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Registration Information


New Learners

If your English language skills have not been assessed, please contact the YMCA for an appointment at  416-925-5462 or email them at  You can also contact our Central location if you need assistance making an appointment.


Returning Learners

If you were in our June or summer classes and have let your instructor know that you want to return in Sept. you DO NOT need to pre-register. Your instructor will contact you on the first day of classes, Sept. 7, 2021.

Pre-registration starts Sept 1, 2021: If you have not preregistered in one of our sites, but have been assessed by the YMCA and wish to return to one of our classes, please choose the class location from our brochure, then contact one of the Administration sites to register.



Before attending any ESL program you must first have your language assessed. There is a one-time assessment fee of $60.

If you are a visitor to Canada or are on a work permit, please call 416 393-0532 to arrange a language assessment. 

Classes are offered online at $7.00 per hour after an initial assessment.


Administration Sites

Note: Do not go to any ESL location without checking with an administration site. All sites are currently closed and classes will start online starting September 7, 2021.

Area Location Morning/Afternoon Registration Hours Evening Registration Hours Email Phone
South Bickford Centre Mon to Fri:
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mon to Thurs:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 416-393-0528
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. 416-395-4980
North North Central Adult ESL Centre Mon to Fri:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
N/A 416-395-8461
North/East 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. 416-395-5080
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 8:30 p.m. 416-396-6909
West Mimico Adult Learning Centre Wed and Thurs:
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
N/A 416-394-6253
Central Continuing Education Office Mon to Fri:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
N/A 416-338-4300
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