Top Ten Child and Youth Activities on The Eglinton Way

Back-to-school season is just around the corner, but the fun does not have to end just because summer does. The Eglinton Way has a range of exciting activities to help your child succeed this fall.

1. Art Barn School

250 Eglinton Ave W

Art Barn School offers classes for all ages, including a whole range of creative programs for kids. This is the perfect place to explore different techniques and mediums with courses in painting, mixed media, clay, and more.  The programs at Art Barn will allow your child to develop their artistic side and give them a chance to create something to keep and admire long after their class is over.

Fall class registration is now open at http://artbarnschool.com/toronto-art-classes/

2. Five Peas in A Pod

505 Eglinton Ave W, Suite 200

Whether you’re planning your child’s next birthday party or seeking the right child care for your little ones, Ingrid, owner and operator at Five Peas in a Pod, has you covered. According to Ingrid, this Forest Hill child care center is considered one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. Five Peas in a Pod offers a licensed Preschool Program and Kindergarten Readiness Program facilitated by highly experienced and educated staff. Their expertise will help your child develop new skills and gain independence.

To learn more about programs call or email Ingrid at fivepeasinapod@hotmail.ca or 416-827-7759

3. Forest Hill Mathnasium

501 Eglinton Ave W

Make the most of spare hours at Mathnasium, where students in grades 2 – 12 can receive math instruction for catching up, keeping up, or working ahead. Learning activities are catered to each student’s needs and learning style. A free trial is also offered to new students to ensure the right fit for your child. The staff at Mathnasium are personable and will communicate progress to you along the way.

Visit http://www.mathnasium.ca/foresthill for a free-trial

4. Girls in Fitness Training

490 Eglinton Ave W

This program teaches young women how to be fit, strong, and powerful – not just physically, but emotionally. The program’s founder and creator, Tanya, is passionate about inspiring and motivating people toward a healthier lifestyle.

Registration is open for young women ages 9 and up at eMbody Fitness on Eglinton.

5. Groove Dance School of Dance

491 Eglinton Ave W, Suite 400

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz are just the start of what your child can learn at Groove School of Dance. From fitness to self-confidence, your child will bloom in the positive environment led by the studio director, Angela Williams.

Fall registration is now open online at http://grooveschoolofdance.com/registration-form/

6. North Toronto Karate School

491 Eglinton Ave W, 4th floor

North Toronto Karate School (NTKS) offers classes for children and adults interested in beginning their Karate journey. New students will learn basic training techniques and skills that can be developed all the way up to a Black Belt. Training includes tournaments and year-end performances. NTKS invites prospective students to visit the school and observe a class to see what NTKS can offer you.


For schedule information visit http://northtorontokarate.com/home.htm

7. North Toronto Soccer Club

1041 Avenue Rd, Suite 5

Spark your child’s love for the game at North Toronto Soccer Club (NTSC). Offering developmental, competitive, and recreational programs, NTSC is the go-to place in North Toronto for soccer training. An indoor soccer house league program in the winter means your child can enjoy their favourite sport all year round.

Details can be found at https://www.ntsoccer.com/home

8. Oxford Learning

481 Eglinton Ave W

Oxford Learning focuses on time management, thinking and learning skills, and developing your child’s confidence for better grades in any subject. Tutoring in Math, Science, French, and English is offered as well as specific prep programs and targeted skills training. Program age groups range from preschool to college prep.

Visit the Oxford Learning website to learn more about programs https://www.oxfordlearning.com/locations/toronto-forest-hill-tutoring/

9. Sew Be It Studio

243 Eglinton Ave W

Learn the art of sewing and fashion design at Sew Be It Studio. The experienced and friendly Sew Be It team has made it their mission to share the craft of garment creation with people of all ages and believe anyone can learn to sew. Classes, workshops, camps, and drop-in studio hours are available for all skill levels.

Get inspired to sew a whole new wardrobe at http://sewbeitstudio.com/

10. Toronto Arts Academy

538 Eglinton Ave W

New to midtown, but not to music, the Toronto Arts Academy has been voted Toronto’s best music school for singing, piano, guitar, and drum lessons since 2014. The teachers at the academy are highly skilled and the facility offers the latest in music technology to hear and perfect your sound.

Get started by finding music lessons online at https://torontoartsacademy.com/music-lessons-in-toronto-midtown/


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