Sunday, May 20, 2007

2007 Toronto English Camp

2007 Toronto English Plus Summer Camp

The 2007 Toronto English Plus Summer Camp will
operate from July 29 to August 18, 2007. ESL in Canada has made arrangements for special ESL English classes to operate at some of the attractions and events to supplement the in-class English school lessons. Participants can choose programs from 1 to 21 days. This 2007 Toronto English Plus Summer Camp program is open to international tour leaders who wish to travel to Canada with their students. The listed planned events can be switched or altered to accommodate bad weather or to attend extra special events.

July 29 Day 1

Arrival in Toronto. Orientation, English Level Tests.


July 30 Day 2

Dinosaurs Alive! – the largest display of animated, life-size dinosaurs in the world, only at the Toronto Zoo. Get up close and personal with sixteen moving, roaring and startlingly realistic dinosaurs, featuring such prehistoric playmates as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and many others, complete with authentic sounds and special effects.

Link to Toronto Zoo

July 31 Day 3

Toronto's CN Tower is celebrating 30 years as the Worlds Tallest Free-Standing Structure. About 2 million visitors soar to the top of the Towers incredible 1,815 feet (553.3 meters, or 181 stories) each year. Recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers along with the Panama Canal and Golden Gate bridge, the Towers record has gone unchallenged. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking view from three observation levels, as well as dining at the award-winning 360 restaurant – which boasts the worlds highest wine cellar. The CN Tower was opened to the public on June 26, 1976 after 40 months of construction
Link to CN Tower Portal

August 1 Day 4

Toronto Reference Library Tour. The new Toronto reference library officially opened, 2 November, 1977 at 789 Yonge Street, at the northeast corner of Asquith Avenue. This library features several collections, many services, virtual and computer learning stations including language learning labs.

Link to Toronto Reference Library (TRL)

August 2 Day 5

University of Toronto Walking Tour. Walking tours on the St.
George campus depart from the Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre, located at 25 King's
College Circle.

Link to University of Toronto Walking Tour

August 3 Day 6

The Gardiner Museum is the only museum in Canada entirely
devoted to ceramics. Whether your interest is in contemporary work like Picasso’s Large Vase with Veiled Women, Maiolica dishes from the Italian Renaissance or 18th century European tea services, the museum has something that will interest you. The collection, which exceeds 2900 pieces, is often described as a “jewel box of ceramic treasures.
FREE Friday from 4–9pm at the Gardiner Museum

August 4 Day 7

Caribana at Ontario Place Ontario Place is proud to be the new home of Caribana! Join us over 5 days to celebrate the spirit of Caribana. Ontario Place will host events and entertainment leading up to and after the world-renowned parade.
Link to Ontario Place

August 5 Day 8

Niagara Falls Day Tour

Link to Niagara Parks Site

August 6 Day 9

Ancient Peru Unearthed: Golden Treasures of a Lost Civilization.
The mysteries of the pre-Incan Sicán culture are revealed through a collection of
elaborately crafted objects excavated from an undisturbed gold-filled tomb in the Batan
Grande site on the northern coast of Peru. The tomb was uncovered by archaeologists in
the 1990s. Over 100 artifacts will be on display, including gold crowns, elaborate
headdresses, masks and jewelry, as well as pottery and metal objects.

Link to Royal Ontario Museum Peru Exhibit

August 7 Day 10

Hockey Hall of Fame Tour - Much more than simply a standard
sports museum, the Hall offers a vibrant, entertaining and interactive journey.
The world's most comprehensive collection of hockey artifacts,
displays and memorabilia with state-of-the-art exhibitory and interactive games.
Try and stop the pucks of Messier and Gretzky or fire real pucks against a life
sized computer-simulated goalie. Have your picture taken with the Stanley Cup.

Link to Hockey Hall of Fame

August 8 Day 11

Come to the CBC Museum and Graham Spry Theatre to experience first-hand the history of Canadian broadcasting... and the shared stories of Canadians!

Link to CBC Museum

August 9 Day 12

Discover the gardens, and natural areas including wetlands,
woodland and meadows of the West Humber River valley. Learn about the history and ecology of this beautiful urban area in north west Toronto.
Humber Arboretum and West Humber River Valley Discovery Walk.

August 10 Day 13

Taste of the Danforth - celebrates Hellenic culture and cuisine. Stroll beautiful Danforth Ave. while you taste and savour some of the finest Greek food this side of paradise. Always a must see and do event. Every year more and more people flock to enjoy this bastion of great food, music and Hellenic pride.

Link to Taste of the Danforth

August 11 Day 14

Optional Ottawa, Montreal Quebec City Tour

August 12 Day 15

Optional Ottawa, Montreal Quebec City Tour

August 13 Day 16

Optional Ottawa, Montreal Quebec City Tour

August 14 Day 17

Harbourfront Centre an innovative, non-profit cultural
organization which provides world-renowned programming in the arts and culture for the public. The Centre encompasses several venues on a 10 acre site in the heart of Toronto's waterfront, and programs family entertainment.

