Elevate King West2018-10-05T08:49:30-04:00

Why attend

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!

Highlights from 2018

Capital One House

BARO – 485 King Street West

Join us for Toronto’s first ever Capital One House, with a musical lineup set to rival its SXSW counterpart with headliner Majid Jordan and local performances by Bravestation. 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.

9 PM – 12 AM

Wheelchair Accessible

HP House with Wyclef Jean 

Uniun Nightclub – 473 Adelaide Street West

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. Want to be there? On Sept. 25, Check out @Elevatetechfest on Instagram for your chance to win tickets.

8 PM – 12 AM

Buzz & Beauty

Her Majesty’s Pleasure – 556 King Street West

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. 


Wheelchair Accessible


TWG office – 425 Adelaide Street West #300

If you know TWG, you know they’re notorious for throwing next-level parties, particularly when it comes to Elevate King West. Well you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. 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.


Elevate EZ

Petty Cash – 487 Adelaide Street West

For all partygoers looking to make the most of their night, but not willing to pay the price the next morning – Over EZ at Petty Cash is the place for you! Over EZ is the best natural hangover vitamin on the market and will be partnering with Petty Cash to ensure all guests are equipped for the night with their magic blue pill. Get ready to enjoy your night and own the day – you’ll thank Over EZ in the AM!


Soul & Sips

SoulCycle – 435 King Street West 

SoulCycle’s signature indoor cycling class is designed to transform both bodies and minds. Come ride our signature 45 minute class at 8:30pm with Jenna, and experience the fun, inspiration and community. Stay and socialize post-ride to sip a fun mocktail with Greenhouse Juice and Salty Paloma. Plus – enjoy a transformative essential oil experience (and gift!) from doTERRA + Essential Sisters! See you on a bike!


8:30PM – 9:15PM – Indoor Cycling Class
9:15PM – LATE – Mocktail Bar

Oretta’s Patio Party

Oretta – 633 King Street West

Inspired by the Italian way of life, and designed for any time of the day, Oretta presents authentic Italian fare with modern day classic where our commitment to service is intuitive, thoughtful and genuine. Breathtaking interior design is only surpassed by our knowledgeable and personable staff who deliver an unforgettable hospitality experience using the finest Italy has to offer in food and drink.


Wheelchair Accessible

Toronto Life Creators AP

Patria – 478 King Street West

Official Toronto Life After Party. Swing by after 11 pm to wrap up your Elevate King West experience with us.

11 PM – LATE

Wheelchair Accessible

Casino Royale by Crowdlinker

Crowdlinker office – 119 Spadina Avenue #600

Join one of Toronto’s fastest growing digital product studios for a fun night of Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Craps and VR/AR games! Enjoy a couple drinks on Crowdlinker’s roof-top patio and network with other awesome attendees. You won’t want to miss this must-stop event on your King West expedition!

9 PM – 12 AM

Snack & Field presented by Lighthouse Labs

Event Space – 662 King Street West

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.

6 PM – 12 AM

Official Beer of Elevate

Northern Maverick Brewing Co. – 115 Bathurst Street

Swing by Northern Maverick, elevates official beer partner. Whether it be fresh craft beer on tap, a meal at one of Toronto Life’s 2018 best restaurants, or beer to go from their retail shop, they have you covered.

9 PM – 1 AM

Wheelchair Accessible

Smart Nora Win(d)e Down

Smart Nora’s Office – 461 King Street West, 4th floor.

Win(d)e down your evening with Smart Nora on our dreamy, candle-lit rooftop. We’ll be here all evening as well if you want to take a wellness break between parties and re-charge with some healthy elixirs, a quiet corner, or introvert relationship building.

8 PM – 12:30 AM

One Night in Peru

Mira – 420A Wellington Street West

Fall in love with the 80s all over again while discovering one of King Street’s hidden gems. Sip Pisco Sours and be transported back to the eclectic cultural district of Peru.


Wheelchair Accessible

Level Up! Publicis.Sapient Arcade Night

Publicis.Sapient – 134 Peter Street, 12th Floor

Make your way to this hi-tech Toronto hotspot and join us for Level Up! the Publicis.Sapient Arcade Night. Packed with your fave old-school arcade games this lively night promises friendly competition, killer tunes, delicious food and drinks, ‘Le DiscoTech’ a pop-up party by Clue and a surprise station by Microsoft. Come party with the most creative folks in the business, entertain your nostalgia, and beat our high scores. This event fills up fast so be sure to register.


6 PM – 9 PM

Wheelchair Accessible

#NightOut with Loblaw Digital @ Portland Variety

Portland Variety 587 King St W,

Loblaw Digital invites you to mix and mingle with one of Toronto’s hottest tech companies while enjoying some great cocktails and apps. Joined with our partners at Deloitte, we’ll be showcasing some cool insta-worthy tech that will make your friends jealous.

9 PM – 1 AM

Wheelchair Accessible


533 King St W

Bjarke Ingels’ critically acclaimed 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, dubbed the “unzipped wall”, is being re-assembled in Toronto and opening in September 2018 as the centrepiece of a new exhibit titled “Unzipped”. The temporary Pavilion made of 1802 stacked fibreglass boxes welcomed a record number of visitors during its 2016 run in London’s Hyde Park and was acquired by Westbank shortly after. The Pavilion will now be the centrepiece of the new exhibition at King and Brant.


6 PM – 11 PM

Elevate Everyone Award Celebration by CIBC Live Labs

115 Bathurst Street 

We invite you to join CIBC, PwC, #MovetheDial and members of the tech and innovation ecosystem to celebrate the recipients of the inaugural Elevate Everyone Awards in association with Elevate Tech Fest 2018.

With the purpose of recognizing organizations that have integrated diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives to spark innovation, please join us for an evening of celebration and community building over good food, good drinks, and great company!


5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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