May 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

 

  • INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY CANADA (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS CHAMBER)

It’s time to mix and mingle, food networking, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

Date: Monday, May 6th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, 850 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1P 2K2

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  • ANNUAL FINTECH PRICING FORUM (SIMON-KUCHER)

This event is geared towards executive leadership and senior management looking to network with peers and gain new insight into monetization strategies. they look forward to welcoming you at the event and hope you can join for the cocktail reception afterwards!

Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Time:  1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Venue: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • COACHING TALENTED WOMEN PROGRAM – WORKSHOP (WOMEN OF INFLUENCE)

Coaching Talented Women is designed to provide leaders with the coaching tools needed to support the most talented women within your organization in advancing their careers. Successfully utilized by the Women of Influence Advancement Centre for over 6 years, this program is now being offered to the public. The coaching tools that will be learned and developed in this program are proven to help women advance in their careers. These coaching tools have been theirs “secret sauce” and they are ready to share their recipe with any leader who wants to grow skills to better support the high potential women on their team or in their organization.

Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: 901 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, M5V3H5 Canada

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  • SHUFFLE SOCIAL MIXER – NETWORKING FOR PROFESSIONALS
    (SHUFFLE SOCIAL MIXER)

The Shuffle Social Mixer is where ideas can flourish and new professional partnerships can thrive. Their networking events are focused on enhancing the community, fostering strong relationships, self-improvement and mentorship.

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 550 Wellington Street West. Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

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  • #PITCHLTCITYHALL  (BY 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: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Toronto City Hall

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  • RESILIENCE (WXN)

Having overcome devastation and now eight years as president of one of the 20 most respected brands in Canada, Lisa (President FedEx) shares her story to inspire others to find fulfillment, achieve goals, and navigate what curve balls life may throw. Her story proves that living each day with purpose and gratitude in the face of adversity is possible.

Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Time:  11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Ave

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  • BREAKFAST NETWORKING (MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

Come join for a great morning with networking and a delicious breakfast at Angus Glen Golf Club!

Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Time: 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Venue: 10080 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON, L6C 1N9

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  • 17TH ANNUAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA (CANADIAN-CROATIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

The awards evening is designed to formally recognize leadership, innovation and excellence within the Croatian-Canadian community and significant contributions by Croatian-Canadians to Canadian society as a whole. Please join for an evening of outstanding recognition, fine food, and entertainment!

Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington, Ontario.

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  • “LEARNING FROM THE ACHIEVERS” BUSINESS FORUM (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, May 11th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L3R 9W3

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  • THE CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE (SPIRE PHILANTHROPY)

The Corporate Partnership Conference, brought to you by Spire Philanthropy and The Sponsorship Collective, will explore the entire corporate partnership spectrum. From philanthropy to sponsorship to cause marketing…and everything in between

Experts from across Canada will be sharing their knowledge and best practices relating to how charities and brands work together to expand each other’s missions.

Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Time: 08:00 AM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1

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  • GLOBAL SPINE CONGRESS  2019 (AOSPINE)

The GSC – the only truly International Spine Congress of its kind – is one of the biggest gatherings for thousands of spine surgeons from all over the world. The congress provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow spine professionals, and to learn about the latest research, techniques, and technologies in spine surgery. The GSC will feature an exciting and unique scientific program with parallel sessions for three full days, covering a wide range of spine related topics. The Global Spine Congress is unique in its approach to sharing knowledge and developing new approaches to the treatment of spinal disorders in order to help advance spine care. The congress is open to all surgeons, spine practitioners, allied health care professionals and researchers.

Date: Wednesday, May 15th to Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • MEET TINA BROWN: THE VISIONARY WHO REINVENTED VANITY FAIR (WOMEN OF INFLUENCE)

Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and event producer. As editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, she reinvented and reinvigorated three ailing media brands; authored the best-sellers The Diana Chronicles, a biography of the Princess of Wales, and The Vanity Fair Diaries, about her time building the iconic magazine; launched online news outlet The Daily Beast; and founded the Women in the World summits.

