Celebrate Toronto’s Youth
May 1 to 7, 2019

Each May, Youth Week Toronto celebrates youth engagement and showcases the abilities and talents of youth in the areas of civic engagement, recreation, arts and sports in diverse communities across Toronto.

Event Highlights

  • Kick-Off event at Nathan Phillips Square
  • ResilienTO: Photography Exhibit
  • PF&R Chop It Like It’s Hot Kick-Off
  • Branded Youth Entrepreneurship conference

Youth Week Kick-Off

Youth Week will kick off with a launch event featuring young artists from across the City of Toronto. Enjoy live performances and interactive activities. Space is limited, so please reserve tickets.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

Smart Phone Photography

Learn all the camera tricks, the best apps for editing and sharing your photos, to turn your phone into a mini photo studio! *bring your own phone*

Location: Forest Hill Library, 700 Eglinton Ave. W.

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

More Information:
416-393-7706

Register

Artist of the 6ix

May 1 to 6, 2019

Want to submit your art work to be displayed at Hart House and get exposure from up to 80,000 people.

Location: Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

Youth Game Night

Enter our Super Smash Bros. Tournament, or choose from a wide selection of board games. Drop in.

Location: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N.

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

More Information:
torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-394-5240

ResiIienTO: Photography Exhibit

May 1 to 7, 2019

A photography exhibit curated by Anthony Gebrehiwot on themes of youth resiliency and immigration.

Artists Include: Anne Vo, Kioni Picou, Nyaom and youth artists from the @TorontoTYES #resiliencylookslike Instagram Campaign.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message via Instagram)

Learn & Connect Event

Get access to more than 15 organizations offering tangible resources, i.e. employment, opportunities, recreation opportunities and more!

Location: New Generation Youth Centre, 2694 Eglinton Ave. W.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

Drama in the 6ix!

Are you interested in taking part in having your drama class perform during this event? It’s completely FREE but space is limited. Please register.

Location: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

Toronto Youth Cabinet Documentary

Showing the amazing work this youth advocacy body has done to make our city a youth-friendly place to be and live! A Toronto Youth Cabinet panel discussion on youth-led leadership and city building at City Hall will follow.

Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
thetyc.ca

ResiIienTO: Photography Exhibit

May 1 to 7, 2019

A photography exhibit curated by Anthony Gebrehiwot on themes of youth resiliency and immigration.

Artists Include: Anne Vo, Kioni Picou, Nyaom and youth artists from the @TorontoTYES #resiliencylookslike Instagram Campaign.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message via Instagram)

Branded Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

Free event for Black, newcomer and MVP youth entrepreneurs 18 to 29. Registration required.

  • Small group customized consultations on press kits, social media marketing, lean canvas business plan and how to pitch
  • On-site photography studio for headshots or product shots
  • Keynote speaker and panel discussion
  • Networking lunch n’ learn with business mentors
  • Organized in partnership with: Access Alliance; CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals; LAMP Community Health Centre; Neighbourhood Arts Network; Toronto Community Housing; Toronto Youth Equity Strategy; UrbanArts; WKCEvents

Location: Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 130 Queens Quay East, East Wing – 4th Floor

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Information:
#BrandedTO5, #YouthWeekTO, @BrandedTO on Instagram

Register

DIY Bath Bombs

A hands-on bath bomb making class where you learn to make, shape and add scents to your own bath bombs. Fragrances will be used during this program.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Deer Park, 40 St. Clair Ave. E.

More Information:
416-393-7657

Register

Branded Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

Pitch contest, with top prize of $5,000. Deadline to apply is April 17, 2019.

  • Branded 5th edition celebration and networking event
  • Organized in partnership with: Access Alliance; CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals; LAMP Community Health Centre; Neighbourhood Arts Network; Toronto Community Housing; Toronto Youth Equity Strategy; UrbanArts; WKCEvents

Location: Artscape Daniels Launchpad, 130 Queens Quay East, East Wing – 4th Floor

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

More Information:
#BrandedTO5, #YouthWeekTO, @BrandedTO on Instagram

Register

Careers in Policing & Police Academy

Learn about entry-level career opportunities in various areas of law enforcement and get hands on police training for the day. Space is limited. Please register.

Location: Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham St.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

Team Volleyball

Want to play a friendly game of volleyball? Come play with us at Ellesmere CC on May 3.

Location: Ellesmere CC, 20 Canadian Rd.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

ResiIienTO: Photography Exhibit

May 1 to 7, 2019

A photography exhibit curated by Anthony Gebrehiwot on themes of youth resiliency and immigration.

Artists Include: Anne Vo, Kioni Picou, Nyaom and youth artists from the @TorontoTYES #resiliencylookslike Instagram Campaign.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message via Instagram)

Balloon Twisting

Learning to make your very own balloon creations during this hands-on workshop. Registration required.

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Steeles Library, Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza C107-375 Bamburgh Cir.

More Information: 
416-396-8975

Register

Button Making

Make custom-made buttons to decorate your backpack or jacket. Cut out pictures from old magazines or get creative and design your own. Drop in.

