International Languages

   
Program Overview

The International Languages Program (Elementary) operated by the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) gives children a valuable opportunity to learn another language and culture. When the Ministry of Education established Ontario's "Heritage Languages" Program in July 1977, the TCDSB already had considerable experience in the field. As early as 1973, the Board, in cooperation with several community organizations, was piloting "Heritage Languages" classes for some 5,700 children in 14 schools.
 
International Languages Program (Elementary) is provided outside school hours unless the parents of at least 67 percent of the children in a school request that a program be established during an extended school day. The school day is then lengthened to accommodate the International Languages classes. To establish International Language classes outside school hours, the regulations require an enrolment of at least 23 children.
 
The Board has also established International Languages (Elementary) Advisory Committee as a means of providing community input for the program.
 
The International Languages Program (Elementary) is funded by the Ministry of Education, and the TCDSB has the largest such program in the province.
 
The International Languages Program (Elementary) is the responsibility of the Board's Continuing Education Department. Information about the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Programs offered on the Extended Day basis at more than 40 schools (and the Ukrainian Program at St. Demetrius Catholic School, St. Josaphat Catholic School and Josyf Cardinal Slipyj) is available from your local school principal or by calling the Catholic Education Centre at 222-8282, ext. 2495.
 
International Language Centres offer classes during the regular school day, as well as after regular school hours (mostly on Saturdays). 

LANGUAGES OFFERED DURING
THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY (EXTENDED DAY)
 

By Region | By Language

Regional Listing

 
ITALIAN
Msgr. John Corrigan, 100 Royalcrest Rd. 416-393-5399
St. Angela, 220 Mount Olive Dr. 416-393-5361
St. John Vianney, 105 Thistledown Blvd. 416-393-5392
St. Maurice, 45 Kingsview Blvd. 416-393-5379
 
UKRAINIAN
Josyf Cardinal Slipyj, 35 West Deane Park Dr. 416-393-5413
St. Demetrius, 125 La Rose Ave. 416-393-5384
 
 
 
ITALIAN
Blessed Margherita, 108 Spenvalley Dr. 416-393-5409
Immaculate Conception, 23 Comay Rd. 416-393-5281
Regina Mundi, 70 Playfair Ave. 416-393-5362
St. Bernard, 12 Duckworth Ave. 416-393-5261
St. Charles, 50 Claver Ave. 416-393-5250
St. Conrad, 610 Roding Street 416-393-5396
St. Fidelis, 9 Bannerman Street 416-393-5358
St. Francis Xavier, 53 Gracefield Ave. 416-393-5271
St. Jane Frances, 2745 Jane Street 416-393-5296
St. Jerome, 111 Sharpecroft Blvd. 416-393-5294
St. Jude, 3251 Weston Road 416-393-5279
St. Martha, 1865 Sheppard Ave. West 416-393-5344
St. Norbert, 60 Maniza Road 416-393-5309
St. Paschal Baylon, 15 St. Paschal Crt. 416-393-5283
St. Philip Neri, 20 Beverley Hills Dr. 416-393-5254
St. Raphael, 3 Gade Dr. 416-393-5285
St. Robert , 70 Bainbridge Ave. 416-393-5297
St. Roch, 174 Duncanwoods Dr. 416-393-5320
St. Simon, 20 Wallasey Ave. 416-393-5383
St. Wilfrid, 1685 Finch Ave. West 416-393-5313
Sts. Cosmas & Damian, 111 Danesbury Ave. 416-393-5398
Venerable John Merlini, 123 Whitfield Ave. 416-393-5397
 
SPANISH
Immaculate Conception, 23 Comay Rd. 416-393-5281
St. Bernard, 12 Duckworth Ave. 416-393-5261
St. Francis de Sales, 333 Firgrove Cres. 416-393-5366
St. Francis Xavier, 53 Gracefield Cresc. 416-393-5271
St. Gerard Majella, 35 Heavitree Dr. 416-393-5346
St. Jane Frances, 2745 Jane Street 416-393-5296
St. Jude, 3251 Weston Road 416-393-5279
St. Philip Neri, 20 Beverley Hill Drive 416-393-5254
 
 
 
ITALIAN
D'Arcy McGee, 20 Bansley Ave. 416-393-5318
St. Alphonsus, 60 Atlas Ave. 416-393-5326
St. Clare, 124 Northcliffe Blvd. 416-393-5214
St. Matthew, 18 Lavender Road 416-393-5240
Stella Maris, 31 Ascot Ave. 416-393-5371
 
