Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Toronto Events You Should Know About

I run around to a lot of great events. Sometimes I mention them on Twitter or Facebook, but if you don't happen to be following me at the time I post, you probably miss them. There are SO MANY amazing events happening in this great city, it is easy to miss some good ones. Here are some of the upcoming happenings I am aware of (click on the event name for the details):

Science Rendezvous
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Amazing event throughout the city of Toronto and beyond. Something for all ages. Sounds like a lot of fun! From the website:
Over 600 volunteers and leaders in science and technology, representing award-winning Canadian institutions and organizations across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) open their doors, offering an engaging experience and look into the fascinating accomplishments of world-class research and activities. From the serious to the fun and quirky, free events and lab tours take place on campuses across the region and in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues, engaging adults, families and children in a day of fun and exploration.
(Hat tip to JP)

Toronto Girl Geek Dinner
May 12, 2009
6:30 p.m. at the Pilot
Registration is required on
This month's meeting is focussing on job search and career strategy. It's filling up fast! Don't delay getting your name on the list.

May 15, 2009
8 pm - ??
at the Mod Club
Every year a group of keen cyclists ride from Toronto to Montreal in the Friends for Life Rally in support of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). The cyclists have to raise a minimum $2,200 each to participate. Many of my friends have taken part over the years, and I have been proud to give them support (I haven't ridden it myself--yet). This year a group of avid participants have gotten together to create a fundraising party called SpinTO. It will bring some of the outrageous fun they experience on the road to the dance floor, and I can't wait! Consider joining us--register now. They are also looking for event sponsors.

Knowledge Ontario Ideas Forum
May 21, 2009
8:30 - 4:oo pm
Knowledge Ontario is looking to use feedback from this day to plan out its next 3 years. I will be attending and helping with the live Twitter coverage. More details to follow--you will want to follow along online! Please also feel free to join us online in advance to talk about libraries and how we can look to the future to deliver information services to people in Ontario.

Regent Park School of Music 2009 fundraiser

Monday, May 25, 2009
Boiler House, Distillery District
Featuring the RPSM Choir and the Barenaked Ladies
(Hat tip to kurtv)

Knowledge Workers Toronto

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
at the Verity Club
Subject: Creating Space for Knowledge in Organizations
Speaker: Rivadávia (Riva) C. Drummond de Alvarenga Neto - Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral, a Brazilian business school ranked the 16th best business school in the world and the best one in Latin America according to the Financial Times Executive Education ranking 2008.
Space is limited, please register to attend.
May 7th update: Verity Club has been booked; there will be a $15 charge for this meeting due to location. Thank you.

BookCamp Toronto

Saturday, June 6, 2009
9 am - 5 pm
at the iSchool at University of Toronto
Canada's first unconference about the book and publishing industry.
Registration is free, but please register to attend.

Net Change Week

Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12, 2009
This is a week of events dedicated to exploring the connection between social change and social technology. A number of events have been scheduled. Earlier this week I attended a brainstorming meeting of some of Toronto's social networking leaders to come up with additional ideas for the week. I look forward to seeing what comes of that.

What events have I missed that you are looking forward to??


leona hobbs said...

Thanks so much for including Toronto Girl Geek Dinners on your list. I appreciate all your support.

Connie Crosby said...

But of course--I love TGGD!! :-)

Mary Brock said...

Indeed. I knew if I just followed you I would find the events worth knowing about.

Toronto Real Estate Agent said...

Oh no, I missed the Science Rendezvous. I had no idea it was happening in may. I hope there will be one next year too. I have to watch their website closely so I don't forget again, thanks for the info though.

Take care, Julie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your information.
Do you know of any free gay events?
You should post that also.

Life is good said...

Hi Connie,
Could you please add this great event to your Toronto events list?

Life is good Festival at Coronation Park Toronto, Saturday, September 19th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Toronto is the place to be on Saturday, September 19th as The Life is good Company takes over Coronation Park (near Exhibition Place) with a free, day-long festival featuring an amazing music lineup, great food and good-time games and activities for all ages. Four-time Grammy Winner Ziggy Marley, Canadian Idol star Carly Rae Jepsen and family favorite SteveSongs are scheduled to perform. Funds raised through a fun-filled 4K walk in the morning, public donations, and all profits from the sale of Life is good merchandise at the event benefit The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and its mission to fulfill the wishes of critically ill children throughout Ontario and across the nation. For complete info, including walk registration,

Hope to see you there!
- The Life is good crew

Semra said...

Hi Connie,

You are cordially invited to our anniversary celebration! Please add us to your must-attend list :)


25th Anniversary Celebration Barbeque/Fundraiser

Wednesday September 16th,
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets: $25 and children 12 and under are free

Popular television show host of ‘He Said, She Said’, showing his culinary skills with a lively demonstration!

All proceeds will go towards programs and services at MFH that will continue to provide a high level of support for women to maintain wellness and recovery.

More info:

James said...


Toronto’s Most Daring Art Event! WWW.ARSAUDET.COM

Ars Audet will feature some of Toronto’s most unique and cutting edge artists, with proceeds going to the Aids Committee of Toronto.

Friday November 6, 2009

Berkeley Church Venue

315 Queen Street East

7:30pm – 2:00am

MEET local artists at the Artist’s Reception.

OWN a piece of unique art at the silent auction.

WATCH some of the most entertaining live performances at the live stage show.

EXPERIENCE some of the most daring art demonstrations and exhibits at the live art show.

DANCE the night away at the after party.

Ars Audet is set to premiere as Toronto’s most talked about and cutting edge Art event!

Ars Audet will feature some of Toronto’s most creative and unique artists. Creative Art demonstrations and exhibits will be sure to catch everyone’s attention. Witness some of the most unique art processes, experience the thought provoking live art, hear some of the best musical performances, and meet the artists in person. Some of this daring Art will be available to own through a silent auction.

The event will bring together many aspects of Art that will sure to stimulate all your senses.

Be a part of this exciting new annual Art event and contribute to a worthwhile cause!


$40.00 - Includes: Artist's Reception, silent auction, live stage show, live art exhibits and after party. .

$30.00 - Includes: Silent auction, live stage show, live art exhibits and after party.

$5.00 - Includes: After party (tickets available at the door at 11:00pm, (limited tickets available)

Tickets available at:

For information please contact:

Plan it Productions