Located on the sixth floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox, Malaparte is an independent event space operated by Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants. Malaparte is a spectacular new private event space with floor to ceiling windows, it features a breathtaking cityscape view and has incorporated sophisticated textures, with shimmer and elegance, perfect for exclusive private events and star-studded soirées.
The space holds 150 seated and 250 for receptions as well as all onsite facility catering. The idea with this space was luxury as it has 16-foot ceiling with moulding covered in silver leaf and direct access to a rooftop terrace. The room is also equipped with two in-ceiling projectors with motorized lifts, built-in rigging points, spotlights, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Our favourite is the tiered patio which was the host of this years Nikki Beach during TIFF 2011.
Malaparte is any interior decorators bliss or a piece of heaven to individuals that enjoys luxurious venues with great sophistication. By working with the TIFF Lightbox and O&B there are a variety of screenings, launches, and special event possibilities.
For further details visit http://www.oliverbonacini.com/Malaparte.aspx
|Liberty Social Hour: Noche Caliente brought the heat in January!After the success of our Noche Caliente at Locus 144, Liberty Social Hour started the New Year with a bang at William’s Landing in Liberty Village.
Located just minutes away from the chaotic streets of the downtown core, Liberty Village is an emerging community just west of downtown Toronto. The stomping ground for many artists and new local business establishments, Liberty Village is the new creative hub of Toronto; projecting all that is artistic, urban, and chic.
The Liberty Social Hour gave local residents and businesses a chance to experience the potential of Liberty Village at a chic and urban venue while interacting with their community. It was the perfect opportunity to create valuable relationships while exchanging and sharing ideas and opinions concerning the life and work in Liberty Village. Williams Landing is one of the many beautiful venues that Liberty Village has to offer. You can’t help but to become engaged in your community!
Winters may be cold but we brought the heat to Liberty Village: Noche Caliente.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and made valuable relationships, while experiencing their community.
Liberty Social Hour: Noche Caliente
To view pictures from this event visit, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto
A Warm November Night in Toronto’s ‘Hottest Neighbourhood’
The Liberty Social Hour promoted its first event of the winter, La Noche Caliente, as an opportunity to ‘enjoy a blazing hot night in the winter’ and it proved to be quite the accurate description. La Noche Caliente, held at Locus 144, provided a very soothing and stylish ambience distinguishable by its dimmed lights and delightful live music. Located on 147 East Liberty Street, this resto-lounge caters to all demographics as owner Cassius Williams gracefully states, “our main priority is to offer fantastic service; we are very casual in our style and not pretentious or judgemental in any way.” The atmosphere was incredibly friendly as strangers became acquaintances and workers expanded their networks over a few reasonably priced drinks.
The event was organised through RPC Group and City Events and promoted “the chance to connect with the artistic, urban, professional, chic crowd at Liberty Village.” Liberty Village is widely considered the hottest new neighbourhood in Toronto, as seen through its communal growth as new condominiums, offices, and shops continue to shape its increasingly dynamic community. Events such as La Noche Caliente provided workers and residents in the area, overwhelmingly young professionals, to meet like-minded individuals and expand their respective networks. Roger Caltworth, a consultant for an innovative start-up IT firm said he moved to Liberty Village five years ago from downtown and since then has not regretted it. “I’ll probably live here for another five years and then eventually move to the suburbs. My property has already doubled in value since I purchased it and it will continue to rise,” as he said with a smile. However, Roger’s one comment was this: “I’d like to see more independent shops and local businesses in the area.”
