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.

 

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PB&J Launch PARTY

Are you a food lover? Are you that person who always has to take a picture of your food before even diving in? Oh..and are you single? If yes, keep reading because you’re going to love what’s in store for you.

We often hear about apps that bring people together but the one you’re about to be introduced to is on a whole other level. Let me introduce to you PB&J-Find your jam! PB&J is an app that brings people together based on the food they like.  

To announce their app launch PB&J is hosting a launch party for all Toronto singles food lovers! If you’re single and ready to mingle, this is the perfect event for you. What’s better than bonding over your favourite foods? PB&J holds the concept of eating together at its core.

Come and be part of a first ever IRL Food dating mixer. Enjoy free food, giveaways, contest prizes with good music and entertainments April 4th at The Great Hall. You can RSVP on  Eventbrite and by downloading the PB&J – Find Your Jam! app onto your iPhone or Android and the show app icon at the door the night of.

Find your jam app becomes available for download on iOS and Android on April 2nd. Click on the link below to download it.

PB&J for Android: Google Play

PB&J for iPhones: Apple Store

 

 

 

King West Christmas

December 6, 2017 by  
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“IT’S TIME for Shanny & Deb to host a KING STREET CHRISTMAS”

The Holidays season is here and Christmas and Hanukkah are getting closer!   Come celebrate the start of the Holiday Season and end of the holiday party season, at one of Toronto’s most unique downtown venue’s, Everleigh.

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without our clients, supporters, partners, and friends all there to celebrate the festive season under one roof!

King street christmas

Date: December 21st

Time: 9:00 – 11 PM

Location: Everleigh Club, 580 King Street West

Free Entry before midnight for Guestlist

For more information: info@torontocityevents.ca

or date@shannyinthecity.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369374643532468/

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Amica helping hands throws their annual gala for underprivileged seniors

October 31, 2017 by  
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On November 2nd, 2017 Amica will be throwing their annual Amica Helping Hands fundraising dinner in support of seniors in need at The Omni King Edward Hotel.

 

Amica Helping Hands started in 2003 and every December the charity prepares baskets filled to the top with non-perishable foods, a warm blanket and gift certificates for local grocery stores and pharmacies. They deliver these baskets to low-income seniors with the assistance of other charities. Many recipients of these baskets often live alone or in poverty.

 

In addition to Amica Helping Hands basket program they also support not for profit organizations all across Canada that assist in helping seniors in need. They do this by providing these organizations with funding for initiatives that improve the quality of life for seniors.

 

This year Amica Helping Hands Gala will be hosted by Jessica Holmes a local comedian, author, and mental health activist. Key Note speaker Susan Pinker,  psychologist, journalist and award-winning author, will be taking the stage to discuss her latest book, The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Smarter and neuropsychologist Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum will also be in attendance and will be presenting her findings on aging and memory.

 

The night will start with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a gourmet sit-down dinner and silent art auction featuring art created by residence. All proceeds from the event will go towards helping underprivileged Canadian seniors in need.

 

Amica Helping Hands Gala

Date: November 2nd, 2017

Time: 5:30pm-11:30pm

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2gK34j5

Location: The Omni King Edward Hotel

 37 King Street East

             Toronto, Ontario, MSC 1E9

 

https://www.amica.ca/helping-hands/

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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.

Front Dinign and Bar

(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

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