November 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

  • INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FRANCE AND ONTARIO

Technology and digital solutions know no boundaries, and yet public policies shape innovation ecosystems. Administrative and regulatory rules as well as fiscal frameworks have an impact on companies’ ability to innovate, and incentives may be necessary to develop and maintain conducive environments for startups and scale-ups.

This event will allow us to discuss how France and Ontario support new businesses and innovative practices, and give startups the means to grow and develop new business models, products, services and technologies.

Date: 1 November 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Venue: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street (Room CR3), Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

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  • Revenue Engineering (Marketing & Sales) for your Startup – RevUP Fall 2017

You have a great product/service backed by a solid business model. The next step in the process of building a startup is to get the product/service out in the market, get people to use it and make money out of it! This is often the hard part and many startups fail to market their product/service and sell it.

Revenue Engineering is a set of processes that drive customer traction and revenue for a business. This workshop is designed to help you understand the importance of sales and marketing, and lay a solid foundation for revenue growth.

 

Date:  November 2, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Venue: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON

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  • Pitching your Startup – RevUP Fall 2017

Entrepreneurs need to be able to pitch their startups: for face-to-face events, or a sales pitch to a prospective customer or a pitch to investors to access funding. Also, they need to do it effectively and successfully.

In this workshop, you will learn how to pitch your startup communicate its value proposition effectively.

Date: 7 November 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Venue: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON

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  • 2017 Business Excellence Awards

The Board’s Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) celebrate small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals in all sectors of the Toronto region business community who demonstrate exceptional growth, leadership and innovation. A night of celebration and connecting, the event is an outstanding opportunity to meet and connect with business leaders and city builders, enjoy a delectable dinner and be inspired.

Date: November 8, 2017, 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM. (Registration at 06:00 PM)

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade (Room: 4th Floor Lennox Hall)

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  • SOCIAL FINANCE FORUM | WHERE PROFIT MEETS PURPOSE

The way people and organizations invest is changing fast. New financial technologies are simplifying investing and giving individuals greater control over their money. At the same time, a new kind of activist investor is emerging. These demand investments that drive social progress or accelerate the shift to a clean economy – while still creating a profit. What do these financial shifts mean for investors? How can social entrepreneurs and clean technology companies capitalize on them? And will they create a fairer and greener economy?

The Social Finance Forum is the place to find out.

Date: November 9, 2017, 8:00 AM – FRI, November 10, 2017, 5:00 PM EST

Venue: MaRS Centre (Auditorium), 101 College St., Toronto, ON

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  • Big Impact: A day in the life of…

A Fortune 500 CEO, a serial entrepreneur, a cabinet minister, a social activist, a futurist. Join WXN for a rare, behind-the-curtain look at a day in the life looks for powerful individuals in roles like these, now at the height of their careers. Speakers from all walks of life will delve into the daily struggles and triumphs that shape their lives and visions for the future. Come prepared to be inspired and enlightened.

Date: November 9, 2017, 6:00 PM.

6:00 – 6:45 – Registration & Networking
6:45 – 8:00 – Discussions and Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 – Networking

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

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  • The Social Impact Summit

The Social Impact Summit is an engaging and inspiring conference program that brings together leading academics and practitioners to expose delegates to a variety of issues and topics in the area of Social Impact and Responsible Leadership. This two-day Summit is a mixture of keynote speakers, panel discussions, skill building workshops and networking opportunities designed to educate and inspire delegates to be impactful and responsible leaders both in their careers and in their local communities.

Date: November 10-11, 2017, 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Venue: Queen’s University Campus, Kingston ON

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  • Financing & Fundraising for your Startup – RevUP Fall 2017

This workshop will be focused on managing the financials for your startup. You will learn the various options for financing your startup and provide you with a practical guide for how to prepare your first (or next) round of financing for your startup. Whether you’re an entrepreneurial person who someday could be seeking investment capital, or a startup founder or CEO of an early-stage company looking to raise funds, this class will provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed.

