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About Us

As the chamber of commerce for Canada’s largest regional economy, we convene leaders and champion business and economic growth on behalf of our members, for over 179 years.
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Our Purpose

Businesses today face more change than ever before. That’s why connecting with the right partners, tools and resources is crucial. 

We help businesses: 

  • Build relationships with thousands of other business members, peers, mentors and potential partners. 
  • Access tools and programs to help them grow both locally and internationally. 
  • Communicate challenges and opportunities to government and policy decision makers.

Our Vision

To make Toronto one of the most competitive and sought-after business regions in the world.

Our Mission

To be a catalyst for a vibrant, globally competitive Toronto Region business community.

The Board of Trade at a Glance

The Toronto Region Board of Trade connects businesses to the programs, partners and people they need to succeed – today and tomorrow.  

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Our Leadership

The Board’s leadership team is a group of experienced professionals that share a commitment to championing our Region.

The Board's first headquarters, built in 1892.
Our History

Officially founded in 1845 by an act of the legislature of Canada, the Board has mirrored the evolution of Toronto itself and remains the heartbeat of Toronto’s business community.

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2023/24 Annual Report

Following several years of disruptions, this year’s report focuses on Building Tomorrow: a look at how the Board successfully convened members of the business community and advocated on their behalf.

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World Trade Centre Toronto

The World Trade Centre Toronto is the Board’s trade services arm, offering award-winning programs that help businesses scale-up and export to new markets.

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Policy & Advocacy

The Board’s policy agenda champions our members’ priorities to those with the power to drive change.

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Sponsors & Partners

The Board’s sponsors are key enablers in helping us drive growth and competitiveness in the region.

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The Quay: 100 Queens Quay East

Step into 'The Quay,' where Toronto's vibrant waterfront and history blend to create unforgettable experiences.

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The Board seeks out catalysts, convenors and champions to help us achieve our mission. If that sounds like you, then join our team today!

Join, Connect and Influence

When you become a member of the Board, you join a powerful mix of business leaders who influence decision-makers and define the optimal conditions for economic competitiveness and business growth.
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