July 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

Everleigh is a new venue which opened earlier this year, in April, in the old Century Room. Everleigh is the seventh venture from the Capture Group

This is not really a club nor a bar or a lounge but an amazing mix of the three.  It’s location in the heart of downtown Toronto, (on King Street West & Portland St), makes it the place to go to in the entertainment district.

Once checked in, the space is a wonder at first sight. The whole venue is filled with eccentric & eclectic visuals. From the urban look mixed up with vintage designs and baroque furniture, to graphs and Mr Monopoly painting on the walls.

Everyone can fill quickly at ease in that kind of space as you will most likely be able to encounter something of your liking. The aim having been to recreate an overlook of the “Canadian lifestyle interpreted through nostalgia, art, music, cocktails and culture”

The space is available for corporate and private events. We at CityEvents had the chance to attend the venue’s showcase late June. The space is full of possibilities and promises. It will most likely make a big impact on your attendees as the venue is that unexpected! From a floor  of maple leafs made out of pennies to the ceiling, with steel shaped birds, your eyes will catch on a detail that makes the difference.

Indoor capacity: 5,500 Sq.Ft. with 500 standing cocktail reception, 150 seated dinner as well as a small patio.

Amentities: Includes state of the art AV system, DJ Booth and catering Kitchen.

For more information click here

Follow them on Tweeter: @EverleighTO

Or Facebook:  Everleigh Toronto

Evergreen Brick Works

July 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto

Evergreen Brick Works is a vibrant public space in the heart of Toronto’s Don Valley. This site is meant to grab the attention of its visitors through interactive workshops and community festivals. From being renovated from an assortment of weakening heritage buildings into an aesthetically display for green design. Open year-round, Evergreen Brick Works has many of Toronto’s most prominent buildings. The park has breath-taking wildlife at the ravines.


The Evergreen Brick Works is home to many famous event spaces in Toronto, such as The Pavilions, The Frances and Tim Price Terrace, BMO Atrium and much more.  With several ideal venues to choice from your special event can be turned into an original vision. The spaces offer various capacities from a seated dinner of 700 to a standing reception of 2,000. Events like Beerfest, Wild Blueberry Festival, CraveTO, Farmers’ Market have been held at the Evergreen Brick Works.“Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably”For more information visit http://ebw.evergreen.ca/about/event-space

Best outdoor pools in Toronto


With this hot weather happening in Toronto, no wonder that you are looking for a place to refresh in the summer. Here is a selection of outdoor pools you will find in Toronto. We added in some of our favourites that are not so public and not quite as busy.

Sheraton Centre:

Sheraton Centre Toronto offers you the opportunity to swim and relax in the largest indoor/outdoor heated pool in Downtown, Toronto. A day pass for non guests is $35 and the family day passes are available for $80.  The pool is open7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week, and until 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Thompson Hotel:

The Rooftop Lounge boasts 360 Degree and with its infinity pool offers a spectacular view of the city. Unfortunately, it’s only reserved for members, hotel guests and condo residents.


New this summer and has become a quick hit. The Cabana Pool Bar offers one of the best outstanding outdoor pools in Toronto with enough space to accommodate 2,500 sun-worshippers and seating for 850. Besides, 12 elevated and private cabanas, 42 oversized deluxe chaise lounges and an alluring 50,000 sq. foot enclosed patio area will definitively make your day. The pool is open from Tuesday to Friday from noon till 8 pm and during the weekend fromnoon till 11 pm. The entrance and the pool access are at $20 each on the weekend.

Hyatt Regency:

The Hyatt on King offers another pool with a spectacular view of Downtown, Toronto, but unfortunately reserved for guest only. Opened seasonally from 9:00am to 10:00pm, you’ll be able to enjoy snacks, meals and drinks near the pool.

Radisson on Queens Quay:

The Radisson on Queens Quay opens its outdoor pool seasonally, along with its patio and lounge area and has a fabulous view of the Toronto Harbour. The pool costs $30 per person Monday-Thursday and $40 per person Friday-Sunday.

If you are looking for public outdoor swimming pools, here is our selection to make the best of your day:

Sunnyside Gus Ryder:

Located at the foot of Lakeshore Blvd. & Parkside Drive, this swimming pool is one of the most popular in Toronto.  You will be able to enjoy morning swimming lessons or just the view of the lake, sand, beach and park nearby.

