Geary Lane: A Hub of Culture and Creativity

February 20, 2015 by  
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Geary Lane – Toronto’s newest hub for culture and creativity

The Geary Lane studio is a laidback venue that runs on creativity and youthful energy. Located on Geary Avenue at Dufferin and Dupont, the multi-purpose space can be transformed to suit the needs of any creative project. Photography projects, shooting films, music or theatre rehearsals or to educate through workshops or screenings – Geary Lane is poised to become the choice destination for art forms both great and small on Toronto’s West side.

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Housed in a 3000 square foot professional film studio and former recording studio, Geary Lane has a unique look.  The central part of the space is an open floor surrounded with a massive white cyclorama for projection, a couple of plush leather couches, coffee tables, and a large carpet where musicians or speakers can set up to perform, the space. With 15 inch ceilings, an industrial kitchen, 3-piece washroom and a green roof, the venue is very accommodating and comfortable.

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The community-oriented team at Geary Lane understands and supports the concept of working together for the common good and are aiming to build a strong bond with a diverse community of local and international creative.

Venue Capacity:  220 for the main studio, with capacity for another 30 people on the beautiful rooftop patio upstairs

Outdoor Facilities: Patio roof

Access/Parking: No wheelchair access/Onsite parking

Availability: Open to your event date & time, just book in advance.


Geary Lane

360 Geary Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Telephone: (647) 295-0052

More info: www.

O Resto Lounge: An Intimate Downtown Venue

February 20, 2015 by  
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O Resto Lounge: An Intimate Downtown Venue

‘Food, Fun, and Friends’ is the Motto of O Resto Lounge. Located at 7 King Street East, the staff incorporate this vision into reality by embracing the mantra that, ‘at ‘O,’ we celebrate life everyday’.

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Open for Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, O Resto Lounge comfortably sits 80 to 100 people and provides a basic atmosphere for hosting events.

The restaurant is perfect for smaller casual corporate events as it is themed with elegant red and hot pink accents, classy black mini chandeliers, a fabulous long bar, plus a lovely front patio.

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During breakfast hours ‘O’s’ excellent food selections are complemented by the extensive list of coffee’s and specialty drinks. Whether you are in the mood for coffee, espresso, latte, or mocha, ‘O’ has what seems to be a never-ending list of selection. The array of choices extends to the Lunch and Dinner menu. A variety of burgers, pizzas, and poutines are among the list of comfort foods most popular at ‘O’.

If you are looking to host a late night event, ‘O’ offers a long list of red and white wines, craft beer, martinis, scotch, whisky, cognac, and cocktails- perfect for serving at your event.

We checked out the venue and it is quite casual so may be a good fit for staff events. We felt the rental and min spend was a bit high for the venue but the location is excellent as is beside the King subway.

Address: 7 King Street East, Toronto, ON
Hours: 11am-11pm (weekdays), 11am-12am (weekends)
Contact: 416-901-5535 or

HSS 40th Year of Business Celebration

February 19, 2015 by  
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HSS 40th year of business celebration

Hogg, Shain & Scheck celebrated it’s 40th year of business in style as they rented out the Ryerson Mattamy Centre ice rink and Alumni Lounge. The eventful night began at 5pm as HSS staff and clients took the ice for an hour-long free skate.

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The festivities continued at 6:30pm as over 100 guests gathered into the spacious Alumni Lounge and enjoyed a variety of delicious treats including: gourmet hot dogs, sliders, mini grilled cheese, poutine, and a wide variety of tasty desserts. Additionally, Chris Klein from Entertainment Ontario provided the guests with a great event take-away as he provided caricature drawings over the course of the entire night.

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Planned by the CityEvents team and Event Marketing Specialist Jason Schmidt and hosted by Hogg, Shain & Scheck and the Ted Rogers School of Management Alumni, the event was a great success. All guests left with a take-out container filled with candy and a smile on their face after having indulged in delicious food and being provided the opportunity to skate on the refurbished ice formerly known as the world-renowned Maple Leaf Gardens.


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Cloud Warriors Coming to Cagneys Wine Bar

February 18, 2015 by  
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Cloud Warriors is a phone based Twitter game played in WiFi cafes by clever people for real cash.

Cloud Warriors - data storage retreival gameThe rules are simple. Participants can use their phones or other devices to surf the web and get rare information, which are answers to questions picked at random by the Host spinning a ‘wheel of fortune’ which is sometime called the Thunder Wheel. The questions could be about anything, but will probably be about local events, businesses, charities and politicians.

Answering the questions in tweets with #CloudWarriors hashtag can yield cash rewards and prizes from sponsors.

Participants can come from anywhere in the GTA but will probably be local residents of Streetsville, or Mississauga. Everyone in the restaurant is eligible to play and win.

thunder wheel for cloud warriorsQuestions are picked at random by audience members who take turns spinning the Thunder Wheel; a crackling, booming thunder sound effect comes across the speakers at every interval as the wheel is spun. Every position on the wheel contains a trivia question for the audience.

The host reads the questions and challenge is presented in a visual representation with pictures and text spelling out exactly what’s required, illustrating the question to the audience participants.

Then all eyes turn to the Twitter-Wall.  The replies using the hashtag #CloudWarriors. The first correct ‘answer tweet’ to appear on the Twitter Wall, set to display #CloudWarriors responses, wins the reward and could qualify the participant for a seat at the Cloud Table.

CLOUD TABLE is where the most prolific winners are invited to sit and eventually where they compete for the Grand Prize donated by TeraGo Cloud Services. Drinks are free and tasty appetizers are laid out in abundance. The first correct answer gets to sit there, followed by the first winner with two victories, and then three and then four. There are only four seats at this table.

Cloud Warriors Debuts at Cagney’s on Tuesday Feb 24th at 6pm sharp.

CCagney's Wine Bar in Mississaugaagney’s Wine Bar and Steakhouse in Mississauga is set to host the Cloud Warriors event.

The event is open to anyone and any device.  It’s B.Y.O.D. which means players can bring any device the have, including phones, laptops, iPads, and android devices.  SURROUND Digital Marketing Agency reserves the right to examine, document winners’ hardware.  Each attendee will be asked to sign a release form granting photographers and videographers the use of their image forevermore in all mediums throughout the universe, or something like that. We will be making a photo gallery and videos as we do expect to run this game event in the future and will use this media to promote the concept to restaurants and businesses across Canada. There is some discussion around the Cloud Warriors event on SmartCanucks.

The Great Valentine Gala

February 18, 2015 by  
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The Annual 31st Great Valentine Gala

The Great Valentine Gala, was held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.  This year’s lovely Suhana Meharchand 2015 cfpdp Great Valentine's Galawas a fablous MC. The years award winners included Paralympic athletes who won medals in Soochi, Sir Philip Craven the International Paralympic Committee President, Gail Asper, Trustee from the Canadian Musuem of Human Rights & Maureen Sabia, Chairman of Canadian Tire.

After all the awards were handed out the real party will began with the best live music possible for the Valentine’s season, Matt Dusk.  Matt is one of Canada’s most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in 4 critically-acclaimed studio albums.

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