June 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


  • How To Run Your Own Business Program – June 2017 Cohort

The How to Run Your Business Program is focused on helping clients develop their businesses ideas and growth plans.

The program is sector agnostic and is focused on helping entrepreneurs that are ready to take their business idea, or existing business, to the next level.

Date: May 30 – June 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Main Floor, Economic Development & Culture – Enterprise Toronto Library, North York, ON M2N 5V7

Host: Enterprise Toronto



  • Creative Business Design Workshop

Using the Creative Business Model Canvas approach – a lean and flexible business modeling tool– you’ll learn the core concepts of testing ideas, assessing feasibility and the process for implementation. Case studies, group discussion and break-out sessions make for a hands-on, practical learning experience. By starting smart, you’ll save time and money in the long run.

This workshop will benefit any creative seeking to learn the fundamentals of business design, test a new business idea, or expand an existing business.

Date: June 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University’s Transmedia Zone, 80 Gould Street, 2nd floor

Host: Artscape Daniels Launchpad




Join business leaders and elected officials from the southeast U.S. and eastern Canada for this three-day conference aimed at increasing business on both sides of the border. If you are looking to expand your business, this event is where you need to be.

Within these three days you will:

  • Meet face-to-face with pre-selected business prospects
  • Get industry insights and share best practices
  • Meet with multi-national companies seeking new products and services for their supply chain

Date: June 4 – 6, 2017

Venue:  Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Host:  The Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP)


  • 2nd Business Law and Legal Issues Facing Finance Professionals Conference

This year’s conference, “Good Agreements Prevent Disagreements”, will discuss some of the more common business agreements. The goal is to provide attendees with an understanding of clauses customarily included in standard agreements, to help attendees assist their counsel in drafting business agreements which reflect the business purpose and cover the eventualities, and to limit the liability that may face the business during the execution of the agreement.

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

Venue: KPMG LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R2

Host: CPDonline.ca



  • Managing for Growth Series: Develop a Vision, Purpose, Values and Strategies to succeed

Strategist Robert Murray will provide CEOs with the tools needed to engage and inspire your team to execute your business plans with ownership and enthusiasm.

Robert Murray has created a simple approach to developing an organization’s Vision, Purpose, Values and Strategies. He has built plans for over 100 organizations around the world and will share his experiences in his presentation. CEOs, CFOs, small to medium business owners, entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend this event.

Date: June 6, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Venue:  Westin Prince Hotel – Crown Room     900 York Mills Rd.  Toronto, Ontario  M3B 3H2

Host: Hogg, Shain & Scheck



  • CERBA – Round Table with the Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova

CERBA is inviting you to a round table with H.E. Ala Beleavschi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova. The trade policies promoted by the Republic of Moldova are mostly geared towards attracting investments in the national economy which are capable of innovation, transfer of know-how and competitive goods for domestic and foreign markets, high added value and creating efficient technical and economic infrastructures in order to maximize the existing economic potential.

Date: June 7, 2017, 3:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

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



  • Keiretsu Forum Central Canada – Angel Capital Expo

Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest angel investor group with 50 chapters in 23 countries and 3,000+ members. The global network allocated USD$ 73 million into 168 growth stage companies during 2016, making it the most active angel investor organization on the planet. We are proud that Central Canada will be hosting its third annual Angel Capital Expo in Toronto.
Join us for a full day of deals: 30+ companies ready for investment and distribution.
Attend our exceptional networking and connect with 250+ investors, venture capitalists and 60+ entrepreneurs!

Date: June 8, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Venue:  IBM Canada. 3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON, L3R 9Z7

Host: IBM Canada



  • Canada India Business Symposium

Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) in collaboration with Consulate General of India in Toronto, supported by Government of Canada will hold a Canada India Business Symposium with Business Expo.

