School Visits Registration

To book your visit, follow the link at the bottom of the page and complete the registration form. PLEASE REVIEW THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE BEFORE BOOKING.

Please have the following information ready when you register:

  • Your choice of program(s)
  • Full Day or Half-Day visit
  • Your first and second choices for date of visit
  • Grade level and number of students
  • Name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers of school
  • Email address of main contact person and Office Administrator

Please note that French language instruction is based on educator availability and cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking.

Program Fee

Core and Seasonal Programming

Full Day: $17, per student

Combine two Half-Day programs: $17, per student

Half-Day only: $14, per student

Please note that a minimum fee of $250 applies to groups of fewer than 15 students. If schools apply for and are granted a subsidy, a prorated minimum fee will apply between $150-$250 per class depending on the approved subsidy rate.

Creative Edge Programming

Price varies based on program offering. 

SHSM Programs 

Full Day: $25, per student 

Program Days and Times

In-Person programs are available Tuesday to Friday starting Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Monday classes can be booked beginning on Monday, April 8, 2024. 

Full Day timing: 10am – 2pm (30–45-minute lunch break scheduled as per program timing).

Half-Day timing: 10-11:30am (no guaranteed lunch space; will be confirmed one week before program date).

Please note: We may be able to accommodate school groups who need to arrive or depart at different times – please let us know at the time of registration and we will confirm availability. 


Harbourfront Centre programs are priced competitively as a not-for-profit institution, but further funds may be available to groups in need. School Visits is committed to removing barriers to allow all students to participate in arts programming. Subsidy amounts can range from $1 – $6 off student fees.

We cannot offer subsidies on transportation at this time.

Please review our application process below to apply: 

  • Gather your registration information (Program choice, date of visit, grade, student numbers and school information)  
  • Submit your registration form and indicate your request for further subsidy on the booking form.   
  • Once registration has been received, an application form will be sent. Please fill out the form with further details on your group.  
  • Subsidy applications are reviewed weekly, and all groups who apply will receive a reply. 

Subsidy is available on a case-by-case basis for schools in need, pending availability. Contact the registrar for eligibility requirements. 

Booking Confirmation and Deposit

To confirm your booking, please return your signed booking contract and non-refundable deposit within 14 days after receiving a booking contract. 

The deposit for a full day program is $250. Schools booking multiple days are required to pay a deposit for each day. 

Please note for TDSB schools paying through the purchase order process, no deposit is required. Purchase orders should be made to the full amount owing to confirm your visit. 

Changes to your Booking

If a booking is changed a minimum of 14 days prior to the visit date, the non-refundable deposit shall be applied to the new booking.  

Once bookings have been made, changes to the visit date or program choice will be subject to an administration fee of $50 per change. 


If you are unable to attend on your scheduled day, we encourage you to work with the School Visits Registrar to find a suitable alternative date.

If no rescheduled date is possible, cancellations that were requested in writing 14 days prior to the booking will be canceled at no charge.

If the cancellation is submitted less than 14 days prior to program delivery, the flat rate of $250 will be applied.

Health and Safety Related Cancellations 

In the event of changes to our operations as a result of COVID-19 or other public health measures implemented by local, provincial or federal public health agencies, Harbourfront Centre reserves the right to postpone, reschedule or cancel classes. Any deposits paid will be applied to a delayed or rescheduled date. Deposits will be refunded if a date cannot be rescheduled within the 2022–2023 school year. 


For safety and security, a minimum number of supervisors is required to accompany each school group. Teachers and volunteer supervisors are required to always stay with students and are responsible for appropriate student behaviour.

Our recommended ratio for supervisors is: 
Grades K to 3 – 1:6 
Grades 4 to 12 – 1:8 

There is no charge for supervisors unless otherwise indicated (Student Performances). 


Please encourage your students booked for a full day program to bring lunch and a snack. Keep in mind that Harbourfront Centre is a peanut-aware building and encourages all school groups to prohibit students from bringing nuts or nut-related products with them. 

Still have questions? Not sure if you are ready to book? To learn more about our School Visits programs, please contact the registrar at or (416) 973-4091. Please be aware that the registrar will respond within five business days to any inquiries.

All programs are subject to change.