Withrow Common: the perfect spot to mix business and art!

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Opened in February 2018 as an initiative of CNEA, Canadian National Exhibition Association, Withrow Common is the new original venue for your next event!  Located at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, across from the Princess Margaret Fountain, this gallery art will provide you the perfect location for your guests up to 200 people.


Designed by architects Page + Steele Inc, the gallery is inspired by the mid-century Modernist architecture movement in Toronto in the 1950s.  It has a long and rich history of hosting many kind of events such as cocktails, intimate gatherings, workshops, corporate meeting, etc.

Mains – Features

Withrow Common is named in honour of the Canadian National Exhibition founder: John Jacob Withrow (1833-1900). He served as the fair’s President from 1879 until his death in 1900. A businessman, politician, and philanthropist, Mr. Withrow made many contributions to the city and community during his lifetime.


Thanks to a bid in 2016, the CNE was able to redevelop its offices as a clean, simple and contemporary looking gallery.  Withrow Common also offers the possibility of full buyouts of the spaces.

Desserts – The Icing

From the high quality service, to the memorable pieces of art, Withrow Common is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests Click here for more information.

Website: https://www.withrowcommon.ca/

Hours: Thursday: 6 – 9 pm
Saturday: 1 – 5 pm
For all other times: Appointment Only

Address: Withrow Common, 200 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Contact: 416.263.3860 or info@withrowcommon.ca

Capacity: 200 people


Come discover the amazing versatile space of Early Mercy in the heart of King West

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Early Mercy is a truly versatile space in the heart of King West. The venue offers guests an ideal setting for a variety of event styles including private/corporate events, cocktail receptions, seated dinners, product launches and film industry wrap parties. The venue is sophisticated.


Though Early Mercy serves wine and beer, their main specialty is cocktails.  Guests can cozy up on the banquettes, mingle around the centre bar, or move freely between the seating area and patio.

Main- Features:

The best elements of rustic and chic come together to create a warm, welcoming and sophisticated venue.Versatile 3,500 square-foot space that accommodates up to 400 inside and up to 150 on the licensed patio.  

Sides :

Early Mercy has its own list of caterers, choosing for their commitment to quality service and excellence. However, you can choose your own if you wish.

They have seven 60” LED panels that can display your custom video or images.

Dessert- The icing

If you are interested in offering a high quality and memorable event to your guests, Early Mercy is the place to be with a great open atmosphere! Click here for more information .

Website: http://earlymercy.com/

Hours: Monday- Friday : 11 am – 4 pm

Friday-Saturday Night : 10pm – late

Address: 540 King St. W, Toronto, M5V 1M3

Contact: (416)-507-0777.

This Year’s First Kasa Moto Mix and Mingle Summer Series Was a Blast and there are many more to come

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On June 6th the first edition of this year’s Kasa Moto Mix and Mingle Summer Series took place.

As these series of events always have been popular, this night the rooftop patio was also busy visited by over 100 people.

During the day the weather wasn’t favourable, but luckily by 6 PM the sky cleared up and the guests could enjoy a nice cocktail and some good food with the sunset on the background.

CityEvents and Shanny in the City are very pleased with the opportunity to organize the Summer Series as connecting people is such an important value for us.

We want to thank all the wonderful people who came out and visited Kasa Moto, as there presence was the main key to made sure the evening was everything we hoped for and more!

Don’t worry if you missed this event, as the next Kasa Moto Mix and Mingle Summer Series event takes place on July 11th. Keep up with us to find out more information on the next evening!

We hope to see you (again) on July 11th. Say NO to FOMO, just join KASA MOTO!



We came, we grazed, we sipped: Taste of Little Italy 2018

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The Taste of Little Italy 2018 took place this past weekend from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 in Toronto’s original Little Italy neighbourhood: College Street, between Shaw Street and Bathurst Street.

Taste of Little Italy is an annual street and food festival hosted by the Little Italy Business Improvement Area. But, contrary to popular belief, the event is about so much more than just ITALIAN FOOD! Attendees from Toronto, the GTA and beyond come each year to try food from some of Toronto’s best restaurants, play games at the midway, shop creations of artists and enjoy entertainment from international performers. This year, there was even a skatepark (with lessons included)!

