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Adult ESL Program

Gaining proficiency in English is a critical skill for many newcomers and residents in Toronto. More than 20,000 adults benefit from our ESL courses every year in over 55 locations across the city.

Fall 2022-23

Classes will return to in-person learning (except for Jones Learning Centre).  Pre-registration for returning learners starts on August 29th, 2022. Pre-registration for new learners starts on August 31st, 2022. Pre-register for the coming year’s program by contacting us by email at or call 416 338-4300 or contact one of the Administration Centres listed below. For more information see our registration information page.

If you were in class in June or July, please follow the instructions for returning that your instructor gave you.

If you are a new learner, please contact the YMCA for an appointment at  416-925-5462 or email them at  You can also contact our Central location (416 338-4300) if you need assistance making an appointment.


Adult ESL 2022 to 2023 Brochure

View our accessible brochure


Note: For inquires about a specific ESL location, please contact the administration locations below. 

Administration Sites

Area Location Morning/
Afternoon Registration Hours
Evening Registration Hours Email Phone
South Bickford Centre Mon to Fri:
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mon to Thurs:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
North John Polanyi C.I. Mon to Fri:
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mon to Thurs:
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
North North Central Adult ESL Centre Mon to Fri:
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mon to Thurs:
Overland Learning Centre Mon to Fri:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mon to Thurs:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
East Winston Churchill Adult ESL Mon to Fri:
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mon and Wed:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
West Mimico Adult Learning Centre Wed and Thurs:
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
N/A ConEdMimicoESL
Central Continuing Education Office Mon to Fri:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
N/A AdultESL


Contact Us

Phone: 416-338-4300
2 Trethewey Drive
Toronto, ON M6M 4A8