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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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We use email marketing solutions to stay in contact with our members. The story with most votes will be featured in one of the largest online news networks.

Email us your story, we want to hear from you and your business.

 

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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

FREE Girl. Strong. Virtual Classes (age 6-12)

Are you looking for something meaningful for your child to do for the next 3 weeks?
#virtual events for kids #covid-19 #thingstodo
Check out FREE Girl. Strong. Virtual Classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 11:45am.
#virtual events for kids #covid-19 #thingstodo
For this special series, we welcome boys and girls between 6-12 years of age and any interested siblings!
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Topics covered include: growth mindset, mindfulness, gratitude, 7 Habits of Happy Kids (children’s version of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People), STEM, and more!
#virtual events for kids #covid-19 #thingstodo
Our first class will be tomorrow at 11am designed to help children plan out the next 3 weeks while learning about the important habit of “Begin with the end in mind”.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. hashtagcovid19 hashtagsocialdistance hashtagvirtualclasses
Organizer – Yollanda Zhang
Founder of Panda Mandarin and Girl. Strong
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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

MORE INFO

 

  •  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)

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO 

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

 

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

MORE INFO

 

  • 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

MORE INFO

December 2019 Major events in Toronto

Toronto Business-Networking Events

 

  • TORONTO’S LARGEST TECH ENTREPRENEUR HOLIDAY NETWORKING PARTY  (GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR AND STARTUP NETWORK)

Are you looking for co-founders, partners, coaches or core team members for your start-up? Please join for an evening of creativity, inspiration and passionate conversations by attending one of their events.

Date: Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: 1535 Yonge Street. Toronto, On M4t 1z2

MORE INFO

 

  • THE REAL ESTATE FORUM (TORONTO CREW)

If you are attending the Canadian Real Estate Forum in Toronto on December 3, why not experience a little Toronto CREW hospitality on the side?

Members from Toronto CREW and the five other Canadian chapters, are invited to a social event in advance of the Chair’s Reception later in the evening on day one of the Real Estate Forum

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM

Venue: KingSett Capital 40 King Street W., Suite 3700

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  • INCLUSIVE WORKPLACES CONFERENCE (THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA)

Join the Conference Board of Canada for the Inclusive Workplaces Conference on Dec. 4, 2019, in Toronto and be part of the #WeAreMore conversation.

Gain a fresh lens on inclusion and practice applying frameworks and tools for inclusive design that address real workplace problems.

Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: The Conference Board of Canada

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  • WINTER WONDERLAND SOCIAL FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS (BY BIZ SASSY)

Escape the cold and step into a Winter Wonderland where all things are bright, shiny and white. Come mix, mingle and connect with other female entrepreneurs and professionals during our speed networking portion of the evening. Then, sip on holiday-themed lattes, snack on delicious baked goods and pose in their wintery photo opp. Oh, what fun!

Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Morning Parade Coffee Bar,1952 Gerrard Street East. Toronto, ON M4E 2B1

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  • MINGLE WITH TORONTO HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

This is a Networking Event where Members and No Members to meet and share stories about our achievements in 2019 and our goals for 2020.

The idea is to support each other by finding collaborative ways to interlace our businesses and professional services for the benefit of this group.

Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Firkin on Bay Street, 1075 Bay St. Toronto, ON M2B 2B2

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  • 2019 ACCE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURS)

Join for a celebration full of good moments and happiness

Date: Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Time: 6:15 PM

Venue: Markham Event Centre, 95 Duffield Drive.

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  • LOOKING AHEAD TO THE 2020 MARKETING LANDSCAPE (BY AMA TORONTO CHAPTER)

As the year comes to a close, AMA Toronto is excited to bring together the biggest movers and shakers in the industry for this annual event where we discover the real trends and challenges facing marketers in 2020.

Date: Monday, December 9th, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Revival Bar 783 College St. Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C5

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  • TRSM EXECUTIVE EDUCATION – MINDFUL LEADERSHIP (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Presented by Ted Rogers School of Management, this session provides comprehensive overview on what mindfulness is, why it is relevant to the modern workplace, and how it can be applied to enhance performance, manage stress and deepen relationships.

Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM – 11:00 AM

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

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  • THE ULTIMATE BRITISH CHRISTMAS PARTY (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE)

Save the date! Details to be announced. Email: idalia@bcctc.ca for tickets and sponsorship info

Date:  Friday, December 13th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: To be Announce

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  • IRISH CHRISTMAS BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT (IRELAND CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Christmas with the ICCCTO

Date: Friday, December 13th, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Venue: PJ O’Brien Irish Pub (Fireside Lounge) 39 Colborne Street, Toronto

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  • THE HONOURABLE COMPANY OF FREEMEN OF THE CITY OF LONDON OF NORTH AMERICA (THE BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE)

Come and join fellow members and friends to start the Christmas season A musical underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto. An evening of Jazz at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada ‘Lady be Good’.

Date: Friday, December 13th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada,288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • CHRISTMAS GLOW (TORONTO CONGRESS CENTRE)

Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of a million lights. Explore interactive light sculptures, icicle-forest, shop for unique gifts and enjoy delicious food, seasonal beverages and live entertainment

Date: December 1st to January 4th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 1020 Martin Grove Rd, Toronto ON, M9W 4W1

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  • A NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE (CASA LOMA)

In December join to celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma during A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle. They are excited to host a wide range of activities and thrilling performances that are sure to be fun for the whole family.  Enjoy new shows by famed illusionist entertainer Professor Wick and ice-skating performers Glisse on Ice. These spectacles of illusions and wonder will amaze audiences young and old alike. Guests will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle which will be resplendent with holiday décor, including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designers.  As always kids are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop and participate in festive arts and crafts, visit with wintery holiday mascots, decorate tasty treats and much more.

Guest can also explore the holiday magic of Casa Loma. Wander through the dazzling lighting display in the gardens and experience all of Casa Loma’s holiday festivities as well as our outdoor holiday Christmas Market. More information coming soon.

Date: December 1st to December 31st, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON

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  • TORONTO AURORA WINTER FESTIVAL, (THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION)

Just in time for the festive season, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is transforming the Ontario Place West Island into a spectacular celebration of light and adventure as the 2019 Aurora Winter Festival comes to life for a second consecutive year. Tickets are now on sale now for the highly-anticipated festival taking place from Friday, November 22, 2019 through to Sunday, January 5, 2020. This magical winter wonderland features four distinct mystical worlds for guests to explore, as well as enchanting characters, stunning light installations, fabulous food experiences, marketplaces, amusement rides and more.

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 through to Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: The Canadian National Exhibition

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  • TORONTO HOLIDAY MARKET CHRISTMAS FAIR IN THE SQUARE 2019 (POP UP EVENTS)

In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 7th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition

Date: Saturday, December 7th  to Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square

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  • FAN EXPO – HOLIDAY MARKET (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

A 1-day holiday shopping extravaganza and a festive fandom celebration for the whole family

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall F

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  • CELINE DION IN TORONTO (SCOTIABANK ARENA)

Due to incredible ticket demand, Celine Dion, has added a second and final show in Toronto as part of her COURAGE WORLD TOUR, which is set to kick off in the fall of 2019. The tour will begin in Quebec City on September 18, and will hit Toronto on December 9 and 10. The COURAGE WORLD TOUR will make stops in over 50 cities including Montreal, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and more.  The tour is produced by Concerts West/AEG Presents.

Date: Monday, December 9th  and Tuesday December 10th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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

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  • I HEART BEER MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL (I HEART BEER LIMITED)

Holiday festivals are already being planned, and with so many events going on, this year’s Christmas promises to be just as wonderful as ever. From magical markets to festive fairs, Toronto is the perfect place to be to get in the Christmas spirit. This year, you can toast to the holiday season in the best way possible, with lots of beer! Dig out your ugliest sweater and head out to this delicious festive event. Toronto’s, I Heart Beer Festival will have tons of gooey mac & cheese and an ugly sweater contest

Date: Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Time: 05:30 PM -10:30 PM

Venue: 180 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON

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  • KPOP NORTH 2019 (KPOP NORTH SUNNIE SUN PRODUCTIONS INC.)

