Our Program

Thornhill Lifelong Learning Inc. launched its lecture series program in the Spring of 2017.  We offer lecture series (typically 5-6 lectures over a 6 week period) - in the Spring and Fall. Periodically, we also add a single-lecture event in the afternoon or evening.  

Lectures are provided by university professors, notable journalists or other subject matter experts. Topics include contemporary issues, history, politics, science & technology, health, national and international issues, economics, environment, health, the arts and entertainment, etc.

Topic Selection

TLL presents a broad range of topics and ideas. We do not limit our program to any particular viewpoints, subject matter or political agenda. We strive to provide a balance of topics within a series.  There are some patrons, however, who enjoy a more in-depth series on one topic and TLL will experiment with this type of series as of Spring 2019.

Disclaimer: While program topics are approved for presentation by the Program Committee of the Board, the actual content of any lecture and opinions offered by a lecturer are his or her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of TLL.

Our Format and location

Typically lectures are 2 hours in length (including a short break and a Q&A portion). They are held at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre located at 9600 Bathurst St. during the daytime on a weekday.  Click here for details on the location. 

Community Input

TLL seeks input from our community and other similar organizations on topics of interest and speakers. We survey the community regularly to gauge interests and get feedback for improvement and new topics. 

We also encourage patrons to recommend excellent speakers they have heard.  Click here to recommend a great speaker and to see the topics of most interest to our community based on recent surveys.