The Extension Room – Dance studio twirls and spins into flexible rental venue

March 8, 2017 by  
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The Extension Room, situated just outside of the Distillery District, offers a number of dance classes for the aspiring ballerina or pilates aficionado. The bright and airy space can transform into a number of different set-ups for any occasion.

With 4,000 square feet of space which can accommodate up to 250 people if transformed from a dance studio, The Extension Room is ideal for your next event.

This trendy dance studio can easily switch into the perfect venue for your next cocktail party, product launch event, fashion show or art showing. The facility offers A/V equipment including a screen and projector system, that you can use to showcase sponsor logos or PowerPoint presentations.




(The Extension Room set up for a wedding can accommodate 100-150 guests seated)

Wedding planners and brides-to-be can also book this unique space. On-site kitchenette and two bars will keep your guests fed and entertained. Change rooms with shower facilities are great additions to help you get ready for the big day. Film and television crews will go gaga over the space. With neutral backgrounds and premium lighting, the creative possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

For dance class reservations and venue booking inquiries please visit


Globe and Mail stays relevant with new HQ and event rental space in trendy King East Design District

March 6, 2017 by  
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The Globe and Mail’s new headquarters is situated in the King East Design District. The 17-storey, state-of-the-art building which was built with many rentable rooms for meetings and events, will house the Globe and Mail on the top five floors.

The Globe and Mail Centre can accommodate up to 400 people for events including conferences, executive meetings, weddings and gala dinners.  Work and meeting rooms are outfitted with the latest technology and AV equipment to make your event easy to present and showcase.

The Event Hall has flexible seating and furniture configurations to accommodate your floor plan setup. Separating the Event Hall and the Lounge is a feature wall that can be moved to open the two spaces. The venues can hold 400 people standing or 300 seated for a banquet style event. Executive meeting rooms are also available for smaller presentations or conferences.

Globe & Mail Centre (Photo Courtesy of The Globe & Mail)

Globe & Mail Centre (Photo Courtesy of The Globe & Mail)

With floor to ceiling windows and a “green” rooftop featuring 180-degree views of downtown Toronto and the lakefront, the new facility is thought to help inspire employees and introduce a healthy and happy work environment. Union Station and the Financial District are within walking distance making the Globe and Mail Centre the perfect location for your next client meeting.

The Globe and Mail Centre will start taking bookings for venue space on May 1st, 2017.

For booking inquiries and more information visit

STK – A Steakhouse With An Artistic Twist

March 2, 2017 by  
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STK is a beautifully designed and modern steakhouse with a large luxury bar. In one of the fanciest areas of Toronto, Yorkville, STK Toronto offers you and your group a special experience that you’ll never forget.

STK Bar [Photo Courtesy of STK]

STK Bar [Photo Courtesy of STK]

This venue has stylish dining and lounge spaces that you can relax and enjoy some of the most delicious of meals that the menu has to offer. At STK, you can ensure that your event will be distinguished from any other and whether your party is large or small, decadent or relaxed, all customers will be treated with the best world-class service.

STK Dining Area [Photo Courtesy of STK]

STK Dining Area [Photo Courtesy of STK]


  • Full venue accommodates up to 325 guests
  • Candy Bar – up to 12 seated
  • Tempest Storm – up to 12 seats
  • Candy Barr & Tempest Storm combined – up to 24 seated and 30 reception style
  • The Bistro – up to 48 seats
STK Private Dining [Photo Courtesy of STK]

STK Private Dining [Photo Courtesy of STK]

  • 55” smart TVs and HDMI connection
  • Full-service bar
  • Great sound system and lighting with DJ set-up
  • WiFi access

To find out more about STK or to book your event at this venue please visit their website: STK TORONTO

Not so Empty Nesters – Crowsnest Theatre, The New Home for Events in the East End.

February 28, 2017 by  
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Exterior view of Crowsnest Theatre Courtesy of Crowsnest Theatre

Exterior View Courtesy of Crowsnest Theatre


After over seven years and $11 million, Streetcar Crowsnest is the newest east end home for events. Located right at the corner of Carlaw and Dundas, Crowsnest is going to be booking for their upcoming season very fast, keep reading to find out why.

The Crowsnest has three different areas to that can be booked individually or all together for meetings, performances, community events, classes, workshops, rehearsals, kids programming, and social and corporate functions.  It has State-of-the-Art technical inventory (sounds and lighting included in rental prices!) and completely wheelchair accessible.

The largest of the spaces, The Guloien Theatre is 2,600 square feet and can fit 200 seated or 350 standing. The impressive $1 million catwalk that sits high above the theatre ground makes for easy rigging of decor and lighting or other installations.

Next is the 1,250 sq. ft., 52’ x 22’ Scotiabank Community Theatre. This space can accommodate up to 90 when in lecture/theatre mode, plus more once the modular seating is taken away. The full glazed window directly facing Carlaw makes for beautiful ambient lighting day or night. Included in the Scotiabank Community Theatre space is a full lighting and sound grid system.  There is also a larger bridal suite and a few dressing room areas downstairs all with lighting and facilities.

The smallest of the spaces, Lobby Bar, can be used for receptions in conjunction with the other spaces, or solo for gatherings and exhibits. Floor-to-ceiling windows cover the north and west walls and there is a fully functioning, fully licensed wet bar.

The whole space was designed as a “floating box” so no sounds will escape and disturb neighbouring residents or other spaces within, party on! An attached yet-to-be-named restaurant (same owners as Table 17 Catering) will be open which holds 65 seats inside and up to 50 seats on the corner patio. Outside catering is allowed, with a 20 per cent landmark fee, as there is a warming kitchen for use.

Contact Fiona Christie for availability and tours:

Fiona Christie, Event and Sales Manager

647.341.7390 x 1004

345 Carlaw Ave.

Toronto, ON

M4M 2T1


LENA; An Experience At Saks Not To Be Missed

February 24, 2017 by  
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Lena Location (Photo Courtesy of Maryam Reypour)

Lena Location (Photo Courtesy of Maryam Reypour)

LENA is an Argentinian restaurant located in the heart of downtown. It’s historic architecture gives it a majestic feel and it is a very open and spacious place with floor to ceiling window. The octagon bar in the middle of restaurant and the vintage steel railings of the stairs give the space a special and unique design.

Lena is beautifully decorated with nice wallpapers, paintings and pictures, all with perfect lighting which makes the ambiance.

The lower lounge, with a beautiful mix design of leather, stone and marble where they play latin beats, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. onwards. Perfect for socializing and trying out their signature cocktails.

Dining Room @ Lena (Photo Courtesy of Maryam Reypour)

Dining Room @ Lena (Photo Courtesy of Maryam Reypour)

The Dining Room
The Semi- Private room is perfect for the meetings, intimate gatherings or small parties of maximum of ten people .

At a Glance
Second floor area is consisted of 2 rooms that could be transformed to either a reception style or seated breakfast/lunch/dinner style.

  • Room 1 – 40 seated – 60 reception
  • Room 2 – 20 seated – 40 reception
Lena Dining Room (Photo Courtesy of Maryam Reypour)

Lena Dining Room (Photo Courtesy of Maryam Reypour)

176 Yonge St. (Yonge & Richmond)
Toronto, ON M5C 2L7

Mon thru Wed: 07:30 – 23:00
Thurs & Fri: 07:30 – 00:00
Sat: 10:00-00:00
Sun: 10:00- 15:00
Bar Lala open Wed-Sat from 16;00

(416) 507-3378

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