KPOP North will be the first full-day convention of its kind in Canada to offer attendees: a line-up of amazing artists, a vibrant marketplace filled with vendor booths, a series of fun KPOP-related workshops and panels and a chance to taste a variety of delicious Korean food. Let’s fill the North with KPOP!

Date: Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • ROM FOR THE HOLIDAYS (ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM)

The Museum is the perfect holiday gathering place for family and friends of all ages! Check back for details about the 2019 program later this year.

Date: Thursday, December 26th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Venue: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

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  • MONSTER TRUCK (LEE’S PALACE)

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes

Date: Saturday, December 28th,  2019

Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor Street W. Toronto, ON

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  • NEW YEAR’S EVE IN TORONTO (CITY OF TORONTO)

Toronto’s annual New Year Eve’s celebration featuring DJ skating parties, live musical performances and spectacular fireworks. Admission is free to this all-ages, alcohol-free event. Event schedule will be available on November 31.

Date: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square

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Toronto Fundraiser Events

 

  • SAINT NICOLAS FUNDRAISING (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER)

Exquisite and authentic Belgian food & drinks. Supporting the labour family hearth centre of the hospital for sick children (SickKids) Raffle Prizes.

Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: TBC, Toronto Ontario

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  • 4TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES EVENT (BY ALLIANCE FOR EQUALITY OF BLIND CANADIANS (AEBC) TORONTO CHAPTER)

4th Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event.Working Together: One Voice More Choice. Guest Speakers, panel discussions and exhibit tables from employment agencies & disability organizations

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Metro Hall 55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

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November 2019 Major events in Toronto

Toronto Business-Networking Events

 

  • CANADIAN GERMAN GALA BALL (CANADIAN GERMAN CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE INC.)

Do not miss out one of the most anticipated events of the year!

Guests get to enjoy a top-notch entertainment program as well as a gourmet dinner. This elegant black-tie night includes a musical show act, a raffle, a silent auction and a live band, packing the dance floor.

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th floor,

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  • TRADE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (THE 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: Monday, November 4th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • INVESTING FOR GENERATIONS WITH CPPIB CEO MARK MACHIN (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

This year, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board celebrates 20 years of investing for generations. Don’t miss your chance to hear how a world class investment group navigates today’s turbulent and increasingly connected global economy to help support the well-being of generations of Canadians to come

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto

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  • COMMONWEALTH SPEAKERS SERIES AND AGM (ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY TORONTO BRANCH)

The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union in October 2019. What effect will this have on the British economy? What role can the Commonwealth play in Britain’s future?

The evening’s speaker, Martin Buckle, is the President of Björklund & Company of Canada Ltd, a specialist Management Consultancy providing business improvement and reorganization services to companies experiencing challenging commercial environments. Born in the UK, he immigrated to Canada in 2001 first to Montreal and has lived in Toronto since 2010.

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Royal Canadian Military Institute 426 University Avenue,Toronto, ON M5G 1S9

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  • CROSS BORDER EMPLOYEE RELOCATION SEMINAR (AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Join the Toronto-GTA Chapter on the morning of Tuesday, November 5 for a seminar on Cross-Border Employee Relocation. For further details, please contact Carmina Jimenez, Events and Communications Manager at cjimenez@amchamcanada.ca

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

Venue: KPMG,333 Bay St. Toronto, ON

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  • POWER BREAKFAST SERIES – THE NEXT SMALL THING: SMALL MODULAR REACTORS (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Nuclear power provides the bulk of Ontario’s energy needs, but there’s room for growth. Small Modular Reactors are the nimble technology that could fuel it by meeting the needs of remote communities, mining sites or even scaling up to provincewide demand. Hear from the experts how Canada stacks up in the global race to deploy this emerging energy solution.

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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

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  • BOARD-HOSTED CALL — BOARD RECRUITMENT TECHNIQUES (TORONTO CREW)

Strong leadership and governance is critical for your chapter’s long-term success. On this call, we will share board recruitment techniques, selection and transition successes, succession planning and the importance of building strong committees. We will also touch on effective chapter governance, including bylaws, policies and procedures, strategic plans and implementation plans.

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Conference Call

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  • THE HONOURABLE ROD PHILLIPS, MINISTER OF FINANCE (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

The Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario Minister of Finance will be joining Toronto Board of Trade for an important event on the morning of Thursday, November 7, 2019 to discuss the Fall Economic Statement.

