Liberty Commons the New ‘Rock’ of Liberty Village

March 16, 2017 by  
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Oliver and Bonacini welcomed Big Rock Brewery to Toronto with a collaborative, unique two-level, fully accessible heritage space, known as Liberty Commons. The modern brewpub venue offers up two separate and unique areas to rent out or go big with a full restaurant buyout.

Barrel Room is a great space with room for either a breakfast rendezvous or a full seated dinner of groups of up to 32, or have a reception style gathering for groups of a 47. The Barrel Room comes equipped with a 60” flat screen television, but you do have to be conscious of shrinking the guest list if a/v is required. The room is backdropped with an upcycled beer cask wall and exposed brick.

The Drink Tank offers an airy space with slightly smaller capacity. Up to 24 people can be seated or 30 people for reception style mixers, private get-togethers or business breakfasts. The Drink Tank gives guests a great visual of the brewmasters at work in the on-site brewery, perfect for a beer lager enthusiasts or an ale-themed event.

The entire restaurant will get 173 guests seated or a large soiree with 340 standing. For any option, a cocktail services can be provided,  with limitations on draft, and you can also tailor the beverage selections to enhance your guests’ experience! Match that with a customizable menu – including vegan and vegetarian- and you have a great event on your hands.

Liberty Commons - Photo by Cindy La (web)

A look in at the cozy space at Liberty Commons. Photo by: Cindy Le

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Written by: Paula McDines

St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church Plan your event with a touch of History

March 15, 2017 by  
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St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church – the historic building in the heart of downtown Toronto –  has an award winning Atrium and Courtyard.

St. Paul’s offers modern event facilities for all occasions, from meetings to receptions. These facilities include The St. Paul’s Chapel, the Library, The Great Hall and The Cody Hall .

The glorious Great Hall has wooden trusses and stone columns and can accommodate 150 people for sit down dinners and 250 people for receptions. Cody Hall, a theatre style hall with balcony and stage , could accommodate up to 220 people. It also has built-in audio/visual equipment.

The second floor consists of a number of meeting and Breakout rooms accommodating up to 40 people. Lastly, on the lower level there is a gymnasium with wooden floors and a 20 foot ceiling, making it an excellent space for planning game events.

The facility has elevator access, wireless internet and in-house catering.

For more information or to book your event, please contact our events coordinator, at or 416-961-8116 ext. 235.

Contact Information

St. Paul’s Bloor Street

227 Bloor Street East

Toronto, ON M4W 1C8

Phone: 416-961-8116


‘Together we can do so much’ at the 2017 CHKC Award Luncheon

March 14, 2017 by  
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 Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller  

This year, The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services and MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham will receive the 13th Annual Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award at the April 5th luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  Minister Jaczek has been chosen for this due to her enduring help and dedication to the betterment of the community. 

This year also falls on an important milestone for deafblind communication. On April 5th, 1887, Helen Keller was finally able to understand that everything has a name. When her teacher, whom later became her life-long companion, Anne Sullivan spelled ‘water’ into the hand of the young girls he life began to take shape. Helen Keller later went on to become the first deafblind person to earn a degree, she graduated with honours from Radcliffe College in 1904.

To help raise money to support the important services that CHKC provides free of charge to its clients, each year an annual luncheon is planned to help raise funds and awareness and to also recognize those who have supported the deaf-blind community and their families.

Special guest speaker at this year’s event is Gail Asper O.C., O.M., LL.D., President of The Asper Foundation and sitting Board Member of The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg Manitoba. Ms. Asper currently is currently the Chair of the Board of the National Arts Centre Foundation, is a member of the Board of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and is a Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


2016 attendees wait for the Award presentation in the Concert Hall of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

As of July 2001, the doors opened to Canadas first and only residential training centre for persons with vision, hearing, and combined vision hearing impairment, The Canadian Helen Keller Centre is a place for the deaf-blind community to go for affordable housing, access to services, and training to live independently.

CHKC has been giving the award since 2005, past winners include York University; George Brown College: Canadian National Institute for the Blind; The Honourable David C. Onley; IBM Canada; The Honourable Vim Kochhar; ICICI Bank Canada; Microsoft Canada; Reverand Robert L. Rumball; Jim Sanders;  and Joan McTavish.


Intervenor teaches a CHKC client the “two-hand touch” method of communicating


Written by: Paula McDines

Entice Your Palate At The Contemporary Japanese Restaurant: KASA MOTO

March 14, 2017 by  
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Perhaps your next memorable event will be with great Japanese fusion food? Kasa Moto is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto! They are located in the heart of Yorkville (where Remy’s use to be) at 115 Yorkville Avenue.

The two-story venue is topped off with one of the best sprawling rooftop terraces in midtown Toronto. With the main hold the main dining room and sushi lounge, while the second floor houses Bar Moto. Kasa Moto attracts various crowds to Yorkville looking for a seafood-centric menu, and guests have been keen to try out their patio scene.


A view of the Chef and his sous chefs crafting fusion Japanese food


Kasa Moto provides not only delicious food, including a number of vegan options but also friendly and incredible service.The event team there will take care of every detail for your next event, from the venue set up to tear down to the fused dynamic menu offerings.

Kasa Moto is a suitable venue for an event of any size,  and it is perfect for private dinners, weddings receptions, product launches, intimate celebrations, as they also have a special area for your guests.


Rooftop Atmosphere

  • 175 seated
  • 225 reception style

Main Dining Room/Lounge Area

  • Main- 80 guests
  • Lounge- 70 guests

Bar Moto Atmosphere

  • 40 seated
  • 90 reception

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The Extension Room – Dance studio twirls and spins into flexible rental venue

March 8, 2017 by  
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The Extension Room, situated just outside of the Distillery District, offers a number of dance classes for the aspiring ballerina or pilates aficionado. The bright and airy space can transform into a number of different set-ups for any occasion.

With 4,000 square feet of space which can accommodate up to 250 people if transformed from a dance studio, The Extension Room is ideal for your next event.

This trendy dance studio can easily switch into the perfect venue for your next cocktail party, product launch event, fashion show or art showing. The facility offers A/V equipment including a screen and projector system, that you can use to showcase sponsor logos or PowerPoint presentations.




(The Extension Room set up for a wedding can accommodate 100-150 guests seated)

Wedding planners and brides-to-be can also book this unique space. On-site kitchenette and two bars will keep your guests fed and entertained. Change rooms with shower facilities are great additions to help you get ready for the big day. Film and television crews will go gaga over the space. With neutral backgrounds and premium lighting, the creative possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

For dance class reservations and venue booking inquiries please visit


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