Calendar of Events


July 6

Start of Online Summer Festival 2020


July 26

Start of Class for EC Part-Time




Rudolf Steiner Centre

9100 Bathurst St. #4

Thornhill, ON L4J 8C7

Contact the Steiner Centre

Tel: 905 764 7570

Fax: 905-889-3336

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Current Events:


Update: Thursday May 21st, 2020

May 15th Update: Summer Festival Will Be Online for 2020

Learn from home in this time of restricted travel and gatherings. Save on travel and accommodation. Courses are open to anyone interested in Waldorf education. You don't have to already be a Waldorf teacher. This program is open to Canadians, Americans, and international students.

With this year's online courses you will save 30% over in-person tuition fees. Online Summer Festival tuition fees:  $450 CAD per week (equivalent to about $320 US), $850 CAD for 2 weeks, $1,200 CAD for 3 weeks, $225 CAD for 1 week half day

Summer Festival Highlights

Week 1: Full day grades intensives with experienced Waldorf teachers active in Waldorf schools. 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.

Week 2: Living Science in Grades 1-8 with former NASA engineer Gary Banks.

Week 3: Painting and Drawing in Grades 1-8 with Anna Gruda


  • Temperaments and Chekov Drama with Kati Gabor
  • Putting on Class Plays with Joshua Gartland
  • Leading from the Future with Arlene Thorn & Heather Church
  • Exploring Biography in the Light of Anthroposophy

Full details and registration form link on online Summer Festival page.

Early Childhood Part-Time Program – Now Starting July 26th

It is not too late to apply. Applications are still being accepted for the new cycle of Waldorf Early Childhood Part-Time. Please note that we are postponing the start date of the summer session to July 26 (previously June 14) to make it possible for more people to attend either in-person or online (with a combination of zoom, webinars and independent projects).

Registration is still open. The registration fee has been waived and no fees will be collected until the course takes place. Scholarship support is still available.

Please do not hesitate to contact the director Jan Ney Patterson at for more information and to discuss your situation. 

Part-Time Waldorf Teacher Program Deadline Extended

The new deadline is June 30th, for the three-year part-time Professional Development for Waldorf Teachers program. This summer's session will be online, which means out of town participants can save on travel and accommodation. We are hoping to be able to offer subsequent sessions in-person. Registration fees are waived this year. And due to the Summer Festival component of the program being online this year, you will save $600 on tuition. This year's part-time Waldorf Teacher program fees will be only $5,100 CAD instead of the usual $5,700 CAD. So take advantage of this opportunity.

Click here for more information and registration form link.

Glencolton Farms Renewal Retreat July 12-18 

This is one program that can't be moved online since the experience of being there is person is so much a part of what it's all about. We are still hoping that it will be possible to have this program go ahead in-person as scheduled. But you're not risking anything by applying now, since full refunds will be issued in case we need to cancel due to government restrictions.

Click here for complete information and registration form link.


NOW ONLINE -- Click here for details on the 2020 Summer Festival

Click here for details on the 2020 Glencolton Farms Renewal Retreat

Click here or on the image above to download a pdf copy of the RSCT 2019 Annual Report

Click here to download a copy of the RSCT's 2018-2021 Strategic Plan

Spaces Still Available for Part-Time and Full-Time Waldorf Professional Development Programs



Bringing Spirit into Life

Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto facilitates cultural renewal. We offer workshops and trainings in Waldorf Teacher Education, Remedial Education, Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy, Biodynamic Agriculture and the Arts. Here research into the spiritual nature of the human being brings practical insights for work, play and community.


Waldorf Teacher Education


Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy

We offer internationally accredited programs for Waldorf teacher education. Focus on early childhood, grades, high school or specialty subjects.
Click here for Waldorf Teacher Education
  Rudolf Steiner gave a legacy rich in insight and practical inspiration. Learn how to bring spirit into life through living, heart-filled thinking.
Click here for Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy



May 2020

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Video by Nadia Tan, shared here courtesy of the Toronto Waldorf School.

Futurist and journalist John Kettle, 91, died on May 15, 2020 in Toronto. Born in London, England, on July 22, 1928, John emigrated to Canada with his wife Pat in 1953 after serving in the British military in...

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Early Childhood Part-Time Program – Now Starting July 26 

It is not too late to apply. Applications are still being accepted for the new cycle of Waldorf Early Childhood Part-Time. Please note that we are postponing the start date of the summer session to July 26 (previously June 14) to make...

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Waldorf Teacher Education, Summer Festival  

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Photo: Creative Felting Class with Kathie Young, from the 2019 RSCT Summer Festival.

Friday May 8th, 2020

Summer Festival – Moving Online for 2020

It’s becoming clear that we will not be able to host our usual in-person Summer Festival of the Arts and Education from July 6-24 of 2020...

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Waldorf Teacher Education, Summer Festival  

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From the Toronto Star newspaper, May 3, 2020:

The coronavirus is sending us a message about our humanity. Here’s what we need to understand

by Douglas Cardinal

With many convocations postponed or cancelled, the Star asked some prominent people receiving honorary degrees to give the speech they...

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