Easter in Toronto

Easter Celebration 2013!! Have you ever wondered where the word “Easter” comes from? The modern English term Easter is based on the Old English word Ēastre or Ēostre that means “the month of opening” and is related to the resurrection of Christ, three days after his crucifixion, from the … Read more

The Giants Pandas are coming to Toronto!!

The Giants Pandas are coming to Toronto!!   EC students and everyone: Have you heard the news? Two giant pandas arrived in Toronto this week to begin a 10-year stay in Canada. The names of the pandas are Er Shun (female) and Da Mao (male); they come from China. The pandas made the journey from … Read more

Be a part of Earth Hour and Help Save the World!

Earth Hour 2013 Saturday March 23 at 8:30 pm TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! Are you concerned about the environment? Are you interested in the future of the planet? Climate change and what we are doing to our environment now affects all our lives. This weekend, you have a chance to make a difference in our wo … Read more

Spring is here!

Can you believe that today is the first day of Spring? Well, it is. All the snow you see on the ground should be melting away very soon, and the sun will start to shine — the groundhog told us so! To see some flowers before they start blooming outside, you can go to the Canada Blooms Show at t … Read more

St Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day    Make it green! History St Patrick’s Day marks the feast day and anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick. He was born in the year 387, probably somewhere near the present day border between Scotland and England. At the age of 16, he was cap … Read more

Irish Dancing at EC Toronto!!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s day EC Toronto invited a professional Irish dance group to put on a show for us!! The dancing was amazing and all of our students were very impressed. After the show the dance group even taught us a few dance steps. Some of us were very talented and some of us just had fun … Read more

Sweet Spring is coming! Cultural information Maple syrup and its derivative products are an integral part of Quebec culture. More than just another traditional product, maple syrup is one of the cultural elements associated with Quebecers and Canadians around the world. The source of many traditiona … Read more

Goodbye to a Canadian icon

Stompin’ Tom Connors died this week at the age of 77. He will be remembered as a Canadian cultural icon who wrote and sang about simple things in life that everyone recognized as being truly Canadian. His hits over the years included “The Hockey Song,” “Tillsonburg,” “B … Read more

Introducing you to our very own professional clown!

We would like to introduce you to one of our very well known students (and well liked!) Chisato Yoshikawa who is in Low Intermediate. Chisato came to EC Toronto on November 19, 2012 and has been studying for 16 weeks. Chisato is known for her energy, bubbly personality and big smile. We recently lea … Read more

We say goodbye to Martine for a year!!!

Today was Martine’s (Centre Director) last day at EC Toronto for one year. On Monday she starts her Maternity leave so she can spend time with her new baby girl Aleksandra who will be born in a couple of weeks. We promise to post some photos of the new baby as soon as possible! We are also ple … Read more