Welcome to LLIR!

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Living and Learning in Retirement (LLIR) is a lively group of over 1,200 retirees who attend courses at York University Glendon Campus.

Glendon is located in Toronto on Bayview Avenue near Lawrence Avenue and courses are delivered in comfortable lecture rooms in York Hall.

Course topics vary based on input from members and lecturer availability as managed by the Program Committee. Members usually attend one course in the fall and a second in the winter. Each course consists of ten lectures held on Fridays. Members must attend at least one course each year.

Read the Story of LLIR.

Our Vision is to be a leading Third Age Learning organization providing academic opportunities that meet the learning needs of the increasing number of retired adults.

Our Mission is to plan, direct and manage excellent academic programs for the education and pleasure of retired adults.

Find out more about What we do.

The Third Age Network

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LLIR is an active member of the Third Age Network (TAN). TAN’s vision is that people across Ontario should be able to access and enjoy stimulating educational courses. They support organizations like LLIR, sharing issues and solutions to common organization challenges.

Without knowledge the world is bereft of culture. And so, we must be educators and students both.
Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman in space