King West Christmas

December 6, 2017 by  
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“IT’S TIME for Shanny & Deb to host a KING STREET CHRISTMAS”

The Holidays season is here and Christmas and Hanukkah are getting closer!   Come celebrate the start of the Holiday Season and end of the holiday party season, at one of Toronto’s most unique downtown venue’s, Everleigh.

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without our clients, supporters, partners, and friends all there to celebrate the festive season under one roof!

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Date: December 21st

Time: 9:00 – 11 PM

Location: Everleigh Club, 580 King Street West

Free Entry before midnight for Guestlist

For more information: info@torontocityevents.ca

or date@shannyinthecity.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369374643532468/

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Canadian Disability Hall of Fame 2017

November 7, 2017 by  
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                                            Canadian Disability Hall of Fame 2017

 

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The Canadian Disability Hall of Fame was an amazing event! It took place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on October 18th. People started to come in at 11:30 AM to the reception, but at 12 PM is when it all started. Joanne Smith came in and introduced herself to everybody, starting lunch so that we could celebrate the winners.

After lunch, Joanne came to the stage again, but this time prepared to celebrate with the winners of the awards! She called every one of them, Todd Nicholson, Jim Sanders, Shirley Shelby, and Robert Snoek to the stage to receive their awards. All of them had something impactful to say, after receiving their awards, thanking people that helped them through the hard times and good times. Everybody left the hotel in great joy after beautiful speeches made from the winners and others. Click here for more pictures.

 

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Amica helping hands throws their annual gala for underprivileged seniors

October 31, 2017 by  
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On November 2nd, 2017 Amica will be throwing their annual Amica Helping Hands fundraising dinner in support of seniors in need at The Omni King Edward Hotel.

 

Amica Helping Hands started in 2003 and every December the charity prepares baskets filled to the top with non-perishable foods, a warm blanket and gift certificates for local grocery stores and pharmacies. They deliver these baskets to low-income seniors with the assistance of other charities. Many recipients of these baskets often live alone or in poverty.

 

In addition to Amica Helping Hands basket program they also support not for profit organizations all across Canada that assist in helping seniors in need. They do this by providing these organizations with funding for initiatives that improve the quality of life for seniors.

 

This year Amica Helping Hands Gala will be hosted by Jessica Holmes a local comedian, author, and mental health activist. Key Note speaker Susan Pinker,  psychologist, journalist and award-winning author, will be taking the stage to discuss her latest book, The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Smarter and neuropsychologist Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum will also be in attendance and will be presenting her findings on aging and memory.

 

The night will start with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a gourmet sit-down dinner and silent art auction featuring art created by residence. All proceeds from the event will go towards helping underprivileged Canadian seniors in need.

 

Amica Helping Hands Gala

Date: November 2nd, 2017

Time: 5:30pm-11:30pm

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2gK34j5

Location: The Omni King Edward Hotel

 37 King Street East

             Toronto, Ontario, MSC 1E9

 

https://www.amica.ca/helping-hands/

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Thompson Hotel Mix and Mingle Series

October 4, 2017 by  
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On October 14th at Thompson Hotel Lobby and Rooftop it will be happening another edition of Mix and Mingle! Come to this beautiful hotel and enjoy your night with beautiful and well-dressed people as we enter the Fall season

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They will be having reserved tables and sections so that their groups can meet and greet their guests and a few bottles to provide a welcoming drink!

Date: October 14th
Time:10:00PM – 2:00AM
Place: Thompson Hotel, 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

The sounds, sights and Taste of Little Italy

August 1, 2017 by  
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The Mastro and San Daniele Taste of Little Italy food festival took place last month, June 16 – 18. My eyes were busy, my ears were buzzing and my stomach was full of delicious Italian food.

 

The sights of the Taste of Little Italy were plentiful. From the vendors up and down the streets to the authentic Italian restaurants, I really was immersed in the Italian culture. I was able to see some of the renowned restaurants serving the community, despite the rain. I enjoyed the sights of many restaurants extending their patios. Trattoria Taverniti embraced their Italian heritage by simply decorating their extended patio with the classic red and white checkered table clothes. This, coupled with the old brick exterior and the beautiful Italian entry door, provided the perfect visual for the festival.

 

If the sights weren’t enough, there was a combination of musical performers adding to the culture. Italian performers from the community lined the streets on almost every corner, while acclaimed electric violinist, Dr. Draw, played a memorable show right outside the CHIN building. The variety of music and the sound of Torontonians enjoying the festival made the trip in the rain all worthwhile.

 

And of course, the reason everyone goes to street festivals – the FOOD!

 

The night started off at Hogtown Pub and Oysters with prosecco – a delicious Italian white wine, paired with oysters. The two complemented each other well and made for a nice light treat to converse over. The owner shared with us his commitment to not only the Taste of Little Italy, but the community as well. He would be spending the night at his restaurant all weekend shucking oysters to ensure everything was ready each day to serve their guests – if that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is!

 

Once the rain let up we enjoyed some traditional Italian food, cosy enough for the wet evening. There was arancini, ravaioli, spiducci, and we can’t forget about gelato; the sweet, delectable gelato from Sicilian Café.

 

Café Diplomatico did not disappoint with their savoury snacks and rich history. As the first licensed patio in Toronto, Café Diplomatico continues to satisfy their customers. All of the dishes complimented each other well. The sauce on the arancini and raviolis was to die for. Nonna’s tomato sauce recipe drizzled over the freshly made arancini and raviolis made it feel like I was really in Italy.  For years guests have flocked to Café Dip for their infamous barbecued spiducci skewers during the festival. Since the very beginning of this traditional event, the Dip has sold nearly 250,000 spiducci and are looking to reach that record milestone this year.

 

The stories shared by the owners of Café Diplomatico added to the evening and brought some old-time Italian culture to light. When Café Diplomatico first opened, there was no kitchen and only hot plates. The owners at the time would make the food at home and bring it down to Café Dip to serve. In the end, Café Dip has held true to their Italian roots and continues to serve the community – which includes some high profile names like Sophia Loren and Nelly Furtado!

 

We finished off on a high note with a massive gelato dessert from Sicilian Café. It consisted of four flavours of gelato, strawberries and freshly made waffles. Sicilian Café, the oldest gelato shop in Toronto, was the first to develop tartufo and has many gelato flavours to choose from, which made it so difficult to decide which dessert to have. I will definitely be going back to try some more! As Maria Galipo says – “a lot can happen over a bowl of ice cream.”

 

There really was a little bit of everything from the sights, to the sounds, to the tastes. This was a festival to remember!

 

For some of our photos visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/albums/72157682259269674

 

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