Barque Butcher Bar, the best BBQ experience in town!

June 29, 2017 by  
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Barque Smoke House presents its extended new bar Barque Butcher Bar. This wooden space is perfect for social and corporate dining. You can buy some fresh products from the restaurant. Bar suggest special food with gluten-free and dairy-free or for vegetarian and vegan people.

Their specialty is Smoker’s Choice Family Style Meat, this special menu is a large platter for sharing. You will live a refined BBQ experience. For only $44 per person, you can have wings, salad, one side, you can choose 3 types of meat on 9 different types of meat and day’s dessert. Don’t miss it! For groups of up to 10, hands-on cooking sessions reveal the secrets to achieving BBQ perfection in an over or a smoker.

Barque Butcher Bar suggests a lot of meats, from poultry to seafood, everyone can find what he likes! Between $5 and $16, it’s totally accessible. Plus, you can take fresh salad, fries or poutine. And don’t forget to taste their daily cupcakes. The maximum capacity is 40 private seats, 25 semi-private seats, and 60 standing.

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By Kevin Hewitt Photography.

Venue:

Barque Butcher and Bar

287 Roncesvalles Avenue

Toronto, ON M6R 2M3

 

Hours:

SHOP HOURS:

Monday – Thursday: 12PM – 10PM

Friday: 12PM – 11PM

Saturday: 10AM – 11PM

Sunday: 10AM – 9:30PM

KITCHEN HOURS

Monday – Thursday: 5PM – 10PM

Friday: 5PM – 11PM

Saturday: 12PM – 11PM

Sunday: 12PM – 9:30PM

By Kevin Hewitt Photography

 

In order to register you:

416.532.7700

butchers@barque.ca

 

For private event, register you at:

events@barque.ca

Social Media:

Website: https://barque.ca/pages/butcherbar

Twitter: @barquebutchers

Instagram: @barquebbq

Facebook: @barquebutchers

By Kevin Hewitt Photography

Canadian Special Events Showcases Some of the Best Toronto Has to Offer for Event Planners

April 19, 2017 by  
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Whether you are a seasoned pro with a long list of clients, or you are a graduate straight out of school. The event planning world will keep you on your toes, as it constantly evolves. Technology is becoming an ever-present aspect at events with social media being a popular tool to market your event and to engage your guests. Engaging your guests at events can be a challenge. With the right tools and activations, your event will be one to remember and keep guests coming back or talking about it for days and weeks after.

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Customized runners at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The CityEvents team took to the CSE Tradeshow floor, fresh after our CEO, Deborah Lewis, won the Independent Event Planner Award at the CSE Reader’s Choice Awards Gala, the night before.

Some of our favourite highlights included:

ABSOLUTE EVENTS & MANAGEMENT: specializing in interactive entertainment, they focus on brand engagement through customized activations. Touchscreens that include games and photo booth applications means your guests will likely be more involved at your event and will recognize branding and logos quicker. Other event materials that Absolute provides include; signage, custom tents, promo gear, photo backdrops and swag for giveaways

ABBEY ROAD ENTERTAINMENT: From their humble beginning of renting poker tables and karaoke machines for small parties Abbey Road is now a full-fledged entertainment management company working with fortune 500 companies. Each year their inventory and services expand as they position themselves to become the go-to for event rentals. Along with their classic casino and karaoke rentals, Abbey Road also offers photo and video booths, arcade games, giant games, carnival games, promotional material, virtual reality experiences, performance and talent, and custom branding on almost all of their wares.  

 

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Catch The Light Arcade table game, one of the many arcade options ABBEY ROAD has to offer to rent

WILSONS: Toronto’s favourite mobile ice cream bar! Showing off some of the most delicious ice cream flavours with equally satisfying names (Hello Handsome, Bombshell, Can’t Get Enough), Monsieur Wilson specializes in building your own desired ice cream cup with a choice of over 50 premium toppings. With their rentable Airstream, clients can customize the mobile vehicle and use it for a variety of purposes like creating a mobile meeting room, dressing room, showroom, photo booth or Ice Cream Bar.

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Some many toppings to choose from to customize our Wilson’s ice cream cups.

 

After we visited all the vendors we stepped into the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) “Ask a Planner” booth. We sat down for an informal interview with members of the Society Dustin Rivers, Executive Director of Verney Conference Management, and Meagan Rockett, Association Ambassador of CanSPEP. They gave us some advice to pass along to novices and beginners in the business.