PORTUGUESE
D'Arcy McGee, 20 Bansley Ave. 416-393-5318
Senhor Santo Cristo, 30 Humbert Street 416-393-5367
St. Anthony, 130 Shanly St. 416-393-5210
St. Francis of Assisi, 80 Clinton St. 416-393-5206
St. Helen, 1196 College Street 416-393-5208
St. John Bosco, 75 Holmesdale Road 416-393-5305
St. Luke, 319 Ossington Ave. 416-393-5347
St. Mary of the Angels, 1477 Dufferin St. 416-393-5228
St. Matthew, 18 Lavender Road 416-393-5240
St. Sebastian, 717 Brock Ave. 416-393-5354
Stella Maris, 31 Ascot Ave. 416-393-5371
 
UKRAINIAN
St. Josaphat, 85 Forty First Street 416-393-5291
 
 
 
CHINESE-MANDARIN
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Road 416-393-5365

ITALIAN
St. Brigid, 50 Woodmount Ave. 416-393-5235
 
PILIPINO
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Road 416-393-5365
 
 
CHINESE-MANDARIN
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Road 416-393-5365
 
ITALIAN
Blessed Margherita, 108 Spenvalley Dr. 416-393-5409
D'Arcy McGee, 20 Bansley Ave. 416-393-5318
Immaculate Conception, 23 Comay Rd. 416-393-5281
Msgr. John Corrigan, 100 Royalcrest Rd. 416-393-5399
Regina Mundi, 70 Playfair Ave. 416-393-5362
St. Alphonsus, 60 Atlas Ave. 416-393-5326
St. Angela, 220 Mount Olive Dr. 416-393-5361
St. Bernard, 12 Duckworth Ave. 416-393-5261
St. Brigid, 50 Woodmount Ave. 416-393-5235
St. Charles, 50 Claver Ave. 416-393-5250
St. Clare, 124 Northcliffe Blvd. 416-393-5214
St. Conrad, 610 Roding Street 416-393-5396
St. Fidelis, 9 Bannerman Street 416-393-5358
St. Francis Xavier, 53 Gracefield Ave. 416-393-5271
St. Jane Frances, 2745 Jane Street 416-393-5296
St. Jerome, 111 Sharpecroft Blvd. 416-393-5294
St. John Vianney, 105 Thistledown Blvd. 416-393-5392
St. Jude, 3251 Weston Road 416-393-5279
St. Martha, 1865 Sheppard Ave. West 416-393-5344
St. Matthew, 18 Lavender Road 416-393-5240
St. Maurice, 45 Kingsview Blvd. 416-393-5379
St. Norbert, 60 Maniza Road 416-393-5309
St. Paschal Baylon, 15 St. Paschal Crt. 416-393-5283
St. Philip Neri, 20 Beverley Hills Dr. 416-393-5254
St. Raphael, 3 Gade Dr. 416-393-5285
St. Robert , 70 Bainbridge Ave West 416-393-5297
St. Roch, 174 Duncanwoods Dr. 416-393-5320
St. Simon, 20 Wallasey Ave. 416-393-5383
St. Wilfrid, 1685 Finch Ave. West 416-393-5313
Sts. Cosmas & Damian, 111 Danesbury Ave. 416-393-5398
Stella Maris, 31 Ascot Ave. 416-393-5371
Venerable John Merlini, 123 Whitfield Ave. 416-393-5397
 
PILIPINO
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Road 416-393-5365
 
PORTUGUESE
D'Arcy McGee, 20 Bansley Ave. 416-393-5318
Senhor Santo Cristo, 30 Humbert St. 416-393-5367
St. Anthony, 130 Shanly St. 416-393-5210
St. Francis of Assisi, 80 Clinton St. 416-393-5206
St. Helen, 1196 College Street 416-393-5208
St. John Bosco, 75 Holmesdale Road 416-393-5305
St. Luke, 319 Ossington Ave. 416-393-5347
St. Mary of the Angels, 1477 Dufferin St. 416-393-5228
St. Matthew, 18 Lavender Road 416-393-5240
St. Sebastian, 717 Brock Ave. 416-393-5354
Stella Maris, 31 Ascot Ave. 416-393-5371
 
SPANISH
Immaculate Conception, 23 Comay Rd. 416-393-5281
St. Bernard, 12 Duckworth Ave. 416-393-5261
St. Francis de Sales, 333 Firgrove Cres. 416-393-5366
St. Francis Xavier, 53 Gracefield Ave. 416-393-5271
St. Gerard Majella, 35 Heavitree Dr. 416-393-5346
St. Jane Frances, 2745 Jane Street 416-393-5296
St. Jude, 3251 Weston Road 416-393-5279
St. Philip Neri, 20 Beverley Hill Drive 416-393-5254
 
UKRAINIAN
Josyf Cardinal Slipyj, 35 West Deane Park Dr. 416-393-5413
St. Demetrius, 125 La Rose Ave. 416-393-5384
St. Josaphat, 85 Forty First Street 416-393-5291
 
 

LANGUAGES OFFERED AFTER REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS
(MOSTLY ON SATURDAYS FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED).

