Free Extracurricular Programming in the Greater Toronto Area

Starts With One has compiled a list of high-quality, free and/or low-cost extracurricular programs in the Greater Toronto Area for families looking to enhance their child’s educational experience outside the classroom.

For more information, please contact our One to One Program Coordinator Jan Lim at janlim@startswithone.ca.

If you are looking for more activities that interest your child, consider registering for the One to One Program today! Our team will match you with a private student tutor free of cost.

 
 
Students at the REgent Park School of Music, Toronto, ON.

Students at the REgent Park School of Music, Toronto, ON.

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Music Lessons

Dixon Hall Music School

58 Sumach St. Toronto, ON M5A 3J7

https://dixonhall.org/

Regent Park Music School

585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

http://rpmusic.org/

Canadian Opera Company

Locations found throughout the GTA

https://learn.coc.ca/EventsPrograms/ChildrenYouthFamilies/after-school-opera-program

Axis Music
The Hub Mid-Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario M1K 2S3

http://www.axismusic.ca/

University Settlement

23 Grange Rd, Toronto, ON M5T 1C3

http://universitysettlement.ca/music-arts-school/


Allegro Academy

2900 Steeles Ave E #217, Thornhill, ON L3T 4X1

https://allegroacademy.ca/

Sistema

3300 Yonge Street, Suite 210, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6

https://sistema-toronto.ca/


 
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Athletics

Free Programs at Community Centres

Greater Toronto Area

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/free-lower-cost-recreation-options/

Aspire for Higher

Brampton, Ontario

https://www.a4hbasketball.com/

Urban Squash

75 Carl Hall Rd Unit 15, North York, ON

http://www.urbansquashtoronto.org/

York Region Soccer Association

Vaughan, Ontario

http://www.yrsa.ca/specialneeds.html

Nutmeg Soccer

Dundas/Bathurst

https://nutmegsoccer.org/

Athletics Funding Bodies

Their Opportunity

50 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4S1

https://www.theiropportunity.com/

Kidsport

563 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/about-us/

Welcome Policy from the Municipal Government

Greater Toronto Area

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/employment-social-support/child-family-support/subsidy-for-recreation-programs/

 
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Fine Arts

Art Barn

250 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R 1A7

http://artbarnschool.com/


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Literacy

Toronto Public Library: Leading to Reading Program

Greater Toronto Area

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/services/leading-to-reading.jsp


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All Purpose

Daniel’s Spectrum

Regent Park Neighbourhood

http://danielsspectrum.ca/our-programs/

Beyond 3:30

Greater Toronto Area

https://tfss.ca/beyond-330/

The Nook

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood

https://www.conccommunity.org/the-nook/