Celebrate your Father with the Perfect Outing in Toronto

May 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto

It’s almost that time of the year again! Father’s Day is quickly approaching so we are here to help you find the perfect event for you and your dad. The variety of events are all sure to be a hit as there is something for everyone to enjoy! “Do It for Dad” Father’s Day Walk/Run Sunday June 15th at Ashbridge’s Bay Park Celebrate Father’s Day this year by honoring the men in you life and support the Prostate Cancer Foundation at this year’s “Do it For Dad” walk/run! This is an event that the whole family can enjoy as there will be a BBQ lunch, entertainment and 100s of prizes! www.walktolive.ca do it for dad 5th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show Sunday June 15th 12pm-5pm, Bloor Street form Avenue Road to Bay Street This spectacular red-carpet event will take place in one of the most luxurious shopping districts in North America. Admission is free so bring the whole family and join in supporting Prostate Cancer Canada on Father’s Day and see over 120 examples of classic and exotic cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette, Porsche and more. The 5th anniversary event will debut the Super Car Corral plus a Mustang Corral to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic brand! www.yorkvilleexotics.com carshow-logo Father’s Day BBQ at Casa Loma Sunday June 15th, 11am-5pm, Casa Loma Don’t miss a fun-filled father’s day at the beautiful Casa Loma! All tickets include the Father’s day BBQ, live entertainment, family activities, a self guided tour and multimedia audio guide. Adult (18-59) $40.00 Child (4-13) $30.00 Senior (60+) $35.00 Youth (14-17) $35.00 Children Under 3 are Free www.casaloma.org/events casaloma Toronto Fathers Day Cruise Sunday June 14th at 6:30pm or June 15th at 11:30am, 539 Queens Quay West Looking for a unique Fathers Day gift? Then a Toronto Fathers Day Cruise is the perfect Fathers Day Present! Experience a Father’s day brunch from the water on the Jubilee Queen Cruise where you and your family will enjoy a 2 hour tour of the Toronto Islands & Harbour while feasting on a fabulous buffet menu prepared fresh onboard by an award winning chef. The Fathers Day Cruise menu has something for everyone in your family even vegetarian options! www.jubileequeencruises.ca/Toronto HeadersFathersDayCruise Luxury Cigar Experience In Niagara June 13th, 3pm- 10pm, 4560 Cave Springs Road Beamsville, Ontario Enjoy an intimate evening with some of the lifestyle industry’s finest. This is an experience that you will reminisce about for years to come and an incredible way to celebrate the Father’s Day weekend. The Evening Starts with a cold Steam Whistle sampling at the Brewery in downtown Toronto, Roundtrip Transportation from Steam Whistle Brewery to Niagara, a gourmet BBQ at a Private Cave Springs Location,tutored Wine Tasting with Mr. Len Pennachetti, Founder of Cave Springs.The Evening then winds down with a sunset smoke featuring Premium Nicaraguan Cigars, a brand ambassador leads you through a paired Hennessy tasting ,Private Cigar Tasting with Markus Raty, Presidente and receiver a luxury gift bag. www.eventbrite.ca/e/luxury-cigar Etiqueta de Cohiba 1 For Toronto upcoming events check our website upcoming events, at www.torontocityevents.com

Find the hottest spots to cool off this summer

May 30, 2014 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Event Venues

With the weather warming up, the beautiful breeze in the air, the sun staying up a lot longer, summer isn’t the only season around the corner; it’s also patio season.  Just in time for this season blogTO’s Patio Guide app  ‘The Toronto Patio Guide.’ If you haven’t already downloaded it, we highly recommend you do.



The Toronto Patio Guide app is dedicated to helping you find the perfect patio for whatever your evening has in store.   Feel like staying close to home tonight; use the ‘Patios Near Me’ option.  It will tell you your distance from the patio and even suggest a route to get there.

In the mood to explore a new part of the city; this app has the options of being divided in specific neighbourhoods and for those feeling a bit adventurous there is always the “Feeling Lucky” option. Shake the app and it will suggest a patio you might like.

You are also able to pick the date and time to see restaurant daily specials.  If the temperature is a bit cooler or it looks like it might rain, there is a solution for that. Use advanced search options to display patios that are heated and covered.  The advanced search can also help sort between rooftop, backyard, sidewalk, and courtyard.


Lastly you are able to sort patios by beers!  You are able to search for patios with pints for 5$ or under.  Users are able to scroll through which beers restaurants have on draft.

