Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto District School Board

Toronto District School Board

November 25, 2011 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Toronto District School Board and Art Gallery of Ontario Announce New Education Partnership

Programming Helps Fuel Students' Passion For Art

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2011) -


Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) representatives will gather in the Weston Family Learning Centre at the AGO to celebrate a new education partnership.

This partnership will allow students to experience:

  • Special full-day programs at the AGO: Up to 500 high-priority TDSB classes will visit the Gallery in the 2011-12 school year;
  • The AGO's installation of 13 key paintings from the TDSB's art collection in the Weston Family Learning Centre;
  • Specialized curriculum and resources for teachers and students online and at the AGO; and
  • Free access to the Weston Family Learning Centre for students, teachers, parents and the community.

Students, teachers and AGO and TDSB representatives will be available for interviews. Students will be observed participating in the specialized curriculum programming and a ceremonial drumming by students from the First Nations School.

Who: AGO Director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum, TDSB Chair Chris Bolton, TDSB Director of Education Chris Spence, Coun. Gary Crawford, Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest, two classes of TDSB Grades 7 & 8 students and teachers.

When: Monday, Nov. 28, noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto

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