Canadian talent celebrated with style at Hollywood North!

On Thursday, September 14, CityEvents cohosted with a great group of Entrepreneurs the Hollywood North Lounge TIFF 2017. Celebrating Canadian Talent with style! The Red Carpet started at 7 pm, right when the first talents started to arrive at Brassaii. The night was filled with young and veteran talents from all over Canada.

Mode Events brought us on board in the weeks before the lounge and were thrilled to assist with the PR, ticket sales, marketing/sponsorship and overall event. Was impressed both by the talent of our partners as well as our celebrity guests.

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The guests were received chill tunes and an open bar with Ace Hill Beer, Gibson’s Whiskey and Noxx & Dunn on the outside patio. Inside, a “Do your own Caesar” bar where you could customize your Grey Goose Caesar with Walters Caesar Mix and a huge selection of toppings. Branded Bites sweeten up the night with their table full of delicious sweets at the sweet table decorated by Kendall & Co. in Cabbagetown.

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Also at the inside reception, the guests were given a gift bag full of Hask, Lush, Outdoor Lifestyle and OSIS+ Soft Glam high end hair and Vasanti skin products. After receiving the gift pack of HASK haircare, I was impressed with the first wash.  Right next to it was the Bene Beauty VIP Beauty Lounge where these products were put to action in the hands of the great Bene Beauty Hairdressers. Outside, Walter’s Shoe Care was giving the guests shoes’ a shine. Both experiences were made for a more comfortable and relaxing celebration. Also PonyDry was on site letting ppl try their new innovation to help people with long hair, I tried it and loved it

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After 9 pm, the doors were open for everyone and the party continued to rock! After that, it was only dancing and enjoying the rest of the night at Brassaii. That’s what you call Canadian Talent Celebration!

Pictures of Hollywood North

Although Hollywood North has passed, we also have many upcoming events! To stay up to date, be sure to check out our website for full event listings. http://torontocityevents.ca/

Last and Best Schmooze of this summer!

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On Friday, Aug 25, CityEvents hosted the last Schmooze of summer 2017. It’s true what they say, you always save the best for last! The chill mood by DJ Spence Diamonds’ tunes and Stoli’s dancing ballerinas transformed Maison Mercer’s rooftop into a special spot in the middle of the concrete jungle.

 

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The doors opened at 5 P.M. but less than half an hour later the place was already filled with people! Guests enjoyed the heat, celebrating on the rooftop patio while trying out the new “Elit” vodka crafted by drink sponsor Stoli. The latest release from Stoli was provided by their glamorous ballerinas. It was a smooth shot that had a sophisticated taste, that matched the ambience.

 

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To say the food was good would be an understatement. Guests swarmed the food station eagerly awaiting the BBQ served by El Furniture Warehouse. And if the burgers weren’t enough, there was also crispy mac & cheese with 3 different types of cheese sauce mixed with a spicy touch.

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The patio was filled with happy Schmoozers enjoying the last few weeks of summer. DJ Spence Diamonds had the music blasting throughout the night which kept everyone happy and dancing.

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Although this was CityEvents’ last Schmooze of the summer, we also have many upcoming events! To stay up to date, be sure to check out our website for full event listings. http://torontocityevents.ca/

Pictures of this last Schmooze event

From Backstage to the Catwalk : CityEvents Produces ATSC Fashion Show

 

On August 22nd 2017, CityEvents took part in the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Trade Show at the International Centre. CityEvents presented the crowd a fun and trendy fashion show to the mix of some already great seminars that take place at the yearly trade show.

The show featured some amazing designers from students out of George Brown, Seneca College, OCAD, Fanshaw and Humber College to some trendy up and coming Canadian designers. Amongst this mix were student designers such as Anastasiya Lyevina who opened the show and set the mood for the day, along with Kennie Lampkin and Sepideh Ghahremani whose designs took the stage by storm.

Some of the featured Canadian designers consisted of Gift Gowns a stylish alternative to those boring hospital gowns that everyone is so used to, Katiya Lifestyle Brand whose designs were comfortable and perfect to wear during your downtime.  

KM Brand who was also featured in the trends lounge that displayed how you can take one outfit and turn it into another. KM designs featured cool zip off clothing pieces that turned short sleeves into long sleeves and pants into shorts in a matter of seconds. Last but not least Julia Grieve’s designs closed the show with her brand PreLoved and showed off some great sustainable pieces that could be added to any fashion lovers wardrobe for this up and coming fall and winter seasons.

The show also featured some of the amazing designs from the exhibitors that were already on the trade show floor from Bangledesh, China and India.  This show provided the public the option to stop by the booths and check out designs that were being featured in the show.

