Top Places to Spot Toronto PR Agency Movers & Shakers Events, conferences, parties and schmoozing! Here's our pick of Toronto's top spots for public relations professionals to learn, meet and hang out.

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Top Places to Spot Toronto PR Agency Movers & Shakers

PR pros in Toronto know that networking is key to thriving in the city. Here is a top eight list of places to spot PR agency movers and shakers in the 6ix.

1.The Spoke Club

Situated in Toronto’s busy King West strip, The Spoke Club, a restaurant, bar and membership club, is the perfect meeting place for media, entertainment and arts professionals. While membership can be pricy, it’s worth the opportunity to attend exclusive networking dinners with industry leaders, social media seminars or creative coaching workshops.

2.Earls

A financial district favourite, Earls offers family style seating in its bar area perfect for meeting other Toronto professionals. In the summer, PR pros meander out onto the patio and lounge in a 10-person wooden cabana or an outdoor sofa. Providing a professional lounge vibe, this hot spot is a great place to see and be seen.

3.Cactus Club

Located in the heart of the Toronto financial district at Bay and Adelaide, the Cactus Club is the trendy place to go. With multiple levels, PR pros tend to head upstairs to the lounge for happy hour cocktails, good music and even better conversation. This T.O. hotspot is the perfect place to be seen, so dress to impress.

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4.TIFF

Every September celebrities flock to Toronto for the international film festival. This week-long event boasts screenings, parties and workshops alike. Everybody who is anybody is sure to be celebrity schmoozing at The Ritz or SoHo House.

5.Podcamp

Known as Canada’s largest and longest running digital media un-conference, PodCamp takes place every winter in Toronto. As a free, two-day event, individuals are encouraged to share knowledge and passion for digital media. Though the name may suggest it’s podcasting specific, this un-conference explores a multitude of areas such as; digital thought leadership, analytics and measurement, and digital media for social good.

6.Ovation Awards

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Toronto chapter, annually hosts the Ovation awards recognizing agencies, organizations and clients on successful PR campaigns. This gala offers plenty of networking opportunities as well as an inside glance as to whose who in the Toronto PR world.

7.CPRS Ace Awards

The Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards celebrates Toronto’s talented and innovative public relations community.  For over 20 years, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) has judged and awarded ACE Awards to distinguish and recognize outstanding work in the practice of public relations. This banquet gives PR pros the chance to dress up, network and accept recognition for a job well done.

8.FFWD Advertising Week

Canada’s largest annual gathering of advertising, marketing and media leaders takes place in Toronto every winter. PR pros can attend leadership conferences, galas, awards, keynote and panel presentations. Adweek offers a forum to highlight new ideas, future trends and industry discussions.

 

 

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