Urban Studies

Kensington Market & Chinatown

Category Urban Studies

Grades 6-12 (full-day)

Curriculum Connections Social Studies, Geography, History, Canadian and World History

Encounter a kaleidoscope of culture in two of Toronto’s most interesting and diverse communities! Your students gain an understanding of changing demographic patterns and uncover the fascinating cultural histories of Kensington Market and Chinatown.

Through guided inquiry, your students will build connections to the diverse identities in Toronto and their related histories and cultures.

Key Inquiry Question: How have different immigrant groups left their mark on our urban landscape?

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will:

  • Identify how immigration impacts urban communities over time (positively and negatively)
  • Describe reasons why ethnic and cultural groups establish neighbourhoods
  • Use appropriate vocabulary as related to immigration and culture

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