Holiday Season in Toronto

The holiday season is just around the corner. We’re gearing up for the holidays here in Toronto with lots of fun events and activities happening throughout the city. Though the weather outside is chilly, there are still lots of opportunities to have fun out in the city. If you’re in the city during the holiday season, you’ll definitely want to check out some of these exciting events: Toronto Christmas Market November 18 – December 22 Distillery District  The Toronto Christmas Market is a holiday tradition at the distillery historic district. Rediscover the magic of Christmas at one of the top 10 holiday markets in the world. The Christmas market is open Tuesday through Sunday and boasts a variety of holiday-themed food and entertainment.   Calvacade of Lights Nathan Phillips Square  November 26 The 50th annual kick-off to the holiday season offers a spectacle of lights, fireworks, live music and a tree lighting ceremony. A special sing-a-long will begin at 7pm and a skating party will follow the tree-lighting ceremony. Swedish Christmas Fair Harbourfront centre  November 19 – 20 Enjoy some Swedish holiday traditions at the annual Swedish Christmas fair. The two-day festival features various family-friendly activities to help you get in the Christmas spirit. You can also indulge in Swedish textiles and take your pick of unique Swedish textiles, crafts, and décor.   One of a Kind Christmas Show Exhibition Place  November 24 – December 4 The one of a kind Christmas show is a holiday tradition in Toronto. The show gathers work from approximately 800 artisans and features handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramics, jewelry, furniture, clothing and accessories. A Christmas Carol Soulpepper Theatre December 2 – 24 This holiday classic tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. This year’s cast includes Kawa Ada, Daniel Chapman-Smith, Eleanor Guy, Stephen Guy-McGrath, and John Jarvis. … Read more

Toronto Fun Facts

  By now you’ve probably come to realize what an amazing city Toronto is.  A wonderfully diverse and multi-cultural city, Toronto boasts lots of things to do and see, Toronto is definitely a top destination for travellers.  If you’re visiting Toronto, you might be interested to learn some fun/interesting facts about our fantastic city.  For example, did you know that over 180 languages and dialects are spoken here? Here are some more fun/interesting facts about Toronto: At 30 kilometres in length, Toronto’s PATH system is recognized by Guinness Book of World Records as the largest underground shopping complex in the world Toronto was ranked as the best place to live according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, a unit of The Economist magazine. (2015) Toronto has the largest population of Italians outside of Italy. When Italy hoisted the World Cup trophy as the top soccer nation in the world in 2006, St. Clair Street transformed into one big party. Viva Italia! Canada has the tallest freestanding structure in the world.  Completed in 1975, the CN Tower stands 1815′ and 5″ tall. In 2015, Toronto was ranked as the best place to live according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, a unit of The Economist magazine. Toronto hosts 80 film festivals each year, many reflecting the city’s rich, multicultural, multilingual and diverse communities. Toronto is Canada’s largest city with a population now of almost 5.6 million. The Greater Toronto area boasts 6,054,191 residents.   Check out EC for ESL Courses in Toronto.