Lifelong Learning & Discussion

Join us for various weekly programs including discussion groups, workshops and lectures, led by experts in their field or university professors, about arts and culture, history, current events, religion, travel, and more.

For more details, please contact Sharon Chodirker at 416-225-2112, ext. 124 or

Registration for classes is on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register for LLI Courses, call Reception at 416-225-2112 ext. 0 to register over the phone, or visit Reception during our hours of operation.


Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 am for a weekly lecture on various topics including arts, culture, history, religion, current events and more. Price is $5 at the door. Drop in. No registration required.

Marshall McLuhan – The Medium is the Message
In the era of fake news, political polarization and internet censorship, we will travel back to learn about the man who predicted the coming of the internet some 40 years before it happened.  Speaker: Paul Dias, Circles Enrichment
Tuesday, May 23

Jewish Music Week
Join us to celebrate all styles of Jewish music. To view the flyer click HERE. For more information about Jewish Music Week, visit
Tuesday, May 30

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Lecture: Jewish Women & The New York Opera Industry with speaker Dr. Samantha M. Cooper
Cost: Free. Drop in No registration required.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Concert: Look for the Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern with Jazz Singer Ilana Waldston
Cost: Free. Tickets required:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Film: The Dream of My People
Cost: Free. Tickets required:

Democracy in Peril
This lecture will look at the global trend of the changes in liberal democracy, political polarization and right wing extremism. We will evaluate democracy and what has allowed forces of extremism to emerge. Speaker: Amnon Zohar, International Relations Expert
Tuesday, June 6

Herbs! Growing, Eating and Their Nutritional Benefits
Join us for an interactive presentation where we look at the nutritional properties of herbs, growing them and we’ll all make a recipe together to sample! Facilitator: Maria Lindgren
Tuesday, June 13

Retirement: Downsizing, Options and Opportunities
Learn about preparing to downsize, renting vs buying vs living in a retirement home, and unconventional living such as travelling, house-sitting and living on a cruise ship. Speaker: Mitzy Dadoun, EXP Realty Brokerage
Tuesday, June 20

Secrets of the Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa, in the minds of millions, is the ultimate work of art which is endlessly photographed and admired, but behind her enigmatic smile remains a mystery; Learn about what made her the world’s most famous painting. Speaker: Rachel Levin
Tuesday, June 27


Egypt and the Pharaohs (online)
*This course will be held on Zoom*
Join archaeologist, Dr. David Lipovitch, as we explore 4,000 years of the astonishing culture that developed hieroglyphics, mummification and many other early inventions. Also look at some of history’s most fascinating people! Instructor: David Lipovitch, PhD
Tuesday, April 18 – June 13 (9 weeks)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost:  $90 members; $180 non-members

Neurophilosophy: Make Sense of Technology in a Whole New World  (on-site)
We will look at the new science of neurophilosophy with philosophy professor, David Chandross. This science looks at making sense of rapid changes and helps us understand how religion, science, biology and society fit together.  Instructor: David Chandross, PhD
Wednesday, May 10 – June 28 (8 weeks)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $88 members; $176 non-members

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