Date:  Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Time: 11:15 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V2W6 Canada

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  • NETWORK TO @ COLLISION (BY CITY OF TORONTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CULTURE)

Join local and international political and business leaders fora post-Collision networking reception in the City of Toronto’s Council Chambers in its world-renowned City Hall.

With over 25,000 international delegates descending upon Toronto for Collision, this will be an opportunity to engage with decision-makers, learn more about Toronto’s innovation community, and see firsthand why Toronto’s tech community is the fastest growing in North America.

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Toronto City Hall

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  • 2019 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO ICCO)

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

Date:  Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Time: Cocktail Reception: 5:00 PM, Dinner Gala Reception: 6:30 PM

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

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  • MBT ULTIMATE B2B NETWORKING EXPO (MARKHAM BOARD OF TRADE)

Join for an evening of networking while enjoying refreshments and appetizers in the expansive showroom, featuring the best solutions available for office furnishings!

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Venue:  Source Office Furnishings, 250 Steelcase Rd E #5, Markham, ON. L3R 1G2

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  • TORONTO TECH SUMMIT 2019 (BY GENESYS)

The Toronto Tech Summit is a day focused around embracing ideas that give us the ability to craft incredible experiences through technology. They bring thought leaders and industry influencers to an audience filled with technology professionals and enthusiasts.

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM

Venue: MaRS Discovery District (Auditorium) 101 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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  • 9TH NATIONAL FORUM OF CANADA-CHINA ECONOMIC POLICY  (THE CHINA INSTITUTE)

The China Institute of the University of Alberta will host its 9th annual “National Forum on Canada-China Investment and Trade” on May 24, 2019. The theme this year is “Navigating Economic Engagement through Troubled Waters.” This one-day event will be held at the Omni, King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto. The Forum will bring together officials with responsibility for diplomatic and trade policies, industry leaders, and leading experts on trade and investment issues.

Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM

Venue: Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, ON

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  • FRITES NIGHT (BELGIAN CANADIAN BUSINESSCHAMBER)

Frites Night is a monthly event organized by the Belgian Community that is open to all, that allows you to network in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

Date: Tuesday May 28th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue:  Prenup Pub, 191 College St, Toronto

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  • IRELAND CANADA SUMMIT 2019 (IRELAND-CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TORONTO)

The biennial summit will include an outstanding line-up of speakers offering unique insights on key issues of the day. Full program to be announced shortly including: His Excellency Jim Kelly Irish Ambassador to Canada, The Chief Economist of Scotiabank, and trade experts from Gowling WLG.

Date: Tuesday May 28th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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

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  • ANALOG TO DIGITAL: DISRUPTION IN THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (TORONTO CREW)

Technology is transforming how commercial real estate is transacted, developed, valued and managed. But how do we engage and create value, while managing some of the unique legal and business risks that can arise?

Join fellow Toronto CREW members for a panel discussion hosted by Osler on disruption in the commercial real estate sector.

Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Time:  100 King Street West, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • ONTARIO CRAFT WINE CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW (ONTARIO CRAFT WINERIES)

The second annual Ontario Craft Wine Conference & Trade Show brings together Ontario’s craft wine industry leaders and professionals for one day of education, networking, and an industry trade show featuring 60+ exhibitors, 12+ educational sessions (and a keynote address), networking, lunch and Ontario craft VQA wine. Education topic streams include regulatory, sales & marketing, finance, operations, and technical.

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Time:  7:30 AM

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

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  • 2019 SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival presents the 23rd edition of the city-wide event May 1 to 31, including its Core Programming of 23 Primary Exhibitions and 15 Public Installations. Influential American artist Carrie Mae Weems will headline this year’s Festival with an exhibition in five parts sited at distinct locations across the city, representing her first solo exhibition in Canada

Date: Wednesday. May 1st, to Friday, May 31st, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM –6:00 PM

Venue: Across Toronto

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  • HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX IN CONCERT (TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA)

Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series.

