Liberty Social Hour – Le Bel Été.

June 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

social hour posterjuly10 and CityEvents invite you to a series of socializing and networking events. Each Thursday will be hosted on a beautiful summer evening in various locations throughout Liberty Village. We present to you the “Liberty Social Hour: Le Bel Été.”

Liberty Village is the creative centre of Toronto, highlighting everything that is artistic, urban and chic. Liberty Social Hour will give Liberty Village residents a chance to experience the venues, and potential of Liberty Village while meeting your neighbours or collaborating with a local technology company.

Join us on the following Thursdays and create some valuable relationships within your community, Liberty Village:
July 7 – Barista Espresso Bar, 171 East Liberty St
July 14 – Merci Mon Ami, 171 East Liberty St
July 28 – Locus 144,, 171 East Liberty St
August 11 – Mildred Temple, 85 Hanna Avenue
August 18 – Liberty Noodle 171 East Liberty St.
Sampler sushi appitizers
1/2 price sake cocktails
Sake tasting

From 5:30PM to 8:30PM, socialize, mingle, network, and experience your community.

And if that isn’t enough of a reason to experience this series, think of the free swag bags we’ll be giving out! We will be announcing a great drink or food special each week.

For more information visit, or and supported by

Here are some photos from the first thursday at Barista Espresso Bar: Link

Merci Mon Ami: Link

Locus 144 :Link

Mildred : Link

Liberty Noodle : Link

Andrew Designs Night – Secreto de Verano

June 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask Deb, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto


Andrew Richard Designs presented its Annual Industry Night Summer Secret last Wednesday. It was a great event and showcased some amazing talent for the event-planning industry. We were lucky enough to make guest list and got to sample a variety of food and drinks all night thanks to partners like Moët & Chandon, Belvedere Vodka as well as many other terrific catering companies in Toronto like 10tation catering, Encore Catering or Malbec Restaurant. Everything was delicious!

From decadent ice creams provided by Origin and Colborne Lane to sliders, ravioli and salmon, everything was delicious and perfected complemented. I particularly enjoyed the wines from Wines of Argentina, Chateau La Garde and Andre Lurton and the champagne from Moët & Chandon was absolutely delicious! The rest of my friends had a great night drinking beers and sipping on Belvedere Vodka cocktails made by the fabulous bartenders of R.E.D.


All this, coupled with sensual Argentinean tango and Brasilian samba, topped with an impressive show of Brazillian martial arts, it made for a riveting event!

Apart from the standout food, beverage and entertainment, the evening did a wonderful job at showcasing the venue. It was beautifully decorated and the atmosphere was perfect. It can definitely be adapted to

suit a variety of different themes and functions. The two storeys and patio create distinctly different spaces but has enough flow and cohesion to make for one great party! Definitely a terrific place to host an event if you have more than 400 attendees. The possibilities are endless!


Celebrate Bloor

June 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized


Coinciding (unintentionally?) with Father’s Day, last Sunday’s “Celebrate Bloor” was the perfect event for a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Hosted by the Bloor Yorkville Business Improvement Association with sponsors like Holt Renfrew and Manulife, the event promised to transform Bloor St “Red Carpet Style” by closing down the street and rolling out the red-carpet. They sure delivered. I was pleasantly surprised by how wide the red carpet actually was and even more so by the number of attendees there. It was very busy for a first-time event. Perhaps scheduling it for Father’s Day helped!

I have to say I had a good time there. The food partners were great. For $5, you had access to a wide selection of snacks and treats, not bad for being on Bloor St. I also got to take home a bottle of free beer from Stella Artois. I don’t even know if that’s legal. Are you allowed to hand out free beer, even if it’s a festival?


I was dragged to check out Shawn Desman who I thought was great with his dancing team and the crowd tripled when he came on stage, I also saw a bit of Keshia Chanté she was great, I skipped  Platinum Blonde, just not the same as when they visited my high school…ah back to the good old days… Great event!


Here are some photos of the event:

La Société Opening

I’ve always thought that someone should open up a restaurant right on Bloor St. – they’ll be perfectly poised to scoop up all the tired shoppers shopping on Yorkville. Turns out I wasn’t alone on that intuition.

La Société opened last week on 131 Bloor St. W. and when I attended the invitation-only opening on Tuesday, I found myself quite taken with the decor. The stained-glass ceiling was gorgeous and I loved the cafe style woven chairs. I saw quite a few city philanthropists and key restaurant and club owners in Toronto. Society photographer George Pimmental photographed the event.

Great place and atmostphere – a wonderful addition to the INK Entertainment family alongside other great venues such as Ultra, Ame, Guvernment etc. I’m really looking forward to going back and trying the seafood bar and hanging out on the largest patio at Bay and Bloor!



Dolce Social Ballroom

June 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask Deb, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

dolce1We recently introduced you to the hottest patios in Toronto. With delectable cuisine, incredible music and the best people in Toronto, the patios we highlighted will absolutely live up to hype this summer.

One of the patios, Dolce Social Ballroom, opened recently and we were there. Located just at the corner of King St. W. and Bathurst Ave., Dolce, as it is affectionately known, opened its patio in coordination with some of the youngest and hottest promotion companies out there: Lyme Productions and NuVibe. Between the crowds each company brought and the atmosphere of the natural paneling and white booths, the patio opening was an incredible event.

And we all know that King St. W. nightlife has always been above the standard. Small enough to be intimate but with the opportunity to share a drink with some amazing people from this great city, Dolce’s patio left no room for disappointment. dolce2

On the second floor of 647 King St. W., the streets below seemed miles away. La Dolce Vita, the beautiful life that is Dolce Social Ballroom promises to be an amazing patio this summer.

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