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The Shameful Tiki Room: It’s time to escape!


From their website.

Did you know about the The Shameful Tiki Room in Toronto? Located near the Parkdale neighborhood, this restaurant is an extension of Vancouver. This diner is a real travel back in history.  His creator is Ernest Gantt, a former soldier, opened his restaurant in 1934 and even had the pleasure to serve Charlie CHAPLIN. So it’s been 83 years that this amazing atmosphere, music and visual atmosphere exists!

Sit down and close your eyes, every sense will be awaken: you will feel a welcoming sensation, hear exotic music, smell the fresh air of Hawaii mixed with smell of Hawaiian food, with this and the decoration you feel you are in the middle of a Hawaiian bar.

Food and drinks are also themed, you can drink a rum based cocktail for $8 or bowls for 4 or more from $23! Food can be shared such as Tiki Nachos ($16), or smaller exotic food such as Coconut Mango Rice with Naan Bread for only $7!

The restaurant has a maximum capacity of 70 customers! Don’t wait and book a table or this fun location for your next event.

For more information and photos visit their website: http://shamefultikiroom.com/toronto/


From their website.



Location: The Shameful Tiki Room

                1 378 Queen Street West

                ON M6K1L7



Follow them on their social media:

Facebook: The Shameful Tiki Room Toronto

Twitter: @ShamefulTikiTO

Instagram: @ShamefulTikiTO


Toronto is Getting its first Virtual Reality Lounge

House of VR, the new Toronto’s trendy place

 Want to enjoy a unique experience as never before? You will not disappointed with this one! Located in trendy Queen West, House of VR, a massive virtual reality lounge offers a futuristic experience.

The Lounge features 10 screens for virtuals reality films and 13 playsuits for virtual reality games, everyone can find what it’s looking for!  House of VR thought at everybody, it offers differents kind of virtual reality films as meditation movies, kids movies, sport movies etc.

 Everyone can create their own experience. Become the hero of your own video game story, and explore a new world that you never seen before with this new trendy place!


VR studio

Photo courtesy of VR studio


House of VR, As an Event Venue

If you want to organize an event like a launch party, corporate event or social, this space offers an original and spacious atmosphere, the House of VR is your place! Your clients or friends will wander in an interactive lounge and futurist art installations.  Ready for to enjoy a unique experience!

If you are interested in booking for a large group, 10 or more people, the Lounge offers dedicated VR hosts, a special area for your group, it can welcome 200 people in its area.


VR studio 2

photo courtesy of VR studio

Pricing :

Virtual reality

60 minutes ………. $55/unit (split with up to 4 people)

Mixed reality

60 minutes ………. $75/unit (split with up to 4 people)

360° viewing pod

30minutes ………. $12,50

60 minutes ………. $20  

Book your event : hello@houseofvr.com

For more information and book your pass: www.HouseofVR.com



639 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Phone: 416-860-7584   

Burdock Perfectly Pairs Music, Food and Brews

May 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Event Venues

Located just west of Dufferin Station on the corner of Bloor St. W and Pauline St. (1184 Bloor Street West), the Burdock is comprised of a music hall, restaurant and a microbrewery with rotating brews.

The music hall is a long rectangular, fully sound isolated intimate space that can hold up to 96 people standing, with an additional 40 folding chairs on site for those who prefer a seat. Mainly used as a live music venue, the space can also be used for intimate showcases, seminars, workshops or private parties.

Burdock Music Hall

Burdock Music Hall. Photo courtesy of Burdock

Additional features include full bar service where they serve their own fresh brews, a sound booth, world-class Mayer Sounds systems, iPod plug-in and DJ capabilities.

If you’re interested in checking out the space in action, there are usually local acts playing on the stage in the music hall, the kitchen cooks up locally sourced and seasonally available dishes that are perfect for sharing, and now that the weather is getting warmer, their corner patio will be the perfect excuse to stop by.


Burdock’s side patio and entrance off of Pauline St.

If you’re in a rush but still want to taste their brews, The Bottle Shop, entrance on Pauline St., is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Check out Chef Jeremy Dennis’ menu and upcoming acts at http://burdockto.com/

For information on booking the music hall for your next event, contact booking@burdockto.com  


Astrolab: Blast Off Into The Event Space of Your Dreams

Want to create quality content in a space that caters to all your best eventspace or filming & studio needs? Book a space at AstroLab Studios Inc now! It’s the perfect venue space for all kind of events and offers a wide range of spaces available for customization.

Astrolab offers you access to the space and gear you need to create your dream projects of all shapes and sizes using the all-inclusive equipment packages. The Studios caters to commercial, independent film and music video production. Studio spaces are available for rent even by the hour and with 3 different studios to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect setting that fits your needs.

Studio 1 (Photo Courtesy of Astrolab)

Studio 1 (Photo Courtesy of Astrolab)

Studio 1 is 2,789 square feet (including support spaces) and access to support spaces. 4×4 grid with 17? clear height and 44’ x 50’ white cyc (can be painted any colour for an additional charge), Dedicated 200 amp three-phase service, Distro, grip and lighting equipment with Built-in cyc lights.

Studio 2 with 1,500 square feet has access to support spaces with17? clear heights, 27’ x 30’ white cyc and 200 amp three-phase service.

Studio 3 with 300 square feet comes pre-lit with pro level and pre-rigged LED lighting.Includes 18? continuous white cyc wall, grid at 12? from floor, and access to support spaces. All lighting is top-of-the-line, user-friendly LED.

Studio 3 In Action (Photo courtesy of Astrolab)

Studio 3 In Action (Photo courtesy of Astrolab)

Still looking for a space to prep before filming? Astrolab has you covered. Offering support spaces for hair & makeup, a kitchen lounge, wardrobe, audio recording and mixing booth, editing and color spaces and offices (Boardroom), you’ll find everything you need at Toronto’s first on-demand studio.

For further information check check out http://astrolab.studio .

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629 Eastern Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 1E4

Tall, Dark and Handsome: the Dominion Keeps Getting Better With Age

Toronto’s oldest landmark pub, The Dominion, was first established in 1889 by Robert Davies, the third son of one of the most prominent families in the history of Toronto brewing. He founded the Dominion Brewery, in competition with his brother who started The Don Brewery, just a little bit down from where he would later open the pub and hotel. The brewery is now a heritage site called Dominion Square. The Dominion Brewery produced internationally acclaimed lagers and ales for over 60 years. By the time of Davies death in 1916, he had become one of Toronto’s wealthiest residents.

The original building still stands today at 500 Queen St. E as the Dominion Pub and Kitchen. In keeping with its history, the interior has been stripped down to the original bricks and is decorated in with dark tufted leather couches, wood paneling, and wire lights, it’s easy to feel as if you’ve stepped into a speakeasy. The bar is stacked with 24 craft taps, lots of bourbons, plenty of spirits for hand-crafted cocktails, and wine.

Front Dinign and Bar

(Left) Front Dining and Lounge area with rich tufted leather seating (Right) Fully Stacked Bar. Photo courtesy of Dominion Pub and Kitchen

The Robert Davies Room, named in honour of the man mentioned above, is an entirely private room at the south end of the building with raised windows facing Queen St. E., low and high seating options, and large mirrors on one side of the room that reflects a painting of the an original Dominion Brewing Co.’s Club Ale label on the exposed brick on the opposite side. There is two screen in the room with connection capabilities. The Robert Davies room is perfect for smaller gathers and celebrations and can accommodate up to 60 guests for both cocktail or seated receptions.

Robert Davies Room 2

(Left) North View if Robert Davies Room (Right) South View of Robert Davies Room. Photos courtesy of Dominion Pub and Kitchen

The Back Dining Room is a semi-private and rectangular space with a stage on the back north wall that would be perfect for presentations, performances, speeches, or a moderately sized party for any reason. There are cozy bench seating and warm wood paneling that the runs the length of the room on one side facing original archways to the rest of the restaurant. The Back Dining Room can hold up to 100 standing, or 70 – 80 guests seated, depending on table arrangement.

Back Dining Room

Back Room View from the Stage, Photo courtesy of Dominion Pub

Go for glory and host a party for up to 200 guests with a whole venue buyout.

If you want to check out the spaces beforehand, every Friday and Saturday night the Dominion hosts live music. Check out their amazing food during at Beats n’ Brunch on Sundays from 11 – 3 p.m., or check out their exciting and surprising menu here (which can be customized for events).

For booking information:  Events@Dominionpub.ca or call: 416-366-5555


Written By:

Paula McDines