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2018 Annual Quiz 

Our move to Quinn's Steakhouse and Irish Bar this year saw us spoiled by the wonderful team helmed by Gavin, Mike and John. Quizmaster Michael Monaghan and his merry band of markers navigated teams through some tough rounds with Majella Coleman's foursome "Don’t Remember" coming out on top again. Congratulations to Fearsome Foursome and Rebel House Alliance who found themselves in a tie for second with the FFs finally conquering. "In It to Win It or Not" were full of grace as they claimed last place. See you all next year--get studying!   See Album images »

5th Annual President's Dinner with Keynote Speaker Donna Dooher  

Donna’s been skipping the light fandango through the Toronto restaurant scene since she and her partner, Kevin Gallagher, opened the beloved Mildred Pierce Restaurant in the city’s west end warehouse district. Always up for a great kitchen party Donna went on to create the Cookworks Cooking Studio, which parlayed into a popular Food Network show called The Cookworks with Donna Dooher, watched by foodie fans around the world discovering their love of food in their own kitchens. Donna introduced the phenomena of brunch to the sleepy town of TO when Sunday’s were just a day of ‘rest’ and went on to publish her award-winning cookbook Out To Brunch. She joined forces with the country’s top designers and publishers to bring Wish magazine to Canadian readers and the best seller Wish |Market to Table Cookbook. Donna’s latest venture, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen in the heart of Toronto’s Liberty Village, reflects her commitment for the return to the table and her passion for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, simply and sumptuously prepared. Donna is actively involved in Canada’s hospitality community and a self-proclaimed ‘fork hugger’, dedicated to supporting Ontario farmers and local agriculture. Donna currently sits as the National Chair of Taste Canada. She’s served as the Chair of The Board of Directors and CEO of Restaurants Canada, co-chaired the YES CHEF! Fundraising Campaign at George Brown College and has worked extensively with Brand Canada to promote Canadian hospitality around the globe. Donna’s approach to cooking (and life in general) – cook with love and reckless abandon!  See Album images »

Gals & Grapes 

Our inaugural ICCCTO Women’s Networking Event sold out!  Winemaker Kelly Mason, Domaine Queylus Niagara, led guests through an interactive tasting of exceptional, elegant wines, sharing her own story of wine-making, vineyard management as a female, and insights on women as wine tasters.  Hosts Mildred's Temple Kitchen spoiled us with delectable bites served by a warm, friendly staff.  With bubbly and canapes to greet our guests, 4 wines to sample, and a glass to enjoy while networking, the evening was a hit--watch for more to come.  

Thank you to our sponsor Invest Northern Ireland. 

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Christmas Gathering 2017 

A few candid snaps from our December 8th Christmas Gathering at PJ O'Brien Pub.  A wonderful turnout to celebrate the year that was.  Thanks to the staff at PJ's for welcoming us, to the rollicking band, and to chief bar-tender Johnny Boland who pulled the winning ticket for our first prize raffle item: a trip for 2 to Ireland sponsored by Air Canada Vacations and Tourism Ireland.  



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Quiz Night 2017 

Congratulations to the winning teams:

  1. Nerdy Numbnutts - captained by Majella Coleman
  2. Tessolutions - captained by Theresa Schandl
  3. Mucros - captained by Alan Gregg

See you in 2018!




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4th Annual President's Dinner  

NewsWhip CEO and co-founder Paul Quigley fielded questions from a packed room,  explaining why some stories catch on, and some don’t.  Paul's expertise regarding the role and impact of fake news in the recent US and French elections fascinated us.  Thank you to the National Club, our raffle sponsors (Quinn's Steakhouse and Irish Bar, First Derivatives, The Ireland Fund of Canada, Tourism Ireland and Air Canada Vacations), our volunteers, and our loyal membership.

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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  

On Monday August 21, 2017, the ICCCTO in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, and the Ireland Fund of Canada, welcomed An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. to Toronto.  200 guests turned out for a business breakfast at One King West’s  Grand Ballroom.  Guests of honour included His Excellency Jim Kelly, Irish Ambassador to Canada; His Excellency Kevin Vickers, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland; Seamus O'Regan M.P., Chair Canada-Ireland Interparliamentary Group; James Maloney M.P., Vice-Chair Canada-Ireland Interparliamentary Group. 

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Ireland Canada Business Summit 2017 

The focus of the morning was the economic opportunities for Ireland and Canada in light of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the existing links between both countries.

We were delighted to be joined by Minister Sean Canney TD; the Irish Ambassador to Canada HE Mr. Jim Kelly; the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, HE Mr. Kevin Vickers; Seamus O’Regan, MP and Chair of the Canada-Ireland Inter-parliamentary Group; Jean-François Perrault, Senior VP and Chief Economist Scotiabank; Greg Kanargelidis, I.E. Canada; Wendy Wagner, Gowling WLG; John Roxburgh, Senior Trade Commissioner Embassy of Canada Dublin, Ireland; Emmanuel Dowdall, EVP of North America, IDA Ireland; Alan Gregg, Industrial Brothers; Michael Stewart, Toronto Global; Ruaidhri McSharry, Sureskills; Vincent McNally, Bimeda; and our colleagues from the Ireland Canada Business Association delegation including Chair Garrett Monaghan and E.D. Kate Hickey.  

Thank you to venue host Gowling WLG and to contributing sponsors: KPMG, IDA Ireland, Scotia, and the Irish Embassy Pub and Grill.



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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. Visit  

On May 5th 2017, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. visited Toronto.  ICCCTO with partners Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, and the Embassy of Ireland hosted a sold-out business breakfast for our membership to engage with the Taoiseach and hear him speak about how CETA will pave a path to better Canada-Ireland trade relations. 



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Christmas Party 2016 

Thank you to all our members who joined us to celebrate the year that was.  PJ O'Brien Pub and its wonderful staff welcomed us as they always do and the band "The Irish Guys" provided toe-tapping entertainment.  Special thanks to Enterprise Ireland and Pat Quinn for sponsoring this event. 

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3rd Annual President's Dinner  

Key-Note Speaker Bill Kyle--former CEO Irish Life and EVP Wealth Management Great West Life--addressed a packed room at One King West with Guest of Honour Michael Hurley--Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Ireland Ottawa--speaking about CETA, Brexit, the US Election, and how trade with Canada is as vital as ever.  

Great turn-out from long-time members and new arrivals.  Guests included: Enterprise Ireland, Scotia, Rogers, Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission, Ireland Fund of Canada, and the Ireland Park Foundation.  

Thank you to our volunteers; our event sponsors The Hot House Restaurant and Bar and The Irish Embassy Pub and Grill; and our prize sponsors Tourism Ireland and Air Canada Vacations.

Photo Credit: William Smith

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2016 Quiz Night  

Quiz Master Mick Monaghan and his question-vetting committee challenged us again with high-level material.  You were an audience to be reckoned with, and many impressed with answers that were correct or comedic. 

Congrats to Derek Quilliam’s Rebel House Alliance who took the trophy.  2nd place went to the Fearsome Foursome, captained by Ray Kerr.  We had a tie for 3rd: Allens's Academicals (captained by John Maxwell) + Nuf Neurons (captained by Majella Coleman).

Thank you to venue host Andrew Laffey and his attentive team at the Hot House Restaurant and to prize sponsors: John Maxwell (Yer Ma's Kitchen); Theresa Schandl (Tessolutions), Hamed Lackpour (A1 Entertainment).  

Photo Credit: William Smith

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Golf 2016 

Thank you to our lunch sponsor OnSite Construction, our hole-in-one sponsor Ken Shaw Lexus, our closest to the Barrel sponsor The Galway Arms and our prize sponsors:  Irish Embassy Pub and Grill, PJ O’Brien Irish Pub, Quinn’s Steakhouse, Hot House Restaurant, Quadrant Cosmetics, Ireland Fund of Canada, Cadillac Fairview, The Lamb Company, Kevin Dolan, Caledon Woods, ClubLink, Tourism Ireland and Air Canada Vacations.

Top Women's Foursome: Eithne Heffernan, Linda Armstrong, Melanie Hurley, Karen Rice

Top Men's Threesome: Mark O'Brien, Dennis Murphy, Mark Rooney 

Gratitude to our volunteers Madeleine O'Loghlin, Rory O'Loghlin, and Deirdre Slowey; our committee Eithne Heffernan, Eddie Brett, Maureen Neglia, Marie Dolan Sherman, Ken Tracey, and Treasa O'Loghlin; and our MC Carolyn Dunne. 

Photo credit: Con O'Connell 



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St. Patrick's Day Business Breakfast 2016 

To celebrate a bright St. Patrick's morning, our chair Matthew Cotter and a cross-section of our membership welcomed Enterprise Ireland's new Senior Vice President/Country Manager for Canada Neil Conney who hosted key-note speaker Dr. Tim McTiernan, President and Vice- Chancellor University of Ontario Institute of Technology.  Guest-speakers who shared case studies included: Nick Bednarz President’s Choice; John Whelton, Leading Edge; and Mark Duffy, One Posting.  Thank you to our hosts Enterprise Ireland and their fine team.  Gratitude, too, to Andrew Laffey and the staff at the Hot House Restaurant.

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Christmas Party 2015 

Well folks we packed the Pat Quinn Lounge yet again and were delighted to see faces absent in recent years. Johnny manned the bar as only he can, Shawn Brady wowed us with his vocal renditions, and the delightful staff at PJ’s waded their way through our dense crowd to see that the Guinness was balanced by a healthy serving of canapes. We said goodbye to board member Alannah McMahon who returns to Ireland this month and honoured her for her years of service. Thanks to all who joined us and helped to round out the year with a little merriment.

Photo Credit William Smith

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Second Annual President's Dinner  

Headlined by Cathal J. O’Connor, EVP & CFO of Cadillac Fairview Ltd., our second annual President's Dinner exhibited an impressive turnout of long-time members and new arrivals. Cathal presented to a packed room with KPMG and Deloitte book-ending the head table. We welcomed guest of honour Michael Hurley, Deputy Head of Mission—Embassy of Ireland, and raffled off a trip for two to Dublin sponsored by Air Canada Vacations and Tourism Ireland. Thank you to our event sponsors: The Hot House Restaurant and Bar and the Irish Embassy Pub and Grill.

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2015 Brian Dolan Memorial Golf Tournment  

The annual Brian Dolan Memorial Chamber Golf Tournament took place at Caledon woods on June 18th.  Miraculously, the weather held and our 25 foursomes completed all 18 holes at this beautiful ClubLink course.  Thank you to our many generous sponsors and congratulations to the Neglia family who led both the women and men to victory.

Photo Credit: Con O'Connell

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Bank of Ireland Business Breakfast  

A packed room gathered at the National Club on April 16th to hear Derek Collins—Senior Director & Head of Global Foreign Direct Investment, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking—speak on his current role in FDI and deliver CEO Richie Boucher's address. A Q&A session moderated by BNN’s Andrew Bell followed.



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St. Patrick's Business Breakfast 2015 

Enterprise Ireland and the ICCCTO teamed up once again to host the annual St. Patrick's  business breakfast at the Hot House Restaurant.  Visiting Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan and Irish Ambassador to Canada Ray Bassett attended as guests of honour with a strong turnout from the Embassy in Ottawa.  Our gratitude goes to the Enterprise Ireland staff for their preparations.  Thank you also to Andrew and Eleanor Laffey and team.

Photo Credit: William Smith

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Christmas Party 2014  

Once again we gathered for our annual Christmas party at P.J. O' Brien's.  Johnny poured the purest pints, Shawn Brady crooned smooth hits, and Ronan Clohissey joined the sweet-voiced Aideen O'Brien to lead us in "The Fairy-Tale of New York".  Thanks to our gracious hosts the Quinn's, their marvelous team, and to all of you who attended. 

Photo Credit: William Smith

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Quiz Night 2014 

Another impressive year where quiz-master Michael Monaghan terrified  and the competition trembled.  As the night reached its culmination Allen's Academicals cut down the rest, taking home the trophy with fierce pride.  Congratulations to John Maxwell, Bob Brent, Daniel Heath, and Kevin Behan. 

Thank you to the Hot House Restaurant and Bar and their friendly and accommodating staff for another great night out!

Photo Credit: William Smith

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Inaugural President's Dinner  

A strong turnout from membership and international guests helped us to mark the first annual President's dinner.  Guests of honour included keynote speaker David Walmsley (Editor in Chief of the Globe and Mail), Dr. Kelly Lietch (Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Government of Canada), and Michael Hurley (Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Ireland Ottawa).  Thank you to our sponsors The Hot House Restaurant and Bar and the Irish Embassy.  See Album images »

ICBA Summit Toronto 2014  

The Ireland Canada Business Association hosted another terrific summit this year with support from the ICCCTO and The Ireland Fund of Canada.  Thank you to our guest speakers and attendees. 

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New Arrivals Night 2014 with Irish Canadian Immigration Centre 

Each year, the Chamber supports the new arrivals' community by co-hosting (with the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre www.irishcdn.org) a networking/welcome night. This year we met at Quinn's Steakhouse.  Thank you to ICCCTO members who came out to mentor our new arrivals. Photo Credit: Matthew Manna  See Album images »

Mayoral Candidates Speaker Series 2014  

Candidates Olivia Chow and John Tory addressed the Chamber on September 3rd and September 27th respectively.  Thank you to PJ O'Brien's and the Hot House Restaurant for hosting.

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2014 Golf Tournament  

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St. Patrick’s Day Business Breakfast 2014 

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The Ireland-Canada Business Gathering - Dublin September 27th 2013 

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2013 Golf Tournament  

20th Annual Brian Dolan Memorial Golf Tournament held at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club on June 20, 2013.

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