As the school year begins, many local activity providers are opting to open up for in-person programs. Some after successfully running in-person camps this summer.
Of course, it’s not back to business as usual: Each provider we’ve selected here has their COVID-19 health and safety precautions carefully outlined and has put in place safeguards including reduced group sizes, distanced seating and individual workstations, health screenings, and more.
At 4Points BJJ, kids train in this martial art with world champions and Olympians, while learning other important life skills like perseverance, confidence, respect, and hard work.
Get outdoors at Evergreen Brick Works this fall for a 10-week Saturday adventure/ecology program where kids explore waterways and urban wilds, craft with natural materials, and more. Also check out the weekday Nature School, ideal for kids learning at home this fall.
All types of art classes are on the fall schedule at the Canadian Contemporary School of Art, including painting, drawing, sculpting, cartooning, photography, fashion design, architecture, media arts, and landscape design. In-studio homeschool classes are also available.
Canadian Girls Baseball is a national nonprofit dedicated to making the sport engaging and accessible to girls. It is running its fall girls-only baseball program in Forest Hill. Each player gets her own bat and helmet for the duration of the program.
Kids learn to make new recipes from scratch in each session with The Chef Upstairs, acquiring essential kitchen skills and table etiquette.
Students at the Toronto Arts Academy earn achievement awards and take part in red-carpet performances. Lessons are available for voice, piano, guitar, and drums for all ages and levels.
Get your ninja on with weekly evening or Saturday classes at Kidnasium, a soft play centre near Yonge and Eglinton. It also has daytime gym programs for little kids and big kids and sports and fitness classes that come to your location.
Jack of Sports will run its swim lessons, toddler swim classes, and swim racing club (swim level 7 and up) at several locations. Semi-private lessons are available and ratios for all classes are 1:4 for toddlers, 1:5 for older kids.