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For all COVID-19 concerns and inquiries: covidsafety@torontofilmschool.ca

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Student Services

At Toronto Film School, we pride ourselves on our rich, comprehensive suite of student support services. These services will be instrumental in ensuring students feel both safe and excited to return to campus. We will equip our support services team and program advisors with the information necessary to provide timely support to our students.

Mental Health Support

The mental health and well-being of our students is a priority. 

Weekly webinars and peer support groups are available and highly recommended to all students. Sessions cover a variety of topics, including stress, anxiety, burnout, anti-racism, and adjustment related to COVID-19.
  
For students, staff and faculty who may be experiencing challenges during this time, there are support services available to assist you. Please feel free to contact the necessary resources below:

Vaccination Clinics

Students who are eligible can book an appointment at immunization clinics in Toronto using the Ontario vaccination registration system here or by calling the provincial booking system at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).

Faculty & Staff

Social Distancing

Questions or Concerns?

Faculty and staff can phone 877-847-4525 or 416-956-2979 or email: support@resourcesforyourlife.com

Questions or Concerns?

Faculty and staff can phone 877-847-4525 or 416-956-2979 or email:
support@resourcesforyourlife.com

Information Sources

How To Protect Yourself

 COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses, similar to a common cold. 

Symptoms of human coronaviruses can:

Coronaviruses are most commonly spread from an infected person through:

The best way to prevent the spread of infections is to:

For more information on coronavirus: 
• Call: 1-833-784-4397 
• Email: 
phac.info.aspc@canada.ca
• Visit: 
canada.ca/coronavirus

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands.
  • Practice physical distancing at all times. 
  • Wear a non-medical mask or face covering, made with at least two layers of tightly woven fabric, constructed to completely cover the nose and mouth and secured to the head by ties or ear loops, to protect the people and surfaces around you.

Frequently Asked Questions

International Students

Toronto Film School is proud to offer a safe entry plan to Canada that has been approved by both the provincial government and the federal Government of Canada.
  
The Quarantine Plan provides students with safe isolation at a dedicated quarantine site that meets both provincial and federal guidelines. It includes transportation from the airport to the hotel, accommodations, and that you receive three meals daily. During the quarantine period, students will have the opportunity to participate in daily virtual activities and meetings with their peers and Toronto Film School support staff. 

Although there have been changes and some travelers may be exempt due to vaccination, all international students traveling to Canada must be prepared to quarantine in the event they are symptomatic or do not meet the requirements for exemption. A federal government representative will make a final determination on the exemption eligibility at the border based on the information presented at the time of entry to Canada. 
 
To learn more about the Toronto Film School Quarantine plan, please email 
QuarantineSupportON@yorkvilleu.ca.

On-Campus Protocols

Program-Specific Information

Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre

Please note: If you are unable to participate or choose not to participate on campus please contact your program advisor Emily Levine at: elevine@torontofilmschool.ca 

* All on campus courses (except Basic Camera Skills) will be offered an alternative on zoom for those who wish to remain learning virtually.
* Basic Camera Skills is a 5-week course and can only be offered to on campus students.

Term 1 classes
ACB130 - Movement 1 (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
BCS101 - Basic Camera Skills (on campus No zoom alternative)
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 2 classes
ACB230 - Movement 2 (optional – there is an online option)
ACC120 - Performance History 2 (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
BCS101 - Basic Camera Skills (on campus No zoom alternative)
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 3 classes
ACB330 - Movement 3: Clown and Producing & Directing for Actors (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 4 classes
ACB410 Acting 4: Improvisation & Musical Improv (optional – there is an online option)
ACB431 - Movement 4: Ensemble Movement & Stage Combat will be offered on campus (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 5 classes
ACT511 - Live Performance (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 6 classes
ACT616 - Short Film Production (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

This is subject to change based on the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. 

