Festivals & events in Toronto

From big names to big beer tents, Toronto's calendar is chock-a-block

Festivals & events in Toronto Celebrating Canada Day with a spectacular fireworks display - © City of Toronto
By Paul French

At certain times of the year it seems you can't move for festivals in Toronto. At other times you wonder where everyone is, it's so quiet (tip: they've all gone off to their holiday cottages). But whatever month it is, there will always be something going on, and taking part in one or more of the festivities is a good way to get a feel for the city.

It's certainly true that because the summer is short, locals make the most of it, filling the calendar with large- and small-scale events from Victoria Day (late May) through Labour Day (September). The biggies of the summer include Pride in late June and Caribana in late July, when the downtown core comes alive. But the rest of the year isn't neglected: autumn and winter play host to many indoor pursuits.

Below we review our favourites, but it pays to keep an eye out in the local press too, or go online (for a range of useful websites, see below). It's also wise to book hotels well in advance of any major events, such as the renowned Toronto International Film Festival.

Useful information

www.toronto.ca: comprehensive guide to attractions.
www.cbc.ca: news from public broadcaster CBC.
www.torontolife.com: listings/reviews from monthly mag.
www.nowtoronto.com: listings/reviews from indie weekly.

Critic's choice

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

Where: various venues
When: mid Apr-early May
Tel & website: 416 203 2155/www.hotdocs.ca
North America's biggest documentary festival lasts ten days and features more than 100 films from around the world, from classics to the best of the current scene. Workshops and masterclasses are available. Monthly Doc Soup screenings and discussions run from October to April.

Contact Photography Festival

Where: various venues
When: May
Tel & website: 416 539 9595/www.contactphoto.com
A month-long festival of Canadian and international photography exhibited in galleries, bars and restaurants across the city. Photographers discuss their craft in workshops and seminars.

Doors Open Toronto

Where: various venues
When: last weekend in May
Tel & website: 416 338 3888/www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
Many of the 100-plus sites on this two-day tour are normally off-limits to the public, so this is a good chance for both locals and tourists to discover Toronto's history and architecture. There is no formal tour: participating buildings simply hang out a welcoming blue banner (check local papers for a map). Best of all, it's free.

North by Northeast Music & Film Festival

Where: various venues
When: early June
Tel & website: 416 863 6963/www.nxne.com
The sounds of independent music, the kind unfettered by those big record-label contract obligations, tear up the city centre during this popular three-day event. Tens of thousands of music fans prowl dozens of clubs, catching talent from Canada, the US and around the world. You can bet the musicians treat the whole thing as an audition for the ears of all those record-company execs who trawl the festival in search of the next big sound.

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

Where: various venues
When: early July
Tel & website: 416 966 1062/www.fringetoronto.com
At the Toronto Fringe, the trick is to see the hit shows before they're over. Venues are tiny and the grapevine is quick, so getting in can be tricky, but with more than 100 troupes from both Canada and abroad on hand over the 12 days, there's plenty of choice, and high quality. The Annex home base for the festival has a beer tent, where you can pick up the buzz on the hits and misses.

Caribana

Where: various venues
When: Simcoe Day long weekend, late July-early Aug
Tel & website: 905 799 1630/www.caribana.com
North America's largest Caribbean festival attracts a million-plus tourists and sends what little remains of Toronto's stodgy Anglo past into a happy tailspin. Thousands of colourfully costumed revellers participate in events like the King and Queen of the Bands competition, usually held at Lamport Stadium (1155 King Street W, West End) and the climactic parade that sees dozens of 'mas' (masquerade) bands floating west on Lake Shore Boulevard. For the next two days a cool-down-cum-arts festival takes place on Olympic Island, across the harbour. You can't miss the parade (or the thumping car stereos on Yonge Street at night), but the many spin-off events are sometimes hard to find. Check the local weeklies for last-minute details.

Toronto International Film Festival

Where: various venues
When: early Sept
Tel & website: 416 967 7371/www.bell.ca/filmfest
This ten-day film orgy now rivals Cannes and Sundance for PR power, and that means loads of celebrities and miles of celluloid – everything from Hollywood blockbusters to obscure Eastern European angst-fests. Even work-obsessed Torontonians take time off for this one. The giddiness is pervasive. Public screenings start at 9am, and go past midnight at some venues. With 300-plus features showing, there's always something to see, but popular items sell out quickly. The complete schedule doesn't usually appear until late August, but avid fans start buying passes and tickets in mid July.

Nuit Blanche

Where: various venues throughout downtown
When: last Sat in Sept
Tel & website: 416 338 338/http://nuitblanche.livewithculture.ca
After a stunning debut in 2006, when half a million people stayed out all night to take in fanciful art installations in parks, swimming pools, car washes and art galleries, Torontonians are hooked on the all-night arts idea. Patterned after – and scheduled to coincide with – other 'white nights' in Paris, among other cities, this 12-hour, free art party is destined to become a key event in the calendar.

Spring

Canada Blooms

Where: South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, at Simcoe Street, Entertainment District
When: Mar
Tel & website: 416 447 8655/www.canadablooms.com
A massive flower and garden show running from Wednesday to Sunday, this floral wonderland attracts hordes of local green-fingered fans desperate for a first glimpse of spring. The main attractions are the display gardens and the prize-winning flower arrangements.

Good Friday Parade

Where: College Street/Little Italy
When: Good Friday
Flagellating Roman centurions, candle-bearing worshippers, even the odd donkey, take to the streets of Little Italy for this sombre re-enactment of Christ on his way to the Crucifixion.

Images Festival of Independent Film & Video

Where: various venues
When: Apr
Tel & website: 416 971 8405/www.imagesfestival.com
The most adventurous of the mini film fests, the week-long Images is characterised by dazzling innovation, though sometimes this comes with a price: a lack of narrative coherence.

Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

Where: various venues
When: mid Apr-early May
Tel & website: 416 203 2155/www.hotdocs.ca
North America's biggest documentary festival lasts ten days and features more than 100 films from around the world, from classics to the best of the current scene. Workshops and masterclasses are available. Monthly Doc Soup screenings and discussions run from October to April.

National Hockey League Play-offs

When: mid Apr-mid June
This rite of spring whips the city into a frenzy. Bars and cafés do brisk business as long as the Maple Leafs are still in the running. They haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967, a drought that's sated each year by plenty of beer and consternation. Despite this decades-long drought, tickets are impossible to get, except through scalpers.

Contact Photography Festival

Where: various venues
When: May
Tel & website: 416 539 9595/www.contactphoto.com
A month-long festival of Canadian and international photography exhibited in galleries, bars and restaurants across the city. Photographers discuss their craft in workshops and seminars.

Inside Out Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival

Where: various venues
When: May
Tel & website: 416 977 6847/www.insideout.on.ca
A social occasion as much as a cinematic experience, this popular ten-day event brings out the lesbian and gay community's arty elite. Up and running since 1990, Inside Out plays everything from commercial material to obscure documentaries.

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Where: various venues
When: May
Tel & website: 416 324 9121/www.tjff.com
The largest event of its kind in North America, this ten-day festival features Jewish films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

Victoria Day Long Weekend

Where: throughout the city
When: Mon closest to 24 May
Victoria Day weekend is a national holiday and the unofficial launch of summer. Gardeners get busy, people head off to their cottages, and crowds gather for firework displays, all in honour of a queen who might well have disapproved. The date recognises the royal birthday, but also (coincidentally) the mode of celebration, the 'two-four,' or case of 24 beers, the largest you can buy.

Doors Open Toronto

Where: various venues
When: last weekend in May
Tel & website: 416 338 3888/www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
Many of the 100-plus sites on this two-day tour are normally off-limits to the public, so this is a good chance for both locals and tourists to discover Toronto's history and architecture. There is no formal tour: participating buildings simply hang out a welcoming blue banner (check local papers for a map). Best of all, it's free.

Summer

Luminato

Where: various venues
When: early June
Tel & website: 416 368 3100/www.luminato.com
This new annual arts festival, launching in 2007, celebrates diversity. Born out of the post-SARS slump to kick-start tourism, this collective pat on the back of local talent and international guests features a multidisciplinary approach with theatre, music, dance and visual arts. Eric Idle premieres Not the Messiah, a musical based on Life of Brian, to be conducted by his cousin, Peter Oundjian, music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

North by Northeast Music & Film Festival

Where: various venues
When: early June
Tel & website: 416 863 6963/www.nxne.com
The sounds of independent music, the kind unfettered by those big record-label contract obligations, tear up the city centre during this popular three-day event. Tens of thousands of music fans prowl dozens of clubs, catching talent from Canada, the US and around the world. You can bet the musicians treat the whole thing as an audition for the ears of all those record-company execs who trawl the festival in search of the next big sound.

World Roots Festival

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Waterfront
When: June-Sept
This summer-long series of weekend festivals spotlights different cultures through food, dance, art, film and, most importantly, music. The (mainly free) concerts are surprising, intriguing, offbeat and of an amazingly high quality, and they often feature internationally known stars such as Sao Jorge and the Neville Brothers, while the open-air lakeside venue makes this one of the best places in town to hear music on a hot summer's evening.

Pride Week

Where: various venues
When: late June
Tel & website: 416 927 7433/www.pridetoronto.com
What started out as a small political picnic in 1970 has turned into a brash commercial success that lasts a week and is more celebration than march. There are beer gardens and entertainment on several stages in Church & Wellesley throughout the weekend – everything from disco to alterna-queer to lesbian folk. Late-night events are adult-oriented, but the big parade itself (always on the last Sunday in June) is increasingly family-friendly, with up to a million people ogling the drag queens and muscle boys and cheering the activists and politicians. The parade is long, the weather hot and the crowds enormous – so bring water. The smaller Dyke March takes place the day before. For details, check out Xtra!'s stand-alone guide, usually published in early June.

Queen's Plate

Where: Woodbine Race Track, 555 Rexdale Boulevard, at Highway 427
When: late June
Tel & website: 416 675 7223/www.woodbineentertainment.com
Three-year-old Canadian-bred thoroughbreds compete in the country's oldest horse races at Woodbine Race Track. Royalty – or at least their stand-ins – usually put in an appearance.

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

Where: Centre Island
When: late June
Tel & website: 416 595 1739/www.dragonboats.com
The colourful dragon boats are the centrepiece of this Chinese festival, which takes place over a weekend. With food, games, music and dance, it attracts more than 100,000 people to the sylvan shores of the Toronto Islands. Across the water from the city, they offer a cool respite from the heat.

Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival

Where: various venues
When: late June-early July
Tel & website: 416 928 2033/www.tojazz.com
During this fest, hundreds of artists perform all styles of jazz at dozens of clubs, theatres and outdoor stages throughout the downtown area.

Canada Day

Where: throughout the city
When: 1 July
Website: www.toronto.ca/special_events
Torontonians celebrate Canada's birthday (1 July 1867) with a Canadian mixture of deference and pride, usually by leaving town for the long weekend. Best bets for fun are Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square, Harbourfront Centre and Downsview Park; most events feature Canuck entertainers and night-time fireworks displays. The Harbourfront festivities have the added bonus of a lake view and a cool breeze.

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

Where: various venues
When: early July
Tel & website: 416 966 1062/www.fringetoronto.com
At the Toronto Fringe, the trick is to see the hit shows before they're over. Venues are tiny and the grapevine is quick, so getting in can be tricky, but with more than 100 troupes from both Canada and abroad on hand over the 12 days, there's plenty of choice, and high quality. The Annex home base for the festival has a beer tent, where you can pick up the buzz on the hits and misses.

Grand Prix of Toronto

Where: Exhibition Place, Lake Shore Boulevard W, between Strachan Avenue & Dufferin Street, Waterfront
When: early July
Tel & website: 416 872 4639/www.grandprixtoronto.com
Over a weekend in July, drivers burn rubber on the streets through Exhibition Place. Expect lots of testosterone-driven music and street parties.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W, at Bay Street, Chinatown
When: early July
Tel & website: 416 408 2754/www.torontooutdoorart.org
It's the largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada, so there's plenty to gaze upon at this free weekend-long expo. Artists range from established to students.

