Our Local Government

Our Local Government: Civic Engagement at the Toronto Archives

Toronto City Hall chambers


Curriculum Connections:

  • Social Studies - People and Environments: The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship

Character Development:

  • program emphasizes respect, responsibility, teamwork and co-operation

Let's get to know our city! Spend the day at the City of Toronto Archives exploring Toronto past, present and future. How has leadership, public service and civic engagement shaped the city we live in? How do we become engaged citizens and make our voices heard? To explore these questions, students will examine primary source documents from Toronto’s past, including maps, photographs and the City's first ever law! A range of hands-on activities can include: passing a by-law, a community walk, and designing a city streetscape. Special emphasis will be placed on discovering city services and on encouraging engagement with local government to improve community services and amenities

Please Note: 

Program Length: one day (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Availability: fall (November to December), winter (January to mid-March), spring (mid-March to April)
Location: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road

User fees help ensure the continuation of these learning experiences through partial cost recovery; fee schedule reflect rates subsidized by the Toronto District School Board.

Maximum: 30 students