The CityEvents team was excited to attend the infamous Toronto food festival on the Friday evening. We had the pleasure of meeting influencers Joanna Sable of JoannaSable.com and @JoannaSable and  Cindy of @WakeUpEatThis, and another group including Anh of hangryfoodies.com, Raymond of TravellingFoodie.net, Alex of HypeBelly.com, Brian and Albert of @TorontoFood and Rey of EatnMingle.com.

Our evening started at Hogtown Pub and Oysters, where owner Darryl Brown served up fresh seafood and prosecco (and showed us how to shuck an Oyster, should we get a craving while solo at home). We headed to Il Covo where chef Ryan Campbell prepared chicken skewers with a leek sauce, which we enjoyed on their front patio. At the new spot located right next to Pasqualino’s, we got a sneak preview of what’s to come with some risotto and perfectly spicy chicken! As if we weren’t already stuffed, we had the long-time favourite gelato at Sicilian Sidewalk.

Little Italy has evolved to be a colourful multicultural Toronto neighbourhood, and the festival did a wonderful job showcasing the diversity of cuisine in the area. Attendees come to try Vietnamese food in a vintage atmosphere at new and hot Pinky’s Ca Phe, ramen and izakaya at Ryoji and Thai and Malaysian food from Urban Thai. Although the neighbourhood is known for its Italian options, their advertisements truly did not lie: there really is so much more in Little Italy!

Aside from the food, the atmosphere was infectious. By night, the street was illuminated by lights from the games and flooded with the aromas of the food on the 50 extended patios. If people weren’t enjoying a seat and a sip, they were dancing on the street to the live music, shooting hoops at the midway, or mingling and meeting their food-loving peers.

It’s no wonder this festival is a long-time favourite of Torontonians, visitors and tourists alike. Needless to say, we are already looking forward to next year!

Share the love at your next event at Love Child Social House

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Share the love at Love Child Social House

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Love Child Social House is an open, spacious venue in a 7500 sq ft heritage building. It’s located in the King West neighbourhood, home to posh supper clubs, restaurants and bars (and TTC accessible). Its large space, beautiful (and instagrammable) decor and open concept offers versatility – have your next event here, whether it be a corporate function, a seated meal, a cocktail reception, a wedding or a product launch!


Love Child features two bars, ensuring your guests are served their deliciously crafted beverages promptly. Their bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly, and they also make great coffee and serve loose leaf tea. This venue can truly be transformed for any event.

Mains – Features

This new venue is quickly making its impact in the world of events. A social/work space by day, and a club/bar by night, its versatility seems unparalleled. The team at Love Child Social House has your back. Even with a truly unique event, the planning experience can be a breeze here with bar service, catering, live music and anything else you can think of.

Aside from the two bars and amazing space, there’s also a stage that is big enough for live music, great for a DJ, or the perfect spot for a guest speaker. Whether you’re hosting a day event or a night event, see your vision come to life in this open, versatile space.


The interior décor is unique and stunning, yet clean and classic. From the outside, you get the cozy feel of a heritage building. Upon walking in, you are immersed in a contemporary and industrial yet feminine feeling. Of course, you can use décor to customize your event, but working in a space this beautiful and simple makes the job easy.

With the stage and great sound-systems in-house, planning your event will be a breeze.


Love Child Social House is a great place to host your next event, whatever it may be. With its large space, open concept, and beautiful interior, it can truly be transformed to suit any occasion. The cherry on top? They provide all in-house AV equipment! From speakers to mics and everything in-between, organizing a speech, seminar or even a concert would be a breeze!

Website: https://lovechildsocial.com/


Hours: Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.  2 a.m.

Address: 69 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5V 2P6 (just south of King St)

Capacity: 400; 200 seated (maximum)

Sq. feet: 5,000


Contact information

Phone: 647.349.7717

Email: events@lovechildsocial.com

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