Personal Development in Toronto

Discover Scuba Diving Course for One or Two at Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre (Up to 66% Off)

Aquarius Scuba Diving Centre

Toronto

Introductory scuba-diving course teaches students how to properly use scuba equipment before they practice in a pool; all gear is provided

C$100 C$49

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Five Hours of ESL Tutoring or an Eight-Class Speaking Course at Canadian Conversation Centre (Up to 87% Off)

Canadian Conversation Centre

Bloor and Ossington

Focusing on conversation and speaking skills, instructors take a practical approach to teaching English as a second language

C$125 C$35

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One Month of Vocal Intensive Classes or One Private Intro Singing Lesson with Voice Coach Carolyn T (Up to 61% Off)

Voice and Performance Coach Carolyn T

Toronto

45-minute vocal lessons led by the experienced and renowned Carolyn T

C$199 C$99

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$29} for One 2- to 2.5-Hour Breaking the Ice Bartending Class from BartenderOne ($99 Value)

Bartender One Corp.

Multiple Locations

2- to 2.5-hour workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of bartending, including cocktail recipes and drink-mixing techniques

C$99 C$29

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Wild Edible Plants Hike, Outdoor Survival Class, or Survival Camp from WSC Survival School, Inc. (Up to 72% Off)

WSC Survival School

West Rouge

Survival expert and instructor for Survivorman Les Stroud teaches people how to forage for wild plants and construct a survival kit

C$99 C$29

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Toronto

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

C$499 C$25

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$10 for $20 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services Language at V8College

V8College

Malvern

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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$175 for a Radio Sports-Broadcasting Fantasy Camp at College of Sports Media ($400 Value)

College of Sports Media

Downtown Toronto

Aspiring sports broadcasters learn the basics of writing, preparing, and producing a radio show, then leave with a 20-minute recording

C$400 C$175

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$250 for Two Day Video Bootcamp Workshop $500 Groupon — Veritus Pictures Inc.

Veritus Pictures Inc.

Danforth - East

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$500 $250

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One or Two Months of Tutoring at XL Tutoring (Up to 63% Off)

XL Tutoring

Toronto

Tutors work closely with students in order to help them unlock their potential and succeed in subjects such as math, science, and english

$160 $79

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12 or 24 Drop-In Salsa-Dancing Lessons at Salsaholics Anonymous (Up to 90% Off)

Salsaholics Anonymous

Downtown Toronto

Group salsa lessons run every Thursday evening with a broad focus on both basic technique and advanced skill sets

C$120 C$15

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One or Three 3-Hour Digital-Photography Crash Courses at Walter Psotka Photography (Up to 53% Off)

Walter Psotka Photography

Toronto

An expert photographer guides pupils through three levels of classes that teach camera skills, portrait photography, and photo editing

C$99 C$49

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$29.99 for Pleasure Craft Operator Card from Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating (Up to $55.37 Value)

Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating

Toronto

Certification from Canadian Coast Guard that allows boaters to operate power-driven vessels

C$55.37 C$29.99

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Two Hour Essential Oils Experience Workshop for One or Two at Sophia Zoe's Essential Oils (Up to 66% Off)

Sophia Zoe's Essential Oils

Toronto

Aromatherapy workshop teaches how essential oils can help heal the body and how to use the ten most versatile essential oils

C$65 C$26

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Eight Sessions With Diagnostic Exam for One or Two Students at JEI Learning Center Davisville (Up to 62% Off)

JEI Learning Center Davisville

Toronto

Education and tutoring service help students master school subjects based on each pupil’s learning ability and operates as a learning center

C$440 C$167

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10 or 20 Salsa & Bachata Classes at Steps Dance Studio (Up to 79% Off)

Steps Dance Studio

Toronto

Dancers of all skill levels learn the sultry steps of Latin dances such as salsa and bachata under the guidance of experienced instructors

C$175 C$45

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Four Weeks of Tutoring for One or Two with Homework Support from Agincourt Learning (Up to 91% Off)

Agincourt Learning

Woodside Square Library

In supportive one-on-one sessions, students fill in academic gaps and get help working through their homework

C$870 C$99

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Bartending Workshop for One, Two, or Four at Bartending School of Ontario (Up to 70% Off)

Bartending School of Ontario

Woodbine - Lumsden

Seasoned instructors teach students of legal drinking age the basics of crafting classic and modern martinis or cocktails

C$99 C$39

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One or Two Introductory Voice Lessons with a Studio Session at Vocal lessons with a twist (Up to 59% Off)

Vocal lessons with a twist

Toronto

Vocal artist helps students improve technical singing skills and enhance their studio performance by breaking down a song's melody

C$95 C$42

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Select Local Merchants

In 2004, Warren Lee was a high-school teacher by day and a muay thai kick-boxing private trainer on the side. But demand for his private lessons grew, and eventually the one-man business blossomed into a full-time combat fitness business. Today, Lee runs Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai (TKMT) Academy at three locations, all of which provide friendly atmospheres for students to work up a sweat, shed stress, and learn self-defense. The staff credits its unintimidating and professional attitude with helping to draw an almost even split of male and female students—a rarity in martial-arts gyms.

