July 2017/ Major Events in Toronto

 Business, Social and Fundraising Events

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

 

Toronto Business Networking Events

 

  • Writing Killer Web Content

Sharpen your pencils and take out your notebooks. This hands-on workshop will get you and your website working. Website content is the often overlooked sister of great design. Your web copy needs to promote your business, attract your ideal clients, and represent you in the best light. Instructor Helen Tremethick will show you how in this full-day workshop. The workshop is limited to just 15 participants, so you’ll have plenty of access to the instructor. We’ll brainstorm, write lists, discuss direction, and go through the nitty-gritty of building your unique voice. You’ll also build confidence and acquire the tools you need to ensure your online message is clear and consistent.

Date: July 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Venue: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

Host: Camp Tech

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  • Enterprise World 2017

Enterprise World 2017 is OpenText’s annual conference for users, partners, and anyone with a keen interest in discovering how new technologies from Engagement to Insight can improve the way their organization accesses information and conducts day-to-day business.

There are many new elements of this year’s event which will broaden the audience and provide a conference-within-a-conference experience. The event will feature over 200 breakout sessions, compelling keynotes from industry thought leaders, an Enterprise Expo with technical demos, partner solutions, networking opportunities, and more.

Date: July 10 – 13, 2017

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Host: OpenText

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  • Startup Drinks with TorontoStarts

Startup Drinks is a casual gathering that fosters grassroots relationship building where startup founders, partners, and enthusiasts come together to exchange ideas, share knowledge, discuss challenges and learn from one another. Come for a drink, make some new connections and talk shop with developers, designers, marketers, community organizers, writers, artists, etc.

Date: July 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Marché Brookfield Place Street Level, 42 Yonge Street, in Brookfield Place across from the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

Host: Startup Toronto

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  • Connections & Networking – Oakville

Join Milton & Halton Region Licensee, Deborah Hilton while we network with each other and learn how Mompreneurs can be your business family!

Date: July 11th, 2017, 10:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Metabolic Care Clinics-2501 Third Line, Oakville, ON

Host:  Mompreneurs

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  • Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

You don’t need a big budget to get noticed on the web – you just need creativity! Savvy business owners are turning to bootstrap marketing to amplify their message online, with very little marketing dollars. In this hands-on, beginner-level workshop lead by Camp Tech’s own Marketing Manager Tara Wilkins, you’ll learn the tricks and tools needed to effectively market your business online, on a shoestring budget.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:

  • high quality instruction by a marketing professional
  • small class size
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • digital marketing references and templates to keep

Date: July 11, 2017, 06:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

Venue: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

Host: Camp Tech

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  • Intro to Email Marketing with MailChimp

engaged with customers. But success takes more than a monthly newsletter blasted to a list of email addresses. In this hands-on workshop for beginners, you’ll learn how to collect information from subscribers; intelligently segment your lists; create responsive, mobile-friendly emails; and set up automated email campaigns, all through MailChimp’s free and delightfully easy-to-use service. We’ll also cover the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation, so you learn how to use email marketing legally and effectively!

Date: July 12, 2017, 01:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Venue: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

Host: Camp Tech

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  • Women in PR Canada – Annual Summer Soiree – Toronto

Join Women in PR Canada at our first annual summer soiree in Toronto for an energizing evening of networking at The Faculty Club, University of Toronto.

This event is a great opportunity for you to learn more about our organization, enjoy the company of industry friends and meet new women (and men!) who are united in their PR careers.

Date: July 13, 2017, 5:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue: The Faculty Club, University of Toronto, 41 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C7

Host: The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations

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  • Intro to Google Analytics

In this 3-hour Intro to Google Analytics class, you’ll learn how to get Google Analytics set up and installed properly, create custom views, create segments to compare data and configure simple goals for your website. Discover how to generate reports that will give you valuable insight into your site’s visitors and their behaviour, so you can help your website perform to its potential.

Date: July 13, 2017, 06:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

Venue: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

Host: Camp Tech

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  • Behind the Curtain: A day in the life of…

Capital One would like to invite business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs to come and join a cocktail event with Lainey Lui. She will talk and discuss behind-the-curtain look at what a day in her life looks like. Lainey will delve into some of the early struggles in her career, and the daily challenges and triumphs that she faces as she co-hosts CTV’s The Social, ETalk Reporter and manages her celebrity gossip blog.

Come prepared to be inspired, enlightened and entertained at this after-work cocktail event.

Date: July 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

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

Host: Capital One

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  • Brilliant British Patio Bash

Join Brilliant British Patio Bash with British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce to celebrate summer. Bring your business partners or colleagues to network with other business professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners while enjoying Live British Music and many other exciting activities.

Date: July 18, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: MuvBox Patio, Brookfield Place, Toronto.

Host: British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCCTC)

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  • Networking on the Water

Take a break from the city, build your network and enjoy a fun summer evening against a spectacular backdrop of the Toronto skyline.

  • Catch up with colleagues, connect with prospects, entertain clients
  • Take in scenic views of Toronto’s beautiful islands and world-class waterfront
  • Enjoy tasty appetizers compliments of Mariposa Cruises, along with a cash bar

Date: July 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue:  Mariposa Cruise Lines, room Captain Matthew Flinders

Host:  Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • Social Media Advanced

You will learn how to write content that’s appropriate for your brand, use scheduling tools to make your life easier, and discover how to run a successful social media campaign (like a contest or other promotion) from start to finish. We’ll also touch on social media metrics and analytics, so you can quantifiably measure your efforts. After attending this class, you will have a much better understanding of Facebook and Twitter best practices for your business.