Film Production

Please note: If you are unable to participate or choose not to participate on campus please contact your program advisor Zac Schraeder at:  zschraeder@torontofilmschool.ca 

Term 1 classes
FPD104: Cinematography 1 - on campus No zoom alternative
FPD106: Camera & Set Procedure - on campus (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 2 classes
FPD124: Cinematography 2 - on campus (mandatory – there is no online option)
FPD127: Marketing & Promotional Media – on campus (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 3 classes
FPD134: Cinematography 3 - on campus (mandatory – there is no online option)

Term 4 classes
All classes remain online through Zoom

Term 5 classes
All classes remain online through Zoom

Term 6 classes
FPD233: Career Development – on campus (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

This is subject to change based on the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. 

Term 3, 4 & 6 classes 
All classes remain online through Zoom

Term 6 class
Scheduled at 460 Yonge St. (Yonge and College). 

WRT640: Sitcom Shortrunning and Short Film Production - on campus (optional – there is a zoom option) 
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**


This is subject to change based on the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. 

Writing for Film & Television

Please note: If you are unable to participate or choose not to participate on campus please contact your program advisor Stacy-Ann at: smclarty@torontofilmschool.ca 

Term 1 classes
Scheduled at 460 Yonge St. (Yonge and College). 

FPD105: Production 1 - on campus (optional – there is a zoom option) 
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Term 2 classes
Scheduled at 460 Yonge St. (Yonge and College). 

FPD127: Marketing and Promotional Media - on campus (optional – there is a zoom option)  
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**

Graphic Design & Interactive Media

Please note: If you are unable to participate or choose not to participate on campus please contact your program advisor Stacy-Ann McLarty at: smclarty@torontofilmschool.ca 

Term 1 classes
Both classes will be scheduled on the same day at 10 Dundas St. E 7th flr. (Yonge and Dundas)

IDM114: Digital Drawing 1 - on campus (optional – there is an online option)
IDM118: Page Layout 1 - on campus (optional – there is an online option)

You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**
Access to labs 

Location: 10 Dundas St. E 7th flr. (Yonge and Dundas
Available three times a week (based on demand)
Time and date to be confirmed. 

Term 2 classes
Both classes will be scheduled on the same day at 10 Dundas St. E 7th flr. (Yonge and Dundas)

IDM203: Digital Drawing 2 - on campus (optional – there is an online option)
IDM210: Identity Design 1 - on campus (optional – there is an online option)
You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**
Access to labs 

Location: 10 Dundas St. E 7th flr. (Yonge and Dundas
Available three times a week (based on demand)
Time and date to be confirmed. 

Term 3 classes
All classes remain online through Zoom 

Access to labs 

Location: 10 Dundas St. E 7th flr. (Yonge and Dundas
Available three times a week (based on demand)
Time and date to be confirmed. 

On campus activity  
We are planning a unique opportunity for Term 3 students to work on class projects in one of the on-campus studios with guest creatives allowing for a zoom alternative.
Time and date to be confirmed 

Term 4 classes
All classes remain online through Zoom 

Access to labs 

Location: 10 Dundas St. E 7th flr. (Yonge and Dundas
Available three times a week (based on demand)
Time and date to be confirmed. 

On campus activity  
GDIM is excited to host our annual portfolio review once again on campus for all Term 4 students and graduates during the 2022 Winter semester there will be a zoom option.
Time and date to be confirmed 

Term 2 - 6 classes 
All classes remain online through Zoom

Game Coding Q&A Bootcamp
Ready to kickstart your Game Art & Animation career? 

Ready to kickstart your programming career?
Have your programming and game career questions answered by Jean-Paul Amore, Program Director for the Video Game Design & Development program.
To be held weekly, on campus, time and day TBC.
Access to labs 

Location: 415 Yonge St., 15th floor (Yonge and College)
Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00pm (based on demand) 

This is subject to change based on the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. 