All three locations feature pristine facilities and include men's and women's changing rooms and individual showers, as well as a boxing ring, grappling mats, thai pads, heavy bags, and an assortment of training equipment. The staff of committed instructors includes Ajahn Amnat Yodkwain, a former professional fighter and muay thai master who has trained in Thailand's combative arts since the age of 7. All of the academy's instructors possess CPR and first-aid certification and participate regularly in professional development. In order to join the team, they must also pass a series of rigorous tests designed to challenge their skills in muay thai, general fitness, and kicking cookie jars off the top shelf.

1992 Yonge Street
Toronto,
ON
CA

E. Fulcher Group

If you recognize most of the faces on E. Fulcher Group’s website, it’s because the agency has had great success in landing its students jobs in its half a century of training actors and models. Due to its successful alumni and membership in elite talent-agent organizations, the company has been lauded with myriad accolades, including a recommendation from the International Modeling and Talent Association.

Now serving as both an agency and talent school, E. Fulcher Group hosts modelling, acting, and auditioning classes led by industry professionals who’ve had success booking top gigs. The intensive courses span up to six weeks in length, covering basic acting skills, how to be comfortable and natural on camera, and the statistically best cookies to ply casting crews with during auditions. While students are in the school’s training programs, they can audition for any of Fulcher Agency’s open-call casting sessions for commercials, films, music videos, and print ads.

6 Wellesley Pl
Toronto,
ON
CA

The winner of the Toronto Sun's Readers' Choice Award for seven years running, Bartending School of Ontario has trained the next generations of expert mixologists since 1974. Within a classroom designed like a fully functional bar, the hands-on program's licensed instructors teach pupils the techniques behind crafting more than 150 cocktails. They continue refining student skills during lessons on martinis, shooters, and beer, which cover skills such as performance pouring and precise measuring.

In addition to the drink-making process, the school's teachers emphasize other fundamentals of the gig, including crafting garnishes and opening the cash register without a crowbar. Once students earn their internationally recognized accredited certification, the school assists them with job-placement resources, including a classifieds with 40?60 postings a week.

2159 Danforth Ave.
Toronto,
ON
CA

In a natural wharf provided by the Toronto Islands, Harbourfront Centre offers avenues to a world of unbroken horizons and wave-splashed winds. Along with education and licensing services and boat rentals, the knowledgeable navigators curate special events, such as a swashbuckling Tall Ships festival for Canada Day and annual voyages to prove the harbour is round.

Power- or sail-boaters with appropriate licensing and a completist's perspective on panoramas might pursue membership for multiple voyages. With rental options for all experience levels for power- or sail-boats and even yachts, Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating provides a sense of freedom otherwise accessible only to boat owners and their boats' wise-cracking GPS systems.

275 Queens Quay W
Toronto,
ON
CA

One of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites 2010, Livemocha opens the door to multilingual mastery thanks to comprehensive lessons and a helpful online community that has grown to more than 15 million people. Through programs such as the popular Active course, students work to build conversational fluency in one of 38 languages, from French to Urdu. Courses include proven educational content from publishers such as HarperCollins. Cultural notes and practice with native speakers help students grasp conversational subtleties, such as the difference between a Spanish trill and the mating call of a blue jay.

394 Bay Street
Toronto,
ON
CA

Armed with globe-spanning lexicons containing two of the world's most popular languages, the communication conveyors at the International Language Schools of Canada's Toronto campus untie non-native tongues with their evening foreign-language courses. Meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the small group sessions venture through transcontinental conjugations in French, English, and Spanish. Instead of relying on rote memorization, ILSC's instructors build understanding through participatory communication exercises, including interpersonal conversation and trust falls into waiting dictionaries. Courses arm wayfarers with elocutionary secret weapons, allowing them to order english muffins in style, realize a dream of becoming a Real Madrid announcer, or explain the concept of restraining orders to amorous French skunks. Students looking to formally assert their dominance of English can take the test preparation course for the IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC exams. ILSC's beginner to advanced offerings vary between languages and session dates, and Groupon holders are encouraged to check ILSC's schedule before booking tickets to Togo or agreeing to enter a rap battle against Mr. Bean.

443 University Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA