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Firefly at Crescent Town

Theatre Direct began to foster a relationship with Crescent Town Elementary School in the 2015-16 Season by providing a Firefly Residency to 2 of the kindergarten classes. This Season Theatre Direct in partnership with Crescent Town Elementary School will launch a full scale Firefly Project Residency involving close to 450 students and 32 educators.

Firefly Drama Warm Up at Crescent Town in 2015

Crescent Town Elementary School Profile

Crescent Town School is part of a large inner-city apartment complex located next to the Metro Toronto valley system. The school is situated on the original site of the Massey Estate. In 1973, Crescent Town School opened with an enrolment in excess of 500 students. The school underwent a major construction project over the past few years, which also includes a daycare centre.

Crescent Town School, presently with over 720 students, serves a diverse ethnocultural and multilingual population. As part of the Model Schools for Inner City initiative, the staff, parents and community are committed to providing increased educational opportunities and rich learning experiences for the students.

Acting out a story during the Firefly Project

What Crescent Town is saying…


We know that the investment in a partnership with Theatre Direct will have a long term impact on our students
and entire school community.
– Vice Principal, Crescent Town Elementary School

The students’ interest, enthusiasm and confidence all increased day by day, soaring at the end.
– Kindergarten Teacher, Crescent Town Elementary School

A wonderful approach for eliciting language that I will continue to use again and again.
– Kindergarten Teacher, Crescent Town Elementary School

Stories & Poems from Crescent Town

Wonderful Imaginiations

A poem written by a participating Educator for her class after experiencing the Firefly Project for the first time in October 2015

















The Firefly Project is part of Theatre Direct’s Arts from the Start programme funded by CIBC Children’s Foundation.


The Firefly Project at Crescent Town, as part of Theatre Direct’s 2016-17 Season, will be produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council