Once you have finally picked your perfect patio, easily share the patio information using the apps share option through Twitter, Facebook, SMS or email.  Keep track of your favourite patios by saving them to your blogTO profile. It’s as simple as clicking the heart symbol and it will be stored so you don’t need to remember the name of it.


The Toronto Patio Guide app is available for both iPhone and Android. If you live in the city or are just here for a visit this app is perfect for patio patrolling.  Become a pro at patio hopping and impressive your friends with your knowledge of all the hottest spots to cool off are!

To find out more about this app click here 

Switch, a playful night-time venue

May 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues

Located on Colborne street, Switch is a delightful contradiction, as this venue is both a place to unwind & a space that gets wild.


Catering to the young urban professional from Thursday to Sunday, the lower level Rec Room and main floor bar offer upscale snacks and delightful drinks for the after work crowd to munch and sip. Downstairs, an open kitchen, custom built booths and comfortable seating provide the ideal living room to screen sports and play retro video games. At 10pm the bar makes the switch to a lively lounge with theatrical performances and sideshow spectacles. A space with vintage carnival design elements and endless curiosities, Switch plays host to private events throughout the rest of the week.


What you need to know :
• 3500 Square feet.
• 240 person capacity
• Open Kitchen with upscale snacks menu
• 11 VIP Booths.
• 7 retro video arcade games
• 2 full service bars

55 colborne street

For event inquiries : david.berlad@storysbuilding.com

Ballet Event House, the destination for a cabaret!

May 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues

On May 8th 2014, CityEvents staff was invited to the Ballet Event for “A Hidden Parisian Gem on Eclectic Ossington”, a networking event and venue open house. Located at 227A Ossington Avenue, the intimate atmosphere of the venue is immediately apparent.

Under their dim light and candles, the staff welcomed us with hors d’oeuvres. In addition to the appetizers, special drinks were also featured including, The Strawberry Aloe Hibiscus, Lemon Grass Delight and The Lychee Martini. These cocktails  were a bit out of the ordinary but very tasty.

Ballet Event House has been known as the hottest venue on Ossington since 2013. This particular event, featured  a sensual dance show, a Jazz & Blues live music performance with Errol Fisher, which held a real experience to foretaste just for a moment, before coming back to reality!

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The venue would be perfect for events such as:

– Music performances

– Music video releases

– Birthdays

– Bar Mitzvahs

– Holiday parties

– Bachelor parties

… the venue is equipped with:

– 4 large 10-person banquettes facing main stage

– Private 50-person VIP

– 2 fully-equipped bars with up to 4 bartenders

– In-house catering by the Saint Tavern or external options

– LCD projector and screen

– Fully-equipped live music mixer and speaker system

– In-house troupe of choreographed burlesque dancers

– DJs, MCs and entertainment consulting

– Access to private rear entrance

Attracted by this venue, which can hold up to 250 guests?

For more information email: INFO@BALLETOSSINGTON.COM

For more information, visit their website ! http://www.balletossington.com/


Author: Annie NGUYEN


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The Citizen – Refined Comfort in a Timeless Sports Bar

May 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues

The newest addition to King Street West, The Citizen has just recently opened its doors for local residents. Inspired by the vintage design from the 1930’s this restaurant/bar is becoming the new hotspot, serving timeless classics with a contemporary edge.

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Ian Rydberg has carefully crafted a place of comfort, timelessness and sophistication. He has redesigned the space by using both vintage and contemporary elements in the décor. The spacious venue seats 197, has elegant and comfortable leather couches, original beams from the historic Gooderham and Worts distillery, along with numerous vintage sports equipment that immediately captures your attention. The sports bar ambiance provides a perfect setting to unwind, relax and have drinks with a few friends.

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Amanda Walti is the executive chef whose inspiration behind the menu stems from classic home cooked, comfort food with a unique and contemporary twist. Focusing much attention on food associated with bar snacks, Walti has been able to reinvent dishes that are favored by many. Pairing with the food the carefully crafted cocktails also have a classic resemblance, balanced with a modern and distinctive taste.

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Additional Info:

The Citizen also provides its guests with phone charging stations, 8 TV’s for the individual selection of its guests and is equipped with free Wifi. The elegant, comfortable and vintage feel provides a space of quality, where both historical and contemporary elements are brought together to create a unique space for the residents of King Street West.


Contact Info/ Location:

522 King Street West (Entrance On Brant St.)

Toronto, Ontario M5V 1L7

T: (416) – 703 – 2800

F: (416) – 703 – 6088

For more information visit http://thecitizento.com



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