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Urban Discovery

We’re collaborating with Earth Day Canada this summer to present Urban Discovery – a youth-focused play initiative that aims to embrace urban space along a busy rail corridor, transforming a “nuisance” into a dynamic opportunity for social engagement.

stackt, Earth Day Canada and the Children’s Discovery Centre will host outdoor POP-UP Adventure Playgrounds – presented by Kamik and Earth Day Canada – every Tuesday throughout July. Urban Discovery will provide a space where kids from 5-12 can build, invent, create, and play freely to their hearts’ content!

Some helpful Adventure Playground tips:

– Our POP-UP Adventure Playgrounds are staffed by Play Rangers. They help observe and manage the play. They do not direct children’s play, but help when necessary.

– We ask that caregivers sit back, relax, and let their children play on their own. Our Play Rangers are on site to assist with any conflict negotiations or challenges that may arise. We encourage you to bring a camp chair, blanket, and something to read!

– We say YES to all kinds of play and that means your kids will likely get messy! Whether it’s with mud or water, kids at our POP-UPs are encouraged to explore with their whole bodies. We recommend participants bring a change of clothes.

– Be prepared and plan enough time for your kids to play. Kids who are new to open-ended play often take some time to warm up, but once they get going they won’t want to stop! We recommend planning for at least 2 or more hours of uninterrupted play.

The Urban Discovery project is funded by the Public Space Incubator, a project of Park People generously supported by Ken and Eti Greenberg and the Balsam Foundation.

Date: Tuesdays throughout July

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: stackt, 28 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

The programming will culminate in a one-day family-focused festival called Play Date on Saturday, August 10th. Stay tuned for details!