HOSTING A SUSTAINABLE EVENT

 

Sustainability is more important now than ever, and hosting a sustainable event does not have to be a burden.People often associate being sustainable as a hassle and a major expense, but its easier than ever.

Here are a few ways to host a more sustainable event:

  1. Create a plan: developing a green strategy is very important to ensure everyone is on the same page to avoid complications. You don’t want people to be confused and misguided.
  2. Research eco-friendly event venues: do your research and check if the venue’s green policies align with your plans. Consider the location, is it easily accessible via public transportation or walking? That can help reduce carbon footprint
  3. Opt for recyclable supplies: Look for biodegradable, recyclable and organic supplies for your event as it can help reduce waste. Go plastic-free or ditch single-use plastic items. Eliminate paper products, opt for LED lighting.
  4. Share your green agenda with exhibitors and attendees: Informing people about your green agenda could be a selling point! Make sure to share your green agenda on all of your platforms to entice people. When you hold a conference or an event which aims to be sustainable, you will leave a legacy for your guests and your host community
  5. Create a waste management program: use reusable utensils and cups, invest in biodegradable products and hire a team to ensure proper disposal of waste. Bins must be clearly marked with signs at eye level to help attendees sort their waste.
  6. Minimize food waste: Consider donating leftover food to foodbanks, shelters and food pantries. Look for catering companies that source locally and ethically.

With the rise of environmentally conscious organizations, many are switching to be environmentally friendly. Being green does not have to be troublesome, all it takes is small steps to a greener planet. 

#BeInformed #sustainability #Suistainablevents #Environment #green

International Women’s Day

 

Today we Pause to remember not only the amazing political, social, cultural and economical achievements of women that brought lasting change in the world but also the millions of women and children refugees that fled from their countries not only for survival but also in hope of a better and safer future.

Let us all remember the distructions of war so that we may choose a different path through peace and love for one another. Right in this moment while we gather with our loved ones, there are women and children at grave risk of violence, exploitation and abuse.

Let us hope and work together for a better future for our children where there is NO WAR, and NO DISCRIMINATION and ABUSE.

Today we choose to donate for women and children through two organizations dear to us , please donate every dollar counts.

RedCross.ca

https://lnkd.in/d_5W-5JZ

Unicef.org

https://lnkd.in/dDDWHeqQ

https://lnkd.in/dM9yzTrb

#internationalwomensday2022 #peacebuilding  #mindfulliving #humanity #leadershipdevelopement #redcross #unicef #donate

 

HOW TO HOST A SUSTAINABLE EVENT

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Your local travel experts at Expedia Cruises invite you to an exclusive virtual event with Celebrity Cruises! Join guest presenter Maxine Gundermann and start planning your next travels while you get updates about the next addition to the Edge Series, the places to visit, and the New Luxury style to travel in. Get ready for the Healthy Return to Service, and take advantage of exclusive bonus specials for attendees only.
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Journalism in crisis

 

TORONTO – No one thinks that the News industry has any social or nation-building value. Until, that is, they look for a third party to acknowledge, validate their existence or defend their interests against those mightier than they in the court of public opinion.

Now Covid-19 has laid bare the tenuous position of the traditional news-gathering apparatus, dependant, as it has become, on civic-minded private sector advertising dollars or government obligations to inform its citizenry through paid advertising.

No one is advertising. Even after more than two decades of “consolidation”, major news outlets in the print sector remain precarious. Some are going out of business (Torstar). Others are foreign controlled (Postmedia). The electronic carriers rely on the undeserved government largesse lavished on virtual monopolies or the “cultural industries” manipulated by them.

Then there is the CBC and the National Ethnic Press and Media Council (NEPMCC). The CBC receives in excess of $1.5 billion in government grants annually. The NEPMCC is treated as an orphaned beggar.

Yet, virtually everyone recognizes that the Press/Media contextualizes what happens, identifies the personalities and the issues, analyzes the factors at play, critiques and evaluates for public consumption the public desirability of specific events and actions. To be blunt, it tells the world who we are and “how we fit in”; whether we matter or whether we are mere onlookers.

In a democratic society, it nurtures the productive vigilance necessary to maintain our collective and individual rights and freedoms while advocating for, and promoting, egalitarianism (equality). It is the only defense against marginalization. It gives voice where the status quo may prefer silence.

Additionally, and, for some, more significantly, it is still the most efficient method of explaining and propagating those distinctive values – icons – that define our culture. Canada’s “culture” is officially “multicultural”. It is one that celebrates equality among a diverse population of different ethnic, racial, religious, and linguistic origins.

