Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is a publicly attended festival in Toronto which takes place each year in September. This year the event will start on Thursday, September 6th and it will end on Sunday, September 16th. It takes place at various locations in Toronto. The TIFF is now one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. During eleven days people have the chance to meet celebrities who roll into town and walk the red carpet. The festival screens more than 300 movies from over 60 countries. This year’s fest opens with the sci-fi thriller Looper, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There will be something for everybody! Don’t miss it! Toronto Homestay English courses

The Canadian National Exhibition

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as The Ex, is Canada’s largest annual community event. It takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto which is located along Toronto’s waterfront on the shores of Lake Ontario and just west of downtown Toronto. This year it opened on Friday, August 17th and continues until Labour Day on Monday, September 3rd. It attracts more than 1.3 million people every year. The CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, aerial acrobatics and ice skating show, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show. Midway rides and games, wacky fair food as well as international food and shopping are also popular highlights of this major Toronto event. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and GO Transit provide easy transportation to the CNE with stops at Exhibition Place. Tickets cost $16 per person and you can buy them online or directly at the entrance. Go and enjoy a day or evening of fun and entertainment! There will be something for everyone! http://www.theex.com/

New Interns

EC/LSC Toronto has new interns this summer! Hi guys, My name is Aida Victoria, I am from Mexico where I am studying International Business at Universidad de las Americas Puebla. I decided to come to Canada for 5 months to do an internship, which I think is very important to improve my English, to learn more about different cultures and to gain new work experience. For me, Toronto is a beautiful city with a lot of beautiful and friendly people and I am quite sure that the experience I will gain here will be unforgettable.   Hi everybody, I’m Corina and I’m 21 years old. I come from Germany where I am studying Business Administration at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. The reason why I’m here in Canada is to improve my English language skills and gain a lot of new experiences. I really enjoy being in Toronto, it is a great city where you can do a lot of awesome things. I’m going to work for EC/LSC Toronto until the end of August and I’m having a lot of fun working here!    

Torch of Life – Presentation by Khaled Khatib

TORCH OF LIFE  PRESENTATION BY KHALED KHATIB                                                                                             When: Friday, August 10th 2012 at 1.30pm Where: EC Toronto, 124 Eglinton Avenue West, Room: 320  The Torch Of Life is an event that has the goal to promote awareness of the need for organ and tissue donations and to save as many lives as possible. The mission of the event is to encourage students to promote organ donation within their communities and to inspire the world by carrying the Torch through Canada. Even Pope John Paul II blessed the Torch Of Life and declared that organ donation is an act of love. Khaled Khatib is a 20 year old Palestinian student at EC/LSC in Toronto. Together with Yeal Gladstone he carried a “Torch of Life” from Toronto City Hall to Queen’s Park and Hospital for Sick Children in June, to promote organ donations for children.  Yeal is a 19-year-old Israeli student whose brother was killed by a suicide bomber and his kidney was donated to a Palestinian girl.  Khaled’s brother was accidently killed by an Israeli soldier while playing outside with a toy gun and his organs were transplanted to five Israeli children. Khaled visited 71 communities in Ontario during a 110-day walk, talking to children in schools and meeting children who received organ transplants. On August 10th Khaled will conduct a presentation at EC/LSC in Toronto about organ donations for children and his experience carrying the ‘Torch of Life’. Come and join us to listen to this special presentation!

Photography at EC/LSC Toronto

This awesome photo of Toronto at night was taken by one of our many talented students, Alex. Alex and 20 other students participated in our free photography workshop where professional photographer Averill Lehan gave many tips on producing great results with a simple camera or cell phone. If any of our students are interested in starting a photography club, EC Toronto will provide the space and any help you may need to get organized. Just let us know at the office on the 4th floor!