It is starting to feel like Christmas in Canada

Are you ready for the holidays?  Christmas is already been celebrated in Canada

with the decorations up and the growing number of events early this winter?  We are excited for many annual celebrations and event and have listed a few events

happening in Toronto this season?  Happy Holidays and have a wonderful season

with your family, partner, and friends.


The Taste of Life Christmas Ball

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Enjoy a live Holiday Concert starring Toronto Concert Orchestra and Chorus

conducted by Maestro Kerry Stratton and Vincent Chan. This fantastic musical

performance is accompanied by a gourmet meal dinner; dance at the ball in the

Conservatory; and luxury prizes including a 4-day Paris Shopping Tour, and much

more; plus exquisite gifts for each and every guest. This event will be a memory

not soon to be forgotten!

When: December 10, Wednesday

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin

Time: 6:00 pm  Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm  3-Course Dinner

7:30 pm  Live Holiday Concert

9:30 pm  Dance Floor Opens

For tickets and


100 Years of Christmas

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Celebrate 100 Years of Christmas at Casa Loma!  This season at the castle bring the

family to visit Santa Claus, watch a performance of the Snow Queen, View the 10

Christmas trees decorated by some of Canada’s top designers, view the Winter

Wonderland display, and celebrate with carollers, festive crafts, a holiday character

scavenger hunt and more! Visit here for more information.

When: November 27th – December 28th

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto


Toronto Christmas Market

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Again this holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic

of a traditional European Christmas at the Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by

the Old World and influenced by the New, this event captures all of the tradition,

and charm of a European Christmas Market. The Distillery market showcases a

number of unique and locally handcrafted products. Family entertainment includes

musicians, carolers and children’s choirs.

Dates:   November 28 – December 21, 2014

Times:  Tuesday to Friday: 12pm – 9pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Where: The Distillery Historic District

For more information, visit


Gingerbread Build Party

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Bring your family to the Ontario Science Centre this season for the Gingerbread

build party in support of Habitat for Humanity. Admission tickets are not required

for this event and as a bonus a 20% discount to the exhibits. Free parking is

provided for the gingerbread build.

When: Saturday December 6 or Sunday December 7: noon, 1:30pm, or 3:00pm

Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills

Buy your Gingerbread kit now


Breakfast with Santa at the Palais



This season you can visit with Santa at the Palais Royale! All children in attendance

receive a small gift. Some of the activities include story time with Elves where you

can Curl up by the fireplace; the warm Hot Chocolate & Taffy Rolling. Also guests

can join Mrs. Claus and The Candy Kitchen to decorate your own festive sweet

treat. There is something for the whole family.

When: Saturday Dec. 20th & Sunday Dec. 21st, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Palais Royale Ballroom, 1601 Lake Shoe Blvd. West, Toronto M6K 3C1



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Donate & Party with Canada’s Top Marketing Experts & Entrepreneurs

November 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto

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Join hundreds of Toronto’s top entrepreneurs and small business owners to enjoy an amazing night with complimentary drinks and snacks to get you in the holiday spirit.

Learn from Marketing Experts at Constant Contact & Green Lotus while supporting moms and women-led families of the YWCA this holiday season!

When: December 2 at 5:30 to 9pm
Where: YWCA – 87 Elm St Toronto
Free Event in Support of YWCA Toronto!

Celebrate the Donate and Learn Anniversary & Enjoy an Amazing Holiday Party!

The Donate & Party is FREE with a suggested $20 donation (tax-deductible) to our partnering charity, the YWCA Toronto who has been supporting women and girls for over 130 years.
Limited spots are available – Register & Donate now

What is the Donate & Learn Initiative?

The Donate & Learn Initiative was created by Green Lotus to support local Toronto charities and provide informative workshops with a focus on social media, online marketing strategies, and the tools needed to achieve online marketing goals! Donate & Learn events are FREE a donation to the partner charity is recommended (tax-deductible).

So far, the Donate & Learn Initiative has raised more than $18,000 for the YWCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.

Did someone say FREE Burgers? Fresh Burger Grand Opening

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Have you heard about the latest burger place opening in Toronto. Fresh Burger, winner of the 2014 Yelpie Award is moving to the Church-Wellesley village on Friday, November 28.
There are several burger places popping up all over Toronto these days, but none of them are quite like Fresh Burger! This boutique burger joint serves quality menu items with the freshest ingredients, making it a favourite among many.
They believe in their burgers so much they are giving away FREE mouthwatering burgers to celebrate the opening of its second location.
What really makes this burger place different than all of the rest? At first glance Fresh Burger’s menu looks fairly standard, offering up four staple hamburgers in two styles, Fresh and Prime, along with a side of fries and a drink. However, this restaurant delivers the best 100 percent prime grade burgers in the GTA, served in a fresh bun and topped with secret homemade sauce.
And it gets even better! Fresh Burger also serves authentic poutine, with real cheese curds thanks to owner Jacques Kavafian and his Montreal upbringing click here to see the full menu and options.

After the rush at 6 pm, Fresh Burger’s is offering a two-for-one burger deal after 7:30 p.m. until close (Friday Nov 28th only).

Where: Fresh Burger (south of Wellesley beside Second Cup)
524 Church St. Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C6

When:Friday, November 28, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. -7: 30 p.m Free burgers (First come, first serve)
  • 7:30 p.m. -11 p.m. Two burgers for the price of one
Let us know what you think about Fresh Burger? Have you tried one of Toronto’s newest boutique burger spot? If so, tell us about your experience by tweeting to @CityEvents
Become a fan of Fresh Burger on Twitter@FreshBurger2

Beer Academy

November 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto

Nestled in the hearBeer Academyt of downtown Toronto, the Beer Academy features a small-batch craft brewery, a tasting room and beer shop.

The Beer Academy is Canada’s first multi-functioning space dedicated to sharing the knowledge, passion and diversity of beer.

The venue also features an experiential event space that includes a sensory tasting bar, a beer-lover’s library, and a tribute to the history of the world’s greatest beverage.

With a focus on education and enlightenment, the establishment has a total of 9,000 square feet dedicated to beer-related events, plus state-of-the-art training facilities, including a teaching kitchen.

At the Beer Academy, we think beer is extraordinary. We get excited when we talk about beer, and are continually amazed by its versatility and variety.

We explore, brew, experience, educate and entertain. From grain to glass, we want to celebrate how every aspect of beer is remarkable and delicious.

_F6A4031Don’t think twice, Come with us and enjoy a good beer!

Academy brews or a fresh Creemore Springs to better appreciate the intrinsics of a well-crafted beer. From tips on glassware, to serving techniques and what makes a style a style, you’ll leave the Beer Academy with a new appreciation for one of the world’s oldest beverages.

Our focus is on brewing traditional and innovative Ale and Lager styles, for the love of beer.

Join us at the Beer Academy for a guided Brewery and Tasting Tour.

Tour cost is $15 per person, maximum 15 people per tour, first come first serve.

All tour guests can enjoy a 15% discount off any merchandise in our Retail Store.



MON-SAT: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SUN: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VISIT US 75 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5C 2B1.

Phone: 416-366-1786


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Andrea Palafox