Urban Studies: Sustainable City

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

Program Description

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

Program Objectives

By the end of the Urban Studies: Sustainable City program, students will:

  • Understand the history of the waterfront community and the physical, social, economic and political forces that have shaped it.
  • Develop a working definition of sustainability and identify the criteria by which we can assess sustainability.
  • Conduct a site walk, looking for evidence to support the decision of whether the waterfront community is an example of sustainability in action.

Support Material

To enhance your pre and post-visit learning, please download the package for this program.

Booking Details

Grades 7–12 (Half-Day)

Available all year

Regular rate applies

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Curriculum Connections

Program Categories

Onsite Program, Urban Studies

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