The City of Toronto, in collaboration with the local screen industry established xoTO Schools, a pilot program with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to enable enhanced access for location shooting at TDSB properties. xoTO Schools also created interactive education opportunities for high school students in a variety of areas of the film industry that includes co-op placements and workshops. Pete Denomme, CEO/EP at Switch Animation saw this as an area to pursue with the City of Toronto as his companies guiding principles include animation, education and inspiration. As such, Switch Animation, host and main sponsor of the Animation Lounge is proud to work with xoTO Schools to provide hands-on workshops to inspire students towards a career in Animation.
The first workshop of 2022 will be held March 23, 2022.