Small Print Toronto's popular model city-building workshop for kids aged 2-8, Mouse City, is gearing up to address its biggest urban planning challenge yet: Cats. Yes, cats are moving into Mouse City! Will they create havoc or foster harmony? Can cats live and work alongside mice? Junior urban planners can decide how Mouse City will accommodate its new, feline citizens.
Ottawa-based author John Sobol will offer junior city designers some food for thought when he launches Friend Or Foe? (Groundwood Books), his new picture book about a mouse that lives next door to a cat. John will also serve as Mayor of Cat & Mouse City and help kids figure out where to place their construction paper buildings on a giant city grid.
Space is limited. Sign up early!
Copies of Friend Or Foe will be available for purchase at the event. John Sobol will sign books.
Small Print Toronto is proud to present this free family-friendly event in partnership with Groundwood Books and Toronto Public Library.
All materials will be provided.
Parental supervision required
All workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designate (caregiver) who is at least 18 years of age and is responsible for their direct supervision. Parent, guardian or designate caregivers responsible for more than one attendee and no more than 10 attendees are reminded that they are entirely responsible for their group while in the facility and must effectively supervise the group at all times. Caregivers must remain visible to their group and event personnel to assist with supervision, if necessary. Accordingly, please purchase a ticket for every adult in your party.
This is a free event, does my child need a ticket?
Yes. This helps us prepare materials and plan the session accordingly. Only active participants in the workshop - namely, kids - need to be registered. Parents and caregivers do not require a ticket.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Not necessarily. Once you complete the registration process, you will be sent an electronic ticket that can be scanned at the door via your smartphone. If you don't have a smartphone, don't fret about printing it off and bring it with you. Your name will automatically be added to the guest list that we use at the door.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Lillian H. Smith is located at the corner of College Street and Huron Street (one block east of Spadina Avenue). By TTC: The College Streetcar West stops at Spadina Avenue and Beverley Street, Lillian H. Smith is located roughly in-between the two. Alternatively, take the Southbound 510 Spadina streetcar from Spadina Station to College and walk one block east. There is parking on adjacent side streets. Detailed location information is available on the Toronto Public Library website.
My child is outside of the listed age ranges for the event - can he or she attend?
The workshop will certainly appeal to parents and children of all ages, though, the activities are designed for ages 2-6.
This event is a rain/snow/shine event. Once purchased, donations and books are non-refundable. If you can't attend, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can release tickets to interested attendees.
A coat storage room will be available on site. We recommend that you check all non-essential items (including strollers) in the coat check so we can maximize the space in the room during the event.