Intellectually curious?
Interested in peer learning?
Want to meet like-minded individuals?


Welcome to the Academy for Lifelong Learning!

About the Academy

For more than 25 years, the Academy for Lifelong Learning has attracted members who are intellectually curious, interested in exploring and understanding the world, sharing ideas, and meeting others who share their interests.

Fall Forums Are Coming!

There's lots to learn at the Fall Forum 2018 series!

Click here to visit the Talks page or click here to seen the list of upcoming Forum dates and speakers 

All Forums are at Knox and begin at 2:15

Getting Ready for a New Academy Year

Before You Present

Everyone using technology for their presentation should test it out on Academy equipment BEFORE their presentation date.  You can do that by coming in to a Tech Time - any Thursday between 9:10AM & 9:50AM Rooms 1 & 5 Knox.  A member of Tech Team leadership will be present to assist.  Can’t come in?  Then email your presentation to Jim Pike at & he’ll test it out for you and provide feedback.
Here are some links to help you with any technical questions you may have:  

Tech Team Guidelines.

 Tech Team Refresher – Jan 16 2018

Tech Team FAQs

Useful Information

During the summer, the Curriculum Committee has been hard at work preparing comprehensive information for facilitators, presenters, and participants, to proactively address any questions  and to ensure that you have all of the information that you need so that your workshop experience is an enjoyable one. Please click below, or visit the Workshop page to check them out.

Information for Participants

Information for Presenters

Information for Facilitators


Workshops and lively discussions in the arts, sciences, and current affairs held weekdays at Knox College, U of T


Academy members and well-known experts present thought-provoking talks on a wide range of academic, social and political issues


Join Academy members weekly from May to early September to explore Toronto’s neighbourhoods.


Meet and mingle with Academy members at a number of social events

October 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
September 30, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 2018
October 7, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 9, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 11, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 13, 2018
October 14, 2018 October 15, 2018 October 16, 2018 October 17, 2018 October 18, 2018 October 19, 2018 October 20, 2018
October 21, 2018 October 22, 2018 October 23, 2018 October 24, 2018 October 25, 2018 October 26, 2018 October 27, 2018
October 28, 2018 October 29, 2018 October 30, 2018 October 31, 2018 November 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3, 2018