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ESL Programs

 Gaining proficiency in English is a critical skill for many newcomers to our city. Every year, nearly 15,000 adults benefit from the TDSB's English as a Second Language Classes.

Fall 2021-2022 Program

All classes will start virtually (online) and then we anticipate a gradual opening of classes for in-person learning. Once in a virtual class, your instructor will advise you when your location will open for in-person learning.

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.

Click here for further registration information for new learners and visitors.


2021-2022 Adult ESL Brochure

View our accessible 2021-2022 Brochure 

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.

Administration Sites

Area Location Morning/
Afternoon Registration Hours
Evening Registration Hours Email Phone
South Bickford Centre Mon to Fri:
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 4:00 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 8:30 p.m.
West Mimico Adult Learning Centre Wed and Thurs:
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 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


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