Venue Menu: Satisfy your Thai cravings at Shanee

Ever enjoyed Thai food before? Now’s your chance to try something new. Toronto’s Shanee is a comfy 500-square-foot Thai resto-bar located in Little Italy.

Enjoy a latte or a cocktail by the bar. The bar menu features plenty of Asian-inspired cocktails, wine, beer and cider to choose from. It also features Asian Whisky and Yaa-Dong. Surprisingly they make their Soju in-house.

Mains – Features
Indulge in your authentic Thai dish with a side of Jasmine Rice or Thai Slaw at a table inside or on the 100-square-foot patio during warm weather. Lunch and dinner can be complemented with genuine Thai teas and coffees. With vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, there’s something for everyone.

Green foliage running along the venue walls give you a bonafide experience. The South-East Asian inspired snacks are easy to share with friends. Some have traditional Thai flavours with a modern twist, such as the Cassava Green Curry Poutine and the Fried Cheese with Tom Yum sauce.

Desserts – The Icing
Shanee is conveniently open six-days-a-week and a parking lot and street parking is nearby. Look for its large windows during the day or bright neon lights at night.


Capacity: approximately 40 seated, 50 standing – available for full buyouts for your private event

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Address: 651 College Street  Toronto, ON  M6G 1B7

Hours: Wednesday-Monday: 11AM-10PM,  Tuesday: Closed




Contact: (647) 345-8838 or

Venue Menu: Treat yourself to Toronto-inspired beer with a classic Chicago touch at Goose Island Brewhouse


Goose Island Beer Company has collaborated with Bier Markt to build Toronto’s premier Goose Island Brewhouse; a Chicago-based craft brewery in Old Town Toronto. This venue is approximately 19 years old and has been revamped into a cozy brewpub on The Esplanade.

CocktailsGoose Island (background)

The brewhouse is Goose Island Beer Company’s first endeavor into the Canadian brewery business. Premium beer is prepared at the state-of-the-art on-site brewery and is served from 12 taps. As you walk in, the well-lit space features modern wooden decor, complemented by rustic brickwork all throughout the venue. It also features very long bar, behind which sits seven fermentors.

Mains – Features

In the brewhouse, catch a full view of the brewery operations of head brewer Bernard Priest and his team, right from your seat. This casual, yet refined venue space has a capacity of 100 guests mingling and approximately 75 seated. It’s ideal for any social gathering such as a networking event, farewell party, or beer-paired dinner. The brewhouse also offers smaller dedicated sections for groups of 20-75. After your event, take home a Beer Growler (64oz) or Howler (32oz) of a brewed-in-house favourite! Do you have a bigger event? Book the brewhouse and Bier Markt Esplanade for a maximum of 700 guests mingling.


Enjoy al fresco dining at the Beer Garden. This outdoor space boasts a wall of homegrown hops climbing the surrounding four storeys of exposed brick. It’s an excellent space for a team building event or summer social. While enjoying craft brews paired with from-scratch cuisine, challenge a friend to Giant Jenga ® and Connect-4 ™.

Desserts – The Icing

The food menu was developed by Bier Markt Executive Chef Kevin Maniaci and Chef de Cuisine Shawn Jackson. The menu is seasonal, as the team uses fresh and local ingredients, with dishes designed to pair with the beers on tap.



Brewhouse: 100 mingling, 75 seated

Beer Garden: 60 guests

Front Patio: 60 guests

Bier Markt Esplanade + Goose Island Brewhouse: 700 mingling

Bier Markt Patio: 90 guests



70 The Esplanade, Toronto  ON M5E 1M1



Brewhouse: Sunday-Wednesday 11am-1am, Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am

Retail Shop: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-7pm



Phone: (416) 862-7575

General info:





Social Media

Facebook: @GooseIslandCanada

Instagram: @goosetoronto

Twitter: @GooseIsland

Snapchat: @goose-island

Canadian Helen Keller Centre honours ROM at award luncheon

The Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC) Award was launched in 2005 to recognize individuals and organizations for their notable contributions to the deaf-blind community in Canada. The event is hosted by–and is a project of–the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP).

The deaf-blind community is a unique community of individuals with this dual disability. CFPDP aims to help change the way Canadians think about physical disabilities. For this, the CHKC and awards were launched. CHKC is Canada’s first training facility dedicated solely to deaf-blind persons. Programs include necessary everyday skills such as home organization, grooming, personal finance, computer skills, communication skills like sign-language and braille and many more.

On Friday, April 27, the 14th annual luncheon will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. This year, CHKC will honour the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The award will be accepted by Josh Basseches, Director & CEO, ROM and the guest speaker will be Josh Saunders.


For table and sponsorship rates, click here.

For a ticket order form, click here.


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Timeless with a Touch of Elegance

The Symes is an event space on Symes Road in The Junction area of Toronto. The space was founded by three local entrepreneur’s, Viviana Kohon, Namita Tandon-Walsh and Caitie Yu. The Toronto Star described it as an “architectural gem, with a timeless sense of style”.

This event space has every accommodation required to suit all types of events. The Scarlett Room is well suited for weddings, cocktail dinners and small-scale corporate events. The Grand Symes is 5,600 square feet of space, highly arched ceilings and three skylights, suited for concerts, large productions, fundraisers and car shows.

Mains – Features
The Symes was built in the 1930’s and consists of two grand scale rooms; The Scarlett Room and Grand Symes. The Scarlett Room has a capacity of 280 guests indoors, with a capacity of 250 on the outdoor terrace. The Grand Symes has a capacity of 350 guests. Both rooms are spacious with the perfect amount of natural lighting; while staying true to its Renaissance design.

A large plus to this venue is the proximity to a new location of The Junction Craft Brewing Co. This fantastic local brewery is right on site, sharing the historical ‘Destructor’ building beside The Symes. This location is brand new, having just opened its doors for business on January 27, 2018.

The Symes is partnered with a successful and trendy list of caterers, event service providers, floral and rental companies. Daniel et Daniel, The Food Dudes, Forget Me Not Flowers and Divine Furniture Rentals are among the list and may be an option for your next event at The Symes.

Event Hours: Negotiable

Address: 150 Symes Road, Toronto ON M6N 0B1

For more information and to book a visit, head to their website:

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South building was renovated!

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s number one convention and trade show facility. Over 18,000 events have been hosted, more than 55 million guests were entertained there and $5.1 billion has been added in direct spending to the community.

After the end of the recent renovation of the north building, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre announced a $23 million project to renovate the south building.

MTCC offers seven exhibition halls totaling 460,000 square feet, 70 meeting rooms totaling 110,400 square feet, two ballrooms totaling 78,000 square feet, and a 1,232-seat theatre. This modification will create 10 new meeting rooms with 13,000 square feet of additional space, registration areas will be redesigned as well as the interior. The MTCC has 600,000 square feet (56,000 m2) of space. Their larger room is 250,000 sq ft , can be divided into sections of four small rooms and can fit up to 1327 people.

There will be new escalators, new service elevator and Wi-Fi capabilities will be improved. They will also update the lighting and a revamped cafe space will be created.

Located in the core of downtown Toronto, there’s no better place to organize your meetings or conference.

MTCC – South Building
222 Bremner Blvd



Contact Info:
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9

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