Do you value a good draft beer? Or maybe you’re all for supporting fresh local food? If you value either of these things then do I have a venue for you to look forward to!
CRAFT Beer Market, a premium casual restaurant with one of the largest selections of craft beer in Canada launched back in Calgary in 2011 by owner PJ L’Heureux and has been taking Canadian cities by storm – “one beer, one meal and one experience at a time”.
This year, Torontonians are getting a new addition to the booming beer scene as CRAFT plans to open a new Toronto location right at Yonge & Adelaide that features over 160 draught beers, premium selections of different wines and spirits and a menu specializing in North American Cuisine.
As far as space for events go, the Yonge & Adelaide location will provide multi-levels, multi-bars and several meeting and party spaces for a variety of group sizes!
CRAFT proudly quotes, “We believe in making a positive impact in everything we do, from our workplace to our community to the planet as a whole.“
And it shows! Known for using fresh local food products from the surrounding community, Craft takes pride in their welcoming and inclusive restaurant atmosphere that draws thousands of customers each year to different locations across Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa — just to name a few.
With Toronto being the latest Canadian city to “catch the Craft” fever, be sure to keep an eye out for a late summer 2017 opening!
CRAFT BEER MARKET – RESTAURANT + BAR
1 ADELAIDE ST. E, TORONTO, ON
Artscape Gibraltar Point:
Artscape Gibraltar point is one of the great event venues on Toronto’s Island, steps away from a beautiful beach and the lighthouse. Easy access to the beach with a short ferry ride from downtown Toronto.
The affordable and distraction free environment with bright and spacious studios are perfect for events from workshops, conferences to weddings and staff retreats.
The Event Spaces in Artscape Gibraltar Point are different sizes and have a range of capacities;
The Beacon Room & The Fireplace Room:
These indoor event spaces have a gorgeous Island’s view. The space also includes a screen and projector system, small stage and with sound system.
Theatre (270), Reception (250), Rounds of 8 (128), Rectangular and Round
Tables (150), Half Rounds (108), Hollow Square (48), Classroom (130), Cafeteria (206)
The South & West Lawns
Artscape on the island is perfect for outdoor events with the capacity of the south lawn: 300; west lawn: 1,500. casual picnic tables, formal outdoor events, can be tented to suit. Screen/projector, sound system are available through Artscape Event Services.
Located south of the property and perfect place for wedding ceremonies, small concerts and outdoor activities. Open to public during the events and alcohol is not permitted.
For more information for the events please check out www.artsapeeventvenues.ca
Artscape Gibraltar Point
443 Lakeshore Avenue
The best trade show for home renovation and decor, The National Home Show and Canada Blooms, landed at the Enercare Centre on March 10th and will be open to the public until March 19th.
Whether you’re looking to create an outdoor oasis with beautifully landscaped foliage or you’re searching for inspiration for your next bathroom or kitchen renovation, there is a booth for you! From custom flooring to numerous roofing choices, your options are endless.
Some of the featured booths include; The Best Buy Smart Home, an interactive booth that allows you to walk through different rooms to experience technology that is integrated with living, and The Future Dream Home, a project featuring environmentally friendly materials that can be designed and customized according to the client.
Canada Blooms is eager to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday. The chosen flower of the year is the new Canadian Shield rose, that is hearty enough to withstand colder temperatures. Gorgeous gardens and pretty patios were sprouting up throughout the exhibition.
The National Home Show and Canada Blooms is located in the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. The show opens at 10 a.m. everyday from March 10 – March 19.
Oliver and Bonacini welcomed Big Rock Brewery to Toronto with a collaborative, unique two-level, fully accessible heritage space, known as Liberty Commons. The modern brewpub venue offers up two separate and unique areas to rent out or go big with a full restaurant buyout.
Barrel Room is a great space with room for either a breakfast rendezvous or a full seated dinner of groups of up to 32, or have a reception style gathering for groups of a 47. The Barrel Room comes equipped with a 60” flat screen television, but you do have to be conscious of shrinking the guest list if a/v is required. The room is backdropped with an upcycled beer cask wall and exposed brick.
The Drink Tank offers an airy space with slightly smaller capacity. Up to 24 people can be seated or 30 people for reception style mixers, private get-togethers or business breakfasts. The Drink Tank gives guests a great visual of the brewmasters at work in the on-site brewery, perfect for a beer lager enthusiasts or an ale-themed event.
The entire restaurant will get 173 guests seated or a large soiree with 340 standing. For any option, a cocktail services can be provided, with limitations on draft, and you can also tailor the beverage selections to enhance your guests’ experience! Match that with a customizable menu – including vegan and vegetarian- and you have a great event on your hands.
For all booking inquiries contact:
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller
This year, The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services and MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham will receive the 13th Annual Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award at the April 5th luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Minister Jaczek has been chosen for this due to her enduring help and dedication to the betterment of the community.
This year also falls on an important milestone for deafblind communication. On April 5th, 1887, Helen Keller was finally able to understand that everything has a name. When her teacher, whom later became her life-long companion, Anne Sullivan spelled ‘water’ into the hand of the young girls he life began to take shape. Helen Keller later went on to become the first deafblind person to earn a degree, she graduated with honours from Radcliffe College in 1904.
To help raise money to support the important services that CHKC provides free of charge to its clients, each year an annual luncheon is planned to help raise funds and awareness and to also recognize those who have supported the deaf-blind community and their families.
Special guest speaker at this year’s event is Gail Asper O.C., O.M., LL.D., President of The Asper Foundation and sitting Board Member of The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg Manitoba. Ms. Asper currently is currently the Chair of the Board of the National Arts Centre Foundation, is a member of the Board of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and is a Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
As of July 2001, the doors opened to Canadas first and only residential training centre for persons with vision, hearing, and combined vision hearing impairment, The Canadian Helen Keller Centre is a place for the deaf-blind community to go for affordable housing, access to services, and training to live independently.
CHKC has been giving the award since 2005, past winners include York University; George Brown College: Canadian National Institute for the Blind; The Honourable David C. Onley; IBM Canada; The Honourable Vim Kochhar; ICICI Bank Canada; Microsoft Canada; Reverand Robert L. Rumball; Jim Sanders; and Joan McTavish.