Getting to know Toronto as a Newcomer (by Azam)

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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

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Room consists of 5 seats. Seat 1: Board member; Seat 2: Lawyer; Seat 3: Minister’s counsel; Seat 4: Refugee claimant; Seat 5: Interpreter

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City Hall is the seat of the Municipal government in Toronto and is one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks. It was built in 1965 to replace the Old City Hall which was built in 1899. It is also one of the main hosts of different festivals and events in Toronto, such as New Year’s Celebration and the Annual Cavalcade of Lights.

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CN TOWER is one of the world’s tallest tower from 1976 until 2010, and it is the symbol of Canada. The tower is used as a communications tower for a number of different media and by numerous companies.

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Toronto Reference Library: offers free wireless Internet; its collection is mostly non-circulating although some materials can be borrowed; has computers that can be used free of charge; offers newcomer information services; free downloadable audio-books20160315_132436

YMCA: offers career planning and development services; health and fitness programs; youth programs; employment and immigrant services; it is also a good source for frequently asked questions

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The Toronto Eaton Centre

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City Adult Learning Centre (CALC): offers an academic program for adult students who wish to earn OSSD; supports all post-secondary destinations: college, university, apprenticeship and workplace; registration to CALC takes place each quad; quads begin in September, November, February and April

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