The 519’s Kids Action and Arts Space (KAAS) is a free, drop-in program that offers kids who are 6 to 9 years old a fun place to connect, meet friends and new peers and explore cool opportunities, starting January 20th until December 15th of 2018.

KAAS for 6 - 9 years olds meets the first and third Saturday of each month, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

YAAS for 10 - 15 years olds meets the first and third Saturday of each month, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

In 2018, The 519 is collaborating with new and returning community artists and educators to facilitate arts and movement-based activities for queer, trans, and gender nonbinary kids and the kids of queer and trans families. 

Throughout the year participants will explore activities like improv, drama, story writing and telling, visual arts and music. This time around, more movement-based activities such as cycling, hiking, skateboarding, yoga, bouldering, parkour, social circus, ice-skating and dancing will be weaved into KAAS programming. As always, no experience in these activities is required – just a desire to try new things and meet new people!

Collectively, we strive to create a safer, supportive and inspiring space where everyone – from facilitators to participants – can bring their full selves into the space, feel celebrated and continue to develop and strengthen their skills in self-expression.

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KAAS (6-9 year olds) 2018 Schedule

KAAS: Hoops and Spikes!: 20 January 2018

KAAS: Skating with Louise!: 3 February 2018

KAAS: Karate with Chris!: 17 February 2018

KAAS: Storytelling with Jumblies Theatre: 3 March 2018

KAAS: Drumming with Zena!: 17 March 2018

KAAS: Art with Janet Romero!: 7 April 2018

KAAS: Yoga with Emily & Art with Julie!: 21 April 2018

KAAS: BAM! POW! ZAP! Small Print Toronto is BACK w/DIY Superhero Lab!: 5 May 2018

KAAS: Play. Improvise. Create. Improv with Darryl!: 19 MAY 2018

KAAS: TBD: 2 June 2018

KAAS: Pow Wow Experience with Native Canadian Centre of Toronto: 16 June 2018

KAAS: TBD: 12 September 2018

KAAS: TBD: 6 October 2018

KAAS: TBD: 20 October 2018

KAAS: TBD: 3 November 2018

KAAS: TBD: 17 November 2018

KAAS: TBD: 1 December 2018

KAAS: TBD: 15 December 2018

For more details or information, get in touch with Chris at   

The 519 is very grateful to Scotiabank for their financial support towards the Kids Action and Arts Space.

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