In city as diverse as Toronto there is always a danger of serious disconnect between its people lets face it, we are seeing the rise of the modem ghetto all around the walls are thicker than ever and the isolation factor is rising Salon Camden is an attempt to build communication bridges between individuals from diverse backgrounds-a platform to provide Torontonians with an opportunity to intermingle for an ongoing dialogue on issues that test our intellect as well as our emotions.
Salon Camden is a place where people with different views from different backgrounds whether it be culturally, or industry can come together as one and share an idea a laugh and a good glass of wine. As a volunteer it enables me to interact with the diversity of people that this forum offers and both expanding my knowledge and viewpoints pf the world.
Salon Camden to me represents what is great about Toronto and multiculturalism. It’s a great way of networking and meeting new interesting people while sharing old and new ideas with them. It’s informal, unique, engaging and guaranteed to be a memorable night at all times.
In true fashion of the 17th and 18th century French Salons, our gatherings bring together like-minded individuals from all walks of life in our city to exchange ideas make new friends and enjoy delicious cuisine! In an era where dialogue is more important than ever in creating a peaceful world, it is my pleasure to volunteer with the Salon team to help make these gatherings happen.
Salon Camden to me is a great concept and a distinct opportunity, which emphasizes and encourages engagement among people of diverse backgrounds to explore the world around us together. It enables people to come together and discuss, debate and dissect topics which ultimately affect and involve us all under the guidance and provocation of an engaged, well versed guest who is knowledgeable in the topic. It is one of those rare events that truly enriches the experience of living in this city.
Salon Camden is equal parts intellect and entertainment. The relaxed atmosphere encourages a free exchange of ideas and dialogue (with some of the most interesting people in Canada).
Salon Camden is about bringing together like minded and unlike-minded under one roof to engage in passionate discussions. Topics could range from matters of the day to matters of all time. All of the above while enjoying food, drink, and socializing.
I have this obsession With Plato’s symposium and the Salon for me is modem version of it. A dialogue that requires us to come face to face with all facets of the world. We learn and strive to understand the ideas at play in the ever-changing landscape of our city. And as global as our Salon can be, for me, at its heart is the desire to better Toronto. We do this by expanding our minds and inspiring conversation.
Are you up for it?
James Gen Meers
Inspired by European traditions of years past, the intent of Salon Camden is to create a modern day salon. We break bread and curate thought-provoking discussions with political leaders, artists and community-builders alike. There is nothing else like it in Canada.