Holiday Season Choir at EC Toronto

Last Thursday December 20, 2012 the whole EC Toronto school celebrated the Holiday and Christmas season with a singing activity. The attendance was amazing. Our teachers just informed the students and everybody wanted to come! Our EC Toronto students not only study English language in Toronto but also sing in English! Douglas, one of our great teachers, organized and instructed his class to sing a traditional song from the east coast of Canada in front of the whole school. He has been doing this every Christmas and it has been always a big success as it was again this year! Then, some members of our EC Toronto staff sang another traditional song, while our students had the chance to eat some candy canes to feel the Holiday and Christmas spirit. Everybody had a lot of fun and enjoyed spending this time together. See more photos and watch two videos of the holiday season choir on our EC Toronto Facebook page. Your EC Toronto Team

Our Christmas Decorations are Ready – Finally!

After we realized that our Christmas decorations from previous years were lost during our renovations, we decided not to be disappointed. Instead, we bought new Christmas decorations for our EC Toronto Christmas tree, candy canes, Christmas bows and tinsel. It took some time to prepare, but now we are ready to welcome our students at EC Toronto with holiday flair. Even our student counsellors are feeling the Christmas spirit and hopefully they can bring a smile to everyone’s faces for the holiday season. Your EC Toronto Christmas team 🙂    

Toronto Christmas Market – Take some Canadian Christmas spirit home with you!

Did you know that the idea of celebrating the Christmas season with a Christmas market came originally from Germany? Yes, it’s true – thankfully they are being held in countries all over the world now. So if you are in Toronto during Christmas time take a walk through the Christmas market in the Distillery Historic District. The market will start on Friday, November 30. Enjoy some time with your (homestay) family and friends – a massive Christmas tree, many Christmas decorations, seasonal music and hot drinks are waiting for you! There are individual and magical Christmas events waiting for you every day. Have a look at the event schedule to be a part of Toronto’s Christmas magic. Great artists like Sean Jones will sing and celebrate the winter season with you and will hopefully bring a smile to your face. And don’t forget: You are never too old to join a storytelling activity to listen to a classic Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale! Here are the most important points about the Christmas market for you: Where? Distillery Historic District Subway Station? Union Station When? Friday November 30 to Sunday December 16 Times? Monday to Friday Noon to 9pm – Saturday & Sunday 10am to 9pm Specials? candies / dance/ music / individual events / beer gardens & mulled wine Follow this link to get more information: www.torontochristmasmarket.com/index.html If you see some of your teachers or our staff from EC Toronto at the Christmas market you are welcome to join us and drink a hot chocolate with us! Happy Winter and Holiday Season! Your EC Toronto Team