Urban Studies

Discover the Waterfront

Category Urban Studies

Grades JK-6 (half-day)

Curriculum Connections History, Geography, Science & the Environment, Social Studies and French

Through an exploration of our 10-acre waterfront site, students build connections between our community, culture, change and the urban landscape.

Your students discover our unique 10-acre site with all aspects of its’ urban environment as well as Toronto’s skyline. Discover the beauty of Harbourfront Centre’s waterfront community and everything it has to offer. Add a Visual Arts activity to make a great full-day visit.

Key Inquiry Question: Explain the extent to which communities share commonalities and expose differences in our world.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will

  • Investigate the key components of a community
  • Encounter, identify and discuss these elements in Toronto’s Waterfront Community
  • Use key terminology as related to community in an appropriate way
  • Investigate the key relationships between humans and the environment within urban communities (Grades 4-6 only)

Grade 1: The Local Community (SS)
Grade 2: Global Communities (SS)
Grade 3: Living and Working in Ontario (SS)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit (Grades 1-3) prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.

Grade 4: Aquatic Habitats (SCI)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Aquatic Habitats Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.

Grade 5: General Site-Walk (SS/SCI)

Grade 6: Life Systems: Biodiversity (SCI)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Life Systems: Biodiversity Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.