All is marvellous in the land of the maple leaf! Toronto may have only been founded in 1793, but since then, they’ve crammed A LOT of history in. Your history students will tick off museums, stadiums and even castles. Snow, or shine, Toronto does not disappoint.
For a real taste of Toronto’s history, your students will be visiting Fort York to learn about Toronto’s military past. From Fort York, your students will make the small journey to Black Creek Pioneer Village, where they'll be immersed in 19th century Toronto as they literally walk through the city’s history. In the evening, students will visit the famous Gooderham building and learn about the history of the notorious Gooderham family. The day will be concluded with a group dinner, some poteen maybe?
Toronto isn’t called the Ice Hockey capital of the world for no reason. For a look at the nation’s favourite pastime head down to the Maple Leaf Gardens, the former home of the once famous Maple Leaf’s. From the home of the Maple leaf’s you’ll head to the home of Sir Allan Napier MacNab, at Dundurn National Historic Site. Students will tour the house and take part in live demonstrations of what it was like to work at the house. Last but not least, make a short trip to Niagara Falls, a Canadian treasure where your students can get make the most of the perfect photo opportunity.
A national treasure, and one of the biggest museums in the whole of North America, The Royal Ontario Museum is full to the rafters with historical artefacts, art and other worldly treasures just waiting to be found. Once your morning has concluded, head to Casa Loma, a perfectly preserved castle from the 1800’s. Your group will tour this gothic castle and learn its extensive history. Before leaving your group can take part in an escape room to test their wits.
The Aga Khan Museum will be your first stop of the day. Students will tour the gallery halls and even have the opportunity to take part in live demonstrations and performances. What would a trip to Toronto be without a visit to High Park? This is Toronto’s largest park where the students are free to take part in walking trails and take in the natural beauty from the park. To end the day, take your students to Toronto’s most famous attraction, The CN Tower. We recommend going in the evening to capture the majestic views of Toronto at sunset, the perfect photo ‘opp’ for the gram’. If your students are brave they can take part in the Edge Walk at the CN Tower, where they can walk around the outside of the tower to get an even better view of the city.