Date: 14 November 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Venue: Room 519 – Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON

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This one-day event will bring together senior executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, public policy makers, and academics from Canada’s top business schools to explore the significant implications that global competition, changing demographics, and the emerging “fourth industrial revolution” will have on society in the years ahead.

Date: November 16, 2017, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Venue: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W, Toronto ON

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  • ICCO UNICO PRIMO PENTOLA d’ORO 2017

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (ICCO) and Unico Primo are celebrating the fifth edition of Pentola d’Oro Awards Gala. The event is a widely recognized annual Gala within the Italo-Canadian cultural and business community all over Ontario.

Date: November 17, 2017. Cocktail Reception: 5 pm. Dinner Gala Reception: 7 pm

Venue: Chateau Le Parc Event Centre, 1745 Langstaff Road, Concord, ON L4K 2H2

Host: ICCO

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  • Immigrant Business Expo

Organized by New Canadians TV, in collaboration with the City of Toronto and a number of leading immigrant-serving organizations in Toronto, the second annual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) is a one-day exhibition including workshops and small business clinics assisting new immigrant and refugee business owners.

Date: November 18, 2017; 9:30am to 3:30pm

Venue: Metro Hall, 55 John St. Toronto

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  • Accelerating the Movement of People & Goods

Transportation is the Board’s longest running advocacy file. The smooth movement of people and goods is critical to the Toronto region’s recognition as a global champion.

Presented by SNC-Lavalin, this year marks the 3rd Annual Transportation Summit and the movement of people, goods and the future of transportation is brought together. Through insights, discussion and discourse, topics ranging from how the Region’s Transportation Plan 2.0 stands to benefit commuters and business to how to remove bottlenecks will be explored.

Date: November 21, 2017, 08:30 AM – 04:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade (Room:4th Floor – Lennox Hall)

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  • 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala

The annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala is the premier event of the year. Nominees, applicants, finalists, judges and guests have the opportunity to celebrate Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in style.

After an elegant cocktail reception spent mingling with celebrity guests, dignitaries and past award winners, guests will move into the grand ballroom for a three course dinner, entertainment and the official Awards Show where the winners of six award categories will be announced live.

Date: November 22, 2017, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm.

Venue: Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Concert Hall, 100 Front Street West, Toronto,Canada

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  • Entrepreneurs Conference & Trade Show

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow is designed to provide entrepreneurs, whether budding or experienced, with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear from experienced and successful entrepreneurs on tips and opportunities and learn what it takes to grow their business.

Date: November 22, 2017

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON

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  • 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Leadership Summit (Toronto)

Join the 2017 Top 100 Leadership Summit in Toronto on Thursday, November 23rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre downtown. The afternoon Leadership Summit offers the opportunity to connect with and learn from past and present Top 100 Award Winners at this engaging and informative event.

Date: November 23, 2017, 11:30 AM.

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

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  • 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Gala (Toronto)

As the community grows, Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners affirm the power and potential of women across the country. Collectively, women continue to create a better professional and societal landscape for all of us. And that, certainly, deserves a celebration!

The Awards Gala will celebrate the 2017 Award Winners from the public, private and non-profit sector across nine categories.

Date: November 23, 2017, 5:15 PM.

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

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  • Social Finance Academy

In Canada, new funds, products, and platforms such as Social Impact Bonds, and Equity Crowd Funding are on the rise. As well, social procurement policies are being adopted by governments as a way to meet their mandates. Investors from foundations to endowment boards, through to everyday retail investors are now able to think differently about how their investments achieve financial returns while maximizing social and environmental benefits.

