MTML PROGRAMS > Toronto District School Board: Essential Skills Upgrading (ESU)

Toronto District School Board
Essential Skills Upgrading (ESU)

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Math

  • Digital Skills

Toronto District School Board’s Essential Skills Upgrading program provides adult learners with the cost-free opportunity to improve their skills in reading, writing, numeracy and digital skills. In non-pandemic times, we offer classes in more than 20 locations across Toronto. Currently, remote learning allows learners to continue their learning journey while remaining safe. We accommodate our learners with flexible learning options through full-time, part-time and evening classes. Our assessors and instructors work with learners individually to develop and implement personal learning plans and learning activities. Our learner-centred approach allows learners to play a key role in determining their learning path to reach their goals. |

East Regional Office 416-396-6904 | South/Central Regional Office 416-393-1995 | West Regional Office 416-394-3809


PROGRAM TYPE: School Board

SERVING: Anglophone

INTAKE: Our program follows the school year, from September to June. We offer continuous intake, so it's possible to join at anytime during the school year. We offer limited summer school during July.

ELIGIBILITY: 19 +, speaking/listening skills at Canadian Language Benchmark 6 and a valid Canadian SIN.


  • East Regional Office, Terraview Learning Centre, 1641 Pharmacy Ave, Toronto, M1R 2L2

  • South-Central Regional Office, Bickford Centre, 777 Bloor St West, Toronto, M6G 1L6

  • West Regional Office, BCALC, 500 The East Mall, M9B 2C4

  • Berner Trail Jr Public School - 120 Berner Trail, Toronto M1B 1B3

  • Cedarbrae CI - 550 Markham Road, Toronto M1H 2A2

  • Scarborough Bluffs Church - 3739 Kingston Road, Toronto M1J 3H4

  • Malvern TESS - 325 Milner Ave, Toronto M1B 5N1

  • Winston Churchill CI - 2239 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, M1P 2P7

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - 1001 Queen St.W. Toronto M6J 1H4

  • Gateway ESU - 10 Gateway Blvd, Toronto M3C 3A1 Suite 112

  • George Harvey C.I. - 1700 Keele Street, Toronto M6M 3W5

  • John Polanyi/Bathurst Hts - 640 Lawrence Ave W, Toronto M6A 1B1

  • Kenton Learning Centre - 34 Kenton Drive, Toronto M2R 2H8

  • Next-Steps Downsview - 3701 Chesswood Dr, Suite 100, Toronto M3J 2P6

  • Yonge/Eglinton TESS Construction Connection, 150 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

  • Mimico Adult Centre - 255 Royal York Road, Toronto M8V 2V8

  • Oakdale Park P.S. - 315 Grandravine Drive, Toronto M3N 1J5

  • Rexdale LINC 30 Barrhead Crescent, Toronto, M9W 3Z6

  • S.E.E. School - 40 McArthur Street, Toronto M9P 3M7

  • Seneca College, Yorkgate Campus - 1 York Gate Blvd. Toronto M3N 3A1

  • Thistletown C.I. - 20 Fordwich Crescent, Toronto M9W 2T4

  • Westview Centennial SS -755 Oakdale Rd, North York, ON, M3N1W7

Program Flyers

ESU Program Flyer 2021_withQRcode.pdf