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English school in
Toronto Canada Embassy English Canada

Want to learn English in an exciting city that’s friendly, safe and surprisingly green? Choose the Embassy School in Toronto

Why you’ll love Embassy Toronto

If you want to learn English in Toronto, Embassy puts you right in the heart of the city.

Our language centre is in vibrant Yorkville – a downtown area full of fashionable shops and cafés. Getting to and from class is easy - the subway is right next door to our school.

You can even see the stunning CN Tower and Lake Ontario from our modern classroom windows.

Toronto is one of the world’s ‘most livable’ cities, and with more than 1,400 parks, it’s perfect for people who want urban energy without feeling overwhelmed.

When in Toronto…
Visit Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum or St. Lawrence Market

Facilities

  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • University application counselling
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Student lounge
Embassy Homestay - stay with a friendly host family and develop your language skills in a natural setting
Embassy Homestay - enjoy you own study bedroom with bed, desk, lamp, chair and clothes storage
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Homestay

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Up to 45 minutes by public transport (Zone 1) and up to 60 minutes by public transport (Zone 2)

Meals provided

14 per week (breakfast and evening meal) or 21 per week (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)

Rooms

Single

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Students exploring Toronto Harbour and islands by boat

Local facilities

Nearest supermarket: 3 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: across the road
Nearest park: across the road
Nearest shopping centre: in the same street
Nearest newsagent: below the school
Nearest church: 10 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 10 minutes by subway
Nearest coffee shop: in the same building
Nearest cafe: across the street
Nearest subway: below the school
Nearest post office: 3 minutes' walk

Travelling around the city

Subways, buses and streetcars, make getting around the city easy.  Cycling or walking are healthy alternatives.  From the airport take the 192 Airport Rocket express bus, the Toronto Airport Express or a taxi.

Streets of Downtown Toronto centre Toronto city skyline, Canada Shopping in Toronto Toronto street sign

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately CA $150 - 200 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.  (Last updated April 2013)

Sample prices (all in CA $):

Item Price in CA $
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 1.10 - 2.10
Can of Coca Cola 1.00
Big Mac 4.00
Three course meal in a reasonably priced restaurant 25.00 - 35.00
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 8.00 - 15.00
Cinema ticket 13.00, or 5.00 on "cheap Tuesdays"
Nightclub entrance 10.00 - 25.00
Public transport Day pass 10.75 and monthly pass available from the school at a discounted price of 115.50
Taxi Minimum 4.25, then 1.75 per kilometre

Popular trips from Toronto

  • Snowboarding – Snow Valley day trip
  • Niagara Falls
  • New York – 4-day trip by bus
  • French Canada – Ottawa, Montreal & Quebec
  • Chicago - 4-day trip by bus

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Downtown walking tour
  • Professional ice hockey match
  • Bus tours
  • Cinema
  • Theatre
  • Clubs
  • CN Tower
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Ice Skating
  • Museums
Toronto harbour and islands boat trip CN Tower , Toronto Niagara Falls Casa Lomo Toronto Canda Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school

The school is located directly above Bay Subway Station. It is at the corner of Bay and Bloor Street West.

Centre Director

Derek Sexton

Address

Embassy English Toronto
80 Bloor Street West, Suite 900
West Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 2V1

School accreditation

See Awards and accreditations

Accessibility

The school is accessible to wheelchair users via a lift.

Recommended for: “Friendly Atmosphere”

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