Each May, Youth Week Toronto celebrates youth engagement and showcases the abilities and talents of youth in the areas of civic engagement, recreation, arts and sports in diverse communities across Toronto.
This year, the Week kicked off with a launch event at Nathan Phillips Square on Monday April 30, featuring young artists from across the City of Toronto. In partnership with R.I.S.E., the Remix Project and UrbanArts. The kick off was followed by interactive events like Resiliency Art Display.
The week long celebration includes events like Master Chef Chop it Like It’s Hot where youth got an opportunity to work alongside second year students from the George Brown culinary program and learn the fundamentals of cooking, Short Film Festival aimed to empowers young artists to express their creativity, networking event Connect To Learn for homeless youth across the City of Toronto to come together at Botanical Gardens to get access to different opportunities.
There are a lot of exciting events planned to cover the weekend of May 5th and 6th. The celebration will end Monday with a Youth Town Hall, a moderated and televised Town Hall where provincial political party leaders will have an equal opportunity to answer a series of prepared questions posed by TVO moderator, Nam Kiwanuka. Premier Kathleen Wynne, NDP leader Andrea Howarth and Mike Schreiner of the Green Party are expected to attend.
What is happening in next 3 days:
May 5th 2018 (Saturday):
If I Ruled T.O.
In the sixth annual If I Ruled T.O. Summit, youth will present their ideas on entrepreneurship, mental health, civic engagement and violence in the community. Registration is free. Get the details on If I Ruled T.O.
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration: Register online
Make Some Noise Concert : Live in the Stacks with Obuxum & Kiyoya Amoah
Location: Albion Library, 1515 Albion Road, Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
May 6th 2018 (Sunday):
STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase
The 17th annual STOMP Urban Dance Competition features performers ages six to 24 from the City of Toronto dance programs and other youth-serving agencies. Tickets are only $5. Get the details on STOMP.
Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Time: Noon
Ticket required – Buy tickets online
May 7th 2018 (Monday):
Youth Town Hall
A moderated and televised Town Hall where provincial political party leaders will have an equal opportunity to answer a series of prepared questions posed by TVO moderator, Nam Kiwanuka.
In partnership with For Youth Initiative, Ryerson Democratic Engagement Exchange, Citizen Empowerment Project, Apathy is Boring and the Toronto Youth Cabinet.
Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.