Video Game Design & Development 

Please note: If you are unable to participate or choose not to participate on campus please contact your program advisor Laura Reeves at: lreeves@torontofilmschool.ca 

Classes will be scheduled on the same day
Term 1 classes - 415 Yonge Street, 15th floor 

VGC103: Principles of Art & Design - on campus (optional – there is a zoom option)
VGC104: Scripting for Games - on campus (optional – there is a zoom option) 

You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**
Access to labs 

Location: 415 Yonge St., 15th floor
Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00pm (based on demand)

Term 2 - 6 classes 
All classes remain online through Zoom

Game Art & Animation Q&A Bootcamp
Ready to kickstart your Game Art & Animation career? 

Have your game career questions answered by Rob Elsworthy, Program Director for the Video Game Design & Animation program.
To be held weekly, on campus, time and day TBC.
Access to labs 

Location: 415 Yonge St., 15th floor
Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00pm (based on demand) 

This is subject to change based on the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. 

Video Game Design & Animation 

Please note: If you are unable to participate or choose not to participate on campus please contact your program advisor Laura Reeves at: lreeves@torontofilmschool.ca 

Classes will be scheduled on the same day
Term 1 classes - 415 Yonge Street, 15th floor 

VGC103: Principles of Art & Design - on campus (optional – there is a zoom option)
VGC104: Scripting for Games - on campus (optional – there is a zoom option) 

You must choose one method of delivery or the other.
**All other classes will be held online through Zoom.**
Access to labs 

Location: 415 Yonge St., 15th floor
Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00pm (based on demand)

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On-Campus Cleaning Protocols
  • Cleaning protocols include increased daily cleaning and sanitization throughout the campus.
  • Enhanced sanitization of classrooms between class sessions is continuous throughout the academic term.
  • Implemented cleaning protocols for all common areas and surfaces including washrooms, tables, desks, chairs, door handles, light switches and all high-touch surfaces.
  • Hallways, washrooms and high traffic touchpoints cleaning will be conducted throughout the day.
  • The campus has sufficient hand-washing facilities on site for all students and staff.
  • Hand-washing locations are visible and easily accessible.
  • Custodial services have adequate training and necessary materials.
  • Custodial services have received adequate training on new requirements and use cleaning materials recommended by Public Health for enhanced cleaning and sanitization.
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Campus Ventilation

In order to ensure the highest standards of air quality, we at Toronto Film School are doing the following:

  • We are upgrading the ventilation filters in buildings we control to MERV 13 and continuing to work with the landlords in buildings we don’t control to do the same.
  • Increasing fresh air into the buildings and running units 24/7 to purge air systems when campuses are not in use.
  • Conducting third-party HVAC audits to improve ventilation and review ability to add disinfections systems and improve airflow.
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Managing COVID-19 Cases on Campus
  • Toronto Film School will work with Public Health authorities to identify steps to ensure the community is safe and secure and that any potential cases are contained.
  • Depending on the severity or number of cases, it is possible a whole facility or part of it may be required to close. However, in the case of a closure, Toronto Film School has contingency plans in place to ensure all classes can continue remotely.

Before Coming to Campus

Anyone who chooses to attend campus will be asked to fill out a health declaration form regardless of vaccination status. If you are experiencing cold, flu, or other symptoms, we ask that you do not come to campus.
 
The only way to confirm whether or not you have COVID-19 is through a laboratory test. To find out if you should be tested, you can take the Ontario self-assessment tool 
here. If you are waiting for a test result, isolate yourself at home, whether you have symptoms or not. Students in Ontario can book a COVID-19 test here.

Everyone is encouraged to practice the usual health precautions when visiting our campuses, including:

Protecting Yourself

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Therefore, Toronto Film School strongly encourages all members of our community to support and promote the provincial vaccine program and register for a vaccine. 

Students in Ontario who are eligible can book a vaccine appointment at immunization clinics in Toronto using the provincial vaccination registration system or by calling the provincial booking system at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 – Proof of vaccination in Ontario is currently defined as a COVID-19 vaccination receipt for the second dose of a Canadian approved vaccine.

Written proof of a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – This document must be provided by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class that sets out: (i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (ii) the effective time-period for the medical reason.

