May 2018/ 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

 

  • WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: ANGEL INVESTING, VENTURE FOR CANADA

Join Venture of Canada for an interactive evening of food and discussion at the Women in Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Angel Investing. Hear from leading founders and funder about the path to becoming an angel investor and what you need to know when receiving an angel investment.

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 |

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Dentons | 77 King Street West #500

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  • CONVERSE & CONNECT AFTER WORK NETWORKING (TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE )

Join us after work for refreshments at JOEY, where you can mix and mingle with our diverse network of members, exchange ideas and build connections.

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, From

Time: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM

Venue: JOEY Eaton Centre  #1 Dundas St. W, Toronto

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  • THE SAGE SESSIONS 

The Sage Sessions is a single-day event designed for Sage customers driving our economy. This is a must-attend event that delivers a learning, training and networking experience that will inspire you to drive your business forward. Focused on the Sage product portfolio and roadmaps, Sage Sessions provide Sage customers, partners, and accountants with actionable tools and insightful knowledge

Date: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM -6:00 PM

Venue: Westin Toronto, One Harbour Square Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

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  • PRIVACY BY DESIGN IN AN ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to amazing discoveries and efficiencies, but it cannot be at the expense of privacy. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be – we can have both artificial intelligence and privacy, as long as we proactively embed privacy into the design of AI, in an effort to avoid the harms. The seven Foundational Principles of Privacy by Design create the path forward to a world in which privacy and technology can not only co-exist but can be enhanced. Ridding ourselves of zero-sum paradigms will be an essential component of building doubly-enabling systems.

Date:  Wednesday, May 9th,  2018,

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Venue: The Michener Institute, St. Patrick Campus – Auditorium 222 St. Patrick Street Toronto, Ontario Canada

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  • STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? How do you move out of survival mode and change your mind-set from goal orientation to learning from the journey? Hear from our successful entrepreneurs as they share their stories and key takeaways

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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

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  • IP LICENSING BUSINESS BASICS: FOR IP PROFESSIONALS AND TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

This one-day course provides an overview of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives. Each topic, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five sections with examples, exercises, and interactions between instructors and fellow students. Topics include an introduction to IP, the basics of IP commercialization and licensing, determining reasonable license fees and royalty rates, managing risks, and a licensing case study

Date: Friday, May 11st, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Venue: Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower 200 Bay Street, Suite 3800 Toronto, ON M5J 2Z4

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  • NETWORKING AND PUB NIGHT (BRITISH CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE )

Join us for an evening of business networking in a comfortable setting, Event organized by British Canadian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Date: Tuesday, May 15th

Time: 6:00 PM  – 9:00 PM

Venue: PJ O’Brien’s Pub ~ 39 Colborne St, Toronto

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  • FEDERAL ECONOMIC POLICIES FOR SME INTERACTIVE SESSION (INDO-CANADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

For the first time ever, seven Canadian federal ministers will be discussing federal economic policies that impact Canada’s small businesses at an exclusive tête-à-tête organised by the Board of Directors of the ICCC

Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue:  Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce 924, The East Mall, Toronto, M9B 6K1

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  •  ENTREPRENEURS IN TECHNOLOGY TO | A DISCUSSION ON SCALING A STARTUP

With Toronto as the burgeoning hub for Canada’s tech industry, it’s no surprise that it has served as a launch pad for many tech startups. Having paved the way for companies like Ritual, StackAdapt and 500px – Toronto is filled with driven indivuduals, ready to bring something new to the table.Date:

Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: 460 King Street West Enter through the glass doors on Spadina

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  • WOMEN IN INSURANCE TORONTO

The inaugural Women in Insurance conference will  address the key challenges faced by women in the insurance profession. Through personal stories, panel discussions and networking, this event will examine issues facing women in insurance and how we can learn from one another to advance and empower women in the insurance field. Be encouraged and inspired at this event, where you will engage with today’s women of influence and emerging leaders in insurance.

Date: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Venue:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, M5V 2W6

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The world of work is moving quickly and keeping on of top of the skills you need to develop to advance your career can be difficult. Our panel of experts from the Brookfield Institute of Innovation + Entrepreneurship will delve into issues of technological change, automation and digital literacy to connect you to future trends destined to impact your career.

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Time: 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Venue:  Toronto Regional Board of Trade  4th Floor – Lennox Hall East

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  • TRADE AND INVESTMENT SEMINAR SERIES (BELGIUM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Trade and Investment Seminar Series offering practical advice on the growing opportunities in Belgium and the European Union, the challenges companies may encounter, as well as the resources and strategies to succeed. In partnership with CIC Canadian International Council Toronto Branch and OWIT Organization of Women in International Trade.

