About Us

About 120 courses are organized every year. In 2018 registered students were more than 1400. 

Students choose the Italian Cultural Institute because: 


  • in Toronto and in Vaughan we offer a variety of courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels; 

  • our courses follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages set by the Council of Europe; 

  • we offer special interest courses on, for instance, business, stylistics, grammar, conversation and culture; 

  • Our teachers are highly qualified native speakers of Italian; 

  • Small groups: minimum 6 to maximum 13 students from age 16 to senior

  • Students can participate in the cultural events organized by the IIC; 

  • Students have free access to the Institute's library and movies; 

  • Certificates of proficiency can be issued upon request; 

  • Students can benefit from various scholarships offered by language schools in Italy; 

  • The Institute is the only place in Toronto where the Certification of Italian Proficiency exams (esami CILS) are held. This certification is officially recognized by the European Union. 

Taught by highly qualified Italian native speakers, with a particular focus on communication, courses are offered in four yearly sessions: 

Winter session: January - March 
Spring session: April - June 
Summer session: July - September 
Fall session: October - December 

Classes are: 

  • once a week: 25 hours over ten weeks;

  • twice a week: 25 hours over six weeks;

  • intensive: three times a week for a total of 25 hours over four weeks;

  • private: flexible according to students' special interests and needs.

The Institute also offers:

  • Grammar and Stylistics   

  • Conversation   

  • Italian for Business

  • Italian for travellers  

  • Italian Literature 

  • Italian Cinema

  • Italian Culture for children and youth who already speak Italian (in collaboration with Accademia dei Ragazzi) 

Courses are held at the following locations:

496 Huron Street 
Toronto, ON M5R 2R3

Tel. 416 921-3802 ext. 228 


North of the City
4550 Hwy 7, Suite 210
Vaughan, ON L4L 4Y7

Tel. 905 265-8492
416 921-3802 ext. 227

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Meet our staff

Alessandro Ruggera
Acting Director
416.921.3802 (221)

Giovanni Bozzo
Administration & accounting 
Courses - Vaughan
416.921.3802 (227)

Tiziana Miano
Assistant to the Director

416.921.3802 (221)

Giuliana Weiss-Singh

416.921.3802 (228)


Adalgisa Rosmini

Events & Communications

416.921.3802 (222)

Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto - Italian Cultural Institute Toronto

496 Huron Street - Toronto, ON M5R 2R3 CANADA