A Dynamic Only One Gallery  “Brings out the best for your event”

February 22, 2017 by  
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Only One Gallery is a contemporary art gallery, 3,000 square foot loft style with high wood ceilings, cement floor and brick walls located in Parkdale. OOG hosts a number of exhibitions and events presenting art with talented artists as well as a number of booked events.

 

The multi purpose gallery can hold up any event from car shots to traditional art showcase. The venue offers sit down dinners in banquet and reception style from 150- to 250 people.  The venue also features LED exterior lighting with a built in audio system and iPod connection.

 

For more information on this venue check our earlier blog story on 5Brock:  deblewis.ca/debblog/?tag=5-brock

 

Contact: cais@onlyonegallery.com

5 Brock Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2K6, Canada

www.5brockavenue.com

 

O N L Y O N E G A L L E R Y ®

Art event Bookings, submissions, gallery appointment, curatorial quote, or installation quote

 

Twitter: @OnlyOneGallery

Facebook: Onlyonegallery

Instagram: onlyonegallery

How To Market Your Event And Create Buzz With Twitter

February 22, 2017 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 marketing video outlines how to prepare effective techniques to market your events on Twitter.  Because posts on twitter are only 140 characters, your tweets have to be creative and engaging. It’s better to tweet something short and eye catching and include a link that people can click for more information.

Top Tips On Twitter:  

 

  • Text/Quick Stories/ Bytes: Different people are interested in different things, write tweets about all aspects of the event and don’t forget to mention sponsors, ambassadors. One text byte explains charity or the cause or explains official message, while another is all about the talent, celebrities or DJ, and another could perhaps showcase the venue or the food, or signature drinks etc.
  • Photos and Videos: Photos show up well on twitter, so similar to facebook, tweet and post photos so followers can get a visual of the event. You can also create promotional videos about your event to post on various sites online.  This can be done using a slideshow of photos related to your event, any related footage you have access to, link to music and add text with your main event details or can try Vine that is integrated into twitter recently.
  • Twitter contest: Setting up a twitter contest is a perfect way to increase your reach and have your followers engage or retweet.  The most common is a Retweet to win, another way is to ask ppl to mention a hashtag and account name (@Mention)  These can also be held onsite at the events to increase engagement by attendees.
  • Hashtags: Create an easy to remember, short relevant Hashtag. Ensure the hashtag  you create is on tickets, website, signs, email reminders, facebook event/posts and in your tweets. Hashtags will make it easier to find any tweet related to the event and can also be very useful if you have a social media wall during your event.

 

Watch our video below for more complete information and tips on how to market your event and create the buzz on social media.

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.

If you liked this video you may also like our video on How to market your event on Instagram and Hootsuite.

Recap: The 33rd Annual Great Valentine Gala

February 16, 2017 by  
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Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents

Tombola Popping (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

On Saturday, February 11th 2017, The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons celebrated the 33rd year of the Great Valentine Gala, an awards ceremony and fundraising event that celebrates the success of Canadians with physical disabilities.

With over 470 guests in attendance, attendees were treated to delicious food, sweet wines and live performances by the amazing Beatles tribute band – The Caverners. Of course, Suhana Meharchand, the event’s enthusiastic and professional MC, did an outstanding job as the Master of Ceremonies.

The Caverners - Beatles Tribute (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

The Caverners – Beatles Tribute (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

A lively reception took place in the Fairmont Royal York’s Ontario Room at 6PM, where guests in attendance were invited to socialize with other CFPDP members and guests as well as enjoy the complimentary drinks offered at the bars. Guests were also invited to sign a banner at the Invictus Games booth that is to be displayed at the event taking place in September 2017.

Afterwards in the Canadian Room, food was served and awards were handed out to Canadians who have showcased to the world in the past year, their ability to work hard and strive for success. Congratulations to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Medal Winners, Chantal Petitclerc, Tim Hortons Canada and Cisco Canada.

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Medal Winners (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Medal Winners (Photo Courtesy of Steve Blackburn of YYZEvents)

With more live entertainment provided by The Caverners and DJ Jerry Archer, our guests danced the night away and happily celebrated the end of the 33rd Great Valentine Gala. To see photos from this event click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/albums/72157680300383895

Smash Ping Pong Lounge- Entertainment, Food and Sports in one

February 9, 2017 by  
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This extraordinary lounge is a great venue for your next party. Birthday Parties or team meetings, every kind of celebration will surely be a big success with a great opportunity for a fun group activity.

If you want your party to be a little more private, the Smash Ping Pong Lounge offers a private meeting room. Capacity about 100.

At Smash they provide a wide choice of food and beverages with tasty snacks – perfect for an evening at the Ping Pong table. These include pizza, snacks like fries or mozzarella sticks or desserts.

With sport games showcased on TV, one of the tasty cocktails and a round at the Ping Pong table a good experience is guaranteed with a lot of fun and by the way is also good exercise.

Smash Ping Pong Lounge is a great location for your next event, if you want your party to be remembered.

City Events PicCourtesy of: Smash Ping Pong Lounge

 

Capacity main level: 100

 

http://smashpingpong.ca/

672 Queen St E

647-748-7664

The Best Newcomer to The Beer Scene

February 6, 2017 by  
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The newcomer in Toronto’s craft beer scene is  Rainhard Brewery. It opened in March 2015, and has already won The Golden Tap Award for ‘Best Newcomer to the Beer Scene’. They set value to the quality of their beer, which is all hand-made in-house.

Rainhard Brewery is the right place to go for every beer lover in Toronto and beyond. Located in the trendy Stockyards, they mainly operate as a bar, having dinner or lunch is not the norm, still, it’s a great place to just hang out with your friends while drinking a few homemade beers.

Public and private events are often being hosted at Rainhard Brewery, always with big success.  You can also inquire about the space for your own special event.

Founder Jordan Rainhard and his wife created, Rainhard Brewery so everyone can enjoy a quality beer in a great atmosphere with good company.

Displaying Rainhard Event Space.jpg

 

 

Courtesy of: Rainhard Brewery – Dan Kaufman http://www.photosbydan.ca/
Capacity: 100 with 30 bar-height stools

http://rainhardbrewing.com/the-brewery/

 

100 Symes Rd

Toronto, ON M6N 0A8

Email: info@rainhardbrewery.com

Phone: 416-763-2337

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