June 2019/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business – Networking Events

  • “HOW TO BUILD A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS USING YOUR BOOK” (BY PRIVATE INVESTMENT CLUB CORP)

Sunil Tulsiani, founder of Private Investment Club and #1 bestselling author has made millions from his books. And, now for the very first time, he is doing his exclusive 2 days event called, “How to Build A Multi Million Dollar Business Using Your Book”. If you’re an author, if you’re thinking of writing your book, if you’re about to release your book or if you want to figure out how to make tons of money, this event is absolutely for you.

Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 8:00 AM and Sunday, June 2nd 2019, 5:00 PM

Venue: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

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  • COLOSSAL CHAMBER NETWORKING EVENT (MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

Nine York Region Chamber networks come together once a year for the Colossal Chamber Networking Event, make valuable connections, visit exhibitors’ booths, and enjoy fantastic prizes, delicious food stations and much more.

Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Time:  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 Venue: The Terrace Banquet Centre, 1680 Creditstone Road, Vaughan, ON, L4K 5T4

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  • SUCCEEDING ON CHINA’S TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS (CANADA CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL)

China’s e-commerce platforms have created the world’s largest online market. Hundreds of millions of Chinese buyers are spending hundreds of billions of dollars online. Creating an online presence that engages Chinese purchasers and gets them to click-and-buy is crucial to achieving business success.

Date:  Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street 

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  • TRADE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Dynamic, hands-on six-week workshop for small to medium-sized enterprises, providing essential knowledge, resources and coaching to scale up, develop and execute an export plan. TAP provides companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors and contacts; giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • LIFT & CO. CANNABIS EXPO TORONTO 2019 (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, renowned speakers, and the movers and shakers in the global industry, the Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s premiere event for cannabis consumers, professionals, investors and media

Date: Thursday, June 6th, to Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Venue: North Building255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

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  • ANNUAL AWARDS & GALA NIGHT 2019 (INDO CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

ICCC’s Annual Gala is a premier social and business event for all Indo-Canadians, and it hosts more than a thousand guests. Leading entrepreneurs, professionals, decision-makers in the government, and academics attend the event. The evening promises to be an enthralling mixture of entertainment, awards presentations and speeches by eminent public figures. It is our marquee event where we promote trade and commerce between India and Canada and recognize the achievements of Indo-Canadians from all across Canada by way of an award presentation.

Date: Sunday, June 9th. 2019

Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: 222 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Vaughan, L4L 9T2

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  • ANNUAL CANADA’S INNOVATION CORRIDOR SUMMIT   (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Regional connectivity and collaboration fuel success in the modern global economy. Canada’s Innovation Corridor is anchored by the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Waterloo regions – a high growth economic zone in Southern Ontario defined by a dense cluster of advanced manufacturing and technology firms. The long-term goal of the summit is to inform and drive transformational actions that shape the corridor’s future as a world-class region measured by talent, productivity and quality of life.

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • HOW CAN TALENT OPTIMIZATION GROW YOUR BUSINESS? (BY PREDICTIVE SUCCESS CORPORATION)

Join Predictive Success and IDEAL for breakfast and networking on how analytics go hand in hand with Talent Optimization! Learn how Predictive Analytics can help you find the right people and make the most of your talent!

Date:  Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Venue: Mövenpick Café Toronto, Yonge Street #42

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  • THE BUSINESS OF WELLNESS (WOMEN OF INFLUENCE)

Join for the Season Finale of the Women of Influence Evening Series to hear the first-hand stories of three remarkable visionaries who identified an opportunity and leveraged unique skill sets to launch and grow a brand to mainstream scale in an exceptionally short period of time. Each of our panelists will reveal their unique journey to entrepreneurship and how they broke through the masses to create a service or product that became a recognizable name – and lifestyle essential.

Date: Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: 77 Adelaide St W First Canadian Place, Suite 305, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C1

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  • LEADERSHIP & BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO 2019! (SEED OF VICTORY FOUNDATION)

Get Connected with Life Coaches, specialised in Marriage and Family Counselling, Relationship Building, Business Networking, Financial and Investment Advisors, learn how to save money towards your First Home and so much more.

Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Venue: 30 Vice Regent Boulevard, Toronto, ON M9W 7A4

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  • WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS 2019 (MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL)

Scientists, artists, business leaders. We bring subject matter experts from all around the world and across different industries. Past speakers include Deepak Chopra, Jeff Lieberman, Phil Hansen, Steve Wozniak, Mel Robbins and Mike Shea. (WEC World Education Congress)

Date: Saturday, June 15th to Tuesday, June 18th, 2019\

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK SUMMER KICKOFF 2019 (CANADIAN GERMAN CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE INC)

Join for great opportunities for learning and development

Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: O&B Café Grill, 33 Yonge St Parking, Toronto, ON.

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  • GRANTS ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM 2019 (BY GRANTS ONTARIO)

Achieving Digital Transformation With Grants Ontario!

Date: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Venue: 222 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2B8

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  • DIGITALIZATION AND MODERNIZATION OF ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE (CANADIAN GERMAN CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE)

This is a unique opportunity to network with industry peers from Germany and Canada. The conference will be offered free of charge and should be attended by all interested parties from industry, policy, media and associations.

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Time: 08:30 AM – 04:00 PM

Venue:  Toronto, ON.

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  • FRITES NIGHT (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER)

Frites Night is a monthly event organized by the Belgian Community that is open to all, that allows you to network in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue:  Prenup Pub, 191 College St, Toronto

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  • VIth ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE COMMISSIONERS)

This event will bring together high-level representatives from international organizations and state governments as well as language commissioners, ombudsmen, experts and members of community organizations from around the world.

Date: Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday June 27th, 2019

Time:  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Simpson Towers 8th Floor, 401 Bay Street

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  • LATINOS IN BUSINESS (KB EVENTS)

It has been said many times over that your Network = your Net Worth…The idea is not just to make connections but to forge strong relationships. Join for our Network & Connect lunch! Bring your most positive attitude and your business cards. They will be meeting and greeting everyone, having interesting conversations and touching on topics that will give us ideas so we can finish our weeks on a high note

Date: Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: Panera Bread,1 97 N Queen St

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Toronto Social Events

  •   FAMILY SUNDAYS (GARDINER MUSEUM)

The Gardiner Museum holds clay making or tile painting workshops for families every Sunday.

Date: Every Sunday.

Time:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Venue: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto ON, M5S 2C7

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  •  BURGUERMANIA 2019 (BY ROLUCOR EVENTS)

A Three-Day Food Extravaganza focusing on the greatest invention of all time… BURGERS! BURGERMANIA features Toronto’s top burger establishments as they serve up their finest patties along with everything else that relates to the burger experience! Food, Live Music, Beer and much more!

The Festival is family friendly and OH YES, vendors will be serving MEAT, VEGETARIAN and GLUTEN-FREE options!

Date: Friday, May 31st, to Sunday June 2nd, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 1 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5B 2R8, Toronto ON, M5B 2R8

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  •  ELECTRONIC WASTE AND CLOTHES COLLECTION (CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY GUILDWOOD)

Recycle your used and unwanted electronics as well as clothing here Church of the Holy Trinity, Guildwood and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate hold the 3rd Annual Electronics Recycling Collection f

Date: Friday, May 24th to June 3rd, 2019

Time:  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Venue: 85 Livingston Road, Toronto ON, M1E1K7

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  • CANADA’S ARTISAN CHEESE NIGHT MARKET 2019 (BY CHEESE LOVER PRODUCTIONS INC.)

Canada’s only Artisan Cheese Night Market is a unique sampling show where you try before you buy, located in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market Complex, one day only,

Date: Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: St. Lawrence Market, Temporary North Hall, 125 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

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  • DUNDAS WEST FEST (BY LITTLE PORTUGAL AND DUNDAS BIA)

Creative, participatory, local, and inclusive. Toronto’s start to the summer festival season!Two vibrant evenings and a family fun filled day of arts, music, dancing, food, drink and shopping. We have two large stages curated by the Garrison and Lula Lounge, with lots of music, activities, dance parties and good food! A cutting-edge vibe in one of the city’s most diverse neighbourhoods.

Date: Friday, June 7th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Venue: 1457 Dundas Street West

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  •  LUMINATO FESTIVAL (THE TORONTO CONVENTION AND VISITORS ASSOCIATION)

The Luminato Festival was born out of Toronto’s cultural and creative energy and has become one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America. It’s an event for art-lovers looking to change their outlook on the world

Date:  Friday, June 7th to Sunday 23rd, 2019

Venue: Across Toronto

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  •  THE BRITS IN TORONTO (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE AN COMMERCE)

Join to BCCTC and Brits in Toronto, the Toronto Brit Meetup Group and Typically British Toronto for a night of fun, football, music, pints, food, networking and interactive games with prizes to be won on Friday, June 7. Use password “British” to get a discount in tickets!

Date:  Friday, June 7th. 2019

Time: 5:00 PM

Venue:  BMO field at gate 1B.

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  • KENSINGTON MARKET FOOD & CULTURE TOUR (BY SAVOUR TORONTO)

Taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. Learn about the history and cultural aspects that have shaped the neighbourhood. Meet local chefs and artisan food makers. Indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks that represent local and international flavours.

Date: Friday, June 7th. 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Jimmy’s Coffee, 191 Baldwin St

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  • BLACKBURN ART & CRAFT MARKET (THE ROTARY CLUB OF FOREST HILL)

The market is a favourite browsing place for many Blackburn people who enjoy the Village shopping atmosphere, the stalls, the Rotary sausage sizzle, the adjacent car parking, and the music from the jazz band that often appears. The market has a range of stalls selling goods such as plants, soaps, jewellery, cards, clothing and the famous Rotary Sausage Sizzle!  Many of the stallholders have been attending the market for years and are well known to the Village’s shoppers.

Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Time: 09:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: Blackburn Station Village Shopping Centre,

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  • GREAT CANADIAN GREEK FESTIVAL (GCGFEST)

Greece comes to Toronto! Free admission to the whole family to experience Greece, taste Greek food, deserts & drinks, be entertained with over 500 performers, learn to dance Greek, find Greek products and play in the kids’ zone.

Date: Friday, June 14th. to Sunday June 16th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto ON, M6K 3C3

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  • OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: YOUR PATH MADE CLEAR (SCOTIABANK ARENA)

Discovering Your Live Directions and Purpose.

Date: Friday, June 14th, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Scotiabank Arena 40 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2X2

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  • TORONTO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL (BY TORONTO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL)

Celebrate independent craft brewers at the fourth annual Toronto Craft Beer Festival! June 21st to 23rd at Ontario Place West Island. Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of over 25 finely made craft beers, craft ciders, and craft spirits.

Date: Friday, June 21st, 2019

Time: 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Ontario Place, 955 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto ON, M6K3B9

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  • THE QUEENSWAY BUTTER TART FESTIVAL (BY SHOPTHEQUEENSWAY.COM BIA)

The Queensway Butter Tart Festival is a sweet one-day community festival celebrating the Canadian Butter Tart with bakers competing for the title of Toronto’s Best Butter Tart. Spend your day at Queensway Park enjoying delicious treats from food trucks and vendors, a beer garden with live music, classic car show, PC SuperDogs, a kid’s zone, entertainment for all ages, and more! Free admission

Date:  Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Queensway Park, 8 Avon Park Drive, Toronto, ON M8Z 3X4

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  • ROTARY AT PRIDE TORONTO PARADE (THE ROTARY CLUB OF TORONTO)

Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) are invited to march in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 23, 2019!

Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Toronto, ON.