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd.

More Information:
416-395-5440

Register

Do It Yourself Publishing

Are you a young writer looking to explore the world of self-publishing? Toronto fantasy author and digital designer Benjamin Gabbay presents a step-by-step guide for taking your writing from your computer to a bookshelf at little to no cost.

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Agincourt Library, 155 Bonis Ave.

More Information:
416-396-8943

Register

ResilienTOgether

Photography Reception, Artist Talk & Show featuring live art, button making and beat-making. Hosted by Emcee Ebone and music by DJ Gonnie Garko. Performances will include: Sydanie (Vibe Arts), IP the Poet (UrbanArts), Quincy Morales (RISE), MighLoe (The Remix Project) and LolaBunz (FreedomFridayz). Headlining performers will include TOBi and 11:11.

Partnerships: Toronto Youth Equity Strategy, Vibe Arts, RISE, The Remix Project & Urban Arts

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

Time: 4 to 8 p.m.(Artist Talk: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Performances: 5:30 to 8 p.m.)

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message Via Instagram)

TOBi: City Blues

ResiIienTO: Photography Exhibit

May 1 to 7, 2019

A photography exhibit curated by Anthony Gebrehiwot on themes of youth resiliency and immigration.

Artists Include: Anne Vo, Kioni Picou, Nyaom and youth artists from the @TorontoTYES #resiliencylookslike Instagram Campaign.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message via Instagram)

Comic and Manga Arts with Eric Kim

Join Eric Kim as he shows you how to make comics and manga in this informative one-hour session. Register by calling the branch.

Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Steeles Library, Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza C107-375 Bamburgh Cir.

More Information:
416-396-8975

Basketball

Do you love basketball? Join us! Come play ball against Toronto Police Officers and let’s see who wins? Space is limited, please register.

Location: Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham St.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

Films in the 6ix!

If you are interested in submitting a short film that tells us how you view the 6ix, this is the right event for you to showcase your talent!

Location: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

ResiIienTO: Photography Exhibit

May 1 to 7, 2019

A photography exhibit curated by Anthony Gebrehiwot on themes of youth resiliency and immigration.

Artists Include: Anne Vo, Kioni Picou, Nyaom and youth artists from the @TorontoTYES #resiliencylookslike Instagram Campaign.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message via Instagram)

Teen Sushi Making for Youth Week

Celebrate Youth Week by learning how to prepare delicious sushi! Chef Sang Kim will teach teens how to prepare three different types of rolls. All supplies are provided, just bring your appetite! This program is for teens 13 to 19 years old. Registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to register.

Time: 4 to 6 p.m. (120 mins)

Location: Bloor/Gladstone Library

More Information:
tpl.ca/teens or 416-393-7674

Arduino Hackathon for Teens

Learn to use an Arduino microcontroller and take part in a team challenge to complete as many mini-projects as you can in one hour for a chance to win prizes! Pizza and snacks provided. This program is for teens ages 13-19. Registration is required; call to register.

Location: North York Central Library, Room 101, 5120 Yonge St.

Time: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

More Information:
416-395-5784

Board Games Café

Come join us for a fun night playing some card games and board games. Drop in.

Location: Runnymede Library. 2178 Bloor St. W.

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

More Information:
torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-393-7697

Market Place

The Youth Week  Market Place provides an opportunity for aspiring young artists to display and sell their art work as well as network with other artists and industry professionals.

Youth who have taken part in the Artists of the 6ix event can register for the market place using the contact info below.

Location: Hart House Reading RM. 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto ON M5S 3H3

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

ResiIienTO: Photography Exhibit

May 1 to 7, 2019

A photography exhibit curated by Anthony Gebrehiwot on themes of youth resiliency and immigration.

Artists Include: Anne Vo, Kioni Picou, Nyaom and youth artists from the @TorontoTYES #resiliencylookslike Instagram Campaign.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message via Instagram)

Chop It Like It’s Hot

Join a friendly cooking competition judged by professional chefs. Space is limited. Please register.

Locations:

  • Don Montgomery CC, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E.
  • Orieole CC, 2975 Don Mills Rd.
  • 500 The East Mall, #124
  • Ellesmere CC 20 Canadian Rd.

More Information:
PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca

ResiIienTO: Photography Exhibit

May 1 to 7, 2019

A photography exhibit curated by Anthony Gebrehiwot on themes of youth resiliency and immigration.

Artists Include: Anne Vo, Kioni Picou, Nyaom and youth artists from the @TorontoTYES #resiliencylookslike Instagram Campaign.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.

More Information:
@TorontoTYES (Message via Instagram)

Amazing Library Race

Work in teams, as you race against the clock to complete challenges. Drop in.

Location: Brookbanks

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

More Information:
torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-395-5480

Board Games

Drop by to play some board games with your friends.

Location: Spadina Road Library, 10 Spadina Rd.

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

More Information:

torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-393-7666

Board@TheLibrary

Play popular board games/role playing games. Drop in.

Location: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

More Information:
torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-394-5270