Becoming a member of Mensa can add new dimensions to your life. Making new friends and finding intellectual stimulation are givens, but what may be even more important is the feeling of belonging that grows when you are surrounded by honest-to-goodness peers — people who are unique, yet paradoxically, are very much like you: inquisitive, fun-loving, open to new ideas and alternative viewpoints, and well-read. For more information, see Join Mensa Canada.

If English is not your first language and you would like a non verbal test, we have one but please let us know

For more information about local testing sessions, contact

Lawrie Weiser, Proctor

Testing session dates for 2018:

  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 24
  • October 11 (note that this is a Thursday)
  • November 12
  • December 10

Location: Testing sessions are held at Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue (southwest corner of Bloor & Spadina). Call 416-924-6211 for directions only. For parking information, see Green P Parking.

By bus: Exit Spadina subway station on the Bloor line and walk south to SW corner. Enter by front door only.

Starting Time and Duration: The test starts promptly at 7 pm, and will end about one half hour later. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register, pay, and fill out some forms. But please be in touch a couple of days before to confirm the test is still on.

Cost: The cost of the entrance examination is $90 for adults and $70 for student (with valid ID). This cost includes the price of the balance of the first year's membership (regularly $60), for successful applicants. Payment can be made by cash, American Express, Visa or MasterCard. Prepaid registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as space is limited. Click here to pre-register.

What Should I Bring?: Photo ID, and your brain. We will supply everything else

Age Requirements: The test is open to anyone 14 years of age and over.

Reservations: Please phone the Toronto Proctor at 416-783-0941 a day or two in advance to ensure that the test is still on. If you get the answering machine, please speak clearly, and state your telephone number slowly. The proctor can also be reached at

Test Results: You will receive your test results by mail, in 4-5 weeks.