East End Toronto PA Day Camps – Fall 2017

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Earlier this week, we explored PA day options on the west side of the city. For those east of Yonge Street, there are just as many fun options for the the first PA day of the school year in Toronto. From Lego to fort-building, reptiles to robotics, and everything in between, PA day camps offer a a fun, creative day for your child’s day off.

Fall PA days for TDSB and TCDSB kids are October 6, November 17, and December 1.

Note that many camps offer extended care before and/or after camp hours, for an additional fee.

4Cats – The Beaches

Appropriately for October, 4Cats’ first PA day camp offers the option of a Monsters vs. Zombies or a Halloween mixed-media workshop.

2138A Queen St. E., Toronto
Half-day, 9 am–noon or 1 pm–4 pm
Ages 5–8 or 6–12

Art Cave

Kids create art projects in various mediums and using different methods. Led by the imagination of the children, Art Cave’s program also includes healthy snacks and outdoor activities.

155 Lamb Ave., Toronto
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Ages 5–12


A day filled with art, crafting, and Lego-building with Lego masters is offered at Bamboobay art-and-music school.

2275 Bayview Ave., North York
Full day (9 am–4 pm) or half-day (9 am–noon or 1–4 pm)
Grades 1–5
$80 full day, $50 half-day


Robotics and Minecraft are the focus of Bricks4Kidz’s PA day camps, using Lego’s We-Do drag-and-drop software and building Minecraft items out of Lego bricks.

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr., Scarborough
Full day, 9 am–4 pm
Ages 5–12

The Circus Academy

Kids learn basic circus skills, including juggling, tumbling, closing, and aerial acrobatics. And they can watch movies on the big screen during lunchtime.

1300 Gerrard St. E., Toronto
8 am–4 pm
Ages 5–11

East York Gymnastics Club

Gymnastics, trampoline, and arts and crafts are on the roster for your limber gymnast.

6 Dohme Ave., Toronto
Full day (8:30 am–4 pm) or half-day (9 am–noon or 1 pm–4 pm); extended care available
Ages 3–10
$65 full day, $30 half-day

Evergreen Brick Works

Kids can explore the greener side of the city in Adventure Camp or connect to the outdoors and explore the world by mountain bike in Bike Ventures Camp at Evergreen Brick Works.

550 Bayview Ave., Toronto
Full day, 9 am–3:30 pm; extended care available
Adventure Camp ages 6–12, Bike Ventures Camp ages 8–12
Adventure Camp $50, Bike Ventures Camp $65

Leslieville School of Dance

The dance school’s Monarch Arts Camps runs PA day camps all year, with instruction in music, art, dance, and yoga. They offer a 10% sibling discount.

20 Leslie St., Suite 212, Toronto
Full day, 9 am–4 pm; extended care available
Ages 3–10

Luc Sculpture

All materials, clay, firing, and a snack are included in Luc Sculpture’s PA day camp. Kids will engage in four artistic activities throughout the day, and the camp can also be taught in French.

20 Leslie St., Suite 212, Toronto
Full day (9 am–4:30 pm) or half-day (9 am–12:30 pm or 1 pm–4:30 pm)
Ages 6–13
$85 full day, $45 half-day

Monarch Park Stadium

Monarch Park Stadium provides a PA day camp program with sports, games, and activities, off-site excursions, and a pizza lunch. They also offer camp for French School students, for the PA day on October 20.

1 Parkmount Rd., Toronto
Full day, 9 am–4 pm; extended care available
Ages 4–12

My Artlab

Kids conceive and create a 3D project at My Artlab’s PA day camp and will also get a physical workout on the slack lines and rock climbing wall.

66 Lewis St., Toronto
Full day, 9 am–4 pm
Ages 5–10 (flexible)

Oaks ‘n Acorns

Indoor and outdoor active play, arts and crafts, and team building are all part of Oaks ‘n Acorns’ activity studio’s themed PA day camps.

1856 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Full day, 8:45 am–4 pm
JK to Grade 4
$69 full day, $45 half-day

Ontario Science Centre

For your mini-scientist, the Ontario Science Centre offers the chance to take part in science experiments and enjoy exclusive access to the exhibit halls. PA day camps run in November and December only for fall.

770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto
Full day, 9 am–4 pm
Ages 5–12

Pawsitively Pets

Get hands-on with non-traditional pets (think birds, reptiles, and chinchillas) at these unique PA day camps. Pawsitively Pets teaches responsible animal care through themed PA day camps like North American Animals (October 6) and What Do I Eat? (November 17), all about feeding and cooking for animals.

125 Brentcliffe Rd., Toronto
Full day, 9 am–4 pm; extended care available
Ages 4–10

Rosetta School of Visual Arts

A full day or half-day of art, as well as some outdoor activity, is in store for kids taking part in the Rosetta School of Visual Arts’ PA day camps.

1580 Kingston Rd., Toronto
Full day (9:30 am–3:30 pm) or half-day (9:30 am–noon or 1 pm–3:30 pm); extended care available
Ages 5+
$80 full day, $40 half-day


Sprouts’ themed PA day camps allow children to participate in age-appropriate adventures while taking part in fun activities and spending time outdoors.

183 Carlaw Ave., Toronto
Full day, 8:30 am–4 pm; extended care available
Ages 4–11

TAC Sports

Your sporty child can take part in an entire PA day of activities at these multi-sport adventure camps.

2275 Bayview Ave., North York
9 am–4 pm; extended care available
Ages 3½–5½ and 6–12
$85 ages 3–5 ($48 for half-day), $75 ages 6+ ($38 for half-day)

Young People’s Theatre

The “Play in a Day” PA day camp allows kids to take part in drama exercises and collaborate to create a play that will be presented to caregivers at day’s end.

165 Front St. E., Toronto
9 am–3:30 or 4 pm (varies with each PA day)
Grades 1–3 and 4–6
$40 camp only, $56 with ticket to a performance of Beauty and the Beast

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