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.

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(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.

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(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

The brand new and beautifully designed Bisha Hotel is ready for guests

May 15, 2017 by  
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The much-anticipated arrival of Bisha Hotel & Residence is approaching, with an expected unveiling for later this spring/early summer and it looks really cool. The 44-storey building in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, will be home to 355 residential suites and offers 96 luxury boutique hotel rooms.

Since the location of Bisha is prime real estate in one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods, the amenities and event spaces are top notch and include; a rooftop infinity pool with restaurant and bar that overlooks Lake Ontario, 24-hour Café and main floor terrace and state of the art exercise facility.

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The design of all the interior spaces was led by Alessandro Munge from STUDIO, save for the 9th floor which musician Lenny Kravitz designed with inspiration from music, art and his travel experiences.

In addition to the hotel suites, Bisha also offers a number of rentable venue space for events. The lobby lounge can accommodate 130 seated or 200 for a cocktail reception with space on the main floor patio, for the perfect summer party.  At CityEvents we learned about all the spaces first hand and see a lot of potential for corporate events as well as the growing cultural events in Toronto.

Their biggest venue space is 2300 square feet and resides on the 43rd floor with spectacular views of the city and can be used for larger events or an intimate meeting space.  We anticipate this roof patio and view to be one of the best in the city.

Stay tuned to learn more about INK Entertainment’s flagship hospitality property.

http://bisha.com/

Bisha Hotel & Residences

80 Blue Jays Way

Toronto, ON

M5V2G3

P: 416-551-2800

 

Woman in PR: Support, Share, Grow, Succeed Together.

May 10, 2017 by  
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On Thursday April 27th, 2017, the Toronto Chapter of  The Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations (Women in PR Canada) was officially launched. To introduce the organization to Toronto, there was an exclusive event held at the Sony Centre of Performing Arts with speeches from industry leaders addressing the question ‘What’s Next for Women in Canada’s PR Industry?’.

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The evening was moderated by Vanessa Morcom, Owner and Publicist, Morcom Media; PR Leas, ME to WE and Speakers included: Christine Faulhaber, President & CEO, Faulhaber Communications;  Chitra Aanand, Doctoral REsearcher and Professor; Scott Evens, General Manager, Edelman Toronto; Daniela Kelloway, Founder and CEO, ClutchPR; and Bunmi Adeoye, Vice-President, NKPR Inc.

Over the course of the evening we were reminded by Faulhaber that we need transparency, interns need more information and opportunity to shine and feel the chance to ‘manage up’ instead of being asked. She spoke of how risk taking never stop in the PR industry and we should take those risks to grow and share. “Fostering a community of collaboration versus competition is so important and often overlooked in our industry.”

Chitra Aanand spoke to the issues of quality and how woman must become leaders in business. She spoke powerfully about how we each must find out narrative, our own unique power and to figure out the messages we send to ourselves and no never lose those things in the ace of adversity. Aanand said, “Women dominate the PR industry; we are in a very opportunistic place in this industry.  What is most important for women in any industry is to be bold, be provocative in your thinking, take risks and surround yourself with people that believe in our vision”.

One of the few males of the evening, Scott Evans, let us know that the issues at hand are recognize, that women do have male counterparts willing and ready to see and help the change happen. He also reminded us that not everyone has the same goals, we are as unique in our goals are we are on our paths to those goals. He said, “We are all responsible for talking openly and creatively about how we can continue to push for environments where women can lead and succeed.”

Daniella Kalloway took the stage, full of life, to let us know that in the future of the PR industry, we are going to have to go back to our root. I stark reminder of the technological advances being made in our lifetime will vastly change how we head forward. Bring back the human element, connect with each other, face-to-face, collaborate and share ideas, this is how we will protect the women and industry. “To be part of an industry full of inspiring entrepreneurs and professionals is a hugely rewarding experience and I feel a duty to support and mentor other women in our field. If we support each other we will all rise together.”

The last speaker came out strong and a message of the present issues, PR in a Time of Protest. Bunmi Adeoye told of her observations on the current global situation, how we need to really open our eyes and ears to what is happening because if not, missing the mark will happen. To achieve this , we must be will to learn to grow personally and to set examples and be inspiration for others. The more we know and open ourselves to, the more we can be supportive, empathetic in chaotic times.“Every time, a person has an opportunity to see a capable, competent, hardworking and inspiring leader, it’s a chance for others to envision a future where they can guide others in their own unique way with their own unique gifts.”

