Hollywood North

Toronto has a big television and film production industry this is the reason that the city is called Hollywood North. Toronto is normally used to replace cities and areas including Chicago and New York. Some places around the city are popular for making famous movies and you have a chance to visit while you are studying English in Toronto. You can check them bellow: Lower Bay Station: It is located below the main platform for Bay Station. This station was used just for six months in 1966 as an experimental route. SUICIDE SQUAD Casa Loma: That is a Gothic Revival historic house museum constructed from 1911 to 1914 X-MEN UofT: is a public research university close to Queen’s Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 and today it is the biggest and best University in Canada. THE INCREDIBLE HULK The Distillery District: 19th century buildings that once housed a large whiskey distillery. Nowadays, draws crowds to its cobblestone streets lined with hip indie restaurants, bars and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music and stage performances at the area’s several theatres. In December, the annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the streets. CHICAGO Yonge – Dundas Square: is a public square at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East. The square has hosted many public events, performances and art displays, establishing itself as a prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city’s prime tourist attractions. The square is continuously illuminated by large billboard screens and corporate logos, which has led to comparison of the square with Times Square in New York City. KICK-ASS  City Hall: is the seat of the municipal government of Toronto and one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks. RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE Hearn Generating Station: is a decommissioned electrical generating station. ROBOCOP You can also check all … Read more

Join the ‘Eh’ Team: Attend a Free 14-week Course at York University in Toronto!

Vibrant, diverse, dynamic and cosmopolitan: that’s Toronto in a nutshell. Ontario’s capital has been described in the past as “a young person’s ultimate playground”, and even at a glance, it’s not hard to see why. From its exciting lifestyle to the endless dining (and dating!) possibilities, Toronto ranks as one of the most livable cities not just in Canada, but in the world – especially for students and academics. So, if you’re an EC student and want to study English in Toronto, we have some great news! Our Canadian University Pathways Department is pleased to offer 14-week courses at York University in Toronto – and, if you make a booking of 24+ weeks, it’s entirely free of charge.     Why York University? As Canada’s third largest university, York currently boasts over 7,000 faculty and staff along with more than 300,000 alumni worldwide, many of whom are making an impact in their respective fields across the globe. It reflects the best of life in Toronto by embracing diversity and enveloping newcomers in a supportive and welcoming environment. York offers various research-intensive programmed, combining learning opportunities across wide-ranging disciplines while encouraging students to broaden their thinking, skills and interests. With over 300 clubs and organisations, York also has a vibrant social scene to help students develop soft skills necessary for a successful career in the future. An added bonus is that the campus is only 15 minutes by bus from EC!   When can I enroll, and am I eligible? The course dates for 2020 are as follows: 6th January – 10th April 8th September – 10th December Students must be 17 or over and have an Upper-Intermediate level of English to apply. They should also arrive at EC at least 4 weeks before the University semester begins.   What benefits … Read more

Success Story of our Colombian Students

We would like to share the success stories of our former students Fabio Andres Mora Diaz and Cristian Vladimir Arango Galvis from Colombia while English students in Toronto! Fabio spent 20 weeks in our 30+ program at EC Toronto. It is the only school exclusively for people 30 years and over who want to share their EC experience with more mature, like-minded students in Toronto. While he was here, he wrote the testimonial below:     “How I fell in EC? Well, I fell that EC is my home now. I have been studying here for three months. I have made a lot of friends.           Although some of them have returned to their country we keep in touch.      Definitely, I think that EC with their 30+ program was the best option for me because you learn English and at the same time you       can expand your social network. I like it when I can learn and laugh at the same time.      Toronto is an amazing city, where you can enjoy the summer. The day is too short to do all the activities that the city offers you. If        I have another chance, I would like to come here again to enjoy the city and study too.” Cristian spent 29 weeks at EC Toronto and was able to reach the Advanced level. During his stay he attend not only our English classes, but also the Pathway course. The Pathway course is for students who want to study at university or college in Canada but do not have the English level they need. The University Pathway Programme provides you with the skills necessary to reach the required level to enter a Canadian university or college. With his level now, … Read more