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  • PRIDE TORONTO PARADE (PRIDE TORONTO)

One of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, Toronto Pride has an estimated attendance of over 1 million people. It includes a special Family Pride program, Trans Pride, the Dyke March and the famous and fabulous Pride Parade.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the LGBTQ2+ movement around the world. In 1969, African American trans woman and revolutionary heroine Marsha P Johnson, helped instigate and became a frontline activist in the Stonewall Riots in New York City. In celebration of her life, Pride Month will be dedicated to Drag performers from around the globe sharing their culture and performances while inspiring us to live boldly and passionately. Gigi Gorgeous, a Canadian YouTuber, actress and LGBTQ2+ icon will be this year’s Grand Marshall and make various appearances at the Pride events.

Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Church/Wellesley Village & locations across Toronto

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  • REDPATH WATERFRONT FESTIVAL TORONTO

Get ready for excitement at Redpath Waterfront Festival. With a footprint of 2 kilometres along Toronto’s scenic waterfront, this action-packed festival has something for everyone!

Date: Wednesday, June 29th, to Saturday July 1st, 2019

Venue: HTO Park & along the waterfront

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • NIKO’S NIGHT FOR AUTISM 3RD ANNUAL GALA (BY DAN MILANOVIC & NATALIJA MILANOVIC)

Join the 3rd annual Niko’s Night for Autism Gala Dinner. Over the last two events and fundraising efforts, they have been able to raise over $169,500 for Autism Ontario, an achievement which would not have been possible without the generous support of  family, friends and colleagues.

The evening will be filled with fine dining & dancing, open bar, silent & live auction with special guest MC, Bryan Muir, Stanley Cup Champion for the Colorado Avalanche.

Date:  Friday, June 21st, 2109

Time: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Venue: 60 McDowell Gate, Markham, ON L6G 1B5

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  • PINOY FIESTA AND TRADE SHOW SA TORONTO 2019 (PHILIPPINE CANADIAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION)

The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation is a charitable and non-profit umbrella organization composed of different leaders of various provincial, professional, cultural and social organizations. PCCF was created mainly to assist various community charitable needs, PCCF will have annual activities that will bring together the Filipino-Canadian Community to promote the spirit of Charity.

Date: Saturday, Jun 22nd, 2019

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front st w, Toronto.

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May 2019/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business Networking Events

 

  • INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY CANADA (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER)

It’s time to mix and mingle, food networking, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

Date: Monday, May 6th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, 850 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1P 2K2

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  • ANNUAL FINTECH PRICING FORUM (SIMON-KUCHER)

This event is geared towards executive leadership and senior management looking to network with peers and gain new insight into monetization strategies. they look forward to welcoming you at the event and hope you can join for the cocktail reception afterwards!

Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Time:  1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Venue: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • COACHING TALENTED WOMEN PROGRAM – WORKSHOP (WOMEN OF INFLUENCE)

Coaching Talented Women is designed to provide leaders with the coaching tools needed to support the most talented women within your organization in advancing their careers. Successfully utilized by the Women of Influence Advancement Centre for over 6 years, this program is now being offered to the public. The coaching tools that will be learned and developed in this program are proven to help women advance in their careers. These coaching tools have been theirs “secret sauce” and they are ready to share their recipe with any leader who wants to grow skills to better support the high potential women on their team or in their organization.

Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 901 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, M5V3H5 Canada

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  • SHUFFLE SOCIAL MIXER – NETWORKING FOR PROFESSIONALS
    (SHUFFLE SOCIAL MIXER)

The Shuffle Social Mixer is where ideas can flourish and new professional partnerships can thrive. Their networking events are focused on enhancing the community, fostering strong relationships, self-improvement and mentorship.

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 550 Wellington Street West. Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

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  • #PITCHLTCITYHALL  (BY OPEN PEOPLE NETWORK)

PitchItTO is an entrepreneur-led, grassroots event that provides startups with a platform to market their product or service, drive brand awareness, and practice their funding pitch in front of potential investors.

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Toronto City Hall

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  • RESILIENCE (WXN)

Having overcome devastation and now eight years as president of one of the 20 most respected brands in Canada, Lisa (President FedEx) shares her story to inspire others to find fulfillment, achieve goals, and navigate what curve balls life may throw. Her story proves that living each day with purpose and gratitude in the face of adversity is possible.

Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Time:  11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Ave

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  • BREAKFAST NETWORKING (MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

Come join for a great morning with networking and a delicious breakfast at Angus Glen Golf Club!

Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Time: 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Venue: 10080 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON, L6C 1N9

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  • 17TH ANNUAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA (CANADIAN-CROATIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

The awards evening is designed to formally recognize leadership, innovation and excellence within the Croatian-Canadian community and significant contributions by Croatian-Canadians to Canadian society as a whole. Please join for an evening of outstanding recognition, fine food, and entertainment!

Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington, Ontario.

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  • “LEARNING FROM THE ACHIEVERS” BUSINESS FORUM (ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURS)

The ACCE is Canada’s premiere, national, Chinese-Canadian business association. With the support of thousands of members, our directors and our sponsors, the ACCE has developed a vast network of community members promoting business success.

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L3R 9W3

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  • THE CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE (SPIRE PHILANTHROPY)

The Corporate Partnership Conference, brought to you by Spire Philanthropy and The Sponsorship Collective, will explore the entire corporate partnership spectrum. From philanthropy to sponsorship to cause marketing…and everything in between

Experts from across Canada will be sharing their knowledge and best practices relating to how charities and brands work together to expand each other’s missions.

Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Time: 08:00 AM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1

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  • GLOBAL SPINE CONGRESS  2019 (AOSPINE)

The GSC – the only truly International Spine Congress of its kind – is one of the biggest gatherings for thousands of spine surgeons from all over the world. The congress provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow spine professionals, and to learn about the latest research, techniques, and technologies in spine surgery. The GSC will feature an exciting and unique scientific program with parallel sessions for three full days, covering a wide range of spine related topics. The Global Spine Congress is unique in its approach to sharing knowledge and developing new approaches to the treatment of spinal disorders in order to help advance spine care. The congress is open to all surgeons, spine practitioners, allied health care professionals and researchers.

Date: Wednesday, May 15th to Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • MEET TINA BROWN: THE VISIONARY WHO REINVENTED VANITY FAIR (WOMEN OF INFLUENCE)

Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and event producer. As editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, she reinvented and reinvigorated three ailing media brands; authored the best-sellers The Diana Chronicles, a biography of the Princess of Wales, and The Vanity Fair Diaries, about her time building the iconic magazine; launched online news outlet The Daily Beast; and founded the Women in the World summits.

Date:  Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Time: 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V2W6 Canada

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  • NETWORK TO @ COLLISION (BY CITY OF TORONTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE)

Join local and international political and business leaders fora post-Collision networking reception in the City of Toronto’s Council Chambers in its world-renowned City Hall.

With over 25,000 international delegates descending upon Toronto for Collision, this will be an opportunity to engage with decision-makers, learn more about Toronto’s innovation community, and see firsthand why Toronto’s tech community is the fastest growing in North America.

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Toronto City Hall

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  • 2019 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO ICCO)

Every year, the BEA Gala brings together business, government and cultural leaders to recognize companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements, as well as their contribution to the community’s ongoing prosperity.

Date:  Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Time: Cocktail Reception: 5:00 PM, Dinner Gala Reception: 6:30 PM

Venue: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • MBT ULTIMATE B2B NETWORKING EXPO (MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

Join for an evening of networking while enjoying refreshments and appetizers in the expansive showroom, featuring the best solutions available for office furnishings!

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Venue:  Source Office Furnishings, 250 Steelcase Rd E #5, Markham, ON. L3R 1G2

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  • TORONTO TECH SUMMIT 2019 (BY GENESYS)

The Toronto Tech Summit is a day focused around embracing ideas that give us the ability to craft incredible experiences through technology. They bring thought leaders and industry influencers to an audience filled with technology professionals and enthusiasts.

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM

Venue: MaRS Discovery District (Auditorium) 101 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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  • 9TH NATIONAL FORUM OF CANADA-CHINA ECONOMIC POLICY  (THE CHINA INSTITUTE)

The China Institute of the University of Alberta will host its 9th annual “National Forum on Canada-China Investment and Trade” on May 24, 2019. The theme this year is “Navigating Economic Engagement through Troubled Waters.” This one-day event will be held at the Omni, King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. The Forum will bring together officials with responsibility for diplomatic and trade policies, industry leaders, and leading experts on trade and investment issues.

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM

Venue: Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, ON

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  • FRITES NIGHT (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESSCHAMBER)

Frites Night is a monthly event organized by the Belgian Community that is open to all, that allows you to network in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

Date: Tuesday May 28th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue:  Prenup Pub, 191 College St, Toronto

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  • IRELAND CANADA SUMMIT 2019 (IRELAND-CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TORONTO)

The biennial summit will include an outstanding line-up of speakers offering unique insights on key issues of the day. Full program to be announced shortly including: His Excellency Jim Kelly Irish Ambassador to Canada, The Chief Economist of Scotiabank, and trade experts from Gowling WLG.

Date: Tuesday May 28th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Venue: 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON M5X 1G5

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  • ANALOG TO DIGITAL: DISRUPTION IN THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (TORONTO CREW)

Technology is transforming how commercial real estate is transacted, developed, valued and managed. But how do we engage and create value, while managing some of the unique legal and business risks that can arise?

Join fellow Toronto CREW members for a panel discussion hosted by Osler on disruption in the commercial real estate sector.

Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Time:  100 King Street West, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • ONTARIO CRAFT WINE CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW (ONTARIO CRAFT WINERIES)

The second annual Ontario Craft Wine Conference & Trade Show brings together Ontario’s craft wine industry leaders and professionals for one day of education, networking, and an industry trade show featuring 60+ exhibitors, 12+ educational sessions (and a keynote address), networking, lunch and Ontario craft VQA wine. Education topic streams include regulatory, sales & marketing, finance, operations, and technical.

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Time:  7:30 AM

Venue: Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • 2019 SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival presents the 23rd edition of the city-wide event May 1 to 31, including its Core Programming of 23 Primary Exhibitions and 15 Public Installations. Influential American artist Carrie Mae Weems will headline this year’s Festival with an exhibition in five parts sited at distinct locations across the city, representing her first solo exhibition in Canada

Date: Wednesday. May 1st, to Friday, May 31st, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM –6:00 PM

Venue: Across Toronto

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  • HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX IN CONCERT (TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA)

Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series.

For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition

Date: Thursday, May 2nd, to Saturday May 4th, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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  • TORONTO JEWISH  FILM FESTIVAL (TJFF)

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) explores the global diversity of Jewish stories from around the world

Date: Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 12th. 2019

Time: Different schedules each day

Venue: Various cinemas around Toronto

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  • ANNUAL SPRING TOAD FESTIVAL (TORONTO ZOO)

Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! Although the emergence and courtship of toads is the main event, there are heaps of other fun activities for children and adults alike, including: air-brush tattoos, Toady the Mascot, information on how to become a Frog Watcher or Turtle Detective, and froggy games like “Fish for a Prize.”  It’s “toad-ally” fun for the whole family! Check out our enhanced Canadian Wetlands and see what you can find!

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Toronto Zoo

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  • TORONTO COFFEE & TEA EXPO (THE TORONTO COFFEE & TEA EXPERIENCE)

The annual Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo will return to unearth and celebrate the city’s buzzing café culture — with its best baristas, roasters, tea sommeliers, blenders, distributors, coffee shops and café gear.

Coffee and tea lovers will discover what’s brewing in the minds of leading coffee and tea innovators as they explore exhibitors, savour unlimited free samples, learn industry secrets and participate in new and returning hands-on programs — like free TIY (Tea-It-Yourself) workshops and How to Be a Barista classes.