Date: July 18, 2017, 06:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

Venue: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

Host: Camp Tech

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  • Intro to Search Engine Marketing with Google AdWords

Search Engine Marketing (and particularly Paid Search using Google’s AdWords system) is a great way to increase traffic to your website and generate leads, even on a small budget. Internet Marketing maven Geoff Marcy will teach you how to setup an ad campaign using AdWords, and create a powerful ad with copy that works. You’ll learn targeting and bidding techniques to get in front of your ideal audience, how to setup and manage high performing keyword lists, and how to track and analyze your ad campaigns.

Date: July 20, 2017, 01:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Venue: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

Host: Camp Tech

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  • WordPress for Beginners

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

Date: July 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Venue: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto

Host: Camp Tech

REGISTER HERE

 

  • Frites Night – The Monthly Event of the Belgian Community

Frites Night is an after work event open to everyone interested in meeting old friends or making new ones in a Belgian atmosphere. Frites Night is a monthly event open to all that allows you to network effectively in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people or just have a good time with friends!

Frites Night welcomes you in various special locations in downtown Toronto.

Each month Frites Night gives you the chance to win prizes through its many partners!

Come try amazing Belgian food & beer!

Date: July 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Venue: TBA

Host: Belgian Canada Business Chamber (BCBC)

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  • 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society

Organized by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference’s intensive three-day program will feature full papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology.

Date: July 28 – 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Host: Social Media Lab

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  • The First Iranian-Canadian Women’s Leadership Conference

This conference is a collaboration between Tirgan and the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) to host the first Canadian Leadership Conference with a focus on women with Iranian origins. This event, held at the prestigious Agha Khan Museum.

Date: July 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr, North York, Ontario M3C 1K1

Host: Tirgan and the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF)

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Toronto Social Events

 

  • REDPATH TORONTO WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

Join the fun on the waterfront for Canada’s 150th birthday as the Royal Canadian Navy brings a 440-foot naval frigate and lots of interactive on-land activities, Rhythm of the Nation entertains, the West Coast Lumberjack Show amazes you with feats of prowess and the World’s Largest Rubber Duck floats into the harbour! Come #CanuckItUp

Date: July 1 – 3, 2017

Venue: Toronto Harbourfront

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  • TD SALSA IN TORONTO FESTIVAL

TD Salsa in Toronto Festival spans a three-week period and culminates in Salsa on St. Clair, a two-day street fest. With mucho music, dance, food and family fun, Salsa in Toronto attracts hundreds of thousands of salsa lovers from near and far.

Dates: July 4 – 7, 2017

Venue:  St. Clair

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  • BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND

Folk-rock legend Bob Dylan and His Band are hitting the stage this summer in Toronto. Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He has written and recorded some of the most groundbreaking material in musical history, including classics like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” and “I Want You”.

Date: July 5, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Venue: Air Canada Centre

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  • TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL

The Fringe Festival features more than 155 indie shows in every genre of theatre in more than 30 venues across the city. There are new plays and old favourites, experimental works and fresh hits. Dance lovers can check out dance productions and families can look forward to FringeKids! shows for even the littlest Fringer.

Date: July 5 – 16, 2017

Venue:  (click here)

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  • BUD LIGHT DREAMS FESTIVAL

Dreams Music Festival is a 19+ boutique festival experience for a discerning electronic music fan, taking place on the shores of Lake Ontario.  A new luxury festival with a familiar feel, Dreams is a two day, three stage, outdoor, sensorial celebration of Toronto’s music and arts community.
Date: July 7 – 8, 2017

Venue:  RBC Echo Beach

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  • SUMMERLICIOUS

For two mouth-watering weeks in July savour delicious three course, prix-fixe menus offered by some of the finest chefs in the city. Check out several of the over 200 participating restaurants and you can experience an amazing array of culinary excellence. Bon Appetit!

Date: July 7 – 23, 2017

Venue:  (click here)

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  • BEACHES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Unfolding each summer in the heart of the lakeside neighbourhood, the celebration of music features a dynamic roster, multiple stages, a popular street fest and an enticing line-up of gourmet food trucks. And all the performances are FREE.

Date: July 7 – 30, 2017

Venue:  (click here)

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  • TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition offers a fresh-air and free alternative to conventional art shows and galleries with over 300 artists participate and 100,000 visitors attend the exhibition every year. Art dealers and collectors are highly encouraged to visit because of established artists, undiscovered talents and innovative students sell their work directly to the public.

Date: July 7 – 23, 2017

Venue:  (click here)

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  • TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

Every summer the streets of Toronto come alive with the sights, sounds and spirit of the Caribbean. And every year it draws carnival fans young and old, near and far to celebrate their heritage, music and, of course, food. In 2017, the 50th anniversary means an extra-special year, so you don’t want to miss this!

Date: July 11 – August 7, 2017

Venue:  (click here)

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  • HONDA INDY TORONTO

Honda Indy Toronto is among the most respected motorsports events in North America and features a week-long festival-like atmosphere that includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, live entertainment and interactive activities.

Date: July 14 – 16, 2017

Venue:  (click here)

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  • TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER

The festival celebrates Canada’s rich brewing history by featuring more than 120 brands from around the world as well as many Ontario craft brewers. The event has become Canada’s largest beer festival with 30,000 people attending every year.

Date: July 28 – 30, 2017

Venue:  Toronto Exhibition Place

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