The event will aim to promote Canada India bilateral trade, investments and commerce and provide a platform for Canadian and Indian companies to showcase their products. A high profile Indian business delegation coordinated by Indo Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) and supported by the High Commissioner of Canada in India will be attending the event. In addition, business entrepreneurs, professionals, corporate executives and government officials in Canada and India will attend the symposium in large numbers. Click here for Program

The symposium will have an inaugural session on June 9th Morning, followed by plenary sessions and Business Expo. The event is expected to be attended by Canadian Federal ministers, provincial premiers and mayors of various cities among others.

Date: June 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto

Host:  Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC)



  • Annual Awards & Gala Night 2017!

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

Date: June 10, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building 222 Bremner Boulevard Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9 Canada

Host: Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC)


  • Canadian Association of Professional Speakers – The Leader’s Voice: Expand your Influence. Unleash The Extraordinary.

Facilitated Speaking Masterclass with Nabil Doss

You’ve successfully delivered your keynote a dozen – or a hundred – times. And yet, you’re starting to feel as if something is missing. It needs more impact. It needs a fresh perspective. It needs to increase its emotional power. Or, perhaps, you’re launching a brand new presentation and need some expert advice to make it come alive… Tap into the secrets of a seasoned Speaker Coach and movie trailer director’s expert cinematic approach to ignite your keynote and create a lasting impact on your audience.

Date: June 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Sandman Signature Hotel55 Reading Court, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Host: Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)



  • Canadian Association of Professional Speakers – The Trailer Code. Set your message in motion and Unleash the Extraordinary!

Facilitated Speaking Masterclass with Nabil Doss

Discover the secrets of immersive cinematic and narrative techniques to zero-in on the essence of your message and get the attention it deserves! The limits of your influence are defined by your capacity to express your vision. Tips from a Hollywood Movie Trailer Director to harness the immersive power of Movie Trailers and Unleash the Extraordinary!

Date: June 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Venue: Sandman Signature Hotel55 Reading Court, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Host: Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)



  • Bragging Writes Your Success: Strategies for Authentic Self-Promotion

join Victoria Turner, Executive Coach, Your Power Outlet, who will share her personal story and professional experiences. She will highlight how to develop authentic self-promotion strategies, how to bring them forward and why it can help your professional success.

Studies show that self-promotion is the best way to boost your performance in an organization, and this session will equip you with the willingness to do what you have been avoiding and self-promote.

Date: June 13, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

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

Host:  Women’s Executive Network



  • The Art of Leadership for Women

The Art of Leadership for Women features a unique combination of extraordinary women who have established themselves as dynamic and successful leaders, and attendees who bring diverse perspectives to the table.

It is an event about shared vision and connecting with like-minded people who know where you are coming from and where you want to go.

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

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building – Hall G, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON

Host:  The Art of Leadership for Women



  • “The Future of Marketing”

The Belgians In Canada series allows BCBC (Belgian CanadianBusiness Chamber) members to share the key elements of their success.

Featured Speakers: 

Jo-Ann McArthurPresident of Nourish Marketing – North America’s food and beverage experts

Andrea BonaiutoMarketing and Online Sales Manager North America, Brussels Airlines

Anthony Han, Executive Director, iOPW inc.

Date: June 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m

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

Host:  BCBC (Belgian Canadian Business Chamber)



  • Rising to the Occasion – How to Lead and Succeed

Join us as we welcome the founder of War Child, global humanitarian, and best-selling author Dr. Samantha Nutt to the Women of Influence Evening Series podium to talk about what makes an effective leader stand above the rest — and how we can all become one.
In her signature inspiring and informative style, Dr. Nutt will:

  • Look at the meaning and significance of leadership
  • Map out ways in which we can all be more effective leaders — in the world and in the workplace
  • Help us discover our own capacity to lead and advance

As a medical doctor, global humanitarian, and expert authority on current affairs, and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt is an exceptional leader who will inspire you to rise to the occasion.