Date: Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: CF Shops at Don Mills, Town Square, 1090 Don Mills Rd, ON, M3C 3R6

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  • TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (YUNUS EMRE INSTITUTE)

Yunus Emre Institute, as the main engine of Turkey cultural diplomacy activities, conducts activities to increase the number of people who are friendly to Turkey in five continents around the world. Having undertaken many large-scale, prestigious projects, the Institute has come up with a new project that would serve to promote and strengthen the Turkish cinema sector. During the “Turkish Film Week” to be held in 2019 with the contributions of the Directorate General of Cinema, approximately 100 Turkish films will be aired in 20 difference cities around the globe.

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 9:00 PM

Venue: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

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  • CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (HOTDOCS)

Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. This year, the Festival will present its 26th annual edition, where an outstanding selection of over 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions, market events and services for documentary filmmakers, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and the Doc Shop

Date: April 25th to May 5th, 2019

Time: Different schedules each day

Venue: Across Toronto

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  • CANADA MUSIC WEEK (ONTARIO CREATES)

Recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America, CMW is a combination of informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, a film festival and a massive new music festival.

Date:  Monday, May 6th to Sunday May 12th, 2019

Venue: Across Toronto

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  • BLACKBURN ART & CRAFT MARKET (THE ROTARY CLUB OF FOREST HILL)

The market is a favourite browsing place for many Blackburn people who enjoy the Village shopping atmosphere, the stalls, the Rotary sausage sizzle, the adjacent car parking, and the music from the jazz band that often appears. The market has a range of stalls selling goods such as plants, soaps, jewellery, cards, clothing and the famous Rotary Sausage Sizzle!  Many of the stallholders have been attending the market for years and are well known to the Village’s shoppers.

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019.

Time: 09:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: Blackburn Station Village Shopping Centre,

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  • TORONTO’S INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL (HARBOURFRONT CENTRE)

Harbourfront Centre’s international children’s festival heads into its second year, bringing leading contemporary artists together to animate young minds. Exciting productions from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, as well as Australia, Norway, Belgium, the United States and the Republic of Korea tackle issues facing young people today. These powerful performances are the perfect opportunity for young people to explore identity, growth, belonging and transformation. Have fun with your family all long weekend with free activities that include circus acts, dress-up, storytelling, live concerts and more.

Date: Saturday, May 18th, to Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: Different schedules each day

Venue: Harbourfront Centre

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  • SPRING BEERFEST TO (BY SPRING BEERFEST)

Spring Beerfest TO is a beer festival that happens in the heart of downtown Toronto during the Victoria Day long weekend. You can expect try a bunch of different beer at this event. Mostly Ontario craft with some tasty food options, super fun outdoor games and great tunes. It’s the kick off to the first long weekend with nice weather so if you’re in town don’t miss out!

Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Fort York: Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road, Toronto, ON M5V3K9

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  • YANN TIERSEN – SOLO IN CONCERT (MRG CONCERTS)

French musician and composer. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks.

Date: Monday, May 20th, 2019

Time:  7:00 PM

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, 190 Princes’ Boulevard, ON M6K 3C3

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  • WHEN FASHION MEETS NETWORKING (TORONTO FASHION INDUSTRY)

The creatives behind the Toronto Fashion Industry are excited to invite you to WHEN FASHION MEETS, their FREE monthly networking & brand building social hub!

This platform gives creatives in the Fashion, Art, Beauty and Lifestyle industry an opportunity to network, promote and launch their existing or new products and services. Our platform is open to all fashion industry entrepreneurs & professionals such as: Models, Designers, Stylists, Hair Stylists, Make Up Artists, Bloggers, Photographers, Beauty Brands, Buyers, Casting Agency’s, Retailers, Media and all fashion lovers.

Date:  Tuesday, May 23th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: 550 Wellington St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

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  • ANIME NORTH 2019 (BY ANIME NORTH)

Anime North is Toronto’s largest fan-run Japanese Animation convention. It is a three-day event from May 24-26, 2019 at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road), the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport (formerly the International Plaza) (655 Dixon Road) and the Sheraton Toronto Airport (801 Dixon Road).

Date:  Friday, May 24th, 5:00 PM -Sunday, May 26th, 6:00 PM

Venue: 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

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  • WOOFSTOCK TORONTO 2019 (WOOFSTOCK®)

Woofstock was the first festival to allow people to celebrate their dogs, indulge them, party with them and let them show off their special talents in fun and wacky contests and fashion shows.  Woofstock is world famous, drawing Exhibitors and Attendees from all over North America. There isn’t a toy, fashion line, accessory, type of treat or exclusive service for Dogs that you can’t find at Woofstock.

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, May 26th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St E

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Toronto Fundraising Events

 

  • 3RD ANNUAL HANDBAGS FOR HOSPICE (BY THE HEARTH OF HASTING HOSPICE )

Ladies will bid on gorgeous handbags in both a silent auction and live auction format which includes exciting experience packages with the Philanthro-Entertainer “Auctionista.” Layne. She inspires giving with her signature high-energy, entertainment-packed, live facilitation style. It will be a fun-filled evening with hors d’oeuvers, chocolates, desserts and a candy bar. Firefighters and Policemen will be serving you this evening beginning with free complimentary champagne.

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Time: 05:30 PM

Venue: Stirling Curling Club,  433 West Front Street, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0

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  • FUNTASTICAL – FAMILY FESTIVAL FOR SICKKIDS HOSPITAL  ( FUNTASTICAL)

The wonderful people behind the creation of this event are filled with big hearts and determination knowing everyone wins when an event of this magnitude succeeds. All our event attendees coming from all over the GTA and surrounding areas will leave with great memories of an enjoyable day! In return we will help contribute towards the goal of curing/healing cancer. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education.

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue: 10801 McCowan Road. Markham, ON L3P 3J3

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  • THE  12TH ANNUAL CANCER AND PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL NETWORK  (BY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE U OF T )

The Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI)is a multidisciplinary network for researchers in primary cancer care and related areas. The goal of Ca-PRI is to promote greater international collaboration in primary care and cancer research. Ca-PRI welcomes researchers from all disciplines

Date: Tuesday,  May 21st, 5:00 PM -Thursday, May 23rd, 4:00 PM 2019

Venue: University of Toronto – Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

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  • 19TH ANNUAL KIDS CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC FOR AUTISM 2019 (AUTISM ONTARIO)

This day of 18-holes of golf is followed by dinner and a fabulous silent auction, and this year you will be entertained by 23-year old Michael McCreary.  At age 13, in an act of self-preservation, combined with the desire for constant attention and the inability to stop talking, he began stand-up comedy.  There are lots of sad stories in the autism community but this is definitely not one of them.

Date: Wednesday, May  29th, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Venue: Glen Eagle Golf Club 15731 Peel Regional Road 50, Caledon, ON L7E 3H9

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April 2019/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business & Networking Events

  • LIFE PLAN CHECK-UP FOR OLDER ADULTS (THE CITY OF MARKHAM)

Times have changed since your original retirement plan was set. It may be time for your Life Plan Check Up. A Check Up will help you identify and begin to plan for those retirement gaps. Ensure your independence for health, lifestyle and financial needs are up to date. This is for retirees and their children, come out as a family and learn together.

Date: Monday, April 1st, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Venue: Thornhill Community Centre Library, 7755 Bayview Avenue, Program Room

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  • 2019 WINE & CHEESE, (TORONTO INSURANCE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION, TIWA)

Join for an evening of networking and refreshments with industry peers. Due to considerable demand, tickets are only available through advance purchase and will not be sold at the doors.

Date: Thursday,  April 4th,  2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: The Ballroom 145 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2E4

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  • ENGAGING MEN IN THE GENDER EQUALITY REVOLUTION (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE)

Historically, men were seen as gatekeepers for gender inequality. But the impact of the women’s equality movement brings a potentially positive and powerful new role for men: as agents of change. The 21st century workplace is being redefined and this is opening up new opportunities for men to engage in the gender equality revolution.

Join for a panel discussion about the unique role men can play in championing women’s economic empowerment, in fostering equality in the workplace and creating better workplaces for us all.

Date: Monday, April 8th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue: 8 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 1L6

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  • GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP  AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUMMIT (NEW YORK EVENTS LIST)

The main scope and importance of the Conference are to bring all the wings of the business and entrepreneurship under one roof and share their experiences, pros, and cons with us. Discussion of the innovative and recent trends in the business field will be the main criteria of the conference.

Date: Thursday, April 11th 2019, 5:00 PM and Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 8:00 AM

Venue: Venue will be informed to the Registered Participants

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  • BREAKFAST NETWORKING ( MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

Join for a great morning with networking and a delicious breakfast at the Toronto Marriott Markham Hotel

Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Time: 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Venue: 170 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON L6G 0E6

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  • 2019 CHINESE CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS (THE ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURS)

The Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE), formerly known as “Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Club”, is a not-for–profit organization incorporated in 1994. In 1995, the Association signed a letter of co-operation with the Centre of Entrepreneurship of Centennial College to foster entrepreneurship training.

Since 1992, ACCE has been organizing various seminars for business people and entrepreneurs. In 1997, in association with Centennial College, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly known as Coopers & Lybrand) and Ming Pao Daily News, they celebrate their first Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur Awards.

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Time: Reception 6:00 PM, Dinner 6:45 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building – Constitution Hall

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  • INTERNATIONAL CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

Today’s technology landscape is evolving at an exponential pace, forcing businesses of all sizes to adapt to stay competitive. At the same time, the risk to businesses from malicious cyber attacks is growing just as fast, if not faster.

The International Cyber Risk Management Conference (ICRMC) provides delegates with an essential forum to learn from experts, network and share experiences with peers and colleagues, and get the answers they need to help them mitigate and respond to today’s rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape.

Date: Monday, April 15th, and Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)

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  • CANNABIS CAPITAL CONFERENCE 2019 (THE BENZINGA CANNABIS CAPITAL CONFERENCE)

The 3rd Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is the premier gathering of cannabis entrepreneurs and investors in North America. No other conference offers the level of access and seamless interaction between entrepreneurs building future billion-dollar cannabis enterprises and the investors whose capital will make that happen.

Date: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM

Venue: Toronto ON.

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  • LUNCHEON WITH THE HONOURABLE  DR. JANE PHILPOTT, MP (MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

The Honourable Dr, Jane Philpott will speak on the name of economic growth and business productivity in Canada. She will touch on a range of topics that include new measures such as the accelerate investment  incentive; work on regulatory modernization to enhance business efficiency; workforce solutions  and training for the new economy.

Date: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 02:00 PM

Venue: IBM innovation Space/ Markham Convergence Centre  

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  • CANADIAN ROYAL HERITAGE AWARDS GALA  EVENING (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE )

The guest of honour and guest speaker will be His Serene Highness Prince Hermann of Leiningen, who will be speaking about “Boris III of Bulgaria, 20th Century Hero-King” and “Queen Victoria and the Leiningens”. Prince Hermann is a grandson of King Boris III and a great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria. He was born in Toronto and lives in Oakville, Ontario.
Date: Thursday, April  25th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. (reception) for 7:30 p.m. (dinner).
Venue: Toronto, Ontario.
  • DIGITAL LEAP 2019, 10th ANNIVERSARY  (CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AND STEPHEN THOMAS LTD)

Digital Leap is the premier conference in Canada that focuses exclusively on digital marketing and fundraising for non-profits. This is a must-attend event for all fundraising and marketing professionals who want to build their brand, leverage digital for acquisition to reach new audiences, integrate online and offline, and harness emotion and creativity across all channels. Sessions are led by experts from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Date: Tuesday, April 30th , 2019

Time:  8:15 AM – 6:00 PM

Venue: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4

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  • YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPRING NETWORKING (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Networking events provide a great opportunity to form new business relationships and maintain established contacts

Date: Tuesday, April 30th , 2019

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • COCKTAIL RECEPTION WITH H.E. JOHAN VERKAMMEN AND SIAL BELGIAN DELEGATION (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER)

Join for an exclusive opportunity to meet the Belgian companies coming to Toronto to participate in SIAL Canada with Belgian Ambassador H.E. Johan Verkammen.

