Lifelong learning

** About Lifelong learning

There are two types of lifelong learning (also called continuing education) opportunities for seniors: you can pay discounted tuition fees and join younger students in regular credit or non-credit courses, or else mingle with other retirees in non-credit, mostly daytime, senior-specific programs. Courses are listed here if the cost per session is $30 or less.

Academy for Lifelong Learning

Members make presentations on areas of interest. Group meetings at Knox College, University of Toronto. Social events. Affiliated with University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies.
59 St. George St, Toronto M5S 2E6
Between College St. and Harbord St.

Baycrest Learning Academy for Older Adults

Daytime general interest courses for seniors (60+). Affiliated with Ryerson University's Programs for 50+.
3560 Bathurst St, Toronto M6A 2E1
Near Wilson Ave.
416-785-2500 x5209

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

A variety of art courses for adults, including drawing, painting, folk art, weaving, pottery, and sculpture. Affiliated with the City of Toronto Culture Division.
225 Confederation Drive, Toronto M1G 1B2
Near Lawrence Ave E and Scarborough Golf Club Rd.


Free online courses. Registration required. Some courses from University of Toronto, also some from McMaster and the University of Alberta.


Free online courses. Registration required. Some courses from University of Toronto, also some from McGill.

George Brown College continuing education

20% tuition discount for seniors (65+). Some restrictions apply. Various locations.

George Brown College Seniors Association

Daytime general interest courses for seniors (55+). Various locations.

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto Seniors Smart Aging Program

Learn to use computers, iPads, cellphones, email, Facebook, MS Word, search the internet, play memory games. Free drop-in program for seniors 55+. Runs Monday to Thursday, 12:30 to 3:00 pm.
121 Willowdale Ave, Toronto M2N 6A3
North of Sheppard Ave E, between Bayview Ave and Yonge St.

Learning Experiences

Moderator-led participatory learning experiences. One-day seminars and multi-week courses are held in the daytime at OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). Learning vacations take place in Niagara-on-the-Lake.


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