Current TSVC committees, activities, and projects.

For additional information on the listed projects/committees, TSVC members may contact the committee chair listed in the TSVC Membership Book.


BRIDGE EVENT: Committee to plan, organize and promote a bridge fundraising event including an online or in-person silent auction, and/or Dutch auction/live auction. Volunteer assistance required (day of the event only for “in-person” event).

DAY AT THE RACES: 2nd event to be held May 2025. Committee to assist with event planning, sponsors, ticket sales, auctions, marketing and promotion, and volunteers as greeters and to assist with overall camaraderie on the day of the event.

FINE WINE AUCTION: Major annual online auction fundraiser requiring a committee to assist with wine acquisitions and pick-ups, event promotion (social media), and inventory/catalogue.

MURDER MYSTERY EVENT (murder mystery play performed by a company of actors that requires audience participation, and a multi course meal with wine and cash bar): Fundraiser requiring a committee to assist with venue and event planning, securing sponsors, ticket sales, marketing and promotion (social media). Volunteers also required on the day of the event.

SPEAKER SERIES: Committee to select speaker, arrange location, assist with promotion and event day reception and hosting. The Speaker Series is on hiatus and under discussion until further notice.

TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON CHARITY CHALLENGE: Committee to plan, coordinate, and promote Team TSO’s participation in the annual Charity Challenge (virtual and in-person) with the assistance of the TSO family, and to encourage participation and support of the event.

TSVC ONLINE AUCTIONS: The New Projects committee held a successful pilot project November 2022 titled “TSVC Winter Holidays Auction”. A user-friendly platform was used that is particularly suited to online auctions run by nonprofits.



  • 1) Morning with the TSO: To welcome and provide orientation to secondary school music students attending a Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) rehearsal at Roy Thomson Hall (RTH).
  • 2) Young People’s Concerts: To host and welcome lobby performers for TSO Young People’s Concerts at Roy Thomson Hall (approximately 4 Sunday afternoons – subject to change).
  • 3) TSYO Outreach: Attend Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TYSO) rehearsal, support TSYO Concerto Competition, attend their concerts.

LETTER WRITING: Assist the TSO in handwriting of fundraising letters annually.


MEMBERSHIP: Committee responsible for communications with Active, Associate and Honorary members. Committee is also responsible for guiding Introductory members and providing mentorship for them. Committee conducts Annual Survey to determine members’ interests and involvement in TSVC activities. Acts as Membership Liaison sending notes to members who are celebrating personal milestones, illness or special events.


ARCHIVES: Person(s) responsible for ensuring TSVC documents regarding TSVC activities are filed and stored at Toronto Archives location.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: Committee works with TSO Communications to promote and publicise TSVC events. Members must have any of marketing, PR, writing and editing, computer and research skills. Familiarity with social media is an asset. This committee’s responsibilities include publishing the TSVC monthly electronic newsletter. Writers and editors needed. Photography and computer skills are an asset.

INTERLUDES: Committee invites guest speakers and arranges venues, food, etc. for 2-3 events per year.

MEETINGS and HOSPITALITY: Committee to arrange locations, food and other requirements for 2-3 General Meetings and the Annual General Meeting (for “in-person” meetings).


  • 1) Orchestra Luncheon: Committee to arrange and host 3 luncheons per year for the TSO musicians and volunteers.
  • 2) Orchestra Friends: Individual role that pairs volunteers with the TSO musicians.

NEW PROJECTS: Committee to brainstorm and propose innovative ideas for new activities.


SECRETARY: Individuals to act as TSVC Secretary or Assistant to the TSVC Officers, Board and General meetings. Computer skills required.

TREASURER: Individuals to act as TSVC Treasurer or Assistant, or act as a fundraising event treasurer. Accounting skills an asset.