Date: Tuesday, April 30th , 2019

Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Venue: Dentons Canada LLP  77 King Street West Suite 500 Toronto, ON M5K 0A1

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Toronto Social Events

  • HELLO KOREA

Hello! Korea is a Korean cultural experience taking place in Downtown Toronto, Guests of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy different aspects of  the events ranging from live performances such as traditional dance and drumming, a K-pop dance performance, interactive audiences games, traditional Korean dishes, K-beauty and so much more!

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Revival, 783 College Street.

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  • IMAGES FESTIVAL (MEDIA ARTS NETWORK OF ONTARIO)

Images Festival features artistic excellence in contemporary moving image culture through screenings, exhibitions and performances, providing artists with a supportive forum in which to present their work and make professional connections with the media arts community.

Date: Thursday, April 11th to Friday 19th, 2019  

Time: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)

Venue:Venue to be announced, Toronto, Canada

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  • BARKWORKS  2019 (TORONTO HUMANE SOCIETY)

Barkworks is Toronto’s latest festival for families and their four-legged friends to come together and enjoy a fun day of Easter egg hunting, live entertainment, activities, and a variety of pet-friendly vendors at our puppy pop-up market.

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019.

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue

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  • GALA CONCERT & AWARD CEREMONY   (CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF GREATER TORONTO )

 CCC Piano and Violin Competition 2019” has been held recently. Selected winners will be invited to perform at the Gala Concert and Award Ceremony at P.C. Ho Theatre.

Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2019.

Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: P.C. Ho Theatre

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  • INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY MULTICULTURAL DANCE AND ART FESTIVAL (TURKISH SOCIETY OF CANADA)

Children representing the cultural mosaic of Toronto will come together and celebrate the day with shows, folk dances and share their folk music.

The program will consist of a variety of entertaining shows. Fun-fair activities such as clowns, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy stations, balloon sculpting and multicultural art shows by the communities will also take place where children have the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy the day and make friends all while being integrated to the highly cultural diversity found in Canada.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West

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  • CANADIAN  INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (HOT DOCS)

North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market with a selection of more than 150 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe

Date: Thursday, April 25th to Sunday, May 5th, 2019  

Venue: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema & other venues 

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  •  THE WIZARD’S BRUNCH & DINNER

Welcome The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner, an immersive dining experience in a magical world…

For one day they  will be inviting you into the amazing Hart House one of Toronto’s most iconic venues. Seated on long tables, you will enjoy a magical feast and fine wizard liquids as our masters and ladies immerse you in a unique universe created especially for you. Early bird pricing is active – tickets will be going up an extra $10 after the early bird period.

Date: Saturday, April  27th,  2019

Time: 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Venue: Hart House,  7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

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  • EARTH DAY AT DOWNSVIEW PARK (DOWNSVIEW PARK)

For more than 15 years, Earth Day at Downsview Park has been a go-to event for families looking to get involved in the world’s largest environmental movement. This year, the Park is excited to celebrate another Earth Day with a day-long event that promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Date: Sunday, April  29th,  2019

Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Venue: Downsview Park,  70 Canuck Avenue,Toronto, ON M3K 2C5

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • ALBANIAN FILM ASSOCIATION COMEDY FUNDRAISING

The Albanian Film Association is a non-profit, volunteer based organization created and co-run by four Albanian women that creates programming to celebrate and showcase Albanian film

Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Venue: Blua, 395 Keele St

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  • CATHEDRAL BLUFFS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  (CBSO) ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION (CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF GREATER TORONTO)

 The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), under the direction of Norman Reintamm, continues its 2018-19 season with the Annual Fundraising Concert and Silent Auction, Guest artists include 14-year-old pianist, ARTEM KOPYLOV, and Korean-Canadian violinist, DA HYEON (DIANE) KIM.  The program includes Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, 1st movement, with violinist Diane Kim; Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, with pianist Artem Kopylov; Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 and No. 2; and Parry’s Jerusalem.

Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Avenue East (one block East of Markham Road), Scarborough, Ontario M1B 5Z5

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  • VOICES THAT CARE 2019 (ROOM 217 FOUNDATION)

Musical evening, Please join  ! Your participation will have a real impact in benefit of Room 217 Foundation.

Room 217 is a music-based health arts organization and social enterprise. They  provide an innovative approach to health and well-being called music care. Music care enhances quality of life and improves the care experience.

Date:  Friday, April  26th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Venue: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3G5

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March 2019/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business & Networking Events

  • 2019 MOMPRENEURS® CONFERENCE

The National Mompreneurs® Conference combines 2 days of education, inspiration, connections, and insights for women entrepreneurs across Canada, featuring practical and informative presentations by industry experts, panel discussions on topics relevant to today’s shifting marketplace, and interactive stations for networking, connecting, and business-building. The event also includes the Awards Ceremony for the Annual Mompreneur® Awards.

Date: Friday, March 1st  @ 10:00 am and Saturday, March 2nd @ 5:00 pm

Venue:  Toronto Congress Centre

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  • DIGITAL MARKETING MEETUP  2019

A free community created to exchange knowledge and explore ideas related to the new world of digital marketing. Both beginners and advanced users will benefit. Events include discussions related to online business strategies, e-commerce, social media, mobile apps, community engagement, display advertising, proximity marketing, SEO, SEM, converging traditional and digital marketing, online privacy and more! More info at our website

Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM -7:00 PM

Venue: 123 Edward St, Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

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  • FINTECH & AI NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY (DIGITAL FINANCE INSTITUTE )

Join to celebrate the success of AI in Canada and meet some of the world’s top AI leaders for drinks and networking.

Date: Monday,  March  4th , 2019

Time: 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

Venue: TBD, Toronto, ON

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  • USA, ACG CROSS-BORDER CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE (AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN CANADA)

AmCham Canada, Toronto-GTA is proud to sponsor and share details of the upcoming Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)’s half-day Cross-Border Connections Conference taking place on March 4 and 5 in Detroit, MI, USA. This joint event – hosted by ACG Toronto, ACG Detroit, ACG Western Michigan, and fellow sponsor Dickinson Wright – is expected to host 100+ senior executives from the AmCham Canada and ACG network as well as the mid-market sector in Ontario and north-eastern U.S.

Date: Monday,  March  4th , 2019

Time: 13:30 PM -18:30 PM

Venue: Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit Michigan, United States

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  • MEMBER APPRECIATION  & NETWORKING (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Networking events provide a great opportunity to form new business relationships and maintain established contacts.

Date: Tuesday, March 5th,  2019

Time:  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • LEANING OUT PRIMETIME PACKAGE

Join Trish Wheaton and Marge Watters, for a unique and innovative program designed for late-career senior professional women who want to stand on the shoulders of their professional selves to purposefully envision and plan their next phase — and make it their ‘Primetime’

Date: Tuesday,  March  5th, 2019

Time:  8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue:  111d Queen St E, Toronto,    M5C 1S2  ON Canada

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  • THE AMERICAS POWERHOUSE LUNCHEON

What do a Canadian Treasure Hunter, an Argentine Winemaker, a Mexican Environmentalist and a Peruvian Inca all have in common? A trailblazing spirit that has driven them to defy established norms and challenge the status-quo of their distinct cultural realities to rise to top leadership positions.

Taking place during the PDAC 2019 Convention, the World’s Premier Mineral Exploration and Mining Convention where 25,000 global professionals meet in Toronto and in celebration of International Women’s Day, the Women of Influence Luncheon Series and Women Who Rock are partnering to shine a spotlight on The Americas Diversity story by sharing the unique perspectives of these four groundbreaking leaders.

Date: Wednesday ,  March  6th, 2019

Time:  11:15  AM  – 2:00 PM

Venue:  First Canadian Place 77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C1 Canada

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  • ANNUAL GENERAL METING (Toronto Crew)

Toronto CREW holds an Annual General Meerting to conduct the Chapter’s business, elect incoming board members, honour Chapter Award recipients, and end with a social function.

More details will be posted as they are confirmed.

Date: Wednesday , March 6th,  2019

Time:  5:00 PM – 8:30 PM 

Venue: 1 First Canadian Place, Suite 3400

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  • STARTING A BUSINESS IN ONTARIO (by Parliament Employment Services)

Toronto CREW holds an Annual General Meerting to conduct the Chapter’s business, elect incoming board members, honour Chapter Award recipients, and end with a social function.

More details will be posted as they are confirmed.

Date: Wednesday , March 6th,  2019

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Venue: 595 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1P9

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  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

Enjoy delicious drinks and snacks, share collaborative networking, enjoy meaningful conversation and support IWB’s Mission to unite women to be change agents in the world and IWB’s Goal – accelerating women’s business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy.

Date: Friday, March 8th,  2019

Time:  5:30 PM – 10:30 PM 

Venue: Marriott Hotel, Northern Lights Ballroom 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J4

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  • TAX STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS PROTECTION

Tax season is just around the corner and reducing your taxes payable should be our top priority.  That is why you are invited to a special eveing with Sandria Goodall,owner of All-Good-Accounting.com, and Tresha Wallace, RBC Insurance Advisor who will discuss protecting your business. Learn about tax strategies such as incorporating your business, claiming eligible expenses, opening an Health Spending Account, protecting your business with Overhead Expense Account and more. Come out, relax, and enjoy a warm atmosphere of insightful tips and tricks to keep your money in your pockets… Light refreshments will be provided…

Date: Saturday, March 9th,  2019

Time:  03:00 PM – 06:00 PM 

Venue: Chinguacousy Park Ski Chalet 9050 Bramalea Road, Brampton, ON L6S 6G7

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  • SOLUTIONS TO GETTING MORE WOMEN IN TECH

The lack of women in technology and startup culture is no longer breaking news. So what are we doing about it? What’s next? Do any effective solutions exist to get more women into the industry?

Join an intimate discussion with inspiring women who have paved their way to become digital leaders. They will be sharing their advice–both personal to professional – on the challenges women face, and how they managed to achieve career success. The conversation will also focus on what our panelists have seen as effective means to change the ratio.

Date: Wednesday,  March  13th, 2019

Time:  6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue:  460 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K7 

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  • WORDPRESS FOR BEGINNERS

Learn how to build a website using WordPress: the popular blog and website publishing software. Whether you’re trying to set up a simple website for your small business, a personal blog, or perhaps you use WordPress at work and would like to learn more, this workshop is for you. From pages to posts, widgets to plugins, you’ll learn all about how to customize and maintain WordPress on your own website.

DateSaturday, March 23rd, 2019

Time:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Camp Tech,  455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304

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  • FRITES NIGHT  (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER  )

Frites Night is a monthly event organized by the Belgian Community that is open to all, that allows you to network in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

We’re looking forward to have amazing food & beer with you!

Date: Tuesday,  March  26th, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue:  Prenup Pub, 191 College St, Toronto

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  • HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

Grab your smartphone camera or DSLR for this fun and hands-on workshop, where you’ll learn how to take better photos that will be liked, shared and remembered. Discover how to setup the perfect product shot, a flat lay, a portrait or selfie, and how to shoot “in the wild” on a short group photo walk. Explore filters and apps to enhance your photos, and tips for sharing them online. Whether you’re trying to tell the story of your company or brand, or just looking to enhance your personal snaps, you’ll leave this class with a host of new tricks and techniques for creating engaging photos.

