Links to other programs that are in the Burnhamthorpe Building:

Essential Skills Upgrading
ESU (Essential Skills Upgrading) formally known as LBS (Literacy and Basic Skills) provides Academic upgrading in reading, writing, mathematics and digital technology. It is for adults, who wish to improve their literacy and math in order to complete their OSSD, enter training, obtain employment or enhance personal growth and independence. It is a non-credit program for English speaking adults, 19 and over. Classes are full-time, part-time, day or evening in over 30 locations throughout the city.
Essential Skills Upgrading is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Call for an assessment at (416) 394-3809 or visit for details.

Hairstyling Apprenticeship Program
ALC Training and Development offers the In-School training for Hairstyling apprenticeship. Through this program, students are prepared to challenge the Certificate of Qualification Examination for Hairstylists in Ontario and to be successful in this competitive industry through the provision of theoretical instruction in techniques such as cutting, styling, colouring physiology, hygiene and salon management and gain practical hands-on experience.
Call (416) 394-6961 email us at or visit for details

Non-Credit English As A Second Language (ESL) Program
We have both full-time (25 hours) and part-time (12.5 hours) classes, depending on availability. We base our instruction on the Canadian Language Benchmarks system for language proficiency, the national standard for second-language learners of English in Canada. School year runs from September to June.
Registration is every day from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 315.
Classes Include:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and ESL Computer
For more information about courses and programs, please call 416-394-6253.
If learners have not taken ESL in the past 12 months they can call 416-394-6253 or the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre at 416 925 5462 to make an appointment for an assessment.
For General Inquiries, please call 416-338-4300.

RAY (Rathburn Youth) Program
RAY is a program of LAMP Community Health Centre and we serve the Youth ages 13-24 years in Central Etobicoke.
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 3pm to 9pm
Contact us at Burnhamthorpe, (416) 626-6068, or visit us in Room 124.
For more information visit us at or phone Lampche (416) 252- 6471 or visit 185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke.