Dine-Arounds and Local Toronto Activities

Welcome to Toronto, the host city of World Conference 2023. Get to know your fellow conference attendees in one of these activities, brought to you by IABC Toronto!

We hope this helps you take advantage of all Toronto has to offer!



Reserve a limited spot at one of these restaurants, booked by IABC Toronto exclusively for World Conference 2023 attendees! Book now before seats fill up at these exclusive Dine-Arounds. Separate tickets are required.  

Dine-arounds take place on Tuesday, June 6. Be sure to meet in the lobby of Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel at 6:45 pm for your dine-around. An IABC Toronto representative will be holding up a sign with the name of the restaurant. 

Organizer: IABC Toronto | Contact: toronto-execvp@iabc.to

1) Maison Selby $$$

Location: 592 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M4X 1L4

Cuisine: French

Mode of transport: 44 Min Walk / 10 Min Drive / 23 Min Transit

A restaurant with French influences, Maison Selby is located in the centre of Toronto. The menu is centered around traditional French cuisine with a modern touch. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/634968436687

2) Upper Deck (Fran’s Bar - Roof Top) $$

Location: 2-20 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1K2

Cuisine: Canadian

Mode of transport: 22 Min Walk / 6 Min Drive / 12 Min Transit

The Greater Toronto Area is home to several Frans Restaurant outlets, a network of casual restaurants. A selection of traditional comfort meals, such as breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and entrees including steak and ribs, are available on the menu. Families or groups of friends will enjoy the restaurant's comfortable, informal décor and warm, welcome environment. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/634996861707

3) Barrio Cerveceria $$

Location: 884 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J3

Cuisine: Mexican

Mode of transport: 43 Min Walk / 19 Min Drive / 21 Min Transit

This is an authentic Taberna Mexicana owned by a traditional Mexican Family, passionate about food and hospitality. Barrio is all about good vibes, good food, and even better company. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635000502597

4) Terroni $$

Location: 57 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1K6

Cuisine: Italian

Mode of transport: 11 Min Walk / 7 Min Drive / 8 Min Transit

Experience: Established in 1992, Terroni is a popular Italian restaurant that features a cozy and rustic interior with a welcoming atmosphere. The menu features a range of classic Italian dishes made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and an impressive wine selection.

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635002257847 


5) Salad King $

Location: 340 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1R8

Cuisine: Thai

Mode of transport: 13 Min Walk / 6 Min Drive / 9 Min Transit

Experience: Salad King is a popular Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine for over 30 years and has a loyal following. The restaurant has a casual and laid-back atmosphere, with colorful decor and communal seating that gives it a fun and energetic vibe. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635003912797 

6) Mill Street Brewery $

Location: 21 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Cuisine: Micro Brewery

Mode of transport: 33 Min Walk / 10 Min Drive / 18 Min Transit

Located in the heart of the Historic Distillery District, Mill Street Brew Pub operates out of the Mill Street Brewery - East Toronto's first commercial micro-brewery to open in more than 100 years. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635006711167 


7) Duke of Cornwall $

Location: 400 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1S5

Cuisine: British

Mode of transport: 7 Min Walk / 3 Min Drive 

The Duke of Cornwall is a historic British pub-style restaurant located in downtown Toronto, Canada and established in 1974. The menu features classic pub fare such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie, as well as a variety of beers on tap. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635008105337


8) The Keg Mansion $$$

Location: 515 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2H7

Cuisine: Steak House

Mode of transport: 33 Min Walk / 10 Min Drive / 20 Min Transit

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar Mansion is an upscale restaurant located in a historic mansion in downtown Toronto, Canada. The menu features a variety of high-quality steak and seafood options, as well as an extensive wine list.

