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Stories from the Arts

The Magic of Music at George Webster ES

For the 720 students at George Webster Elementary School, music is not an add-on; it lies at the heart of school life.


Art n’ Mind: Student-led Initiative to Raise Mental Health Awareness While Supporting Young Artists

When Etobicoke School of the Arts students noticed the inequalities surrounding Toronto’s mental health landscape and the lack of accessibility to mental health services, they started to do some research and were shocked by the stigma surrounding mental health and mental health illnesses in Toronto.

Making refugee stories come alive: Lawrence Heights Middle School

The purpose of every dramatic performance is to entertain, but the students and staff at Lawrence Heights Middle School made sure to educate and change perceptions when they performed their annual spring production ‘A Chamada’ (The Call) A Wake for Refugees.


TDSB Expands Itinerant Music Instructors (IMIs) to More Schools

Starting this school year, the TDSB has expanded its IMI enrichment program to include 17 new schools. As a result of this expansion, more than 1,200 new students will have access to the program through 1,600 new IMI hours.

TDSB Students Train with International Dancers At National Ballet School

This week, students from West Hill Collegiate Institute shed their backpacks and pencils to take part in a unique workshop that teaches creativity and team building through dance.


Romeo baby-o, baby-o: Forest Hill CI steps into provincial theatre spotlight

Forest Hill CI has qualified for a provincial theatre showcase in Brantford, May 8 to 11. The school’s production of The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, by Peter Bloedel

Director John Malloy Visits Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts

Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts
B.L.A.C.K. x TDSB Monologue/Dub Poetry Slam (14mins50sec)

CBC Toronto News 
December 5, 2019

Central Toronto Academy
WATCH — Students design a museum-worthy shoe
CBC Kids
November 1, 2019

Kimberley Junior Public School
Kimberley P.S. teacher Kate Cullen presented with 2019 Arts Champion Award by Prologue to the Performing Arts
Beach Metro
June 26, 2019

Northview Heights Secondary School
Toronto teenager uses spoken word poetry to cope with anxiety 
May 29, 2019

Ben Heppner Vocal Music Academy
Student Workshop (34mins44sec)
CTV News Toronto at Six
May 10, 2019 

Lucy McCormick Senior School
Instruments donated to children with special needs
April 19, 2019

CBC Toronto News (9mins05sec)
April 9, 2019

King Edward Public School
Kyo Maclear draws inspiration from her kids' music teacher for first graphic novel
CBC Radio
April 4, 2019 

Firgrove Public School
Music program aims to prevent violence by teaching kids how to play violin
April 2, 2019 

Grenoble Public School
Special delivery: JAZZ.FM91 brings dozens of instruments to Toronto school
February 14, 2019 

Yorkdale Secondary School
Guitar-making class strikes a chord with TDSB students
Toronto Star 
February 1, 2019

Dr Marion Hilliard Senior Public School
How Prologue to the Performing Arts breaks down barriers for students
January 19, 2019

Beverley School
Dream Serenade celebrates five years of community and generosity
Now Magazine 
November 20, 2018 

Claude Watson School for the Arts
Teacher Helen Diack brings her passion to the classroom 
October 3, 2018

Etobicoke School of the Arts
Where Do We Go From Here?
Canadian Art 

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