Urban Studies

Towers and Tunnels

Category Urban Studies

Grades 5-12 (Full Day)

Curriculum Connections Canadian and World Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Offsite

This unique program takes place in Toronto’s business district, providing your students with an opportunity to discover all components of Toronto’s downtown core – historical changes and current uses. As an added bonus, students gain exclusive access to the 54th floor of Mies van der Rohe’s TD Centre!

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

Key Inquiry Question: How can buildings in our downtown core contribute to Toronto’s identity?

Program Objectives

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Explore buildings of historical or architectural significance to the city of Toronto
  • Identify patterns in land use, urban planning and urban communities
  • Use vocabulary as related to architecture in an appropriate way

Download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.