Apparently, there will be pink slip parties held on the second thursday of each month, for attendees to network and look for new work or find collaborators with whom to start a venture. The concept has made the news from New York (e.g. Financial Post).
The obvious downside to this idea is that the people who are most likely to attend are those who are also looking for work. If you’re looking for work rather than collaborators, you have to hope that there will be recruiters or employers about, although even sharing some tips on how to find work in Toronto isn’t entirely without merit.
In any case, if you find yourself at one of these events, do feel free to report back for the rest of us.