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Venue: Fairmont Royal York

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  • FALL NEW MEMBER RECRUITMENT EVENT (TORONTO CREW)

Join them for lunch in the offices of Bennett Jones LLP, and meet current and potential members. It is a great way to Network.

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: First Canadian Place, Suite 3400

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  • REMEMBRANCE DAY (CITY OF TORONTO)

Each November 11, the City of Toronto hosts Remembrance Day ceremonies to remember and pay respect to those who have given their lives in service to our country.  In serving their country and making the ultimate sacrifice, they created and shaped the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

Date: Monday, November 11th, 2019

Time: 10:45 AM

Venue: Toronto Old City Hall

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  • TASTE OF CALABRIA (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO)

The Region of Calabria, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, invites you to “Taste of Calabria”. Traditional cuisine paired with exceptional wines presented by the best chefs of the region and by local vendors. Join us for an evening of all things Calabria!

Date: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Liberty Entertainment Group,25 British Columbia Road

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  • ONTARIO ECONOMIC SUMMIT 2019 (ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

As the global business environment is rapidly changing, Ontario is faced with an unprecedented opportunity to position itself as a leader in the new economy. At OES, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and public policy officials will meet to debate and discuss how we can ensure Ontario is prepared for success and growth, and explore opportunities to navigate our unique advantages.

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop solutions to current economic challenges and explore new ways to build prosperity with visionary leaders from across North America.

Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: 105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada

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  • GUSTO CULTURA! TASTING DINNER (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO)

Experience the excellencies of the Southern Italian region of Calabria with the participation of three renowned chefs, Michelin Star Chef Antonio Abbruzzino, Chef Pino Barbino and Chef Giovanni De Luca, that will represent their region and its excellent food and wines. This event is a multi-course dinner with wine pairing prepared by the visiting chefs from Calabria.

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 633 King Street West Mezzanine. Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

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  • ONTARIO BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

For over 30 years, the Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAAs) have been celebrating business success in Ontario, and is now the most recognized industry gala in the province. OBAAs are awarded to businesses for their achievements in many areas, including innovation, market expansion, exporting, and corporate citizenship.

Date:  Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

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

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  • PENTOLA D’ORO (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO)

PENTOLA D’ORO is ICCO’s awards gala event that celebrates culinary arts, and recognize the extraordinary expertise and experience of individuals and organizations in Ontario’s food and beverage industry.

The gala is the perfect way to sum up our week-long event “Centitalia: Gusto Cultura!” where prominent chefs, food and wine experts, restaurateurs, influencers, educators, journalists, and foodies come together to celebrate the charm and simplicity of the Italian cuisine, showcase the authenticity and traceability of its ingredients and demo regional Italian dishes and specialties, while enhancing their qualities and uniqueness.

Date: Friday, November 15th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: The Arlington Estate, 8934 Huntington Road

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  • 27TH ANNUAL RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS GALA (WOMEN OF INFLUENCE)

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 on November 20th at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

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: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Canada

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  • INVEST IN EUROPE! (BELGIAN CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Business with Belgium (BWB) are Trade and Investment official Seminar Series offering practical advice on the growing opportunities in Belgium, the challenges companies may encounter, as well as the resources and strategies to succeed. Save the date ~ Business with Belgium Seminar “Invest in Europe”

Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 77 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto-Dominion Centre

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  • CANADA’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN: TOP 100™ AWARDS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT BY WXN)

The Leadership Summit brings together our Top 100 Award Winner community, corporate partners, members and guests to deliver a powerful day of learning and inspiration to align leaders, develop solutions to problems and introduce new strategies. We encourage you to invite your top talent to this inspiring day for professional development. Seats can be purchased and are on a first come, first served basis. The dress code for this event is business professional attire

Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Time: 9:15 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • U.S. THANKSGIVING DINNER AND SOCIAL IMPACT AWARDS (AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

AmCham Canada, Toronto-GTA invites you to celebrate U.S. Thanksgiving and the winners of our Social Impact awards.

