 
Grades 9–12 | Half-Day

How can an exploration of breaking inspire personal expression through dance?

February 23, 2024

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Miss Louise Bennett-Coverley
Creative Edge: Crafting Chapters and Verses with Maurice & Marsha
Grades 4–8 | Half-Day

How can learning about the history of Miss Lou’s storytelling inspire your own form of self-expression?

February 9, 2024 (AM only)

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Creative Edge: My First Field Trip
Grades K | Full Day

How can a field trip to Harbourfront Centre inspire a love of the arts or encourage students to visit galleries, museums and cultural centres within their local community? 

September 11, 2023 - March 30, 2024

Regular School Visits Rate

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Creative Edge: National Day For Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day Program
Grades 4–8 | Full Day

How can we demonstrate a personal commitment to reconciliation through artistic expression? 

Available September 19-29, 2023

Regular School Visits Rate

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Creative Edge: School Visits Celebrates Black Futures Month – Screen-printing
Grades 4–8 | Full Day

How can the arts function as a vehicle for social activism and inspire your wearable call to action?  

February 1-28, 2024

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Dance: Contemporary Dance
Grades 4–12 | Half-Day

How can you apply the elements of dance to the process of creating contemporary choreography?

Available all year

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Dance: Creative Movement
Grades K–3 | Half-Day

How can we use movement as a tool for self-expression?

Available all year

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Dance: Latin
Grades 4–12 | Half-Day

How can traditional Latin dances influence today’s dance styles?

Available all year

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Dance: Primary Hip Hop
Grades K–3 | Half-Day

How can the elements of hip hop be a tool for self-expression?

Available all year

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Dance: Urban
Grades 4–12 | Half-Day

How can the evolution of urban dance styles influence your personal expression?

Available all year

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Drama: Improv
Grades 4–12 | Half-Day

How can developing skills in improvisation benefit you in your everyday life?

Available all year

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Indigenous Studies: Exploring Treaties
Grades 4–12 | Full Day

How can exploring our Treaties and other agreements help us move towards constructive Indigenous and Canadian relations?

Available all year

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Mixed Media: Storytelling
Grades 1–3 | Half-Day

How can learning to tell a story help you express yourself?

Available all year

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Music: Body Percussion
Grades 4–8 | Half-Day

How can we collaborate to create an authentic rhythmic piece using our bodies as instruments?

Available all year

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Painting: Colour Explorations
Grades K | Half-Day

How can we use colour to represent the world around us?

Available all year

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Painting: Explorations in Watercolour
Grades 7–12 | Full Day

How can you create a composition with the themes of risk-taking and exploration in mind? 

Available all year

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Painting: Painted Creatures
Grades 1–3 | Half-Day

How can you experiment with colour, drawing and painting techniques to make your imaginary creatures come to life?

Available all year

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Painting: Random Acts of Paint
Grades 4–6 | Half-Day

How can you use the circumstances of chance and accidents to create your painting?

Available all year

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Printmaking: Collagraph
Grades 4–12 | Full Day

How can works of art influence your collagraph print? 

Available all year

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Printmaking: Lino
Grades 4–12 | Half-Day

How can our everyday lives be a source of inspiration for a series of prints?

Available all year

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Printmaking: Reduction Lino
Grades 7–12 | Full Day

How can your experience with the printmaking process lead to a better understanding of the printed images we see daily?

Available all year

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Printmaking: Young Collagraph
Grades 1–3 | Half-Day

How can works of art influence your collagraph print?

Available all year

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Seasonal Program: Waterfront Explorations
Grades K–8 | Full Day

May 6 – June 26, 2024

Regular School Visits Rate

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SHSM: Behaviour Management
Grades 9–12 | Full Day

How can understanding behaviour management techniques support your development as a programming facilitator with participants of all ages?

Available all year

$25/student

Group of students learning to how make clay sculptures
SHSM: Clay Sculptures
Grades 9–12 | Full Day

How can the relationship between form and function influence the creation of your sculpture? 

Available all year

$25/student

A group of high school students around a table work on their artwork
SHSM: Leadership
Grades 9–12 | Full Day

Available all year

$25/student

Students sit around a group of artwork on the floor
Textile Art: Family Portraits
Grades 1–3 | Half-Day

How can a collaborative work of textile art tell a story?

Available all year

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Textile Art: Social Justice
Grades 4–8 | Half-Day

How can a collaborative work of textile art evoke social change?

Available all year

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Urban Studies: Harbourfront Centre Discovery Walk
Grades K–6 | Half-Day

How can a comparison of different communities lead to a better understanding of the world? 

Available all year

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Urban Studies: Kensington Market & Chinatown
Grades 4–12 | Full Day

How do different immigrant groups leave their mark on our urban landscape?

Available all year

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Urban Studies: Sustainable City
Grades 7–12 | Half-Day

How can the concept of sustainability be used to understand the development of Toronto’s waterfront community?

Available all year

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