Meet Isabel Gonzalez: EC Toronto’s Student Ambassador!

  Hi! My name is Isabel, I’m 18 years old and I’m from Colombia. I enjoy watching movies, listening to music and talking with everyone. I wanted to study English to improve my knowledge, to develop more skills, to communicate and to solve the problems or situations I might face in the near future. I chose Toronto because it provides an amazing opportunity to learn about different cultures, and also because it offers different kinds of entertainment and culturally-enriching experiences. In the 2 months I’ve been here, I have had the opportunity to blend into Canadian culture and learn from Torontonians’ lifestyle. EC Toronto provides different approaches to learn English, such as specific classes on topics of your own interest, each one with a friendly environment. I love being an ambassador because I can help people with my experiences in the city, it’s a good opportunity to practice what I learn in class in a relaxing way, and I can also get to know different nationalities and even learn some words in other languages. I would be glad to help you with any information you need!   Toronto Homestay English courses

Full belly, happy heart

  McDonald’s is one of the most popular restaurants all over the world, and Toronto is no exception. Since the first restaurant opened in 1967 in Canada, McDonald’s Restaurants serve close to three million guests every day, providing a range of meal options, from magnificent breakfasts to delicious desserts. Well, given this background, we want to give you some good news! This spring, McDonald’s will launch Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish®and McChicken® Sauces. With this new launch, Canadians and foreigners will be able to buy and use the world-famous sauces they love at home. Enjoy! ESL Courses in Toronto

CARLA KATZ – THE VOICE BELGIQUE

Carla, a former student at EC Toronto studying commercial engineering, is one of the contestants appearing on The Voice Belgique 2017. About her experience in EC Toronto, Carla, 19, says “I was able to meet people and discover things.” She also says that this experience made her mature and develop confidence in herself. Music has always been a part of Carla’s life; the first time she participated in a singing competition, she was just 9 years old. We wish Carla good luck and if you want to do like her and have an amazing experience in which you will develop all areas of your life, send us an email. Good luck Carla ?   ESL Courses in Toronto

Cirkopolis and ComiCon are just around the corner!

  Cirkopolis This is your last opportunity to go to Cirque Éloize’s Cirkopolis, an amazing blend of circus arts, theatre and dance. The acrobats and multidisciplinary artists take inspiration from classic films Metropolis and Brazil. Cirkopolis has been performed more than 400 times in 23 different countries and is the winner of the 2014 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. It will run until March 18th at the Blums Appel Theatre.   ComiCon is just around the corner! Starting on March 17th until March 19th  at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the spectacular 3-day event will give us over 400 unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. You will see your favorite writers, cartoonists, educators, comic fandoms and talented artisans. And not only this, you will have the chance to show your customs; attend to autograph and photo sessions, educative panels and workshops. No less important, the official ComiCon afterparty and the retro 90’S dance party. Toronto ComiCon will make sure you leave with your hands full, that’s why you will find fantastic gadgets, customs and accessories. Tickets priced from $20.00     Toronto Homestay English courses

Toronto is the best!

  This year Toronto has been ranked one of the top cities in the world for quality of life, in the 19th annual Mercer’s Ranking. The 6ix is the 16th best city to live in, and we are completely happy because we know this better than anyone else. Also, because we want you to know the advantages of living here! Vibrant and lively walkable neighborhoods, with different cultures and great food everywhere. Really cool and scenic areas. Festivals and events every time of the year. The weather is amazing, from winter to fall. Maybe sometimes it’s cold but not for long periods of time. The city is always growing, so you will discover new interesting places every day. TTC makes everything easier. From going to your school or job, to going to the famous places that are all around. And not only this, in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 Toronto has also been ranked among the top 20 startup ecosystems. Highlighting our leading research in computing and artificial intelligence, and our eco-system behavior; the city is taking an important place for building global success. Do you need more details to be convinced about coming here?   ESL Courses in Toronto

