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Are you interested in the power of persuasion, critical thinking and a good debate?

Looking to improve your public speaking, develop leadership skills, or build the confidence to pipe up in a meeting? 


You've come to the right place.

Every two weeks members of the Toronto Debating Society meet to engage in lively, spirited and entertaining exchanges at the podium.


The Toronto Debating Society is Toronto's oldest public debating club.

We are a non-profit community organization. Meetings are held in Jewitt Hall,  Runnymede Unite Church at 432 Runnymede St. Toronto every other Tuesday from September to May.


Everyone is welcome. Attendance is free.


Curious? Come on out!

Toronto Debating Members

Our Mission

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DEBATE a wide range of topics with different styles and formats.

EMPOWER members to communicate openly and effectively.

BENEFIT the community through outreach programs.

ACCLAIM speakers of opposing arguments.

TREAT members and guests with equal respect and consideration.

EXPRESS the majority interests of club members through good governance.

Guests are welcome to attend all meetings, as well as participate in public speaking, debate marathons and extra-curricular activities. Members are entitled to participate in any and/or all of the club activities. Click here to learn more about the Toronto Debating Society.

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