Let’s Go Blue Jays!

In case you haven’t noticed, Baseball season is in full swing. You might see Torontonians sporting shirts and hats of our beloved home team, The Toronto Blue Jays. If you haven’t caught a Toronto baseball game yet, you should definitely get your tickets and head over to the Rogers centre to watch our beloved Jays in action. Even if you’re not a fan of baseball, a Jays game is a great way to experience Toronto culture. The Rogers Centre is also right next door to the CN tower and around the corner from Ripley’s Aquarium. You can make a day of visiting the CN Tower or the aquarium and catching a baseball game after. For schedules and ticket info., check out http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tor. If you’re planning on visiting a few of Toronto’s famous attractions, you may want to consider purchasing a city pass City Pass. A City Pass costs $72+tax (for an adult) and includes 42% off admission at the following:   CN Tower CasaLoma Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Royal Ontario Museum Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre For General English Courses in Toronto check out EC Toronto.

Toronto’s Best Parks

Spring is finally here! Enjoy the beautiful (Toronto) outdoors at one of our beautiful parks. Here’s a list of some beautiful parks you can visit during your stay in Toronto. Rouge Park Rouge Park is located in Toronto’s east end and is a popular destination for campers and hikers. The park features trails, golf courses, waterways and a beach at its southern end. http://www.rougepark.com/ Evergreen Brickworks Evergreen Brickworks is a great spot for families. The park features many beautiful nature trails and guided tours. Be sure to check out the Farmer’s Market as well. http://www.evergreen.ca/get-involved/evergreen-brick-works/ Bluffers Park Located in the Scarborough Bluffs, Bluffers Park features high cliffs and scenic marshes. If you’re looking for great views and short hiking trails, check it out. There’s also a restaurant and bar in the park, which makes it the perfect venue to spend a beautiful summer day. http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/2/ High Park High Park is one of the largest parks in the city and it features hiking trails, sport facilities, a beautiful lakefront, a dog park, a mini-zoo, playgrounds for children, a few restaurants, greenhouses, and picnic areas. http://www.highparktoronto.com/ Riverdale Park Located on the east side of Toronto, Riverdale park features two baseball diamonds, three playing fields, a soccer field, running track, ice rink, tennis courts, and a pool. While visiting the park, be sure to check out Riverdale Farm as well. http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/343/   Check out EC Toronto for Toronto Homestay English Courses.

Experience Japanese Culture in Toronto

Toronto is a wonderfully diverse, multi-cultural city. If you’re visiting Toronto, take the opportunity to meet our wonderfully diverse population and get a taste of a variety of cultures in our fabulous city. For a taste of Japanese culture in Toronto, check out the following: Bento Box Magazine: Bento Box magazine is a (free) Toronto-based Japanese magazine featuring content on Japanese culture, food, travel, shopping, beauty, and events. Browse their website (http://bentoboxmag.ca/) or pick up a free copy of the magazine. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre: The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is non-profit organization that offers programs and services celebrating Japanese and Japanese Canadian culture. Upcoming events include the Sakura Gala, Bazaar 2016, and the Toronto Japanese Film festival. For more information, check out: http://www.jccc.on.ca/en/   Check out EC Toronto for Toronto Homestay English Courses

Attention all Food Lovers

This weekend in Toronto is all about the food. There are three amazing food events happening in Toronto this weekend, so check them out (and bring your appetite!). Start the weekend off right at the Toronto Food and Drink Market (April 8th – 10th). The popular three-day festival features lots of amazing food and drink options from over 100 vendors. There’s a Farmers Market where you can pick up fresh produce and hand-crafted baked goods and other delicious treats. There are also Master classes with top chefs (leading interactive cooking demonstrations) and the most popular food trucks in the city. Adult admission is $12 per person (which does not include participation in the Master Chef classes).   For all of you curry lovers out there, check out CurryFest (Saturday April 9th) at the Aga Khan Museum. Feast on a wide variety of curry dishes and check out the Aga Khan museum, which will be open after hours for CurryFest. Tickets are $12.66 for all-you-can-eat delicious curry.   What could be better than a water fight and all-you-can-eat Thai food? In celebration of the Thai New year, Nana will be hosting Songkran in Toronto. There will be water fights as well as specially prepared all-you-can-eat dishes (just like in Thailand). Tickets are $40. Enjoy your weekend of eating and be sure to tell us all about it on Monday!   Check out EC for Adult English Courses in Toronto.