Toronto Skyline

Choosing a Toronto English School

Choosing an English language school in Toronto is not an easy task. The diversity of school options, courses, time, teaching methods, among other things, can make it a difficult decision. There are so many schools available that, first of all, you have to define what your goals are when it comes to learning English abroad. To help you a little in this arduous task, we’ve identified some important tips that should be taken into account when choosing an institution and we’ll explain why learning English in Toronto is special. Personalised service Toronto, Canada, is increasingly an excellent choice for anyone who wants to study English abroad. Besides being an extremely rich country, culturally and in relation to history and natural beauty, the education system is one of the best in the world, so learning here is a great option for those who want to invest in improving their English. When planning your English language exchange, it is important to keep an eye on schools offering personalised tuition classes with lesson plans that fit your goals and track your performance from beginning to end. After all, a good school is the one that supports you throughout the process and not only during the classes, besides offering courses adapted to your expectations and individual needs. Another differential in this sense is to choose a school that has extracurricular activities, so that you can put into practice, in the day to day of your stay, what you have learned in the classroom. When living a full cultural immersion, fluency in English comes much easier. Canadian University Pathway – Gateway to Canadian Universities If your goal is university or higher-education in Canada, direct your searches to the English language schools that offer Canadian University Pathway Programmes. When you finish the course, and if you reach the … Read more

OUTDOOR MOVIES

If you are coming to Toronto or you are here and looking for cheap things to do at this summer is happening a lot of outdoor movies around the city for free.   Sail-In Cinema at Sugar Beach: August 17 – 19, 2017. Movies: Right now Beauty and the Beast is in the lead, with Raiders of the Lost Ark a strong second.     movies shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. Bring a chair, a cushion or a picnic blanket and join the fun. For free   City Cinema at Yonge-Dundas Square: Tuesdays. June 27 – August 29, 2017 Movies: Strange Brew, Whip It, Naked Gun, The Truman Show     Watch a screening in the heart of downtown, Yonge-Dundas Square For free   Open Roof Festival at 99 Sudbury Tuesdays. June 27 – August 29, 2017 Movies: The Bad Batch, It Comes at Night, Sundowners.     Open Roof is back at 99 Sudbury, pairing indie films with music every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Toben Food by Design food truck and drinks from Amsterdam Brewery will also be available onsite. Tickets are priced at $15.   Movies on the Common at Corktown Common, in Corktown: Thursdays. July 6 – 27, 2017. Movies: A League of Their Own, Hairspray, Invictus.     Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will present films just minutes from many bustling east-side Toronto neighborhoods, under a city skyline that can’t be beat. For free     Movies in St. James Park at St. James Park: August 24, 2017. Movies: Pride, The Lego Batman Movie.     Pack your blanket and picnic dinner for outdoor films in St. James Park. St. Lawrence Market Neighborhood BIA, the series features one film a month over the summer. For free   Under the Stars at Regent … Read more

FUSION GO!

  We have some very exciting news at EC Toronto!  Students can purchase an online learning platform when they have completed their immersion program at EC! For a limited time, students can book either a 6-month or 12-month on-line learning program.  The 6-month period includes one private lesson and the 12-month one two private lessons.  The discounted rates start at an incredibly low $75. The Fusion learning platforms has a list of impressive features: Choose teachers based on profile and availability Choose the focus of the session Receive personalized feedback Authentic content from premier publishers such as the Financial Times, Associated Press and Bloomberg Multimedia lessons– including videos, articles and audio recordings Large selection of unit themes including: Business, Law, Medicine, Oil & Gas, Technology… Grammar Guide for additional grammar information Word Bank with a flashcard tool Progress test available every three months Available on native iOs and Android applications so students can access lessons anytime and anywhere Students can log on to www.ecfusion.com and try it out for a 3-day trial period. Another great advantage is that students can print a level certificate at anytime to prove their English proficiency level. Come to the office to ask us about Fusion.   Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