The Province of Ontario recently announced its COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires any employees, staff, contractors, volunteers, and students who attend campus to provide: 

Individuals who decline vaccination for non-medical reasons have the option of completing an educational session about how COVID-19 vaccines work; vaccine safety related to the development of the COVID-19 vaccine; the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19; the risks of not being vaccinated against COVID-19; and the possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Additionally, anyone who cannot provide proof of vaccination will be required to do a rapid COVID-19 test once a week if they would like to attend campus.

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Will Toronto Film School be hosting in-person events and large gatherings on campus again?

Toronto Film School has identified priority learning opportunities for students to come back to campus. These will include some combination of courses, course components and co-curricular experiences, and social events, so each student who wants to will have a safe and engaging opportunity for an on-campus experience, alongside faculty and staff this fall. Parallel online options will also be provided.

In support of social distancing, these opportunities will be provided in our larger classrooms and common areas.  This will allow us to maintain our already small class sizes, while also providing increased space.

Toronto Film School will continue to follow the guidelines provided by government and public health officials in terms of restrictions and direction for indoor and outdoor gatherings. Social activities coordinated by the Student Life Coordinator will continue, as well as club meetings, class visits, and small events which can be safely hosted under current public health guidelines. As those guidelines evolve, our social activities, gatherings, and events will safely adapt accordingly.

How many people will return to campus in the Fall term?

The current expectations and guidance from public health and government officials is an anticipation of a busy and exciting Fall 2021 term. Some course offerings will be available in-person, along with a limited number of services and activities on campus. Campus capacity will be reduced, along with continued social distancing to avoid overcrowding. Online and hybrid options will continue to be available, varying by course and service type. Fall term is considered transitional; we must remain flexible and adaptable should conditions change. 

What will the frequency of the classroom and common area cleaning be?

Additional cleaning measures have been implemented for common areas and high-touch surfaces, as well as commonly used facilities several times a day; including cleaning and sanitization of washrooms and lounges.
 
Toronto Film School is ensuring that an adequate number of hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the campus, as well as ensuring they are filled regularly. To report empty hand sanitizer stations, please contact Reception at the main entrance.

What will happen if an individual tests positive for COVID-19 on campus?

If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, Toronto Film School will follow the COVID-19 Safety Plan and the Public Health guidelines provided by public health officials for reporting and notification, disinfection, and communication.

Will students have access to common areas such as the cafeteria and lounges?

The student lounges and other common areas will be accessible and available during the transition back to campus. Everyone is urged to continue to avoid overcrowding in common areas and to do their part in ensuring continued cleanliness in shared spaces.

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What is Toronto Film School doing to ensure safe building ventilation for a return to campus?

Toronto Film School established a COVID-19 Return to Campus working group, which includes the HVAC Working Group who review all potential issues related to returning to campus, including implementation of technical recommendations to enhance building ventilation systems and reduce the risk of airborne infectious aerosol exposure in Toronto Film School owned and operated buildings. As the school prepares to resume on-campus instruction and ensure a safe indoor environment, the working group has prioritized our campus teaching spaces.

The HVAC Working Group team includes professional engineers and subject matter experts in the design, maintenance and operation of building mechanical systems. 

Toronto Film School has implemented the following approach: 

Does Toronto Film School have contingency plans if there is a sudden spike in cases?

Yes, return to campus planning does take into consideration the potential need to revert to remote learning and work from home.

Toronto Film School recognizes ever-evolving conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic to require adaptability to maintain campus and community safety, while ensuring operational needs through our Continuity of Education Plans (CEP). We encourage staff and students to remain flexible and be prepared for change or formats if required to maintain safety.

I am feeling anxious about the return to campus, how can Toronto Film School support me?

Returning to campus is both exciting and daunting, as we have been away for so long. You are not alone in feeling cautious about this return. Rest assured, Toronto Film School is following all COVID-19 safety guidelines, and ensuring campus and community safety is the number one priority.
 
The Student Success Team compiled resources accessible to students 24/7 through the 
Student Success Centre. Staff have 24/7 access to the  Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides practical information and counselling on various topics. For more information on the EAP program, contact Human Resources.

