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.

In following COVID-19 safety protocols, TSVC in-person events will be held when permitted and safe to do so.


BRIDGE EVENT: Committee to plan and organize an online event including an online silent auction. Volunteer assistance required (day of the event only for “in-person” event).

DAY AT THE RACES (new):  Day at the Races event to be held on May 6, 2023, in support of the TSO 100th Anniversary. Enthusiastic members to assist with sponsors, auctions, greeters, and overall camaraderie on the day of the event. FUTURE “DAY AT THE RACES” EVENTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED AND ARE STILL TO BE CONFIRMED.

FINE WINE AUCTION: Major annual online auction fundraiser requiring a committee and sub-committees, e.g. wine acquisitions and pick-ups, PR/social media, marketing, and catalogue.

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. FUTURE “TSVC ONLINE AUCTIONS” ARE BEING CONSIDERED AND ARE STILL TO BE CONFIRMED.



  • 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.



  • 1) Members: Committee responsible for communications with Active, Associate and Honorary members. Conducts annual survey to determine members’ interests and involvement in TSVC activities. One or two members are asked to act as Membership Liaison sending notes to members who are celebrating personal milestones, illness or special events.
  • 2) Introductory: Committee responsible for guiding new introductory members and providing mentorship for them.


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. to host 4 or more events a year.

MEETINGS and HOSPITALITY: Committee to arrange locations and food for General Meetings and Annual General Meeting (for “in-person” meetings).


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

NEW PROJECTS: Committee to brainstorm 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.