In a country that is “officially bilingual”, local authorities have been delivering services in many languages, as matter of practicality. They have become “multilingual” because people (citizens), in the comfort of their home and their “community” speak a language that is more reflective of who they are, even if their children are educated in a “mainstream” language.

For them, “bilingual” in effect means being able to speak one of the two official languages plus their own. Regardless of political stripe, governments which engage in “nation-building” seem reticent to acknowledge this fact, except when in political-pandering campaign mode.

It may be a surprise for many Canadians, but the third -language group is second only to the Anglophone in number. Given Immigration policies, it is the only one growing. Census 2016 discovered that 23% of the population communicates in a “third” language. Who is reaching them?

Over the last four months, unless one has been transfixed to a TV to receive, and swallow, the agenda delivered “live” by various governments, how would society know what happened?

Sixty percent of ethnic language periodicals have ceased publication. That number may rise to ninety percent if the Covi-19 crisis lasts much longer. The damage, culturally and in terms of jobs and activity lost, will surely reflect on senior levels of government.

Interestingly, the National Ethnic Press and Media Council (which boasts more than 650 active members) has presented a documented proposal to governments at the Federal and Provincial levels for annual based funding that would address shortcomings in communications and cultural developments.

Stay tuned.

By Joe Volpe – Corriere Canadese

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COVID-19 Update: Government of Canada Economic Response Plan

As many of you have heard and read, a series of economic measures to help protect the economy from the damage caused by COVID-19 have been released. Included in the Government’s package is a set of tax measures designed to provide immediate relief to businesses and individuals that may be facing hardship during this difficult time.  We know that many of you have questions on how to apply or even if you qualify for any of these items.  Below is a summary and link to help you:

Canada’s Covid-19 Economic Response Plan 

This is the link to be able to access all information

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Tax filing deadlines for all

Individuals – an individual’s tax filing deadline for the 2019 taxation year is postponed to June 1, 2020.  Self-employed individual returns are still due as of June 15,2020.

Corporations – corporation with year ends of September 30, 2020, October 31, 2020 and November 30, 2020 have been postponed to June 1, 2020.

Trusts – the filing deadline for a trust with a December 31, 2019 year-end is postponed to May 1, 2020. There has been no mention of any extensions for testamentary trusts with off-calendar year ends.

Partnerships – filing deadline for T5013s for the 2019 year is postponed to May 1, 2020.

Individual Tax Payments & Installments

CRA is allowing individuals to defer making income tax payments until September 1, 2020, for tax payments that became due after March 18, 2020. Deferred payments will not incur interest or penalties. This relief applies to tax balances due as well as June 15th installment payments.

Corporate Tax Payments & Installments

CRA is allowing corporations to defer making income tax payments until September 1, 2020, for tax payments that became due after March 18, 2020 and before September 1, 2020. Deferred payments will not incur interest or penalties. This relief applies to tax balances due as well as installment payments.

Sales Tax Remittance (GST/HST) Payments and Installments

Businesses, including self-employed individuals, who owe GST/HST for the following filing periods can defer making payments until June 30, 2020:

  • Monthly filers for February, March and April 2020
  • Quarterly filer for January 1 to March 31, 2020
  • Annual filer for January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
  • Installments for 2020 (April 30th installment) 

Financial Support (Loans, Mortgage Support)

For all these items (you can read about in the main link provided at the top) you should contact your financial institution to determine whether any of the programs you qualify for.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html

  • 75% wage subsidy starting for a 12-week period from March 15, 2020 to June 6, 2020
  • Canadian businesses (individuals, corporations, partnerships, non-profit, charities) whose revenues have decreased by at least 30% for March, April & May when compared to the same month in 2019.
  • Subsidy will be on the first $58,700 earned by an employee, which can result in an amount up to $847/week ($58,700*75%/52 weeks) – this is the maximum.
  • This is not a reduction of payroll remittances, this is a “rebate” that you will apply for in the coming month.

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will be accessible through CRA’s My Business Account portal, as well as an online application in 3 to 6 weeks.

Wage Subsidy (Payroll Remittance Reduction)

Canadian businesses that do not qualify for the CEWS above (revenue did not decrease by at least 30%) can continue with the 10% payroll remittance reduction on remuneration paid from March 18, 2020 to June 20, 2020, up to a maximum of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer (maximum 18 employees).

Businesses that are eligible for both the CEWS and Wage Subsidy can take the 10% payroll remittance reduction but when applying for the CEWS it will be reduced.