 

Regional Listing 

 
 
CROATIAN
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Dr.
 
IGBO
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Dr.
 
ITALIAN
All Saints, 1435 Royal York Road
Our Lady of Peace, 70 Mattice Ave (9:15-11:45 a.m.)
 
LITHUANIAN
Our Lady of Peace, 70 Mattice Ave. (9:15-11:45 a.m.)
 
POLISH
All Saints, 1435 Royal York Rd.
St. Leo, 165 Stanley Ave.
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Dr. (Tues. 6:00-8:30 p.m.)
St. Teresa, 110 Tenth Street (Sat. 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
 
PORTUGUESE
St. Leo, 165 Stanley Ave.
 
SPANISH
St. Leo, 165 Stanley Street
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Drive, Etobicoke
 
UKRAINIAN
All Saints, 1435 Royal York Road
 
 
 
ARABIC
St. Gabriel (Egyptian/Lebanese), 396 Spring Garden (10:00-12:30 p.m.)
 
ARMENIAN
Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3105 Don Mills Rd.
 
CHALDEAN
Chaldean Church of Canada, 2 High Meadow Place
 
CHINESE-CANTONESE
St. Matthias, 101 Van Horne Ave. (only 9:30-12 p.m.)
 
CHINESE-MANDARIN
St. Matthias, 101 Van Horne Ave. (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
 
HUNGARIAN
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 432 Sheppard Ave. East
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Avenue
 
ITALIAN
St. Antoine Daniel, 160 Finch Ave. W.
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Avenue
 
KOREAN
St. Andrew Kim's Church, 849 Don Mills Road (Sunday 2:30-5:00 p.m.)
 
PILPINO
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Avenue

POLISH
St. Antoine Daniel, 160 Finch Ave. W.
 
PORTUGUESE
St. Antoine Daniel, 160 Finch Ave. W.
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Avenue
 
ROMANIAN
St. Matthias, 101 Van Horne Ave. 
 
SPANISH
St. Simon, 20 Wallasey Ave
 
VIETNAMESE
St. Jane Frances, 2745 Jane Street (Sunday 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
 

TORONTO EAST

CHINESE-CANTONESE
Holy Spirit, 3530 Sheppard Ave. E. (only 9:30-12 noon)
Prince of Peace, 255 Alton Towers Circle (only 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Aidan, 3521 Finch Ave. East (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Rd. (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
 
CHINESE-MANDARIN
Holy Spirit, 3530 Sheppard Ave. E. (Only 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
Prince of Peace, 255 Alton Towers Circle (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Aidan, 3521 Finch Ave. East (also 1:00- 3:30 p.m.)
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Road (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
 
ITALIAN
St. Brendan, 186 Centennial Road 
St. Maria Goretti, 21 Kenmark Blvd.
 
MALAYALAM
St. Barnabas, 30 Washburn Way
 
PILIPINO
St. Barbara, 25 Janray Drive
St. Barnabas, 30 Washburn Way
St. Maria Goretti, 21 Kenmark Blvd.
 
POLISH
St. Theresa Shrine, 2665 Kingston Road (9:00-11:30 a.m.)
 
SPANISH
St. Maria Goretti, 1 Kenmark Blvd.
 
TAMIL
Epiphany of Our Lord, 3150 Pharmacy Ave.
St. Barbara, 25 Janray Drive
St. Barnabas, 30 Washburn Way
St. Maria Goretti, 21 Kenmark Blvd.
 
VIETNAMESE
St. Barbara, 25 Janray Drive
 

TORONTO SOUTH (including East York)

ARABIC
Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 1515 Queen St. W. (Sunday 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)
 
ITALIAN
Canadian Martyrs, 520 Plains Road
 
MALTESE
James Culnan, 605 Willard Ave. (1:30pm - 4:00 p.m.)
 
MANDARIN
20 Portugal Square (Sunday 1 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
 
PILIPINO
Canadian Martyrs, 520 Plains Road

POLISH
St. Casimir Parish Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Ave. (Saturday 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.)
St. Pius X, 71 Jane Street
St. Stanislaus, 12 Denison Avenue (Saturday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
 
PORTUGUESE
Santa Maria, 25 Avon Aveune
St. Luigi, 2 Ruskin Avenue
 
SPANISH
Canadian Martyrs, 520 Plains Road
Santa Maria, 25 Avon Avenue
St. Luigi, 2 Ruskin Avenue
 
TIGRIGNA
St. Mary of the Angels, Dufferin Street (Saturday 3:00-5:30 p.m.)
 
VIETNAMESE
James Culnan, 605 Willard Ave. (1:30pm - 4:00 p.m.)
 

