Location: York University
Dates available: 10 Jul – 05 Aug
Ages: 12 – 18
Accommodation: Not Included
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.
This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach to York University
Vending machines, coffees shops and a shopping mall are located in the campus for drinks and confectionery.
Meals served in large self-service dining hall in residence building or in the university food court.
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:
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 Montreal such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Pointe a Calliere Museum and Mount Royal. It also includes full-day excursions to Quebec, Ottawa, Mont-Trembant and Six Flags Amusement Park. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.
|Morning||Welcome Arrivals||Testing, Orientation and Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Lessons||Explore 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 Welcome Party and Social||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 Center||Visit & Explore Casa Loma|
|Evening||Exploring High Park||Sports or Activity Club Including ‘Getting to Know You’ Trivia Game Optional activity: Broadway Show||Supper in the City & ARGO Art Gallery of Ontario and Exploting Nearby||Sports, Activity club, Concert in Toronto Music Gardens||Pizza Night & Graduation Party||On-site activities|
|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||Welcome Party & Social||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||Trivia and Movie Night||Sports, Activity Club with Arts & Crafts, Optional activity: Medieval Times||Supper in the City & Visit to the CN Tower -Explore DT Toronto||Sports, Activity club, Concert in Toronto Music Gardens||Pizza Night & Graduation Party||Karaoke night|
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.
Our student support staff can help you with:
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
If a student does not have insurance, Guard.Me International Insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:
York University 4700 Keele St,
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
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