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Thank Goodness it’s Monday!

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k not the first thought that comes to mind for many of us on a Monday morning, but for a select few, this statement is not far from the truth. No, I am not talking about workaholics here but rather individuals lucky enough to claim that they love their job. Believe it or not, there are people who walk amongst us that actually enjoy going to work each day and feel fulfilled by their ‘J.O.B.’ People who love their job will feel challenged by their work, find meaning in what they are doing and look forward to their future. They generally have employers that make them feel appreciated and respected, and are surrounded by co-workers they enjoy working with. So why them, and not you? That is a tough one to answer because only you

By Sharon Worsley

know yourself best. You know how you feel about your job and/or career, what stimulates your interest, and how important it is to feel that what you are doing day to day matters at some level. One thing that comes top of mind is that they are likely to be doing work that is connected to what they feel passionate about. That is usually one of the main ingredients in having a feeling of fulfillment. These individuals have been able to find work that gives them a sense of connection to their highest values. Think back to when you first entered the workforce and found a job that excited you and made you happy. What was it about that job that made you feel that way? Was it the actual work involved, or was it part of the environment you were in? By that I mean the physical, mental, social and emotional aspects of the job. If you can remember that far back and get in touch with how you

felt, ask yourself what changed. Did you get off course in your career and maybe take on work that was not as interesting and challenging. Are you working in an environment where you are not respected for your contribution, or have you just lost touch to what matters most to you? What if you are currently in a job that does not inspire you, but rather expires you? Well, you can certainly continue the way you are going, but what will the long term effect of that arrangement be? Wouldn’t it be better to take stock of your options and then take action to get engaged in either your current position, or find one better suited to your particular needs? Remember it is possible to find work that is satisfying and enlightening, where you are fairly rewarded and respected for your contribution. Too many people settle for ‘ok work’ when they really long for ‘great work’. It may take some time and a bit of a stretch, but wouldn’t it be great to say “Thanks goodness it’s Monday” or at the very least, not have to say “Oh no, it’s Monday again!” Sharon Worsley, The Life Solutions Expert™ assists her clients and audiences to identify & implement strategies to up level their life or business. To learn more about how Sharon can assist you or your organization email info@ sharonworsley.com.

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International Travel: Where travelers go and dollars flow not necessarily the same

France is the world’s most popular travel destination by far. For each of the past five years, France has attracted at least 19 million more tourists than its closest competitor, according to U.N. World Tourism Organization statistics. Last year, 74.2 million visitors streamed into the land of supermodel First Ladies and Camembert – and that after a 6.3 percent dip caused by the financial crisis. Being the most popular doesn’t equal bringing in the most cash, however.

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The U.S. and Spain – which continue to vie for the No.2 and No.3 positions – both earn more from international tourism than France does. Last year, the U.S. earned $94.2 billion and Spain $53.2 billion, while France saw $48.7 billion in tourism revenue. When it comes to spending on travel, Germans lead: In 2009, the country of 82 million spent $80 billion on travel. Americans were in second place, spending $73 billion.

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ur world is changing and so are we! In the words of

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still hold to unchanging principles”.

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however, that we shall continue to deliver the same kind of informative and reliable articles. Of course, the key to success for any planner is to draw on meaningful, ready-to-

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use information. So, while we’ve given this monthly a facelift to better meet market demands, our priority of keeping you

well informed on your profession’s activities has not changed.

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September also marks the start of a new Planner initiative. We

> Once again, we offer a newly-revised Toronto Venues

are now distributing five different editions, each tweaked to

Guide. After hours of phone calls and hard work, we’ve compiled a list of some of Toronto’s top venues.

our readers’ specific profiles. General content will appear in all five, since event-planning principles are similar for all sectors.

as well as planner suppliers and concierges, will be found in the edition specific to that group. Many planners abroad download and read The Planner. In order to better serve them we will install an “International” version on our Website. As always, we love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and suggestions. And have a great fall planning season! Don Murray, CMP Editor

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However, articles targeting the needs of association, corporate, independent, governmental and para-governmental planners,

wealth of knowledge you gain by speaking less and listening more. Stacey Hanke tells us more.

The Planner is distributed to professional meeting and event planners across Canada E ditor A ssociate E ditor G raphic A rtist S ales C irculation C ontributors

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Don Murray dmurray@theplanner.ca Aurélie Thirion athirion@theplanner.ca Matt Riopel mriopel@theplanner.ca info@theplanner.ca Patricia Lemus circulation@theplanner.ca Stacey Hanke, Camille Lay, Marilyn Lazar, Rachel Mangal, Patricia Micheletti Gale Gingrich, CAAP, CMP dggingrich@bellnet.ca has spent 20 years in all facets of event planning in with a previous 20-year career in the advertising/marketing industry. Gale has been an active member of CanSPEP since 1998 holding executive positions and co-chair of the Society’s annual conference for several years. In November 2009 she was awarded the CanSPEP Inaugural Award of Excellence in Leadership – Inspiring Expertise and Vision.

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Make a commitment - tie the knot Six Foolproof Steps

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Always tie your tie in front of a mirror and never on the go. Start with the wide end of your necktie on the right, extending about 12 inches below the narrow end on the left. Then, cross the wide end over the narrow end.

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Bring the wide end up through the loop between the collar and your tie.

The groom isn’t the only man at a wedding making a commitment. Most males in attendance will be in formal wear, whether they like it or not. There comes a time in a man’s life when a tie should be worn with dignity rather than reluctance. Leave the Rambo-style headwear in the schoolyard and set an example for the next generation.

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Bring the wide end back down. Pull the wide end underneath the narrow end and to the right, back through the loop and to the right again so that the wide end is inside out.

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Canadians rank third among world’s most generous: survey Canada according to “generosity” survey, in which the key overall finding is that being happy is a greater impulse for people to give their time and money to charity than being rich. Canadians are on par with the Irish for giving, and surpassed only by the Australians and New Zealanders, according to the survey for the British-based Charities Aid Foundation-- the largest ever to study global charitable behaviour. People were scored on whether they had given cash for charity, volunteered time or helped a stranger. The world’s richest country, the United States, ranked fifth.

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National Geographic Lists Vancouver In Top 10 Beach Cities National Geographic has named Vancouver in their “Top 10 Beach Cities” list. According to the magazine’s website, “Canada’s most adventurous metropolis [Vancouver] is home to 10 beaches, from the family centric Jericho, to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach, many of which offer commanding views of the Vancouver skyline and majestic North Shore Mountains.” The magazine ranked Vancouver 10th after Barcelona, Cape Town, Honolulu, Nice, Miami, Rio, Santa Monica, Sydney and Tel Aviv. www.vancouver.ca/parks/rec/beaches

It’s probably been awhile since you’ve been to camp, so don’t miss this opportunity to have fun and take home valuable professional skills. Register for the four-day “camp” program taking place October 28-31, 2010 at The Rosseau Resort in Muskoka.

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AMP CanSPEP is the annual conference hosted by the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners. The goal is to achieve Connections And Meaningful Partnerships – hence the acronym “camp”. Through educational and social programming, planners will connect with new suppliers, strengthen relationships with existing contacts and discover partnership opportunities with other planners. The program is packed with cutting edge education, including concurrent workshop choices along with fireside chats (informal discussions on specific subjects with an expert and a small group of planners). Planners will not only get the latest info on industry issues, but will be able to talk shop with its movers and shakers, garner new ideas and enjoy an interactive 6

camp experience. All this at a beautiful resort in an exquisite rustic setting. Keynote addresses include Richard St. John on Eights Traits Successful People Have in Common and Kari Lambe, CMP, Director of Operations with Deerhust Resort, sharing behind the scenes planning stories from the G8 Muskoka Summit. This conference not only attracts planners but also suppliers from around the province. Conference Chair Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, ProPlan Conference Planners says “CanSPEP is known in the industry for offering a conference that benefits their planner members but also recognizes the importance of supplier relationships and offers an inclusive program for suppliers.”

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Canadian sun-seekers spend south of the border Canadians made 2.7 million overnight trips for pleasure to the United States between January and March, and spent $2.9-billion during their visits, according to data released recently by Statistics Canada. Comparatively, U.S. residents took 673,000 overnight pleasure trips to Canada and spent only $366-million. Canadians made 610,000 overnight business trips south of the border in the first quarter, while Americans made 402,000 overnight business trips to Canada. Canadians spent $593-million on business travel in the United States, while Americans spent $305-million in Canada. Nearly half of the Canadian tourists traveling to the United States between January and March went to Florida, where they spent $1.4-billion. In terms of other warm weather destinations during the cold winter months in the first quarter Canadians racked up 2.3 million overnight visits to destinations such as Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, spending nearly $2.6-billion there.


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Celebrons! Looking for a reason to travel? This year is the 40th anniversary of La Francophonies – the organization that promotes French across the globe. French is an official language in nearly 30 countries, and widely spoken in many others. France is still home to the largest number of Francophones and therefore, Paris gets to set the rules. It is not, however, the only destination in which to practice your French. Take your pick!

Accor plans to double hotel portfolio Numbers

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France 60,578,600 Algeria 20,000,000+ Côte d’Ivoire 12,740,000 Canada 9,487,500 Tunisia 6,360,000 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6,080,000 7 Belgium 4,300,000 8 Morocco 4,144,500 9 Cameroon 2,950,300 10 Guinea 2,000,000 Source: Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. (except for Algeria: figure is an estimate.)

Want to retire? Remember the rule of 72 The rule of 72 estimates the number of years needed to double an investment when the interest rate is known: Simply divide 72 by the interest rate. An investment returning 4% interest per year will double in approximately 18 (72 ÷ 4) years. Greater accuracy may be achieved by using 69 or 70, but 72 is usually more convenient as it has more divisors.

The formula can be reversed to calculate an interest rate when the time of return is known, or to calculate the halving of monetary value due to inflimation. For example, at 4% annual inflation, one dollar will have half the buying power in 18 years (72 ÷ 4).

Accor, the French hotels and services group, plans to almost double the number of hotels in its global portfolio to 7,000 in seven years and, on average, open a new hotel each week in Asia over the next two years. The world’s fourth-largest hotel group is targeting high-growth emerging markets, particularly Brazil and India, for a rapid expansion of brands such as Sofitel, Ibis, Novotel and Formula 1. It also wants to boost its presence in North Africa in Algeria, Morocco and Egypt. Gilles Pélisson, chairman and chief executive, said his enthusiasm for fast expansion was not universal. He urged caution in China, where the group has 96 hotels, saying there was a danger of oversupply of hotel rooms in the world’s fastest growing large economy. Mr. Pélisson said Accor planned to invest €1.4bn ($1.8bn) building hotels in the next five years. The Paris-based company had also identified opportunities to extend its franchise properties across Europe. “Our ambition is to be the number one international operator of hotels in India by 2015 with 90 hotels across all segments of the market from low cost to luxury,” he said on a visit to New Delhi.

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Benefits of Chartering a Private Jet

You are constantly faced with the difficult task of creating unique and memorable experiences. Depending on the circumstances private aircraft charters can offer that unique and memorable experience which will demonstrate your value as a meeting planner.

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here are various scenarios in which private aircraft charters can be a great tool in a meeting planner’s kit. One such scenario: your client would like to coordinate an annual meeting in Montreal for both their Montreal and Toronto offices. How do you get everyone to Montreal without having people on different flights? Imagine, your group coming in on commercial flights and arriving at different times and then no flights departing after the event finishes due to time constraints. This then leaves you with the added task of finding overnight accommodations for everyone. A private aircraft charter is the perfect solution even if you only have 4-6 individuals traveling. The additional benefits are not only would your group travel together on their own 8

private flight, but they only need to arrive at the private terminal 20-30 minutes prior to departure. Also, private aircrafts are not subject to the same curfews as commercial flights which eliminates the need to overnight the group. Did I forget to mention that with a group of 4-6 passengers on a routing such as this your cost will be comparable and in some cases even cheaper than commercial flights? Other instances where private charters should be considered include incentive groups, site visits, golf trips to remote golf courses, helicopter tours over Niagara falls with a drop off at a winery plus many other uses where only you and your imagination can flourish; the list of possibilities are unlimited. OK, so now you have an idea of when aircraft chartering can work for you and

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By Patricia Micheletti

your clients, but where do you start? Well, you can start by calling Charter Operators but do you know what type of aircraft suits your particular needs? How do you pick a good Operator in the first place? What type of insurance does that operator carry? What level of coverage is there for the senior management traveling? Or you can contact a licensed aircraft Charter Broker who can provide limitless services. Charter Brokers provide competitive rates, contingency planning, organization of all the logistics involved with the trip, making sure your client are covered on the carrier’s insurance certificate, etc. While operators are more inclined to offer aircraft in their own fleet, a Broker will always look for the right tool for the job, meaning the correct aircraft for your particular trip! In short, the Broker is representing your interests not the interests of the aircraft owners whose aircraft they are paid to manage. Use them as such – they are the meeting planners of the chartered aircraft world! Ask them questions, and have them help with each and every aspect of your trip. Service is what brokers are known for and good at, so take advantage of their expertise. Bonus……if you deal with a licensed Broker in Quebec you are covered under the Quebec Government‘s Office of Consumer Protections Indemnity Fund, a program which protects you and / or your client against supplier bankruptcy. The added value of chartering your own aircraft cannot be quantified; Drive your ground transportation right up to the aircraft or park (free) within a few steps. Also be prepared to offer your clients a more pleasant and service-oriented air travel experience! Aircraft chartering promises to be one of the coolest things a Meeting Planner can offer their client. Patricia Micheletti is Vice President & CSO at Corporate Aircraft Charters


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No worries we’re happy Montrealers are a happy lot, it turns out. The city is the second-happiest place in the world, according to a top 10 list compiled by Lonely Planet, the popular travel guide. Montreal placed one slot below balmy Vanuatu, the South Pacific island nation.

