Hello, Ann. You're right... interesting question. I have to assume that your classmates and instructor(s) are not close enough to be of assistance. Have you
contacted the Peel/Halton/Dufferin offices of the CHS to see if they have any informal groups that might fit your needs?
A couple of summers ago, one of the librarians at the G.A. Library (3rd/Upper Middle) was interested in contacting someone to hold a ASL seminar. I wonder if she ever found someone, or developed a list of contacts?
I have also noticed a few people signing in the coffee shop at the Fortinos on Lakeshore. If you ever shop there in the mornings, perhaps you could introduce yourself and ask for a few minutes of their time.
The biggest advantages of practicing with a peer, are that you both have the patience to sign slowly, a tolerance of each other's mistakes, and the use of voice for corrections or questions.
Please be sure to add a note here if you find a place or group that will accommodate your practice. I'm very interested in what our neighbourhood has to offer in this respect.
Take care, always.