Member Benefits

Learning and Social Opportunities

The Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto (ALLTO) has provided learning opportunities for seniors and older adults for more than 30 years. Members of the Academy may register for workshops, join special interest groups, and attend talks, walks and special events.

ALLTO provides daytime workshops / courses and other activities for members who are intellectually curious, interested in exploring and understanding the world, sharing ideas, and meeting others who share their interests.

The members of the Academy have a wide variety of backgrounds – everything from engineering to medicine, government to artists: people from all fields and backgrounds are drawn to the opportunities for enrichment that the Academy has to offer.

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When to Join

Members may renew their membership and new members may join at any time except February or March. Many members renew / join in April as registration for Fall / Winter workshops begins in the Spring.

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Workshops

The Academy typically runs 30 – 40 workshops / courses between September and March. Several workshops operate as discussion groups (such as the Economist Readers and Contemporary Film).

Workshops include several categories including science, history, technology, film and world issues.

Members may join up to 4 workshops.

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Forums and Spring Talks

The Academy also offers several forums throughout the year. These two-hour sessions provide an opportunity for members and guests to hear presentations on a wide range of topics and to interact with one another in an informal learning environment.

The Spring Talks are held Wednesday mornings from April to May. The Talks feature well-known experts who present on a broad range of topics for members and guests.

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Special Interest Groups

Several special interest groups meet online via Zoom to discuss various topics:

  • Book Club(s)
  • Gardening
  • Health and Wellness
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Travel

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Walks

The Academy offers several guided walks throughout the year.

Members meet year round to explore Toronto’s neighborhoods and connect over lunch.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities abound to volunteer and connect with vibrant communities at the Academy.

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