July 2019/ Major Events in Toronto

Business, Social and Fundraising Events

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

Toronto Business & Networking Events

  • ONTARIO & QUEBEC: ECONOMIC RELATIONS IN A NEW ERA (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Ontario & Québec share a rich history, and now it’s time to look forward. Don’t miss this chance to hear how Canada’s two largest provinces can team up to take on the challenges and opportunities of the new economy by enhancing co-operation and lowering barriers to interprovincial trade.

Date: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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

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  • SPEED NETWORKING EVENT (BLOCKCHAIN HOUSE)

Do you want to maximize your network? Well, Digital Finance Institute will be hosting a free Speed Networking event! Come out to meet other business professionals and grow your network, all while being entered in to win prizes! This is your chance to put yourself out there and build those valuable connections in a comfortable setting. Alcohol and light snacks will be served.

Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: 48 Hayden Street

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  • GARDEN PARTY AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER)

BCBC is happy to invite you to our Annual General Meeting followed by our Garden Party with special guest H.E. Johan Verkammen, Belgian Ambassador to Canada.

Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: 5 Ridout St, Toronto ON, M6R 1Z1

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  • “THE VOICE OF PERSONAL LEADERSHIP” – ONLINE (MOMPRENEURS)

This event is an online opportunity for Elite and Elite+ Mompreneur® members from across Canada to connect and come together for focused learning and online connections, where attendees will be guided with helpful tips and expert advice for their businesses and their everyday lives. Attendees will also be separated into small groups for purposeful masterminding and connecting!

Date: Monday, July 8th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Online

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  • PITCHITTOCITYHALL (OPEN PEOPLE NETWORK)

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

Date: Monday, July 8th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

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  • SUMMER NETWORKING: MARKETING FOR ENTREPRENEURS (ENTREPRENEURSPOINT)

This event is calling all entrepreneurs, startups, and business professionals. Bring an open mind and plenty of business cards, as networking is necessary in the business sector

Date:  Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: 117 Peter Street, Toronto, ON M5V 0M3

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  • EXPERIENCE OPENTEXT (ENTERPRISE WORLD)

OpenText Enterprise World is bigger and better than ever! New and updated programs focus on learning, networking, strategy insights, solution roadmaps and earning product certifications—all infused with amazing keynote speakers. There are more interactive programs than ever before with subject matter experts covering the topics most requested by our customers.

Date: Tuesday, July 9th to 11th, 2019.

Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • OPEN BANKING (BY CANADIAN LENDERS ASSOCIATION)

The Canadian Lenders Association is proud to host a series of workshops addressing tools, policies and fintech topics. This breakfast event will focus on open banking and how the financial sector can work toward an open data economy.

Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Venue: 77 King Street West, Suite 400

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  • 3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY SAFETY NETWORK FORUM (BY COMMUNITY SAFETY & WELLBEING UNIT OF THE CITY OF TORONTO)

The Community Safety and Wellbeing Unit will bring together all stakeholders connected to safety networks across our city. The focus of this year’s forum is Building Healthy Networks, an opportunity for members to learn more about building skills to implement and deliver local approaches to address issues relating to community safety and wellbeing. The forum will be an all-day event, with a special keynote address delivered by Chris Brillinger the Executive Director of Social Development, Finance and Administration of the City of Toronto.

Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street

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  • NETWORKING ON THE WATER: ANNUAL BOAT CRUISE (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Catch up with colleagues, connect with prospects, entertain clients. Take in scenic views of Toronto’s beautiful islands and world-class waterfront. Limited space available – don’t miss out!

Date:  Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Mariposa Cruise Lines

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  • IMPORTFEST 2019 (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

Canada’s Largest After-Market Automotive Car Show returns to Toronto on Saturday July 27, 2019 exclusively inside the Metro Toronto Convention Center – Presented by Vossen Wheels and Official Vehicle Sponsor – Acura Canada!

Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • ONEELEVEN TECH SUMMER SOCIAL (ONEELEVEN)

OneEleven is hosting its sixth annual Tech Summer Social, Connect with Toronto’s most innovative start-ups, iconic founders and influential investors over an open bar, food, music and carnival-style games.

Date: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: OneEleven, Railyard behind 325 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2Y1

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  • NETWORKING EVENT FOR WORKDAY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS (ALIGHT SOLUTIONS)

Are you a Workday professional and looking to expand your network? Alight is expanding in Canada! Join for a Happy Hour in downtown Toronto to network with other people in the Workday ecosystem

Date: Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Venue to be determined, Downtown Toronto

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  • WHEN FASHION MEETS NETWORKING (TORONTO FASHION INDUSTRY)

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

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

Date: Friday, July 19th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: 550 Wellington St. West

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  • YORK MASTERMIND NETWORKING EVENT (YORK MASTERMIND)

The York Mastermind Networking group is hosted at Vaughan City Hall, and is designed to inspire, motivate and educate entrepreneurs in Vaughan, York region and parts of the GTA to successfully overcome business challenges

Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30

Venue: 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive West

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  • iBRIDGES TORONTO (iBRIDGES)

iBRIDGES is an open, inclusive and collaborative initiative which aims to empower a worldwide high-tech entrepreneurial community, focused on those of Iranian descent, to exchange knowledge, best practices, and innovative thinking. The iBRIDGES community is committed to nurturing individuals who build and accelerate the growth of an “Innovation Economy” everywhere.

Date: Friday, July 26th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 101 College St, Toronto, Canada

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  • INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS WORKSHOP (NATANIA CREATES)

Hands up if Instagram can be a bit confusing sometimes. Knowing what to post let alone how to create it, then, understanding how the algorithm and hashtags work can be harder than it sounds.  Attendees will join me for an intimate hands-on interactive workshop where they will learn my step by step strategy on content creation, to creating content that converts, mastering the algorithm 101, how to identify and communicate with your audience and developing an Instagram Strategy so you know just what to do in the future.

Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Venue: 401 Logan Avenue, #Suite 216 Toronto, ON M4M 2P2

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Toronto Social Events

  • CANADA DAY FIREWORKS (CANADA’S WONDERLAND

On select dates throughout the 2019 season, Canada’s Wonderland will present its spectacular fireworks display when the Park closes at 10:00pm (weather permitting). Spend your day enjoying over 70 awesome rides, including the all-new thrill ride Yukon Striker and then settle in for an explosive fireworks display.

Date: Monday, July 1st, 2019

Time: 10:00 PM

Venue: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive

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  • PROMISE CHERRY BEACH 2019 (ILOVEPROMISE)

Celebrate the holiday weekend with dream guests from across our country along with fav local superstars!

Date: Monday, July 1st, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: 1 Cherry Street

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  • SUMMERLICIOUS (BY THE CITY OF TORONTO)

Surprise your taste buds! Savour the fresh flavours of summer with delicious three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at nearly 200 of Toronto’s favourite restaurants. Are you ready to try something new? Explore Toronto’s rich and diverse food history through Toronto’s Table, a new culinary event program presented by Toronto History Museums. Tickets are now on sale!

Date: Friday, July 5th to Sunday July 21st, 2019

Venue: Across Toronto

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  • 12 BEERS OF SUMMER FESTIVAL (BY GLADSTONE HOTEL)

A three-hour beer TASTE-A-THON featuring 12 amazing local breweries!

Put on your favourite tropical threads, it’s time to celebrate Ontario’s vibrant craft brewers at our annual 12 Beers of Summer Party!

Date: Friday, July 5th,2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

Venue: 1214 Queen Street West

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  • MEOWFEST 2019, TORONTO (BY MEOWFEST)

Meowfest, hosted by meowbox, is a global celebration for cat lovers supporting feline welfare and shelter cats! The festival is coming to Toronto for the first time, on July 6th 2019. Get ready for the purrfect day of your favorite celebrity cats, live music, food trucks, speakers, entertainment, shopping, adoptable cats and more! 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Toronto Cat Rescue and other local animal organizations.

Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 550 Bayview Avenue

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  • CARNIVAL 2019 OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The 50th Anniversary Festival Season begins with the Official Launch ceremony. This kickoff event gives the city of Toronto a taste of what’s to come in the upcoming weeks ahead. There is an array of performances by popular Caribbean music artists. It is a cultural showcase and celebration of the creative spirit of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

The Band Leaders for the parade showcase their elaborate costumes that will be presented in the Parade. As well, you will be able to taste some of the Caribbean’s traditional and favourite foods that will be available at many of the Festival events.

Date: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, ON

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  • TORONTO OUTDOOR ART FAIR (TORONTO OUTDOOR ART FAIR)

Over 360 emerging and established contemporary visual artists and makers, working in an array of disciplines, come together to showcase and sell their work directly to the public. The artist is always present at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.

Date: Friday, July 12th to Sunday July 14th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square.

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  • TORONTO LIFE GARDEN PARTY 2019 (BY TORONTO LIFE)

Toronto Life will once again bring together music, food and the gorgeous outdoors in our fifth annual Garden Party. Eat your way through the top catering in the city while sipping signature beverages.

Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East

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  • BRAZILFEST – 16TH ANNUAL TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BRAZILFEST (BY ITABRAS ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS INC.)

The rhythms of Brazil will be expressed and celebrated with the help of a diverse and high-quality team of performers and bands.

The Festival will offer its attendees the opportunity to be closer to the performers, get a chance to enjoy a taste of Brazil with Brazilian style foods and a family area for families with children to BrazilFest is now considered a part of the Toronto calendar list of many great events that stimulates and celebrates the collective heritage and multicultural diversity of Toronto.

Date: Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 1595 St. Clair Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6E 1C5

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  • 2019 THE ROSÉ PICNIC | CANADA’S LARGEST PREMIUM FESTIVAL & PICNIC (BY THE ROSÉ PICNIC)

Enjoy the ultimate rosé experience at Canada’s Largest Premium Picnic! Sip the best of the best from Ontario’s local & finest rosé wineries as well as global favourites and indulge in gourmet fare curated by celebrity chefs. Set on the stunning and lush grounds on the grounds of Stanley Barracks at Hotel X Toronto, you can set up your picnic blanket and dance your heart out to live music and DJs all day! For an even more premium experience reserve one of our VIP tables/suites.

Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection, Newfoundland Road, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • FRED ARMISEN IN TORONTO (JFL42)

Fred Armisen is an actor, comedian, voice artist, screenwriter, producer, singer and musician best recognized as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live from 2002 through 2013, which won him a Peabody Award. As co-creator and co-star of IFC’s famed sketch comedy series Portlandia, Armisen was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: 147 Danforth Avenue

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • BLOOD DONATION EVENT (CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES)

Summer can be challenging for blood donations. Vacations can mean less donors, but increased traffic on the roads can mean higher demand for blood. You can help. Join #CanadasLifeline in July!

Date: Monday, July 1st, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue: St Philip Neri Catholic Church, 2100 Jane Street

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  • GRATITUDE FUNDRAISING DINNER 2019 (BY TORONTO GRATITUDE COMMITTEE)

The Toronto Gratitude Committee is the planning committee for the Annual Gratitude Roundup Conference – which is an Alcoholics Anonymous Conference with Al-Anon participation.  ​It is hosted by the Toronto LGBTQ sober community and our friends. Everybody is welcome at the Gratitude Roundup!

Date: Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: 240 Manor Road East, Toronto, ON M4S 1R8

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