Date: June 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue: One King Street West – Grand Banking Hall, 1 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1A1 

Host:  Women of Influence



  • OWIT Canada at 150: Women -Beacons of Hope in Global Trade and Business

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussion and high calibre networking as we honour our award winners. This year’s theme is “Canada at 150: Women -Beacons of Hope in Global Trade and Business”, featuring a fireside chat with a panel of dynamic and accomplished women in impressive leadership roles:

Kelli Saunders – President of Morai Logistics and 2016 OWIT Woman Exporter of the Year winner

Joy Nott – 2015 winner of the Joanna Townsend Excellence in Leadership in International Trade Award and President and CEO. Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E.Canada)

Jami Kilpatrick – Vice President, Business Development. UPS Canada

Date: June 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto ON M5X 1C1

Host:  Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)



  • Canadian German Conference on Security Technologies and Solutions

From June 18 – 22, 2017 a German business delegation will be visiting Toronto and Ottawa in order to explore the market potential for their proven security technologies and solutions and establish new business contacts. This program takes place in the framework of the foreign market entry program initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

The following German companies will be part of the delegation:

  • exploqii gmbh
  • CONET Solutions GmbH
  • megafunk schütze
  • SecureSystem GmbH
  • TESCON Sicherheitssysteme AG

Date: June 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Host:  CGCC (Canadian German Chamber of Commerce)



  • BCCTC (The British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce) Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities

Stunning championship course, gourmet lunch and dinner, hole/skill contests and prizes, grand raffle prizes, networking, promotion opportunity, support charities

Date: June 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Clublink’s Station Creek Golf Club, Gormley (Stouffville)

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



  • 2017 Annual Lunch

Do not miss the chance to hear firsthand about the Toronto Region’s wins, challenges & opportunities.

Immediately following the Board’s Annual General Meeting, members and guests are invited to join us for our Annual Luncheon, featuring a keynote address from His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto. As Toronto continues to earn global attention for its embrace of diversity and vibrant economy, the Mayor will speak about seizing that momentum to build a modern, competitive and equitable city.

Date: June 21, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St. W. Entrance 4th Floor

Host: Toronto Region Board of Trade



  • The Sponsorship Summit – How Corporate Canada is Investing in Female Leaders

This discussion is a turning point. Join us to learn how sponsorship works – and how to make it work for you. Our thought leaders will weigh in on:

  • The difference between sponsorship and mentorship
  • How sponsorship has been proven to impact the performance of an organization
  • How to get leadership buy-in and implement a sponsorship program across departments – or throughout a national organization
  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of a sponsor and sponsee
  • Tackling the taboos and getting to task
  • What makes an effective one-on-one sponsorship and how to measure its success

If you are in leadership or human resources and interested in accessing a proven business case for sponsorship, or an emerging leader looking for opportunities and insights to engage with a sponsor and advance your career, this conversation will leave you inspired and prepared to take the next step.

Date: June 21, 2017, 11:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Venue:  Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St., 8th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4Canada

Host:  Women of Influence




CREW Network has chosen Toronto for its 2017 Spring Leadership Summit. Toronto CREW members will have the unique opportunity to attend a CREW Network Event in our own city. You will network with CREW members from across North America, participate in engaging training opportunities and attend restaurant dine-arounds. Attendees will receive first hand updates about the mission and initiatives of CREW Network while we showcase our amazing city to our out-of-town guests.

Date: June 22 – 23, 2017

Venue: The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto

Host:  Toronto CREW Network



  • Canada’s Next 150 years: Realizing our Indigenous Potential

The Rotary Club of Toronto proudly presents Roberta Jamieson, a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, where she continues to reside with her family. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Roberta also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.

Date: June 23, 2017

Venue: The National Club, 303 Bay Street

Host: Carolyn Purden – The Rotary Club of Toronto



  • HITEC Toronto 2017

HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education and the world’s largest hospitality technology exposition. Sessions are led by industry peers and experts, and the unparalleled expo showcases the latest industry products and services from over 300 companies.

Date: June 26–29, 2017

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

Host:  HITEC Toronto



  • Empire FinTech Conference

Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world.

Date: June 27, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: THE GREAT HALL, 1087 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1H3, Canada

Host:  Empire Startups



  • Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC)

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), is pleased to announce that for the first time in its fourteen year history, ROC comes to Canada, bringing together more than 600 hotel revenue management executives for education, collaboration, and innovation. The event will be co-located with HITEC 2017, the world’s largest hospitality technology show.