With a professional stage, awesome music and great lighting no wonder people were stopping by to take pictures as the models strutted everything from outerwear to formal wear and designs for every season.

CityEvents was pleased to take part in the production for this show by recruiting designers from all over. The experience of marketing and producing the show was a joy to the team. Thank you to all the schools, models, designers and supporters who came out to help and check out the show.  

 

For more information on the show click here: http://www.appareltextilesourcing.com/

 

 

CityEvent’s Last Schmooze of the Summer at Mercer Rooftop Terrace

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CityEvents will be hosting Schmooze, on Friday, August 25, Toronto’s best after-work rooftop patio party for one last time before summer comes to an end.

 

The party will be on the Mercer Rooftop Terrace from 5-9 p.m. Stoli is sponsoring the event where you can get $4 drink specials and a complimentary BBQ “Pop-Up” by The Dime, while the food lasts!

 

DJ Spence Diamonds will be playing the top hits for enjoy every last moment of the summer with us.

 

Schmooze is Toronto’s favourite after-work patio for both young and established professionals in the downtown core. Schmooze is the best way to celebrate a summer weekend!

 

When: Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 5-9 p.m.

Where: Mercer Rooftop Terrace, 15 Mercer Street, Toronto M5V 3C6

Website: www.maisonmercer.com

Link for event: https://www.facebook.com/events/690308327842015/

 

Pictures from past Schmooze events: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/albums/with/72157669926043316

 

Hosted by CityEvents and ShannyintheCity

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Twitter: @cityevents

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The sounds, sights and Taste of Little Italy

August 1, 2017 by  
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The Mastro and San Daniele Taste of Little Italy food festival took place last month, June 16 – 18. My eyes were busy, my ears were buzzing and my stomach was full of delicious Italian food.

 

The sights of the Taste of Little Italy were plentiful. From the vendors up and down the streets to the authentic Italian restaurants, I really was immersed in the Italian culture. I was able to see some of the renowned restaurants serving the community, despite the rain. I enjoyed the sights of many restaurants extending their patios. Trattoria Taverniti embraced their Italian heritage by simply decorating their extended patio with the classic red and white checkered table clothes. This, coupled with the old brick exterior and the beautiful Italian entry door, provided the perfect visual for the festival.

 

If the sights weren’t enough, there was a combination of musical performers adding to the culture. Italian performers from the community lined the streets on almost every corner, while acclaimed electric violinist, Dr. Draw, played a memorable show right outside the CHIN building. The variety of music and the sound of Torontonians enjoying the festival made the trip in the rain all worthwhile.

 

And of course, the reason everyone goes to street festivals – the FOOD!

 

The night started off at Hogtown Pub and Oysters with prosecco – a delicious Italian white wine, paired with oysters. The two complemented each other well and made for a nice light treat to converse over. The owner shared with us his commitment to not only the Taste of Little Italy, but the community as well. He would be spending the night at his restaurant all weekend shucking oysters to ensure everything was ready each day to serve their guests – if that’s not commitment, I don’t know what is!

 

Once the rain let up we enjoyed some traditional Italian food, cosy enough for the wet evening. There was arancini, ravaioli, spiducci, and we can’t forget about gelato; the sweet, delectable gelato from Sicilian Café.

 

Café Diplomatico did not disappoint with their savoury snacks and rich history. As the first licensed patio in Toronto, Café Diplomatico continues to satisfy their customers. All of the dishes complimented each other well. The sauce on the arancini and raviolis was to die for. Nonna’s tomato sauce recipe drizzled over the freshly made arancini and raviolis made it feel like I was really in Italy.  For years guests have flocked to Café Dip for their infamous barbecued spiducci skewers during the festival. Since the very beginning of this traditional event, the Dip has sold nearly 250,000 spiducci and are looking to reach that record milestone this year.

 

The stories shared by the owners of Café Diplomatico added to the evening and brought some old-time Italian culture to light. When Café Diplomatico first opened, there was no kitchen and only hot plates. The owners at the time would make the food at home and bring it down to Café Dip to serve. In the end, Café Dip has held true to their Italian roots and continues to serve the community – which includes some high profile names like Sophia Loren and Nelly Furtado!

 

We finished off on a high note with a massive gelato dessert from Sicilian Café. It consisted of four flavours of gelato, strawberries and freshly made waffles. Sicilian Café, the oldest gelato shop in Toronto, was the first to develop tartufo and has many gelato flavours to choose from, which made it so difficult to decide which dessert to have. I will definitely be going back to try some more! As Maria Galipo says – “a lot can happen over a bowl of ice cream.”

 

There really was a little bit of everything from the sights, to the sounds, to the tastes. This was a festival to remember!

 

For some of our photos visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/albums/72157682259269674

 

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