Date:  Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Venue:  455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

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Toronto Social Events

  • BJM – LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTREAL – LEONARD COHEN’S DANCE ME

Dance Me is an exclusive creation inspired by the rich and profound work of Montreal-based poet, artist and songwriter, Leonard Cohen.

Approved by Leonard Cohen during his lifetime, and under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille and the strong and bold dramaturgy of Eric Jean, this riveting homage to the famed poet-singer-songwriter evokes the grand cycles of existence in five seasons, as described in Cohen’s deeply reflective music and poems.

Date: Friday, March 1st , 8:00 PM and  Saturday,  March 2nd, 8:00 PM

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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  • THE SNOW QUEEN  (CANADIAN CHILDREN’S OPERA COMPANY)

The Candian Children’s Opera Company presents their mainstage performance for 2018 – 2019: The Snow Queen, the beloved story that inspired “Frozen.” Come spend a magical evening.

Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W

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  • HARU MATSURI – SPRING FESTIVAL 2019  (JAPANESE CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE)

The Haru Matsuri/ Spring Festival  include Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations such as Ikebana (flower arranging), Bunka Shishu (embroidery), and Sumi-e (brush painting). The JCCC’s martial arts will demonstrate the techniques of “The Way of the Warrior” through Aikido, Karate, Judo, Jodo, Iaido, Naginata, Kyudo and Kendo. For entertainment, there will be odori (traditional Japanese dancing) by JCCC traditional dance groups Ayame-Kai, Himawari Buyo Kai and Sakura-Kai, and Taiko (Japanese drumming). Japanese cuisine will also be available in the food court.

Date: Saturday, March 2nd  and  Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 6 Garamond Court, Toronto ON, M3C 1Z5.

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  • THE TORONTO TOY & NOSTALGIA SHOW 

The Toronto Toy & Nostalgia Show is Toronto based Toy and Collectibles Show & Sale featuring the very best in new and vintage toys, collectibles and all things pop culture.

Date: Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: The Montecassino Hotel and Event Venuet, 3710 Chesswood Drive,  across from TTC Downsview Park Subway station

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  • CELEBRATE TORONTO  2019

Celebrate Toronto is a non profit organization that that celebrates Toronto’s anniversary each year. They collaborate with local artists, entertainers and businesses in celebrating Toronto’s “Past, Present, and Future” while highlighting it’s accomplishments and diversity. The goal is to bring the city together in pride of their home.

Date: Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, 2019.

Time: 11:00 AM -9:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen St West, Toronto Ontario.

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  • SUGARBUSH MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL 2019

Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup!
Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

Date: March 9th  to April 7th, 2019

Time:  09:30 PM  a 05:00 PM

Venue: Several places, See in the following link the different options.

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  • ST PATRICK’S PARADE TORONTO 

Don’t miss Toronto’s biggest celebration of Irish-Canadian culture! Join thousands of other spectators to cheer on spectacular floats, colourful costumes and amazing musical acts in one of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Parades. The 32nd annual parade kicks off at noon at the corner of Bloor & St. George. Over 4,000 participants will travel east on Bloor, south down Yonge and finish outside Nathan Phillips Square on Queen St. West. Be there in person or watch it live on CP24. Don’t miss it!

Date: Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Time:  12:00 PM  a 15:00 PM

Venue: Beginning @ Bloor Street West and St. George Street.

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  • TORONTO COMICON

Toronto Comicon as presented by FAN EXPO Canada has now grown to become a spectacular 3 day event! Located in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops, and many celebrity guests.

Don’t miss out on Spring’s #1 community event in Toronto!

Date: Friday, March 15th from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM,

Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 17th from  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • FAMILY SUNDAYS AT GARDINER MUSEUM

The Gardiner Museum holds clay making or tile painting workshops for families every Sunday.

Date: All Sundays

Time; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Venue: 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto ON, M5S 2C7

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • SAVE A CHILD’S HEART PRESENTS: COFFEE HOUSE AT THE DANCE CAVE

Save a Child’s Heart presents the most exciting Coffee House yet! Some of the most talented Toronto locals including Avery Florence, Noa Eve, Shawn Molko, Rachel Manson, Ezra Jordan and Natalie Norman are coming together to support Save a Child’s Heart and give you an unbelievable show. From incredible singers to hilarious comics, we guarantee you won’t want to miss it.

Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Dance Cave, 529 Bloor Street West (2nd Floor)

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  • 2019 CHILD WITNESS CENTRE, PANCAKE LUNCH

Your participation will have a real impact in the lives of children and youth who have been victims or witnesses of abuse or crime. Year after year, the Pancake Lunch has been a highly anticipated event that also provides a networking opportunity with your colleagues, community, and friends while enjoying a fun lunch.

Date: Tuesday, March  5th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Venue: Bingemans Centre Drive, Marshall Hall Kitchener, ON N2B

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  • ‘EMPOWER ME ‘ WOMEN’S DAY BRUNCH

Southern Africa Embrace Foundation is proud to host ‘EMPOWER Me’ a brunch event to commemorate International Women’s day which falls on March 8th each year. It will be a morning of inspirational talks from women who are experts in different fields discussing a variety of topics that are relevant to the modern-day woman. Topics will include gender equality (SDG5), women empowerment, financial empowerment for women, women in politics, leadership, entrepreneurship and much more.

Funds donated through ticket sales will be allocated towards the SAE Foundation’s rural development program which supports rural women’s health and socio-economic initiatives.

Date:Saturday, March 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: Southern Africa Embrace Foundation, 461 Cherry Street

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February 2019/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business & Networking Events

  • FREE MBA AND PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING EVENT

This event has all the resources to help you further your career!

Date: Saturday, February  2nd, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., Toronto ON, M5G 2L2

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  • WOMEN’S WHISKEY TASTING  (IRELAND CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- TORONTO)

Love whiskey?  Come for the tasting notes, samples from the island of Ireland, and canapés from chef Vijay, all while enjoying the cozy hospitality of publican Jane Noonan.

Date: Tuesday, February 5th ,  2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Dora Keogh Irish Pub 141 Danforth Avenue (Broadview TTC)

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  • MOVING TO THE  NOT-FOR-PROFIT AND CHARITABLE SECTOR

Learn about transitioning into the not-for-profit and charitable sector in this breakfast workshop led by Cathy Preston. As President and Founder of Preston Human Capital Group, she has built a reputation for helping for profit leaders evolve into a career with meaning. In this session you will be introduced to several amazing leaders who have evolved into the not-for-profit and charitable sector and get a glimpse into their reality along with some key recommendations on how to prepare.

Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM

Venue:  111d Queen St E, Toronto, OntarioM5C 1S2 Canada

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  • 131st ANNUAL DINNER – ADVANCING THE GLOBAL REGION, PRESENTED BY ODGERS BERNDTSON

Last year, we asked the Toronto region to embrace the global spotlight. Many eyes are now squarely focused on what our region can—and will­­—deliver, but our work isn’t done. In an era marked by trade uncertainty and frayed institutions, the big and small successes of global cities display the strength found in communities that understand the benefits of co-operation. From a flourishing tech sector fuelled by powerful incubators, a global financial engine, not to mention world-leading AI research poised to revolutionize the world, it’s time for us to come together to advance the global region.

Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Time:  7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP BREAKFAST WORKSHOP

Learn about launching your own entrepreneurial venture in this breakfast workshop led by Marge Watters. As Founder of KWA Partners (now Optimum Talent), a top five career management firm, she can guide you in turning your skills, knowledge, and ideas into your own business

Date: Tuesday,  February 12th, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM- 9:30 AM

Venue: 111d Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1S2 

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  • SHELLEY ZALIS – THE FEMALE QUOTIENT  (TORONTO CREW)

Toronto CREW is honoured to welcome Shelley Zalis as our first speaker for 2019. Shelley Zalis is an internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. As the first female chief executive of a company ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, helped elevate feminine strengths in the workplace, and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and role model to women and leaders in her industry.

Date: Tuesday,  February 12th, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM 

Venue: Fairmont Royal York Hotel

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  • SELECTUSA CANADA CONFERENCE 2019 (THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Once again, the United States welcomes Canadian investors of all sizes, including established multinationals, small or medium-sized enterprises, and high-growth start-ups.

Join the Select USA team, the U.S. Commercial Service, and AmCham Canada on February 14th in Toronto at the Canadian International Auto Show for the 2019 SelectUSA Canada Conference – the premier event for Canadian companies expanding in the United States.

Date:  Thursday, February 14th , 2019 

Time:  08:00 AM – 17:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Toronto ON, Canada

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  • CANADIAN DREAM SUMMIT  2019

Canadian Dream Summit 2019 is a world-class conference focused on building powerful companies with global reach. Join high-calibre thought leaders, alongside an audience of leading voices in business, venture capital and innovation.

Date: Tuesday,  February 19th, 2019

Time: 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

Venue: 25 York Street Toronto,  Toronto Canada

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  • PUB NIGHT WITH BARBADOS COUNTRY TEAM  (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE ) BCCTC

Join for an evening of business networking in a comfortable setting – the most British way possible – a pub.

Networking Tickets (include networking and 1 drink of your choice): Members of the BCCTC, the Barbados Country Team and members of EUCCAN Chambers of Commerce $20, Non-Memb $30

Dinner tickets (include dinner, networking and 1 drink of your choice): Members of any of the associations listed above $45, Non-Memb $60

Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue:  PJ O’Brien’s Pub, 39 Colborne St Toronto,  M5E 1E3  ON Canada

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  • YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPEED NETWORKING (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Networking events provide a great opportunity to form new business relationships and maintain established contacts

Date: Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Time:  7:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Venue:  Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • MULTICULTURAL CANADIAN FAIR

The Multicultural Canadian Fair (and Trade Show) is a premier event in the Greater Toronto Area that brings together culture, arts and ethnic organizations for a day of networking and intercultural interaction.

Date: Sunday, February 24th,  2019

Time:  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 500 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke

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  • FRITES NIGHT  (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER  )

Frites Night is a monthly event organized by the Belgian Community that is open to all, that allows you to network in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

Date: Tuesday,  February 26th, 2019 

Time:  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue:  Prenup Pub, 191 College St, Toronto

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Toronto Social Events

  • TINDER TALES PRESENTS: CUPIDITY

Tinder Tales presents Cupidity. A comedic storytelling show for those of us that Cupid gave up on. We’ve got an evening of comedy and storytelling on love. Regardless of your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, you’ll walk out of this show feeling a whole lot better about yourself

Date: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 

Time: 8:00 AM  – 5:00 PM 

Venue:  Melody Bar 

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  • VALENTINES  DAY DINNER (OLD MILL TORONTO.BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA)

Old Mill Toronto is a heritage boutique hotel with 57 deluxe rooms & suites complete with a luxurious on-site spa. The Old Mill 200-seat fine dining Restaurant has been in operation for over 100 years and continues to provide live entertainment for your dining and dancing pleasure.

Date: Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue:  21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON, M8X 1G5  Canada

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  •  CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW

See the latest in automotive innovation and style with over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays and engaging exhibits.

