Structures in the City

Structures in the City

gooderham building

Curriculum Connections:

  • Mathematics - Geometry and Spatial Sense, Patterning and Algebra;
  • Language - Writing, Reading

Character Development:

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


Through a variety of activities in TUSC’s IT Lab, students explore patterns, shapes, solids and types of symmetry (using our iPads and custom app). Armed with this knowledge and digital cameras, students search for real world examples of these elements on buildings in downtown Toronto. To encourage literacy connections through writing and/or the creation of media works, the students’ digital photographs along with suggested activities are available as an electronic download.

Please Note: TUSC’s IT Lab is fully accessible for students in wheelchairs; contact TUSC for more information
Program Length: one day (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Availability: fall (September to mid-November), spring (mid-April to June)
Location: am: TUSC IT Lab; pm: downtown Toronto (King & Yonge streets)
Fee: A sliding scale based on the Learning Opportunities Index

LOI 1-150:       $5/student
LOI 151-250:   $7.50/student
LOI 251+:        $10/student 

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.

TTC: students require 3 TTC tickets, if over 12 years


Maximum: 30 students