Beaches International Jazz Festival

Where: Queen Street E, east of Woodbine Avenue, East Toronto
When: 3rd wk in July
Tel & website: 416 698 2152/www.beachesjazz.com
More than 50 bands perform from street corners, rooftops and parks in one of Toronto's most bucolic neighbourhoods. The main stage is located in Kew Gardens and, with its beach and boardwalk, it's worth going for the ambience alone.

Celebrate Toronto Street Festival

Where: various venues
When: July
Tel & website: 416 338 3338/www.toronto.ca/special_events
Locals hate the traffic jams, but visitors love the free entertainment at this weekend-long event – everything from world to classical to hip-hop, on a series of stages situated at key intersections on Toronto's main drag (Dundas Street, Bloor Street, St Clair Avenue, Eglinton Avenue and Lawrence Avenue). It's good, cheap fun, with carnival rides for the kids and beer gardens for the adults.

Rogers Cup

Where: Rexall Centre, York University, 1 Shoreham Drive
When: late July-early Aug
Tel & website:
416 665 9777, ext 4333/www.tenniscanada.com
Top international tennis players battle at the viewer-friendly Rexall Centre (11,500 seats), in the city's northern suburbs. Men and women play in alternate years with Montreal hosting the opposite sex. In the evening, bring a jacket as it gets breezy.

Caribana

Where: various venues
When: Simcoe Day long weekend, late July-early Aug
Tel & website: 905 799 1630/www.caribana.com
North America's largest Caribbean festival attracts a million-plus tourists and sends what little remains of Toronto's stodgy Anglo past into a happy tailspin. Thousands of colourfully costumed revellers participate in events like the King and Queen of the Bands competition, usually held at Lamport Stadium (1155 King Street W, West End) and the climactic parade that sees dozens of 'mas' (masquerade) bands floating west on Lake Shore Boulevard. For the next two days a cool-down-cum-arts festival takes place on Olympic Island, across the harbour. You can't miss the parade (or the thumping car stereos on Yonge Street at night), but the many spin-off events are sometimes hard to find. Check the local weeklies for last-minute details.

Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists

Where: Distillery District
When: Aug
Tel & website: 416 410 4291
This ten-day festival features short works by experienced and emerging choreographers, with some site-specific works. It's a gamble, but worth it for the variety alone. Styles run the gamut from modern dance through ballet to belly dancing.

Taste of the Danforth

Where: various locations along Danforth Avenue, East Toronto
When: early Aug
Tel & website: 416 469 5634/www.tasteofthedanforth.com
During this weekend event up to a million people sample all kinds of food provided by the restaurants in this Greek neighbourhood. Top entertainers perform on three stages. All in all, a big, bustling people-friendly event.

SummerWorks Theatre Festival

Where: various venues
When: Aug
Tel & website: 416 410 1048/www.summerworks.ca
A ten-day event featuring a mix of established and emerging theatre companies presenting 40-odd plays. New work is encouraged.

Canadian National Exhibition

Where: Exhibition Place, Lake Shore Boulevard W, between Strachan Avenue & Dufferin Street, Waterfront
When: mid Aug-early Sept
Tel & website: 416 263 3800/www.theex.com
A cross between an old-fashioned agricultural fair and a modern-day expo, the CNE (or the Ex, as it's known locally) mixes sheep-shearing and milking demonstrations with fun rides and theme days devoted to Toronto's ethnic communities. Some folks come just for the sideshows, but the real thrill is the nostalgia. Stick around for the last three days of the two-week fair, when high-flying acrobats take to the skies on Labour Day Weekend for the Canadian International Air Show. It's a blue-sky wonder, with Canada's own performing poodles of the sky, the Snowbirds aeronautic squad, always drawing plenty of cheers.

Autumn

Cabbagetown Festival

Where: various locations around Carlton & Parliament Streets, Cabbagetown
When: early Sept
Tel & website: 416 921 0857/www.oldcabbagetown.com
A tribute to a working-class neighbourhood turned affluent enclave, this weekend-long fest offers corn roasts, street dances, pancake breakfasts, an arts and crafts fair, a parade and tours of some of the neighbourhood's unique bay and gable houses.

Toronto International Film Festival

Where: various venues
When: early Sept
Tel & website: 416 967 7371/www.bell.ca/filmfest
This ten-day film orgy now rivals Cannes and Sundance for PR power, and that means loads of celebrities and miles of celluloid – everything from Hollywood blockbusters to obscure Eastern European angst-fests. Even work-obsessed Torontonians take time off for this one. The giddiness is pervasive. Public screenings start at 9am, and go past midnight at some venues. With 300-plus features showing, there's always something to see, but popular items sell out quickly. The complete schedule doesn't usually appear until late August, but avid fans start buying passes and tickets in mid July.

Word on the Street

Where: Queen's Park, north of Ontario Parliament Buildings, University
When: late Sept
Tel & website: 416 504 7241/www.thewordonthestreet.ca
More than 100,000 people stroll beneath the oaks and elms of Queen's Park during a Sunday celebration of literacy. Publishers and writers promote their wares with readings and signings. Kids get their own special tent.

Nuit Blanche

Where: various venues throughout downtown
When: last Sat in Sept
Tel & website: 416 338 338/http://nuitblanche.livewithculture.ca
After a stunning debut in 2006, when half a million people stayed out all night to take in fanciful art installations in parks, swimming pools, car washes and art galleries, Torontonians are hooked on the all-night arts idea. Patterned after – and scheduled to coincide with – other 'white nights' in Paris, among other cities, this 12-hour, free art party is destined to become a key event in the calendar.

International Festival of Authors

Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: late Oct
Tel & website: 416 973 4000/www.readings.org
From the four corners of the world they come, trailing their Bookers, Pulitzers and Nobels – novelists, poets and biographers from the top tiers of the literary firmament. The ten-day event started in 1980 and quickly became a prestigious affair, but despite the glitter factor, the readings, talks and on-stage interviews have remained surprisingly intimate. The venues are usually the Harbourfront Centre's Premiere Dance Theatre and York Quay Centre, but check nearer the time. If you can't make it to the big event, there are other readings at Harbourfront, generally on Wednesday nights, from September to December, and February to June.