Date: Friday February 15th to Sunday, February 24th , 2019

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Please Join for a benefit concert supporting Special Olympics, featuring Little Sunday with special guests Waves That Stray and Cash On Demand!
All proceeds of this fundraising event support Special Olympics Ontario!
Celebrating 50 years of the Special Olympics movement at the inaugural 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games. With over 2,000 athletes, 500 coaches, 7 international regions, 5 sports, 4 days, and 1 unified world

Date: Friday, February 8th, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Mod Club, 722 College St

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January 2019/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business & Networking Events

 

  • READ-TO-LEAD BOOK CLUB

Start 2019 off right by joining the new “Read to Lead” Toronto CREW Book Club!  “Read to Lead” is designed to bring members together to discuss leadership themed books, articles, and media with each meeting led by two Toronto CREW members of varying backgrounds and experience levels. This is an exciting opportunity for you to read those empowering books you’ve been meaning to read and engage with fellow members over a glass of wine and discussion

Date: Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Venue: Various venues – TBA

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  • SHUFFLE SOCIAL MIXER – NETWORKING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Shuffle Social is a collective dedicated to growth, development and networking.

The Shuffle Social Mixer is where ideas can flourish and new professional partnerships can thrive. Our networking events are focused on enhancing the community, fostering strong relationships, self-improvement and mentorship 

Date: Wednesday,  January  9th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Venue: Thompson Toronto Rooftop, 550 Wellington Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

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  • PUB NIGHT WITH THE SWISS CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE and COMMERCE ) BCCTC

Join us for an evening of business networking in a comfortable setting – the most British way possible – a pub.

Networking Tickets (include networking and 1 drink of your choice): Members of the BCCTC, Swiss Chamber and members of EUCCAN Chambers of Commerce $20, Non-Memb $30

Dinner tickets (include dinner, networking and 1 drink of your choice): Members of any of the associations listed above $45, Non-Memb $60

Date: January ,  Tuesday 15th, 2019 

Time:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue:  PJ O’Brien’s Pub, 39 Colborne St Toronto, ON M5E 1E3 Canada

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  • ST ANDREW’S SOCIETY OF TORONTO  ~ ANNUAL BURNS SUPPER  (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE and COMMERCE ) BCCTC

Come join us for a very special evening to celebrate Scotland’s national bard,  Robert Burns, in traditional style. We like to think that this has been one of the best Burns events in the city for many years. Our 2019 event promises to be no exception.

We are delighted to welcome the Rev. Dr. Laurence DeWolf  who will propose The Immortal  Memory and we welcome back Peter McCutcheon who will delight us with his renderings of favourite Burns songs.

The ticket price is $130 all inclusive of meal, taxes, wines with dinner as well as a donation to a designated inner city charity

Date: Friday, January 18th, 2019 

Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

This is a conference designed for business executives, and companies who want to expand their reaches to the Canadians or that want to develop their businesses, This conference is majorly targeted on creating a greater Canada, which gives companies around Africa, Europe and America the opportunity to enlarge their coast, it also give room to people who only want to come and learn how to develop a business and how to connect their business with larger companies.

Date: Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 10:00 AM – Friday, January  18th 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Venue: Toronto Event Centre 15 Saskatchewan Road Exhibition Place,Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • DECA RYERSON X DECA PROVINCIALS

Are you ready for DECA U’s Provincials 2019 Conference? DECA U invites you to redefine your experience this year with over 1500 delegates, networkers, and guests.

Stay tuned for regular updates on what the conference will offer, and be prepared for a weekend of unforgettable competition, networking, professional enrichment, and incredible experiences!

Date: Friday, January 18th , 3:00 PM –Sunday, January 20th,  11:00 AM

Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

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  • WISE NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019

Women and Science and Engineering is proud to present to you our prestigious 7th Annual National Conference! The WISE National Conference serves as a catalyst to inspire and empower individuals to pursue their passions, broaden their horizons, and form meaningful connections.

Date: Saturday, January 26th 2019, 9:00 AM – Sunday, January  27th 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Venue: The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

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  • FINDING POST-CAREER SUCCESS AND PURPOSE

Join Trish Wheaton and Marge Watters, for a unique and innovative program designed for late-career senior professional women who want to stand on the shoulders of their professional selves to purposefully envision and plan their next phase — and make it their ‘Primetime’.

Date: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue: 111d Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario  M5C 1S2 Canada

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  • SAVE THE DATE! NEXT SPEAKERS SERIES EVENT

The Mompreneurs® Speakers Series is an exclusive event where you can learn from some of Canada’s most notable female entrepreneurs in a private and intimate setting.

The goal is to deliver the full experience: being gathered with other like-minded powerhouse business women; being in a beautiful space where you will be spoiled by amazing food; and learning from their speakers while being inspired by their teachings. This event will be capped at between 50-75 women in attendance, and will also feature a pop-up marketplace highlighting some of our successful members and businesses in the community.

Date: TuesdayJanuary 29th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: 100 Water St. North  Cambridge, Ontario N1R 1P1Canada

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  • MEMBER WORKSHOPS-THE FUTURE IS YOURS- SUCCESSION PLANNING STRATEGIES

Succession planning is a critical part of the future success for any business. However, daily operational demands can make it difficult to find time to sit down and engage in a thorough planning process. In fact, more than 50% of business owners admit they have no formal transition plan in place

Date: Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade Room: 3rd Floor – Ridout

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  • YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NEW YEAR NETWORKING

Join us at the Arcadian Loft overlooking the city, as we raise a toast to the views & a new year of possibilities, opportunities and success.

Date:  Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue:  Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay St.

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • WINTER FUN AT ONTARIO PLACE 

For the second year in a row, the West Island of Ontario Place will feature our winter program from November 23 – March 17th. Come down and explore the Winter Light Exhibitionskate on our rink, roast marshmallows and S’mores by our community bonfiresand catch a movie at Cinesphere. This year, we are excited to add a series of Skate Parties featuring DJ’s Fawn Big Canoe and Shane Mackinnon at our iconic waterfront venue!

Date: November 23rd – March 17th.

Venue: Ontario Place

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  • SKATING AT EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS

Skating is back at Evergreen Brick Works! Experience the magic of one of the best skating rinks in Toronto. The Brick Works’ outdoor skating rink weaves through snow-covered gardens under exposed beams from the roof of the old brick factory.

Date: Tuesday, January 1st,2019

Venue: Evergreen Brick Works550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

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  • NEXT STAGE

The Next Stage Theatre Festival is the premiere winter theatre event in the city. Produced by the Toronto Fringe, Next Stage is a platform for past Fringe artists to take groundbreaking work to the next level – and a gathering place for discerning culture lovers in the city. It takes place every January at the Factory Theatre.

Date:  January 9th to 20th, 2019

Venue: 688 Richmond Street W.Suite #204 Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 1C5

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  • THE ART OF Dr. SEUSS COLLECTION  20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT LISS GALLERY

Liss Gallery shares a rare selection of artworks from 20 years of The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Visitors can explore the works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books and decades of never before seen artwork.

Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Venue: 112 Cumberland St., Toronto ON, M5R 1A6

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  • TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

With over 250 workshops and seminars, the world’s largest indoor lake and, of course, beautiful boats of all sizes and types, this is the place to be to shake off the January doldrums.

Highlights of the 2018 event include the Yamaha Fish Off (new this year); celebrity guest Brenda Lowe from the reality show “Survivor: Nicaragua”; and for the kids, Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel.

Date: Friday, January 18th – 27th, 2019

Venue: Enercare centre, Exhibition Placa 

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  • THE TORONTO LIGHT FESTIVAL

Lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists, the Toronto Light Festival illuminates the Distillery Historic District from January to March. Visitors are taken on a visual journey as the festival transforms the picturesque historic neighbourhood into a large open-air gallery..

Date: January 18th to March 3rd, 2019

Venue: Distillery  Historic District

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  • DESIGN TORONTO FESTIVAL 

DesignTO is where art and design meet at over 100 exhibitions and events across Toronto.

Date:  January 18th to 27th, 2019

Venue: 1214 Queen Street West, Studio 203 Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1J6

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  • WINTERLICIOUS

For two scrumptious weeks, Winterlicious Toronto brings a series of mouth-watering culinary events to the city at over 220 restaurants. Indulge in creative cuisine from around the world at great prix fixe value

Date:  January 25th to February 7th, 2019

Venue: Various restaurants across Toronto

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  • TORONTO ZOO ‘S 12  DAYS OF ENRICHMENT

On the first day of Enrichment, the Toronto Zoo gave to me…Join us this holiday season as our animals celebrate the season with the Toronto Zoo’s 12 Days of Enrichment! Why not enjoy some special time with friends and family with indoor pavilions, scenic walking trails and some adorable zoo babies born in 2018. The Toronto Zoo’s Behavioural Husbandry Program is designed to provide enrichment and training experiences that mimic an animal’s natural behaviour and provide mental stimulation as well as choice within their environments. Checkout torontozoo.com for details!

Date: December 26th, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

Venue: Toronto Zoo. 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 5K7, Canada

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  • Winter Craft Beer Fest

Get your parka, long johns, and all the flannel you can find, it’s Winter Craft Beer Fest time again! We want you there as much as we want “u” in the spelling of colour and flavour.

Join us with a pint of your favourite Ontario Craft Brewers outside Steam Whistle Brewing in Roundhouse Park for another year of beer, food and fun.

Date: Saturday January 26th, 2019

Venue: Roundhouse Park255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON

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  • ICE BREAKERS

Ice Breakers was launched in 2016 as a partnership between the organizers of Winter Stations and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area. Now embarking on its third year, Ice Breakers is seeking proposals for temporary art works to produce and exhibit along Toronto’s Queens Quay for Winter 2019. This year, we will be selecting four unique installations as well as one invited University installation for five unique sites which will be exhibited from January 19, 2019 until February 24, 2019.

This is a single-stage international competition open to everyone. We welcome artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for Ice Breakers’ temporary artwork installation.

Date:  January 19th, to February 24th 2019

Venue: Different venues across Toronto

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • OZERE ALBUM FUNDRAISING SHOW!

Jessica Deutsch and Ozere are heading into the studio at the end of January. Help them make a stellar record!! Pre sales will be available to purchase at the event! Special guests to be announced!

You can purchase the regular ticket price or choose to donate a larger amount.

Date: Thursday , January 24th , 2019

Time:  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Art Square Cafe, 334 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1G5

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  • HOLIDAY ART FUNDRAISER

Feel good about the holidays this year and come to Camp4 (1173 Dundas St W) to celebrate Toronto’s female art culture and support women looking out for each other. $2 from every #stiegl bought will go to Sistering: A Woman’s Place, and if you’re feeling extra jolly you can buy some art made by local female artists who are donating the portion of their profits to Sistering: A Woman’s Place. In addition, we will be holding a raffle beginning at 9pm every half hour for pieces donated by the artist.

Date: Thursday, January 24th,  2019

Time:  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Camp 4, 1173 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1X3

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May 2018/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business & Networking Events

 

  • WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: ANGEL INVESTING, VENTURE FOR CANADA

Join Venture of Canada for an interactive evening of food and discussion at the Women in Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Angel Investing. Hear from leading founders and funder about the path to becoming an angel investor and what you need to know when receiving an angel investment.

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 |

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Dentons | 77 King Street West #500

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  • CONVERSE & CONNECT AFTER WORK NETWORKING (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE )

Join us after work for refreshments at JOEY, where you can mix and mingle with our diverse network of members, exchange ideas and build connections.

