Events from Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street Forum: Embracing Bricks and Clicks

Date / Time
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 - Thursday, Apr 6th, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario - Council Chambers
Posted By
Digital Main Street | March 12, 2017

Businesses on Main Street are increasingly realizing the importance of embracing online tools to build and grow their businesses.

From online marketing and leveraging data to better engage customers, to adopting ecommerce to reach a broader customer base, Main Street businesses are leveraging a range of digital technologies to realize new business opportunities.

At the City of Toronto's Digital Main Street Forum on April 6th attendees will learn more about the "Why" and "How To" of embracing digital technologies, while also getting connected to the online tools they need to build their business.

The Digital Main Street Forum will include a range of content, including a morning of keynote and panel discussions covering everything from ecommerce and trends on cloud technologies for small businesses, as well as an afternoon of tactical breakout sessions focused on helping businesses activate the solutions they need.

The details are on the Digital Main Street Forum are as follows:

Date:            Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Time:           9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:     Toronto City Hall – 100 Queen Street West - Council Chambers

Cost:            No Cost

Main Street businesses can register here -

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Social Media Basics and Tools for Success

Date / Time
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 - Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rogers Small Business Centre
3015 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M8X 1C5
Posted By
Digital Main Street | February 6, 2017

At this workshop small business owners will learn social media basics such as:

  • What is a like?
  • How do I write a tweet?
  • How do I market my business online and create leads?
  • What other tools are available to help my business grow?


This is also a chance to benefit from one-on-one sessions with the Digital Service Squad and the Small Business team at Rogers Communications.

You will leave this session with tips, tricks and basic social media skills and knowledge on a variety of small business tools that can help you grow your business this year.


6:00 p.m.: Welcome

6:15 p.m.: Social Media Basics

7:15 p.m – 8:00p.m.:One-on-One sessions with the DMS Digital Service Squad and Rogers Small Business Team


Presented by: Rogers Communications, in partnership with Digital Main Street. 

Session Delivered by: CampTech

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Web Presence Boot Camp

Date / Time
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 - Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Toronto City Hall, 2nd Floor Committee Room 3
100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2
Posted By
Digital Main Street | January 19, 2017

Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you need to have a website.  This boot camp is focused on helping attendees understand the basics of a website and how to ensure that your business has a web presence.

Learning Objective:

By attending this boot camp, you will gain a better understanding of how to develop your business' website and market that website.  By attending this session you will learn:

  • Building Your Web Presence

    • Platforms

    • Content

    • Getting Found

    • Social Presence

    • Metrics

  • Building Your Mobile Presence

    • Mobile Marketing

    • Value of Mobile Advertising

    • Metrics

All attendees will develop a Digital Strategy as part of the boot camp.

Presented By - Digital Main Street, in partnership with Yellow Pages.

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