L to R: Kaelin Isserlin, Sophia Hassenstein, Caroline Bentley © Colin Frotten

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Life at the School

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is located in the heart of historic Cabbagetown, on the east side of downtown Toronto. Situated in a heritage designated renovated church, it is also home to Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) and the Winchester Street Theatre. With shops, cafés, and a weekly market right on our doorstep and being only a short distance from the heart of the city, the School is ideally located for all aspects of student life.

As a student at the School you will become part of a close-knit community and meet new friends from Canada and around the world who share your passion for dance.

Student-Run Organizations

Over your course of study, you’ll have many opportunities to participate in the School’s student government, Coffee House productions, graduation committee, and other student-run social events.  During your graduating year, you’ll also help to organize student trips; past class trips have included such destinations as Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, and New York City.

The Performance Series

Each year, you and your classmates will attend a series of performances in the Toronto area by world-renowned artists in dance, theatre, music, and opera.

The city

The city of Toronto is one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in Canada, making it an extremely exciting place to live. Throughout the year, the streets and neighbourhoods are alive with entertainment and the buzz of major sporting events, internationally renowned performances, global festivals, a hugely diverse selection of restaurants, and everything from vintage thrift stores to high-end designer stores. There really is something for everyone here!

Not only is Toronto the largest city in Canada, but it’s also close to New York, and to Montreal, so you are close to auditions and other amenities.  It’s a great starting place for wherever you want to go. – Colby McGovern, graduate, from Grande Prairie, Alberta

For more information on living and working in Toronto, visit:

Housing and accommodation

The School does not have housing or student residences, however we are able to provide information and guidance that may assist students in their search for housing. Most students find sharing accommodations more financially viable than renting their own apartment.The School is able to provide information about a number of facilities that are available for either summer or temporary accommodation, though most are only appropriate for individuals while they look for another living situation.

In addition, the School sometimes receives notices of available sublets and shared accommodations.

For more information about finding housing and accommodation, or to receive detailed listings, please contact:

Andrea Roberts
Admissions & Records Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 416-967-6887 ext. 22