Autopista Grand Canada

Autopista Americas Grand Canada Tour

Presenting the Greater Toronto Tour!

The Hyatt Regency on King
370 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J9

3 PM – 5 PM Registration
6 PM Orientation/Lobby
7 PM Dinner Saint Tropez (Across Street from hotel)

8:30 AM Pickering High School Pickering, Ontario
10:00 AM J. Clarke Richardson High School Ajax, Ontario
11:30 AM Notre Dame High School Ajax, Ontario
1:00 PM Dennis O’Connor HS Ajax, Ontario
2:30 PM Havergal School for Girls (Toronto)
5 PM Dinner @ Toronto West
7 PM Parents Night Toronto West
9 PM return to Hyatt on King

8:00 AM Iona Prep Mississauga, Ontario
9:30 AM Cardinal Ambroziac Mississauga, Ontario
11:00 AM St Augustine Catholic Brampton, Ontario
1:30 PM Edmund Campion Catholic High school Brampton, Ontario
4:30 PM Dinner St Michael’s Catholic High Bolton Ontario
7 PM Parents Night St Michael’s/Dufferin-Peel Regional Fair
9 PM return to hotel

8:15 AM Msgr Paul Dwyer Catholic High School
10:40 AM Holy Trinity Catholic High School
11:30 AM Clarington High School
1:30 Bowmanville HS Bowmanville, Ontario
3:30 pm Return to hotel
Wednesday Night FREE !! (remember we are smack in middle of theatre district.)

8:00 AM Reverse Tour BREAKFAST (Very Popular) Fr Leo Austin All Durham Board school Counselors
10:00 Fr Leo Austin College Regional College Fair
11:30 AM All Saints Catholic High School
1:40 Maxwell Heights High School
4:00 PM Dinner @ Mandarin Restaurant
7:00 PM Durham Board College Night @ Msrg Paul Dwyer Central Catholic

8:30 AM Markham Regional College fair
10:30 AM Bill Carathurs Regional College Fair
1:00 PM DROP OFF @ Toronto Pearson Int’l Airport

The Tours

  1. Greater Toronto Tour
    • Oshawa, Brampton, Mississauga, Waterloo

The AutopistaAmericas Tour in Canada visits the best International Baccalaureate Schools in the Greater Toronto area. Our tours include a Parent’s Night Informative Session where we invite school counselors and parents to discuss the universities and to answer any questions regarding the application process.

Canadian Participating Schools Lists

  1. Greater Toronto and Oshawa

Typical Parents’ Night / Discussion Panel

Autopista Americas Canada Tour

Notre Dame Secondary School – Brampton, Ontario

Autopista Americas Canada Tour

Each day the buses depart from the Courtyard Marriott in St. John’s and Holiday Inn in Toronto between
6:00 am – 7:00 am depending on the location of the first school visit. Each
visit lasts approximately 1.5 hours and the tour covers up to 5 schools per day.
University representatives should be prepared to supply materials for these
students. The buses return to the hotel between 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

*You may run additional advertising and rent extra booth space for any
tour at an additional cost to be determined by AutopistaAmericas.

The Loyola Model

“The Loyola Model” is now used at EVERY host secondary school in Canada.

What is the “Loyola Model”?

It represents the structure and format used in preparation for Tour Canada.

Step 1: The Panel

At every host school there is a panel of FIVE United States Admissons representatives
who will present for 45 minutes on the following subjects:

  1. Taking the SAT’s
  2. Filing the applications for admission
  3. Costs/financial assistance(This is done by IEFA out of Toronto)
  4. Visas/legal paperwork
  5. Athletics
  6. Filling out inquiry cards
  7. Visiting the campus
  8. Life AFTER you graduate

Autopista Americas Loyola Model

Step 2: The Break

There is a ten minute break to allow for the representatives to prepare their tables.

Step 3: The Fair

All grade 11 and 12 students are released for 75 minutes to meet with university officials.

Autopista Americas Loyola Model

Step 4: The Review

A 15 minute review session with all counselors and certain faculty over coffee to discuss issues, exchange cards etc.

The consensus was that many of the students and counselors needed better preparation and undertanding as to how the American system works. In addition, we have eliminated those host schools that would make it necessary for students to pre-register for this event. As we all know students typically do not react that much in advance and therefore the turnouts were being affected. Thus, it is now mandatory for all students to be released.

Private Receptions

As with Puerto Rico, private receptions serve an important function to the Canada
Tour. Private receptions allow universities representatives to interact one-on-one
with students from Canada. Schools often decide to hold private receptions towards
the end of the tour after they have made contact with many students over the course
of the week. Private receptions create a unique and personal atmosphere, which allows
schools to directly target their clientele.

If you would like to host a private reception, please indicate so on your Registration
Form. If you are unsure at this point the exact day you would like to host the reception,
leave that field blank and contact our office to discuss the details.

To find out more about private receptions, fill out our online contact form.


To register for the AutopistaAmericas Canada Tour, visit our
Registration Form Page.