What we're about

Welcome to TJEX! A friendly community of individuals enthusiastic about the Japanese language and culture.

What we do:
We provide a structured, organized language exchange between language learners and advanced/native speakers of English and Japanese.

Who it’s for:
Individuals wishing to practice or improve their fluency in Japanese or English. All levels of language are welcome, even complete beginners.

It’s also an excellent opportunity to meet new people, practice your English/Japanese, and have fun.

How it works:
Upon arrival you will be placed in a group of four people: one individual who is of a similar level to you, and two individuals of the opposite language.
Groups are organized in advance of the event.

Each event has two RSVP lists - one for each language. Events are generally open for RSVPs two weeks in advance, after 10:00 PM.

Our language exchange is every Saturday & Wednesday evening, with optional dinner or coffee afterwards.

We also have many special events, often taking us outside of Toronto, including our annual Maple syrup sugar bush tours, Hanami, ice wine & Niagara Falls tours, St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market trip, and girls-only events.

Please see our event pages for more detailed information.

Our policies:
- Our events are by RSVP only
- The fee per person per Meetup is $2.00.
- We do not tolerate harassment of our members

We encourage the use of all areas of the website. This is your community too, so be sure to make use of all that it has to offer, and above all have fun!

Any of our many organizers would be happy to address any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.

Come join us!
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!

The TJEX Organizers

Further information: https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/

Feedback & questions: info@tjex.ca

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Upcoming events (3)

🇚🇊サタデヌ・ランゲヌゞ゚クスチェンゞ (Page for Japanese Speakers/日本人甚)



There are two lists per Meetup. This is (For Japanese native/advanced speakers), intended for advanced / native Japanese speakers learning English. See our calendar (https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/tjex-ca/) to join (Learn Japanese: For English native/advanced speakers).


  • 4:50 PM - 5:00 PM - チェックむン、グルヌプ分け
  • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - 日本語の時間たたは英語の時間
  • 5:45 PM - 6:30 - 英語の時間たたは日本語の時間


開催堎所Atrium フヌドコヌト

  1. Dundas駅から地䞊に出おいただき、Dunsas Streetを西にたっすぐ3分ほど歩いおいただきたす。
  2. Bay Streetずの亀差点北東角にある階段を降りおください。
  3. 階段を降りた堎所にある入り口から入ったずころがフヌドコヌトですので、そちらでTJEXのサむンボヌドを持ったオヌガナむザヌにお声がけください。(わからなければメッセヌゞをお願いしたす)





Instagramアカりント @tjex.ca

🇚🇊Saturday Language Exchange (Page for English Speakers/英語話者甚)

***Although our group is a non-profit organization, we collect $2.00 per member for every event. These proceeds are used to run this website, pay our Zoom account for online sessions, for social events and room booking fees for future sessions. Thank you for your kind understanding.

RSVP open: 9:00 PM (Thursday)
RSVP cancel deadline: Saturday, 1:00 PM (day of the event)

※2皮類の予玄ペヌゞがございたす。こちらは、英語のネむティブスピヌカヌもしくはアドバンスレベルの英語を話せる日本語孊習者察象の予玄ペヌゞ(For English native/advanced speakers)です。英語孊習者察象の予玄ペヌゞ(Learn English: For Japanese native/advanced speakers)はこちら (https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/tjex-ca/)からご確認ください。


  • 4:50 PM - 5:00 PM - Check-in and Group placement
  • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Japanese half [or English]
  • 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM - English half [or Japanese]

Event Description

  • We resumed our in-person language exchange! Members are placed into groups of three or four based on their language level. Each 45 minute session consists of friendly casual conversation, and/or informal study.

Event Location: Atrium Food Court

  • The food court is directly connected to the Dundas subway station, although it is a bit difficult to find. Especially for those who will join our event for the first time, we recommend the following directions,
  1. Leave the subway station and walk west for about three minutes along Dundas Street.
  2. At the intersection of Bay Street and Dundas Street, you will find an entrance. Proceed down the escalator.
  3. The food court is on the basement floor. Please talk to the organizer with the signboard showing TJEX. (If you can’t find them, please send a message to the organizer.)