  • This applies for April 15, May 15 and June 15 payroll remittances
  • You cannot reduce the CPP or EI remittance amounts.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/introduces-canada-emergency-response-benefit-to-help-workers-and-businesses.html

This benefit will cover Canadians who have lost their job, are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19, as well as working parents who must stay home without pay to care for children due to school and daycare closures.  This benefit will apply to wage earners, contract workers and self-employed individuals who would not otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI).

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be accessible through a secure web portal starting April 6th. Applicants will also be able to apply via an automated telephone line or via a toll-free number.

GST/HST Credit

One-time special payment of an average of $400 for single individuals and close to $600 for couples will be provided in early May

No need to apply for this, if you are eligible you will automatically get it.

Increase to Canada Child benefit (CCB)

An extra $300 per child will be delivered as part of the scheduled CCB payment in May.

Those who already received the Canada child Benefit do not need to re-apply.

Registered retirement income funds (RRIFs)

Minimum withdrawals from RRIF’s for 2020 will decrease by 25%.

SOURCE

DNTW TORONTO LLP

CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS

 

KNOW MORE ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING #STOPTHESPREAD

SOCIAL DISTANCING

 

Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance
between each other. Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the
spread of illness during an outbreak. With patience and cooperation, we can all do our part.
#STOPTHESPREAD

What does Social Distancing mean?

This means making changes in your everyday routines in order to minimize close contact
with others, including:
  • avoiding crowded places and non-essential gatherings
  • avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes
  • limiting contact with people at higher risk (e.g. older adults and those in poor health)
  • keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others, as much as possible

Here’s how you can practice social distancing:

  • greet with a wave instead of a handshake, a kiss or a hug
  • stay home as much as possible, including for meals and entertainment
  • shop or take public transportation during off-peak hours conduct virtual meetings
  • host virtual playdates for your kids
  • use technology to keep in touch with friends and family
  • If possible, use food delivery services or online shopping
  • exercise at home or outside
  • work from home

Remember to:

  • wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face
  • cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm
  • avoid touching surfaces people touch often

If you’re concerned you may have COVID-19:

  • separate yourself from others as soon as you have symptoms
  • if you are outside the home when a symptom develops, go home immediately and avoid taking public transit
  • stay home and follow the advice of your Public Health Authority, who may recommend self-isolation
  • call ahead to a health care provider if you are ill and seeking medical attention

FOR MORE INFORMATION – canada.ca/coronavirus

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

March 2020 Major events in Toronto

Toronto Networking Events

 

  •  ICCC BUSINESS RECEPTION FOR INDIAN DELEGATION TO PDAC (INDO-CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange 2020, which is the world’s leading convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration.

Date: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2020 

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Venue: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre 250 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5G 1B1

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  •  GLOBAL BUSINESS SEMINAR – TORONTO, CANADA (INVEST BARBADOS)

This complimentary, networking seminar, which is also open to non-PDAC registrants, will give potential investors an opportunity to learn more about the Barbados value proposition and the jurisdiction’s attributes as a global financial centre.

A cadre of noted speakers will present on a range of topics including: Canadian developments and opportunities that investors should be mindful of when setting up business in Barbados; Implications of legislative updates in Barbados for structuring activities; An investor’s experience of doing business in Barbados

Date: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Room 205B)

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  • NEW NAFTA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE (AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN CANADA)

Amcham Canada, Toronto-GTA, together with its partners at the Mississauga Board of Trade, will hold a seminar on the prospective USMCA now that the ratification of this agreement by each of the three countries appears to be close at hand. The New NAFTA What You Need to Know to Take Advantage of North American Free Trade will take place on Thursday, March 5 from 7:30am until 10:00 am at the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport located at 6257 Airport Road in Mississauga

Date: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2020

Time: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario

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  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP FORUM (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

In honor and celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, Casa Foundation for International Development will host the Women in Business and Leadership, as a showcase of Women who Inspire. Casa Foundation will co-host the Forum with Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) – Toronto, World Trade Centre Toronto, Toronto Region Board of Trade. The Forum will focus on women that have advanced Canada’s trade and economic development landscape and will also celebrate inspiring women in Canada that have distinguished themselves in the business and trade sphere.

Date: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2020

Time: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: Lennox Hall, Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • ICCC’S EIGHTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION (INDO-CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

International conference women’s day.

Date: Friday, Mar 6th, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Venue: Pearson Convention Centre 2638 Steeles Ave E, Brampton, ON L6T 4L7

MORE INFO

 

  • ACCE MAGNOLIA CLUB– WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEUR GROUP EVENT (ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURS)

Celebration of International Women’s day with a focus on Women Entrepreneurs – Wellness & Beauty

Date: Sunday, Mar 8th, 2020  

Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Seneca College Newnham Campus, HELIX – K2000

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  • COMMONWEALTH DAY FLAG-RAISING (BY ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY TORONTO BRANCH)

Join the Royal Commonwealth Society Toronto Branch for an annual celebration of the Commonwealth’s values and contributions on Commonwealth Day. The occasion will be marked by the customary raising of the Royal Union Flag, the officially recognized symbol of the Commownealth in Canada.