Listing by Language

 

ARABIC (EGYPTIAN/LEBANESE)
Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 1515 Queen Street West (Sunday 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
St. Gabriel, 396 Spring Garden (Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
 
ARMENIAN
Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3105 Don Mills Rd.
 
CHALDEAN
Chaldean Church of Canada, 2 High Meadow Place
 
CHINESE-CANTONESE
Holy Spirit, 3530 Sheppard Ave. E. (only 9:30-12 p.m.)
Prince of Peace, 255 Alton Towers Circle (only 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Aidan, 3521 Finch Ave. East (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Rd. (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Matthias, 101 Van Horne Ave. (only 9:30 - 12 noon)
 
CHINESE-MANDARIN
Holy Spirit, 3530 Sheppard Ave. E. (only 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
Prince of Peace, 255 Alton Towers Circle (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Aidan, 3521 Finch Ave. East (also 1:00- 3:30 p.m.)
St. Ignatius of Loyola, 2350 McCowan Road (also 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Mary, 20 Portugal Square (Sunday, 1:00-3:30 p.m.)
St. Matthias, 101 Van Horne Ave. (also 1-3:30 p.m.)
 
CROATIAN
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Dr.
 
HUNGARIAN
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 432 Sheppard Ave. East
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Ave
 
IGBO
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Road
 
ITALIAN
All Saints, 1435 Royal York Road
Canadian Martyrs, 520 Plains Road
Our Lady of Peace, 70 Mattice Ave, (9:15-11:45 am)
St. Antoine Daniel, 160 Finch Ave. W.
St. Brendan,186 Centennial Road
St. Maria Goretti, 21 Kenmark Blvd.
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Ave.
 
KOREAN
St. Andrew Kim's Church, 849 Don Mills Road (Sunday 2:30-5:30 p.m.)
 
LITHUAINIAN
Our Lady of Peace, 70 Mattice Ave. (9:15-11:45 am)
 
MALAYALAM
St. Barnabas, 30 Washburn Way
 
MALTESE
James Culnan, 605 Willard Ave. (1:30pm - 4:00 p.m.)
 
PILIPINO
Canadian Martyrs, 520 Plains Road
St. Barbara, 25 Janray Dr.
St. Barnabas, 30 Washburn Way
St. Maria Goretti, 21 Kenmark Blvd.
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Ave.
 
POLISH
All Saints, 1435 Royal York Rd.
St. Antoine Daniel, 160 Finch Ave. W.
St. Casimir Parish Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Ave. (Saturday 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.)
St. Leo, 165 Stanley Ave.
St. Pius X, 71 Jane Street
St. Stanislaus, 12 Denison Avenue (Saturday 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Dr. (Tuesday 6:00-8:30 p.m.)
St. Teresa, 110 Tenth Street (Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
St. Theresa Shrine, 2665 Kingston Road (9-11:30 a.m.)
 
PORTUGUESE
Santa Maria, 25 Avon Avenue
St. Antoine Daniel, 160 Finch Ave. W.
St. Leo, 165 Stanley Avenue
St. Luigi, 2 Ruskin Avenue
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Avenue
 
ROMANIAN
St. Matthias, 101 Van Horne Ave.
 
SPANISH
Canadian Martyrs, 520 Plains Road
Santa Maria, 25 Avon Ave.
St. Leo, 165 Stanley Avenue
St. Luigi, 2 Ruskin Avenue
St. Maria Goretti, 1 Kenmark Blvd.
St. Simon, 20 Wallasey Ave
St. Stephen, 55 Golfdown Drive
St. Thomas Aquinas, 636 Glenholme Avenue
 
TAMIL
Epiphany of Our Lord, 3150 Pharmacy Ave.
St. Barbara, 25 Janray Drive
St. Barnabas, 30 Washburn Way
St. Jane Frances, 2745 Jane St. (Sunday 9:30 - 12:00)
St. Maria Goretti, 21 Kenmark Blvd.
 
TIGRIGNA
St. Mary of the Angels, 1477 Dufferin St. (Saturday 3:00-5:30 p.m.)
 
UKRAINAIN
All Saints, 1435 Royal York Road
 
VIETNAMESE
James Culnan, 605 Willard Ave. (1:30pm - 4:00 p.m.)
St. Barbara, 25 Janray Drive
St. Jane Frances, 2745 Jane Street, (Sunday 9:30 - 12:00)
 

Contact:
Carla Marchetti, Coordinator
416-222-8282 ext. 2591
carla.marchetti@tcdsb.org

or

Teresa Lui

416-222-8282 ext. 2495
teresa.lui@tcdsb.org

 

 
 
 
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Contact Information
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Phone:
(416) 222-8282 X 2495
 
80 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, ON M2N 6E8.
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