Urban Studies: Kensington Market & Chinatown
How do different immigrant groups leave their mark on our urban landscape?
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 and Chinatown. With the support of our educators, students will then head offsite into the communities where they will engage in small-group discovery supported by a map, worksheet and the supervision of a parent/teacher/volunteer.
Please note that this is not a guided tour.
|10–10:45am||Introduction to Kensington Market/Chinatown |
(onsite at Harbourfront Centre)
|10:45–11:05am||Travel to Chinatown|
|11:10am – 12pm||Chinatown Exploration|
|12:45–1pm||Walk to Kensington Market|
|1–1:45pm||Kensington Market Exploration|
|1:45–2pm||Wrap up and transportation drop off|
*Please note that this is a general itinerary. Our educators will modify the timeline based on individual school group arrival and departure times.
By the end of the Urban Studies: Kensington Market & Chinatown program, students will:
- Identify how immigration impacts urban communities over time.
- Describe reasons why ethnic and cultural groups establish neighbourhoods.
- Use appropriate vocabulary related to immigration and culture.
To enhance your pre and post-visit learning, please download the package for this program.
Drop Off: Harbourfront Centre
Pick Up: Dundas and Spadina
Grades 4–12 (Full Day)
Available all year
Regular rate appliesBook a Class
Offsite Program, Urban Studies