For the 15th year in a row - St Vladimir Toastmasters
has achieved the highest club ranking possible: President Distinguished! Our aim is to help members improve confidence and public speaking!
Location (check dates above): St Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2H4 (south of Harbord St.) St. Vladimir Toastmasters meets select Wednesdays (above) at 6:59pm (OK 7:00 p.m. sharp!)- just off the subway/metro Meeting room: We normally meet downstairs, but there will be a sign in the entrance with an arrow to indicate where we are located.
Guests are always welcome! Drop-ins are fine, or you can contact us so that we know to expect you.
About Our Club
Who? St. Vladimir Toastmasters is a chapter of Toastmasters International. We are a diverse community group who get together for a fun, efficient and lively meeting to improve confidence, public speaking and leadership skills.
620 Spadina Ave, Toronto 1 block south of Harbord, 2 blocks walk from Spadina TTC station
FREE PARKING for members and guests behind the building.
Why join/visit? Many of our members have joined the group to build self-confidence or because they want to improve their public speaking skills. You may wish to do better in job interviews or overcome the fear of public speaking. We can support and help with all of these things.
Most people stay because it's fun, interesting and great value! Dress code: Casual
What's involved? Every week we have an exciting 75-minute meeting. You do not have to attend every week. Members take turns leading meetings, keeping track of time, giving speeches, providing constructive feedback, and practicing impromptu speaking.
Everyone is a teacher. Everyone is a student. Everyone works at their own pace.
How Much? Not Much! It's FREE to visit - no obligation to join. The membership fees are less than $2.99/week = $72 for six months
We are one of the least expensive Toastmasters clubs in Toronto, as we strive to be accesible.
St. Vladimir Toastmasters has been recognized as a Top 1% highest achieving club in the GTA.
.... "As a guest speaker at this club I must say that I had a great time at St.Vladimir Toastmasters. The members were very supportive of my participation and gave me constructive suggestions about my speech. Members were very well spoken, but never did I feel out of place with this group I just met. I felt quite welcomed. I strongly recommend St. Vladimir Toastmasters club!"
"Thank you for your welcome to St. Vladimir Toastmasters. Like my xm community club, your group was so warm. On my next holidays in Toronto I will attend again. See you." -Peter Kehl
What members say:
"I joined Toastmasters to meet the redhead I encountered as a guest and she never came back! Because of that redhead, I have enjoyed two decades of fun and friendship with other people!" - P
"Toastmasters' nurturing environment and structured approach have provided me with the confidence to seek out new opportunities outside my comfort zone, as well as the faith that I can make the most of them." - Stephen Schroeder
Toastmasters has helped me learn how to turn the storyteller in me, to tailor the tale to the audience, for children, the parents, and those with different life experiences.
My nieces, nephewsand son, ask for a new unique bedtime story suited to their whims and follies the day. The parents and teachers, they enjoy the parables that speak of the classroom's lessons -Justin
It took me about a year to build up the courage to join Toastmasters and I have never looked back since I did. This is my third club— I have re-located for work—and it is truly an exceptional club. I tell everyone that they should join Toastmasters. It will change your life." -Katherine
Please JOIN us!
Information for guests:
Please visit us any time! There are no obligations to join.
It is best to arrive 5-10 minutes early (6:45 is ideal).
You will be welcomed and greeted by our members. We will ask you to introduce yourself, but otherwise, you are welcomed to just observe. Participation in the meeting is optional. If you have questions or reservations about joining, please reach out to us!