EC Partners

Embassy Toronto

York University

Quick facts

Location: York University

Dates available: 07 Jul – 04 Aug

Ages: 12 – 18 (18-year-olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation:  Single/twin standard rooms 

Emergency Number: +1 438 803 7400

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. Our programme offers students language classes with a fun and dynamic activities programme we call active learning. The activities offer a balance of sports, cultural activities, tourist attractions and workshops.  

Embassy Montreal Day Programme


  • Single/twin standard rooms with a shared bathroom ratio of 1:5  
  • Communal space on most dormitory floor 
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair 
  • All rooms air-conditioned 
  • Bathrooms are cleaned daily 
  • Linen changed weekly 
  • Laundry available in residence building for a small fee. See your Center Manager for laundry cards and laundry soap. 
  • Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall. 
  • Wi-Fi available throughout accommodation, social and teaching spaces 
  • Towel, hand towel and soap is provided 
  • $100 CAD deposit upon arrival

Dining & facilities


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


  • Two courses, 2-3 options including a vegetarian option. 
    Packed lunches (may be provided on certain activities): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps 


Evening Meal

  • Two courses, 2-3 options including a vegetarian and halal option. 


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

Meals served in large self-service dining hall in residence building or in the university food court.


  • Outdoor basketball courts. Other sports will be played in area parks. 
  • Laundry facilities are located in the basement of the residence building. 
  • Common areas are available on each floor of the residence. 


  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers 
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week each morning or afternoon. 
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level 
  • Approximatley 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 



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. Please have your student have his/her $100.00 deposit ready.  


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 organized either before or after the 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 
  • Activities  such as scavenger hunts, museums, nature walks, city tours, explore Casa Loma 
  • Evening activities  such as karaoke, talent show, team games and Downtown Toronto by night walking tours and festivals
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 surrounding areas.  

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/Upgraded activities:

Canada’s Wonderland: An impressive theme park with over 70 rides including 16 roller-coasters. 

CN Tower: located in Downtown Toronto, the CN Tower is a regional tourism highlight, with, quite literally, an unmatched skyline view from the LookOut 

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: located in downtown Toronto, the aquarium is Toronto’s must-see attraction for tourists and locals of all ages. Immerse yourself in a world of 20,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure. 

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. 


2 Week Sample Programmes


This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

WEEK A Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Welcome Arrivals Placement, Orientation / Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Day Trip to Niagara Falls
Afternoon Shopping in the City @ Eaton Centre Mall or Visit Ontario Science Center York Campus Tour & Scavenger Hunt ES Led Tour of Nathan Philiips Sq & Dundas Square Visit St. Lawerence Market & Old Town Explore Kensington Market Explore and shop in China Town
Evening Welcome Party & Social Exploring Little Italy Onsite Sports or Activity Club ARGO Art Gallery of Ontario and Exploring Nearby Onsite Sports or Activity Club Graduation & Karaoke Dance Party Movie Night or Sports in the Park
WEEK B Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Canada Wonderland Placement, Orientation / Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Day Trip: Explore and Picnic at Toronto Island
Afternoon Visit York University Library and Art Gallery with Photo Scavenger Hunt Distillary District Walking ES Led Tour Onsite Tye Dye Party Explore Little Italy & Baldwin Village Visit to the CN Tower
Evening Welcome Party & Social Explore China Town Onsite Sports or Activity Club Dream in High Park Theater Onsite Sports or Activity Club Graduation, Birthdays & Dance Party 7:00- 10:00 Movie Night or Sports in the Park
WEEK C (3 Week Students ONLY) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Day at Ripleys Aquarium Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Lessons 9:00- 12:30 Shopping in the City
Afternoon Scavanger Hunt or Sports in the Park Explore Queens West & Graffiti Alley Museum of Illusions Explore Casa Loma Lead Tour Ryerson University or University of Toronto
Evening Welcome Party & Social Music in the Park Onsite Sports or Activity Club Dream in High Park Theater Onsite Sports or Activity Club Graduation, Birthdays & Dance Party 7:00- 10:00 Movie Night or Sports in the Park

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that students are well looked after.

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 information

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.

Humber River Hospital, 1235 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON, M3M 0B2

All of Embassy Montreal students are provided with medical insurance by the school. They will be given proof of insurance on their first day of school.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+1 438 803 7400


EC Toronto
York University 4700 Keele St,
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada