Fresh Batch of Venue Space in the Heart of Downtown – Batch Gastrobrewery.

April 4, 2017 by  
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Fresh into their one-year anniversary and celebrating with their 100th batch of brew, Batch by Creemore Springs is the kind of place where you go with friends and colleagues to get made-in-house craft brews and classic comfort food with a twist.

This two-level multi-space venue just south of Richmond St. on Victoria St (75 Victoria St.). opened in the spring of 2016 with the idea to bring small town mentality of Creemore, Ontario into the heart of Toronto’s downtown.  Don’t forget to grab a case of their crafts and some local swag on the way out.

With seven big screens sprinkled throughout the spaces, A/V accommodations are available as well as free wifi in addition to sommelier services and customizable menus (with vegetarian options!).


Batch Main Level Bar, photo courtesy of Batch.

Full venue buyout of the will get you 177 seated or 250 reception style.

Or opt for just the main floor and get up to 122 seated/180 reception style.

Downstairs has a ping pong table and arcade games with a separate bar and a window into the busy kitchen, this more secluded area will seat 50 or stand 70.


Lower level where everyone gets to sit at the Chef’s table. Photo courtesy of Batch

Visit their website:

Contact, 416-254-6881 for all booking inquiries

Or fill out the inquiry form here:


Written by: Paula McDines

BARO – Visit The Neighbourhood

February 23, 2017 by  
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Step into the South American food culture at Baro and feel like you are in midst of one of  South America’s exotic neighbourhoods. Located on the trendy King St., Baro in downtown Toronto is the right place for you to go for your next event. 

Interior Event Space at Baro location (Photo courtesy of BARO)


Baro is not only a place for having dinner with your family, it is also a great venue for your next event with three floors to choose from.

The main floor can accommodate intimate group gatherings of up to 25, the second floor which features the lounge (and a secret speakeasy called Escobar) can hold up to 70 guests, perfect for personal or working functions.

In the Loft, the largest of the spaces at 1,850 square feet, on the very top floor away from the hustle and bustle of busy King St. are where the larger events are held. This open and airy space with brick and exposed beams and a fully functioning wet bar a can hold up to 210 guests and be decorated in any which way desired.  There are also plans to open a rooftop patio come spring time.

The menu at Baro is filled with tasty mains and appetisers no one can, or should, resist.  Baro offers an in-house catering service by chef Steve Gonzalez. Or you are welcome to choose from one of the many catering services Baro recommends, such as Encore Catering, The Food Dudes Inc. or, our favourite, Citizen Catering.

Almost every kind of event can be celebrated here, from art galas and film and photo shoots to private dinners, weddings and birthday parties.

Don’t miss the opportunity to book your event now at Baro.

For all event inquiries for The Loft email Megan,  Events Coordinator, at MEGAN@BAROTORONTO.COM

For all other inquiries INFO@BAROTORONTO.COM

485 KING ST WEST | TORONTO, ON | M5V 1K4 |  416 363 8388 |

Solarium: Polson Pier

September 9, 2015 by  
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Solarium is the most spectacular event facility on the waterfront. It offers a unsurpassed panoramic view of Downtown Toronto and the harbour. It guarantees that have an unobstructed view of the city.  The inside is a stylish design with an all-grass room which has retractable ceiling, double-sided fire places and two patios.It is an open space you can dress up in a variety of ways.


At Polson Pier there are a variety of preferred and recommended suppliers for your catering, furniture and av rental. Plus the Solarium has an experienced special events team and they will help you plan perfect events.





Venue capacity:

- 800 Reception

- 300 Banquet

- 300 Theatre

- 200 Classroom




Space & Features:

- Ability to divide rooms with glass partitions

- 2 patios

- Coat check area

- 2 indoor/outdoor fireplaces

- 2 bars

- Full kitchen





11 Polson St




Phone number: 416 649 7437


Toronto Outdoor Movies Summer 2015: Catch some of your favourite films under the stars

June 10, 2015 by  
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Are all of you film-lovers ready ? This season’s outdoor movies in Toronto has started!

Well, when I say “about to start”, I mean not right now ! Although last year’s films were announced pretty early on, this year’s organizers seem to want to wait a little more and keep us in the dark. After a tiring search on the Internet (on the plus side, with a hot chocolate because of the weather), I could only find two organizations that are willing to share their schedule for the months to come.

We have that going for us, which is nice!