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, From

Time: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Venue: JOEY Eaton Centre  #1 Dundas St. W, Toronto

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  • THE SAGE SESSIONS 

The Sage Sessions is a single-day event designed for Sage customers driving our economy. This is a must-attend event that delivers a learning, training and networking experience that will inspire you to drive your business forward. Focused on the Sage product portfolio and roadmaps, Sage Sessions provide Sage customers, partners, and accountants with actionable tools and insightful knowledge

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM -6:00 PM

Venue: Westin Toronto, One Harbour Square Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

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  • PRIVACY BY DESIGN IN AN ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to amazing discoveries and efficiencies, but it cannot be at the expense of privacy. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be – we can have both artificial intelligence and privacy, as long as we proactively embed privacy into the design of AI, in an effort to avoid the harms. The seven Foundational Principles of Privacy by Design create the path forward to a world in which privacy and technology can not only co-exist but can be enhanced. Ridding ourselves of zero-sum paradigms will be an essential component of building doubly-enabling systems.

Date:  Wednesday, May 9th,  2018,

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Venue: The Michener Institute, St. Patrick Campus – Auditorium 222 St. Patrick Street Toronto, Ontario Canada

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  • STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? How do you move out of survival mode and change your mind-set from goal orientation to learning from the journey? Hear from our successful entrepreneurs as they share their stories and key takeaways

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: Arcadian Loft 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

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  • IP LICENSING BUSINESS BASICS: FOR IP PROFESSIONALS AND TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

This one-day course provides an overview of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives. Each topic, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five sections with examples, exercises, and interactions between instructors and fellow students. Topics include an introduction to IP, the basics of IP commercialization and licensing, determining reasonable license fees and royalty rates, managing risks, and a licensing case study

Date: Friday, May 11st, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Venue: Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower 200 Bay Street, Suite 3800 Toronto, ON M5J 2Z4

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  • NETWORKING AND PUB NIGHT (BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE )

Join us for an evening of business networking in a comfortable setting, Event organized by British Canadian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Date: Tuesday, May 15th

Time: 6:00 PM  – 9:00 PM

Venue: PJ O’Brien’s Pub ~ 39 Colborne St, Toronto

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  • FEDERAL ECONOMIC POLICIES FOR SME INTERACTIVE SESSION (INDO-CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

For the first time ever, seven Canadian federal ministers will be discussing federal economic policies that impact Canada’s small businesses at an exclusive tête-à-tête organised by the Board of Directors of the ICCC

Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue:  Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce 924, The East Mall, Toronto, M9B 6K1

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  •  ENTREPRENEURS IN TECHNOLOGY TO | A DISCUSSION ON SCALING A STARTUP

With Toronto as the burgeoning hub for Canada’s tech industry, it’s no surprise that it has served as a launch pad for many tech startups. Having paved the way for companies like Ritual, StackAdapt and 500px – Toronto is filled with driven indivuduals, ready to bring something new to the table.Date:

Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: 460 King Street West Enter through the glass doors on Spadina

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  • WOMEN IN INSURANCE TORONTO

The inaugural Women in Insurance conference will  address the key challenges faced by women in the insurance profession. Through personal stories, panel discussions and networking, this event will examine issues facing women in insurance and how we can learn from one another to advance and empower women in the insurance field. Be encouraged and inspired at this event, where you will engage with today’s women of influence and emerging leaders in insurance.

Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 2W6

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The world of work is moving quickly and keeping on of top of the skills you need to develop to advance your career can be difficult. Our panel of experts from the Brookfield Institute of Innovation + Entrepreneurship will delve into issues of technological change, automation and digital literacy to connect you to future trends destined to impact your career.

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Venue:  Toronto Regional Board of Trade  4th Floor – Lennox Hall East

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  • TRADE AND INVESTMENT SEMINAR SERIES (BELGIUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Trade and Investment Seminar Series offering practical advice on the growing opportunities in Belgium and the European Union, the challenges companies may encounter, as well as the resources and strategies to succeed. In partnership with CIC Canadian International Council Toronto Branch and OWIT Organization of Women in International Trade.

Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Venue: KPMG LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, ON M5H 2S5

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  • BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018 (ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Every year, the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) Gala brings together business, government and cultural leaders from our community to recognize companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements, as well as their contribution to the community’s ongoing prosperity.

Date: Thursday, May 24th , 2018

Time: Event Starts at 5:00 PM

Venue: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex 25 British Columbia Road
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • THE FUTURE OF TALENT: HOW ON-DEMAND EXECUTIVES ARE TRANSFORMING ORGANIZATIONS (TORONTO REGION BOARD TRADE)

Whether you’re a young business ready to scale up or a large organization with a specific skills gap on your senior team, renting a fractional executive could be just what you need.

Date:Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Registration: 11:30 AM

Venue: Toronto Region Board Trade 4th Floor Lennox Hall

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS

This groundbreaking artist’s exhibition sells out fast wherever it goes, and as a first for the AGO and Toronto it is bound to be popular. Explore time and space through Kusama’s immersive infinity rooms, mesmerizing paintings and playful sculptures.

Date:  March 3 – May 27, 2018

Venue:  Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4

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  • YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED  (GUIDED MEDITATION)

Clear your head, silence your phone, and experience YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED in solitude on a quiet Saturday morning. Co-presented with the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto, these intimate guided meditation sessions will take place in the exhibition space, just before the museum opens to the public. Situated specifically within Ono’s Stone Piece installation, visitors will receive introductory meditation instruction, and a deeper understanding of how to bring present-moment awareness into daily life. Each session will be followed by a tea and conversation.

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Time:  9:00 am – 10:30 am

Venue: The Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • SPRING BIRD FESTIVAL

Visit the Spring Bird Festival to learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and to celebrate Bird Day! All ages and birding abilities welcome.

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Tommy Thompson Park 3 Leslie St., Toronto ON, M4M 3H7

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  • CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

Now in its 37th year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 7 nights of performances, over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.

Date: May 8th – May 12th, 2018

Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W.

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  • TASTEMAKER TORONTO

The historic Kiln Building in the Evergreen Brick Works is transformed into a foodie wonderland for two days of eating, drinking and entertainment. Toronto’s greatest and hottest restaurants dish up their best in a rustic setting in the heart of the city. Add to that dozens of producers of the finest food, beverages and premium brands providing a bountiful food market, and you have a can’t-miss culinary festival.

Date: May 18 & 19, 2018

Venue: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

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  • DOORS OPEN TORONTO

Toronto was the very first city to host Doors Open in North America! Architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings open their doors for the weekend and highlight the people who built the city. All for free.

Date: May 26 to 27, 2018

Venues: Various buildings across Toronto

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  • SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

As the largest photography festival in the world, CONTACT is a premiere cultural event with a broad range of international programming. Every May in Toronto participants exhibit in a variety of venues, from major public museums to private galleries and many alternative spaces such as billboards and the facades of significant cultural buildings.

Date: April 27 to May 31, 2018

Time:  Tuesday–Friday From  11:00 AM —6:00 PM and  Saturday From 12:00 PM –5:00 PM

Venue: Throughout Toronto

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Toronto Fundraising Events

 

  • SPRING FOR PEACE

Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of Spring for Peace Gala at the stunning, Enjoy the party, bid on incredible prizes and hit the dance floor while supporting a great cause. Since 2010, Spring for Peace has raised over $2.5 million, enabling  Peacebuilders Canada to offer access to justice and empowerment programs to Toronto’s youth.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Venue: The Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King Street East – Level 17 Toronto, Ontario M5A 0N1

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  • GIVING HOPE & AUCTION – FOR MELANOMA AWARENESS

Save Your Skin Foundation is hosting the 2018 Giving Hope Gala and Auction to bring awareness to Melanoma Month, raise funds to support the work of the foundation and the patients we help, and to unify collaborative efforts of involved stakeholders nationwide.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Venue: St. James Cathedral Centre 65 Church Street Toronto, ON M5C 2E9

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  • SPRING INTO ACTION! WALK OR RUN FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN TORONTO

Come join us for the 2018 Spring Into Action! Walk/Run for mental health through beautiful Sunnybrook Park. 2km and 5km options available. There will be family activities, a BBQ and more after the Walk/Run.

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Venue: Inside out, 210 Laird Drive, Toronto, Ontario  M6J 2H

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November 2017/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

Find business networking events, and meetings in Toronto. If you are looking to have a night out with your friends or business partners check out our social and fund-raising events.

Toronto Business Networking Events

  • INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FRANCE AND ONTARIO

Technology and digital solutions know no boundaries, and yet public policies shape innovation ecosystems. Administrative and regulatory rules as well as fiscal frameworks have an impact on companies’ ability to innovate, and incentives may be necessary to develop and maintain conducive environments for startups and scale-ups.

This event will allow us to discuss how France and Ontario support new businesses and innovative practices, and give startups the means to grow and develop new business models, products, services and technologies.

Date: 1 November 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Venue: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street (Room CR3), Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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  • Revenue Engineering (Marketing & Sales) for your Startup – RevUP Fall 2017

You have a great product/service backed by a solid business model. The next step in the process of building a startup is to get the product/service out in the market, get people to use it and make money out of it! This is often the hard part and many startups fail to market their product/service and sell it.

Revenue Engineering is a set of processes that drive customer traction and revenue for a business. This workshop is designed to help you understand the importance of sales and marketing, and lay a solid foundation for revenue growth.

 

Date:  November 2, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Venue: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON

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  • Pitching your Startup – RevUP Fall 2017

Entrepreneurs need to be able to pitch their startups: for face-to-face events, or a sales pitch to a prospective customer or a pitch to investors to access funding. Also, they need to do it effectively and successfully.

In this workshop, you will learn how to pitch your startup communicate its value proposition effectively.

Date: 7 November 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Venue: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON

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  • 2017 Business Excellence Awards

The Board’s Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) celebrate small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals in all sectors of the Toronto region business community who demonstrate exceptional growth, leadership and innovation. A night of celebration and connecting, the event is an outstanding opportunity to meet and connect with business leaders and city builders, enjoy a delectable dinner and be inspired.

Date: November 8, 2017, 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM. (Registration at 06:00 PM)

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade (Room: 4th Floor Lennox Hall)

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  • SOCIAL FINANCE FORUM | WHERE PROFIT MEETS PURPOSE

The way people and organizations invest is changing fast. New financial technologies are simplifying investing and giving individuals greater control over their money. At the same time, a new kind of activist investor is emerging. These demand investments that drive social progress or accelerate the shift to a clean economy – while still creating a profit. What do these financial shifts mean for investors? How can social entrepreneurs and clean technology companies capitalize on them? And will they create a fairer and greener economy?

The Social Finance Forum is the place to find out.

Date: November 9, 2017, 8:00 AM – FRI, November 10, 2017, 5:00 PM EST

Venue: MaRS Centre (Auditorium), 101 College St., Toronto, ON

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  • Big Impact: A day in the life of…

A Fortune 500 CEO, a serial entrepreneur, a cabinet minister, a social activist, a futurist. Join WXN for a rare, behind-the-curtain look at a day in the life looks for powerful individuals in roles like these, now at the height of their careers. Speakers from all walks of life will delve into the daily struggles and triumphs that shape their lives and visions for the future. Come prepared to be inspired and enlightened.

Date: November 9, 2017, 6:00 PM.

6:00 – 6:45 – Registration & Networking
6:45 – 8:00 – Discussions and Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 – Networking

Venue: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

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  • The Social Impact Summit

The Social Impact Summit is an engaging and inspiring conference program that brings together leading academics and practitioners to expose delegates to a variety of issues and topics in the area of Social Impact and Responsible Leadership. This two-day Summit is a mixture of keynote speakers, panel discussions, skill building workshops and networking opportunities designed to educate and inspire delegates to be impactful and responsible leaders both in their careers and in their local communities.

