Creativity Village So much fantastic programing, you don’t know where to start? Take a stroll through Junior’s Creativity Village and you’re sure to stumble upon fun workshops and activities and for the whole family!

Council Fire Tipi Teachings

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

West CampusAll day

Visit Toronto Council Fire’s on-site tipi, listen to teachings and learn how to make a mini-tipi!

Presented in English

Circus Circus!

Marsha Kennington

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

BoardwalkAll day

Try your hand (and foot) at various circus disciplines – learn how to walk a tightrope, and see how high you can climb the silks!

Presented in English

BAMDANCE: A Dance Workshop for Children of all Abilities

Bust a Move Dance

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 11:30am / 1:30pm / 3:30pm
May 17 / 11:30am / 1:30pm / 3:30pm
May 18 / 11:30am / 1:30pm / 3:30pm

Market Tents60 min

Recently landed from Australia, Bust a Move Dance is a leading dance company for children, teens and young adults with disabilities. BAMD is passionate about dance as a powerful vehicle to unleash our spirit and encourage independence, confidence, resilience and empowerment, whatever our ability.

Presented in

Instrument Petting Zoo

Sistema Toronto

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

Market TentsAll day

Curious about making music? Discover a variety of instruments with Sistema Toronto’s hands-on musical drop-in, where you can touch, hear and play!

Presented in English

Story Time with Fay & Fluffy

Fay Slift & Miss Fluffy Soufflé

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 1:30pm
May 17 / 1:30pm
May 18 / 1:30pm

Market Tents60 min

Drag performers Fay Slift and Miss Fluffy Soufflé return to Junior for more storytelling fun, bigger and better than ever before! Join them for a fun outdoor reading experience and dance party in Junior’s famed Tickle Trunk. Fay and Fluffy make reading fun for kids (and adults), while encouraging everyone to see our differences as beautiful.

PLUS! Fay & Fluffy will be hosting our Stage in the Round performances all weekend long!

Presented in English

Tickle Trunk Dress Up

All ages


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

Market TentsAll day

Dive into our tickle trunk and enter a world of possibility! Let your imagination run wild, explore different characters and laugh yourself silly!

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Write It Workshops

Ripple Foundation

Toronto

Ages 9+


May 16 / 12:30pm
May 17 / 12:30pm
May 18 / 12:30pm

Miss Lou's Room60 min

The Write It Workshops is Ripple Foundation’s creative writing program designed to inspire young authors. The series focuses on improving youth writing skills and increasing their confidence in writing through effective brainstorming, character development and plot structure.

Presented in English

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Ripple Foundation

Hands-on STEM

Let's Talk Science - University of Toronto Scarborough

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

Market TentsAll day

Join this workshop with hands-on activities combining art and science, including favourites from last year (Are You a Super Taster?) and fresh new activities for Junior 2020!

Let’s Talk Science – University of Toronto Scarborough is a national organization that provides free STEM outreach to the community.

Presented in English

Upcycled Learning & Toy Waste Diversion

Tiny Toy Co. / Rebecca Saha

Toronto

Ages 4+


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

Market TentsAll day

Help Tiny Toy Co. turn unwanted toy waste into learning activities! You’ll learn about the role that your own toy waste plays in the global environmental plastic crisis, and what you can do to help. Join us for two fun, cooperative brain-building games with unwanted toy debris and help to keep toy waste out of the landfill. Go home with 10 free ideas to reactivate the fun and learning in your own random toys!

Presented in English

Tiny Toy Co. / Rebecca Saha

Traditional Inuit Games

Darryl Day

Toronto

Ages 3+


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

Market TentsAll day

Join Inuit friends Darryl Day and Charlie Tookalook in sharing a bit of Inuit culture through the education and demonstration of Inuit Games.

Presented in English

Come Together

Power Kids at The Power Plant

Toronto

All Ages


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

Market TentsAll day

The dishes we use influence the way we experience the food we eat. From banana leaves and animal bones, to modern plates and bowls, tableware are vessels for food – but also stories and traditions from each and every culture. Come Together invites participants to paint on ceramic plates as a reflection on ‘home’ and ‘what feeds us.’

This Power Kids art-making activity is presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Power Kids programs are free semi-monthly art workshops for children aged 7–12 with parents and guardians (and younger siblings) at The Power Plant.

Presented in English

Supported by
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Indigenous Food Sovereignty for YouthNew this year! A full Indigenous-led animation of Harbourfront Centre’s Food Lab curated by 50/50 Performing Arts Collective. Food vendors will sell traditional and unique Indigenous meals. Workshops for children will target different age groups, allowing continuous exploring and learning for all. Workshops take place in the kitchen, to allow hands-on learning and storytelling in a fun and creative learning space: the kitchen!

50/50 Performing Arts Collective

Living Off The Land

Alan Colley, Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours

Toronto

Ages 8+


May 16 / 12:45pm / 2:30pm / 4:15pm
May 17 / 12:45pm / 2:30pm / 4:15pm
May 18 / 12:45pm / 2:30pm / 4:15pm

Food Lab45 min

Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours offers both indoor and outdoor tours. Each tour begins with an opening sharing circle and smudge, introductions from each participant and teachings about environmental knowledge and cultural respect for the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. Participants will be guided on a walk to explore and apply the traditional teachings shared with them.

Presented in English

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Alan Colley

Strawberry Moon Teachings and Juice Creations

Kim Wheatley

Shawanaga First Nation

Ages 6+


May 16 / 12:15pm / 2pm / 3pm
May 17 / 12:15pm / 2pm / 3pm
May 18 / 12:15pm / 2pm / 3pm

Food Lab45 min

Learn traditional Indigenous strawberry teachings with Grandmother Kim Wheatley and how to make strawberry drink. Each participant will have a jar to take home!

Presented in English

Limited capacity – registration recommended.

Kim Wheatley

Harbourfront Centre Education Team Activities

Har-BEE-front Centre Walk

Harbourfront Centre School Visits

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 3pm / 4pm
May 17 / 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 3pm / 4pm
May 18 / 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 3pm / 4pm

Market Tents45 min

Did you know that Harbourfront Centre hosts an urban beehive? Learn more about the life cycle of bees, see images of artists who use bee hives as inspiration and materials for their own artwork and explore our campus on a guided bee walk to see what Harbourfront Centre has done to promote bee well-beeing!

Presented in English

Supported by
Harbourfront Centre School Visits

Printmaking: My Idea of Home!

Harbourfront Centre Camps Team

Toronto

All ages


May 16 / 11am–6pm
May 17 / 11am–6pm
May 18 / 11am–5pm

Garage BaysAll day

In this hands-on, drop-in activity, children of all ages will explore what home means to them through the creation of a collograph print. With the support of Harbourfront Centre’s Education staff, children of all ages will build a collograph – a printing plate collaged with different textures and shapes. This printing plate will be used to leave your mark on our collaborative mural. What does home look like to you?

Presented in English