EC Partners

EC Toronto Pre-Arrival to First Day


EC Toronto
124 Eglinton Ave West,
Suite 200, Toronto,
Ontario M4R 2G8


+1 416 488 2200
(Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 5:30pm)

Emergency Number

For use outside of office hours only

+1 416 209 8331
*If the line is busy, please try again.

Opening Hours
Monday 08:15 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:15 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:15 - 16:00
Thursday 08:15 - 16:00
Friday 08:15 - 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed



What is MyEC? 
MyEC is a personalized study tool and powerful learning companion throughout your EC journey. It also offers information about your EC centre, accommodation and information about living in your chosen destination.

Your Online Placement Test

    • To help us place you in the right level when you start studying with us, you must complete your Online Placement test before you arrive at school. 
    • If you do not complete this test before your first day, you may miss some of the first day activities and/or class time as this test must be completed before you start class. 
    • The Online Placement Test focuses on Reading, Writing and Use of English (Grammar and Vocabulary) and consists of 66 questions. 
    • Your speaking level will be assessed on your first day in school 
    • For the instructions on how to complete your Online Placement Test, please go to

When can I access MyEC? 
You will have access to MyEC when you receive your booking confirmation. Start by logging in here:

What else must I do on MyEC before my arrival? 
  • Complete your Important Personal Details Form
  • Download Microsoft Teams
  • Complete your Needs Analysis Form
  • Complete your placement test  
  • Fill in the pre-arrival survey
  • Access a bank of study materials to start learning before you even leave home


Arrival at Airport

All students under 18 years old must book return airport transfers if arriving and departing between 8:00 pm and 8:00 am.

I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time?
If you have booked accommodation with EC you must arrive at the airport between 08:00 and 20:00. Late/early arrivals may be asked to book alternative accommodation.

What information do I need to give to book an airport transfer?
Please provide your flight number, arrival time, terminal and airport of origin – minimum 2 weeks in advance.

Who will I meet at the airport?
If you booked EC airport transfer service you need to go to the information booth of the airport to call the emergency number (+1 416 209 8331) and let the driver know that you are already there. There is a phone that you can use for free in the information booth. Wait at the information booth for the driver, who will arrive in approx. 5 minutes. All flights land in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. In both terminals the information booths are located near the exit of the arrival areas.

Arrival at EC Accommodation

What should I expect at my EC accommodation?

You will receive a warm, personal welcome, whether you have booked home stay or residence. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and prepared for your first day of lessons. In our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help and answer any questions.

First Sunday Activities

What should I do on the Sunday before school starts?

You will have the option of participating in activities arranged by EC. This is an opportunity to meet other new EC students, relax and be introduced to your new city together. With an EC staff member on hand, you can also ask any questions you may have. We will notify you of the Sunday activity schedule around 2 weeks before you start school.

Your First Day at School

How can I find my way to school?
You can find this information on your EC Accommodation Profile, or feel free to ask your host family.

What if I haven’t booked EC accommodation? 
You can take the subway to Eglinton Station on the Yonge line (DO NOT GO to Eglinton West Station on the University line) and then walk 2.5 blocks west along Eglinton Avenue until you see the school.

What time should I arrive?
On Wednesday before the course starts the students are asked to join the  Virtual Orientation via Microsoft Teams at 10:00 using the user name and password they received earlier. On the first day students need to arrive at the centre at 8:30 AM.

What should I bring with me?
It’s important to bring the following with you on your first day:

  • Visa and passport
  • Proof of health insurance covering the length of programme. This is required for you to start lessons
  • Your credit card to pay a deposit if you have booked an EC Residence
  • Your own notebook, pens, and laptop/ mobile tablet

What can I expect on my first day? 

We can assure you that all students will still be met with a warm welcome from the school.

What will my timetable be?
You will receive the timetable after your online orientation.

 *Please note that smoking is not allowed within 9 meters of the entrance to the school building. Smoking in non-designated smoking areas may result in a fine up to $5,000 CAD.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on public holidays? 
Schools do not open on public holidays, so if Monday is a public holiday, your first day at the school will be on Tuesday. Public holidays are listed below.

2024 Public holidays on a weekday 
01 Jan, 19 Feb, 29 Mar, 20 May, 01 Jul, 05 Aug, 02 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Dec and 26 Dec

What do I do if public transportation is temporarily unavailable?  
In case of bad weather, public transport strikes etc, please check the EC Toronto Facebook page for any important updates or call the emergency number.

While you are in Toronto

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water. We also advise you also carry hand sanitizer for personal use.
  • Do not come to school if you are unwell. Please inform the school if you are unwell so we can support you and help you seek medical attention if necessary.

If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to call our emergency phone number: +1 416 209 8331


What will my timetable be?

This is a sample timetable, times may change and are not guaranteed. AM lessons are available for a supplement, for more information please refer to the pricelist.

General English (20 lessons/week) : Core Classes (Mon-Fri)
Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons/week) : Core Classes (Mon-Fri) & Special Focus Classes (Tue & Thu)
Intensive English (30 lessons/week) : Core Classes (Mon-Fri) & Special Focus Classes (Mon-Fri)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:45 - 10:15 Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A
12:00 - 12:30 Break
12:30 - 14:00 Special Focus
Special Focus
Special Focus
Special Focus
Special Focus
14:00 - 14:15 Break
14:15 - 15:45 Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B Core Class A Core Class B
After school Language acivities& social events/ free time/ study time