Christie Pits Film Festival starts on the 5th of July at sundown for his opening night with a title quite promising : “A Toronto Symphony of Horror”.

Three films will be shown to a terrified public (or not, we’ll see). First up is Nosferatu, directed by F. W. Murnau. What’s special about this projection, it will be featured by a live-score performance and original composition by Del Bel. What a treat!

The other two films of the night will be : Wakening, directed by Danis Goulet and Silent Garden, directed by Dylan Reibling. I can tell you this night is going to be legendary!

Stay tuned!

Hi Everyone! I am back with more dates for this summer’s outdoor movie frenzie! This time, it is Open Roof Festival’s turn to announce all the films that will be scheduled for their 6th season. And I can tell you that the selection is quite interesting!

Let’s begin with the first film that will be shown on opening night, which will be the incredible Kurt Cobain : Montage of Heck on June 17. This chef-d’oeuvre will set the mood for the upcoming movies of this summer! But before each film, a band will come up on stage and perform their original songs just for you! Isn’t that wonderful news?

June 17th with artist Montage of Heck

Followed by :

The Overnight on June 24th with artist Del Bel

Ex Machina on July 1st with artist Sam Drysdale

It Follows on July 8th with artist Jessica Mitchell

The Sandwich Nazi on July 15th with artist Abdominal and the Obliques

Pretend we’re Kissing on July 22nd with artist Hooded Fang

Guidance on July 29th with artist Rob Moir and the great lates

While we’re Young on August 5th with artist The Heavyweights Brass Band

Unexpected on August 12th with artist Os Tropies

Diamond Tongues on August 19th with artist Leah Fay


And that’s the end of it! Don’t forget to tune in to know which other movies will make your heart jump out of your chest (of love or fright depends on the film!). Thank you for keeping up with us!


Let me tell you, you won’t be disappointed! This year, TIFF and Park People have combined forces to bring you “TIFF in your Park”. This is an incredible concept that we can’t wait to experience for ourselves!

All genre are present and it is sure to please everybody, from your children to your grandmother.  Check out the list below to see which movie you will be enjoying in the park at night, with such a wonderful weather!

Fly Away Home on July 11th at 9:15pm at Lotherton Pathway

Kumbha on July 18th at 9:15pm at Scarborough Village Park

Hugo on July 23rd at 9:15pm at Union Station

Breakup Buddies on July 24th at 9:15pm at Chester Le Park

Son of The Sea on July 30th at 9:00pm at Earl Bales Park

The Good Lie on July 31st at 9:00pm at Moss Park Apartments Green Space

Beyond The Light on August 7th at 9:00pm at Maidavale Park

Hotel Transylvania on August 14th at 9:00pm at Flemingdon Park

Ghostbusters on August 21st at 8:30pm at Shoreham Walkway

Manufactured Landscapes on August 24th at 8:30pm at Celebration Square

Hugo on August 28th at 8:30pm at Panorama Community Garden

Pleasantville on September 1st at 8:30pm at Garden Square

Satellite Boy on September 4th at 8:30pm at Prairie Drive Park

The Sapphires on September 25th at 8:30pm at Fort York

That concludes our incredible selection of films for TIFF in your Park! I told you you were going to like it! We are spoiled and we like it!

Don’t forget to check out our blog and social media for more information.

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New design office space clear and simple commitment to our members: IQ Office

April 9, 2015 by  
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          New design office space clear and simple commitment to our members

     IQ Office

IQ Office Suites offers a customized shared office rental solution which also contains a number of meeting rooms. It is located in the Dineen building at Yonge and Temperance in downtown Toronto. The architecture was built in 1897 and has seen many changes in Toronto over the last 118 years. This office building also has a historic atmosphere which makes it unique .


The office and meeting spaces are designed to inspire you and to deliver the best flexibility and performance for your business or event. The space provides private offices as well as dedicated desks, as well as a variety or open spaces.


In addition, IQ Office offers unique event spaces. The event space can accommodate up to 100 people for social, business or other events. It contains four 60” media screens and has full audio surround sound.


The staff can assist you with anything from supplying rentals, to set up and tear down. They offer  a high level of personalized level of service to let you love where you work or host clients.


The IQ Office features top quality design, furnishings and technology. If you would like to learn more about this shared office space / event space contact IQ Suites for a tour.


IQ Office Suites
140 Yonge Street,Toronto, ON M5C 1X6
TEL: 1.416.238.1111

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