Date:  Monday, Mar 9th,2020

Time: 11:00 AM

Venue: Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 111 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, ON

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  • TRADE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

A 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:  Tuesday, Mar 10th, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM 

VenueToronto Region Board of Trade Room: 3rd Floor – KOMB

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  • CANADA’S BIGGEST RETAIL, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY EVENT (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

Through interactive installations and provocative content, Dx3 is your one-stop-shop for taking advantage of everything digital marketing has to offer.

Date: Tuesday, Mar 10th and Wednesday Mar 11th, 2020

Time: 9:00 PM 

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • WOMEN’S NETWORKING LUNCHEON (MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

On-line registration will close 2 business days prior to the event. Registrations after this timeline will be accepted by phone or email.

Date: Wednesday, Mar 11th, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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

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  • U.S.-CHINA PHASE I TRADE DEAL – ITS IMPACT ON CANADIAN BUSINESS WITH CHINA ( CANADA CHINA BUSINESS COUNCIL)

China and the United States signed a “Phase One” Economic and Trade Agreement in January. The agreement covers a number of issues that impact Canadian businesses and includes a clause where China has committed to purchases of US goods and services.

Date: Wednesday, Mar 11th, 2020

Time: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Venue: 100 King St W 16th floor

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  • TECH FORUM 2020 (BY BOOKNET CANADA)

Tech Forum is Canada’s largest conference for book industry professionals, now in its 14th year. With a focus on data, technology, and collaboration, it’s where the book industry comes to share ideas, network, and discuss the future of publishing and selling books.

Date: Monday, Mar 23rd, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Venue: MaRS Discovery District,101 College Street

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  • TRSM EXECUTIVE EDUCATION – INCREASING SELF-AWARENESS (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

IN THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP, YOU WILL GAIN AN:

Increased self-awareness of strength and challenges within your personality. Enhanced vocabulary of the value of diversity of personality (mirroring and opposites)

Increased ability to speed-read others and develop rapport with others to better meet communication needs and Increased ability to cope with stress

Date: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2020

Time: 8:00 AM

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

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  • NETWORKING & CONNECTING WITH THE CANADIAN WOMEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (VIBE CENTRE)

VIBE Centre and Lola Macanowicz Insurance & Financial Services are delighted to bring to you an evening of networking & connecting with the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Join for this wine and cheese reception to meet and network with other liked minded women in business and find out how CanWCC is shaping the future of women’s entrepreneurship in Canada.

Date: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: VIBE Centre, 5048 Dundas Street West

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  • THE RISE OF WOMEN IN TECH LEADERSHIP (BY GOOGLE CLOUD)

Tech has a gender problem. For every four men working in tech, there’s just one woman. That disparity is even higher in executive roles, where women make up only 19 per cent of senior vice-presidents and 15 per cent of CEOs. This is a gap we simply can’t ignore – not just because gender diversity is the right thing to do, but because it has very real impact on employee engagement, talent acquisition, customer satisfaction, decision-making and even returns.

Date: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2020

Time: 8:00 AM

Venue: 111 Richmond Street W, 9th Floor Toronto, ON M5H 2G4

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  • 2020 NATIONAL MOMPRENEURS CONFERENCE – TORONTO, ON (MOMPRENEURS)

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 2020 Mompreneur® Awards, where winners are announced, and Mompreneur businesses from across Canada are recognized. There’s really nothing quite like being in a room with hundreds of other female entrepreneurs who are all like-minded and ‘get’ the craziness of running your own business and managing your family to boot.

Date: Friday, Mar 27th and Saturday Mar 28th, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM 

VenueDelta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre 655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, Ontario Canada

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  • CARIBBEAN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL (BY PASSPORT TO CARIBBEAN FOOD/JAMAICANEATS MAGAZINE)

2nd Annual Caribbean Street Food Festival… the end of winter edition. Good Food. Good Vibes. Let’s get together and feel irie.

Date: Saturday, Mar 28th, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Venue: The 519,519 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

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  • 2020 ACCE CHINESE CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS (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, Mar 28th, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM 

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building – Constitution Hall 255 Front St W,
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6

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  • FRITES NIGHT (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER)

Every last Tuesday of the Month meet the Belgian Community in Toronto for an after work round of Belgian beer! Open to everyone!

