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 goals of this Meetup group 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) groups 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.

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.

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/Fun Lovers & Cultural/Ethnic Groups

We are forty thousand (40,000) professionals & culture/travel/art/fun lovers

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


The Toronto Friends Network: Toronto Friends (2,600 members)

Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Investors Network (EPI-Net): Toronto Entrepreneurs--FREE service to 3,800 members

The International Friends (iFriends) Network: International Friends @ Toronto (1,500 members)

Travel & Activities: Toronto Travel & Outdoor Enthusiasts (1,800 members)

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

Communities & Service: Study English in Canada (2,400 members) FREE service to the International Community @ GTA 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 & Healthy Quality Lifestyle

*** Enjoy Life ***

Toronto Travel & Outdoor Enthusiasts (1,800+ members)

Toronto Sport, Leisure & Outdoor Activities (700+ members)

Toronto Artists & Art Lovers (700 members)

Canadian Fashion lovers and professional (650 members)

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

The Toronto Health Network (600+ members)

Career, Startup & Dream Builders (600+ members)

Think, Act, Change @ Toronto


Service & Cultural/Ethnic Groups

** Have fun locally, connect globally **

International Communities @ Toronto

International Friends (1,500+ members)

Study English in Canada (2,400 ESL students)

Toronto Newcomers (1,100+ newbies)

Toronto Language Exchange (1,200 language learners)

Asian Friends & International Friends (1,250 friends)

Global Friends Networks

Toronto Friends (2,600 Torontonians & international friends)

London Friends

New York Friends (900 New Yorkers)

San Francisco International Friends

Tokyo Friends (500+ members)

International Network @ China (Largest in Mainland China)

International Network @ Taipei (4,500 members)

Professionals & Entrepreneurs Networks

EPI-Net (12,000+ members worldwide)

Toronto Business Owners (700 members)

Toronto Business Network (650 members)

The Toronto Marketing Meetup Group (600+ marketers)

Lean Startup Toronto (500+ members)

Social Media, Mobile Apps & E-Commerce (900 members)

Canadian Consortium on Mobile, Clouds, IoT & Emerging Tech (500+ members)

Ontario Graduate & College Students Meet Up (600 members)

Toronto Entrepreneurs--FREE service to 3,800 members

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

Toronto Professionals (1,000+ professionals)

Toronto Investors & Mentors Network (900+ members)

Toronto Startup Community (600+ members)

North America Entrepreneurs & Investors Meet Up

San Francisco Entrepreneurs

New York Entrepreneurs

Shanghai Entrepreneurs (700 members)

Beijing Entrepreneurs

Taiwan Entrepreneurs (900+ entrepreneurs)


Contact & Info:

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

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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