Meeting At The Hoxton – An Event Planners Dream

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask Deb, Ontario, Toronto

The Hoxton is the latest venture by business partners Jesse Girard and Richard Lambert, – and comedian Kenny Hotz – the guys behind Parts & Labour and The Social.  The venue is named after London’s Hoxton neighbourhood and is located in Toronto’s hip King West area steps from the Thompson Hotel.

The Hoxton highlights include a great stage area, state of the art sound system making the acoustics phenomenal, and a 8,000 sq. ft. space that can hold up to 600 people.  The main idea was to keep the space versatile, with lack of excessive décor and the large number of installed flat screens it is an event planners dream. The Hoxton allows customized decor and can accommodate the bells and whistles for whatever event the venue is hosting, whether it is corporate or private bookings.

In just over a month the Hoxton has played host for events celebrating TIFF, Fashion Week, store launches, and this week is their first large scale fundraiser “Fireball” (

Expect The Hoxton to be a crowd and corporate pleaser. and @the_Hoxton

Guest Post by Jay Reyes and Deb Lewis, ( CMP, Chief Experience Officer of CityEvents, ( You can connect with Deb at CityEvents ( or on Twitter. @cityevents


Bcctc Reception 2011

The British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce held their 60th Anniversary Reception on October 28th 2011. It was one of the must attend events of the year. The highly respected U.K High Commissioner to Canada Dr. Andrew Pocock attended the event. He was escorted in the room by a British bagpipe player, making the event more unique than ever.

The entertainment of the night was a special cultural fashion show and a jazz band. The hors d’oeuvres, music, people and ambiance made it a night to remember. The event was held in the luxurious Novotel Hotel in downtown Toronto.

For more information about the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce go to:

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Fireball 2011

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized


On October 27th, people took a trip down the rabbithole and escaped into an alternate world with Sheena’s Place. They hosted their 13th annual Fireball Gala.With great cocktails, delectable delicacies at the food stations, bidding on sizzling silent auction items, testing lady luck at the raffle and dancing it turned out to be a great night.

The Fireball Gala is an annual fundraising event that benefits Sheena’s Place, a non-profit organization that provides men and women affected by eating disorders. Each guest received a gift bag.











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Click the link below to follow Sheena’s Place on Twitter:!/sheenasp

Seven Screamworthy Halloween 2011 Happenings in Toronto

October 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Past Events, Toronto

Whether or not you’re dressing up for Halloween this year you have to admit how much fun it is to see your co-workers in costume, or to experience the nostalgia of trick-or-treating when the neighbourhood kids knock on your door. It’s no secret that Toronto is a Halloween-friendly city, with its hundreds of costume shops, community-organized trick-or-treat displays like the one on Cowan St. in Parkdale on October 31, and at least one zombie wedding during the 2011 annual Zombie Walk. Here is a look at some of this year’s goings-on:

1. Take a day trip to a Pumpkin patch such as Pumpkinland. Since Halloween falls on a Monday in 2011 it’s a great year to Pumpking Pickinghave some family fun; make use of your time off on the weekend to take a drive through the country and pick out the perfect pumpkin. Pumpkinland hosts a variety of fun activities like a Pumpkin cannon, ‘Friendly Haunted Forest’ wagon ride and more.

2. Try your luck in social media contests such as Lenzr’s Homemade Halloween Costume photo contest. Lenzr is a Homemade Halloween Costume Photo ContestToronto-based serial photo contest website that rewards real prizes for the best photography. Contests are always free to enter and submitting is easy. The best photograph entered of a unique homemade costume will win $250 in your choice of cash or candy.

3. Get a history lesson with a spooky twist on Muddy York Walking Tours’ The Haunted Bloor's namesake, Joseph BlooreStreets of Downtown Toronto. Departing from the ROM at 7 pm every night from Oct. 7 – 31, this two hour tour costs only $10 per person for groups of four or more people. Unbeknownst to its modern residents, the city of Toronto has a rich collection of mysteries, urban legends and horror stories. The tour moves south to Queen St. and then east to Yonge, exploring Queen’s Park, Old City Hall and Osgoode Hall along the way. “The final stop is one of the most notorious of Toronto’s haunted buildings,” says Muddy York Walking Tours’ website. “Several people have claimed to experience the unusual here.”

Guaranteed to be a hair-raising experience, you’ll never look at Toronto real estate (or Toronto mortgage brokers) the same way again.

4. The Boo at the Zoo Tundra Trek is taking place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Oct. 29-30. Free Boo at the Zooadmission granted for up to two costumed kids under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult. Participants will follow the Pumpkin Trail to trick-or-treat stations that lead through the Tundra Trek to Arctic wolves, foxes and polar bears (and more!) Daily ‘Critters and Costumes Parade’ will be taking place from 12 -2 pm. The annual Boo at the Zoo provides kids not only with an opportunity to celebrate Halloween outside of school and Halloween night, it is also a great way to experience the incredible 5-acre polar bear area (highlighted by an underwater viewing section).

5. Be anyone but yourself at one of Toronto’s impressive costume shops. Everyone, male or female, young or mature, loves the idea of being someone else for a day (or a whole weekend). From theatrical costume outlets renting out identities to high-end costumes at Malabar to White Bean Pizzasexy numbers from Seduction, Toronto’s retailers are hard at work on inventory management while the rest of us play dress up. For a listing of costume stores across the city, click here.

6. Get some real food prepared. If you have kids they’ll need something to combat all the sugar and if you have hips, you’ll want to avoid getting “Halloween hips.” These Halloween recipes, featuring festive organic ingredients like pumpkin and white beans, will keep your tastebuds happy without overloading your caloric intake.

7. Get to a party! There is no better time than Halloween to let loose on a dance floor. Marvel at the production planning of the Liberty Grand Halloween party as 5,000 witches, warlocks and Winehouses wriggle their way into the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex.

For a complete listing of Halloween howls, click here.

La Société: free cocktail event

October 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

La Société held the amazing cocktail event, Cinq à sept, on October 19th. They offered free tasty samples of delicious French cocktails and let people indulge themselves with the unique atmosphere.

It was a great opportunity to taste a sip of France in the heart of Toronto.

La Société is Canada’s Parisian bistro style and cuisine restaurant. A dining destination unlike any other in Toronto

La Société
131 Bloor Street West
416 551 9921




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