Date: November 10-11, 2017, 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Venue: Queen’s University Campus, Kingston ON

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  • Financing & Fundraising for your Startup – RevUP Fall 2017

This workshop will be focused on managing the financials for your startup. You will learn the various options for financing your startup and provide you with a practical guide for how to prepare your first (or next) round of financing for your startup. Whether you’re an entrepreneurial person who someday could be seeking investment capital, or a startup founder or CEO of an early-stage company looking to raise funds, this class will provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed.

Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Venue: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON

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This one-day event will bring together senior executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, public policy makers, and academics from Canada’s top business schools to explore the significant implications that global competition, changing demographics, and the emerging “fourth industrial revolution” will have on society in the years ahead.

Date: November 16, 2017, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Venue: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W, Toronto ON

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  • ICCO UNICO PRIMO PENTOLA d’ORO 2017

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) and Unico Primo are celebrating the fifth edition of Pentola d’Oro Awards Gala. The event is a widely recognized annual Gala within the Italo-Canadian cultural and business community all over Ontario.

Date: November 17, 2017. Cocktail Reception: 5 pm. Dinner Gala Reception: 7 pm

Venue: Chateau Le Parc Event Centre, 1745 Langstaff Road, Concord, ON L4K 2H2

Host: ICCO

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  • Immigrant Business Expo

Organized by New Canadians TV, in collaboration with the City of Toronto and a number of leading immigrant-serving organizations in Toronto, the second annual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) is a one-day exhibition including workshops and small business clinics assisting new immigrant and refugee business owners.

Date: November 18, 2017; 9:30am to 3:30pm

Venue: Metro Hall, 55 John St. Toronto

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  • Accelerating the Movement of People & Goods

Transportation is the Board’s longest running advocacy file. The smooth movement of people and goods is critical to the Toronto region’s recognition as a global champion.

Presented by SNC-Lavalin, this year marks the 3rd Annual Transportation Summit and the movement of people, goods and the future of transportation is brought together. Through insights, discussion and discourse, topics ranging from how the Region’s Transportation Plan 2.0 stands to benefit commuters and business to how to remove bottlenecks will be explored.

Date: November 21, 2017, 08:30 AM – 04:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade (Room:4th Floor – Lennox Hall)

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  • 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala

The annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala is the premier event of the year. Nominees, applicants, finalists, judges and guests have the opportunity to celebrate Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in style.

After an elegant cocktail reception spent mingling with celebrity guests, dignitaries and past award winners, guests will move into the grand ballroom for a three course dinner, entertainment and the official Awards Show where the winners of six award categories will be announced live.

Date: November 22, 2017, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

Venue: Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Concert Hall, 100 Front Street West, Toronto,Canada

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  • Entrepreneurs Conference & Trade Show

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow is designed to provide entrepreneurs, whether budding or experienced, with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear from experienced and successful entrepreneurs on tips and opportunities and learn what it takes to grow their business.

Date: November 22, 2017

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON

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  • 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Leadership Summit (Toronto)

Join the 2017 Top 100 Leadership Summit in Toronto on Thursday, November 23rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre downtown. The afternoon Leadership Summit offers the opportunity to connect with and learn from past and present Top 100 Award Winners at this engaging and informative event.

Date: November 23, 2017, 11:30 AM.

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 2W6

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  • 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Gala (Toronto)

As the community grows, Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners affirm the power and potential of women across the country. Collectively, women continue to create a better professional and societal landscape for all of us. And that, certainly, deserves a celebration!

The Awards Gala will celebrate the 2017 Award Winners from the public, private and non-profit sector across nine categories.

Date: November 23, 2017, 5:15 PM.

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 2W6

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  • Social Finance Academy

In Canada, new funds, products, and platforms such as Social Impact Bonds, and Equity Crowd Funding are on the rise. As well, social procurement policies are being adopted by governments as a way to meet their mandates. Investors from foundations to endowment boards, through to everyday retail investors are now able to think differently about how their investments achieve financial returns while maximizing social and environmental benefits.

Date: Nov 23 – Nov 24, 2017, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Venue: 200 Front St W, Toronto ON

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Toronto Social Events

  • 2017 Canadian German Gala Ball

Do not miss out on the most anticipated event of the year for the German Canadian business community!  Save the date for an evening full of great entertainment, music, fun and networking at the Royal Ontario Museum on November 4, 2017 starting at 6.30 p.m. Each year the Gala is an amazing way to invite important business partners, reward your employees and spend time with honored guests. The evening starts off with an elegant champagne reception followed by a delectable five-course dinner by Oliver & Bonacini, exceptional live entertainment and music as well as a silent auction and a raffle draw for luxurious prizes.

Date: November 4, 2017, 6:30 PM

Venue: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

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  • EU Film Festival

The European Union Film Festival is a Not-for-Profit organization, it’s the unique cultural collaboration of EU Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Celebrating cinematic excellence with national and international award-winning films, the official European Union Film Festival (EUFF) strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto, the world’s most multicultural city.

Date: November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – November 23, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

Venue: Details to be announced

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  • Launch of Pizza Cultura

 The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario is pleased to announce its exciting new editorial project, Pizza Cultura, a book entirely devoted to the most popular and celebrated dish around the world: pizza! Pizza Cultura is scheduled for launch on November 14, 2017 during CENTITALIA, a week long event on Italian cuisine and authentic and certified Italian products, with the presence of chef from Italy and in-residence, and the organization of master classes, workshop and a symposium.

Date: November 14, 2017, time n/a

Venue: ICCO and Centennial College

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  • The Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

The evening will include unlimited wine, live entertainment and wonderful fellowship, all in support of International projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Toronto – Forest Hill. The menu includes shrimp gnocchi, chef carved striploin, European cold cuts, international cheeses, a variety of desserts and much more.

Date: Thursday, November 16th 2017, 6.30pm-10pm

Venue: Courtyard Marriott Hotel – 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

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  • The Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade has been a Toronto tradition since 1905. Fantastic animated floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street in the company of two dozen marching bands and a couple of thousand costumed participants, cheered along by excited kids (and adults!).

Date: November 19, 2017.

Venue: Along Santa’s Downtown Parade Route

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  • Pub Night

JOIN US AND BRING A GUEST, FOR AN EVENING OF NETWORKING IN A COMFORTABLE SETTING. NOW WITH A WIDER SELECTION OF FOOD AND YOUR CHOICE OF HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINE, BEER ON TAP OR ANY KIND, OR ANY MIXED DRINK USING OUR BAR RAIL.

 

Date: November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: PJ O’Brien’s Pub ~ 39 Colborne St, Toronto

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  • Brain Candy Live!

ADAM SAVAGE & MICHAEL STEVENS BRING YOU BRAIN CANDY LIVE

It’s what your mind is hungry for…

Adam Savage, one of television’s most loved personalities, has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube’s biggest stars and they’re coming to a theatre near you. They’re bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other.

Date: November 25, 2017, 7:30 PM.

Venue: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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  • Cavalcade of lights

Kick off the holiday season with the first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree at the annual Toronto Cavalcade of Lights.

This festive event, a Toronto tradition for nearly 50 years, features the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a DJ skating party – all in Nathan Phillips Square.

Date: November 25, 2017.

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square

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  • Belgian Frites Night

The Monthly Event of the Belgian Community – featuring this month

Wear orange and get 1 extra raffle ticket
Wear a costume and get 2 extra raffle tickets!

Frites Night is a monthly event open to all that allows you to network effectively in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people or just have a good time with friends!

Frites Night welcomes you in various special locations in downtown Toronto. Come try amazing Belgian food & beer! Each month Frites Night gives you the chance to win prizes through its many partners.

Date: November 28, time TBA

Venue: TBA

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • Haha! Comedy for a Cause (Fundraiser for George Herman House)

Come out for an evening of standup comedy and partake in our sizzling live auction! Host Ali Hassan welcomes Carolyn Bennett, George Westerholm, and Evan Carter to the stage of the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto. Our fundraising goal this year is in support of holistic programming initiatives at George Herman House, a residential program that supports and empowers its residents in their transition to independent living.

Dates: November 8, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Venue: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

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  • Charity Gala Cocktail Party

The Annual Networking Cocktail Party aims at keeping refugee girls in school by raising awareness for the cause.

Dates: 27 November 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Venue:  The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

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Meet MPP Soo Wong, political involvement and a social calling

A road of determination leading to success

 

Powerful, compelling and simple, the first female Chinese-Canadian to be elected to the Ontario Legislature leaves no room for doubt as she claims from the outset “I do my things because I care about them”.

Although the brilliant politician is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, she also currently works on Bill 79, an Act to proclaim the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day. She serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Soo Wong is a member of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly and Standing Committee of Regulations and Private Bills. Not only that, she also sits on the Health Education Social Policy Subcabinet Committee. She is also Deputy Speaker in the Legislature.

Behind the politician who is committed to combating childhood obesity, stands a woman forceful in her ability to encourage others to strive towards continuous improvement. As she aced bringing forward a resolution calling on the Government to declare May as childhood obesity awareness month, she initiated the first food labels in chains such as Mcdonalds and Tim Hortons across Canada. “Let’s just think of how many kids we can help with one piece of legislation when we know that one legislation can help 14 million Ontarians” shares Soo.

When Soo Wong landed in Ontario for the first time in 1970, she would have probably been the last one to imagine that in grade 10, at 14 years old,  she would become the President of her High School’s student council.

With no English-speaking parents at home, regardless of her immigration background and despite her young age, the child prodigy stood firm to earn the respect of her school’s supervising authorities. “If I didn’t stand my ground to support my peers, I would have been in trouble representing the student body” says Wong. Within one of Toronto’s largest schools, Soo Wong was taught the core principles of negotiation and quickly acknowledged that “learning doesn’t stop at 3:30pm because the clock says that the school day is over”.

In 1982, as a university student now enrolled in nursing school, Soo Wong remained true to herself when she introduced her big plan to revolutionize a unique event, a very big plan. She thought:

“the amount of energy needed to make two muffins is the same amount of energy needed to make six muffins. It equally requires the use of one batter and the oven to be turned on. So, why not make six?”

 

SOO WONG, MPP Scarborough-Agincourt soowong.onmpp.ca

 

Like that, just a stone’s throw from the Hospital for Sick Children, where young patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) receive their treatment, Soo Wong decided that getting the kids fully immersed in a beautiful activity was no longer a possibility, but was meant to happen. Shutting down one of Toronto’s major avenues, she did not only transform what used to be a standard fundraising bed race for the charity organization, but she converted it into an integrative bed race, in the heart of the city, where kids could take part in the festivities held in their honour and simply be kids again. One success leading to another, with a faith to move mountains for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Soo’s true passion for public health was born and so was her career in fundraising with the charity organization, Shinerama Toronto.

Smoking By-law in York region.Dedicated to support others, after years as a registered nurse, Soo Wong felt the need to make the best use of her skillset and found herself appointed with a mission that brought to light her capacity to generate outstanding ideas from actions to words. At a time when it was permitted to smoke in public areas all over the country, in the City of York’s Health Department and York Region Health Services, Soo seized the opportunity to put words to paper when developing, implementing and evaluating No-Smoking By-Laws, policies and research on smoking rooms in various establishments.

 

“If you believe in something, you have to work on it and proactively fight for it”, asserts Soo. With that motto always in mind, not only is she one of Toronto’s strongest advocates of  change and a role model to many youngsters and immigrants, but the Chinese-Canadian politician also lends her name to many volunteer actions and educational programs.

“Changing and improving the lives of Canadians is simple, it starts with becoming the voice of those who are voiceless and putting the money where the mouth is: with young people”, concludes Soo Wong.

It was a pleasure and an honour for us to interview MPP Soo Wong. When getting the chance to learn more on her professional journey, we can highly appreciate and admire her commitment to prioritize Public Health above all matters.