Spring 2020

Online offerings during the spring and summer of 2020, free of charge.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of our Spring semester, we have started multiple online offerings as an opportunity for our community to experiment, learn and have fun with these new online learning methods. In Fall 2020, paid courses will resume for all courses, online and in-house, in order to respond to our financial obligations.

Find our donation page at Canada Helps here to offer ongoing support so that TMI may continue to play our unique role as an institute where ideas are exchanged, questions are pursued, and lifelong friendships are formed.

TMI Book Circle

6 sessions, Mondays every three weeks, 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Starting May 25th

TMI's Book Circle, a book reading group, takes place every three weeks during the summer of 2020 on Zoom.

Participants will be asked to read a book of their choice by the selected author each session: This can be a re-read of a favourite book or a new discovery. The discussions will focus not on a summary but on an analysis of the work read. Each of the twelve weekly participants will present for five minutes followed by open discussion. Biographical information will be sent out in advance.

Read group details.


TMI Connects

Ongoing, Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:15 AM
Starting April 23rd

How is our TMI community doing? Do you miss connecting with your lifelong learning peers? Do you want to experience having a discussion online? Then please join us in our new online weekly discussion group to reconnect with your friends, reflect on a chosen topic, and become more familiar with using the online video service Zoom.

Read group details.


Shakespeare in the Spring

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Starting May 5th
***This course is currently full***

This year’s six-week “Shakespeare in the Spring” focuses on two of the plays on stage at the Stratford Festival this summer, Richard III and Hamlet. These plays introduce us to two of Shakespeare’s most intriguing protagonists—one who fascinates for his Machiavellian evil, the other for his tormented inner life. Both plays appear to be dramas of succession, but have twists that only Shakespeare could bring us.

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