AMSTERDAM BREWHOUSE

If you are planning to visit Toronto and want some tips about good restaurants with a good view and good for hang out with friends, Amsterdam Brewhouse is a great option during any season. It is in Queens Quay W, in front of the lake. They are famous because of their delicious hamburger and beer.       Another thing very famous is the way that you can order your beer. You can choose three different ways. Frist, you choose three beers and the fourth come as a surprise. Second, you choose two beers and another two come as a surprise. And the last option, you choose one beer and three come as a surprise.       If you liked don’t skip trying this restaurant and have a great time there.   Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

SPIN PING PONG BAR

SPiN Toronto is a 12,000 square-foot space ping pong social club located at 461 King Street West in the heart of Downtown Toronto. The club boats 2 fully licensed bars, 12 ping pong tables, cocktail menu, full food menu, a lounge and a private party room.     The cocktail list includes specialties such as the Lemon Lychee (sake, lychee liqueur, white cranberry: $8) and the SPiN Barrel Aged Negroni (Bombay gin, campari, martini rossi rouge: $11); the menu includes eats such as sloppy joe’s ($12), fish tacos ($9), and fondue ($10), and there’s even Guinness, sweet potato, or cheddar ice cream available as part of SPiN’s specialty sundaes ($7). The beer list is also fairly extensive and impressive, with several Hop City brews.   SPiN does seem to provide active relief from static nights at the bar, and the DJ booths and promise of live music render the space far from that of campground/rec room likeness. Granted, there are hints of that sort of vibe, the picnic tables, the wall seating, the rum, tequila, and gin punch bowls ($39), but they have been implemented deliberately to preserve a bit of that old school ping pong vibe     Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

STREET FESTIVAL

Canada’s largest street festival returns to Toronto in August Taste of The Danforth Festival is back! They will celebrate the 24th anniversary of Canada’s largest street Festival (approximately 1.65 million attendees) as well as Canada & Ontario’s 150th birthday on Friday August 11th, Saturday August 12th, and Sunday August 13th. Attractions include a Greek Stage, Celebrity Stage, and Showcase Stage programmed by NXNE, as well as a kids’ zone, sports zone, and of course, a multitude of drool inducing food options. To eat this year, attendees can look forward to restaurateurs along The Danforth offering “Tasting Menus” priced at $6 or less. To top it off, the Festival is all about the spirit of giving back – Constantine Voidonicolas, Chair of the Greektown Danforth BIA, confirmed that once again all proceeds from the Festival go to supporting a number of charities. When: August 11 to 13 Where: The Danforth, Toronto Price: Admission is free   Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

TORONTO SIGNS

Positioned on an outcrop at Humber Bay Park, the Toronto driftwood sign is aptly placed on Lake Ontario to feature Toronto’s skyline in the background. Julie Ryan (Designer) and Thelia Sanders-Shelton (artist) worked in secret for seven days to put together the nameplate. It was the first time either of them had worked with driftwood.   (A group of Canada Day revelers taking pictures with Julie Ryan and Thelia Sanders-Shelton first driftwood sign). “The biggest challenge is getting the pieces to fit together,” Ryan told CTV Toronto. An earthy, wooden Toronto sign now stands on a rocky quay along the water, a vibrant juxtaposition to the concrete and steel backdrop of the Toronto skyline. It’s made of driftwood that washed up on a nearby beach. The pair got the idea when they heard that Toronto and Region Conservation Authority was looking for “driftwood artists” to make a sign for Canada 150. But that sign only lasted about a week. “They are driftwood and they’re drywall-nailed,” said Sanders-Shelton, “so they only have so much life.”       Other two famous signs in Toronto are: Cn Tower Sing Toronto 150 And the most famous is the 3D TORONTO Sign was Originally installed for the 2015 Pan American Games as a temporary attraction meant to be dismantled in November 2016. Due to popular demand, the illuminated Sign still remains on the square. Explaining the city’s decision to keep it, Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly said the sign is as iconic as the CN Tower and that it has become known all over the world. It has appeared in an estimated 120 million pictures in various social media outlets.             Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto