OUTDOOR MOVIES

If you are coming to Toronto or you are here and looking for cheap things to do at this summer is happening a lot of outdoor movies around the city for free.   Sail-In Cinema at Sugar Beach: August 17 – 19, 2017. Movies: Right now Beauty and the Beast is in the lead, with Raiders of the Lost Ark a strong second.     movies shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. Bring a chair, a cushion or a picnic blanket and join the fun. For free   City Cinema at Yonge-Dundas Square: Tuesdays. June 27 – August 29, 2017 Movies: Strange Brew, Whip It, Naked Gun, The Truman Show     Watch a screening in the heart of downtown, Yonge-Dundas Square For free   Open Roof Festival at 99 Sudbury Tuesdays. June 27 – August 29, 2017 Movies: The Bad Batch, It Comes at Night, Sundowners.     Open Roof is back at 99 Sudbury, pairing indie films with music every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Toben Food by Design food truck and drinks from Amsterdam Brewery will also be available onsite. Tickets are priced at $15.   Movies on the Common at Corktown Common, in Corktown: Thursdays. July 6 – 27, 2017. Movies: A League of Their Own, Hairspray, Invictus.     Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will present films just minutes from many bustling east-side Toronto neighborhoods, under a city skyline that can’t be beat. For free     Movies in St. James Park at St. James Park: August 24, 2017. Movies: Pride, The Lego Batman Movie.     Pack your blanket and picnic dinner for outdoor films in St. James Park. St. Lawrence Market Neighborhood BIA, the series features one film a month over the summer. For free   Under the Stars at Regent … Read more

FUSION GO!

  We have some very exciting news at EC Toronto!  Students can purchase an online learning platform when they have completed their immersion program at EC! For a limited time, students can book either a 6-month or 12-month on-line learning program.  The 6-month period includes one private lesson and the 12-month one two private lessons.  The discounted rates start at an incredibly low $75. The Fusion learning platforms has a list of impressive features: Choose teachers based on profile and availability Choose the focus of the session Receive personalized feedback Authentic content from premier publishers such as the Financial Times, Associated Press and Bloomberg Multimedia lessons– including videos, articles and audio recordings Large selection of unit themes including: Business, Law, Medicine, Oil & Gas, Technology… Grammar Guide for additional grammar information Word Bank with a flashcard tool Progress test available every three months Available on native iOs and Android applications so students can access lessons anytime and anywhere Students can log on to www.ecfusion.com and try it out for a 3-day trial period. Another great advantage is that students can print a level certificate at anytime to prove their English proficiency level. Come to the office to ask us about Fusion.   Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

AMSTERDAM BREWHOUSE

If you are planning to visit Toronto and want some tips about good restaurants with a good view and good for hang out with friends, Amsterdam Brewhouse is a great option during any season. It is in Queens Quay W, in front of the lake. They are famous because of their delicious hamburger and beer.       Another thing very famous is the way that you can order your beer. You can choose three different ways. Frist, you choose three beers and the fourth come as a surprise. Second, you choose two beers and another two come as a surprise. And the last option, you choose one beer and three come as a surprise.       If you liked don’t skip trying this restaurant and have a great time there.   Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

SPIN PING PONG BAR

SPiN Toronto is a 12,000 square-foot space ping pong social club located at 461 King Street West in the heart of Downtown Toronto. The club boats 2 fully licensed bars, 12 ping pong tables, cocktail menu, full food menu, a lounge and a private party room.     The cocktail list includes specialties such as the Lemon Lychee (sake, lychee liqueur, white cranberry: $8) and the SPiN Barrel Aged Negroni (Bombay gin, campari, martini rossi rouge: $11); the menu includes eats such as sloppy joe’s ($12), fish tacos ($9), and fondue ($10), and there’s even Guinness, sweet potato, or cheddar ice cream available as part of SPiN’s specialty sundaes ($7). The beer list is also fairly extensive and impressive, with several Hop City brews.   SPiN does seem to provide active relief from static nights at the bar, and the DJ booths and promise of live music render the space far from that of campground/rec room likeness. Granted, there are hints of that sort of vibe, the picnic tables, the wall seating, the rum, tequila, and gin punch bowls ($39), but they have been implemented deliberately to preserve a bit of that old school ping pong vibe     Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

STREET FESTIVAL

Canada’s largest street festival returns to Toronto in August Taste of The Danforth Festival is back! They will celebrate the 24th anniversary of Canada’s largest street Festival (approximately 1.65 million attendees) as well as Canada & Ontario’s 150th birthday on Friday August 11th, Saturday August 12th, and Sunday August 13th. Attractions include a Greek Stage, Celebrity Stage, and Showcase Stage programmed by NXNE, as well as a kids’ zone, sports zone, and of course, a multitude of drool inducing food options. To eat this year, attendees can look forward to restaurateurs along The Danforth offering “Tasting Menus” priced at $6 or less. To top it off, the Festival is all about the spirit of giving back – Constantine Voidonicolas, Chair of the Greektown Danforth BIA, confirmed that once again all proceeds from the Festival go to supporting a number of charities. When: August 11 to 13 Where: The Danforth, Toronto Price: Admission is free   Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

TORONTO SIGNS

Positioned on an outcrop at Humber Bay Park, the Toronto driftwood sign is aptly placed on Lake Ontario to feature Toronto’s skyline in the background. Julie Ryan (Designer) and Thelia Sanders-Shelton (artist) worked in secret for seven days to put together the nameplate. It was the first time either of them had worked with driftwood.   (A group of Canada Day revelers taking pictures with Julie Ryan and Thelia Sanders-Shelton first driftwood sign). “The biggest challenge is getting the pieces to fit together,” Ryan told CTV Toronto. An earthy, wooden Toronto sign now stands on a rocky quay along the water, a vibrant juxtaposition to the concrete and steel backdrop of the Toronto skyline. It’s made of driftwood that washed up on a nearby beach. The pair got the idea when they heard that Toronto and Region Conservation Authority was looking for “driftwood artists” to make a sign for Canada 150. But that sign only lasted about a week. “They are driftwood and they’re drywall-nailed,” said Sanders-Shelton, “so they only have so much life.”       Other two famous signs in Toronto are: Cn Tower Sing Toronto 150 And the most famous is the 3D TORONTO Sign was Originally installed for the 2015 Pan American Games as a temporary attraction meant to be dismantled in November 2016. Due to popular demand, the illuminated Sign still remains on the square. Explaining the city’s decision to keep it, Toronto City Councillor Norm Kelly said the sign is as iconic as the CN Tower and that it has become known all over the world. It has appeared in an estimated 120 million pictures in various social media outlets.             Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

Casa Loma Escape Series in Toronto

The Casa Loma Escape Series open to the public on August 2015, operated by Liberty Entertainment Group in conjunction with Company & Co., as the country’s first and only theatrical escape game. With live actors, that players can interact with you and your team for important information, a full sound and set design, the games boasts a unique immersive escape game experience. That requires you and your team to collaborate, communicate and work together. You and your co-workers have one hour to complete the objectives and escape to the room.     There tree kinds of game: King of the Bootleggers In 1920s Toronto prohibition is at its peak and at the top of the bootlegging empire sits notorious gangster Rocco Perri, but in the sordid world of swingin’ speakeasies, everyone’s out for a piece of the pie. You receive an invitation to a secret meeting at Rocco’s infamous bar hidden inside Casa Loma. Bessi Perri has set her sights on her husband’s moonshine throne and is assembling a gang to take him down and needs your help. This is your chance to join the big leagues, but it won’t be easy. Someone’s squealed to the cops and within the hour they’ll be on their way to raid the joint.  Will you and your team be pinched or become the new Kings and Queens of the Bootleggers?   King of the Bootleggers is open Monday to Friday and have games at 5:45pm, 7:45pm, and 9:45pm. Saturday and Sunday and have games at 3:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:45pm and 9:45pm. Prices are $36 + HST (ticket) or $42 + HST (prime time tickets) per prospective escapee. Escape from the Tower The year is 1941. You and your team have been recruited to an undercover Anti-Submarine Detection Research Center in the tower of Casa … Read more

Caribbean Jerkfest at Centennial Park, Toronto

    Between August 10 to 13 at Centennial Park will be happening the Caribbean Jerkfest. If you are looking for something new to try there is the right place. The festival will be happening between 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. where you can enjoy live Caribbean music as electronic, reggae and much more and live food show. If you are in Toronto with your family and don’t want to leave your children alone, you are able to bring them with you. In this festival, they have the kidz Zone working between 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. where the kids can enjoy the face painting, balloon characters, inflatable rides, rock climbing, midway rides and so much more.     So go there and have a good time trying amazing Caribbean music and food.   Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto

A MIDSUMMER’S DREAM

    During August 20, in the heart of Hamilton at Gage Park will be happening the Midsummer’s Dream, a Hindu festival of colours. You will have an amazing experience throwing coloured powder into the air celebrating unity, peace, happiness and joy. Besides that, you will enjoy eclectic live music while you can try the Temple of Creativity, where you will be able to use supplied craft materials to create your own masterpiece, and live in your own world, where you create whatever you like directly from your imagination or create your own Tye Dye Shirt. Last but not the least you also can help the community donating food to the local food banks. Go there and have a blast enjoying this amazing Hindu festival.     Click here for Cambridge English Courses in Toronto