⚠RSVP & Late Policy

  • Failure to show, arriving after 5:15 PM (15 minutes late), leaving before 6:15 PM, and cancelling after 1:00 PM on the day of the event all constitute a "no-show". Members are removed from the group after their third no-show.
  • If you are running late, please ensure you send a message to the organizer so we can keep a spot open for you. We will rearrange the groups for members who show up on time. If you show up late without letting us know, we will no longer allow you to join so please be mindful of the time.

Waiting List:
Members can join the waiting list if an event is full. In case a spot becomes available, it will be automatically assigned to a member on the waitlist on a first-come first-serve basis.

Members from the “Waiting” list are moved automatically to the “Going” list by the system when a spot opens up. You may or may not get a notification from Meetup when this happens. So only sign up on the “Waiting list” for an event if you are sure you can come for it. If the system automatically puts you on the “Going” list and you don't show up to the event, you will receive a strike.

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We have answers! Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (https://www.meetup.com/tjex-ca/pages/1274142/FAQ/) page.

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Finch Subway Station Passenger Pick Up

I am planning a trip Sunderland's Maple Syrup Festival. Sunderland is about an hour and a half drive from Toronto.


We are limited by the number of cars going. So far we have 3 cars going and room for 13 people.

We will be splitting the cost of gasoline. I estimate $10.00-$12.00 per person. Driver's will be reimbursed for fuel.

Here is some more information: www.maplesyrupfestival.ca (http://www.maplesyrupfestival.ca)


Here are pictures from the event a few years ago:


*** We will be meeting at one of Kipling, Kennedy stations and Finch station at the passenger Pick Up area area at 8:30 am for Kipling and Kennedy and 9:00 am at Finch station. The drivers at Kennedy and Kipling stations will then be driving to Finch station and everyone will be leaving from Finch station. The passenger Pick Up building is a round building with glass walls.***

If someone else is willing to drive please let me know how many people you are willing to take.


General Schedule:

9:00: Meet at Finch Station フィンチ駅にお埅ち合わせ
10:30 Arrive in Sunderland Sunderlandに到着
10:30-11:30 Have Pancakes パンケヌキを頂く
11:30-12:30 Maple Syrup Farm Tour ($5.00 extra cost)
メヌプルシロップツアヌ 5の远加料金がかかりたす。

12:30-15:30 Free Time (Alpaca Tours, Browsing Festival, Watching various events, Visiting Arena with Animals)
15:30 Leave event ファヌム出発、フィンチぞ戻る
16:15 Break at McDonald's in Newmarket
途䞭䌑憩、 ニュヌマヌケットのマクドナルドにお䌑憩
17:30 Return to Finch Station (Some members may want to go out for dinner)

Note, since this is an event that requires a lot more preparation, a "No Show" to this event will count as 2 strikes against your attendance record.


I have set it so, you can only RSVP on the "Waitlist". I will move members to the "Attending" list

  1. if there is space and
  2. after you send me a message with answers to these questions:






  1. Do you have a car and can drive people?
    1a) If you do, how many people, including yourself, can you take?
    a)もしできるのであれば、乗車できる人数は䜕人ですか あなたを含めお䜕人同乗できたすか
  2. Which station will you be meeting us at?
  3. どこの駅から送迎車に乗りたすか
  4. Do you understand if you are a "No Show" to this event, it counts as 2 strikes (Yes or No).
  5. 今回のむベントをキャンセルやNO SHOWだった堎合はストラむクが付きたす。
    You can send me a message by going to my profile and hitting the "Message" icon.
    メッセヌゞは質問リストをコピヌペヌストしお、オヌガナヌザヌのMark Yamazakiたで送っおください。