Alex Duff Outdoor Pool:

Located at the edge of Christie Pitts Park, it’s the perfect place to bring your children. The pool features a 25m lap pool, shallow splash pool for children, warm conversation pool, a deep pool for diving with a 1m spring board, and a two storey water slide.

Riverdale Park East pool:

Riverdale pool on Broadview features an outdoor pool open seven days a week during the summer months. The pool offers both leisure swim and adult/lane swim, but also close to tennis court and soccer field if you would like to switch activities.

Private or Best Condo Pools:

Some of Toronto’s condos have some of the best pools for their view, seating styles, and pool size.  If you are lucky enough to live in a condo with a sweet pool or know a resident, be resourceful and see who may be away from the crowds. Some of our favourites are right under your nose downtown.  Firstly the TIFF Lightbox Condo Pool, is lovely, quiet has cabanas. Check it out next time you are at Malaparte for an event, go up the magical stairs and you will see the pool above.  Some of the condos have indoor outdoor pools with make them great all year round.  Other condos include most on the waterfront but have enjoyed Harbour Square, Waterclub at One York Quay and also hear the condos around the ACC have some great pools. These buildings have a younger demographic and have heard you need to get they’re early for a seat and ramps up a little Vegas style.  Other condo pools to consider are Merchandise Loft Rooftop, The Bentley, Vevre, the Pure Spirits Condos in the Distillery and more coming in midtown.

Private Clubs

Some of the more comfortable pools we have experienced is when a guest at pools like the RCYC on the island where there are nice loungers and beautiful setting. If you are a sailor or tennis player you may know someone to invite you to these family recreational clubs.   In midtown, The Toronto Lawn and Tennis Club has a large outdoor pool.  It is a great size and offers a lot of versatility but can be quite busy.

Liberty Social Hour is Back in 2013!

Liberty Social Hour: Carnival de Sol this August!

The fun social/networking event in partnership with InLibertyVillage.com is back after the resounding success of our previous series Liberty Social Hour: Noche Caliente and Le Bel Eté, where attendees enjoyed a sprited evening at Locus 144 and Williams Landing.

is a dynamic neighborhood, minutes away from downtown Toronto, where creative, inspired and inspiring professionals work, live and play.

Joins us in this year’s adventure! It will be the chance for you as partner to be recognized as an active and engaging part of the community. Either by offering your venue as one of the hotspots that will bring Liberty Village together. Or by sponsoring the event you will have the opportunity to connect with young professionals and will be featured in all promotion throughout our social media tools, websites, newsletters and more …

Liberty Social Hour is an opportunity to interact with a great community, build relationships, and share ideas. Create new experiences with chic, artistic and urban professionals at this great series that will takes place at different venues throughout the summer and fall. Come out to Liberty Social Hour: Carnival del Sol.

The sun has finally decided to show up so what better way to welcome the joys of summer than by enjoying the Carnival del Sol

Join us, have a drink and network!

More details to come on deblewis.ca and torontocityevents.ca

Interested in being part of the event as sponsor or venue contact us: info@torontocityevents.ca

Is there an Outdoor Movie Screening Trend in Toronto

July 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized



What is this new trend all about?  Is it a new trend or just more events, the Harbourfront Centre and the CITYTV parking lot have been popular outdoor movie spots. You might have heard about it, and thought it would be a good idea to see one of the many outdoor movie screenings in Toronto this summer.

This is a great way to get out of the indoor a/c pumping theatre and forget Netflix for a night and get out to one of the many outdoors screenings in the city. Enjoy a night out and movies of all kind, from all time classics to more recent movies. Everybody can find their tastes thanks to the growing number of those events downtown.