Date: Friday, May 18th, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

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

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  • BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018 (ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Every year, the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) Gala brings together business, government and cultural leaders from our community to recognize companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements, as well as their contribution to the community’s ongoing prosperity.

Date: Thursday, May 24th , 2018

Time: Event Starts at 5:00 PM

Venue: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex 25 British Columbia Road
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • THE FUTURE OF TALENT: HOW ON-DEMAND EXECUTIVES ARE TRANSFORMING ORGANIZATIONS (TORONTO REGION BOARD TRADE)

Whether you’re a young business ready to scale up or a large organization with a specific skills gap on your senior team, renting a fractional executive could be just what you need.

Date:Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Registration: 11:30 AM

Venue: Toronto Region Board Trade 4th Floor Lennox Hall

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS

This groundbreaking artist’s exhibition sells out fast wherever it goes, and as a first for the AGO and Toronto it is bound to be popular. Explore time and space through Kusama’s immersive infinity rooms, mesmerizing paintings and playful sculptures.

Date:  March 3 – May 27, 2018

Venue:  Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4

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  • YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED  (GUIDED MEDITATION)

Clear your head, silence your phone, and experience YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED in solitude on a quiet Saturday morning. Co-presented with the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto, these intimate guided meditation sessions will take place in the exhibition space, just before the museum opens to the public. Situated specifically within Ono’s Stone Piece installation, visitors will receive introductory meditation instruction, and a deeper understanding of how to bring present-moment awareness into daily life. Each session will be followed by a tea and conversation.

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Time:  9:00 am – 10:30 am

Venue: The Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • SPRING BIRD FESTIVAL

Visit the Spring Bird Festival to learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and to celebrate Bird Day! All ages and birding abilities welcome.

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Tommy Thompson Park 3 Leslie St., Toronto ON, M4M 3H7

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  • CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

Now in its 37th year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 7 nights of performances, over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.

Date: May 8th – May 12th, 2018

Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street W.

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  • TASTEMAKER TORONTO

The historic Kiln Building in the Evergreen Brick Works is transformed into a foodie wonderland for two days of eating, drinking and entertainment. Toronto’s greatest and hottest restaurants dish up their best in a rustic setting in the heart of the city. Add to that dozens of producers of the finest food, beverages and premium brands providing a bountiful food market, and you have a can’t-miss culinary festival.

Date: May 18 & 19, 2018

Venue: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8

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  • DOORS OPEN TORONTO

Toronto was the very first city to host Doors Open in North America! Architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings open their doors for the weekend and highlight the people who built the city. All for free.

Date: May 26 to 27, 2018

Venues: Various buildings across Toronto

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  • SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

As the largest photography festival in the world, CONTACT is a premiere cultural event with a broad range of international programming. Every May in Toronto participants exhibit in a variety of venues, from major public museums to private galleries and many alternative spaces such as billboards and the facades of significant cultural buildings.

Date: April 27 to May 31, 2018

Time:  Tuesday–Friday From  11:00 AM —6:00 PM and  Saturday From 12:00 PM –5:00 PM

Venue: Throughout Toronto

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Toronto Fundraising Events

 

  • SPRING FOR PEACE

Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of Spring for Peace Gala at the stunning, Enjoy the party, bid on incredible prizes and hit the dance floor while supporting a great cause. Since 2010, Spring for Peace has raised over $2.5 million, enabling  Peacebuilders Canada to offer access to justice and empowerment programs to Toronto’s youth.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Venue: The Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King Street East – Level 17 Toronto, Ontario M5A 0N1

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  • GIVING HOPE & AUCTION – FOR MELANOMA AWARENESS

Save Your Skin Foundation is hosting the 2018 Giving Hope Gala and Auction to bring awareness to Melanoma Month, raise funds to support the work of the foundation and the patients we help, and to unify collaborative efforts of involved stakeholders nationwide.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Venue: St. James Cathedral Centre 65 Church Street Toronto, ON M5C 2E9

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  • SPRING INTO ACTION! WALK OR RUN FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN TORONTO

Come join us for the 2018 Spring Into Action! Walk/Run for mental health through beautiful Sunnybrook Park. 2km and 5km options available. There will be family activities, a BBQ and more after the Walk/Run.

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Venue: Inside out, 210 Laird Drive, Toronto, Ontario  M6J 2H

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