Toronto International Art Fair

Where: South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Boulevard, at Simcoe Street, Entertainment District
When: late Oct-early Nov
Tel & website: information 1-800 663 4173/604 925 0330/booking 416 872 1212/1-800 461 3333/www.tiafair.com
It's not Basel or Venice but this four-day art binge gets stronger with each outing and is proving to be a must-see event on the contemporary art scene.

Canadian Aboriginal Festival

Where: Rogers Centre (SkyDome), 1 Blue Jays Way, at Front Street, Entertainment District
When: mid Nov
Tel & website: 519 751 0040/www.canab.com
North America's largest aboriginal arts event is a three-day affair featuring fashion, films, lacrosse, music awards and a giant powwow.

Santa Claus Parade

Where: Bloor Street & University Avenue, Entertainment & Financial Districts
When: late Nov
Tel & website:
416 249 7833/www.thesantaclausparade.com
Started more than a century ago as a publicity stunt for a local department store, the Santa Claus Parade is now a Toronto institution. More than 500,000 people – mostly parents with kids on their shoulders – watch dozens of floats, storybook characters, marching bands and, of course, Santa and his sleigh, as they parade through the city centre.

Cavalcade of Lights

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W, at Bay Street, Chinatown
When: late Nov-late Dec
Tel & website: 416 338 0338/www.toronto.ca/special_events
A hundred thousand lights illuminate the city's central square, kicking off a month of skating parties and other events that culminate in a televised New Year's Eve party with top Canadian acts.

Winter

New World Stage

Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: Jan-May
This new, annual festival of theatre and dance showcases troupes from across the country and around the world. The programming promises to be edgy. For the launch in 2007, Mabou Mines Doll House cast male dwarves and towering women in a deconstructed retelling of Ibsen's A Doll's House.

WinterCity

Where: 100 Queen Street W, at Bay Street, Chinatown
When: late Jan-early Feb
Tel & website: 416 338 0338/www.toronto.ca/special_events
Toronto in the depths of winter can be harsh. Hence this city-sponsored attempt to make a cold month cool – two weeks of flashy outdoor entertainment (mostly at Nathan Phillips Square), discounted admission to local landmarks (check the website for details) and discounted prices at local restaurants via the popular Winterlicious promotion. Find out how many ways ice and snow can be turned into art.

Public holidays

New Year's Day 1 Jan (if a Sun, then holiday is the following Mon)
Good Friday Mar/Apr
Easter Monday Mar/Apr
Victoria Day 24 May (if a Mon, otherwise the preceding Mon)
Canada Day 1 July
Simcoe Day 1st Mon Aug
Labour Day 1st Mon Sept
Thanksgiving 2nd Mon Oct
Christmas 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec

While government offices and most banks close on Easter Monday (Mar/Apr) and Remembrance Day (11 Nov), the majority of businesses remain open.

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While every effort and care has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this guide, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for any errors it may contain. Before you go out of your way, we strongly advise you to phone ahead and check the particulars.

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Hands on Exotics
Founded in 2010, Hands on Exotics focuses on Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities for everyone, allowing you the chance to interact with Endangered Species. They focus heavily on teaching individuals about responsible animal husbandry. Their aim is to create and promote a positive relationship between people and non-human animals. Hands on Exotics give their animals the best care possible, meeting and exceeding CAZA standards, and providing them with copious amounts of enrichment.

The Conservation Council of Ontario
Founded in 1952, the Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO) is a not-for-profit charitable provincial association of organizations, businesses, municipalities, individuals and groups working cooperatively to promote conservation values and practices.

Who Should Attend?
CCO Members, friends, homeowners, professionals, educators, students, schools, universities, clubs, offices, stores, factories, community or recreational centres who are interested in learning about and interacting with endangered species.

What to Expect
6:00 pm - Doors open

6:00-6:10 pm - Networking

6:10-6:55 pm - Endangered Species Presentation
6:55-7:45 pm - Interactions with Live Animals
7:45-8:00 pm - Networking

Admission
Free for CCO Members
$20 – General Admission
$15 – Students & Seniors
$10 – Children under 14

Space is limited, so RSVP! To do so, please contact info@weconserve.ca or call 416-533-1635.

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By Kristina Skindelyte - Jun 12 2014

The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

Produced by:
The Junction BIA

Date: June 21, 2014


Event Time(s):
12:00 PM to 12:00 AM


Noon- Midnight


Website: www.thejunctionsummersolstice.com
Email: thejunctionbia@gmail.com
Phone: 416-767-9068



Celebrate the start to summer in The Junction! Join us on June 21st, from noon-midnight at The Junction Summer Solstice Festival. From food lovers, to passionate artists, musicians and design junkies, the Junction has a spot for you. Experience a small town feel in the big city by supporting local businesses and indulge yourself into food, art, music and so much more! Experience Toronto’s West end like you never have before. The Summer Solstice is something the whole family will enjoy, so what are you waiting for! Save the date June 21st and escape into the Junction.

Location:
The Junction Summer Solstice Festival


Dundas St West and Keele St

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By WANDA ON THE ISLAND - Jun 4 2014

EDEN'S ANGELS PRESENTS WANDA ON THE ISLAND

July 5, 2014 at Centreville

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

While Centreville's KidsFest event is already a fun-filled weekend for the whole family...
This year, we're doing something extra special...

We're setting a new World Record and we want YOUR FAMILY to be a part of it!
Join us as we attempt to conduct the "largest sculpting lesson" ever in memory of little Eden and her fight with cancer. This is a free event and all proceeds raised will be donated to the SickKids Hospital.

