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Embassy York University


Our Toronto centre is located at York University about 30 minutes by metro from the city centre. The subway stop is located on campus and a five minute walk from the residence. This central location, on a modern university campus, provides a perfect base for a Canadian summer school experience.

Quick Facts

Location: York University

Dates available: 10 Jul – 07 Aug

Ages: 12 – 18

Accommodation: Single/twin standard rooms and apartment-style single/twin rooms with en-suite

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  • Single/twin standard rooms with a shared bathroom ratio of 1:5 located, in Tatham Hall student residence
  • Apartment-style single/twin rooms with en-suite (2 separate bathrooms in the apartment). Bathroom ratio of 1:3. Located in Calumet student residence
  • Communal space on most dormitory floor
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Bathrooms are cleaned daily
  • Linen changed weekly
  • Laundry available in residence building, $1.75 for a wash and $1.50 for a dry
  • 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
  • Towel, hand towel and soap is provided
  • $100 CAD deposit upon arrival

Food Options


Both cooked and continental which might include pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee and toast.



Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.
Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake


Evening Meal

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.


Vending machines, coffees shops and a shopping mall are located in the campus for drinks and confectionery.


  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
  • Ball fields
  • Gymnasium (upon request)
  • Indoor pool (upon request)
  • 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.


  • 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 17 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


Students will be welcomed upon arrival at the Embassy Summer office where they will register and get their room keys so that they can check into their rooms.



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 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.



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.

MorningWelcome Arrivals
Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsExplore Canada Downtown or Optional Full-Day Excursion to Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping
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. Lawrence Market & Old Town
Visit to the Ontario Science CenterVisit & Explore Casa Loma 
EveningWelcome Party & SocialExploring High ParkSports or Activity Club Including ‘Getting to Know You’ Trivia Game 

Supper in the City & ARGO Art Gallery of Ontario and Exploting Nearby

SportsPizza Night & Graduation PartyOn-site activities
Activity Club 
Optional activity: Broadway ShowConcert in Toronto Music Gardens 


Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul/Aug
Morning Yorkdale Shopping or Tour York Botanical Gardens or optional trip: Canada’s Wonderland Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion: explore and Picnic at Toronto Island or optional Trip: Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping 
Afternoon Toronto Aquarium  Visit Royal Ontario Museum Visit York University Library and Art Gallery with Photo Scavenger Hunt  Distillary District Walking ES Led Tour Visit & Explore Casa Loma 
Evening Welcome Party & Social Trivia and Movie Night Sports Supper in the City & Visit to the CN Tower -Explore DT Toronto Sports Pizza Night with Dance Party Karaoke Night
Activity Club with Arts & Crafts Activity Club
Graduation Party
Optional activity: Medieval Times Concert in Toronto Music Gardens

See sample programme