West end activity providers are reopening and beginning to offer theatre, art, coding, and sports programs — some after a successful summer camp season.
All the programs we’ve included here have COVID-19 protocols in place like reduced group sizes, enhanced cleaning measures, physical distancing requirements, and more. Some are also offering daytime programs during the week for kids doing home learning.
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After-school programs in Roncesvalles, High Park, Bloor West Village, The Junction, and other west end locations.
Sparx Studio teaches social-emotional skills through acting games, lessons, and activities at its studio in Bloor West Village. It is offering fall classes in two age groups: JK–Grade 2 and Grades 3–7.
A full schedule of classes from ballet and tap to Broadway, breakdance, and Glee Club are being offered at Randolph Kids Performing Arts Centre near Bathurst and Bloor. Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols are in place.
At Stagecoach Performing Arts’ 10-week fall musical theatre classes, kids develop their acting, singing, and dancing abilities as well as confidence in a nurturing environment.
Kids work to develop a project using 3D printers and laser cutters and applying coding skills at The Maker Bean’s after-school or weekend tech camps.
Classes start in October at Art Works Art School, with a range of options for kids and teens, from age 4 and up. Classes emphasize developing visual awareness, personal expression, imagination, and comfort with materials.
Under the Lights is a no-contact flag football league for both boys and girls of all skill levels (Grades K–8). All games will be played at Centennial Park in Etobicoke this season.
Spartan Gymnastics is a 20,000-square-foot facility that is all about fun and fitness, incorporating gymnastics, acro, and trampoline with rock climbing, slack lining, and parkour-like obstacle courses. Boys, girls, and coed classes available.
Choose from mixed-media, painting, or drawing classes at Neilson Park Creative Centre. Options are available for ages 5–8 and 8-12 and classes take place weeknights or Saturdays.
The new Code Ninjas facility in South Etobicoke, opening in October 2020, is a unique program that offers drop-in times for kids to work on video game creation, coding, and robotics skills, with staff “senseis” on hand for support.