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

This fall, we will be launching the 10th season of the By the Lake Book Club! We are pleased to be celebrating with an expanded program, offering six gifted authors in six chapters, from September to March.

We are also welcoming a new program partner – the International Festival of Authors. The IFOA joins the Assembly Hall and Humber College's School of Creative & Performing Arts to bring this amazing literary series to the Lakeshore. Book Club evenings take place at the Assembly Hall. Series moderated by Wendy O'Brien, Humber professor and passionate reader.

Authors and event dates will be announced in mid-June, with ticket sales beginning on June 27. To make sure that you receive the latest news on the By The Lake Book Club, like us on Facebook!

Presented by the Assembly Hall, Toronto Arts & Culture Services and Humber College, School of Creative and Performing Arts in association with The Humber School for Writers

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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.