So bring your family out to KidsFest on July 4-6
And help make a difference in the lives of kids everywhere

For more information, and to register for the event,
visit http://wandaontheisland.com/
Support the event at http://www.greedygiver.com/campaigns/KidsFestWorldRecord

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By Danielle - May 22 2014

WHAT:
The sip & Savour Ontario Farm & Artisan Market
WHEN:
Thursdays 3-7PM from June 5 - October 30
WHERE:
The Roe Loop at Avenue Rd. and Roe Ave.
VENDORS:
Cookstown Greens, Bizjak Farms, Monforte Dairy, 100-Acre Bakery, Allison's At The Best, Harvest Goodies, Localista Food Truck, Pioneer Brand Honey, Pablo The Dog, Skinlicious Soaps, SoupHerb Soups, The Backyard Urban Farm Company and more!
CHARITY: The Alzheimer's Society
The sip & Savour Ontario Farm & Artisan Market will showcase and bring awareness to the best that Ontario has to offer. By supporting locally grown and produced goods, our goal is to further enhance an already vibrant community by offering a memorable destination for all ages who are looking to nurture and improve their overall health and well-being, along with supporting local initiatives.
The market philosophy will reflect the same ideology behind the sip & Savour Ontario annual fair, which sets out to bring education, support, and accessibility of Ontario’s outstanding local wine, culinary, and agricultural industries to the public, while raising consumer awareness about how farmers markets support the local economy. The sip & Savour Ontario Farm & Artisan Market will give the community the opportunity to put a face to their food through interaction with local farmers, as well as educational information on where their food comes from, the benefits of supporting local industries, and how to make locally grown and produced goods apart of their everyday life.

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By MarikaQS - Apr 13 2014

Leading International Masters and PhD Fair in Toronto May 4th, Intercontinental Toronto Centre 225, Front Street W Toronto M5V 2X3. Opening time between 1:30pm- 6:00pm. FREE Entry.

Thinking about grad school? Want to apply for $1.7 million of exclusive scholarships?

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If you are considering taking a masters or PhD in the near future then this is a must see event.

Main Features of the Fair
• Apply for $1.7 million worth of scholarships, available exclusively to fair attendees
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By Christine Leonard - Apr 9 2014

Embrace Your Inner Superhero at Toronto’s SuperFan ComicCon

Come out and celebrate this new fan-based SuperFan ComicCon convention and join fans as they celebrate their passions and embrace their personalities as fans, geeks, nerds, cosplayers, video gamers and more. Fans will have the opportunity to come dressed as some ‘one’ or some ‘thing’, and join a community of others alike. Those who attend the show will get the chance to participate in seminars and mini events, and meet their own celebrity superheroes.

Date: Saturday May 17, 2014 10 am– 7 pm
Sunday, May 18, 2014 10 am – 7 pm
Monday, May 19, 2014 10 am – 6 pm

Address: Exhibition Place – Better Living Centre
195 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, ON

Tickets: http://www.superfancomiccon.com/tickets.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuperFanComicon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuperfanToronto

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By Victoria - Apr 4 2014

Redpath Waterfront Festival June 20-22,2014

Get ready for the excitement at the Redpath Waterfront Festival June 20-22, 2014. There will be no shortage of adrenaline pumping entertainment as we host the 2014 Flyboard® North American Championships and the 2014 DockDogs® World Qualifying Championships.

Then head to Sugar Beach and unwind at the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival while the hottest new Emerging Artists in Toronto musically entertain you.
Scheduling and entrance fee info at TOwaterfrontfest.com

Facebook: TOwaterfrontfest
Twitter: TOwaterfest

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By BlackCanadians - Feb 14 2014

The Black Canadian Awards is poised to be one of the most significant events during the black history month, showcasing how Black Canadians have contributed to the economic development of Canada both in the past and present.

With over 20,000 public nominations during our nomination months, our award process is made up of 12 categories of Honorees, 25 categories of Nominees and 100 Role Models.

With dignitaries coming from all over Canada, the Black Canadian Awards is a multicultural event open to everyone to attend and will be holding on Saturday March 1st, 2014 from 5pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, Ontario. Tickets will be available from February 3rd for $30 and $40 at the door and VIP tickets will be $60 and $70 at the door. Ensure you get your tickets once they are released as this is a sell-out event!

The Black Canadian Awards is a non-profit initiative of the Diversity Advancement Network. Part of the proceeds will be added to our Youth and Talent scholarship program.

For Inquiries: Sarah Johnson, Media Contact, Diversity Advancement Network, 416-900-3640, 403-890-7729. Please log on to http://blackcanadians.com/info/press-release. for more information.

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By St Patty's Hopps into Spring - Pub Crawl by grenlist.com - Feb 8 2014

Beer lover? Warm weather fan?
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Walk / stumble with one of our groups to visit nine bars and restaurants to sample appetizers, brews and specialty cocktails.

This event is sponsored by Grēnlist.com and only $20 to attend, but larger donations of any size are always encouraged!

ALL PROCEEDS from this event will go to support “Clean Energy Research & Development in Canada”.

Please contact events@grenlist.com for more information (place, time, attire..etc.)

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By Feed the Hungry Gourmet Gala - Host: Grenlist.com - Feb 8 2014

FREE FOOD, MUSIC & DANCING! - March 1, 2014

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Several accomplished chefs from around GTA will be showing off their skills, and providing our guests
with a super-long, super-stocked gourmet buffet of succulence!

This event is sponsored by Grēnlist.com and FREE to attend, but donations of any size are always encouraged!
ALL PROCEEDS from this event will go to support “Feed the Hungry Foundation”.

Please contact events@grenlist.com for more information (place, time, attire..etc.)

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By FREE! Valentine's Day “Love Connection” Party! - Host: Grenlist.com - Feb 8 2014

FEB.14TH, 2014

Single or not, this will be the BEST Valentines Party!

Remember the Love Connection TV show?
A contestant would direct questions to three single people hidden behind a wall...
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It's gonna be a blast! And, we have a surprise celebrity to host the fun!

You don't have to be single to join, we need people in the audience too!
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This event is sponsored by Grēnlist.com and FREE to attend, but donations of any size are always encouraged!

ALL PROCEEDS from this event will go to support “The Children's Heart Foundation”.

Please contact events@grenlist.com for more information (place, time, attire..etc.)

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By Toronto Tea Festival - Jan 21 2014

2014 Toronto Tea Festival Info
http://teafestivaltoronto.com/
Date:
February 1st & 2nd, 2014
Location:
Toronto Reference Library
Appel Salon, 2nd floor
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Hours:
10:00am - 5:00pm

Welcome to the Toronto Tea Festival!

