Hello, and welcome to U of T Toastmasters! On behalf of the Executive Team and club members, we welcome you with open arms!
UofT Toastmasters is not just a club for public speaking, although that is undoubtedly a huge part of our identity. Above all else, we are a family, driven by our shared experiences and inspired by our common goals. We believe in the foundational truth that a person is not defined by what they originally are, but what they strive to become.
While my beginnings do not lie in the world of Toastmasters, this club certainly plays a big part in who I’ve become: not only as a public speaker, but a person. Public speaking isn’t just about being able to speak in front of a large group of people. It is about being able to persuade them, to entertain them, to help lead them, and most important of all, it's about being able to touch their hearts.
We believe that touching the heart allows us to not only unlock but to unleash the soul, revealing all its wonders. We believe in the idea of the Toastmaster: a shapeshifter, one who is able to morph from a master charmer to a deadly seductor, putting on the appearance of a politician yet able to transform into a comedian. The Toastmaster is what we all strive to be, and one we envision to achieve.
Our greatest hope, the thing that the executive team and myself work towards, is that we are able to unleash the Toastmaster in each and every one of you. We hope that we are able to help enlighten your path towards being the Toastmaster. It may seem daunting, even downright frightening, but remember this: all of us have the courage the moment we realize that our most pure, our most powerful form of expression and inspiration is that of the heart. The moment we realize that as public speakers, we must express our heart, not our soul, is the moment we begin our journey towards being that elusive shapeshifter.
Do you think you can be the Toastmaster? Come and find out, and we hope you learn and grow alongside us.
President, University of Toronto Toastmasters
At UofT Toastmasters, we aim is to create a supportive environment where everyone can improve their public speaking and leadership skills.
Established in 2004, we used to be UofT Engineering Toastmasters. Since then, UTT has helped hundreds of students rise above their fears, realize their dreams, grow into incredible speakers and live as stronger leaders. We've had many aspiring speakers realize their potential and you can ask about about their success stories in person!
Associated with Toastmasters International, we operate under the general guidelines for a Toastmasters club, but particularly provide a unique experience for our student members.
We are open to all guests and welcome every one to visit our regular meetings.
Meet the Executive Team
When do you meet?
We meet once a week during fall, winter and summer semesters, except exam seasons. The seasonal meeting days are posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages (as well as right below). We post about our weekly meeting and what we've done in them! You can follow who we are, what we believe in, and what we are proud to share as a family. If you want to see some of our speeches, then check out our YouTube Channel.
What topics can I speak about?
How can I join?
How is the club dealing with COVID-19?
We are still operating our meetings through Zoom, and will continue to do so until it is safe for us to gather in person. We are doing our best to preserve the spirit of our club! If you are interested in joining UofT Toastmasters, you are more than welcome to attend our online meetings. Please stay tuned on our social media and on this website for updated summer meeting days. Links and Zoom codes will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook accounts on meeting days.