Meet People from All Walks of Life


If you enjoy friendship, activities, music, arts,

networking, socializing, parties,

learning, sharing, inspiration, personal/professional development,

travel, culture, language, and/or some fun, and

you like them for free,

this is the group for you!!


The objectives of our meetups and activities are three-fold:

(1) To promote cross-cultural dialogue and cultural/language exchange through a variety of free local activities and social events, as well as international trips.

(Participation in these events is always optional and the organizers are not charging for service.)

(2) To establish a global network of professionals in various disciplines.

(3) To build a chain of "International Friends" (iFriends) communities worldwide so that you have friends all over the world

We live in an ever-shrinking global village, where modern technologies connect people from any corner of the world in a way and intensity never seen before. We also have the fortune to live in a vibrant city that is home to diverse cultures and people of various ethnic backgrounds.

This group offers a unique opportunity to experience some of the many international cultures that Toronto hosts, to share your knowledge of your own cultural heritage or expertise with other event participants, and meet new friends and potential business partners as well as expand horizon while doing so.

Let's build a global network of international communities together and benefit each other as well as the society. Wouldn't it be nice if you travel to Europe, Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Thailand, or Shanghai, you get to meet lots of friendly and local residents there for free, and they may as well show you around and do the interpretation for you free of charge? Let alone the valuable information, assistance, friendship, and security... It may even facilitate the trips that were originally impossible for many of us.

What we like to achieve?

Through understanding and friendship, within the Toronto meetup community and across the globe, each of us serves as an ambassador for the promotion of "LIVING, LOVING & RESPECTING Each Other".

This group does not charge for membership, events, or services (except for your own orders and/or expenses demanded by other collaborating groups/organizations that host the respective events).

If you are a newcomer or just a visitor that happens to be traveling to Toronto, welcome to enjoy our service/events and contact this friendly group also!

All members are welcome to discuss within the group, and provide your valuable inputs and suggestions. Members are also welcome to propose events and activities for this group.

Rules to maintain your membership:

1. This is a peer-assistance community rather than a venue for profit-making or marketing. If there are activities with commercial purposes, you must contact and get approval from the main Organizer or Co-Organizer of this group.

2. To respect members in this community, you are NOT recommended to email/message members that you don't know personally. You are not supposed to message other members for marketing, advertising & promoting of companies, meetup groups, web sites... If anyone feels that she/he is being harassed, please contact a co-organizer of this group and we'll see what we can do.

Note: For The Toronto Friends Network in each category, see the bottom of this "About us" page.

Dream Builders International Group

Dare to Dream BIG!

The Global Network for Professionals, Travel/Adventure/Fun Lovers & Cultural/Ethnic Communities

We are fifty thousand (50,000) global citizens

that meet locally in Toronto & connect globally to major cities worldwide


Global Network HQ: Toronto Friends (2,700 friends)

Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Investors Network (EPI-Net): Toronto Entrepreneurs--FREE service to 4,300+ members since 2010

Activities: I want to do that, just not alone! (1,600+ friends)

Travel & Adventures: DISCOVER TORONTO: The Adventures & Travel Meetup Group (1,900 adventurers)

Health & Wellness: Toronto Health & Wellness Meetup Group (1,000+ members)

The Learning Network: Study English in Canada (2,650+ learners) FREE service to the international community since 2007

We are connecting to a variety of non-profit "International Friends" communities worldwide. You can eventually have friends all over the world--friends you meet here and return to their home towns, friends you meet while traveling overseas, as well as people participating in the same webinars from different countries.

You get to visit "International Friends" or participate in group events for free if you travel there. If you just try it once, you would know that it is among the best ways to make a bunch of friends or meet like-minded people in a very short time--the unique power of "Meetup" relative to other social networks such as Facebook and else.


The Toronto Friends Network


Hobbies, Health, & Quality Lifestyle

*** Enjoy Life ***

DISCOVER TORONTO: The Toronto Adventures & Travel Meetup Group (1,900 members)

Toronto Sport, Leisure & Outdoor Activities (750 members)

Toronto Artists & Art Lovers (750+ members)

Canadian Fashion lovers and professional (700+ members)

The Toronto Health & Wellness Meetup Group (1,000+ members)

The Toronto Health Network (600+ members)

Career, Startup & Dream Builders (700+ members)


Service & Cultural/Ethnic Groups

*** Have fun locally, connect globally ***

International Communities @ Toronto

I want to do that, just not alone! (1,600+ members)

Study English in Canada (2,650+ ESL students)

Toronto Newcomers (1,350+ newbies)

Toronto Language Exchange (1,400 language learners)

Asian Friends & International Friends (1,400 friends)

lnternational Friends (iFriends) Network

Toronto Friends (2,700 Torontonians & Global citizens)

London Friends

New York Friends (1,000 New Yorkers & International Friends)

New York Media

Hong Kong Friends

Tokyo Friends (500+ members)

International Friends @ San Francisco

International Meetups @ China (Largest in Mainland China)

International Friends Network @ Asia (5,000 members)

Professionals & Entrepreneurs Networks

EPI-Net (15,000 members worldwide)

Toronto Business Owners (750+ members)

Toronto Business Network (850+ members)

Ontario University, College & Graduate Students Meet Up (650 members)

Toronto Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (TYPE) 1,000+ members

Social Media, Mobile Apps & E-Commerce (950+ members)

The Toronto Marketing Meetup Group (800+ marketers)

Toronto New Tech: 3D printing, Wearable, Mobile, IoT & Robotics (600+ members)

Lean Startup Circle @ Toronto (600+ members)

Toronto Entrepreneurs--FREE service to 4,300+ members--Flagship EPI-Net Group

Toronto Professionals (1,100+ professionals)

Toronto Investors & Mentors Network (1,000+ members)

Ontario Startup Community (650+ members)

North America Entrepreneurs & Investors Meet Up

San Francisco Entrepreneurs

New York Entrepreneurs

Shanghai Entrepreneurs (800 members)

Beijing Entrepreneurs

Taiwan Entrepreneurs (1,000+ entrepreneurs)

Singapore Entrepreneurs


Contact Info:

Message (via Meetup): Dream BIG (Plz don't send to the main Organizer's account--long delay there otherwise.)

Email: chris.meetup at

Twitter @chrismeetup

Line: chris.meetup (a timely manner to reach me without knowing my mobile number)

Mobile: provided upon request (Note: text is preferred for those who have my mobile number.)

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