Whether you are a newbie or an aficionado of tea culture, the Toronto Tea Festival will enable you to discover the world of tea from the traditional to the trendy. You will be able to sample hundreds of teas and learn from experts in the industry at one of the complimentary presentations. Taste a variety of teas uniquely and exquisitely prepared by exhibitors; noting how the flavours may differ depending upon place of origin, processing techniques, and preparation styles. Shop for all your favourite teawares, teas, and related products - this is the perfect opportunity to shop for your Valentine. Participate in the silent auction and enter the raffle. Experience the event to the fullest by engaging with the exhibitors and learning about all things tea.

We look forward to having you join us on February 1st & 2nd, 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library.

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By Toronto Tea Festival - Jan 21 2014

2014 Toronto Tea Festival Info
http://teafestivaltoronto.com/
Date:
February 1st & 2nd, 2014
Location:
Toronto Reference Library
Appel Salon, 2nd floor
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Hours:
10:00am - 5:00pm

Welcome to the Toronto Tea Festival!

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We look forward to having you join us on February 1st & 2nd, 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library.

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By Art of Fashion Head Shot Fundraiser - Jan 16 2014

Do you need to update your head shots? Are you looking for a professional picture to represent you and your brand?

Art of Fashion is offering designers, supporters and friends the opportunity to obtain a professional head shot.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

The Fundraiser event will be held at:

Joy Bistro
884 Queen St E, Toronto
ON M4M1J3

Monday, February 24th -Tuesday, February 25th,

There will be 36 sessions available from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm each day, with a total of 72 slots open over the 2 day period.

Important Session Information:

- Each session is 20 minutes in length ** please note you must arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled reservation or time will be cut out from your session.
- The schedule is time sensitive and will not allow any extra minutes between sessions.
- Sessions are non-refundable.
- Each session will be $30.00.
- Payments will be taken online at Eventbrite.com

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-of-fashion-head-shot-fundraiser-registration-10107442633

- Photos will be emailed out after the sessions have ended for you to select your choice.
- Once you have selected your desired photo you will receive a CD with your choice of a high resolution black & white or colour head shot.

100% of the proceeds go to The Art of Fashion
www.artoffashion.org

Art of Fashion is a non for profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging fashion designers in Canada.

Photography compliments of Light Monkey Photography
www.lightmonkey.ca

Art of Fashion Head Shot Fundraiser Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/1374959362765526/

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By Tawny Dhaliwal - Dec 5 2013

GIFT YOUR PHOTOS IN A MODERN PHOTO BOOK FROM IMPRESSED!
Our Photo Book Sessions are just what you need to finally print those photos!
Join us to get tips and the motivation to create a beautiful, personalized photo book on your iPad with the Impressed iPad App. They make a great holiday gift!

WHAT TO BRING? Your iPad (iPad2+). Kids are welcome too!
COST? Your completed book will cost $29
-modern 6x8" 20-page photo book
-delicious coffee and Scandinavian sweets
-photo and design tips from the pros!
WHERE? Fika Cafe, 28 Kensington Ave, Toronto
WHEN? Tuesday, Dec 10th, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

PLEASE RESERVE A FREE TICKET TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING :)

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By Tawny Dhaliwal - Nov 26 2013

There are exciting new things happening at the Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market!

Impressed will be hosting a Holiday Photo Book Challenge at Pikto on November 30th 12 pm - 9 pm.


~The Challenge: Use the Impressed iPad App to Create a Photo Book in 10 Minutes and It’s Free! ~

Toronto – November 22, 2013 – Impressed is making it easy for you to send meaningful, personalized gifts to your friends and family this holiday season. Saturday, Nov 30th, they are hosting a one-of-a-kind event to let you make a modern photo book on your iPad and get it for free! All in the magical setting of the Toronto Christmas Market. No crowded shopping malls and line-ups, just holiday cheer. And to make it even easier, Impressed has partnered with Uber to give participants a free ride to the Distillery to avoid the hassles of parking.

“We wanted to hold a fun event that motivated our users to get their favourite digital photos into a printed book.” says Lynne McEachern, CEO of Impressed. “Users can come by Pikto with their iPads, and make a free photo book on the spot in 10 minutes!”

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By Tawny Dhaliwal - Nov 26 2013

There are exciting new things happening at the Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market!

Impressed will be hosting a Holiday Photo Book Challenge at Pikto on November 30th 12 pm - 9 pm.


~The Challenge: Use the Impressed iPad App to Create a Photo Book in 10 Minutes and It’s Free! ~

Toronto – November 22, 2013 – Impressed is making it easy for you to send meaningful, personalized gifts to your friends and family this holiday season. Saturday, Nov 30th, they are hosting a one-of-a-kind event to let you make a modern photo book on your iPad and get it for free! All in the magical setting of the Toronto Christmas Market. No crowded shopping malls and line-ups, just holiday cheer. And to make it even easier, Impressed has partnered with Uber to give participants a free ride to the Distillery to avoid the hassles of parking.

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By Tawny Dhaliwal - Nov 26 2013

There are exciting new things happening at the Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market!

Impressed will be hosting a Holiday Photo Book Challenge at Pikto on November 30th 12 pm - 9 pm.


~The Challenge: Use the Impressed iPad App to Create a Photo Book in 10 Minutes and It’s Free! ~

Toronto – November 22, 2013 – Impressed is making it easy for you to send meaningful, personalized gifts to your friends and family this holiday season. Saturday, Nov 30th, they are hosting a one-of-a-kind event to let you make a modern photo book on your iPad and get it for free! All in the magical setting of the Toronto Christmas Market. No crowded shopping malls and line-ups, just holiday cheer. And to make it even easier, Impressed has partnered with Uber to give participants a free ride to the Distillery to avoid the hassles of parking.

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By Tawny Dhaliwal - Nov 26 2013

There are exciting new things happening at the Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market!

Impressed will be hosting a Holiday Photo Book Challenge at Pikto on November 30th 12 pm - 9 pm.


~The Challenge: Use the Impressed iPad App to Create a Photo Book in 10 Minutes and It’s Free! ~

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By Tawny Dhaliwal - Nov 26 2013

There are exciting new things happening at the Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market!