‘’I encourage everyone, if you haven’t been, you need to come to the next one…I love meeting new people and minute I walked through the door I met somebody new and I’ve been talking to her like I’ve known her for a while. So every time I’m here, I end up with a new friend, an acquaintance, somebody I actually stay connected with. That’s what I really love about it’’ Karlyn mybeautybank.ca
‘’I think it’s a really cool event. It’s my second one. And it’s just good to get off the office, network and meet new people and expand your business’’ Peter midniteruntoronto.com
‘’I actually saw a poster across the street …. and I decided to come check it out. There’s a great vibe, the people here are really friendly. It’s good times.’’ Joshua Liberty, Village Resident
This was the only critical comment mentioned at the event. Many of the guests thoroughly enjoying the evening but also wondered why more events like this don’t happen more often in the area. Liberty Village is a thriving and vibrant community but as any young professional will tell you, the motto is ‘work hard, play hard’ and it’s simply difficult to ‘play hard’ in Liberty Village. This is why La Noche Caliente was so successful. It gave the residents an opportunity after work to enjoy a drink, hear great music, and socialize with others before heading out into the chilly November evening.
The night however belonged to the residents and businesses of this trendy community. The event showed its flair and culture with the live jazz band, the Sultan of Soul. The lead singer’s calming voice could have you imagining a resort in the Caribbean. City events and RPC Group provided the platform and their work have continuously made this community even more connected with each other. RPC Group’s objective in using social media is to ‘effectively reach, build and maintain relationships with their consumers.’ The mood reflected this perception as the evening started: quiet and formal but gradually became more casual through the vibrant soulful music and the inevitable dancing which accompanied it.
Cassius Williams hopes to see more lounges in the area as a way of bringing clientele from other neighbourhoods to Liberty Village. Many of the guests said they were already spending more of their time on the weekends in Liberty Village than before. If events like ‘La Noche Caliente’ were organized more frequently then they may no longer need to travel east for that enjoyable night out.
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|We present to you, round two of Liberty Social Hour: Noche Caliente
inLibertyVillage.com and CityEvents invites you to a series of casual socializing and networking events. This fall, we will be hosting evening events at Locus 144 and William’s Landing in Liberty Village. Located just minutes away from the chaotic streets of the downtown core, Liberty Village is an emerging community just west of downtown Toronto. The stomping ground for many artists and new local business establishments, Liberty Village is the new creative hub of Toronto; projecting all that is artistic, urban, and chic. The Liberty Social Hour will give local residents and businesses a chance to experience the potential of Liberty Village at different venues while interacting with their community. It’s the perfect opportunity to create valuable relationships while exchanging and sharing ideas and opinions concerning the life and work in Liberty Village. Enjoy one of the many beautiful venues that Liberty Village has to offer. You can’t help but to become engaged in your community!“CityEvents and InLibertyVillage.com hosted the summer Liberty Social Hour –Le Belle Ete, which enabled locals to mingle with each other. Locus 144, located in The Liberty Market, held a successful community networking event showcasing their unique dinner menu and spirits lists. The ambience of Locus144 is very soothing, a great place to unwind and submerge yourself into the warm and cozy colour pallets of the decor. Lights were dimmed to perfection and the music just loud enough so people could still talk.” -SnapDownTowntoronto.comWinters may be cold but we are bringing the heat to Liberty Village- Noche Caliente.Join us on the following days and create valuable relationships within your community – in your Liberty Village:Wednesday, November23rd. – Locus 144, 144-171 Liberty St., www.Locus144.com Half price appitizers, Drink specials include: $5 bar rail drinks, $6 beers and $8 wine
Thursday, January 26th. - William’s Landing, 120 Lynn Williams St.
From 5:30PM to 9:30PM, socialize, mingle, network, and experience your community.
You can always find a new weekly drink or food special when you come to Liberty Social Hour.
For pictures of the November 23rd Liberty Social Hour: Noche Caliente go to: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150385859481687.355646.512176686&type=3&mid=53
Last year they adopted 154 families for Christmas and this year they are hoping to adopt 200 families in the GTA.
The premiere screening of the Holiday Helpers documentary was a success.
You can view the trailer for the film at www.holidayhelpers.org
The documentary is 37 min and will be submitted for consideration at the film festivals. There is also a special preview screening.
The screening was an open event and everyone was welcome to attend! Afterwards there was a post screening reception at Against the Grain, Corus Quay.
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