How does Toronto Film School support students during these challenging times?

Covid-19 is having an impact on all of us. There are supports available to students which includes, but are not limited to:

  • Increasing air ventilation rates (both recirculated and fresh) while still maintaining comfortable indoor air temperature and humidity.
  • Increased maintenance and inspections of building HVAC systems and changing of air filters.
  • Opening windows or doors where possible or feasible, and in addition, Toronto Film School has hired a mechanical engineer to conduct an audit of our building/campus and will provide additional equipment specific recommendations shortly which will be taken under advisement since our equipment is floor specific to us.

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We Are Here To Help

For Faculty and Staff:

For staff and faculty who may be experiencing mental health and wellness challenges during this time, there are support services available to assist. Please feel free to contact our employee assistance program at 877-847-4525 or 416-956-2979 or email support@resourcesforyourlife.com

For staff and faculty who may be experiencing mental health and wellness challenges during this time, there are support services available to assist. Please feel free to contact our employee assistance program at 877-847-4525 or 416-956-2979 or email
support@resourcesforyourlife.com

For all COVID related inquiries, email:

For Student Counselling:

For students who may be experiencing mental health and wellness challenges during this time, there are support services available to assist. Toronto Film School students can visit https://tfs.janeapp.com/ to make an appointment. 

Will the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for students and staff?

The Province of Ontario recently announced its COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires any employees, staff, contractors, volunteers, and students who attend campus to show government-issued ID with your name and date of birth, and to provide either:

Program-Specific Information

Programs

460 Yonge Campus Information

How large will the on-campus class size be for my program?

Class size will be dependent on guidelines from Public Health. Depending on the guidelines at the time of term start, class sizes could be approximately 20 students. 

Is there anything program-specific to your program that students will need to know about their learning environment?

Masks will be required. There will be sanitization stations and classrooms will be cleaned between classes. If a student chooses not to come to campus, most courses offer a Zoom alternative.

How can students in your program access equipment?

We're working on a procedure and more details will be posted here as they are confirmed.

PROVIDING FLEXIBILITY

Can students join in-class instruction mid-way through Fall term (for students either uncomfortable or unable to come at the start of the term)?

Once a term of study has commenced in a particular delivery mode, students will need to complete the term in that delivery mode.

Although there have been changes and some travelers may be exempt due to vaccination, all international students traveling to Canada must be prepared to quarantine in the event they are symptomatic or do not meet the requirements for exemption. A federal government representative will make a final determination on the exemption eligibility at the border based on the information presented at the time of entry to Canada. 
 
To learn more about the Toronto Film School Quarantine plan, please email

QuarantineSupportON@yorkvilleu.ca

  • Face masks are mandatory and should always be worn during your visits to campus
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
  • Covering nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow 
  • Stay home when sick to prevent the spread of illness
  • Flexible work-from-home arrangements to reduce the number of required staff on-site at all our campuses
  • Plexiglass barriers at reception to maintain social distancing and reduce risks to staff.
  • Physical barrier cleaning added to cleaning protocol
  • Take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus
  • Be very mild or more serious
  • Vary from person to person
  • Respiratory droplets when you cough or sneeze.
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands. 
  • Touching something with the virus on it, then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.

These viruses are not known to spread through ventilation systems or through water.

While on Campus

Limit your time on campus 
Students and faculty are asked to limit their time on campus. We ask that you come to campus no more than 15 minutes before scheduled classes, activities, or appointments.

  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 – Proof of vaccination in Ontario is currently defined as a COVID-19 vaccination receipt for the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (ie Pfizer or Moderna) or the first does of a one-dose vaccine (ie Johnson and Johnson). This receipt can take the form of a QR code, email confirmation, or physical receipt of vaccination.
  • Written proof of a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – This document must be provided by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class that sets out: (i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (ii) the effective time-period for the medical reason.