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635009499507 


9) Karahi Boys $

Location: 741 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

Cuisine: Pakistani/Halal

Mode of transport: 24 Min Walk / 7 Min Drive / 12 Min Transit

Experience: Karahi Boys is a Pakistani restaurant located that specializes in traditional South Asian cuisine. The restaurant offers a casual and welcoming atmosphere and a variety of flavorful dishes, including biryanis, curries, and grilled meats, all cooked to perfection using traditional Pakistani spices and techniques. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635012257757


10) Fox on John $$

Location: 106 John St #3, Toronto, ON M5V 2E1

Cuisine: Modern Bistro

Mode of transport: 10 Min Walk / 5 Min Drive / 9 Min Transit

Experience: Fox on John is a trendy sports bar located in the Entertainment District of Toronto, Canada. The menu offers a variety of pub-style dishes, such as burgers, wings, and nachos, as well as a selection of craft beers and cocktails.

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635013892647 


11) Yuzu No Haza $$$

Location: 236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1W7

Cuisine: Sushi

Mode of transport: 8 Min Walk / 3 Min Drive

Experience: Yuzu No Hana is a Japanese restaurant located on Adelaide Street in the heart of downtown. The restaurant offers an elegant and modern atmosphere and a variety of Japanese dishes, with a focus on sushi and sashimi made from the freshest ingredients. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635016039067 


12) Ki Modern Japanese Cuisine $$

Location: 181 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

Cuisine: Japanese

Mode of transport: 10 Min Walk / 7 Min Drive / 7 Min Transit

Experience: Ki Modern Japanese Cuisine restaurant features a sleek and sophisticated interior design, with an open-concept kitchen and a sushi bar. The menu offers a modern twist on traditional Japanese cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. 

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635017152397

Toronto-Hosted Activities

Join IABC Toronto for one of these organized activities to get an insider's perspective on the city!

Toronto City History Walk - Exploring with Binetti

Sunday, June 4 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the core of downtown Toronto and learn some fun facts, from history to inventions, and places unique to Toronto. Join us to deepen your understanding of this dynamic and diverse city!

Michael Binetti is a Toronto-based urban planner with a passion for Toronto's history. Michael loves to travel and believes that travel is the best education and enjoys sharing his love of Toronto with others. Explore this route with Michael. 

Meet at 7:00 pm in the hotel lobby. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.
Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635039057917


Run Around at World Conference  - John Cappelletti

Monday, June 5 | 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Join us for a morning run and see some of the city’s iconic landmarks, such as Queen’s Park, the campus of University of Toronto, and the interesting architecture of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). All abilities welcome. No runner will be left behind.

The run will be guided by John Cappelletti, ABC and Board member of IABC/Toronto. John is a nine-time Ironman finisher and has run more than 60 marathons. 

Meet at 7:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby. Run will last about 30 to 40 minutes.

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635045868287 



Yoga in the Park - Chantelle Cabral

Tuesday, June 6 | 7:00 am - 8:15 am

Join us for a peaceful and energizing yoga session by the picturesque Harbour front! 

The session will be a blend of gentle yoga poses and relaxation techniques amidst the serene surroundings of the waterfront. You'll have the opportunity to breathe in the fresh air, take in the beautiful views, and stretch your muscles as you flow through a series of postures.

If you have a yoga mat, please bring it along. If not, the beautiful green grass will serve as a wonderful carpet beneath your feet.

This session will be guided by Chantelle Cabral, SCMP and the exec-vp of IABC/TO. Chantelle is an experienced yoga teacher practicing all forms of traditional yoga.

Meet at 7:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby. The session will last approximately 40 minutes.

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635058275397 


Photography Tour - Elvin Jacob

Wednesday, June 7 | 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a fun and informative experience as we explore the city's best photo-worthy spots. The tour offers tips and techniques for capturing stunning images of Toronto's architecture, landscapes, and street scenes. Explore the colorful street art in Kensington Market, as you walk through some of the most picturesque locations in the city. Join us for an unforgettable experience and take home stunning photos of this beautiful city!

The tour will be led by professional photographer and IABC/TO member Elvin Jacob.

Meet at 7:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. The session will last approximately 1 hour.

Book Now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/635055266397