Swiss Watching: Diccon Bewes lecture at the Toronto Reference Library @ Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Auditorium
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Swiss Club Toronto is honoured to partner with the Toronto Public Library in hosting a lecture by Diccon Bewes, author of “Swiss Watching” and “Slow Train to Switzerland“.

Save the date! The lecture will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7pm at the Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. More information is forthcoming.

Living in the land of milk and money

An outsider on the inside. For the last eight years, Diccon Bewes has been exploring Switzerland and writing about the places, the people, the trains and the chocolate. He’s become the accidental expat expert and in this humorous but insightful talk he’ll share some of his observations about Swiss life. From small talk to Sunday walks, he’ll show that there’s more to Switzerland than banks and skis, and reveal the true meaning of Swissness.

Diccon is a British travel writer and chocolate lover who has lived in Bern for the past 13 years. His first book, Swiss Watching, became a No1 bestseller and he has since written four more books about Switzerland.

After the talk there will be the chance to buy signed copies of Diccon’s books, and refreshments will be served.

Lady Muskoka Anniversary Cruise @ Bracebridge, Ontario
Sep 8 all-day
Lady Muskoka Anniversary Cruise @ Bracebridge, Ontario
This year, as we are celebrating our 100th year anniversary, join us on a special luncheon anniversary cruise on board the famous “Lady Muskoka” ship. Sail past unmatched vistas and spectacular cottage views. Following the cruise, we will visit nearby Maple Orchard Farms.
Price: $92 for Swiss Club Toronto members – $112 for non-members and guests.
Price includes full course luncheon (smoked chicken breast with BBQ sauce or grilled rainbow trout with tomato and citrus salsa), motorcoach transportation from Toronto and back, cruise, all taxes and gratuities.
Coach departs Agincourt Mall 8:15 am – returns 6:45 pm
York Mills/Yonge departs 9:00 am – returns 6:15 pm
Islington Subway departs 9:30 am – returns 5:45 pm
RSVP to Paula Rico (, 416-652-9067)
Image credit: Sameer Vasta
Raclette de l’Amicale Romande @ Simeon Park
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Raclette de l'Amicale Romande @ Simeon Park | Gormley | Ontario | Canada

Enjoy a nice afternoon at the beautiful Simeon Park (just north of the city, at 13190 Woodbine Avenue in Gormley ON) and try traditional Swiss raclette!

Raclette is a traditional dish of molten cheese over boiled potatoes, eaten with a pickle and a glass of white wine! We prepare our raclette the traditional way, by heating a half-wheel of cheese over a charcoal-fire special stove.

The event will happen rain or shine, there is a large sheltered pavillon with plenty of room.

The price is $30 per person, $25 for Swiss Club members.
The park charges $5 per car for parking.

For more information, call Jean-Marc at 416-488-6493 or email

Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
Swiss Social Pub Night @ Duke of York Pub | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 from 7-9pm at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave.) for some drinks and good company. This event is open to all, and is a chance to meet and mingle with the Swiss community in Toronto.

Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan to come. Thank you!

100th Anniversary Gala Dinner @ The Old Mill Hotel
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please download and print this form to register for this event.

Note this form is in PDF/Acrobat format. A free viewer can be downloaded here.

Please note that seating is limited. As of August 10, there are 13 spots left. After that, people will be placed on a waiting list and informed should there be any cancellations.