The Bumble Hive: Toronto

The Toronto Hive will be hosting three days of empowering connections and programming, the first time ever Bumble has popped-up IRL in Canada. It is a safe and fun place to meet new matches and bring old friends. The Hive is open to anyone with an active Bumble profile. Be sure to check back here for updated events, panels, speakers and performers.

Please note: you cannot RSVP or reserve seats at the Hive. All panels are first come, first serve, and there is limited capacity, so we suggest arriving early for panels, speakers and performers you really want to see. Our hang-out space and photo booth are open all the time, so be sure to come by and say hi. Remember, your Bumble Date, BFF or Bizz profile is your ticket in.

Visit us at The Toronto Hive! 

Location: 950 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G8

Times: Friday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; and Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

See below for Toronto Hive event scheduling and details:

Friday, May 4 –

Work from the Hive and meet Bumble hustlers

1:00PM – Maintaining a sense of self in motherhood

  • PR exec, entrepreneur and Toronto mover-and-shaker Suzanne Cohon leads a discussion with prominent working moms Jenny Bird, founder and creative director of her eponymous jewelry line, entrepreneur and founder of Metier Creative, Erin Kleinberg, all around creative Christina Cheng and blogger Valeria Lipovetsky about how motherhood has shaped their work and life – for better and for worse.

2:00PM – The Dos and Don’ts of Online Dating

  • Bumble’s in-house sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino gets to the honest truth about online dating. What works, what doesn’t, and how to find success—whatever that might mean to you.

3:00PM – Bumble in the age of #MeToo

  • Alex Williamson, Samantha Fulgham and Chelsea Maclin, some of Bumble’s earliest team members, will open up about what it was like to start a company based around the values of being kind and respectful, and what’s changed (and hasn’t changed) in the age of #MeToo.

4:00PM –  A healthy sex life and the single girl

  • Bumble’s in-house sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino talks to Bianca Venerayan and Alyssa Garrison about what it means to be single in 2018, how to avoid those idealized romantic pitfalls, and how to maintain a healthy sex life. Come with your questions!

6:00PM – The Kit presents: The power of female friendships

  • The Kit’s Editor-in-Chief Laura deCarufel leads a conversation about how impactful friendship can be in every aspect of life – everything from connecting to the world around you to getting a business off the ground.

8:00PM – Special performance by Ralph

Saturday, May 5 –

Meet new connections and hear from women who are fearlessly blazing their own trails

ALL DAY: Mejuri piercing studio

  • Get a complimentary piercing and browse the Mejuri baubles on offer.

11:00AM – Misfitmethod class (RSVP closed)

  • Join Amber Joliat of Misfitstudio, one of Toronto’s spiritual fitness leaders in an exclusive complimentary class that will leave you feeling inspired and connected with yourself. 

Class is closed, RSVP is full. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in. 

12:00PM – Body positivity in the age of Instagram

  • Writer and body image advocate Amanda Scriver leads a discussion with a group of body positive women about the impact of social media on body image and self-esteem and how we can all be kinder to ourselves online and off.

1-7 PM – Profile picture makeup touch-ups by Nude by Nature

2:00PM – Building a business through connections

  • Entrepreneur and creative Dani Roche talks to Mary Young of Mary Young Lingerie, Christina Disler of Vancouver’s Werklab and Rachel Kelly of Make Lemonade, about what it means to build a business in 2018 and how they made connections that helped catapult their ideas into the stratosphere. Don’t forget your notebook to write down their advice.

4:00PM – Using your voice online

  • Amy Wood, content creator and founder of Drunk Feminist Films, leads a discussion about what it means to find your voice, speak up and hold your own online with a range of women whose voice everyone knows from the internet and beyond.

5:00PM – Breaking barriers and defying expectations

  • The panelists for this discussion have broken the mould when it comes to expectations, job descriptions and relationships.

6:00PM – Female-only spaces: Safe spaces and inclusivity

  • Bumble’s Chief Brand Officer leads this discussion about the recent rise in women’s-only spaces and what they mean for safety and inclusivity. Included in the panel are bonafide experts in the area including Kate Chippindale of Bad Girls Collective, Bianca Harris of Women Inspiring Passion and Purpose (WIPP) and Aisha Addo of Drive Her and Power to Girls.

Sunday, May 6 –

Connect with yourself and learn more about the paths of prominent women in entertainment

ALL DAY: Mejuri piercing studio

  • Get a complimentary piercing and browse the Mejuri baubles on offer.

ALL DAY: Holt Renfrew presents: Personal shopping and green beauty consultations

  • Get complimentary one-on-one style consultations with Holt Renfrew’s best personal shoppers and beauty experts on how to put your best self forward for your next big connection.

11:00AM – Connect through guided meditation (RSVP closed)

  • Join Laura Sniderman of Muse, the creators of a revolutionary brain sensing headband designed to give you real-time feedback during meditation, and learn about the relationship between meditation, mindful communication and empowering connections.  

Class is closed, RSVP is full.

12:00PM – Bumble Success Stories

  • Bumble’s Samantha Fulgham chats to couples, friends and business connections who met using the app about their relationships and how you can find success too.

2:00PM – Breaking into the music industry presented by Boots & Hearts Country Music Festival

  • Boots and Hearts co-founder Eva Dunford leads a panel of music industry insiders, including Boots and Hearts 2018 performing artist Kira Isabella, as they talk about how they made it in a male dominated industry

4:00PM – HateCopy Translates: Dating, friendships and networking for the modern woman

  • Maria Qamar, the artist and creator behind Instagram favourite HateCopy, will get real about the experiences she wrote about in her book, Trust No Aunty, and how she’s dealt with the always hilarious trials and tribulations that come dating, friends and work. As a veritable digital expert, she’ll share her own Bumble profiles and doctor yours. Be prepared to edit your own profile to get the full HateCopy experience.

6:00PM – Erin Foster live at the Hive

  • The Hollywood writer and actress live in discussion of Bumble Chief Brand Officer Alex Williamson