Welcome to the Toronto Debating Society!

The Toronto Debating Society has a simple idea: there's a certain type of person that is always looking for a good debate on a thought-provoking topic with interesting people. It's not always easy to find this kind of outlet, so we invite you to "get your fix" with a great evening of debating. Our debates are always an entertaining spectacle as our new and experienced members sharpen their skills in persuasion and presentation.

We are a non-profit public community organization; a group of people interested in words, ideas and the power of quick thinking. We meet every other Tuesday from September to May to tackle issues as suggested by our membership. We are not necessarily debating our own feelings and beliefs; rather we are intrigued by the prospect of defending 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

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, here on Meetup or follow our Twitter feed.

Admission is always free to any of our events.

We hope you'll join us.

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Founded Aug 30, 2008

Membership fee

CAD65.00 /year (Students $35)

This covers: Members join to participate in debates. Debates are free to attend and discuss!

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “At any of our regular meetings, bring cash or a cheque made out to "Michael Cole" - our treasurer.

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