For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition

Date: Thursday, May 2nd, to Saturday May 4th, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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  • TORONTO JEWISH  FILM FESTIVAL (TJFF)

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) explores the global diversity of Jewish stories from around the world

Date: Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 12th. 2019

Time: Different schedules each day

Venue: Various cinemas around Toronto

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  • ANNUAL SPRING TOAD FESTIVAL (TORONTO ZOO)

Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! Although the emergence and courtship of toads is the main event, there are heaps of other fun activities for children and adults alike, including: air-brush tattoos, Toady the Mascot, information on how to become a Frog Watcher or Turtle Detective, and froggy games like “Fish for a Prize.”  It’s “toad-ally” fun for the whole family! Check out our enhanced Canadian Wetlands and see what you can find!

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Toronto Zoo

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  • TORONTO COFFEE & TEA EXPO (THE TORONTO COFFEE & TEA EXPERIENCE)

The annual Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo will return to unearth and celebrate the city’s buzzing café culture — with its best baristas, roasters, tea sommeliers, blenders, distributors, coffee shops and café gear.

Coffee and tea lovers will discover what’s brewing in the minds of leading coffee and tea innovators as they explore exhibitors, savour unlimited free samples, learn industry secrets and participate in new and returning hands-on programs — like free TIY (Tea-It-Yourself) workshops and How to Be a Barista classes.

Date: Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: CF Shops at Don Mills, Town Square, 1090 Don Mills Rd, ON, M3C 3R6

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  • TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (YUNUS EMRE INSTITUTE)

Yunus Emre Institute, as the main engine of Turkey cultural diplomacy activities, conducts activities to increase the number of people who are friendly to Turkey in five continents around the world. Having undertaken many large-scale, prestigious projects, the Institute has come up with a new project that would serve to promote and strengthen the Turkish cinema sector. During the “Turkish Film Week” to be held in 2019 with the contributions of the Directorate General of Cinema, approximately 100 Turkish films will be aired in 20 difference cities around the globe.

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 12:00 PM – Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 9:00 PM

Venue: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

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  • CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (HOTDOCS)

Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. This year, the Festival will present its 26th annual edition, where an outstanding selection of over 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions, market events and services for documentary filmmakers, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and the Doc Shop

Date: April 25th to May 5th, 2019

Time: Different schedules each day

Venue: Across Toronto

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  • CANADA MUSIC WEEK (ONTARIO CREATES)

Recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America, CMW is a combination of informative, intensive conferences, a cutting-edge trade exhibition, award shows, a film festival and a massive new music festival.

Date:  Monday, May 6th to Sunday May 12th, 2019

Venue: Across Toronto

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  • BLACKBURN ART & CRAFT MARKET (THE ROTARY CLUB OF FOREST HILL)

The market is a favourite browsing place for many Blackburn people who enjoy the Village shopping atmosphere, the stalls, the Rotary sausage sizzle, the adjacent car parking, and the music from the jazz band that often appears. The market has a range of stalls selling goods such as plants, soaps, jewellery, cards, clothing and the famous Rotary Sausage Sizzle!  Many of the stallholders have been attending the market for years and are well known to the Village’s shoppers.

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019.

Time: 09:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Venue: Blackburn Station Village Shopping Centre,

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  • TORONTO’S INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL (HARBOURFRONT CENTRE)

Harbourfront Centre’s international children’s festival heads into its second year, bringing leading contemporary artists together to animate young minds. Exciting productions from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, as well as Australia, Norway, Belgium, the United States and the Republic of Korea tackle issues facing young people today. These powerful performances are the perfect opportunity for young people to explore identity, growth, belonging and transformation. Have fun with your family all long weekend with free activities that include circus acts, dress-up, storytelling, live concerts and more.