Date:  Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue:  National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto ON

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  • BEYOND TOURISM: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF TORONTO’S “VISITOR ECONOMY” (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

More than 45 million people will visit Toronto this year, spending more than $9 billion across a diverse range of businesses. Join Tourism Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade for the release of a landmark economic study by Oxford Economics on Toronto’s tourism sector, followed by an expert panel on the connections between tourism and economic development.

Date: Monday, November 25th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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

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  • ICBE – IRANIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS EXPO (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

The Iranian-Canadian Business Expo (ICBE) will take place on November 29th and 30th, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. It’s the second annual trade show and convention that showcases the economic strength and importance of Iranian-Canadian entrepreneurs and business leaders to a global audience.

The ICBE brings together Iranian-Canadian professionals and also companies from other business communities in Canada in various diverse fields including information Technology (IT), manufacturing, finance, real estate and construction, as well as healthcare, law, education, entertainment and media. It enables participants to expand their collaboration to break new ground.

Date: Friday, November 29th and Saturday November 30th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • PUMPKIN PARADE (CITY OF TORONTO

Bring your carved pumpkin to Gibson House Museum for one last chance to showcase your design. Pumpkins will be lit up and displayed outside throughout the evening so community members can see their neighbour’s Jack-o-Lanterns shine once more and celebrate the end of Halloween together. Explore the historic house and discover what your future holds with Victorian-style divination, create a children’s craft to take home, play parlour games and enjoy some warm apple cider. This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Halloween programming. Gibson House is one of 10 Toronto History Museums where Toronto’s past, present and future meet. This Georgian farmhouse offers visitors a glimpse of 19th-century rural life in North York.

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: 5172 Yonge Street

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  • THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR  (EXHIBITION PLACE)

For 97 years The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has brought country to the city.
Every November, Toronto, Ontario hosts the largest indoor agricultural and equine event in the world. Enjoy ten days of world-class livestock and horticultural competition, dining, shopping, kids’ attraction, entertainment and the country’s best Horse Show on historic Exhibition Grounds. Make sure to catch the breathtaking RCMP Musical Ride on opening weekend.

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd

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  • DIWALI – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (SCHOOL OF FLAVOURS LTD)

Don’t miss last chance to enjoy an outdoor event before it’s all white in snow. From the creators of Taste of India, they are proudly presenting you, the ‘Festival of Lights.’

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square

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  • ALBANIAN SHORT FILM NIGHT 2019 (ALBANIAN FILM ASSOCIATION)

The Albanian Film Association Presents the 3rd Annual Albanian Short Film Night! Join them at Innis Town Hall at UofT in celebrating some of the best of contemporary Albanian language short film – for free!

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5

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  • TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS (HARBOURFRONT CENTRE)

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas. Since 1974, it has hosted over 9,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners. Mandated to advance the art of literature, TIFA connects curious readers of every kind with leading authors and provides forums to showcase Canadian talent to the world.

Date: Thursday, October 24th to November 3rd, 2019

Time: 07:00 PM

Venue: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2G8

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  • DAY OF THE DEAD (HARBOURFRONT CENTRE)

Join for the 16th anniversary of our Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration: an exploration of the ancient and contemporary traditions of Mexico’s oldest cultural celebration of life, heritage and family histories. This free, two-day, family-oriented festival is Toronto’s longest running celebration of one of Mexico’s most important holidays.

This year, they focus on the evolution of the ofrenda, offering a contemporary look through the vision of local and international Mexican artists as they bring new perspectives to the traditional form

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Venue: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario

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  •  ST. LAWRENCE MARKET PRESENTS EVENING AT THE MARKET

Evening at the Market is back for another night of food, drink and entertainment in the historic St. Lawrence Market!

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 7 pm-10 pm guests will be treated to a culinary adventure featuring the unique food dishes of South Market merchants, drinks, fun and a few special surprises.

Tickets include all food and drink for the event. All 63 St. Lawrence Market merchants will prepare a feast for the senses, bringing back the food event experience of the season.

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: St. Lawrence Market

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  • TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET (DISTILLERY DISTRICT)

The Toronto Christmas Market takes place in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District. The event, celebrating its 10th year, recreates the romance and magic of traditional European Christmas markets which date back to the early 1400s.