Canadian Women in PR was developed for women (and men!) to share ideas, contacts, experiences and advocacy. “One of our main goals when forming this organization was to provide a place for women to thrive earlier in their careers and to strengthen the capabilities of established leaders in the PR industry,” said Talia Beckett Davis, Chairwoman and President, Woman in PR Canada.

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Women in PR Canada is the only organization in the country theat is dedicated to advancing women in the PR field. On the website, http://womeninpr.ca, you can find all kind of amazing and inspiring information, sign up to become a member and get access to job listings, online courses,  networking events and more.

A Summer full of (awesome) Movies!

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Do you like movies as much as we do? If so, then you’re in luck! Again this year, the city will be home to more outdoor movies in a variety of neighbourhoods, sure to please any movie buff. Invite your friends and family, and grab your popcorn, for these FREE outdoor movie experiences. CityEvents has cultivated this schedule for your convenience.  

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Contact Dance Film Festival

A unique opportunity for both film and dance lovers to experience the joy, chaos and intimacy of human connection through physical movement. Five different screening programs will be presented alongside dance workshops, jams and parties where dancers fly and bodies collide with force, grace and tenderness.

Please Check out the full schedule here:

http://contactdancefilmfest.com/films.html

-    June 28 @ 9pm, Toronto Spins – Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road.

-     June 29 @ 8pm, Zen and the Art of Dance Mechanics, Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street.

-     June 30 @ 5:30pm, Rotating View Points – Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street

-     July 1 @ 2pm-  An Intimate Dance: Journeys Through Movement and Touch – Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street,

-     July 1@ 8pm, Gala Film Screenings and Award Ceremony – Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue.

 

Free Outdoor Movies at Harbourfront

Free movies are coming back to the Harbourfront this summer. Toronto loves seeing films in the great outdoors, and even more so when they’re screened down by the water.

-    July 5 @ 9pm, Air Bud – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    July 12 @ 9pm, Wayne’s World – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    July 19 @ 9pm, Meatballs – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    August 2 @ 9pm, My Internship in Canada – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

-    August 9 @ 9pm, Belle – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage.

 

Please Check out the full schedule here:

http://www.blogto.com/film/2017/04/free-outdoor-movies-harbourfront-toronto-summer-2017/

 

Movies in St. James Park

Movies in St. James Park is back! Join us and enjoy free movie screenings in the park.

-    June 22 @ 8pm, Pride Toronto Affiliate Event with a free live drag show.

-    July 27 @ 9pm, Movies in St. James Park – TBC.

-    August 24 @ 8pm, Movies in St. James Park – TBC with a special live performance.

 

Please Check out the full schedule here:

https://www.oldtowntoronto.ca/index.php/events

 

Corktown Common Park

For the second summer running, Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will present films in the beautiful park at Corktown Common, in Corktown. Just minutes from many bustling east-side Toronto neighbourhoods – Riverdale, Regent Park & the Distillery, along others – this new neighbourhood is home to another great, urban TOPS screening series, under a city skyline that can’t be beat!

*programme will be announced May 29th

https://www.topictureshow.com/corktown-common-park-1

 

Open Roof Festival

Open Roof Festival is a not for profit, outdoor music and film festival providing Toronto with a summer experience like no other, highlighting independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world. The Festival is a fun, unique experience that is more than just a party – its an evening of shared experiences. Of Toronto’s music and film scene. Of refreshments. And, of enjoying Toronto’s beautiful summer nights with friends.

-    June 21, Everybody Wants Some! 

-    June 28, Sing Street

-    July 05, The Lobster

-    July 13, Sleeping Giant

-    July 20, A Off the Rails

-    August 3, The Fits

-    August 10, The Splash

-    August 17, My Blind Brother

-    August 23, Closet Monster

-    August 24, Hunt for the Wilderpeople

 

Please Check out the full schedule here:

http://www.openrooffestival.com/contact/

 

City Cinema at Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas square is changed to nice outdoor movie theatre in this summer too. You can enjoy a free outdoor film screening. They will screen some short films and classic comedy feature films. For more information, please check the full line-up.

 

Please Check out the full schedule here:

http://www.ydsquare.ca/city-cinema.html


Don’t forget to check out our blog and social media for more information.

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