Participate in our business card raffle and win incredible prizes such as Belgian chocolate, Belgian beer, tickets to BCBC events, concerts and plays!

The event is free for BCBC and EUCCAN Chamber members, there is a fee of $10 for non members.

Date: Tuesday, Mar 31st, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Venue: Prenup Pub, 191 College St, Toronto. Canada M5T 1P9

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • TORONTO LIGHT FESTIVAL (DISTILLERY DISTRICT)

Brighten up your winter at this fabulous festival of lights featuring local and international artists.

Wander through the cobbled, pedestrian streets of The Distillery District and experience artworks curated to educate, warm hearts, inspire or just put a smile on your face.

Date: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Venue: Distillery District

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  • THE WIZARDS BEER FESTIVAL: TORONTO

You are formally invited to the most magical beer festival of the year!  transport you into a mysterious and magical wizarding world.

A variety of magical onsite entertainment will be available, including local DJs, tarot card readers, wand making classes and dry ice to set the mood.

Included in your ticket, will be a 12oz welcome beer and five tokens that will give you access to various beer! This festival is sure to offer plenty of magic, making it the perfect night out with your friends!

Date: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Venue:  CRAFT Beer Market 1 Adelaide St Toronto, ON M5C 2V9

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  • RAW (GARDINER MUSEUM)

In recent years, artists have begun exploring the medium of unfired clay in startlingly new and original ways. From sticky and wet to dry and powdery, raw clay has the power to transform its physical state while transmitting deep connections to primal themes like the land, sentience, the body, and memory.

RAW features four new installations by leading artists working with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. Featuring artworks that will change their physical forms over the course of the exhibition’s run, RAW invites viewers to see, hear, smell, and possibly feel raw clay as a time-based medium in the hand of today’s artists.

Date: Saturday Mar 5th, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Gardiner Museum,111 Queens Park

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  • SPRING FEST TORONTO (EXHIBITIONS PLACE)

SpringFest offers Toronto families an indoor fun park with the latest in children’s entertainment, games and activities taking place March 16-21, 2020. they are thrilled to be back for our 17th year of quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. their indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 25 mechanical and inflatable rides, food vendors, a little tot’s area for kids under 5, arts and crafts, and 3 daily Children’s Shows. SpringFest Fun Park is Toronto’s ultimate March Break destination for Family Fun!

Date: Monday, Mar 16th to Saturday Mar 21st 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

Venue: Better Living Centre, 195 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto

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  • TORONTO COMICON 2020 (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

A pop culture convention for fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, cosplay and gaming. Three full days of exciting family-friendly activities, geek shopping, celebrity meet & greets, photo ops and more.

Date: Friday, Mar 20th to Sunday 22nd, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM 

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • TERRA LUMINA (TORONTO ZOO)

After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo this winter, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Your journey begins when a portal carries you into the luminescent wonders of the year 2099, a time when humans and nature have learned to live in harmony.

Let yourself be transported by vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, breathtaking video projections and an original score to an enchanted world filled with possibility. And explore this bright and hopeful future to reveal the powerful secrets of tomorrow.

Date:  Every Saturday March, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM 

Venue: Toronto Zoo

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  • GHOSTS AND SPIRITS OF THE DISTILLERY (HAUNTED WALK)

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of the city, including haunted theatres, unsolved mysteries and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. You will never look at the city the same again! 

Date: Every Saturday March, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

Venue: Distillery District55 Mill St

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Toronto Fundraiser Events

 

  • ART AUCTION WITH IMPACT (BY ART WITH IMPACT CANADA)

An evening of local artwork, live painting, music, food, drinks, award-winning films and young artists sharing their journeys to wellness. All proceeds from the evening will support Art with Impact Canada’s programs that use the transformative power of film and media to create conversations about mental health with young people.

Join AWIC to the 3rd annual art auction – an evening of community and art in support of life-changing mental health programs!

Date: Thursday, Mar 5th, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM 

Venue: Arta Gallery,14 Distillery Lane

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  • WINGS OF DESIRE (CICS FOUNDATION)

CICS Foundation is partnering with Dramaone Toronto, another non-profit organization, to produce a Fundraising drama show on March 21st, 2020 at the Chinese Culture Centre of Greater Toronto in Scarborough. This is a drama of three women’s journeys:  One from Hong Kong SAR who wrestles with her own inner demons.  One from China with an unspeakable secret.  One from Toronto, hardened and embittered by life.  Their stories will transform the way you see yourself, and open your eyes to the needs of others in the community

Date: Saturday, Mar 21st, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Venue: Chinese cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave

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