Sudoku Sudoku is simple enough that anyone can play, yet difficult enough that anyone can improve at it. Each Sudoku puzzle has a unique solution that can be reached logically without guessing. Fill in the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 square contains the digits 1 through 9.

Montreal is clean, welcoming and refreshingly multicultural, according to Lonely Planet. In a nod to the harsh winters, it noted that Montreal is especially happy and lively in the summer months. In fact, in an online poll on its homepage entitled “What’s your favourite thing to do in Montreal?”, three of seven options in the multiple choice are outdoors. (Hint: none involve skiing. Answers below) Montreal was the only Canadian spot on the list, which included places in China, Japan and the United States. Lonely Planet is the world’s largest publisher of travel books, with 500 titles in eight languages. The outdoor options include sipping café au lait on the sidewalk, walking the cobblestone in Vieux Montreal and renting bicycles to explore.

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Are you approachable or avoidable? In the March 2010 Success magazine issue, there is a quote I respect that says, “Everyone has the right to speak, but you have to earn the right to be heard.” From this quote, John Maxwell states, “It simply means go ahead and speak, but it doesn’t mean I am going to listen to you. There is a big difference between having the right to speak and the right to be heard.” At times we are under the assumption if we communicate a message it’s heard. Not if you fall into one of the categories below that invites others to avoid you.

The balloon popper

Your friends meet you for dinner after many weeks of coordinating schedules. Everyone is anxious and excited to finally catch up on lost time. As you enter the restaurant you can hear your friends laughing until YOU walk in. How you enter immediately destroys the excitement among your friends. It’s like popping a balloon that’s been filling up with excitement over the week leading up to the BIG night out on the town. Your body language clearly communicates you had a challenging week. The first sentence you state as your friends come running with open arms is, “You’re not going to believe how tough my week was and now I’m starting to feel a cold come on.”

•K  eep in mind, no one wants to be

around someone who is a constant downer or complainer. • How can you turn your challenge into an opportunity? •W  hat have you learned from this challenge to avoid it next time? • W hat have you learned from this challenge to change your experience into a positive opportunity?

The one-upper

I have an acquaintance in my life that is best known as the one-upper. Every time we meet, she immediately will ask, “How have you been?” Before I reach the end of my first sentence of my answer to her question, she is sharing something that has happened recently to her. Her experience is always better than what I’ve been doing.

Every time we meet, she immediately will ask, “How have you been?”

Wow … how quickly do you pop the balloons around you? If

you want to make a change:

• There is a time and place to unload your challenges. A long-awaited night on the town with friends isn’t one of them. 10

If you’ve seen the skit of the one-upper on Saturday Night Live, you know exactly what I’m referring to. The one-upper is the one downer. No one wants to constantly compete during a casual conversation. The sincerity is lost

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By Stacey Hanke

and respect never has a chance to grow in the relationship. If

you want to make a change:

• If you really care how someone is doing, give them a chance to speak. • Show interest by asking them questions about their experiences. • Wait until they are done sharing their story or experience before you share yours. Respect is built when you communicate you care about others.

The interrupter

I think all of us can honestly admit falling into this trap. It can be difficult not to interrupt others when we’re passionate about an idea, concept or topic. The interrupter invites others to avoid them when they constantly interrupt. The interrupter communicates that others’ opinions and ideas don’t have value. This behavior also communicates they don’t care about others and they always know best. You may be thinking, “If I don’t interrupt to communicate my point, I’d never get to speak.” People are more interested in listening to individuals who take time to think before they speak than individuals who don’t understand that listening gains more respect than speaking out of turn. If

you want to make a change:

During your next conversation, when you’re tempted to interrupt others, take a breath and focus on what others are saying rather than what you want to say. Ask your friends and family members to remind you every time you interrupt them. Take more time to listen. You may be surprised at the wealth of knowledge you gain by speaking less and listening more. Stacey Hanke is an executive consultant, author, coach and speaker with 1st Impression Consulting, Inc. in Chicago, Ill. E-mail her at: stacey.hanke@1stimpressionconsulting.com or call (773) 209-5970


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ôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square will open a new 167-room Boutique-hotel at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Square in October 2010. This will be the company’s second hotel in the city and its fifth Le Germain Boutique-hotel across the country. Steps from Air Canada Centre, the glimmering glass-and-metal facade fronts the 75 Bremner Boulevard address. Guest rooms will range in size from 400 to 1,500 square feet. Each room will have ergonomic workspaces; complimentary Wi-Fi; windows that open; glass enclosed rainfall showers; luxurious Frette linens and goose-down bedding. From an eco-engineering perspective, the building incorporates responsible energy features such as low-E windows to provide maximum light with minimum heat loss, dual-flush toilets in all guest rooms and domestic hot water heating

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Airline recovery on track, IATA says

from HVAC heat rejection. For business and special occasions, meeting and event facilities include up to 4,600 square feet of venue space with high-quality finishes and flooded with natural light. “The doorstep access to spectacular sport and event facilities, major downtown attractions as well as Union Station, combined with a deep array of amenities within Maple Leaf Square, guarantees guests convenience and rewarding moments and memories.” Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square is offering introductory rates starting at $229 per night plus taxes including deluxe continental breakfast, based on single occupancy. Advance reservations are now available online at germainmapleleafsquare.com or by calling 416 649 7575 or toll-free 1 888 940 7575.

Airline traffic numbers, which were recently disclosed by the International Air Transport Association confirm the global airline industry’s upturn is on track. There was a 9.2% increase in passengers in July from a year earlier, and cargo gained 22.7%. The year-to-year gains in July were lower than June’s, but the Montreal-based IATA noted that in July 2009, the industry was already starting on its recovery path. In the first seven months this year, annualized growth rates were 8% for passengers and 17% for cargo. July global passenger traffic was 3% higher than the pre-crisis level of early 2008. Asia-Pacific carriers outperformed the industry average, with 10.9% growth in July. Carriers will report 2010 profit of US$2.2-billion, the IATA forecast.

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According to Benchmark Hospitality International, a US-based hospitality management company, here are the Top Ten Beverage Trends for 2010.

“This is an exciting time for the beverage industry, with lots of positive changes occurring,” said Mary Watson-DeLauder, chief sommelier for Benchmark Hospitality International. “Some of the changes are economically driven, some taste oriented, and still others created out of necessity in response to changing palates and a new generation of consumers.” 12

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Unoaked chardonnays are replacing the big oak wines of the past. Current wines are easier to enjoy with or without food. Several wineries have backed off on oak completely to focus more attention on the fruit characteristics of the chardonnay grape.

Sauvignon Blanc continues to gain popularity. Sauvignon Blanc is perhaps the most terroir-influenced of all grapes, an important consideration in today’s locavore dining environment.

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More obscure grape varieties like Torrontes, Bonarda, Carmenere, Albarino, Chenin Blanc are being embraced today. These also tend to be less expensive alternatives, which is important to today’s consumers.

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Champagne sales are down but sales of sparkling wines, such as Spanish Cava, Prosecco, French Cremant, are up. New and innovative cocktails and punches are making great use of these less expensive sparkling wine versions.

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Sangria is making a comeback – often mixing in less expensive wines currently on the market. A sangria bar is an increasingly popular change of pace from Bloody Mary bars for brunch and cocktail parties. Cava Sangria, made with the sparkling Spanish Cava wine, for example, is refreshing and great fun to enjoy!

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Retro with a twist … basic cocktails like martinis, mojitos, margaritas, sidecars, etc. are being revamped with fresh new ingredients such as herbs, spices, and


unusual fruits and vegetables. Select bars are making their own mixers - sweet & sour mix, ginger ale and tonics. House-made simple syrups are being infused with herbs and spices. Select bars are creating their own flavored vodkas, gins, rums using fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

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Novelty is au courant in cocktails today. Bars are creating contemporary ways to serve traditional cocktails … including, for example, wine popsicles.

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Craft beers are hot. “Beer dinners” are growing in popularity, demonstrating the compatibility of beer with food. Beer is also working its way into cocktails, such as with beer margaritas.

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The Slow Food revolution now includes enjoying locally produced beverages.

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The popularity of wine and wine-pairing classes is strong and gathering steam! Pairings of wine & cheese, wine & herbs, wine & chocolate are exceptionally strong today. Wine dinners are selling out coast to coast as the public yearns to learn more about complementing fine food with the perfect wine or in some cases beer!

upcoming events September 23, 2010 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). International Summit. Toronto. September 23-25, 2010 Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). 2010 Conference & Showcase. Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec City. September 27, 2010 National Business Travel Association Canada (NBTA) Toronto Travel Executive Symposium. Mariott Bloor/Yorkville, Toronto. September 30, 2010 Meeting Professionals Internation B.C. Chapter. A-Ha event. October 1, 2010 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Canada West Chapter Programme. Vancouver. October 7, 2010 Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Toronto Chapter. October Monthly Meeting. October 20, 2010 Society of Incentive Travel Executives (Site Canada) Education Day. October 28-31, 2010 CanSPEP Annual Conference “Camp CanSPEP: Connections and Meaningful Partnerships” The Rosseau, Muskoka Contact: Carol Ford, 905 868-8008

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ISES Toronto President Reflects

By Rachel Mangal

Photography Credit: Amara Studios; Brian Dennehy Photography

Like many associations across Canada, ISES Toronto is gearing up for a new season with a fresh Board of Directors in place. As outgoing President of the International Special Events Society Toronto Chapter, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our 2009/2010 Chapter Board for another successful year. Our Chapter’s success was a direct result of our Board’s hard work and the expertise of our Executive Director, Carol Ford.

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hinking back to last summer, associations across Canada were faced with membership retention issues as some members had to choose between paying their bills or renewing their membership. It was a year our ISES Toronto Chapter had to prove even more, the value of an ISES membership and work hard to keep the members coming back. Events showcasing quality speakers and senior level education were the winners in 2010 and our upcoming calendar has even more spectacular speakers lined up. Our fall presenters are covering topics from 14

newest trends in creativity to growing your business to the next level. ISES Toronto was fortunate in being able to liaise with the ISES Vancouver Chapter as members across the nation came together in April to share their Olympic event planning experiences. Our members learned so much in one night from lighting up outdoor spaces in melting conditions, constructing two level tents on unbalanced terrain to feeding 3000 hockey fans daily at Molson Hockey House. It was a beautiful time to witness so many ISES members passionately working together to host the world’s largest (and longest) party.

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ISES members are always highly encouraged to use other ISES members when partnering for larger events however the Olympic Games were an exceptional experience. ISES Canada has three chapters, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver and over 48 chapters worldwide. Becoming a member of your local chapter doesn’t only open up contacts in your city but also expands the possibilities of meeting international event professionals. ISES Headquarters hosts 2 international events each year (The Special & EventWorld) which is the best opportunity to network with international colleagues, create new relations and learn about the newest developments from around the globe. The relationships you establish at one of these conferences can turn into business partnerships. If you would like more information on joining an ISES Chapter near you, please visit our website: http://www.isescanada. com Rachel Mangal, Past President - ISES Toronto Chapter, Director of Sponsorship for ISES Canada. pastpresident@isestoronto.com


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HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE According to 101 Things I learned in Business School, by Michael W. Preis & Matthew Frederick

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hether you’re looking to tweak your own productivity or motivate your team, this handbook is just the ticket.

Just as Adlerian psychologists strive to help children become contributing members of society, the authors maintain that most employees want to do good work. They can be motivated intrinsically or extrinsically. Extrinsic motivation derives from anticipation of external reaction, such as praise, recognition and money (positive motivators) or punishment (negative motivator). Both positive and negative motivators have advantages and drawbacks. Positive motivators can lead workers to expect additional rewards for merely doing their jobs, while negative motivators may help get a task done but usually have a detrimental effect in the long run. Intrinsic motivation comes from a

Inattention and poor concentration have become such a problem at work that some companies are instituting “emailfree days” to let their employees work on projects requiring uninterrupted thought and concentration. This is the case of US giant Intel, which launched a seven-month “Quiet Time” project. For four hours each week, 300 engineers and managers went into their offices and pasted “do not disturb” signs on their doors. They didn’t check emails and sent all calls to voicemail. Results were positive. Intel said this serene period helped boost employee efficiency. Just saying!

Smart phones make us more productive worker’s internal sense of purpose, personal enjoyment of the work and satisfaction from a job done well. Intrinsic motivation can be furthered by employees: aggregating tasks in appealing ways, expanding worker responsibilities, and increasing employee control over their own duties, according to the authors. Just one of the 101 short lessons on business topics in this excellent little book (ISBN 978-0-446-55028-4).

Strategy Analytics reports that 308 million portable phone were sold throughout the world in the second quarter of 2010. A large number were smartphones, like those produced by RIM (10 million) and Apple (8.4 million). These versatile devices help boost our productivity through their multiple functions, including remote access to email and onboard cameras that can be used for videoconferencing, a GPS system to tell us where we are and, of course, games. Make sure, though, not to get carried away!

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FACEBOOK MAY BE FREE BUT ITS IMPACT IS NOT Social media cost billion, web-use study finds Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites are costing businesses billions, new research suggests.

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British employment website MyJobGroup. co.uk polled 1,000 British workers and found that nearly 6%, or two million, of Britain’s 34 million-strong workforce spent over an hour per day on social media while at work, amounting to more than one-eighth of their entire working day. “Our results clearly show that U.K. workers are spending increased time whilst at work on social media networks, which, left unchecked, could have negative repercussions on the productivity of many companies across the country,” said Lee Fayer, Managing Director of

Myjobgroup.co.uk. MyJobGroup.co.uk said that work time lost on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks could potentially be costing Britain up to 14 billion pounds ($22.16 billion). The research showed more than half of British workers (55%) confessed to accessing social media profiles at work, with many spending so much time friending, tweeting, adding photos and video, as well as updating their profiles, that companies’ productivity was suffering as a result.

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uccess 7 EASY PIECES

Whether you scan the self-improvement aisles of your local bookstore or consult a life coach, you may be surprised to find that the keys to success are rarely spelt out in financial or commercial terms. Define yourself by who you are rather than what you do. Build your own brand: What do you want to be?

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Embrace Ethics

Ethics are the most important thing in your life. Lying, cheating, stealing and bending the rules: We all have the potential to succumb to these viruses. Small breaches can become comfortable and then habit-forming. On the other hand, we all have an inner voice or conscience. Tune in.

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Absolutely Attitude

Ten percent of life is what happens to you, but 90 per cent of life is how you react. That’s the 90% we control.

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Give it away

It’s a mystical law of nature: give it away, and it comes back in spades. The more you give in life, the more you get. Cultivate generosity of spirit.

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The 4 Ps

Plan, prioritize, persistence and passion. We’re always changing: whether for the better or for the worse. How many days have you let drift by without taking any action? Just one small step a day

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towards your ultimate dream will bring you closer over time.

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Renewal

Renewal is about change and growth – apply to your spirit, your commitments and your goals. Look at the big picture and long term for yourself. No matter what it is you do, you’re your own company. What do you want to stand for?

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Set lofty goals

Why not reach for the stars? You’ll land higher. When you fully commit your head, heart and spirit, magical things can happen.

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Greatest risk lies in not taking any

Remind yourself of this the next time you find yourself fearful of taking a chance. It’s better to fail than not try – at least you glean life lessons. “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loves at all. (From Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem In Memoriam, 1850).


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TORONTO VENUES GUIDE

Toronto is a Planner’s Heaven Toronto, Ontario is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

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t is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada’s population. As Canada’s economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world’s seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with a majority of Canada’s corporations. Its renowned skyline includes the famous CN Tower. Toronto is an easy-access destination for delegates and meetings of any size. In

fact, 60 percent of the U.S. population is 90 minutes or less away from Toronto by air.

Here’s how to visit Toronto By air: Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s principal airport, and ranks among the top 30 world airports in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. There are over 76 scheduled and charter airlines currently serving Toronto Pearson International Airport. Air carriers provide non-stop service to 26 Canadian and 42 United States (trans-border) destinations and same-plane service to 56 other International cities. Pearson Airport is located 27 kilometres (16 miles) from downtown and is accessible by public transit. The City Centre Airport (YTZ) is

located on the Toronto Island and links to the city by shuttle. By rail: VIA Rail and AMTRAK bring visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto’s Union Station is located centrally downtown and connects to the underground subway. By road: Several highways, including highways 2, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto. Nearest Canada-U.S. border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie-Buffalo and Windsor-Detroit. Here are some additional facts on Toronto · It is the most popular choice for U.S.sponsored association meetings outside the U.S. · Top Canadian domestic business travel destination · More than 38,000 hotel rooms in over 230 hotels · The largest convention centre in Canada, ranking among the top ten largest continuous-space facilities in North America

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Best Western Roehampton Hotel & Suites  Contact:  Amy Lau, T: 416-487-5101 x. 7118, 1-800-387-8899 808 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4P 2L2 E: sales@bwroehampton.com, F: 416-487-5390 Web: www.bestwesternontario.com/hotels/best-western-roehampton-hotel/ Description: Located in the Mount Pleasant District, the surrounding neighborhood features residential streets, quaint shops and various restaurants. Subway access is within walking distance of the hotel. Capacity: Reception-100, Banquet-80, Classroom-80, Theatre-100

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Bond Place Hotel  Contact:  Marisol Pena, T: 416-362-6063, 1-800-268-9390 65 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5B 2G8 E: mpena@bondplace.ca, F: 416-362-7757 Web: www.bondplace.ca Description: Newly renovated event facilities, ideally situated in downtown Toronto, close to shopping, entertainement and dining, Elegantly appointed meeting rooms. Capacity: Reception-100, Banquet-148, Classroom-122, Theatre-200

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Cambridge Suites Hotel, Toronto  Contact:  Sharon Worsley, T: 416-368-1990, 1-800-463-1990 15 Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1N2 E: sworsley@cambridgesuiteshotel.com, F: 416-601-3751 Web: www.cambridgesuiteshotel.com Description: Contemporary , all-suite hotel located in the business, entertainment and shopping districts. The 229 guest suites have spacious living rooms, work areas, entertainment bars and kitchenettes. Renovated in 2010. Capacity: Reception-100, Banquet-80, Classroom-60, Theatre-90

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Cosmopolitan Toronto Hotel and Spa  Contact:  Claire Steele-Drew, T: 416-350-2000, 1-800-958-3488 8 Colborne Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1E1 E: info@cosmotoronto.com, F: 416-350-2460 Web: www.cosmotoronto.com Description: Serene and relaxed, a haven for travellers. Incredible views of Toronto, contemporary, luxurious and nestled in the city’s financial, entertainment and shopping districts. Capacity: Reception-30, Banquet-—, Classroom-25, Theatre-30

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Courtyard By Marriott Downtown Toronto  Contact: Ashley Colquhoun, T: 416-924-0611, 1-800-847-5075 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 E: sales@courtyardtoronto.com, F: 416-924-1413 Web: www.courtyard.com/yyzcy Description: A full service hotel offering outstanding value in a downtown location. Over 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and a pillarless ballroom with a capacity of 450 guests. Capacity: Reception-345, Banquet-330, Classroom-224, Theatre-380

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Delta Chelsea Hotel  Contact: Felicia Cornacchia, T: 416-585-4351, 1-800-243-5732 33 Gerrard Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4 E: sales@deltachelsea.com, F: 416 585 4393 Web: www.deltachelsea.com Description: Full service, Three-Diamond hotel centrally located in the heart of downtown Toronto and walking distance from the city’s best shopping, theatre, nightlife and attractions. Capacity: Reception-550, Banquet-420, Classroom-300, Theatre-460

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Delta Toronto East (EE)  Contact: Susan Welsby, T: 416-299-1500, — 2035 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON M1T 3G2 E: swelsby@deltahotels.com, F: 416-754-6953 Web: www.deltatorontoeast.com Description: The Delta Toronto East has 25 configurations of meeting rooms to accommodate groups of 14 to 850. Beautiful Atrium room is perfect for special receptions and banquets. Capacity: Reception-732, Banquet-760, Classroom-576, Theatre-850

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

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2647

15’

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12843

24’ 6”

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4

2000

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7168

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2 Floors

2100

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10

3500

10’

X$

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Contact: Ashley Arvai, T: 416-531-5042 x 224, — 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3 E: ashley@thedrakehotel.ca, F: 416-531-9493 Web: www.thedrakehotel.ca Description: The Drake Hotel offers a unique destination for your next creative and inspired event. Located minutes from the downtown core, the Drake ofers an urban experience like no other. Capacity: Reception-160, Banquet-70, Classroom-60, Theatre-100

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Contact: Director of Sales, T: 416-368-2511, 1-800-441-1414 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 E: rfp-ryh@fairmont.com, F: 416-368-9040 Web: www.fairmontmeetings.com Description: Located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Fairmont Royal York has been Toronto’s social and business center for more than 80 years. Convenient to theatre, shopping and dining providing both elegant and modern conveniences. Capacity: Reception-1670, Banquet-1260, Classroom-748, Theatre-1450

Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Lakeshore 

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Contact: Mahima Tripathi, T: 416-766-4393 x119, — 1926 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON L6V 3C6 E: mahima@fourpointstoronto.com, F: 416-766-1278 Web: www.fourpointstoronto.com Description: Nestled by Lake Ontario, this beautifully decorated 152 room property is perfectly located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. Corporate and leisure travellers alike will find the Four Points Sheraton Toronto Lakeshore a pea Capacity: Reception-200, Banquet-165, Classroom-100, Theatre-200

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto 

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Contact: Robert Whalen, T: 416-928-7328, — 21 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2G1 E: robert.whalen@fourseasons.com, F: 416-964-1489 Web: www.fourseasons.com/toronto Description: Located in the heart of the fashionable and eclectic Yorkville neighbourbood, yet only steps away from the best of dining, shopping, culture, arts and entertainment. Capacity: Reception-600, Banquet-625, Classroom-432, Theatre-700

Gladstone Hotel 

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Contact: Penny Rose, T: 416-531-4635 x. 7121, — 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6M 1J6 E: penny@gladstonehotel.com, F: 416-539-0953 Web: www.gladstonehotel.com Description: Urban hotel providing versatile venue spaces for social or corporate events. Landmark building offering two floors of multi-functional spaces in the heart of the city’s vibrant art and design neighbourhood. Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-120, Classroom-75, Theatre-110

Grand Hotel and Suites, The 

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Contact: Heidi Wengle, T: 416-863-9000, 1-877-324-7263 225 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2C1 E: hwengle@grandhoteltoronto.com, F: 416-863-1100 Web: www.grandhoteltoronto.com Description: Intimate, luxurious and warmly residental, Located in downtown Toronto, featuring 177 guest suites.Elegant and personalized service and state-of-the-art conveniences. Capacity: Reception-200, Banquet-200, Classroom-140, Theatre-200

Hazelton Hotel 

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Contact: Amy Tomes, T: 416-963-6300, 1-866-473-6301 118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1C2 E: sales@thehazeltonhotel.com, F: 416-963-6399 Web: www.thehazeltonhotel.com Description: Located in the heart of the village of Yorkville, steps away from the luxury shops of Bloor Street, and many of the fine art galleries and world-class museums, boasts 77 of the most spacious and luxurious accommodation in the city, a tranquil spa, Silver Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-48, Classroom-75, Theatre-140

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1400

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X

X

19

5760

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Int$Valet

X

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Hilton Toronto  Contact: Denise Ethier, T: 416-869-3456, 1-800-267-2281 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2 E: info_toronto@hilton.com, F: 416-869-3187 Web: www.torontohilton.com Description: Barristers Bar, sizzling steaks at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse or award-winning Canadian cuisine at the Tundra Bar & Restaurant. 19 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center and Executive Lounge. Capacity: Reception-1000, Banquet-800, Classroom-486, Theatre-900

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Holiday Inn Express North York  Contact: Suzanne Hussey, T: 416-665-3500, 1-866-259-3501 30 Norfinch Drive, North York, ON M3N 1X1 E: north_yorkcluster@whg.com, F: 416-665-3559 Web: www.hieexpress.com/yyz-northyork Description: Complimentary local calls and guest parking, morning weekly newspaper. Complimentary Express Start hot & cold breakfast bar. Free high-speed Internet in all rooms. Capacity: Reception-100, Banquet-25, Classroom-25, Theatre-70

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Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale  Contact: Stephanie Snowball, T: 416-789-5161, 1-888-465-4329 3450 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 2V1 E: stephanie.snowball@ihg.com, F: 416-785-6845 Web: www.ihg.com Description: Award-winning hotel, centrally located within Toronto, short walk to the Yorkdale Shopping Centre and subway station. Full service amenities, SpaDirect, indoor pool and Cafe Monterey restaurant. Capacity: Reception-375, Banquet-350, Classroom-170, Theatre-375

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Hotel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square Contact: Reservations, T: 416-649-7575, 1-888-940-7575 75 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON M5J 0A1 E: reservations@germainmapleleafsquare.com Web: www.germainmapleleafsquare.com Description: This newly opened 167-room Boutique Hotel at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Square is located steps away from Air Canada Centre. Capacity: Reception-110, Banquet-70, Classroom-50, Theatre-75

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Howard Johnson Toronto East  Contact: Kelly Dong, T: 416-293-8171, — 22 Metropolitan Road, Toronto, ON M1R 2T6 E: reservations@hojotoronto.com, F: 416-321-7400 Web: www.hojotoronto.com Description: Great location at a great price. Large comfortable rooms, bright meeting rooms and complimentary continental breakfast. 52 bedrooms newly renovated. Capacity: Reception-125, Banquet-100, Classroom-100, Theatre-125

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InterContinental Toronto Centre  Contact: Yola Marshall, T: 416-597-1400, 1-800-422-7969 225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3 E: sales@interconti.com, F: 416-597-8128 Web: www.ictc.ca Description: Located in the “centre of it all,” only steps away from the Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, CN Tower and the entertainment and financial districts. The only hotel connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre via the main lobby. Capacity: Reception-700, Banquet-510, Classroom-342, Theatre-700

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InterContinental Toronto Yorkville  Contact: Judy Mahoney, T: 416-324-5879, 1-888-594-6835 220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1T8 E: judy.mahoney@ihg.com, F: 416-324-5889 Web: www.toronto.intercontinental.com Description: Nestled in the city’s most culturally rich, exclusive neighbourhood. Includes 208 guestrooms and suites. All function rooms have windows, wired and wireless Internet and are free of pillars. Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-160, Classroom-144, Theatre-250

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2457

9’

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X

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2340

12’

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Ext$

X

16

8316

9’ 10”

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3300

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X$

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3146

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Contact: Jessica Kim, T: 416-367-8900, — 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2 E: jessica.kim@accor.com, F: 416-860-5154 Web: www.novoteltorontocentre.com Description: Excellent downtown location close to local concert venues, GO and VIA stations. Recently appointed meeting rooms and Novotel signature service. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-180, Classroom-130, Theatre-300 Novotel Toronto North York  Contact: Anastasia Redkina, T: 416-733-2929, 1-800-668-6835 3 Park Home Avenue, Toronto, ON M2N 6L3 E: anastasia.redkina@accor.com, F: 416-733-3403 Web: www.nototel-toronto-northyork.com Description: Located in uptown Toronto with easy access from major highways. Exceptional restaurant, bar, pool, fitness facilities. On-site subway access to Toronto venues and attractions. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-240, Classroom-140, Theatre-275

Old Mill Inn & Spa, The 

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Contact: Martha McKay, T: 416-207-2043, 1-866-653-6455 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON M8X 1G5 E: mmckay@oldmilltoronto.com, F: 416-236-0311 Web: www.oldmilltoronto.com Description: Resort setting. Sixteen distinctly decorated meeting rooms accommodating up to 1,000 people. Many rooms feature wood-burning fireplaces, windows and walkouts to beautifully landscaped gardens. Capacity: Reception-1000, Banquet-750, Classroom-480, Theatre-800

Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa 

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Contact: Raymond Leach, T: 416-362-1777 x5459, 1-866-852-1777 200 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1V8 E: raymond.leach@pantageshotel.com, F: 416-368-8217 Web: www.pantageshotel.com Description: Contemporary and modern elegance with 6,500 sq.ft. of flexible meeting and event space. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-220, Classroom-220, Theatre-300

Park Hyatt Toronto 

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Contact: Christina Ramsay, T: 416-925-1234, — 4 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2E8 E: cramsay@hyatt.com, F: 416-924-6693 Web: www.parkhyatttoronto.com Description: Height of sophistication within award-winning meeting facilities. Recognized as the city’s premier setting by Condé Nast Traveler. Beautiful rooftop meeting room and patio (seasonal) . Capacity: Reception-600, Banquet-400, Classroom-255, Theatre-475

Radisson Admiral Hotel - Toronto Harbourfront 

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Contact: Mike Lee, T: 416-203-3333, 1-800-333-3333 249 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2N5 E: mike@radissonadmiral.com, F: 416-203-3100 Web: www.radissonadmiral.com Description: A boutique-style hotel with a spectacular view of Lake Ontario at Toronto’s Harbourfront with 157 newly, non-smoking deluxe rooms & studios.Restaurant, bar, business and fitness centres, outdoor pool and patio. Capacity: Reception-400, Banquet-200, Classroom-150, Theatre-400

Ramada Plaza Toronto 

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Contact: Minki Basu, T: 416-977-4823, 1-800-567-2233 300 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2C5 E: mbasu@ramadaplazatoronto.com, F: 416-977-4830 Web: www.ramadaplazatoronto.com Description: More than 6,500 sq. ft. of meeting space and 102 newly renovated guestrooms and suites. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Full range of audio-visual equipment. Staffed business centre for faxes and photocopies. Wide selection of customizable menus. Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-180, Classroom-130, Theatre-250

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

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3586

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Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown  Contact: Natalia Jiacomel, T: 416-341-7100, 1-800-237-1512 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J4 E: njiacomel@renaissancetoronto.com, F: 416-341-5090 Web: www.renaissancetorontodowntown.com Description: World’s only Four-Diamond hotel located in a major league sports and entertainment venue. Located next to the Convention Centre and CN Tower. 348 rooms with 70 rooms overlooking the stadium. Capacity: Reception-400, Banquet-250, Classroom-150, Theatre-320

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Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel  Contact: Glory Taweel, T: 416-863-3229, 37 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9 E: glory.taweel@lemeridien.com, F: 416-947-4854 Web: www.lemeridien.com Description: Victorian charm, spectacular lobby area and mezzanine.Newly restored Sovereign Ballroom. Offer international English Afternoon Tea and claims to serve the best Sunday Brunch in the city. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-350, Classroom-200, Theatre-380

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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel  Contact: Julie Shorrock, T: 416-361-1000, — 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 E: julie.shorrock@sheraton.com, F: 416-947-4854 Web: www.sheraton.com/centretoronto Description: Newly Renovated. More than 50 meeting rooms of various sizes including an Exhibit Hall and two divisible ballrooms. Dedicated kosher kitchen available. Capacity: Reception-850, Banquet-450, Classroom-378, Theatre-650

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SoHo Metropolitan Hotel  Contact: Katherine Ross, T: 416-597-6327, — 318 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3T4 E: kr@metropolitan.com, F: 416-599-8801 Web: www.metropolitan.com/soho Description: Boutique hotel with contemporary decor and gourmand food and beverage provided by Sen5es, located in the heart of the entertainment district with numerous shops and theatres within walking distance. Capacity: Reception-80, Banquet-81, Classroom-35, Theatre-80

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Suites at 1 King West, The  Contact: Matt Black, T: 416-548-8114, — 1 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1 E: matt.black@onekingwest.com, F: 416-365-9624 Web: www.onekingwest.com Description: Planning a gala, product launch, business meeting or private party? Step away from the office and into one of the most remarkable, historically significant venue space in Toronto. Capacity: Reception-600, Banquet-270, Classroom-180, Theatre-400

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Sutton Place Hotel Toronto, The  Contact: Brittani Ellis, T: 416-924-9221, 1-866-378-8866 955 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2A2 E: sales_toronto@suttonplace.com, F: 416-924-1778 Web: www.suttonplace.com Description: Toronto’s only European, Four Diamond residential-style hotel, The Sutton Place Hotel is centrally located in the heart of the city,just munutes from the fashionable boutiques of Yorkville and world-class arts and entertainment venues. The Hotel offers 3 Capacity: Reception-271, Banquet-271, Classroom-180, Theatre-271

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The Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre  Contact: Louis Suppia, T: 416-542 6011, 1-800-367-9601 30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2E9 E: l.suppia@hitorontodowntown.ca, F: 416-977-0502 Web: www.dayshoteltoronto.ca Description: Centrally located in downtown Toronto. Nine meeting rooms, tastefully decorated and accommodating between 10 to 200 guests. 514 guest rooms. Capacity: Reception-180, Banquet-180, Classroom-75, Theatre-200

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

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Loading dock

17

6000

28’

X$

Ext$Valet

XBH

10

5200

X

X$

XBH

17

7952

15’

Int$Valet

X24h

28

25000 16’ 11”

X$

Ext$Valet X24h

18

7437

18’

Ext$

X24h

7

3000

50’

X$

Valet$

XBH

14

5460

10’

X

X$

X

Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites 

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Contact: Einav Feldman, T: 416-385-6726, 1-877-474-6835 1250 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M3C 1J3 E: einav.feldman@cptdv.com, F: 416-385-6770 Web: www.cptdv.com Description: Nestled within the greenery and splendor of the beautiful Don Valley in midtown Toronto, the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites is a resort-style setting. Capacity: Reception-900, Banquet-550, Classroom-300, Theatre-700

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville 

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Contact: Debra Wilson, T: 416-961-8000, — 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON M4W 1A7 E: debraw@marriottbloor.com, F: 416-961-9581 Web: www.marriottbloor.com Description: Located in the heart of the fashionable Yorkville district, providing superb Marriott customer experience. Capacity: Reception-400, Banquet-360, Classroom-160, Theatre-400

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel 

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Contact: Jennifer Worden, T: 416-597-9200, 1-800-905-0667 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5G 2L2 E: jennifer.worden@marriott.com, F: 416-597-9211 Web: www.marriotteatoncentre.com Description: Flagship Marriott in Canada, centrally located in the heart of the financial and shopping district. Offers 459 deluxe guest rooms and flexible meeting space. Capacity: Reception-850, Banquet-600, Classroom-400, Theatre-800

Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, The 

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Contact: Director of Sales, T: 416-869-1600, — 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6 E: harca@westin.com, F: 416-869-1420 Web: www.westin.com/harbourcastle Description: Joined by a glass-enclosed walkway over Queen’s Quay. Over 75,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. A fully-equipped business centre and in-house audiovisual company are available. Capacity: Reception-3000, Banquet-2200, Classroom-1500, Theatre-2500

Westin Prince, Toronto 

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Contact: Louis Loronger, T: 416-444-2511, 1800-westin-1 900 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3B 3H2 E: lloranger@torontoprince.com, F: 416-391-5184 Web: www.westin.com/prince Description: The only hotel in Toronto to receive the prestigious CAA Four-Diamond Award for 27 consecutive years. Situated on 16 acres of parkland and is considered a resort within the city. Easy access to major highways. Capacity: Reception-700, Banquet-600, Classroom-350, Theatre-650

Windsor Arms Hotel 

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Contact: Karen Poppell, T: 416-971-9666, 1-877-999-2767 18 Thomas Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E7 E: kpoppell@windsorarmshotel.com, F: 416-921-9121 Web: www.windsorarmshotel.com Description: The best kept secret in the heart of Yorkville, this luxurious boutique hotel combines every facility expected of a great property with timeless elegance. Its Courtyard Cafe can accommodate from 10 to 500 guests. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-250, Classroom-140, Theatre-300

Yorkland Hotel Toronto 

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Contact: Gina Cormier, T: 416-493-9000, 1877-602-7666 185 Yorkland boulevard, Toronto, ON M2J 4R2 E: gcormier@yorklandhotel.com, F: 416-493-5729 Web: www.yorklandhotel.com Description: Featuring extensive meeting rooms and banquet facilities for large conferences of up to 30 people. Custom menus and meeting packages can be created on request. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-330, Classroom-250, Theatre-400

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

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7000

15’

X

Ext$

X

1

3000

10’

X

Ext$

X

4

4655

20’

Ext$

X

2

X

X

Ext$

X

8

1800

20’

X

Ext$

X

1

16000

85’

Int$

X24h

20

43900

int $ext

X

111 Bathurst  Contact: Kate Godin, T: 416-504-9100, 1-877-504-5700 111 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2R1 E: info@waddingtons.ca, F: 416-504-0033 Web: www.111bathurst.ca Description: Offers 7,000 sq. ft. of soaring ceilings and exposed brick walls that can be configured as required, combined with state-of-the art technical and on-site creative support. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-250, Classroom-250, Theatre-300

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130 West Event Centre  Contact: Paul Spano, T: 416-340-9631, 1-866-340-9631 130 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M4G 1C3 E: info@130west.com, F: 416-340-9602 Web: www.130west.com Description: Designed for the corporate market, for a meeting, training seminar, awards banquet, product launch or private parties.Technology and the functionality to accommodate all requirements. Convenient downtown location. Capacity: Reception-350, Banquet-200, Classroom-90, Theatre-240

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Academy of Spherical Arts, The  Contact: Andrea Burleigh, T: 416-532-2782 x 29, — # 1 Snooker Street, Toronto, ON M6K 1G1 E: info@sphericalarts.com, F: 416-532-3075 Web: www.sphericalarts.com Description: In the 19th century Brunswick factory, massive post and beam construction, the warmth of old brick, art filled walls, eclectic furniture groupings, original antique billiards and pool tables. Capacity: Reception-600, Banquet-130, Classroom-60, Theatre-150

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Advocates’ Society, The  Contact: Johanne O’Brian, T: 416-597-0243 x. 113, — 480 University Avenue, Suite 1700, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 E: johanne@advocates.ca, F: 416-597-1588 Web: www.advocates.ca Description: State of the art audio-visual equipment. All rooms offer natural light. Located in downtown core close to major hotels. Large room with dividers, boardroom, reception and registration desk. Catering service available. Capacity: Reception-120, Banquet-150, Classroom-160, Theatre-0

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Albany Club of Toronto  Contact: Nancy Wright, T: 416-364-5471 x224, — 91 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3 E: catering@albanyclub.ca, F: 416-364-3075 Web: www.albanyclub.ca Description: Stately historic 1880s building, centrally located downtown, steps from King & Yonge streets, across from the stunning gardens of St James cathedral & park. Full service catering and event planning. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-130, Classroom-70, Theatre-140

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Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place  Contact: Franca Bellisario, T: 416-777-6480, — 181 Bay Street, Suite 22, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3 E: fbellisario@brookfieldproperties.com, F: 416-777-2040 Web: www.brookfield-place.com Description: Six-storey indoor avenue resplendent in light and glass. 85 feet high, 45 feet wide and 360 feet long, ideal for special events. Open to the public during the day. Capacity: Reception-1500, Banquet-350, Classroom-300, Theatre-400

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Allstream Centre  Contact: Geoff Mak, T: 416-263-3026, 105 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 E: gmak@allstreamcentre.com, F: 416-263-3029 Web: www.allstreamcentre.com Description: Allstream centre is located on the grounds of Exhibition Place. Hybrid of modern technology and historical art deco. Offers Toronto’s largest column-free ballroom. LEED silver certification. Capacity: Reception-4000, Banquet-3000, Classroom-2800, Theatre-4000

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

3

2

7500

14’

X

Ext$

1

5500

35’

X

Int$

XBH

1

3200

12’

X

Ext$

X24h

4

1332

Ext$

X

4

17500

X

Ext$

X

1

1200

52’

X

Ext$

X

Ame 

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Contact: jeff Wojcik/Rene Lesko, T: 416-869-9444, 19 Mercer Street, Toronto, ON M5V 1H2 E: jeff@ink-00.com/rene@ink-00.com, F: 416-869-1444 Web: wwwamecuisine.com/www.ink-00.com Description: Ame is a rich composition of everything sating & spiritual. Two waterfalls flow behind the stunning heritage wood bar, working as a backdrop for projections. Wrought iron screens divide or open the lounge & dining room where guests are seated on vivid s Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-140, Classroom-, Theatre-

Andrew Richard Designs - ARD Events 

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Contact: Anna DiCarlo, T: 416-601-1454, — 310 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1K3 E: anna@andrewricharddesigns.com, F: — Web: www.andrewricharddesigns.com Description: Fabulous atrium on the main floor. Loft style space upstairs. Use of exquisite showroom outdoor furniture for events, giving an outdoor ambiance and round-the-year summer experience. Capacity: Reception-700, Banquet-250, Classroom-0, Theatre-400

Arcadian Court 

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Contact: Jennifer Prince, T: 416-861-6138, — 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4 E: arcadian.court@hbc.com, F: 416-861-6615 Web: www.arcadiancourt.ca Description: Historic jewel of Toronto. Built in 1929, favourite of ‘ladies who lunch’ in hats and white gloves and is still much sought after today for weddings and social events. Grandeur and character. Capacity: Reception-1000, Banquet-500, Classroom-400, Theatre-600

Arta Gallery 

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Contact: Fay Athari, T: 416-364-2782, — 55 Mill Street, Building 9, Unit 102, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 E: info@artagallery.ca, F: __ Web: www.artagallery.ca Description: Conveniently located in the trendy Distillery District in downtown Toronto, the gallery is visually seductive and remarkably flexible. Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-―, Classroom-80, Theatre-0

Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, The 

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Contact: Janice Gricken, T: 416-597-0223 x1, — 14 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1G7 E: catering@artsandlettersclub.ca, F: 416 597 9544 Web: www.artsandlettersclub.ca Description: Located in downtown Toronto, the Great Hall boasts cathedral ceilings, fireplace and stage with fully-equipped lighting system. Capacity: Reception-165, Banquet-100, Classroom-48, Theatre-112

Atlantis Pavilions 

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Contact: Shelley Stamplecoskie, T: 416-260-8000, — 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 E: info@atlantispavilions.com, F: 416-260-0552 Web: www.atlantispavilions.com Description: After extensive renovations, Atlantis is the new gem of Toronto’s waterfront. Landmark location, four spectacular ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Panoramic views of the Toronto skyline and waterfront. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Bata Shoe Museum, The 

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Contact: Solveig Janitis, T: 416-919-1782, — 327 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1W7 E: specialevents@batashoemuseum.ca, F: 416-979-0078 Web: www.batashoemuseum.ca Description: Award-winning architecture and design. Eclectic shoe collection of over 13,000 artifacts. Flexible event space in an original setting. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-120, Classroom-60, Theatre-100

Shallow people believe in luck, Wise and strong people believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

4

3000

18’

Ext

X

1

5000

18’

X

Ext$

XBH

1

3025

45’

X

Ext$

X

Black Creek Pioneer Village  Contact: Jennifer Robinson, T: 416-736-1733 x5419, — 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3 E: jrobinson@trca.on.ca, F: 416-661-6610 Web: www.blackcreek.ca Description: Black Creek Pioneer Village offers a unique historic re-enactment setting, several indoor meeting and banquet rooms and seasonal outdoor options. Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-200, Classroom-150, Theatre-240

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C Lounge  Contact: General Manager, T: 416-260-9393, — 456 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E3 E: clounge@libertygroup.com, F: 416-260-9330 Web: www.libertygroup.com Description: The creator of the famous “Fire and Ice Lounge” with Ice Culture. One of the most beautiful and spacious patios in the city. Popular venue for after parties, notably the Toronto Film Festival. Capacity: Reception-600, Banquet-250, Classroom-110, Theatre-250

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Capitol Event Theatre, The  Contact: Christina Xavier & Rene Lesko, T: 416-322-6327, — 2492 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2H7 E: carmelinda@capitolevents.ca, F: 416-322-3943 Web: www.eventtheatres.com Description: Restored to its original 1918 grandeur, features elegant vintage details and warm mature charm; offering a unique setting for corporate and private functions. Also features executive Chef Stephen Ricci. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-300, Classroom-300, Theatre-350

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

4

7000

43’

X

Ext$Valet

X

4

5000

60’

X

Ext

XBH

8

3040

12’

4

7000

50’

X$

Int/Ext$

X

4

Int/Ext$

XBH

4

6300

11’

X

Int/Ext$

XBH

1

2500

25’

X

Ext$

XBH

Carlu, The 

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Contact: Kellie MacKinnin, T: 416-597-1931, — 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, box 35, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4 E: events@thecarlu.com, F: 416-597-9319 Web: www.thecarlu.com Description: Located at the corner of College and Yonge in the heart of downtown. Internationally-renowned architecture in the “Art Moderne” style. for corporate and social events, product launches and meetings . Capacity: Reception-1500, Banquet-600, Classroom-450, Theatre-1200

Casa Loma 

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Contact: Tina Katz, T: 416-923-1172, — 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8 E: catering@casaloma.org, F: 416-923-5734 Web: www.casaloma.org Description: Casa Loma, Toronto’s Majestic Castle overlooking Toronto, with elegant architecture and interior design. Seasonal gardens. Exclusive evening use of the entire main floor with daytime meeting room space also available. Capacity: Reception-1200, Banquet-330, Classroom-125, Theatre-250

Centennial Residence & Conference Centre 

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Contact: Annie Sunich, T: 416-438-2216, 1-877-225-8664 940 Progress Avenue, Toronto, ON M1G 3T5 E: asunich@stayrcc.com, F: 416-438-7508 Web: www.stayrcc.com/toronto_east Description: Whether it’s a monthly Manager’s meeting or a three-day conference, from 4 400 guests, our Residence & Conference Centre is available for all types of events. Choose from up to 12,000 square feet of meeting space with wireless internet. Capacity: Reception-350, Banquet-300, Classroom-170, Theatre-360

Cineplex Entertainment Theatres 

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Contact: Lisa Hegedus, T: 416-323-6618, — 1303 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4T 2Y9 E: lisa.hegedus@cineplex.com, F: 416-323-6625 Web: www.cineplex.com Description: A Special Event license is required to serve alcohol at functions. Cineplex Entertainment theatres are the perfect locations to showcase products or services. Locations across the GTA, close to amenities. Customized space for groups of all sizes. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-0, Classroom-500, Theatre-500

CN Tower 

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Contact: Sales Coordinator, T: 416-601-4718, — 301 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6 E: sales@cntower.ca, F: 416-601-4712 Web: www.cntower.ca Description: A landmark icon provides a spectacular setting. Award-winning cuisine and ambiance Multiple venues include theatre, meeting rooms 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower. Can accommodate up to 2000 guests Capacity: Reception-2000, Banquet-400, Classroom-36, Theatre-144

CNIB Centre 

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Contact: Pamela Deveaux, T: 416-486-2500 x. 3868, — 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4G 3E8 E: facilities@cnib.ca, F: 416-480-7700 Web: www.cnib.ca/centre Description: In mid-town Toronto conveniently accessble via all major highways. The Conference Ballroom has 6,300 sq.ft. of meeting space that can be divided into three sections. An unique venue location supporting CNIB programs and services. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-300, Classroom-150, Theatre-450

Courthouse, The 

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Contact: Laura Mattiussi, T: 416-214-9379 x 22, — 57 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1K6 E: laura.mattiussi@libertygroup.com, F: 416-214-1715 Web: www.libertygroup.com Description: Restored building in the heart of the theatre district. Outstanding features include a custom-built acoustic stage with top-of-the-line sound system. Ideal for product launches, corporate functions, wedding receptions, concerts and after-parties. Capacity: Reception-400, Banquet-150, Classroom-80, Theatre-200

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

3

2500

18

4

6048

40’

X

Int$Valet

XBH

31

125000

40’

X

Ext$

49

Ext$/ Valet

1

3500

Ext$

X

2

7000

35’

Ext$

2

1560

25’

X

Ext$

X

Crocodile Rock Toronto  Contact: Barry McLeod, T: 416-599-9751, 249 Adelaide Street, Toronto, ON M5L 1W7 E: party@thecroc.ca, F: 416-599-5953 Web: www.crocrock.ca Description: Famous and popular Party Bar with music, entertainment and energy. DJ and dancing nightly. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-100, Classroom-150, Theatre-160

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Design Exchange  Contact: Gillian Hoff, T: 416-216-2146/416-216-2140, — 234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5K 1B2 E: meet@dx.org, F: 416-368-0684 Web: www.dx.org Description: Located in the original historic Toronto Stock Exchange building within the financial district. The DX offers many spaces for events. Proceeds from events support design education programs and its museum. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-300, Classroom-336, Theatre-455

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Direct Energy Center  Contact: Geoff Mak, T: 416-263-3026, — 100 princes Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 E: gmak@directenergycentre.com, F: 416-263-3029 Web: www.directenergycenter.com Description: Largest trade show facilit in canada with over 1 millionsq.ft. of exhibit space, located on the ground of Exhibition place, joined by Allstream Center via an undrground pedestrian tunnel. Capacity: Reception-6000, Banquet-3000, Classroom-4500, Theatre-4500

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Dolce international (BMO institute for leaning )  Contact: Lesley-Anne Carrothers Keegan, T: 416-490-4434, — 3550 pharmacy avenue, Toronto, ON M1W 3Z3 E: lesleyanne.carrothers@bmo.com, F: 416-490-4493 Web: www.dolce.com Description: Spectacular architecture of the lobby arrea, ideal location for trade shows andreceptions.The victorian garden(seasonal) ofers a heaven for relaxing and networking. Capacity: Reception-450, Banquet-300, Classroom-300, Theatre-450

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Edward Day Gallery  Contact: Mary Sue Rankin/ Kelly McCray, T: 416-921-6540, — 952 Queen Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M6J 1G8 E: eddaygal.toronto@sympatico.ca, F: 416-921-6624 Web: www.edwarddaygallery.com Description: Commercial contemporary art gallery. Private or corporate functions in spacious and contemporary surroundings, including current exhibit display. Five per cent discount on gallery purchases up to a year following event. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-150, Classroom-0, Theatre-125

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Eglinton Grand  Contact: Dino Lucchetto, T: 416-485-5900, — 400 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON M5N 1A2 E: info@eglintongrand.com, F: 416-485-0292 Web: www.eglintongrand.com Description: Formerly The Eglinton Theatre, this historic landmark has been restored to its original 1937 grandeur. Spectacular ballroom adorned with mahogany and ebony, elegant marble, wainscoting and period furniture. Capacity: Reception-1000, Banquet-510, Classroom-0, Theatre-500

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Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, The  Contact: Kevin Harris, T: 416-325-4144, — 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 E: kevin.harris@heritagetrust.on.ca, F: 416-314-3583 Web: www.heritagetrust.on.ca Description: Contains two separate vaudeville-era theatres, the Elgin (1,560 seats) and the Winter Garden (992 seats). Has a series of elegant lobby areas that are available for receptions up to 1,000 people. Capacity: Reception-1000, Banquet-120, Classroom-150, Theatre-1560

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

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2

2300

25’

street

4

2156

10’ 8”

Ext$

2

8000

12’

int/Ext$/ valet

X

2

10000

12’

Ext$

X

4

39’

X$

Int/Ext$

X

1

X$

Ext$

XBH

4

756

13’

Ext$

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse 

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Contact: Linda McLean, T: 416-314-4914, __ 108 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C6 E: bookings@heritagetrust.on.ca, F: 416-314-5304 Web: www.heritagetrust.on.ca Description: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse was the first free schooll in Toronto. The original one-room school was built in 1848 and the West Hall was added in 1869. Today, these combined spaces make this a unique venue for special events. Capacity: Reception-200, Banquet-150, Classroom-100, Theatre-200

Estates Of Sunnybrook, The 

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Contact: Darren Bryant, T: 416-480-6050, — 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 E: sales@deltachelsea.com, F: 416-487-5708 Web: www.estatesofsunnybrook.com Description: Three restored heritage buildings, each with original features and charm. Beautifully landscaped grounds, a tranquil environment and attentive service. Ideal for corporate events, wedding, barbeques, etc. Capacity: Reception-195, Banquet-150, Classroom-120, Theatre-175

Fermenting Cellar at the Distillery Historic District,The 

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Contact: Event Coordinator, T: 416-203-2363 x32, — 55 mill street, suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 E: inquiries@thedistillery.ca, F: 416-364-4793 Web: www.distilleryevents.com Description: Located in Distillery Historic District. Events are held in a breathtaking industrial chic setting.Heavy timber dreams and trusses and original Kingstone limestore walls provide a unique ambiance. Capacity: Reception-600, Banquet-320, Classroom-, Theatre-600

Fifth Grill and Social Club, The 

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Contact: Jennifer Parrott, T: 416-979-3005, — 225 Richmond Street West, Suite 500, Toronto, ON M5V 1W3 E: jp@thefifth.com, F: 416-979-9877 Web: www.thefifth.com Description: Famous for its award winning cuisine, excellent service and beautiful setting, The Fifth has been a venue of choice for over 12 years. With three beautifully furnished loft style rooms and a stunning view of the city skylline from the year-round terrace, Capacity: Reception-600, Banquet-160, Classroom-400, Theatre-350

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 

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Contact: Kathleen Reichelt, T: 416-342-5233, — 145 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1 E: facilityrentals@coc.ca, F: — Web: www.fourseasonscentre.ca Description: Famous and popular Party Bar with music, entertainment and energy. DJ and dancing nightly. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-2144

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art (Jamie Kennedy) 

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Contact: Michael Soulard, T: 416-362-1957 x 201, — 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 E: michaels@jamiekennedy.ca, F: — Web: www.jamiekennedy.ca Description: Minimalist space with floor to ceiling windows and limestone floors. The Terrace Room has spectacular views up and down Queen’s Park and across to the ROM. Groups can also rent the Museum’s lobby. Perfect to dinners, lunchtime events and morning meeting Capacity: Reception-200, Banquet-100, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

George Brown House 

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Contact: Judith Goodwin, T: 416-314-4911, — 186 Beverley Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1L4 E: bookings@heritagetrust.on.ca, F: 416-325-5071 Web: www.heritagetrust.on.ca Description: Crystal chandeliers, marble and ebony fireplaces, intricate flooring and mahogany panelling , built in 1876 for Senator George Brown. Gracious and intimate setting accommodates up to 90 guests. Capacity: Reception-90, Banquet-64, Classroom-22, Theatre-50

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

1

5400

30’

X

Ext$

XBH

4

13’

X

Int/Ext$

X

4

4000

14’

X

Ext

XBH

2

2600

40’

X

Ext$

X

4 Boats

Ext$

2

22000

20’

Ext$

XBH

4 Boats

3000

7’

Ext$

Glenn Gould Studio  Contact: Mike Carroll, T: 416-205-5000, — 250 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 E: ggsinfo@glenngouldstudio.com, F: 416-205-5551 Web: www.glenngouldstudio.com Description: “Jewel of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre” and continues to be one of Toronto’s favourite venues for concert-goers. It is also an ideal rental location for performances, business functions and audio recordings. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-341

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Granite Club  Contact: Deborah Muise, T: 416-510-6676, — 2350 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M2L 1E4 E: dmuise@graniteclub.com, F: 416-4510-6682 Web: www.graniteclub.com Description: Private club with options for non-members to rent space. An oasis of elegance, charm and serenity situated mid-town. Outstanding decorative features. Capacity: Reception-800, Banquet-500, Classroom-250, Theatre-500

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Graydon Hall Manor  Contact: Julie Munro, T: 416-449-5432 x 26, 1-877-373-6333 185 Graydon Hall Drive, Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 E: julie@graydonhall.com, F: 416-449-9830 Web: www.graydonhall.com Description: A beautiful historic manor house, set in restored gardens. Situated north of downtown, close to highway 401. The perfect venue for film shoots and after-parties, weddings and elegant banquets. Capacity: Reception-400, Banquet-180, Classroom-100, Theatre-220

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Great Hall, The  Contact: Lina Beaudin, T: 905-615-9957 x 227, — 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H3 E: linabeaudin@gmail.com, F: 905-615-9914 Web: www.thegreathall.ca Description: Built in 1889, The Great Hall remains a historic Toronto landmark and vintage venue in the heart of Toronto’s Art & Design District Capacity: Reception-480, Banquet-200, Classroom-180, Theatre-350

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Great Lakes Schooner Company (Seasonal)  Contact: Damian Ivers, T: 416-260-6355, — 249 Queen’s Quay West, Suite 111, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 E: damian@greatlakesschooner.com, F: 416-260-6377 Web: www.greatlakesschooner.com Description: The finest sailing and motor yachts for private charters. Custom tours, incentive programs, corporate functions and educational programs for groups from 10-500. Fully licensed vessels. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-200, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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The Guvernment  Contact: Jeff Wojcik, T: 416 869 9444 x 232, — 137 Queens Quay East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Y5 E: jeff@ink-00.com, F: 416-869-1444 Web: www.ink-00.com Description: Dynamic space of 22,000 sq ft boasting a performance stage with complete digital sound system, a retractable 28’ x 9’ screen and a hydraulic DJ booth, created by Cirque de Soleil, to jump your party into full gear. Three bars, walk out patio and eclecti Capacity: Reception-1600, Banquet-250, Classroom-300, Theatre-574

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Harlequin Cruises Inc (Seasonal)  Contact: Shae Taylor, T: 416-364-6999, — 1 Yonge Street, Suite 104, Toronto, ON M5E 1E5 E: shae@harlequincruises.com, F: 416-364-5204 Web: www.harlequincruises.com Description: Toronto’s finest charter cruise ship, styled after a genuine Mississippi River Boat, the largest open air deck on the water. Once aboard stroll along one of two decks or relax comfortably in the spacious lounge. Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-300, Classroom-250, Theatre-250

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

11

4370

60’

X

Ext$

XBH

3

15000

25’

X

$

XBH

2

55000

14’

Int$

X24h

8

1380

13’

X

Int$

84

1000

10’

X

X$

X

7

27000

21’

4

10000

27’

X

Ext$

X

Hart House 

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Contact: Mavis Ashraf, T: 416-978-2449, — 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 E: events.harthouse@utoronto.ca, F: — Web: www.harthouse.utoronto.ca Description: Considered one of the city’s architectural masterpieces, with soaring stained glass windows, travertine and hardwood floors and oak timbered ceilings. Completely enclosed and private courtyard. Capacity: Reception-450, Banquet-250, Classroom-60, Theatre-400

Haworth Design 

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Contact: Sann Sann Lam, T: 647-259-2029, — 55 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5J 2H7 E: sannsann.lam@haworth.com, F: 416-861-8221 Web: www.haworth.com Description: In the heart of the financial district, elegant and modern 13,000 sq.ft. showroom.Dramatic two-story ceiling in the lobby. Eco friendly & corporate event preferred. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-80, Classroom-15, Theatre-100

Hockey Hall of Fame 

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Contact: Steven Ozimec, T: 416-933-8210, — BCE Place, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8 E: sozimec@hhof.com, F: 416 360 1316 Web: www.hhof.com Description: For meetings, presentations and press conferences to cocktail receptions and dinners with the Stanley Cup, in the home of Canada’s National Sport. Easy access to GO Transit and VIA stations. Capacity: Reception-1000, Banquet-200, Classroom-80, Theatre-128

Ivey ING Leadership Centre 

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Contact: Melissa Bell, T: 416-861-9600 x 222, — 130 King Street West , ground floor, unit SW 8/10,PO Box 31, Toronto, ON M5X 1A9 E: mbell@ivey.uwo.ca, F: 416-861-8789 Web: www.iveyingleadershipcenter.com Description: Meeting Space in Downtown Toronto, located on the main floor of the Exchange Tower adjacent to First Canadian Place. Two tiered amphitheatres, flat area meeting rooms as well as break-out space. Capacity: Reception-100, Banquet-50, Classroom-26, Theatre-70

JPR Meeting Rooms 

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Contact: Sharon McCarney, T: 416-368-5856, — 170 Attwell Drive, Suite 300/390 Bay Street, 3rd & 4th floors, Toronto, ON M9W 5Z5 E: info@jprmeetingrooms.com, F: 416-368-2136 Web: www.jprmeetingrooms.com Description: 84 rooms for 4 to 125 people at 2 Toronto locations. Full service meeting rooms featuring adjustable room arrangements, a/v equipment, fax, photocopies and full catering. Coffee lounges with complimentary coffee, tea and cookies all day. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Kool Haus 

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Contact: jeff Wojcik/Rene Lesko, T: 416-869-9444, __ 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Y5 E: jeff@ink-00.com, F: 416-869-1444 Web: www.theguvernment.com/www.ink-00.com Description: Located in The Guvernment complex, Kool Haus is 27,000 sq ft of raw space. Capable of designed metamorphoses, Kool Haus is a suitable showcase for talent, corporate, private & charitable events. Four bars & a VIP lounge indulge your guests while a 40’ x Capacity: Reception-2000, Banquet-800, Classroom-, Theatre-1000

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex 

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Contact: Robert Rosset, T: 416-542-3789, — 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 E: info@libertygrand.com, F: 416-260-0598 Web: www.libertygroup.com Description: Originally constructed in 1926. Made up of four exclusive ballrooms the Liberty Grand is a multi-use special event and conference facility ideal for weddings, social, corporate and charitable functions for 150 to 3,000 people. Capacity: Reception-1500, Banquet-3500, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

1

12’

X

Ext$

X

1

3000

12’

Ext$

3

14’

X

Ext$

X

1

2000

8’ 9”

Int/Ext$

X

72

301000

34’

Int$

XBH

1

3200

20’

X

Ext

X

1

X$

Ext$

X

Lot 332  Contact: Elyse Archer, T: 416-599-5332, — 332 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1X2 E: info@lot332.com, F: 416-236-6822 Web: www.lot332.com Description: Intimate and chic setting. Exclusive cabana-style seating offering bottle service. Lot 332 has the city’s only retractable glass roof patio with built in heaters to blast out the cold. In the summer months enjoy our walk-out patio Capacity: Reception-700, Banquet-50, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Madison Avenue Pub, & Madison Manor Boutique Hotel  Contact: Kelly Kane, T: 416-927-1722 x. 512, 1-877-561-7048 14 Madison Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1 E: info@madisonavenuepub.com, F: 416-963-4325 Web: www.madisonavenuepub.com Description: Unique setting within heritage buildings located at Bloor and Spadina. Six British style pubs, five fireplaces. Pauper’s Pub on Bloor Street is a restored Century Old Bank second floor with dance floor. Victorian Century Mansion restored to a charming 23Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Mansion  Contact: Lisa-Marie, T: 416-599-2224, — 102 Peter Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2G7 E: info@mansion-loft.com, F: 416-599-7843 Web: www.levelnightclub.ca Description: Inspired by a dark underground metropolis.Metallic beam infrastructure, 40 LCD screens for visuals.Mezzanine levels and VIP booths offer vantage points from the action of the main dancefloor. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-Varies, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Massey Hall  Contact: Robin Howarth, T: 416-593-4822 x. 304, — 178 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7 E: robin.howarth@rth-mh.com, F: 416-593-4224 Web: www.masseyhall.com Description: Declared a “heritage” building during the 1970s, Massey Hall remains a vital part of Toronto’s cultural and entertainment scene. Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-100, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre  Contact: David Chisholm, T: 416-585-8120, — 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6 E: sales@mtccc.com, F: 416-585-8198 Web: www.mtccc.com Description: Canada’s # 1 convention and trade show facility, boasting 460,000 sq.ft. of exhibit space, 64 meeting rooms, a world class 1,330 seat theatre and two carpeted ballrooms totaling 78,000 sq.ft. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, within walking distan Capacity: Reception-5000, Banquet-4780, Classroom-3960, Theatre-5000

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Miller Lash House  Contact: Tammy Tennisco, T: 416-287-7000, — 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M6A 3E8 E: info@millerlashhouse.ca, F: — Web: www.millerlashhouse.ca Description: The historic Miller Lash House sits in idyllic seclusion amid gardens and meadows and boasts five fireplaces and cathedral ceilings. In the summer, our large tented patio accommodates events of up to 220 guests. Capacity: Reception-350, Banquet-240, Classroom-150, Theatre-300

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Muzik  Contact: Jenny Andonov, T: 416-595-9998, — 15 Saskatchewan Road, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 E: jenny@muzikclubs.com, F: 416-595-5554 Web: www.muzikclubs.com Description: Muzik is the former Horticulture Building at Exhibition Place. Complete interior restoration, creating a state-of-the-art atmosphere for hosting a myriad of corporate and social events. The interior space can be designed to suit, with a selection of floor Capacity: Reception-3000, Banquet-2000, Classroom-0, Theatre-2500

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

4

5000

18’

X

1

2600

25’

X$

Ext$

XBH

4

X

Ext$

XBH

4

X

Int/Ext$

XBH

3

2200

18’

Ext$

12

10000

27’

Ext$

X

1

12000

35’

Ext$

XBH

99 Sudbury - The Glass Factory - The Lounge 

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Contact: Dejan Lazie, T: 416-533-6066 x 223, 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON M6J 3S7 E: dejan@99sudbury.ca, F: 647-426-5999 Web: www.99sudbury.ca Description: Nestled in the Heart of West Queen West, 99 Sudbury is a multifunctional event space located close some of Canada’s finest galleries and trendy Liberty Village. Renowned for its fusion of New York chic and Modern Renaissance, the all encompassing space t Capacity: Reception-800, Banquet-300+, Classroom-400, Theatre-350

Oakham House 

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Contact: Inquiries, T: 416-979-5250 x 2353, — 63 Gould Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1E9 E: bsd@ryersonstudentcentre.ca, F: 416-977-7709 Web: www.ryersonstudentcentre.ca Description: A touch of history in the heart of downtown. Accessible to public transit and parking, this stunning historical building is a landmark of the Ryerson University community. Capacity: Reception-200, Banquet-160, Classroom-90, Theatre-200

Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre 

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Contact: Annette Wing, T: 416-869-1047 x 321, — 20 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8 E: awing@oba.org, F: 416-869-0450 Web: www.obaconferencecentre.org Description: A striking meeting room complex on the second floor of 20 Toronto Street. Can hold meetings for 3 to 300 people, the facilities provide a professional, comfortable environment for short meetings or all-day functions. Capacity: Reception-280, Banquet-216, Classroom-180, Theatre-280

