The NEW Great Hall – Giving heritage a whole new meaning

October 23, 2016 by  
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A cherished Toronto heritage building that has been standing since 1889 has received a full renovation. The Great Hall located at the corner of Queen St. W. and Dovercourt St. was founded as one of Toronto’s first West End YMCA.  Rich in history, The Great Hall for over 125 years has hosted some of the most acclaimed events in the city. After being completely restored the summer of 2016, it is now ready to open its doors to all sizes and shapes of events.

Boasting over 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible space across four distinctive venues, The Great Hall is able to accommodate any size of event. These four venues can be combined or rented separately. Able to provide seating as intimate at 10 people up to 1,200 people. The four separate halls include: The Main Hall, Longboat Hall, Conversation Room and Drawing Room.

The Main Hall

This hall is a two-storey space that extends as large as 10,000 sq. ft. and includes a reception area, coat and green room. It also includes decor of large arched windows, a stage, 30 ft. ceilings and more. Capacity can fit up to 480 people standing and is flexible for seating and table arrangements. The Main Hall with the new renovations, has been installed with a state-of-the-art audio/ visual system.

Conversation Room

Located on the second floor of the The Great Hall, the Conversation Room is a classic Victorian room. With its white walls and chandeliered ceiling it is the perfect “gathering place” for your next venue. At 1,200 sq. ft. it can accommodate up to 117 people standing and seating is flexible.

Longboat Hall

In 1889 this hall became the first West End YMCA gymnasium. It is a two-storey venue with a street-level main entrance on Dovercourt Rd. This space stretches up to 5,000 sq. ft. and can fit up to 400 people standing. This venue is also complete with a state-of-the-art audio/ visual system and a modulator stage.

Drawing Room

This small but elegant room can accommodate up to 97 people standing and is perfect for small receptions, business meetings, luncheons and more. The Drawing Room also is equipped with a gourmet presentation kitchen and grand bar.

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Courtesy of: The Great Hall

For more information visit the website: www.thegreathall.ca

World Class at the Randolph Theatre

October 23, 2016 by  
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For over 20 years, Randolph Academy for Performing Arts has been involved in every major musical theatre event to positively affect local and national communities. Randolph Theatre continues to provide world class theatre art training, and continues to employ talented individuals and encouraging sustainability to Canadian and global entertainment.

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Randolph Theatre is also available to host major theatre events in Toronto from the pre-broadway runs of Ragtime and Fosse to the North American premieres of the Wizard of Oz and Dirty Dancing. During the mega-musical revolution in Canada, Randolph Academy has established itself to rise as a new breed of performing arts to meet the needs of a demanding and dynamic industry.

CAPACITY

Seating capacity is 518;

263 on the main floor and 255 in the balcony.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK WEBSITE LINK: http://www.randolphacademy.com

A Basement and the Secrets: Junction City Music Hall

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The Junction City Music Hall is a mysteriously enchanting bar/lounge located in Dundas St. West in Toronto’s downtown core. This music oriented performance space is highly dedicated to serving and building the local community and featuring a variety of artists.

Currently open between Tuesday-Saturday, The Junction Music Hall is a great place for large reservations and company parties as guests can engage with one another while enjoying the collection of vintage pinball and retro arcade games.

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Do you like live performances? Junction Music Hall entertains the audience with talented live performances from bands, DJ’s, and promoters with artists from all over the city! Engage in live karaoke as friends and family get together to enjoy a night of fun.

The cocktails have been crafted by the bar, with flavors that vary according to the day. The beers are sold at considerable prices, and are cheap enough to spend the whole night at the bar.

CAPACITY: 150 attendees / 75 sitting

Features of Junction City Music Hall

  • Mixing Board
  • 2 Mains
  • Monitors

For more information:

2907, Dundas st west – Downstairs

Toronto, ON

M6P 1Z1

(416) 662-7072

www.junctioncitymusichall.com

 

Comfort and relaxation at its best: Park Hyatt Toronto

October 12, 2016 by  
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The Park Hyatt Toronto is located in the heart of the chic Yorkville neighbourhood, on the northwest corner of Bloor St West and Avenue Rd. The hotel offers services and amenities to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. There are 336 guest rooms, and 45 suites.

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Venues

Park Hyatt Toronto has  at least 17,000 sq. ft. of luxury space. The space allows for various events such as corporate endeavors, social gatherings, wedding receptions and much more. All event spaces come equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment, lighting systems, and access to the 24-hour Business Centre. There are 3 main versatile venues, choosing the perfect space for your event is easy. Some of these venues include:

  • The Roof Salon with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of the Toronto skyline ( 140 capacity banquet style, 150 capacity reception style)
  • Intimate Mezzanine Lounge (60 capacity banquet style, 120 reception style)
  • Elegant Queen’s Park Ballroom (370 Banquet style, 500 reception style)

 

4 Avenue Road

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5R 2E8

Tel: +1 416 925 1234

http://www.parktoronto.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

How to market your event and create buzz with Snapchat

October 3, 2016 by  
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If you have been following our series of how to market and create the buzz on social media, here is our new video!

This time we are telling you how to promote your event through Snapchat: a messaging mobile app where you can share exciting pictures, videos and daily life stories to others in a 10 second window. Snapchat sends pictures and videos that you will be able to see from 1 to 10 seconds before they disappear. This application is used by millions of young users which makes it the perfect place to market your event to this type of attendee.

Here are some highlights of the video:

  • Snapchat is easy to use. You only have to download the application on your phone and create your account.
  • Snapchat has its own terminology such as: snaps which are photos or videos, and stories which are series of snaps that you can send to your friends. You can personalize any of your snaps with filters, emojis or drawings.
  • Unlike other social media, Snapchat has a time constraint on the shared content, which means any snap you send will expire and will not be seen ever again. Stories are the best tool for your marketing campaign as the snaps can be seen during 24h. The extended view time opens the door to all kinds of creative marketing campaigns. For example, you can create a series of videos and images showing the progress of the preparation for your event or the teams working on certain aspects of the event.
  • Snapchat is an exciting application as it allows you to be very creative and to stand out from other companies. There are different ways you can market your event and create buzz such are creating offers & promotions, teasers like a behind the scenes of your event, giveaways and storytelling.

Watch our video below for more complete information and tips

 

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