Toronto Regionals

University of Toronto, St. George Regional

The University of Toronto, St. Goerge, made history on Saturday, February 3 as they welcomed dozens of ethics bowl teams to their campus for the inaugural UTSG regional ethics bowl. Professor Martin Pickave, Chair of the UTSG Department of Philosophy, served as the event’s faculty co-ordinator.

Danforth Ducks and Danforth Red Herrings of, you guessed it, Danforth Collegiate Institute emerged as the event’s co-qualifiers.  Both the Ducks and Red Herrings will attend the Ontario Championship on March 2-3 at the University of Toronto, Mississauga to compete for ethics bowl glory.

Congratulations to all the teams and a heartfelt “thank you!” to all the volunteers, without whom events of this nature would not be possible.

UTSG looks forward to welcoming everyone (and more!) back next year.

Professor Martin Pickave Judges a match at the 2024 UTSG Regional Ethics Bowl

Danforth Sweeps the UTSG Regional

Danforth Ducks, Danforth Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario

Danforth Red Herrings, Danforth Collegiate Institute, Torontio, Ontario

Tournament Details

Let’s face it, every ethics bowler’s dream is to qualify for the national competition. In Ontario, the path to nationals is a winding journey. Every registered team automatically qualifies for a regional event. Regional qualifiers take place at OEB partner universities: Western, Guelph, McMaster, University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan, Queens, and Carleton. A virtual qualifier is available to teams who cannot attend an in-person event. 

The top 16 teams from the qualifiers will attend the Ontario Championship (OC), from which the top team will advance to the national finals. 

Team Size

3-7 Students


Grades 9-12


1-2 Hours/Week


The ethics bowl gives 100% when it comes to teacher and team support. At any point in during the season teachers/teams may schedule a one-on-one training session with an ethics bowl advisor who will answer their questions and help their group feel prepared for competition day. Teams may submit their arguments in advance of the competition to an ethics bowl professional to receive feedback and guidance. Lastly, and this is a doozy, teams may schedule practice matches with other schools to get the full ethics bowl experience before the actual competition. The ethics bowl will provide a moderator and tech support for every match.

All of the above is included in the price of registration.



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Argument Building
Team Spirit


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Exhibition Matches
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Exhibition Matches


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Regional Qualifiers



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Ontario Championships



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National Championships


The winning team qualifies for the Ontario Championship!

Deciding The Winners

The top team (maybe more) from the GTA regional automatically qualifies for the  Ontario Championship, the premier ethics bowl competition in Ontario hosted this year at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.


Key Contact:

Jeffrey Senese

General Manager

University of Toronto, Mississauga



 The ethics bowl isn’t simply about helping students think abstractly about moral dilemmas, though that’s important. At its best, the bowl is really about enacting moments of personal and social transformation in the lives of actual, young people. 

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Jeffrey Senese



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