St. Patrick’s Day

This Friday 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and we want to give you some of the best Irish-themed fun celebrations for the whole weekend.       The annual Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins on the corner of Bloor Street and St. George Street and finishes at Nathan Phillips Square. The parade starts at 12 noon on March 19th. You will see over 20 marching bands, entertainment activities and Ireland spirit everywhere.               On Friday, the Brunswick House plans to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party of epic proportions starting at 5 p.m. Expect live entertainment, prizes and $5 Buds all night. The 519 is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day event on Friday from 4 to 11 p.m. The ballroom will be transformed into a “decidedly queer Irish pub,” complete with live entertainment, a whiskey tasting bar and plenty of beer will help keep the festivities rolling. Tickets are $20. Gladstone Hotel is hosting a free party that start at 12 p.m. on Friday and goes until midnight. Expect a large selection of ales, lagers and stouts provided by the Gladstone’s Melody Bar, and free samples of Mill Street Brewery’s seasonal beers. On Sunday, the Guinness SPD Toronto Festival will host one of the best celebrations around. It will be at Polson Pier in the Port Lands area, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There will be free pancake breakfast, live bands, Irish-themed face painting, dancers, large-scale carnival games and more than 15 bars. Tickets start at $14.95. A 15-hour St. Patrick’s Day party awaits at the Amsterdam BrewHouse on Sunday from 11 am. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast to start followed by hours of entertainment, including live bands, fiddle music, video DJ battles and more. Tickets start at $24.39. Put on your … Read more

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING

  Would you like to have some fun and laugh out loud? TOsketchfest is Toronto’s comedy festival. Is the best live and scripted comedy in North America, and is going to be until this Sunday 12th. Sketch comedy is a funny performance that is written, rehearsed and performed by professional comedians, so it’s not stand-up or improv.   Toronto provides us a lot of food, so it would be great if you go to the gym at least once a week. For that reason, here at the best fitness clubs around the city, which provide a variety of classes and good quality equipment: Goodlife Fitness YMCA Cherry Street Equinox Fitness LA Fitness Toronto Adelaide Club The Rosedale Club Miles Nadal JCC Ultimate Athletics     Pi Co will be giving us individual size pizzas with unlimited toppings for only $3,14. Don’t forget the date: next Tuesday 14th , from 12-3:14PM.   If you are a Harry Potter fan, you should go to HP Yoga T.O. A magical Harry Potter Yoga experience in support of SickKids Foundation. This 4-session yoga event will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017.   ESL Courses in Toronto

MAPLE SYRUP SEASON

      In eastern Canada, spring really begins when narrow streams of smoke spiral from the forests. For centuries, families and small groups gathered in temporary camps in early March, staying for about a month to make their yearly supply. The native population taught early European settlers how to harvest sap and turn it into maple syrup. Today, Canada produces about 85% of the world’s supply of this sweetener. And it’s not just syrup what they make. Maple vinegar and maple wine, too. That’s why you should go during this weekend either to a local farm to see a maple syrup demonstration or to the Sugar Shack TO Celebration. And taste delicious pancakes with the best topping and hot chocolate. Toronto Homestay English courses

Meet SIBEL!

      I’m Sibel from Turkey. In May 2016 I decided to come to Toronto. I chose Toronto because I don’t know what other countries think about Canada, but in Turkey, Canada is known for its respects towards difference, its diverse range for all people, and its safety. All of that is true. Take it from me! Also, to improve my English, Toronto was totally beneficial for me because of its cosmopolitan culture. And regarding EC Toronto, they are really great! The staff are so calm, always ready to help and I think this is the most important thing! Teachers are like friends rather than only teachers. Especially Aida, she’s awesome! Also because of EC Toronto, I made many friends from all around the world, like cute lady Liliana Saldaña. I went to great places in Toronto, too, like Niagara Falls, Royal Ontario Museum, Scarborough Bluffs and the Distillery District. I also had the chance to watch a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival Cinema (TIFF). Toronto was my first experience abroad.   Toronto Homestay English courses

March is here!

  Winter’s weather has been so variable this year, from -15 to 13 Celsius degrees. It might be difficult to choose what to do during this weekend, because nobody knows how is going to be the weather. However, March is beginning, and spring is coming with it. Maybe this new season will start at the end of the month, but don’t let that overshadow your plans, you can still be doing a lot of activities here: This first idea is for those Hockey lovers. Hockey Hall of Fame is presenting the Hockey Hall of Fame Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Exhibit, an immersive tribute to 100 years of pride and passion. Artifacts, iconic moments and unique treasures will be there until March 6. Second one, concerts. If you are a Game of Thrones’ or Ariana Grande’s fan this is your weekend. On March 4 (Saturday) there is going to be the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience; and on March 5, Dangerous Woman Tour will be visiting and giving us an unbelievable experience. And the third one, but not less important, Toronto’s 183rd Anniversary at Nathan Phillips Square on March 5. Join to their night skate party, food trucks and shopping vendors.   English school in Toronto