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Embassy York University

Toronto
Quick Facts

Our centre is located at the immpressive Keele campus of York University, the third largest University in Canada, about 30 minutes by metro from the city centre. This central location, on a modern university campus, provides a perfect base for a Canadian summer school experience. There are also great campus facilities on-site such as indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a swimming pool and several ball fields. 

Location: 
York University
Dates available : 
28 Jun - 2 Aug
Ages: 
12 – 17
Accommodation: 
Standard single/twin room

Living
Standard single and twin rooms with shared facilities and a bathroom ratio of 1:5
Traditional Canadian college dormitory rooms and floor layout
Communal space on each dormitory floor
Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
Bathrooms are cleaned daily
Linen changed weekly
Laundry available in residence building
Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall or in the university food court
All rooms have air conditioning
Wi-Fi available throughout accommodation, social and teaching spaces
Food Options
Lunch: 
Both cooked and continental which might include pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee and toast.
 
Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake
 
Evening Meal: 
Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.
Facilities
Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
Ball fields
Gymnasium
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities are located in the basement of the residence building.
Common areas are available on each floor of the residence.
Meals served in large self-service dining hall in residence building or in the university food court.

Learning
Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
20 x 45 minute lessons per week each morning
Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
Maximum 16 students per class
Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
Classrooms are standard style
Classrooms are located on York University campus
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information
Arrival: 
Students will be welcomed upon arrival at the Embassy office where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check into their rooms.
 
Welcome: 
On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.
 
Activities: 
Activities are organised in-between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:
  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, volleyball and basketball
  • Drama and performance activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, team games and Manhattan by night walking tours

Excursions and Trips
HALF-DAY TRIPS
Our students get to explore exciting places in and around Toronto such as the Ontario Science Center, Casa Loma, High Park, Royal Ontario Museum and Kensington Market.
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
Downtown Toronto: Canada’s largest city, students explore bustling downtown Toronto and visit the CN Tower
Toronto Island: Students take a ferry to the island and enjoy a nice picnic
Toronto Botanical Gardens: Featuring 17 beautiful gardens to explore, a lovely environment to visit
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
Canada’s Wonderland: An impressive theme park with over 70 rides including 16 roller-coasters.
Baseball game: The Toronto Blue Jays play at their impressive home stadium.
Niagara Falls: World-renowned waterfalls on the US-Canadian border, with a visit to an outlet shopping mall included.
Toronto Zoo: Canada’s premier zoo known for its interactive education and conservation activities.
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14-night stay will include 10 half-day trips to exciting places around Toronto such as the Ontario Science Center, Casa Loma, High Park, Royal Ontario Museum and Kensington Market. It also includes 2 full-day excursions to downtown Toronto, Toronto Island and Toronto Botanical Gardens. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
 
Student may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.
 
This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.
 WEEK 1/4 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningWelcome Arrivals
Testing, orientation and Lessons
LessonsLessons LessonsLessonsExplore Canada Downtown or Optional Full-Day Excursion to Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping 
 Afternoon
Eaton Centre Mall shopping/ Explore the Harborfront & Toronto Music Garden or optional Trip to: Toronto Zoo or Broadway Matinee
York Campus Tour & Scavenger Hunt 
ES Led Tour of Nathan Philiips Sq & Dundas Square
Visit St. Lawerenc Market & Old Town
Visit to the Ontario Science CenterVisit & Explore Casa Loma Explore Canada Downtown or Optional Full-Day Excursion to Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping
 Evening
Welcome Party & Social
 
Exploring High Park 
Sports or Activity Club Including ‘Getting to Know You’ Trviia Game or optional activity: Broadway Show
Supper in the City & ARGO Art Gallery of Ontario and Exploting NearbySports or Activity Club or Concert in Toronto Music Gardens Pizza Night & Graduation PartyOn-site activities

 

 WEEK 2/5 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Yorkdale Shopping or Tour York Botanical Gardens or optional trip: Canada’s Wonderland
LessonsLessonsLessons LessonsLessons 
Full-day excursion: explore and Picnic at Toronto Island or 
optional Trip: Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping
 AfternoonYorkdale Shopping or Tour York Botanical Gardens or optional trip: Canada’s WonderlandToronto Aquarium 
Visit Royal Ontario Museum
 
Visit York University Library and Art Gallery with Photo Scavenger Hunt Distillary District Walking ES Led Tour
Explore Little Italy & Baldwin Village
 
Full-day excursion: explore and Picnic at Toronto Island or 
optional Trip: Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping 
 Evening
Welcome Party & Social
Trivia and Movie Night 
Sports or Activity Club with Arts & Crafts or optional activity: Medieval Times

Supper in the City &Visit to the CN Tower -Explore DT Toronto
 
Sports or Activity Club with or Concert in Toronto Music GardensPizza Night with Dance Party/ Graduation PartyKaraoke Night

 

 WEEK 3/6 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Shopping in the City or Explore the Harborfront & Toronto Music Gardens or optional trip: to Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game or Broadway Matinee
LessonsLessonsLessons LessonsLessons Full-day excursion: Toronto Botanical Gardens or optional trip: Woodbine Beach
 AfternoonShopping in the City or Explore the Harborfront & Toronto Music Gardens or optional trip: to Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game or Broadway MatineeOn Site Academic Scavenger Hunt Explore Queens West & Graffiti AlleyExplore Kensington Market 
Visit Farmers Market at Dufferin Grove Park or Visit Christie Pits Park
Lead Tour Ryerson University or University of Toronto
Full-day excursion: Toronto Botanical Gardens or optional trip: Woodbine Beach 
 Evening
Welcome Party &
Social
Trashion Fashion Design & Runnway Show or Visit to High Park
Sports or Arts & Crafts or optional activity: Broadway Show
Supper in the City & Explore Chinatown
Sports or Concert in Toronto Music Gardens
Pizza & Dance Party/ Gradiuation Party
On Campus Movie Night

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group. All costs have to be paid by the student. Students must have written consent from their parent or guardian for any medical treatment to be administered.

LOCAL HOSPITAL
Humber River Hospital, 1235 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON, M3M 0B2
 
INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.
Office Address
Embassy Summer
Tatham Hall Residence
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
M3J 1P3