Join the Toronto Civic Engagement Program and explore the municipal government and services provided by the City. Students will learn about how leadership, public service and civic engagement influence decision-making at City Hall. The program explores municipal elections and the roles and responsibilities of your local councillor.  Students will brainstorm ways to be engaged citizens at home, at school and as part of a diverse global community.  You’ll receive a post-program resource package to continue civics learning in the classroom.

Booking Information

  • For grades 4, 5 and 10 classes studying civics, ESL (English as second language) and community groups.
  • Program is free and lasts 60-75 minutes.
  • Book on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Program is offered in-person at the City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd. or virtually on the WebEx platform.
  • For in-person programs the minimum group size is 10 participants and maximum group size is 30 participants.
  • Ontario Curriculum Connections: Civics, Social Studies, Communications, Geography.
  • Contact for more information and to find out how to customize this program for your class.

Online Resources

The City has online tours and information about City Hall

Large, outdoor square in summer with reflecting pool in foreground and curved building towers in background.
Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall, 2018 © City of Toronto
Large group of people seated in a semi-circular meeting room.
First meeting of Toronto City Council, City Council Chamber, 2018 © City of Toronto