A plethora of galleries, an army of statues and a whole lot of charm, Toronto is packed to the rafters with arty must-see’s. With a skyline made of only the finest strokes of a precise brush, in Toronto they bleed syrup and paint. Facts!
Start your Toronto art tour with a bang and head to Toronto’s capital of culture, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Across the road from AGO is a local café called Art Square Café & Gallery, here students will mix food with art as they dine surrounded by exquisite art work. In the evening, your group will check out one the cities favourite attractions: the Toronto Sign, where your students will get the chance to take a quick pic’ with the famous sign.
Not everyone realised their potential as the next Picasso or Michelangelo, make your students the exception, not the rule! At the Toronto School of Arts your students will get the opportunity to watch and take part in a work shop to brush up on their artistic skills. After a spot of lunch, your students will catch a bus down to Niagara Falls where they can see the world-famous waterfalls in all their glory.
Get your trainers on, you’re going on a walking tour! Toronto is home to some of the worlds craziest and wackiest statues you’re ever likely to see. You’ll see The Immigrant family, Toy Soldiers, Full Circle and many, many more. Finish the day by visiting the infamous Graffiti Alley. This alley aims to end the negative stereotype around graffiti and wants to encourage creativity in the city.
For some true Canadian culture head to the Gladstone Hotel, a work of art filled with works of art. After a quick visit to the hotel, make your way to the Aga Khan Museum the home of a vast array of weird and wonderful exhibits and tours. Before you round off your Canadian adventures, we couldn’t let you leave without seeing the world-famous CN Tower. Your students will get the chance to scale a real wonder of the modern world and take that all-important Instagram photo before heading to the airport.
The word “Toronto” comes from the Mohawk phrase “tkaronto” which means “where trees grow in water”