Ontario College of Health & Technology educates its students to herald a healthier and safer tomorrow. Through programs that focus on disciplines as diverse as massage therapy and private investigation, the private career college readies pupils for long-term success in their chosen field. Yet the school expands its scope beyond career tracks, offering the casual learner an arsenal of new skills. The culinary department, for example, takes two forms: by day, Red Seal–certified cooking instructors train full-time students to become chefs in restaurants and hotels, but by night, they oversee proteges' first steps into the kitchen or second steps back into the kitchen after realizing they left their headlights on. In comprehensive workshops, students learn to properly sauté, simmer, and bake dishes so that they can treat their family to a nice meal or throw a fitting party for a foodie friend.
We are a small and friendly women’s gym. There are no posers, no men, nobody judging you. You can drop in anytime and start your workout right away – no waiting. Women feel good about getting fitter, leaner and stronger. Unlike other gyms where you join and never actually go – this one is quick, fun and it works.
After making a name for herself in the world of theatrical costuming during stints on the production teams of The Lion King and Mamma Mia!, Dilys Tong co-created Sew Be It Studio in 2005 in order to inspire others to craft their own wearable art. Lindsey Wise, a graphic designer and former magazine art director, joined her in 2009, and together they helm workshops and classes alongside a cast of dedicated instructors. At their two studios, the staff lead students through hands-on tutorials or arm them with DIY patterns for items such as a lace tank top, a flower headpiece, or a leather mini wallet ideal for fitting into a regular-size wallet. Enhancing the space are studio mascots Betty and Madi, a pair of well-dressed pups who can often be found lounging around in a variety of miniature ensembles.
For more than 20 years, the Phoenix Fitness team has been building unique relationships at the gym, and the results of those strong bonds are apparent in the success of Phoenix Fitness members. The facility offers a diverse roster of group fitness classes that run the gamut from Hatha yoga to challenging boot camp and CrossFit classes. But the team’s devotion to member health doesn’t stop there. Personal training and nutrition services work in tandem with exercise to help members internalize healthy habits for life. To help with sports or other injuries, the facility also offers active therapies such as chiropractic care and clinical conditioning.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having to scribble them on your hand. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
Crock A Doodle equips kids and adults with colourful paints to coat kitchen-safe pottery pieces in individual expressions of creativity. The drop-in pottery studio provides creative fodder for hungry brain waves with a host of lead-free bowls, plates, and more. After each ceramic vessel of ingenuity is completed, it is professionally kiln-fired and emerges, like a delicious butterfly, vibrant and ready to be pummelled with ketchup. Would-be Michelangelos can skillfully brush a jumbo coffee mug ($20), ice-cream bowl ($16), or ceramic trophy ($22).