Showing the Canadian Style of Living during the Seneca FAM Trip 2018

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On Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th, the International Department of Seneca College organized their 2018 FAM Trip for more than 250 international agents. At CityEvents we were thrilled to be hired to assist with the special events and planning.

During this two-day event, Seneca showed the different campuses and the diversity of Canada.
The first day, the agents were guided through the Seneca Newnham Campus and enjoyed a copious breakfast with the President of Seneca, David Agnew. Afterwards, they were split up in different groups and participated in different workshops and activities, such as ice skating classes and tours of the residences.

In the evening, the agents were brought to the Kortright Centre for Conservation, located a few miles away from the city. Here, they followed a maple syrup tour through the impressive woods of Kortright. After the tour, an indigenous ceremony was held inside the centre. The holy rituals of the First Nations were shown and two dancers performed their traditional dances.

At the Canadian-themed photobooth, the agent could take funny group pictures as the décor was all Canadiana styled, Muskoka chairs and the red and white colours of the flag couldn’t be left out.

The dinner consisted of a large buffet with delicious Canadian dishes and the evening was closed by a cosy gathering around a campfire with s’mores while a guitar player and singer were playing songs.

The next day, breakfast was served at the Westin Hotel in Don Mills where the agents also attended an interesting Social Media Class. Afterwards, the activities were resumed at the Jane Campus. During the day, the agents participated in different workshops, activities, classes and information sessions.

The FAM Trip wasn’t all work and no play. The last evening of the event was a bang with no lack of entertainment and food! At the newly renovated Brickworks, different food trucks and food stands served all kind of dishes from all over the world, such as Sushi, Pizza, Tacos, BBQ etc.

By serving such a versatile kitchen, Seneca wanted to show the diversity of Toronto and Canada in general. All the different nationalities make Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world and therefore Seneca finds it important to give as many international students as possible the opportunity to experience this diversity.

This was a large event for CityEvents in 2018 and look forward to assisting other clients on their next event.

After the food truck festival, the video of the FAM Trip was shown and final speeches were given. Seeing that the agents and Seneca Staff were together all the time during these two days, the showing video was an emotional and touching moment.

This moment didn’t last long, as suddenly colourful Lion Dancers appeared and played a powerful performance. These dancers were followed by Russian dancers, Bollywood dancers and Brazilian dancers.

After the amazing performances, the crowd was in the mood to end the night with an awesome dance party.

Join the 2018 Kasa Moto Mix and Mingle Summer Series Hosted by CityEvents and Shanny In The City

May 23, 2018 by  
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CityEvents and Shanny In The City are also this year teaming up and co-hosting the 2018 Kasa Moto Summer Series!

On Wednesday June 6th the first afterwork mingling event will take place on the rooftop patio at Kasa Moto from 6 PM until 11:45 PM. Save the date as you don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to network while enjoying a drink on one of the nicest rooftop patios in Toronto.

Connecting people is one of the most important reasons why we, at CityEvents, love working in the event industry, therefore we look forward to hosting this event again.

Seeing that Summer is around the corner, we hope the weather favours the event and this year’s edition will be as awesome as last one’s.

Cocktails, good food, great company, and the amazing backdrop of Yorkville, what more do you need in life?


We look forward to seeing you at the event. Don’t stay in Casa, just come to Kasa!




Best Marketing Tools For Event Planners

May 23, 2018 by  
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The most important step when organizing an event is the marketing and you will need to use different tools and platforms for this. The most obvious ones are social media but I am also going to tell you about other platforms that I use to market my events. Just keep in mind that marketing an event is not only for before the event but also during the event. These marketing tools will help you attract more attendees but also make your event look more dynamic and interesting.

1- Social Media


There are so many social media that you can use to create the buzz for your event but here are the most important ones you should be on:

  • Facebook: Facebook is one of the most important social media to use when marketing events mostly because you have the possibility to create your event, invite all your contacts and followers and it will also give you an idea on how many attendees you can expect. The other advantage is that all the persons invited will receive notifications and reminders of your event.
  • Twitter: Twitter is another social media that cannot be forgotten as this is one of the most used social media and you can tweet as much as you want without annoying your followers. Twitter is a great tool to promote your event before but also during the event, so make sure to share information and updates as well as videos during the event.
  • Instagram: Instagram is another social media that I really like to use to promote an event, especially during the event as you can share pictures, videos, stories and live videos. Instagram allows everyone to have a glimpse of all the fun of the event thanks to live videos where you can present the venue, food and entertainment. Make sure to use hashtags, tag people and add the location so your posts get more attention.

2- Useful Tools


  • Hootsuite: This platform allows you to schedule posts, pictures and videos on all of your social media so this is great to already schedule as many posts as you can so you can focus on other things in the meantime.
  • Event Sharing websites: Many websites have an event calendar where you can add your own event. These sites are really great as they allow you to share your event on many platforms and grow your audience as well.
  • Sponsors, ambassadors and venues platforms: Every platform is good to use so make sure that your sponsors, ambassadors and the venue are also promoting the event on their social media and website.
  • Online Storage: One of the most useful tool for event planners is online storage like the Cloud or google drive that allow you to keep all your files and documents safe. This is very useful as you can have access to your documents everywhere and also you are sure that even if your computer dies you won’t lose anything.


Watch our video below for more complete information and tips on How to develop a PR plan for your event.

Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to like this video, share it and subscribe to CityEvents to gain valuable knowledge about planning your future events.

If you liked this video you may also like our video series on How to market your event on social media.

BIA’s Taste of Little Italy 2018: Come one, come all, come hungry! Experience an explosion of food, culture and so much more

May 22, 2018 by  
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The much-anticipated Taste of Little Italy event is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate Father’s Day, the opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Toronto’s beautiful summer weather than by exploring one of Toronto’s most colourful and fast-evolving neighbourhoods?

The Little Italy Business Improvement Area (BIA) is set to jump-start this weekend-long food and culture event on Friday, June 15. The festival will run along College Street, between Shaw Street and Bathurst Street.

BIA’s Taste of Little Italy is free admission and TTC accessible. Festival hours are as follows:

Friday, June 15, 2018           6:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 16, 2018      11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 17, 2018         11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

With all the memorable elements you loved as a child, the BIA has added so much more! Your kids will love the midway, featuring fun carnival games with great prizes to win. If you don’t have kids, your inner child will surely have a ball. Or catch some air at the skatepark where you can enjoy skateboarding lessons. Check it out here: From sports and games to food and entertainment, this event is perfect for any fun family outing, or an evening with your friends.

Come catch a World Cup match at your favourite iconic bar, or adventure to one of the many new trendy restaurants and experience a blast of flavours. At the beloved Bar Raval, experience one of Canada’s most talented chefs Grant van Gameren’s explosive Spanish creations, or check out the hype at newly-opened Pinky Ca Phe chez Leemo Han, chef at Toronto hot spots Oddseoul and Hanmoto. Take full advantage of the beautiful weather with the extended patios until 1 a.m.!

This year, entertainers are coming from all over the world to perform at Taste of Little Italy. On Saturday night, see globally-celebrated singer-songwriter Sandro Giacobbe. Come back on Sunday for a performance by Dr. Draw, Toronto’s own violinist extraordinaire! Live performances are happening all day, everyday for the duration of the weekend.

Walk along picturesque College Street and find great shopping from local Toronto artists and designers where you can find jewelry, apparel, accessories, sports gear and so much more for yourself or for your loved ones!


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Host Website Little Italy BIA:



Twitter: www.twitter/TOlittleitaly

2018 Canadian Helen Keller Centre Luncheon

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On April 27th, 2018 the Canadian Helen Keller Centre Annual Award Luncheon was held at the Fairmont Royal York for the 14th time. The event is hosted by–and is a project of–the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP). During this luncheon, the guests support the CHKC by attending and funding the organization thanks to their generous donations.

This year, the Royal Ontario Museum was honoured for its remarkable efforts it has made for the disabled and the deaf-blind community specifically. Honourable Vim Kochhar, the founder of CHKC, presented the award to Josh Basseches, the Director and CEO of the ROM, together with a $5000 check in order to implement even more adaptations at the museum.

People who are deaf blind need appropriate care and this is often hard to obtain. Therefore, the Canadian Helen Keller Centre is indispensable. The centre offers a residence where deaf-blind people can live on their own and get training. Programs include necessary everyday skills such as home organization, grooming, personal finance, computer skills, communication skills like sign-language and braille and many more.

After the lunch, Jim Sanders – the keynote speaker and the former President and CEO of the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) – took the stage and gave an inspiring speech about being blind and how this did not stop him from succeeding in life.

The testimonial gave faith to the guests who go through the same condition as Mr. Sanders and encouraged them to not give up on their dreams. Everyone was touched by his words and only a great respect was felt for this exceptional man.

At the end of the luncheon, the usual raffle was conducted and many lucky guests won marvellous prizes.

Learn more about the Canadian Helen Keller Centre

Information on past awards and the host organization, Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons

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