Impressed will be hosting a Holiday Photo Book Challenge at Pikto on November 30th 12 pm - 9 pm.


~The Challenge: Use the Impressed iPad App to Create a Photo Book in 10 Minutes and It’s Free! ~

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By Family Jingle & Mingle - Oct 28 2013

We would like to host our event on your site.

Santa and his team of Gurus are well underway planning and preparing to make 2013's Family Jingle & Mingle something truly magical.

Bring your family, friends and colleagues and enjoy all the festivities on Sunday December 8th, 2013 at the International Centre! One element of our big event will of course be visits and photographs with Santa Claus – he will be on site Sunday December 8th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm and he just can’t wait to see all the good girls and boys who are ready to share their Christmas wishes with him!

Event Features:

Pictures with Santa Claus
Christmas shopping with free gift wrapping onsite
Cupcake decorating
Photo ops
Rides for kids
Bouncy Castles
Fire truck onsite
Walk around characters
Entertainment
Make it & Take It craft area
Food area
VIP options
Additional entertainment and activities coming soon
Free gift bags to the first 500 people
Expected attendance: 5000+ people
Target audience - Parents and kids ages 14 and under
Companies will be in attendance with their staff and families celebrating their Christmas party onsite
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada will be present with a Wish Family

Invite your family, friends and colleagues for a VIP experience.

Check out the website for tickets and more information at http://www.jingleandmingle.ca

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities still available.

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By War Child Canada - Oct 16 2013

30 October, 2013
Mom Rocks with Juno Award winner Chantal Kreviazuk and comedian Cory Kahaney

Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
6 PM-9 PM
Tickets:
$300 - VIP ticket, which includes a pre-event reception with Chantal Kreviazuk, Cory Kahaney and Dr. Samantha Nutt (WCC founder and Executive Director); concert, plus wine/beer and hors d’oeuvres
$200 - the concert, plus wine/beer and hors d’oeuvres
Purchase tickets at http://wcc.r-esourcecenter.com/Event/index.asp?Page_ID=255

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By War Child Canada - Oct 16 2013

30 October, 2013
Mom Rocks with Juno Award winner Chantal Kreviazuk and comedian Cory Kahaney

Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
6 PM-9 PM
Tickets:
$300 - VIP ticket, which includes a pre-event reception with Chantal Kreviazuk, Cory Kahaney and Dr. Samantha Nutt (WCC founder and Executive Director); concert, plus wine/beer and hors d’oeuvres
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By Discover Mindfulness - Oct 7 2013

Come join us on Saturday, October 26th at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West in Toronto from 2 until 4:30 PM for our very first event, a strategy session. The session will include a presentation on the state of mindfulness in education and a discussion of what we can do to bring mindfulness programs to a school near you. Featured guests are Theo Koffler, founder of Mindfulness Without Borders and Karen Davis, VP, Bracebridge Public School and MindUP teacher.

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By The Leslieville Flea - Oct 2 2013

The Leslieville Flea
@
The Jimmy Simpson Community Centre

The east ends newest form of retail therapy. The Leslieville Flea takes place the 3rd Sunday of every month from 10am-4pm @ “The Jimmy”, 870 Queen St. East with 37 vendors showcasing hundreds of curated items from vintage clothing to mid century furniture, hand crafted designs, photography and more.

Our daily blogs reveal the treasures to be unveiled www.leslievilleflea.blogspot.ca.
For more information please go to www.leslievilleflea.blogspot.ca.
Cost : FREE!
How to find us:
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By vlada - Sep 20 2013


Discover Wines from Chile at the 2013 Chilean Wine Festival, Toronto

What: 8th Annual Chilean Wine Festival
When: Tuesday, October 8th
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, Peter F. Bronfman Hall, 2nd Level, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
Consumer Tasting: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Tickets $75. Available at www.winesofchile.ca

Wines of Chile and the Trade Commission of Chile (ProChile) present their annual grand tasting and celebration of wine and food in Toronto - the Chilean Wine Festival taking place at the Royal Ontario Museum, Tuesday, October 8th at the Royal Ontario Museum.

An outstanding set of 20 wineries bring Toronto 120 wines for this tasting. Guests will also enjoy sumptuous catered fare prepared by Daniel et Daniel, authentic Chilean empanadas prepared by The Empanada Co. and, a special Chilean menu prepared by guest chef Andres Michel. The 2013 tasting will feature two theme tables: Chile: The Natural Choice and winners from the 10th Annual Wines of Chile Awards. A collection of Chilean music will be styled by Bellosound.

Participating Wineries:
Calcu, Carmen, Cousiño Macul, Concha y Toro, Emiliana, Errazuriz, Maquis, MontGras, Morandé, Pérez Cruz, San Esteban, San Pedro, Siegel, Terraustral, Ventisquero, VIA, Villaseñor, Volcanes de Chile, Santa Rita, Santa Carolina.

Chile’s outstanding diversity of wines stems from the country’s extraordinary geography and unique climate. Regionality is the key to Chile’s stylistic development and winemakers are striving to reflect the different terroirs that the country can offer, especially in the cooler coastal areas and in the Andean foothills. Avid wine consumers today recognize the names Casablanca, Maipo and Colchagua, but these are just the beginnings of a host of appellations. It is this mosaic of wineries that composes Wines of Chile.

Peter F. Bronfman Hall is located on the second level of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Guests will enter from the main doors on Queen’s Park and access the second level from either the north or south staircases or the elevator. Proceeds from the event will be donated toward ROM’s highest educational priorities.

For more information and to register to attend visit www.winesofchile.ca

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By Fashion Forward - Sep 17 2013

Event Name: Fashion In The Digital World 2.0
Date: October 16, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Hard Rock Café, 279 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1N8

Tickets available at: http://digitalfashion.eventbrite.ca/

'Fashion in the Digital World' is presented by Toronto based Startup Fashion-Forward. Fashion Forward is an online marketplace across Canada that allows you to capitalize on your closet!

