Check out what’s on at The Story Garden ➜

Upcoming events are listed and any date that is underlined on our calendar can be clicked on for more info. If you have any questions about volunteering or registration for our programs, please contact

Storytime STOP


Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

A weekly celebration of reading for families with young children. This interactive program includes stories, songs, games, models good reading skills, and fosters close family relationships. It provides a sense of belonging for everyone in the community. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends — all are welcome to join us.

Wee Readers

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 – 11 am

Stories, songs, puzzles, and games for moms and dads, babies, and preschoolers. “A toonie a trip!”

Please contact us for more information or with any questions

Leaders for Readers

Saturdays from 11 am – 12 pm
Current Session: Sept. 30 – Dec. 2/17

Leaders for Readers is a shared reading program that connects high school teens with struggling readers in primary grades. The teens are trained to use effective techniques and great literature in a series of one hour sessions, to inspire their young friends while earning volunteer hours necessary for graduation. Teens (Leaders) should send a cover letter and resume to or download and application for PRIMARY STUDENTS (Readers).

Please contact us for more information or with any questions.

Story Seeds & Sprouts

Wednesdays from 10am – 11am
Current Session: September 27 – October 25, 2017 (5 weeks)
Arabic-Speaking Session: November 1-29, 2017 (5 weeks)
This program is funded by a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation so there is no charge!

A NEW hands-on, interactive program to teach little ones both the love and skill of reading. Download a Registration Form using THIS LINK or email for more information.

Drop In and Read

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1 – 4 pm

Please contact us for more information or with any questions.


Wednesdays from 1 – 4 pm

Please contact us for more information or with any questions.

Parent Seminars

Next session: TBA

Are you stressed about your child’s reading? The Story Garden can help!

Our Parent Seminar is a series of 4 interactive workshops for parents and caregivers* that will teach you how to instill in your children both love and skill of reading. You’ll gain on-the-spot training in how to use simple, fun activities and loving interactions to see immediate and sustained success in reading. BONUS: You’ll receive a fabulous kit to use at home with your child(ren) so you can start using what you learn right away!

* Please note that these are parent/adult only workshops. We are unable to provide childcare.

Cost: The Story Garden is pleased to announce that there is NO CHARGE for these sessions. (The $99 cost for each participant is being covered by a Parents Reaching Out grant from the Ministry of Education!)

Register: Contact Kathryn by email at or phone: 416-910-9658 or drop by The Story Garden Tue/Wed/Thurs to sign up in person. Registration form can be downloaded here.