The Toronto Debating Society is pleased to reference the following entities and organizations.
Tuesday Literary Club
TLC is where there is a meeting of minds, where voices are seldom quiet. Every other Tuesday from October to March the Tuesday Literary Club carries on the tradition begun in 1909 of “letting the unskilled learn and the learned improve their recollections.” In a light hearted but professional environment, this group whose members are diverse both in business background and in their general interests improve their public speaking and ability to manage meetings while learning from one another by sharing in this common forum.
The Tuesday Literary Club is open to everyone but primarily serves residents of the Greater Toronto Region. We invite anyone interested in commenting on our website or attending one of our meetings to contact us.
World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC)
The WSDC is a truly global competition for high school debaters. The Championships take place each year in a different country, hosted by a national debating body.
Each country can submit a squad of 3-5 eligible students to debate social, moral and political issues. Past patrons of the Championships include Nelson Mandela and Tony Blair.
Hart House Debates Committee
The agenda of the Debates Committee is to provide opportunities for debate and dialogue on the important issues of the day, through major events like formal debates, public lectures, community service projects, hosting tournaments, and sending a team to the World University Debating Championship tournament.
Past topics include the limits of free speech in a pluralistic, democratic society, sharia law in Ontario, H1N1, Religion and Science, and debates among political candidates at the mayoral, provincial and federal level.
The Debaters on CBC
The Debaters features Canada’s hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of people. The audience picks the winners based on who delivers the best logic and laughs. The Debaters… where arguments are won with funny and with fact!
Hosted by: Steve Patterson. Nominated for “Best Male Stand-up” at the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards, Steve Patterson has emerged as a top international headliner and one of Canada’s best comedic hosts.
Kingsway Computing Solutions Inc
“We are very enthusiastic about debating, being another level of public speaking. Convincing people of your point of view has always been an essential part of our lives, within both personal, and business environments.
“Being in business, we understand the effects that a polished speaker can have in the business world. The more polished, the more aware, the more you are able to listen, the more you are able to respond to clients concerns and enquiries. From here, it is a logical conclusion that you will be more able to outpace your competitors.
“The Toronto Debating Society helps and encourages all it’s members to achieve these abilities, and to improve their speaking and persuading techniques.
“Anyone who enjoys words, thought processes and persuasion, will enjoy all aspects of this club. We are sure you will too – just come to a meeting and find out.”
President, Kingsway Computing Solutions Inc.