I studied at Algonquin College, in Ottawa. They have a one year pre-animation course that I heartily recommend.
Technically, its purpose is to prepare you for the 3 year Animation program but you certainly aren't obligated to follow up into animation. Character drawing, perspective and backgrounds, life drawing, even some photography, reference creation and portfolio preparation. Some people have gone from relative 10% to amazing 100% in their before-and-after pictures.
As with anything, you get what you put in. I wish I had put in more into the program, so I would have gotten more out of it, since now my art is suffering because of neglect that I'm trying to fix.
But, it IS a two semester college program with a college tuition cost, so it may not necessarily be for you if you want an all-online experience. Still felt it was worth mentioning as an option, though.
EDIT: Also saw you'll be in Toronto rather than Ottawa, so my suggestion is kind of moot. Sorry about that.