Celebrate Toronto’s Youth
May 1 to 7, 2018

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.

Youth Week Kick-Off

Youth Week will kick off with a launch event at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday April 30, 2018, featuring young artists from across the City of Toronto. In partnership with R.I.S.E., the Remix Project and UrbanArts.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Resiliency Art Display

What does resiliency look like to you? Post a picture on Instagram, tag @TorontoTYES and use the hashtag #thisiswhatresiliencylookslike for a repost and a chance to be part of an art show during Youth Week Toronto 2018.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West

Resiliency Art Display

What does resiliency look like to you? Post a picture on Instagram, tag @TorontoTYES and use the hashtag #thisiswhatresiliencylookslike for a repost and a chance to be part of an art show during Youth Week Toronto 2018.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West

Master Chef Chop It Like It’s Hot

Youth will work alongside with second year students from the George Brown culinary program who will teach them the fundamentals of cooking. Contestants have been selected and you are invited to come and watch.

Location: Don Montgomery Recreation Centre Kitchen, 2467 Eglinton Avenue East
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Location: Rathburn Area Youth Project Kitchen, 500 The East Mall #124
Time: 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Short Film Festival

This film festival empowers young artists to express their creativity, entertain audiences and share their visions of what our diverse city means to them.

Location: Young Centre, Distillery District, 50 Tank House Lane
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Registration: Space is limited. Contact Diarra.Hughes@toronto.ca to register.

Resiliency Art Display

What does resiliency look like to you? Post a picture on Instagram, tag @TorontoTYES and use the hashtag #thisiswhatresiliencylookslike for a repost and a chance to be part of an art show during Youth Week Toronto 2018.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West

Connect to Learn

A networking event for homeless youth across the City of Toronto to come together at Botanical Gardens to get access to different opportunities.

Location: Floral Hall, Edwards Gardens, 755 Lawrence Avenue East
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
Registration: To register, contact Azar.Allas-vandi@toronto.ca.

Resiliency Art Display

What does resiliency look like to you? Post a picture on Instagram, tag @TorontoTYES and use the hashtag #thisiswhatresiliencylookslike for a repost and a chance to be part of an art show during Youth Week Toronto 2018.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West

Art Gala

Interested in supporting young Toronto artists? You’re invited to the Art Gala, where you’ll discover work by 20 aspiring artists and have the opportunity to purchase the work that moves you most.

Location: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Panel & Party: Toronto Youth Cabinet 20th Anniversary

Toronto Youth Cabinet presents a panel discussion on youth-centred, youth-led leadership and City building. A reception will follow with music, food and networking opportunities with past and present TYC members and advisory board members. Pre-registration required.

Location: Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Registration: Register online

Resiliency Art Display

What does resiliency look like to you? Post a picture on Instagram, tag @TorontoTYES and use the hashtag #thisiswhatresiliencylookslike for a repost and a chance to be part of an art show during Youth Week Toronto 2018.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West

Branded Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

Branded is a free one-day conference that builds the skills, marketing resources and networks of young entrepreneurs from across the city. Get the details on Branded.

Organized in partnership with Toronto Community Housing, Communities empowering Education, Access Alliance Multicultural Health & Community Services, Neighbourhood Arts Network, LAMP and 9 Systems.

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration: Register online

Fumble Friday Flag Football

Fumble, throw and touch down! Youth across the city are welcome to attend an afternoon of skills and drills, teaching them the fundamental of football in an energetic and supportive environment.

Location: Esther Shiner Stadium, 5720 Bathurst Street
Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
Contact your local Recreation Centre to get involved.

Poetry Saved Our Lives Open Mic Final Slam

Listen to and watch amazing spoken word in this showcase of talented young performers.

Location: Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Avenue
Time: 6 – 9 p.m..

The List: 100 Great Reads for Youth Launches

Find your next favourite book with The List in all library branches and online.

Location: Toronto Public Library branches and online.

If I Ruled T.O.

In the sixth annual If I Ruled T.O. Summit, youth will present their ideas on entrepreneurship, mental health, civic engagement and violence in the community. Registration is free. Get the details on If I Ruled T.O.

Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration: Register online

Make Some Noise Concert: Live in the Stacks with Obuxum & Kiyoya Amoah

Check out eclectic beats and sonic experimentation from artist Obuxum and exciting tunes from emerging artist Kiyoya Amoah live in the stacks.

In partnership with Wavelength.

Location: Albion Library, 1515 Albion Road
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase

The 17th annual STOMP Urban Dance Competition features performers ages six to 24 from the City of Toronto dance programs and other youth-serving agencies. Tickets are only $5. Get the details on STOMP.

Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Time: Noon
Ticket required – Buy tickets online

Youth Town Hall

A moderated and televised Town Hall where provincial political party leaders will have an equal opportunity to answer a series of prepared questions posed by TVO moderator, Nam Kiwanuka.

Confirmed Participants

Premier Kathleen Wynne, Liberal
Andrea Howarth, NDP
Mike Schreiner, Green Party

In partnership with For Youth Initiative, Ryerson Democratic Engagement Exchange, Citizen Empowerment Project, Apathy is Boring and the Toronto Youth Cabinet.

Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Registration: Register online