Astrolab: Blast Off Into The Event Space of Your Dreams

May 22, 2017 by  
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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
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
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
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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416-844-0191
629 Eastern Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 1E4

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

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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

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Paula McDines

Slow Down and Smell the Culture: Taste of Little Italy

May 10, 2017 by  
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Every year thousand of Torontonian descend upon College St. W.,  between Bathurst St. and Shaw Ave., to enjoy the sight, smells and flavours of Little Italy.

 

This year from June 16th – 18th anyone who joins the celebration has a chance to win a round trip for two to where it all originated, Italy!

 

Come hungry , with over 50 amazing restaurants along the strip guests are sure to taste exquisite, authentic Italian and international fare. Relax on one of the many extended patios with a fragrant glass of vino, or mosey around and discover more than 20 international performers throughout the weekend.

 

Admission is free for all, as they say, “la mia casa e la tua casa.”

 

For festival line ups and vendors please visit:  http://tasteoflittleitaly.ca/

 

The Drake Effect

May 6, 2017 by  
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As part of Drake Hotel Properties recent expansions, the Junction Triangle will now get a taste of the hip trendsetter all to itself. The Drake Commissionary, opening this spring at 128 Sterling Rd. (right beside Henderson Brewery) will be an 8,000 sq. ft. creative culinary and social neighbourhood hub.

Drake Commissary will offer fully customizable event planning that will include every step from innovative food and drink, to art, music, and décor. Expect expert event coordination for anything from afternoon brainstorming sessions to team building events where you can get your hands messy at a cooking class. And of course, there will be a bar for after work cocktails accompanied by talks from artists.

Continuing with their promise to serve healthy, unprocessed food, the new bakery will be dedicated to exploring new and fresh creations daily using locally sourced products. The whole place is set to become a “gastronomic town square” that blends the edges of guests and chefs.

The Drake’s expanding empire now includes the Commissary, Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty, Drake Devonshire Inn and multiple Drake General Stores. Each venue encapsulating and reflecting its own unique neighbourhood.

Read all about the features and exciting happenings here, and stay tuned for more information as it becomes available

 

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A Fresh Distillery Opens in The Historic Toronto Distillery District

May 4, 2017 by  
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SpiritsofYork

Hydroponic Herb Garden above the Bar at Spirits of York Co.

On Thursday, May 11tth, the Spirit of York Distillery Co. will open to the public offering their unique bottles of vodka and gin premium spirits. The small batches are being created using fresh spring water in stainless steel tanks using only locally-sourced ingredients.

The space is perfect for events. There is a large bar featured as the room’s centerpiece, with a three-tiered hydroponic fresh herb garden directly above it as well as a wall of botanicals and dried herbs used to infuse their spirits.  A specialty bitters bar is ideal for interactive demonstrations, mixology training, innovation, and education for others who are as passionate about spirits as Spirit of York Co. is.

There are also other rooms perfect for private dining and Team building here is a unique idea for your team.

The space fits up to 150 people and has maintained the historic features of brick and beam from the original roots of Toronto’s distillery hub.  Like many historic spaces, the venue has achieved a great mix of old and modern, with the lighting design and layout being a key feature. The Spirit of York Co. has brought back the art of distilling to the historic Distillery District with this contemporary ‘Spirits Hub’.

The Spirit of York will be exclusively available at their new location. But, keep your watch for their concoctions in the LCBO in the future. Perhaps at specialty cocktail bars, we can hope…

For more information visit:

Website: SpiritofYork.com

Instagram: @SpiritofYork

Twitter: @SpiritofYork

 

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