If an old school drive in is your thing there is the downtown Lakeview Drive in at Polson Pier in the Portlands and Toronto’s only drive in movie theatre. For more info visit PolsonPier.com

Here’s a list of some the upcoming outdoor movies and their locations:

  • Open Roof Festival

The Open Roof Festival started a few years ago at the Amsterdam Brewery parking lot on Bathurst.  Open Roof Festival is an non profit outdoor music and film festival, highlighting independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world. Each movie night offers live music followed by a film screening at sundown every Thursday on from 7:30 pm. (Tickets: $15)

Location: Moonview Lot next to Corus Quay, 175 Queens Quay E (in case of rain the screening will be moved to  Studio1)

Upcoming screenings:

July 18: Molly Maxwell

July 25: Unhung hero

August 1: Bones Brigade

August 8: Gimme The Loot

August 15: How to make money selling drugs

August 22: Kings of Summer

For more information visit: http://openrooffestival.com/


  •  Tiff in the park

Every Wednesday TIFF & The Toronto Entertainment District BIA presents FREE outdoors screening of romantics classics

Location: David Pecaut Square

Movie Schedule:

July 17: City Lights – Trailer

July 24: Sleepless in Seattle – Trailer

July 31: The way we were – Trailer

August 7: Clueless – Trailer

August 14: Sense & Sensibility – Trailer

August 21: Roman Holiday – Trailer

August 23: Rain Date (Open schedule in case of rainy day)

August 28: The Notebook – Trailer

More information on: http://torontoed.com/tiff


  •   Christie Pits Film Festival

Every Sunday in July, the Christie Pits Film Festival broadcast all kind of movies in the natural amphitheatre of Christie Pits Park around 9pm.

Movie selection:

July 14: Gimme Shelter - Trailer

July 20 (Saturday): Shut up and play the hits- Trailer

July 21: Buena Vista Social Club – Trailer

July 28: The last waltz – Trailer

For more information visit: http://www.christiepitsff.com/home.php


  • City Cinema @ Dundas Square

Enjoy FREE outdoor movie screenings in the central Yonge and Dundas Square. Every Tuesday the movies start at sunset.  Seating available but you can bring your own chair

Upcoming films:

July 16: Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) – 9:00pm

July 23: The Napoleon Dynamite (2004) – 9:00pm

July 30: The Goonies (1985) – 8:30pm

August 6: Miller’s Crossing (1990) – 8:30pm

August 13: Strait Jacket AND Mommie Dearest Double Feature (1964) – 7:00pm

August 20: Spaceballs AND Serenity Double Feature (1987) – 7:00pm

More information on the screenings: http://www.ydsquare.ca/dancing-in-the-dark-sponsors.html


  • Free Flicks Harbourfront Centre

Every Wednesday watch FREE movie outdoors by the lake at the West Jet Stage at 9pm, Queens Quay

Movie lineup:

July 17: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of Were-Rabbit

July 24: Top Secret!

July 31: Street of Fire

August 7: The Triplets of Belleville

August 14: That thing you do!

August 21: Josie and the Pussycats

August 28: Audience Choice – Vote for your favorite movie on the list (see link) and help determine the final Free Flick screening of the summer.

More details on: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/freeflicks/


  • Movies In The Park at Riverdale Park East

Movies In The Park offers  Sunday Night screenings in Riverdale Park East. In the past they have partnered with charitable organizations to help raise awareness of the organizations and to raise funds through screening sponsors.

July 14 : Top Gun

July 21 : The Goonies

August 4 : E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

August 18 : Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Visit moviesinthepark.wordpress.com for more details


  • Sail-In Cinema™

Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre event.  The Toronto Port Authority presents Sail-In Cinema™, the world’s first two-sided floating movie experience.

For three summer nights, Canada’s Sugar Beach is transformed.  Movies are shown on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. You can Watch from a boat or Sugar Beach.



  • Dog Bowl Movie Nights 

It is a Facebook Group  offering discussion and random screening on Thursday during Spring & Summer


  • Junction Movie Night:

Enjoy FREE movies under the stars every second Friday in the Junction BIA this summer.

Location:  the Junction Train platform (Dundas St. West / Pacific Ave.)

Time: 9:30pm.

Movie line up:

July 19: Greenwich Village: Music That Changed A Generation (2013)

August 2: Citizen Kane (1941)

August 16: The Fruit Hunters (2012)

August 30: Audience Choice! – VOTE NOW

Want to know more about each movie go to: http://thejunctionbia.ca/junction-movie-nights-2013/


  • Open Screening Under The Stars

Saturday, July 20, 9:00 PM

@ Courtyard, 401 Richmond Street West

Members and audience are invited to present any film or video presentations. in this non-curated screening. (Super 8, 16mm, VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray or Quicktime file on disc or flash drive). http://pdome.org/category/seasons/summer-2013/

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