2012 Toronto Pursuits in the Summer
Sunday, July 15 to Friday, July 20, 2012
Over 100 adults from across Canada and at least 20 states will gather on the shady garden campus of the University of Toronto’s Victoria College. About 80% will be returnees and the rest will be there for the first time. About half will be working and half will be retired. They will range in age from early thirties to mid-eighties. Some will stay in the economical campus residence; others will opt for a nearby hotel. Still others will commute each day from home.
Out-of-towners and first-timers get started on Sunday afternoon, July 15, with an optional demonstration in the Shared Inquiry method of discussion and a guided walking tour of Toronto’s art and architecture. The program gets into full swing on Monday morning with the convening of 12 concurrent seminars, which take place concurrently each morning. The groups are small, capped at 15 participants. At noon we gather for an excellent lunch. Each afternoon and evening, you may choose from a wide variety of cultural and social activities both on and off the campus – topical talks, a series of opera talks, walking tours, film screenings, small dinners and much more. On Tuesday evening, there will be an optional excursion to the historic Distillery District for a production of the Soulpepper Theatre Company. We have two gala receptions, one on Monday evening and the other at the conclusion of the week on Friday, and a dinner and movie evening on Wednesday.
Click here to see the schedule of activities for the week of Toronto Pursuits. Check back often, as will be updating the calendar as activities are confirmed.
Details for the 4th annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival Excursion (July 13 - 15, 2012) can be found by clicking here.
Add-on Theatre/Concert Performances now available for Thursday evening, July 19, 2012 there are two options for either a Soulpepper Theatre Performance or Concert Performance: Toronto Summer Music Festival. Click on your preferred performance for details.
Please let us know by July 1, 2012 which option you will choose as we only have a certain number of tickets on hand otherwise people will need to purchase any tickets on their own.
Also, please note participants who have registered before January 1, 2012 are eligible for a complimentary ticket for either Thursday July 19, 2012 performance providing no other discount has been applied. For those participants registered before January 1, 2012 please contact us by email to confirm your choice of performance.
Please choose one seminar for the week.