I was going back through the XPToronto mailing list archives, and I found notices regarding groups that meet regularly and may be of interest to Intelliware employees. One of the XP Toronto members compiled a list and posted it on his blog.
Two groups I am particularly interested in:
The Toronto Design Patterns Study Group meets in downtown Toronto for two hours every two weeks for a focused study on a design patterns book. The post I read, from last fall, indicated that the next book on the agenda was “Refactoring to Patterns” by Joshua Kerievsky. After the meeting, the attendees typically socialize in a nearby pub. For more information, join their mailing list.
TASSQ, The Toronto Association of Systems and Software Quality, holds dinner meetings, with a featured speaker, on the last Tuesday of each month. They also have frequent workshops on topics related to design and testing. For more information, check their website.