Link to Harbourfront Centre

August 15 Day 18

Art Gallery Tours of Toronto. Art Gallery of Ontario Gallery: Tours, Exhibits and Courses Family Programs: Off the Wall! For Kids Pop Photography: Objects in Everyday Life 1842-1969. Tom Thomson: More than 140 of the artists oil sketches, paintings and works on paper, along with works by his contemporaries.
Directory of Ontario Art Galleries

August 16 Day 19

The Beach or the Beaches Tour of Toronto's East end. It's three km long with nice scenes and the area is a park in itself, beautiful with picnic tables, biking and roller-blade trails and sandy beach on Lake Ontario.

Link to Beaches Tour

August 17 Day 20

Opening Day for the Canadian National Exhibition. There are a
thousand things to see and do: the International Marketplace; the Coliseum's horse
shows; the Midway; the Food Building; the Horticultural Building; the Automotive
Building; the petting zoo; the sports complex; and much more!!! My favorite Toronto
annual event is the Canadian National Exhibition held each summer.

Link to This is last year's
CNE article.

Link to the Canadian National Exhibition

August 18 Day 21

Worldfest is an annual, three-day cultural event showcasing
International heritage, music, dance, and cuisine. This celebration caters to explorers
of all ages and nationalities and takes place all under one roof at Ontario Place. Many
different ethnic communities will be represented in a pavilion-style geographical zone
without borders. Explorers can leisurely roam from country to country; enjoying the
delights that each has to offer.

Link to Ontario Place

Optional Toronto Attractions and Activities

Cirque du Soleil August 09, 2007 To September 02, 2007 Cirque du Soleil's all-new
touring show is called Kooza. This energetic show of characters living in two parallel
worlds plunges you into a wild universe that will make you laugh.

Link to Cirque du Soleil

Centreville Amusement Park is nestled in over 600 acres of parkland
with over 30 rides and attractions.

Fort York reconstructed after the battle, today's Fort York is Canada's largest
collection of original War of 1812 buildings and a designated National Historic Site.

Canada's Walk of Fame Presents the Annual Tribute Gala
Honoring Canada's
Biggest Stars.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is underway for the summer. The event includes sculpture, painting, original prints, ceramics,
glass, metal, wood, fibre, photography and mixed media. The 42nd annual Toronto
Outdoor Art Exhibition will take place at Nathan Phillips Square

Black Creek Pioneer Village a restored 19th-century rural Victorian community is
located in northwest Toronto. The Village re-creates the past with over 35 carefully
restored 1860s shops and homes, interpreters in period dress who help guide you through
Canadian history.

Paramount Canada's Wonderland is Canada's premier theme park and features over 200
attractions, more than 60 thrilling rides, North America's greatest variety of
roller coasters, and Splash Works, a 20-acre water park.

The Toronto Aerospace Museum's most ambitious project is the construction
of a full-size replica of the magnificent Avro CF-105 Arrow supersonic
interceptor that first flew at Toronto's Malton Airport in 1958.

Gardens Conservatory

Features six greenhouses comprising over 16,000
square feet of colourful seasonal plants which supplement the permanent plant
collection. Of botanical importance since 1858 the conservatory boasts the "Palm
House" (1910) modeled after similar structures in the United States and

Ontario Science Centre
Experience over 800 interactive exhibits, daily
demonstrations and programs. Visit Ontario's only dome theatre and see a
large-format films under the giant IMAX dome screen.

The SkyDome

The tour begins with a visit to the renovated museum area and a short film
about the construction of the SkyDome. It continues with a 45 minute guided
walking tour of areas not usually accessible to the general public.

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball

Special group programs include: play
baseball/softball on the same field; take to the mound, throw a pitch; all summer camp
groups of 20 or more are invited to watch the Blue Jays; a buffet picnic in the stands
and catch all the behind-the-scenes action in
the Blue Jays Bullpen

Riverdale Farm
Located within the historic Cabbagetown area, Riverdale Farm
replicates a small, turn of the century Ontario farm. Cows, pigs, horses, goats
and chicken provide lots of fun and learning opportunities for informal
demonstrations including milking, cream separating, egg collecting, sheep
shearing and wool spinning.

Toronto Argonauts Football Club
Formed as part of the Argonaut Rowing Club
using the double blue colours of Oxford and Cambridge for club members who were
rugby football enthusiasts. The Argos celebrate 130 years of history including
14 Grey Cup championships.

Optional Day trips and Tours

  • Niagara Falls

  • Thousand Islands

  • Algonquin Park

  • Blue Mountain

  • Bruce Trail

  • Montreal, Ottawa Quebec City tours

Student Registration Information

Correct and full name:

Date of Birth:

Correct and full residence address:
Correct and full Postal address:

Correct and full telephone /fax/email numbers:

Emergency Contact numbers:

Medical Health Insurance information:

Any medical, health conditions:

NOTE : All participants require proof of medical health insurance.

Visa status:

Do you need Registration/Acceptance letter:

Planned length of study in Canada:
Planned Start date in Canada:

Planned Finish date in Canada:

Name of legal Guardian in Canada:

Please list the student's
English skill levels:
( B ) Beginner, ( I ) Intermediate, ( A ) Advanced

Reading __

Accommodation Preferences

Day program only - no accommodation required____

Prefer to live in a
dormitory student residence ___

I would like to live with a family___

Do you like pets, or children? ___

Would you like another student roommate or live alone:___

What date would you like to start your homestay: ___

Please use the Registration Form:

Toronto Summer Camp Registration


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