Each year, ROC delivers the most compelling and comprehensive revenue management event for the hotel industry. In 2017, the program will focus on helping attendees adapt to and manage rapid changes and stay relevant in turbulent times. Education sessions will offer learning opportunities in the key areas of Data & Analytics, Leadership & Influence, and Environmental Forces.

Date: June 28, 2017

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

Host: The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)



  • Branding and Trademarks

What’s the difference between a brand and a trademark? Find out at our session when we discuss the definitions and how your brand and/or trademarks may impact your business. We’ll also discuss choosing and protecting your trademark and the best way to register the mark.
Who should attend?
Start ups, small businesses, entrepreneurs
Anyone who may want to file a trademark application

Date: June 28, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: PCK Perry + Currier, 500-1300 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3

Host: PCK Perry + Currier



Toronto Social Events



The Luminato Festival was born out of the cultural and creative energy of the city of Toronto and has become one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America. An event for people who are open to having art change their outlook on the world, the Luminato Festival transforms public spaces and creates a home for artists to play, share and create.

Date: June 14 to 25, 2017.

Venue: (check at https://luminatofestival.com)




Fort York is transformed into a foodie wonderland for four days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment. Operating much like a restaurant with lunch and dinner services, the festival comprises six half-day sessions, which last four to five hours and give guests the time to savour their pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls and enjoy the many attractions all in a lush outdoor setting.

This year’s chef line-up ranges from household names to emerging super stars. Grant van Gameran (Bar Isabel and Bar Raval), Trevor Lui (Kanpai Snackbar) and Claudia Bianchi (Actinolite) are just a few of the leading culinary masterminds in Canadian cuisine brought together by Taste of Toronto.

Dates: June 15 to 18, 2017

Venue:  Fort York National Historic Site




Known for presenting the best in Canadian and international talent, past concert performances include Sam Roberts, Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colin James, Kathleen Edwards, Suzie McNeill and Bruce Cockburn. The children’s stage is home to popular TV stars like The Backyardigans, Max & Ruby and Dora the Explorer, while the Family Fun Village offers stilt walkers and fire-eaters, exciting water shows, interactive sports activities, delicious food and unique crafters.
Date: June 16 to 18, 2017

Venue:  Port Credit Memorial Park, Mississauga




North by Northeast (NXNE) is a 10-day summer festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners and for digital interactive innovators, bridging the gap between technology and the arts. NXNE is an essential gathering spot for artists, industry professionals and fans.

in 2017, NXNE includes a major three-day music festival June 23 to 25, situated in the Port Lands at Cherry and Commissioner Streets. Among the dozens of major acts coming, the 2017 headliners are Passion Pit, Tyler The Creator and Post Malone. This “festival within a festival” also features comedy, food, art installations and midway rides.

Date: June 16 to 25, 2017

Venue:  (click http://nxne.com)




In its 30+ year history, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. Ten days of performances at 40 locations around Toronto offer a range of styles of music and venues from funky bars to elegant halls.

Date: June 23 to July 2, 2017

Venue:  (click here)



  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone™ In Concert

Featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Women’s Chorus from Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Justin Freer. The tour will feature a live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film on a high-definition screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Date: June 27 – 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts


Toronto Fundraising Events


  • Journey to Conquer Cancer

Run or walk to raise funds for lifesaving cancer research! No fundraising minimums. Join us this Father’s Day in the fight to conquer cancer in our lifetime.

Support any area of cancer research with no fundraising minimum! With 5K, 3K or 1K options available, everyone can join in the fight to conquer cancer in our lifetime.
The Journey to Conquer Cancer is a special event for a number of reasons. 90% of your fundraising dollars goes directly back into YOUR CANCER AREA OF CHOICE, you can run or walk in support of any area of cancer research, clinic, lab or patient care programs at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Date: June 18, 2017

Host: The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation