Northern Maverick Brewing to open this Summer in Toronto!

June 16, 2017 by  
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Good news for the beer lovers! Northern Maverick Brewing Co. has announced it is targeting the opening of its Toronto brewpub in King West for Fall 2017 at 115 Bathurst St at Adelaide St.

The brewery will feature a 10 hectolitre brewhouse with eight 20 hectolitre fermentors, a 400-seat restaurant with patio, retail store and private dining space. Northern Maverick Brewing says they plan to have nine house beers and cask beer on rotation when open, with their beer also available at the LCBO.

The restaurant will have a fiercely local menu, and they will offer an elevated gastropub experience as will feature a oyster bar, house-made charcuterie and curated food that pairings.  This brewpub also expects to have nine beers on tap brewed onsite.

Northern Maverick will also house a beer school where they will offer courses in the fine art of homebrewing, food pairing sessions, beer tasting courses, and recipe development all which could be integrated into your next event.


Instagram: @northernmaverickbrewing

Twitter: @NorthernMavBeer


How to market your event and create the buzz with Youtube

June 27, 2016 by  
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If you have been following our series of how to market and create the buzz on social media, here is our new video!

This time we are telling you how to promote your event through Youtube: the number 1 video-sharing website used by millions of users. Youtube is a great tool to promote your events as it is free, easy to use and can increase your exposure on the web. The more popular your videos are, the more visibility you will get. In this video, we are explaining you how to use Youtube and how to create an interesting, as well as tips on how to create the buzz and to promote your event efficiently.


Here are some highlights of the video:


  • Use a catchy title and focus on the description: before posting your video, make sure to use a title that will drag the attention of your viewers, but also a good description of the content of your video. Keywords are everything on youtube as they will help you be more findable. Make sure to use specific keywords on the description and to use any other related keywords in the tags field.


  • Create good videos: Creating a good content is essential to create the buzz and attract more viewers. Make sure you are prepared for the filming of your video by choosing a specific location, having a script ready to structure your video.


  • Create the buzz: many companies use Youtube to promote their company, so it is essential to stand out from the crowd. Creating an original content will help you create the buzz and attract viewers. Also, it is essential to increase your brand awareness so add your logo and colours to your videos so people will recognize you more easily.

In order to create the buzz, make sure to make your audience the star of your video. You can interview the attendees of your event or create a vlog to show the organization of the event.


Watch our video below for more complete information and tips



Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to like this video, share it and subscribe to CityEvents to gain valuable knowledge about planning your future events.

CityEvents works with Newton’s Electric on their Customer Appreciation Open House and Vendor Fair

May 27, 2016 by  
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On Friday May 13, 2016 Newton’s Electric opened their doors to show their customer appreciation and create an interactive vendor experience. CityEvents was brought on to assist with planning and managing the logistics of the event.

The event included the following vendors:

  •      VisionX
  •      Lucent Engineering
  •      North American Signal
  •      Straucon
  •      You Tech
  •      North American Trucking News
  •      Delco Remy
  •      Hogg, Shain & Scheck
  •      Leece-Neville
  •      Uni Point
  •      BOSCH
  •      MITSUBISHI Electric
  •      Quick Cable
  •      MAHLE
  •      Denso
  •      Hi Torque IMI
  •      Valeo
  •      Andre Niermann

The vendor booths were set up inside the Newton’s Electric warehouse and offices, allowing guests to walk around and explore.

Barbecued burgers & sausages, salads, sandwiches, pastries and refreshments were served. The event had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which was created by the Newton family.  This made guests and vendors feel at ease

On Saturday May 14, 2016 the open house continued but was accompanied by vendor presentations held at Dreams Convention Centre, across the street from Newton’s Electric. The vendor presentations were a success with many attendees. A buffet lunch was served during presentations that allowed for guests to mingle during this time.

Overall, the event was enjoyed by all and was a success. Newton’s would like to thank everyone who attended and anyone who played a part in creating the fun experience.


May 26, 2016 by  
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This Friday marks the return of Maison Mercer’s Schmooze after work patio party. As one of Toronto’s favourite after work parties in the downtown core, Schmooze starts at 5 p.m. – the perfect excuse to enjoy good music, good food and good company, right after work.

You can beat the heat with the $4 happy hour specials and fuel your evening with the complementary barbecue provided by Treeline catering.

Schmooze is Toronto’s favourite after work patio for both young and established professionals in the downtown core. With drink sponsors and prizes to be won, Schmooze is the best, weekly, after work party!

When: May 27th, 2016 from 5-9 p.m.

Where: Maison Mercer Rooftop, 15 Mercer Street, Toronto M5V 3C6


Link for event:

Pictures from past Schmooze events: Schmooze pictures


Look out for the next Schmooze parties hosted by CityEvents:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016  

Twitter: @cityevents   

Twitter: @ShannyintheCity


Dark Horse Espresso Bar

May 4, 2016 by  
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Dark Horse Espresso is the most refined cafe in Toronto owned by Deanna Zunde and Ed Lynds. There are several differents locations of Dark Horse Espresso on Richmond Street, Geary Avenue, John Street, Spadina Avenue, and their newest location on 630 Queen Street East. It took over the corner ground level of a newly developed condo. The newest location has a vaulted ceiling and new industrial features, but is also combined with natural and vintage elements to humanize the concrete. Dark Horse is a familiar and welcoming place to be; with comfortable seating areas, filled with beautiful natural lighting.

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These spaces are perfect for intimate gatherings or socials. Or a great place to grab a coffee and catch up with a friend! Dark Horse Espresso offers delicious in-house baked goods, cold brews, fresh juices, and coffee.






Locations and Phone numbers:

Riverside(New Location)

630 Queen Street East Toronto        647.436.3460



401 Richmond Street West     647.748.7700


120 Geary Avenue     647.347.3131


125 John Street       647.748.7700


215 Spadina Ave Suite 102       416.979.1200


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