Individuals who decline vaccination for non-medical reasons have the option of completing an educational session about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccination. Such university-approved sessions must address: How COVID-19 vaccines work; vaccine safety related to the development of the COVID-19 vaccine; the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19; the risks of not being vaccinated against COVID-19; and the possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccination. Additionally, anyone who cannot provide proof of vaccination will be required to do a rapid COVID-19 test once a week if they would like to attend campus.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

In support of social distancing, we have taken measures to create learning environments that both students and faculty feel safe and comfortable being in. In some cases we have reduced class sizes, split cohorts of students, creatively scheduled classes across the campuses and repurposed common areas as classrooms.

Here at Toronto Film School, we have identified three programs as a priority for on-campus instruction this fall – Acting for Film, TV & the Theatre, Film Production, and Writing for Film & Television.

For students enrolled in these priority programs, our target is to provide you with the opportunity to receive in-studio instruction every term moving forward.

Our goal moving forward is to make the maximum number of courses available on campus possible, while ensuring that we create a safe space for students and instructors to learn and teach. All Toronto Film School programs currently being offered remotely will continue to be offered remotely for the time being. 

Vaccination Policy

The Province of Ontario recently announced its COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires any employees, staff, contractors, volunteers, and students who attend campus to provide  proof of vaccination.

As of Nov. 1, all Toronto Film School students and staff who come to campus will be required to show government-issued ID with your name and date of birth, as well as to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in one of the following forms:

Individuals who decline vaccination for non-medical reasons have the option of completing an educational session about how COVID-19 vaccines work; vaccine safety related to the development of the COVID-19 vaccine; the benefits of vaccination against COVID-19; the risks of not being vaccinated against COVID-19; and the possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccination.

Additionally, anyone who cannot provide proof of vaccination will be required to take a free rapid COVID-19 test once a week if they would like to attend campus.

*** Any components of our vaccination policy that contradicts newly introduced government/Public Health Ontario policy will be canceled and revisited to ensure compliance.

Definition of Full Vaccination: Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed from the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. Pfizer or Moderna) or first dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g. Johnson and Johnson). A detailed list of approved vaccinations can be found here

If you have a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated, you must present written proof of such in the form of a document provided by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class that sets out: (i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and (ii) the effective time-period for the medical reason.

Health & Safety Measures

Here at Toronto Film School, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Our COVID-19 Safety Committee, comprised of representatives from across the organization, has been working hard to determine the necessary steps for a safe and successful on-campus experience at Toronto Film School.

We remain committed to working closely with provincial health authorities, responding to their evolving directives to ensure we are providing the safest and healthiest ways to deliver an exceptional learning environment at all our campuses.

This includes everything from mandatory vaccination policies, to measures to manage potential COVID-19 cases on campus, to enhanced cleaning protocols, to upgraded ventilation systems:

A Message from the President

At Toronto Film School, our commitment is to help you, our students, gain the skills and earn the credentials needed to pursue your creative passion, whether on campus in our studios or via remote learning.

While the last 20 months have been challenging for so many of our students, faculty, and staff, please rest assured that we are continuing to work hard to maneuver through this unprecedented challenge and settle into a new normal.
With the number of fully vaccinated people in our community in Toronto and across Canada rising, we at Toronto Film School continue expanding our on-campus offerings, planning on-campus events, boot camps to connect with your instructors and increasing access to labs. Find details about your specific course at the program links below.


As has been the reality throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, however, nothing is certain. Therefore, we continue to monitor information as it is made available by the Ministry of Health and remain committed to ensuring that our students are equipped to pursue their creative education with us.
This webpage is where you will find the latest information around our on-campus activities, protocols, safety precautions and more. Check back often, as this page will be updated as plans evolve. Under public health guidance, our return to physical instruction will be safe, thoughtful, and full of hope for our shared future.

Sincerely,  
Andrew Barnsley
President, Toronto Film School

Acting for Film, TV & the TheatreFilm ProductionWriting for Film & TelevisionGraphic Design & Interactive MediaVideo Game Design & AnimationVideo Game Design & Development