The Toronto Debating Society proposes a simple idea: a certain type of person is always looking for a good debate on a thought-provoking topic with interesting people. Finding this type of outlet can be challenging, so we invite you to join us for a stimulating evening of discussion, ideas, and fun.
We are a non-profit public community organization comprised of people interested in words, ideas, and the power of quick thinking. We meet every other Tuesday from September to May to tackle issues suggested by our members.
We do not necessarily debate our own feelings and beliefs; rather we embrace the opportunity to defend any side of any issue to challenge even our own viewpoints.
No experience necessary
Absolutely no public speaking or debating experience is necessary! We welcome members and guests of all ages and backgrounds.
Debating is a great way to develop skills applicable to all aspects of life. Members learn how to debate through peer mentorship, by watching other experienced debaters, and by preparing and delivering their own team debates.
Connect with us
Drop us a line! We would love to hear from you.
Discover what you can expect to see at one of our meetings by browsing our previous debates, educational seminars, and special events on our YouTube channel. You can also connect with us on Facebook, on Meetup or follow our Twitter feed.
We hope you’ll join us at our next event. Admission is always free.