Exhibition of the infant-toddler centres and preschools,
Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy - North American version.

The Venue


Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District, the Fairmont Royal York hotel opened in 1929. It retains original features such as hand-painted ceilings and travertine pillars. The lobby has an extensive lounge area in addition to four restaurants, a cafe and a bar.

The site for the exhibit consists of two separate rooms located on the lower concourse of the hotel, directly below the main lobby. This concourse can be accessed through the hotel lobby as well as through an underground PATH system, which links it to the subway and shopping areas. It is wheelchair accessible. Retail shops also located on the lower concourse.



The award-winning Fairmont Royal York is the hotel of choice to hold business meetings, multimedia conferences, or conventions in Toronto, with an extensive range of meeting and function rooms, from elegant boardrooms and reception rooms to magnificent ballrooms and meeting rooms. The hotel has the capacity and expertise to host every kind of meeting and event for up to 1670 guests. With a choice of 32 versatile meeting and function rooms as well as four Hospitality Suites and a VIP Boardroom, The Fairmont Royal York meets modern technological business needs with multimedia services and Wi-Fi connections in all the meeting rooms.

The elegant rooms offer Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have city views, while upgraded rooms add sitting areas with sofas. Individually decorated suites have separate living areas; some have wet bars or full kitchens and dining rooms. Hotel guests have access to a spa with a 24/7 gym, an indoor pool and a whirlpool, plus a business center.


The Location


The Fairmont Royal York is directly across the street from Union Station. This is a transportation hub linking TTC (the city transit system which includes an extensive subway system), GO Transit (a commuter train with lines to neighbouring cities such as Hamilton, Guelph, Milton, Kitchener, and Pickering) and VIA Rail (a cross-country rail network with connections to the U.S.). ln addition, this is a point of arrival and departure for UP Express, a direct train line from Toronto Pearson Airport, and the shuttle for Porter Airlines, which is based on Toronto Island, directly across from downtown. 

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from St. Lawrence Market, a 13-minute walk from the CN Tower and 1.3 km from the Harbourfront Centre (a cultural destination with galleries and shops on the shore of Lake Ontario). Other nearby attractions include Ripley’s Aquarium, the Theatre District (one block away on King St.), The Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, the Bata Shoe Museum and The Distillery District (a charming pedestrian area with a theatre, galleries and shops). In addition, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and several other performance venues are nearby, as is the Rogers Centre, which at that time of year will be the site of Major League Baseball games. Toronto Island is a 10-minute ferry ride away, and features lovely parkland, canoe rentals, and an old-fashioned amusement park.


The Wonder of Learning is a traveling exhibition. It will be touring North America for ten years, from 2008 to 2018, showing for six months at a time in different cities, states and provinces.

From June 23 - November 13, 2016, The Wonder of Learning will be hosted by The Ontario Reggio Association in Toronto, Canada.

Exhibit Fall  hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 3pm - 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm. Admission to the exhibit is Free.



For general information about the exhibit in Toronto please contact: Karyn Callaghan or  NAREA Exhibit Project Coordinator: Judith Allen Kaminsky

To schedule a group visit please contact: Patti MacDonald


 NAREA: www.reggioalliance.org

 The Wonder of Learning website: www.thewonderoflearning.com