Are you planning to learn English in Canada in the Spring? Are you considering Sprott Shaw Language College as an option? Well, let us here at SSLC help you make a decision to which campus to go to! Below are just a few of the things you can do in the Spring while studying in our Toronto campus!
So you did it – you survived a chilly Canadian winter. Now you’re wondering what fun activities to try in Toronto as the weather warms up – well you’re in luck! Toronto’s blossoming with things to do this season. Below are some events that SSLC staff recommend checking out:
Toronto Spring Festival – High Park cherry blossoms
Google search “Toronto” and you’re guaranteed to see pictures of High Park in the spring. It’s gorgeous! Located between High Park and Dundas West TTC stops, this green space offers lovely photo opportunities and a breath of fresh air in the heart of the city. Visit the petting zoo, play some soccer or frisbee on the sprawling grass, and check out the famous flowering cherry blossom trees during the Toronto Spring Festival at the end of April.
Anime North – Toronto Convention Centre
Heads up, cosplay and animation lovers! Each year Toronto hosts Anime North, a major comicon where thousands of visitors come to meet their favourite anime characters, collect autographs, and enjoy the company of other comic fans. Check out the crazy costumes and enjoy celebrity appearances. Tickets vary in price and can be purchased online (day passes available for March 16th, 17th, and 18th).
Artfest Toronto in the Distillery (May 21st to 23rd)
The historical Distillery District gets transformed into an outdoor art gallery at the end of May. Hear some live music and view art installations by Canadian photographers, sculptors, and visual artists while enjoying the atmosphere of the Distillery, where cobblestone laneways and vintage shops make you feel as though you’ve gone back in time.
Toronto Festival of Beer
It’s no secret that Toronto has a love affair with beer – there are more than 20 craft breweries in the downtown area alone. Over the May long weekend (20th), the Toronto Festival of Beer is taking place at Fort York. Students of legal drinking age will have an opportunity to taste some yummy local brews and enjoy music around a campfire, as well as some food truck snacks. Tickets available online. Don’t forget your government ID!
Sugar Beach Sugar Shack
It doesn’t get more Canadian than this: learn how maple syrup is harvested and produced while enjoying the views at Toronto’s Sugar Beach! On March 10th and 11th, throw on your boots and head down to the FREE Redpath Sugar Shack event where you can sample maple taffy, see ice sculptures being carved with chainsaws, and learn about iconic traditions that are beloved by Canadians everywhere. Maple syrup season means spring is arriving, and we can’t wait!
All of SSLC (including SSLC Toronto campus) offers a wide-range of English programs. If you are interested visit our website now!