Elevate: Canada's Tech Week

Elevate is a city-wide tech and innovation festival centered in North America’s fastest growing tech ecosystem.

An essential destination for global professionals, tech leaders, investors, and creatives, the event features inspiring keynotes, topical content streams, experiential programming, and epic socials. Join us September 21-27, 2018 in Toronto to be a part of a diverse and inclusive community at the forefront of innovation.

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Elevate King West Events

When the sun sets on September 26th, 2018, we’ll light up one of Toronto’s busiest corridors; King Street West, for one night only! Hop around to check out exciting and interactive activations hosted by Elevate’s Partners. Don’t stay in one place too long – you might miss out on food trucks, games, secret musical performances, special guest appearances and more. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Elevate King West. Don’t miss the best networking event of the year!   


Watch King Street come alive from Capital One House. Hosted at Toronto’s Baro Restaurant, this event will be packed with food, drinks and unbelievable entertainment, emulating the vibrancy and diversity that makes Toronto an international force to be reckoned with. Mum’s the word on the musical lineup for the night, but if Toronto’s Capital One House is anything like its SXSW counterpart, you’re going to want to be there.

Location: Baro – 485 King Street West

Time: 9PM-12AM


Join HP at Uniun Nightclub for an evening of food, tunes, fun with photo activations and OMEN by HP gaming tips. The main attraction: A special performance by Wyclef Jean. Ticketed event only.




Location: Uniun Nightclub – 473 Adelaide Street West

Time: 8PM-12AM


Bumble invites you to Her Majesty’s Pleasure for an evening of elevated pampering including custom cocktails and sensory services. Make sure you show the Bumble app at the door to get in.




Location: Her Majesty’s Pleasure – 556 King Street West

Time: 9PM – LATE


Get your dancing shoes on because TWG’s joined forces with Interac to present the Olivia Newton-John Street Band, featuring members of Broken Social Scene, Sloan, Choir!Choir!Choir!, Whitehorse and Ivana Santilli performing the crème de la crème of 80’s pop. Let your friends and colleagues know the sweet sounds and serious dance moves can be found at the corner of Adelaide and Brant.



Location: TWG office – 425 Adelaide Street West #300 

Time: 9 PM – LATE


Thought leaders, networking, partying… and games? Lighthouse Labs and some of our friends have taken over a space on King St W to create “Snack & Field”, the ultimate arcade and board game space, which will include a huge section of snacks, drinks, and dance-able tunes! Join us after Elevate Educate from 6PM onward for an atmosphere of fun, where you can chat about the day’s great talks, meet some new people, or just beat everyone at a game you always say you’re the best at.

Location: Event Space – 662 King Street West

Time: 6PM – 12AM


On Sept 27, the Toronto tech and innovation community will open its doors to job seekers, curious professionals and ecosystem leaders. With a Festival pass, NewCo brings you inside the world’s most innovative companies. Festival guests can register for 1-hr intimate conversations led by founders and executive leadership. After NewCo, the networking continues with Startup Open House – open to everyone without a pass. Step into the offices of Toronto’s most vibrant startups and get a real feel of the startup culture, vibe and values in a fun and casual setting.


Date: September 27, 2018

Time: 9AM-8PM


Elevate is currently seeking rockstar volunteers to join our team from September 21-27! Elevate strives to provide a volunteer opportunity that is not “polite accomodation” but rather reflects the diversity of our community re: age, gender, race, language, economic position, ability, religion, etc. We want to make your experience with Elevate unforgettable.


Shifts currently available on September 25, from 11am-7pm, for guest registration! To be a volunteer, you must be 18+ and abide by our Code of Conduct.

Perks include: joining a motivated team, free attendance at an Elevate Session (*pending schedule), access to Elevate’s Corporate Network, an Elevate T-shirt, and free food and beverage!

Apply now to be part of Canada’s Tech Week!