About Us

Introducing TUSC

Established by the Toronto Board of Education in 1978, the Toronto Urban Studies Centre offers 30 different cross-curricular programs for students in grades 1 to 8. 

When you participate in a TUSC program, you could find yourself visiting our on-site facilities in Danforth Collegiate (TUSC IT Lab and classroom), one of our many off-site locations including the City of Toronto Archives and Century Schoolhouse, the TUSC greenhouse, numerous Toronto neighbourhoods, Kensington Community School, and green spaces such as High Park.


Known for innovative activities, TUSC programs feature:

  • outdoor field studies (surveys, activity kits, photography, guided walks)
  • greenhouse investigations ("hands-on" experiments)
  • Information Technology (digital imaging, geotechnologies - GPS and GIS, e-presentation media)

All program locations are accessible by TTC. To promote an awareness of the role of public transportation in urban life, central bussing is not provided.

Please note: artifacts from the former Archeological Resource Centre (ARC) operated by the Toronto Board of Education are now cared for by the Toronto District School Board: Museum and Archives; for information, contact the curator of the collection at: 416 393 3680.