The Toronto Christmas Market features non-stop entertainment, European food delicacies, unique gift items from around the world, outdoor heated beer and mulled wine gardens, and a 50+ foot Christmas tree decorated with more than 40,000 lights and ornaments

Date:  Every Saturday November 14th, 2019 – December 22nd, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Distillery District, 9 Trinity St

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  • NATIONAL WOMEN’S SHOW 2019 (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

The ultimate girl’s day out! Shop for exclusive products at hundreds of exhibits! Sample delicious food and wine, get tips on healthy living, indulge in free mini makeovers, watch cooking demos, and find fun travel ideas! See the hottest styles and incredible fashions on the catwalk from the best brands and local designers.

Date: Friday, November 15th, to Sunday November 17th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: South Building 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

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  • TORONTO SANTA CLAUS PARADE (THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE)

Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade is the longest running children’s Parade in the world, broadcast across North America, as far away as New Zealand, Norway and Ireland.

See you on Sunday – and don’t forget to come cheer on the runners for The Holly Jolly Fun Run before the Parade too!

Date: Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM

Venue: Parliament and Bloor to St Lawrence Market, Toronto

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  • FREE ADMISSION TO ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Monday Night of each month and enjoy free admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 40 permanent galleries excluding special exhibitions.

Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Royal Ontario Museum, Queens Park, Toronto

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  • TORONTO AURORA WINTER FESTIVAL 2019 (CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION)

The CNE is presenting this year’s Aurora Winter Festival. Toronto’s Ontario Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities. Experience Canada’s largest winter festival this holiday season.

Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

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  • VEG HOLIDAY MARKET (BY TORONTO VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION)

For the 3rd year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is excited to host the Veg Holiday Market – a fully vegan market with gifts that give back! Start the day by pursuing unique cruelty-free wares with your friends and family, attending a veg workshop or two, and staying into the evening to enjoy a delicious treat, fireside, with your favourite seasonal music playing in the background.

Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street,Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

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  • CAVALCADE OF LIGHTS (CITY OF TORONTO)

The Cavalcade of Lights event will mark the official start to the holiday season in Toronto. The 53rd annual celebration will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s 60-foot (18-metre) Christmas tree, live musical performances, circus arts, a skating party and a spectacular fireworks display.

Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2,

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Toronto Fundraiser Events

 

  • TORONTO EAST ROTARY CLUB’S 10TH ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE (TORONTO EAST ROTARY CLUB)

The Toronto East Rotary Club is holding its 10th Annual Arts and Crafts Sale with 45+ diverse Artisans selling their creations.
Delicious baked goodies, hot chili and samosas will be available, together with live music, face painting and a draw.
Proceeds raised go to a number of community projects including the Out of the Cold Program at East minster.

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: East-minster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave

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  • NONPROFIT DRIVEN 2019 (BY ONTARIO NONPROFIT NETWORK)

Ontario’s non-profit sector is a positive force on the front-lines of community challenges and opportunities, providing on-the-ground solutions to improve people’s lives.

Date: Wednesday, November 27th  and 28th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 222 Bremner Blvd.Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

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  • PATHWAYS FORWARD: DCGT ANNUAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS CONFERENCE (BY DISTRESS CENTRES OF GREATER TORONTO)

Pathways Forward: DCGT Annual Survivors of Suicide Loss Conference

Each year, there are 4000 suicides in Canada. For every suicide loss, there are at least 10 family members, friends, co-workers and others forever impacted by that death. The impact of that suicide leaves unanswered questions, isolation, uncertainty and often no clear path forward.

Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: St. Michael’s Hospital,209 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8

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  • SANTA COMES TO BAY STREET – 16TH ANNUAL GIFT GIVING EVENT (BY SANTA COMES TO BAY STREET)

Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with this year’s event! It is sure to be a success with all your help!

On November 24 – November 25 Santa’s helpers will be bundling up donations of warm clothing, necessities, and customized gift bags with toys and requested items from wish lists. These gift bags are then packed into Santa’s sleigh where they will be taken to shelters and outreach programs in the GTA for the holiday season. Santa Comes to Bay Street helps support 15 different shelters and over 1,700 women and children, during this time.

Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Design Exchange 234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

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