Date: Nov 23 – Nov 24, 2017, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Venue: 200 Front St W, Toronto ON

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Toronto Social Events

  • 2017 Canadian German Gala Ball

Do not miss out on the most anticipated event of the year for the German Canadian business community!  Save the date for an evening full of great entertainment, music, fun and networking at the Royal Ontario Museum on November 4, 2017 starting at 6.30 p.m. Each year the Gala is an amazing way to invite important business partners, reward your employees and spend time with honored guests. The evening starts off with an elegant champagne reception followed by a delectable five-course dinner by Oliver & Bonacini, exceptional live entertainment and music as well as a silent auction and a raffle draw for luxurious prizes.

Date: November 4, 2017, 6:30 PM

Venue: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

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  • EU Film Festival

The European Union Film Festival is a Not-for-Profit organization, it’s the unique cultural collaboration of EU Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Celebrating cinematic excellence with national and international award-winning films, the official European Union Film Festival (EUFF) strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto, the world’s most multicultural city.

Date: November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – November 23, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

Venue: Details to be announced

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  • Launch of Pizza Cultura

 The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario is pleased to announce its exciting new editorial project, Pizza Cultura, a book entirely devoted to the most popular and celebrated dish around the world: pizza! Pizza Cultura is scheduled for launch on November 14, 2017 during CENTITALIA, a week long event on Italian cuisine and authentic and certified Italian products, with the presence of chef from Italy and in-residence, and the organization of master classes, workshop and a symposium.

Date: November 14, 2017, time n/a

Venue: ICCO and Centennial College

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  • The Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

The evening will include unlimited wine, live entertainment and wonderful fellowship, all in support of International projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Toronto – Forest Hill. The menu includes shrimp gnocchi, chef carved striploin, European cold cuts, international cheeses, a variety of desserts and much more.

Date: Thursday, November 16th 2017, 6.30pm-10pm

Venue: Courtyard Marriott Hotel – 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

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  • The Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade has been a Toronto tradition since 1905. Fantastic animated floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street in the company of two dozen marching bands and a couple of thousand costumed participants, cheered along by excited kids (and adults!).

Date: November 19, 2017.

Venue: Along Santa’s Downtown Parade Route

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  • Pub Night

JOIN US AND BRING A GUEST, FOR AN EVENING OF NETWORKING IN A COMFORTABLE SETTING. NOW WITH A WIDER SELECTION OF FOOD AND YOUR CHOICE OF HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINE, BEER ON TAP OR ANY KIND, OR ANY MIXED DRINK USING OUR BAR RAIL.

 

Date: November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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  • Brain Candy Live!

ADAM SAVAGE & MICHAEL STEVENS BRING YOU BRAIN CANDY LIVE

It’s what your mind is hungry for…

Adam Savage, one of television’s most loved personalities, has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube’s biggest stars and they’re coming to a theatre near you. They’re bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other.

Date: November 25, 2017, 7:30 PM.

Venue: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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  • Cavalcade of lights

Kick off the holiday season with the first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree at the annual Toronto Cavalcade of Lights.

This festive event, a Toronto tradition for nearly 50 years, features the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a DJ skating party – all in Nathan Phillips Square.

Date: November 25, 2017.

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square

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  • Belgian Frites Night

The Monthly Event of the Belgian Community – featuring this month

Wear orange and get 1 extra raffle ticket
Wear a costume and get 2 extra raffle tickets!

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. Come try amazing Belgian food & beer! Each month Frites Night gives you the chance to win prizes through its many partners.

Date: November 28, time TBA

Venue: TBA

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Toronto Fundraising Events

  • Haha! Comedy for a Cause (Fundraiser for George Herman House)

Come out for an evening of standup comedy and partake in our sizzling live auction! Host Ali Hassan welcomes Carolyn Bennett, George Westerholm, and Evan Carter to the stage of the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto. Our fundraising goal this year is in support of holistic programming initiatives at George Herman House, a residential program that supports and empowers its residents in their transition to independent living.

Dates: November 8, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Venue: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

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  • Charity Gala Cocktail Party

The Annual Networking Cocktail Party aims at keeping refugee girls in school by raising awareness for the cause.

Dates: 27 November 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Venue:  The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

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