  • Time management is the most important thing, always stay on top of your schedule.
  • Venues make or break you. They are your biggest expense, they need to be your biggest partner, so build close relationships with the front desk, they have all the emergency contacts (especially if you are working in an unfamiliar city).
  • There are always going to be risks associated with your events, it’s best to have a contingency plan written up in case any problems do occur. Always be six steps ahead of the problem.
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Meagan Rockett, Association Ambassador of CanSPEP, poses for a photo during our interview.

 

Although some of their advice sounds dire, they wanted to let us know that mostly all event planners began in the business because of the continuous creativity, challenges, and amazing people they get to meet and work with.

Visit our Facebook page for all of our photos from the events: https://goo.gl/XYQcHT

We want to give special thanks to Canadian Special Events for inviting CityEvents to the tradeshow. To find out about all the vendors and suppliers that were at the tradeshow visit Canadian Special Events.

 

Contributing writers:

Ashleigh Alexander

Aprile Gonzalez

Paula McDines

 

A Dynamic Only One Gallery  “Brings out the best for your event”

February 22, 2017 by  
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Event Space at Only One Gallery (Photo Courtesy of OOG)

 

Only One Gallery is a contemporary art gallery, 3,000 square foot loft style with high wood ceilings, cement floor and brick walls located in Parkdale. OOG hosts a number of exhibitions and events presenting art with talented artists as well as a number of booked events.

The multi purpose gallery can hold up any event from car shots to traditional art showcase. The venue offers sit down dinners in banquet and reception style from 150- to 250 people.  The venue also features LED exterior lighting with a built in audio system and iPod connection.

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Exterior of Only One Gallery (Photo Courtesy of OOG)

Free Space Interior of Only One Gallery (Photo Courtesy of OOG)

Free Space Interior of Only One Gallery (Photo Courtesy of OOG)

 

For more information on this venue check our earlier blog story on 5Brock

Contact: cais@onlyonegallery.com

5 Brock Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6K 2K6, Canada

www.5brockavenue.com

O N L Y O N E G A L L E R Y ®

Art event Bookings, submissions, gallery appointment, curatorial quote, or installation quote

Twitter: @OnlyOneGallery

Facebook: Onlyonegallery

Instagram: onlyonegallery

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE XMAS

November 30, 2016 by  
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Twas Three Nights Before Christmas
IT’S TIME for Shanny & Deb to host the Twas Three Nights Before Christmas.
The Holidays season is here and Christmas and Hanukkah is getting closer! Come celebrate the start of the Holiday Season and end of the holiday party season with Shanny in the City and CityEvents, at one of Toronto’s most unique downtown venue’s, Everleigh.
The holidays wouldn’t be the same without our clients, supporters, partners and friends all there to celebrate the festive season under one roof!
DJ: Jed Harper
Date: December 22nd
Time: 10:00 PM
Location: Everleigh Club, 580 King Street West
For more information: info@torontocityevents.ca
or date@shannyinthecity.com
www.torontocityevents.com www.twitter.com/cityevents
www.shannyinthecity.com www.twitter.com/shannyinthecity

 

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Schmooze Welcomes Snow Cones and Beer Pong for the Perfect Partio

June 20, 2016 by  
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Schmooze just keeps getting better and better! This past Friday’s event was a huge success with over 200 people in attendance. The rooftop was transformed into a colourful, lantern decorated garden, complete with flowers and balloons giving the patio the perfect summer feel.

27761950656_9a78c36458_zMiller Genuine Draft sponsored the event providing complimentary drinks to guests who arrived before 6:30 p.m., which was the perfect start to the night. The sun was shining bright and warm, making the snow-cone machine a massive hit. Guests were also treated to complimentary barbecue courtesy of Treeline Catering, which included sliders and skewers. A new addition to this Schmooze event was the classic party game of beer pong, set up to the right of the bar. The game was played by many guests, and even created a spectator gathering.

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Guests created memories by taking pictures for our social media contest, the winner receiving a $25 Sweet Jesus ice cream gift card. To enter, contestants posted a picture using the hashtag, #MaisonAfterWorkSchmooze. The winner chosen by the most number of likes on the post. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winner @paola_latronico!

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On behalf of CityEvents, we would like to thank everyone who came to Schmooze with us and made this yet another successful event. Don’t forget to join us Friday, August 12 for more after-work fun on one of Toronto’s best rooftop patios!

 

For pictures from the Schmooze event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/albums/72157669926043316

 

For pictures of past events by CityEvents: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/albums


For more information and to stay up to date with CityEvents, visit www.torontocityevents.ca and make sure to follow us on Twitter @CityEvents

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