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Urban Studies: Sustainable City

Using the waterfront community as a model, students will assess the past, present and future manifestations of the community through the lens of sustainability. 

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A group of students gathered outside Old City Hall

Urban Studies: Kensington Market & Chinatown

Encounter a kaleidoscope of culture in two of Toronto’s most exciting and diverse communities! In this workshop, your students will understand changing demographic patterns and uncover the fascinating cultural histories of Kensington Market and Chinatown.   Students will arrive onsite at Harbourfront Centre and participate in a 30-45-minute introductory presentation describing the history of Kensington Market […]

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Urban Studies: Harbourfront Centre Discovery Walk

Students enjoy a truly experiential learning opportunity as they explore our 10-acre campus, building connections between the relevant social studies or science curriculum areas. Discover the beauty of Harbourfront Centre’s waterfront community and everything it has to offer!  Kindergarten: Community Helpers  Grades 1–3: The Waterfront Community Grade 1: The Local Community (SS) Grade 2: Global Communities (SS) Grade […]

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Urban Studies: Government Studies

In this workshop, students begin their day at City Hall, meet with a judge during recess at Old City Hall and trace the roots of the government system on a fascinating walk-through downtown Toronto.   Students will learn about the levels of government, democratic decision-making, and the responsibilities of informed citizens.  Please note this program runs […]

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