Due to popular demand of the inaugural 'Fashion in the Digital World' event in March 2013, we decided to have the 2.0 Version (with new participants)! If you love: Fashion, Technology, Business or Networking you won't want to miss this event! Join us for an evening of networking and presentations followed by a Q&A from Fashion-Tech Startups - this is a rare collaboration celebrating the emerging Fashion Industry online! We will also have SWAG for guests who buy tickets in advance!

The panel will include: Freedom Culture, Luevo, Fashion-Forward, Modreal & Shop Society. Other fashion vendor booths will be set up to promote their business during networking.

Event Schedule:
6:00 - Networking
7:00 - Panel Presentations/Q&A
8:30 - Networking / Appetizers

Event Hashtag: #DigitalFashionTO

If you are a student or an entrepreneur - take advantage of the $5 discounted tickets. The first 75 guests to arrive will get a FREE pair of sunglasses (Pink or White)!

Want to be involved? E-mail: info@fashion-forward.ca

Media or Fashion Blogger? RSVP: info@fashion-forward.ca

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By OCID - Sep 10 2013

Come down and listen what the World of Music has to offer this year at the SMALL WORLD FESTIVAL 2013. Great talents from Iran, Cuba, Niger, Ukraine, the US, Uruguay, Mexico, Lebanon and Canada, among many others will showcase their best music for you to enjoy. Sept. 26 to Oct. 6th, 2013.
More info: http://smallworldmusic.com/

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By Tiffany - Aug 22 2013

Are you Missing Your WOW Factor?

Do you have that special something that makes YOU impossible to forget?

How engaging and compelling are you?

Are you standing out, making a difference, adding value and closing clients?

Are you networking after networking and not getting results?

Your WOW Factor is what has you be the buzz in your industry, it’s what has you be remembered and talked about, it’s what has you be seen as the expert.

Large corporations often invest in training their leaders on how to engage others, shift behavior and inspire results, but small business leaders get left out –

To succeed in small business, your company has to stand out and make the competition irrelevant. To do that you have to have a focused strategy that gets results fast!

WALK AWAY Knowing:

How to lead a sales meeting that’s compelling, adds value and makes an impact
How to confidently conduct a phone conversation with a prospective client
Present or pitch for a new business and close the deal with ease
Be the expert that people will remember and talk about
Have a blueprint on exactly how to have a successful sales conversation
Your company will stand out, get noticed and gain expert status in your field.

The 3 most important ingredients – who is the audience you are committed to – are you tired of doing it on your own?

Finding out what the right way to do a sales call – a tactical approach

Learn what your buyers goals and pain points are – know how to position your solution and communicate value to close the deal

Why customers don’t buy – urgency – price – make them believe they want and need it

Be that much more engaging and compelling

LEARN IT ALL AT THIS 2 HOUR WORKSHOP

To attract new clients and close more business, you must understand your customers' fears and ambitions.

Put your new knowledge to work right away!

Your WOW Factor: Stand Out Build Revenue,

Get More Clients and Close Deals

Learn how at our Hands on Workshop on the evening of September 19th, 2013 at North York Memorial Hall. Featuring guest speaker, Sophie Boyko, sales strategist and public speaker who has been a feature speaker at companies such as Bell, Telus, Pfizer and Manulife Financial.

September 19th, 2013 at 5:30pm – 9:30pm North York Civic Centre North York Memorial Community Hall (downstairs from the Library) 5110 Yonge Street Toronto ON M2N 5V7

Register HERE! https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e7zuly2i9b9f500e&oseq&c&ch

Cost:
Entry fee $25 + TAX ONLINE ($35 at the door)
Light Sandwiches will be served for your enjoyment, compliments of us!
(dairy & deli sandwiches, side salads etc.)

Parking: Parking is available on Yonge St. and at the Green P on Beecroft across the street from the Library. There is also underground parking available.

More info on Sophie and testimonials here;
http://wp.me/p1GbP3-1xE

Register HERE! http://goo.gl/JTBjgZ

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By Sheila - Aug 11 2013

Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society.
GARDENING ROCKS!!

September 8th

1:00 pm Meet & greet other members
1:30 pm Matt Mattus
Bulbs of South Africa
BRING YOUR OWN MUG
BRING A FRIEND
Ephemeral Seed Exchange
September Plant Sale
12:30-1:30 PLANT SALE
2:30 pm Plant sale resumes after speaker
free admission, non-members welcome
We meet in the Floral Hall at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

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By Peter Mykusz - Jul 3 2013

https://vimeo.com/69569345
Video of Canada Day Fireworks at Mel Lastman Square, July 1, 2013

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By Alanna - Jun 14 2013

FIRST-EVER BARBIE® NORTH AMERICAN MOBILE TOUR GIVES TORONTO
AN ALL-ACCESS PASS TO BARBIE®’S WORLD!

WHAT: Packed up and on the move, Barbie® is touring North America to find inspiration as she searches for the perfect new home. Making a stop at Wild Water Kingdom from July 19-21, the pink-tastic mobile tour will give young fans an all-access pass to experience the best of Barbie®.

Visit www.family.ca/Barbie for more details about the “Barbie® is Moving” mobile tour.

Barbie® fans will have a chance to:
• Play dress-up and walk the doll-tastic runway in a glam fashion show, with tips from stylists and a fab photo opportunity
• Enjoy a Barbie® movie in the larger-than-life theater
• Inspire Barbie® by creating a mood board for her new home
• Build their very own Mega Bloks® Barbie™ room to take home


WHERE: Wild Water Kingdom
7855 Finch Avenue West, Brampton

WHEN: July 19-21, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

To get the latest stories on this iconic blonde, find Barbie® on Facebook (Facebook.com/Barbie) and follow @BarbieStyle on Twitter.



CONTACTS:
Alanna Fallis
GCI Canada
Alanna.fallis@gcicanada.com
416.486.5924

Anne Morello
GCI Canada
Anne.morello@gcicanada.com
416.485.5904

For more information about the “Barbie is Moving” Mobile Tour, please visit: http://www.family.ca/Barbie

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By Taste of Lawrence - May 30 2013

Taste of Lawrence: A celebration of international food and culture
JULY 5-7
Lawerence Ave East between Warden and Birchmount
FREE ADMISSION
Live music, food, fun for family members of all ages
www.tasteoflawrence.com

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