The Knot Group is a catalyst for conversations and meaningful experiences across arts, culture, events, food, lifestyle, fashion and beauty.
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Founded in 2009, we are a visionary PR and Events agency that expertly delivers everything from big-picture strategies to refined details (wine list and lighting included). This team of experienced, outside-the-box thinkers creates innovative campaigns, engages media and influencers with unique stories and exciting events, and functions as a creative division for every client.

Tat Read’s neutral, largely Canadian-designed wardrobe is an instant indication that her roots are in fashion, but her interests and clients range from international restaurants and chefs, to art festivals and startups. Since founding The Knot Group in Toronto in 2009, the culture devotee has created strategies for coveted lifestyle brands, as well as retailers, fashion and beauty companies, and major arts organizations, both in Toronto and New York. Read’s genuine nature leads to lasting and meaningful relationships, illustrated by an extensive network that she is generous in connecting. As a mom of three, she can’t help but see the humour in life, and is happy to share that, too.

Tat Read | The Knot Group
Hilary Bonebakker | The Knot Group

Having made her mark working at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, art-and-travel fanatic Hilary Bonebakker both speaks quickly and is quick to laugh, which make her something of a people magnet. It’s a fitting quality for someone who has hosted events such as galas at the Guggenheim Museum for 4,000 and overseen 86 events in six days during Art Basel Miami Beach. Bonebakker is as ambitious in her life as she is in her activations (she had her third date with her husband in Iceland, honeymooned in Nicaragua and moved to Bali with her three-month-old). As a natural connector, she thrives on creating immersive experiences that get people talking.


  • Brand Ambassador
  • Profiling Brand Partnerships & Sponsorship
  • Budget Management
  • Celebrity Relations
  • CISION Media Tracking
  • Content Development
  • Creative Consultation
  • Décor & Concept Design
  • Digital & Social Media Strategy
  • Event Management & Execution
  • Graphic Design
  • Guest & VIP Management
  • Influencer & Ambassador Seeding
  • Media Monitoring
  • Media Relations
  • Sound & Lighting Design
  • Strategic Planning & Counsel Crisis Communications
  • Supplier Management
  • Speaker Sourcing
  • Talent Management
  • Venue Sourcing & Management
  • Writing Services


  • Andrews Arts and Crafts Productions
  • Arts Brookfield
  • Aveda Avenue Road Arts School
  • Average Shop
  • Bau-Xi Gallery
  • Biko
  • Birks
  • Bluenotes
  • Bonavista Biennale
  • Brookfield Place Toronto
  • Burgundy Asset Management
  • Canada’s National Ballet School
  • Canada Pooch
  • Canadian Art Foundation
  • Canadian Opera Company
  • Child Development Institute
  • Ciot
  • CoolWay
  • DSW Inc.
  • Digiboo
  • eBay Canada
  • Essentrics
  • ET Canada
  • Fashion Magazine
  • General Assembly
  • Generation Capital
  • Giro D’Italia
  • Grasshopper
  • Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart
  • Intact Financial Corporation
  • Storie LLP
  • Il Fornello
  • iNovia Capital
  • iQ Food Inc.
  • Jan Kath
  • Karir Eyewear
  • L’Unita
  • LALAYA Design
  • Luminato Festival
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security
  • Mark Fast
  • MaRS
  • Mexx
  • Michael-Angelo’s
  • Muji
  • Music Canada Live
  • Nadège
  • Nutbar
  • Parts & Labour
  • Peter Lehmann Wines
  • Plaza Premium Lounge
  • Purdy’s
  • Radford
  • Red Canoe
  • Scotiabank
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Sutts, Strosberg LLP
  • Swimco
  • The Canadian Journalism Foundation
  • The Freeze Clinic
  • The Laundress
  • Tori’s Bakeshop
  • Toronto Life
  • Toronto Public Library Foundation
  • Uber
  • Verizon Media
  • Waxon Waxbar
Food & Beverage
Fashion & Beauty
Arts & Culture