Ontario Club 

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Contact: Michael Martinchek, T: 416-862-1270, — 1 King Street West, 12th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1A1 E: michaelm@ontarioclub.com, F: 416- 363-9717 Web: www.ontarioclub.com Description: Now in its 98th year, the Ontario Club is one of Canada’s premier private clubs. Recently relocated at 1 King Street West in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. The Ontario Club remains an essential venue for elegant events. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-200, Classroom-120, Theatre-300

Ontario Heritage Centre 

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Contact: Judith Goodwin, T: 416-314-4911, — 10 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1J3 E: bookings@heritagetrust.on.ca, F: 416-314-5304 Web: www.heritagetrust.on.ca Description: A stunning Edwardian bank, fully restored to its former glory. Eighteen-foot ceilings, Palladian windows, marble staircase and wrought iron railing on the mezzanine all contribute to the charm of The Gallery. Two other rooms are available, the Oval or th Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-100, Classroom-70, Theatre-120

Ontario Science Centre 

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Contact: Sherie Roberts, T: 416-696-3146, — 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3 E: sherie.roberts@osc.on.ca, F: 416-696-3146 Web: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca Description: Sixty percent of the entire facility has undergone renovation in the past three years. The Great Hall is now available for rental as the largest single room. Capacity: Reception-1200, Banquet-670, Classroom-200, Theatre-500

Opera House, The 

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Contact: Athena Ellinas- Towers, T: 416-466-0313 x. 2, — 735 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H1 E: athena@theoperahousetoronto.com, F: 416-466-0917 Web: www.theoperahousetoronto.com Description: Unique and intimate venue still holding all the charm of its original 1900s vaudeville theatre architecture with 12,000 square feet and spectacular views from the balcony. Over the original stage is a gorgeous 35-foot proscenium arch and all modern lighti Capacity: Reception-800, Banquet-250, Classroom-109, Theatre-250

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

1

7000

30’

X

X

X

2

18000

X

Ext$

XBH

4

12000

30’

X

Ext$

X

1

X

Ext$

X

4

143000

282’

X

Int/Ext$

X24h

1

2800

X

Ext$

1

3000

12’

X

Ext$

Palais Royale Ballroom  Contact: Mary Lou Borg, T: 416-533-3553, — 1601 Lakeshore Boulevard W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1 E: info@palaisroyale.ca, F: 416-533-7600 Web: www.palaisroyale.ca Description: Nestled on the shore of Lake Ontario rests the beautifully restored Palais Royale Ballroom. This historic entertainment venue has a magnificent lakeside courtyard. The Palais Royale Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 sit down guests or 800 + for reception Capacity: Reception-880, Banquet-400, Classroom-150, Theatre-600

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Phoenix Concert Theatre (Liberty Entertainment Group)  Contact: General Manager, T: 416-323-1251, — 410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M5X 1K2 E: phoenix@libertygroup.com, F: 416-323-1410 Web: www.libertygroup.com Description: Eclectic grandeur! The Main Room features one of the city’s largest dance floors, leading edge sound and light, five bars including a 50’ marble bar and a 20’ x 30’ stage. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Polson Pier/The Docks  Contact: Mirela Davis, T: 416-469-5655, — 11 Polson Street, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4 E: events@polsonpier.com, F: 416-469-5547 Web: www.polsonpier.com Description: Featuring the most spectacular view of the Toronto skyline. The multi-venue facility features more than 23,000 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space. Accomodating 20 to 900 people theatre style, 50 to 600 people banquet style. The 23-acre property features Capacity: Reception-1800, Banquet-600, Classroom-450, Theatre-1100

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Ricoh Colliseum  Contact: Nathalie Ollson, T: 416-263-3916, — 100 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 E: n.ollson@mapleleafsports.com, F: 416-263-3901 Web: www.ricohcoliseum.com Description: Ricoh Coliseum was recently renovated to provide Toronto with another fabulous event space. Situated in Exhibition Place and available year round (except event and sports days). Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Rogers Centre  Contact: Lesley Lovell, T: 416-341-2222, — One Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1 E: eventsales@rogerscentre.com, F: 416-341-3102 Web: www.rogerscentre.com Description: The Rogers Centre is a unique multi-purpose venue that is home to the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) and Toronto Argonauts (CFL) that can transform to meet the needs of any show or production. With great sightlines, over 50,000 seats, a retractable roof and conv Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-varies, Classroom-350, Theatre-53000

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Rosehill Venue/Lounge  Contact: Kirby Dumont, T: 416-923-2232, — 6 Rosehill Avenue, Toronto, ON M4T 2P7 E: kirby@rosehillevents.ca, F: — Web: www.rosehillevents.ca Description: Stylish venue conveniently located at Yonge and St Clair. Close to subway. Ideal as a wine tasting room or hip event lounge. Capacity: Reception-330, Banquet-250, Classroom-0, Theatre-250

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Rosewater Room  Contact: Stefanie De Koos, T: 416-214-5888, — 19 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2R1 E: stefanie.dekoos@libertygroup.com, F: — Web: www.libertygroup.com Description: The Rosewater Room is a downtown private event space melding classic elegance and modern sophistications right in the heart of the city. Mahogany wood floors, moulded layered ceilings, fireplaces, patio, sixteen chandeliers and complete fine dining hospit Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-225, Classroom-150, Theatre-275

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

4

1400

9’

X

Int/Ext$

X

1

X

Int/Ext$

X

4

X

Int/Ext$

X

2

2200

25’

Ext$

1

X

Ext$

X

9

X

Ext$

X

Rostie Group, The 

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Contact: Stacy Semprie, T: 416-214-1840 x .12068, — 20 Bay Street, 11 and 12 Floors, Toronto, ON M5J 2N8 E: meetings@rostiegroup.com, F: 416-777-0451 Web: www.rostiegroup.com Description: The Rostie Group provides meeting space for 2 to 150 attendees in a business centre environment. In-house services include meeting room planners, telephone answering, administrative, clerical and technical support. Meeting rooms have multimedia presentat Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-64, Classroom-94, Theatre-150

Roy Thompson Hall 

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Contact: Robin Howarth, T: 416-593-4822 x 304, — 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5 E: robin.howarth@rth-mh.com, F: 416-593-4224 Web: www.roythomsonrental.com Description: Designed by acclaimed architect Arthur Erickson and celebrated by finishes in Canadian hardwood maple, the spectacular 2,630 seat auditorium is highlighted by two independently-adjustable canopies suspended from the ceiling. 2 Lobbies and outdoor patio Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-120 on Stage, Classroom-0, Theatre-2630

Royal Ontario Museum 

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Contact: Christopher Kennedy, T: 416-586-5572, — 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 E: events@rom.on.ca, F: 416-586-5792 Web: www.rom.ca Description: The ROM has distinguished itself as Canada’s premier venue for events and parties. Discerning clientele can celebrate and entertain as nowhere else, amidst the gathered grace, beauty and achievements that have defined humanity and nature throughout the ag Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Second City, The 

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Contact: Erin Peirce, T: 416-343-0033, 1-800-263-4485 51 Mercer Street, Toronto, ON M5V 9G9 E: epeirce@secondcity.com, F: 416-343-0034 Web: www.secondcity.com Description: Located in the heart of the entertainment district, The Second City theatre is intimate and friendly, yet state of the art with a beautiful setting and terrific sound. The theatre offers a unique atmosphere for private parties, corporate meetings and spec Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-―, Classroom-300, Theatre-300

Shmooze 

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Contact: Rick Colli, T: 416-341-8777, — 15 Mercer Street, Toronto, ON M5V 1H2 E: shmooze@rogers.com, F: 416-341-0005 Web: www.shmooze.ca Description: Multi-level venue with huge central bar and seasonal patio on the top floor. Architecture combines original wood features with modern design and comfortable seating. Capacity: Reception-800, Banquet-150, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Sony Centre for the Performong Arts 

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Contact: Scott North, T: 416-393-7466, — 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2 E: scott@sonycentre.ca Web: www.sonycentre.ca Description: The Sony Centre has just gone under a $30 million renovation and restoration project. Both the auditorium and the lobby spaces have been upgraded with improved technical infrastructure, new seats, carpeting and washroom facilities. The renovated Sony Centre boasts state-of-the-art lighting, sound, Wi-Fi access throughout the building and the latest in Sony video displays can also be customized to match your events’ theme. Capacity: Reception-2800, Banquet-700, Classroom-500, Theatre-3191

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

3

4

4500

14’

X$

Int/Ext$

X

2

Int/Ext$

X

Spice Route 

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Contact: jeff Wojcik/Rene Lesko, T: 416-869-9444, __ 499 King St. W., Toronto, ON M5V 1K4 E: jeff@ink-00.com/rene@ink-00.com, F: 416-869-1444 Web: www.spiceroute.ca Description: Follow the ancient path of exotic adventure & quest for spices & herbs to where you pass fire & water and the antique Asian doors of Spice Route. Buddha, large & beckoning, welcomes you to experience the myriads of cultures & blending of treasured favour Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-240, Classroom-, Theatre-

St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre 

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Contact: Amanda Miller, T: 416-366-4228 x 506, — 150 King Street West, 27th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9 E: amanda.miller@standrewsclub.ca, F: 416-366-9347 Web: www.standrewsclub.ca Description: St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre is a unique integration of luxurious surroundings and modern technology, creating the perfect setting for successful meetings, corporate events and social functions. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-170, Classroom-110, Theatre-150

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 

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Contact: Carol Henderson, T: 416-366-1656 x. 260, 1-800-263-4485 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4 E: carol@stlc.com, F: 416-947-1387 Web: www.stlc.com Description: Two excellent theatres located in the heart of downtown Toronto. A team of professionals providing production, event management and ticketing services. Suitable for theatre, music, dance, special events, product launches and meetings. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-876

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Storage

Parking

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2

10000

25’

Int/Ext$

X

3

6500+

35’

X

X

2

1100

14’

2

1

871

8’

X

Ext$

1

1350

20’

X

Int$

1

6000

24’

Ext$

X

St. Lawrence Market Complex 

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Contact: Jorge Carvalho, T: 416-392-7130, — 92 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1C4 E: market@stlawrence.com, F: 416-392-0120 Web: www.stlawrencemarket.com Description: The St. Lawrence Market Complex, owned and operated by the City of Toronto, has two of Ontario’s most sought after venues; the elegant St. Lawrence Hall, built in 1851 and the spacious North Market, built in 1971. These two venues have been the Event loca Capacity: Reception-700, Banquet-700, Classroom-800, Theatre-800

Steam Whistle Brewing 

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Contact: Dana Kaluzny, T: 416-362-2337 x 253, — 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9 E: dana@steamwhistle.ca, F: 416-362-2219 Web: www.steamwhistle.ca Description: Constructed in 1929, The Roundhouse is a national heritage site complete with cedar pillars, exposed brick, large multi-paned windows and vaulted ceilings. Exclusive access to an expansive patio and stunning skyline views. Capacity: Reception-750, Banquet-250, Classroom-250, Theatre-250

Stirling Room 

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Contact: Albert or Simo, T: 416-364-3900, 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 E: info@stirlingroom.com, F:  Web: www.stirlingroom.com Description: Stirling Room takes you back to the Victorian Gothic era. Using the natural beauty of exposed brick, wood beams and pillars as the main attraction, the venue has been complimented with rich and regal tones of purple and yellow to form a dark and cozy spa Capacity: Reception-168, Banquet-126, Classroom-, Theatre-

Tattoo Rock Parlous 

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Contact: jeff Wojcik/Rene Lesko, T: 416-869-9444, __ 567 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON M5V 2B6 E: jeff@ink-00.com/rene@ink-00.com, F: 416-869-1444 Web: www.tattoorockparlour.com Description: Tattoo Rock Parlour is a unique venue in Queen West Village. Complete with resident tattoo shop. Edgy décor mixing contrasting textures & graphics with maverick touches, tug on our wild side. The downstairs lounge, with separate entrance and a built in Capacity: Reception-, Banquet-, Classroom-, Theatre-

Textile Museum of Canada 

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Contact: Fallon Butler, T: 416-599-5321 x 2246, — 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5 E: events@textilemuseum.ca, F: 416-599-2911 Web: www.textilemuseum.ca Description: For an intimate and culturally enriching experience with value-added options. The Museum’s auditorium seats 75 and includes audiovisual equipment. Also, the Museum Lounge is available for receptions of up to 100 guests or dinners for approximately 30 peop Capacity: Reception-100, Banquet-30, Classroom-75, Theatre-75

The Richmond 

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Contact: Hope McFall, T: 416-368-2801, 1-800-648-1840 477 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3E7 E: hope@therichmond.ca, F: 647-439-5003 Web: www.therichmond.ca Description: Toronto’s downtown venue for intimate corporate meetings, product launches, media events, intimate parties and special events with its soaring windows, 20-foot high exposed ceiling, second-level balcony and wide-open bamboo floor. Unmistakable gallery loo Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-80, Classroom-60, Theatre-110

This Is London 

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Contact: Jeff Wojcik, T: 416-869-9444 x. 233, — 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Y5 E: jeff@link-00.com, F: 416-869-1444 Web: www.ink-00.com Description: Newly renovated, this downtown 6,000 sq ft event venue now showcases two rooms of equal opulence. Deep rich coloured interiors, comfy oversized lounges and dazzling chandeliers drip of vintage decadence and excess. The enclosed wooden patio is decked w Capacity: Reception-1200, Banquet-1000, Classroom-250, Theatre-350

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

2

1600

25

4

4960

X

Int/Ext$

XBH

2

3500

30’

X

Ext$

XBH

1

700

12’

Ext$

X

4

2250

12’

Ext$

4

2310

X

Ext

X

TMX Broadcast Centre  Contact: Christine Wilkinson, T: 416-947-4488, 1-800-729-5556 130 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1J2 E: broadcastcentre@tmx.com, F: 416-947-4517 Web: www.tmx.com/en/news_events Description: In the heart of the financial district, the TMX Broadcast Centre is a high-tech and dynamic environment, ideal for your next event. Simplify planning with state-of-the art, all-inclusive A/V and communications technology. Capacity: Reception-200, Banquet-70, Classroom-100, Theatre-64

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Toronto Board of Trade  Contact: Special Events Coordinator, T: 416-364-1211, — 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1 E: events@oliverbonacini.com, F: 416-366-4848 Web: www.bot.com Description: The Toronto Board of Trade offers one of the most unique collections of facilities in Toronto for dining, meetings and social occasions. Capacity: Reception-400, Banquet-200, Classroom-162, Theatre-300

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Toronto Botanical Garden  Contact: Sherri Johnson, T: 416-397-1349, — 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON M3C 1P2 E: rentals@torontobotanicalgarden.ca, F: 416-397-1354 Web: www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca Description: Unique, award-winning and eco-friendly event spaces. Indoor flows into outdoor courtyards with elegant gardens and tranquil water features. Capacity: Reception-350, Banquet-240, Classroom-150, Theatre-350

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Tryst Night Club  Contact: Lida Gadacz, T: 416-230-4470, — 82 Peter Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2G5 E: lidag@trysttoronto.com, F: 416-921-1938 Web: www.trysttoronto.com Description: Tryst is a sleek and seductive ‘meeting place’ adorned with opulence and revealing the unexpected. The club features two double-height parlours – each evoking a different feel. The street-facing lounge has 20’ ceilings, while the back lounge shimmers with Capacity: Reception-700, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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University Club of Toronto  Contact: Event Coordinator, T: 416-597-1336, — 380 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1R6 E: Events@universitycluboftoronto.com, F: 416-597-2994 Web: www.universitycluboftoronto.com Description: The University Club provides elegant ambiance and superb service throughout its attractive club house, offering formal and casual dining areas in addition to a number of private function rooms. Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-120, Classroom-100, Theatre-120

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Woodbine Race Track  Contact: Joseph Araujo, T: 416-675-7223, — 555 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto, ON M9W 5L2 E: cateringsales@woodbineentertainment.com, F: 416-213-2123 Web: www.woodbineentertainment.com Description: Woodbine features conference, meeting and dining facilities catering to groups of 20 to 400 people. Offering group lunch and dinner packages and a variety of entertainment options including horse racing which can be viewed from one of the beautiful privat Capacity: Reception-, Banquet-, Classroom-, Theatre-175

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Largest room (Sq. ft.)

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Parking

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2

Int$

2

Int$

XBH

1

1600

12’

X

Ext$

X

Auberge du Pommier 

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Contact: Special Events Coordinator, T: 416-364-1211, — 4150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2P 2C6 E: events@oliverbonacini.com, F: 416-222-2580 Web: www.oliverbonacini.com Description: Beautiful French restaurant in the north end, close to the 401. The original jewel in the Oliver Bonacini crown. Capacity: Reception-48, Banquet-60, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Biff’s Bistro 

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Contact: Special Events Coordinator, T: 416-364-1211, — 4 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1G4 E: events@oliverbonacini.com, F: 416-364-4273 Web: www.oliverbonacini.com Description: 1930s Paris meets Modern London Cool. Beautifully-appointed event spaces. Capacity: Reception-40, Banquet-36, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Boiler House, The 

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Contact: Jason Rosso, T: 416-203-2363, — 55 Mill Street, Building 46, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 E: info@thedistillery.ca, F: 416-203-9393 Web: www.boilerhouse.ca Description: Original architectural features, built in bars. Critically acclaimed chefs, professional events team, music director, patios, private rooms, custom menus, unique ambience. Catering to all budgets and groups from 2 to 1000. Capacity: Reception-1000, Banquet-250, Classroom-150, Theatre-200

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

3

0

Int/Ext$

2

0

Int$

1

0

18’

Int$

XBH

2

700

14’

X

Ext$

X

3

Int$

1

20000

18’

Ext$

X

Bymark 

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Contact: General Manager, T: 416-777-1144, — 66 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6 E: info@bymarkdowntown.com, F: 416-777-1145 Web: www.bymarkdowntown.com Description: Bymark demonstrates a contemporary touch with core of classic cuisine matched by an extensive wine list. Capacity: Reception-90, Banquet-45, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Canoe 

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Contact: Special Events Coordinator, T: 416-364-1211, — 66 Wellington Street West, 54th Floor, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6 E: events@oliverbonacini.com, F: 416-364-4273 Web: www.oliverbonacini.com Description: Breathtaking location and views. Clean elegant design. Restaurant available on Saturdays and Sundays only for private functions. Private room available during the week for 64 seated and 100 for cocktails. Capacity: Reception-250, Banquet-140, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Far Niente 

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Contact: Kimberley Stacey, T: 416-214-9922, — 187 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5L 1G5 E: farnientevents@sircorp.com, F: — Web: http://farnienterestaurant.com/ Description: The best of Toronto cuisine meets warm and understated, yet elegant surroundings. Drawing inspiration from the freshest, most seasonal ingredients available, Far Niente combines the city’s most innovative and authentic dishes, preparation methods and spec Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-150, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Fuzion Resto Lounge & Garden 

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Contact: Jimmy Georgoulis, T: 416-944-9888, — 580 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2E5 E: jimmy@fuzionexperience.com, F: 416-944-0353 Web: www.fuzionexperience.com Description: Executive Chef Sam Girgis ensures that Fuzion’s cuisine is a collection of world flavours & taste sensations. Fuzion mixes a stylish retro-chic vibe in a sophisticated atmosphere. With several areas to hold meetings, Fuzion is completely equipped with f Capacity: Reception-100, Banquet-60, Classroom-60, Theatre-60

Jump 

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Contact: Special Events Coordinator, T: 416-364-1211, 18 Wellington St. E., Toronto, ON M5L 1G4 E: events@oliverbonacini.com, F:  Web: www.oliverbonacini.com Description: Big bold American style bistro, combining classic New York style with sleek modern eclecticism. Capacity: Reception-, Banquet-, Classroom-, Theatre-

Ki 

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Contact: Michael Trembley, T: 416-308-5888, — 181 Bay Street, BCE Place, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3 E: privatefunctions@kijapanese.com, F: — Web: www.kijapanese.com Description: Elegant and calm interior space with several private areas. During warm seasons, Ki’s Bay Street patio is a chic destination. Beautiful teak and granite bar, comfortable lounge-style seating and dynamic crowd. Capacity: Reception-40, Banquet-30, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Loose Moose, The 

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Contact: Patricia Peatling, T: 416-977-8840, — 146 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G5 E: tpeatline@sircorp.com, F: 416-977-7818 Web: www.theloosemoose.ca Description: Fun, contemporary and highly energized environment with eclectic architectural features. Adaptable space. Capacity: Reception-850, Banquet-850, Classroom-0, Theatre-850

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Storage

Parking

Loading dock

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12500

X

Ext$

XBH

2

Int$

2

1740

Int$Valet

XBH

2

15’

Ext$

X

1

Int$

XBH

3

1500

15`

Int/Ext$

X

1

12’

X

Int/Ext$

Maro 

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Contact: Nitsa Tsoumaris, T: 416-588-2888, — 135 Liberty Street, Toronto, ON M6K 1Y7 E: info@maro.ca, F: 416-588-3888 Web: www.maro.ca Description: Warm Euro-Asian fusion design, adaptable space for all types of events. Capacity: Reception-800, Banquet-80, Classroom-0, Theatre-160

North 44 

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Contact: Elaine Viterbo or Patricia Faragher, T: 416-487-4897, — 2537 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2H9 E: north44restaurant@rogers.com, F: 416-487-2179 Web: www.north44restaurant.com Description: Recently renovated by the team of Yabu Pushelberg, the restaurant possesses a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere with contemporary décor. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

One Restaurant 

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Contact: Tim Salmon, T: 416-961-9600, 1-866-473-6301 118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1C2 E: info@onehazelton.com, F: 416-963-6399 Web: www.thehazeltonhotel.com Description: In order to fulfill Yabu Pushelberg’s request for the highest quality in materials, ‘ONE’ at The Hazelton Hotel is surrounded with rich wood flooring, smoked glass, beautiful cowhide, mirror paneling and precious boldly striped tiger-eye onyx. ‘ONE’ at Th Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Pangaea  

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Contact: Peter Geary, T: 416-920-2323, — 1221 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5R 3P5 E: pangaea@on.aibn.com, F: 416-920-2323 Web: www.pangaearestaurant.com Description: Located in the Museum District, close to several hotels and shopping areas. Pangaea is a two-tiered, high ceiling restaurant with two private dining rooms, offering simple, understated elegance. Capacity: Reception-350, Banquet-150, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Panorama 51st Floor Restaurant 

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Contact: Natasha Manji, T: 416-964-1162 x. 26, — 55 Bloor Street W, 51st Floor, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5 E: nmanji@eatertainment.com, F: 416-961-3258 Web: www.eatertainment.com Description: Located 51 storeys above Toronto in the heart of Yorkville. Featuring the highest licensed patio in Canada. Reasonably priced. Capacity: Reception-300, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Sassafraz 

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Contact: Dennette Schott, T: 416-964-2222, — 100 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6 E: dschott@sassafraz.ca, F: 416-964-2402 Web: www.sassafraz.ca Description: Located in the heart of Yorkville, Sassafraz offers a unique and elegant atmosphere for private events with capacity of up to 120 sit down or 500 cocktail. Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-120, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

Southern Accent 

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Contact: Frances Wood, T: 416-536-3211, — 595 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7 E: cajun@southernaccent.com, F: 416-536-3548 Web: www.southernaccent.com Description: West of Yorkville at Bathurst & Bloor. Victorian setting, recalling a New Orleans style and menu. Perfect for take-over for up to 175 guests. Live entertainment options and interactive food stations offer a unique house party experience. Capacity: Reception-70, Banquet-45, Classroom-55, Theatre-60

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Meeting rooms

Largest room (Sq. ft.)

Ceiling height

Storage

Parking

Loading dock

1

3000

12’

X$

Ext$Valet

1

4000

20’

X

Ext$

X

1

5000

17’

Ext$

XBH

5

3000

15’

Ext$

1

16’

Ext$Valet

3

1500

Ext$

Splendido  Contact: Carlo Catallo/Matthew Roulston, T: 416-929-7788, — 88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON MRS 1G5 E: info@splendido.ca, F: 416-929-3501 Web: www.splendido.ca Description: Elegant design and Italian inspired fixtures and furniture. Located off the beaten track close to Little Italy. Perfect venue for elite groups. Capacity: Reception-120, Banquet-80, Classroom-80, Theatre-60

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Sultan’s Tent and Café Maroc  Contact: Patrick McCraney, T: 416-961-0601, — 49 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M6J 1M7 E: info@thesultanstent.com, F: 416-961-7744 Web: www.thesultanstent.com Description: A hidden gem in the heart of the lower downtown core. Close to major highways and VIA/GO stations, theatres and hotels. Eclectic design with booth areas which can be curtained off. Adaptable space, excellent food and original entertainment. Capacity: Reception-225, Banquet-170, Classroom-60, Theatre-60

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Tappo Restaurant and Wine Bar  Contact: Armando Rosso, T: 647-430-1111, — 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 E: info@tappo.ca, F: 647-430-1206 Web: www.tappo.ca Description: Beautifully appointed, situated in the heart of the Distillery District, multi functional space. Seasonal outdoor patio may be tented at an additional cost. Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-72, Classroom-0, Theatre-110

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The Rosewater  Contact: Jeannie DesRoches, T: 416-214-0157, — 19 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2R1 E: rosewater@libertygroup.com, F: 416-214-2412 Web: www.libertygroup.com Description: The Rosewater is a beautiful heritage building with magnificant architectural features, located minutes from the heart of Toronto’s financial and entertainment district, close to GO and VIA stations. Serving Canadian contemporary cuisine, including fusio Capacity: Reception-500, Banquet-250, Classroom-250, Theatre-200

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Ultra Supper Club  Contact: Jeff Wojcik, T: 416-263-0330, — 314 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2 E: jeff@ink-00.com, F: 416-263-9821 Web: www.ultrasupperclub.com Description: Pass through the massive red doors on Queen West and experience fine dining im the warm ambiance of reclaimed brick & natural wood highlighted with riveting flashes of red. Giant doting roosters surround the 30 person communal table and separate the dini Capacity: Reception-0, Banquet-—, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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Vertical Restaurant  Contact: Cassandra McGill, T: 416-214-2252, — 100 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1E1 E: info@verticalrestaurant.ca, F: — Web: www.verticalrestaurant.ca Description: Situated in the heart of the Financial District, the partnership of Joe Alberti and Gary Chivers has launched Vertical on the mezzanine level of Canada’s tallest building, First Canadian Place. Vertical features a stylish 70-seat main dining room and two Capacity: Reception-150, Banquet-16, Classroom-0, Theatre-0

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