Date: Saturday, May 18th, to Friday, May 24th, 2019

Time: Different schedules each day

Venue: Harbourfront Centre

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  • SPRING BEERFEST TO (BY SPRING BEERFEST)

Spring Beerfest TO is a beer festival that happens in the heart of downtown Toronto during the Victoria Day long weekend. You can expect try a bunch of different beer at this event. Mostly Ontario craft with some tasty food options, super fun outdoor games and great tunes. It’s the kick off to the first long weekend with nice weather so if you’re in town don’t miss out!

Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Fort York: Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road, Toronto, ON M5V3K9

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  • YANN TIERSEN – SOLO IN CONCERT (MRG CONCERTS)

French musician and composer. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks.

Date: Monday, May 20th, 2019

Time:  7:00 PM

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, 190 Princes’ Boulevard, ON M6K 3C3

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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:  Tuesday, May 23th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: 550 Wellington St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

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  • ANIME NORTH 2019 (BY ANIME NORTH)

Anime North is Toronto’s largest fan-run Japanese Animation convention. It is a three-day event from May 24-26, 2019 at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road), the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport (formerly the International Plaza) (655 Dixon Road) and the Sheraton Toronto Airport (801 Dixon Road).

Date:  Friday, May 24th, 5:00 PM -Sunday, May 26th, 6:00 PM

Venue: 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

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  • WOOFSTOCK TORONTO 2019 (WOOFSTOCK®)

Woofstock was the first festival to allow people to celebrate their dogs, indulge them, party with them and let them show off their special talents in fun and wacky contests and fashion shows.  Woofstock is world famous, drawing Exhibitors and Attendees from all over North America. There isn’t a toy, fashion line, accessory, type of treat or exclusive service for Dogs that you can’t find at Woofstock.

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, May 26th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St E

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Toronto Fundraising Events

 

  • 3RD ANNUAL HANDBAGS FOR HOSPICE (BY THE HEARTH OF HASTING HOSPICE )

Ladies will bid on gorgeous handbags in both a silent auction and live auction format which includes exciting experience packages with the Philanthro-Entertainer “Auctionista.” Layne. She inspires giving with her signature high-energy, entertainment-packed, live facilitation style. It will be a fun-filled evening with hors d’oeuvers, chocolates, desserts and a candy bar. Firefighters and Policemen will be serving you this evening beginning with free complimentary champagne.

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Time: 05:30 PM

Venue: Stirling Curling Club,  433 West Front Street, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0

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  • FUNTASTICAL – FAMILY FESTIVAL FOR SICKKIDS HOSPITAL  ( FUNTASTICAL)

The wonderful people behind the creation of this event are filled with big hearts and determination knowing everyone wins when an event of this magnitude succeeds. All our event attendees coming from all over the GTA and surrounding areas will leave with great memories of an enjoyable day! In return we will help contribute towards the goal of curing/healing cancer. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education.

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Time:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue: 10801 McCowan Road. Markham, ON L3P 3J3

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  • THE  12TH ANNUAL CANCER AND PRIMARY CARE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL NETWORK  (BY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE U OF T )

The Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI)is a multidisciplinary network for researchers in primary cancer care and related areas. The goal of Ca-PRI is to promote greater international collaboration in primary care and cancer research. Ca-PRI welcomes researchers from all disciplines

Date: Tuesday,  May 21st, 5:00 PM -Thursday, May 23rd, 4:00 PM 2019

Venue: University of Toronto – Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

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  • 19TH ANNUAL KIDS CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC FOR AUTISM 2019 (AUTISM ONTARIO)

This day of 18-holes of golf is followed by dinner and a fabulous silent auction, and this year you will be entertained by 23-year old Michael McCreary.  At age 13, in an act of self-preservation, combined with the desire for constant attention and the inability to stop talking, he began stand-up comedy.  There are lots of sad stories in the autism community but this is definitely not one of them.

Date: Wednesday, May  29th, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Venue: Glen Eagle Golf Club 15731 Peel Regional Road 50, Caledon, ON L7E 3H9

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