Assembly Hall

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Partnership Programs

The Assembly Hall offers arts programming for all ages. Our cultural, recreational and educational programs aim to inspire and are made possible thanks to strong partnerships with local organizations. 

Some of our key and growing partnerships are with Lakeshore Arts, Humber College, Long Branch BIA, Lakeshore Village BIA, Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke School of the Arts, and Fifth Ground Entertainment.

Check out some of our signature partnership programs and events below!

Current Partnership Programs

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By the Lake Book Club

Now - a book club with a difference! Join four of Canada’s most gifted authors for an intimate and interactive peek behind the pages of their latest books. They’ll share the back story - their inspiration, determination and their personal take on the creative process. And yes, they’ll read, too!

Book Club evenings take place at the Assembly Hall. Series moderated by Wendy O’Brien, Humber professor and passionate reader.

Buy the Series - $80 - for the 4 evenings.

Buy a Chapter - $27 - for 1 evening.

We've SOLD OUT our ninth season. Thanks for your support, enthusiasm, love of a good read and passion for literature. Call or email to be added to the wait list.

Presented by the Assembly Hall, Toronto Arts & Culture Services and Humber College, School of Creative and Performing Arts in assocation with The Humber School for Writers. Alissa York is sponsored by LIT on TOUR, International Festival of Authors Ontario. Ian Brown's appearance is sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts and The Writers Union of Canada

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'Tis the Season Annual Children's Art Show & Community Open House

Generously sponsored by Long Branch BIA, this exciting community project is a collection of works by approximately 100 children who attend elementary public and separate schools in the Lakeshore area. 

The theme – ‘Tis the Season – is designed to be as inclusive as possible. We ask children to create artworks that illustrate what this time of year means to them. 

The range of responses is always amazing - from representations of various religious celebrations, to a large selection of images representing the wonders of winter.

Approximately 300 people attend the opening each year and the show remains installed at the Assembly Hall for three weeks, allowing a large number of visitors to view the beautiful and imaginative creations on display.