A Timeless Beauty – Omni King Edward Crystal Ballroom

April 21, 2017 by  
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The Omni King Edward Hotel welcomed more than 100 guests to enjoy delicious foods and fantastic entertainment while leading up to the main event of unveiling the timeless beauty that is the Crystal Ballroom, fully restored and as pristine and elegant as ever.  The Omni team is excited about the new space and is already booked for a number of weddings over the next few months.

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Our Deb Lewis from CityEvents was lucky enough to see the ballroom a few times over the last decade at Doors Open Toronto. The first time over a decade ago, when the room was full of cobwebs and was only used by a local fly fishing club. After that the ballroom was deemed unsafe so it was years later after the renovation started she was able to see the ballroom starting to take shape.  “It is such an exciting time to see the King Eddy ballroom rebirth for another century of key events.”

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Named after their adorned crystal chandeliers, the Crystal Ballroom also kept its old-world charm meets modern luxury with ornate moldings, 8-metre high coffered ceilings and floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the city. These features are what makes the Crystal Ballroom the most popular venue for hosting grand society affairs, royal galas, debutante balls, weddings and conventions.

In fact, since opening in 1922, the venue, located on the hotel’s 17th floor has hosted some of Toronto’s most prestigious and extravagant events from the 1920s to the 1970s including:

  • August 8, 1927 - The Prince of Wales (later, the uncrowned King Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor) and British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin were entertained with a lavish state dinner.
  • 1939 – Senator Frank O’Connor founder of Laura Secord Candy in Canada, received a remarkable testimonial dinner, which had a crowd overflow the hall and the head table was filled with the chief representatives of the king, the government and the city including Mayor Ralph C. Day
  • April 12, 1955 - Polio Vaccine proved effective and safe for 80% to 90% of children across Canada and the US. Nearly 700 doctors, technicians and nurses crowded the Crystal Ballroom to watch the news report on two dozen TV Sets, installed specifically for the occasion.

And it seems that the hotel has some very strong intentions to keep doing so, especially with the new restoration that has brought new life and shine to the ballroom.

For more info about the Crystal Ballroom re-opening, click here: Omni King Edward Hotel 

Not so Empty Nesters – Crowsnest Theatre, The New Home for Events in the East End.

February 28, 2017 by  
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Exterior view of Crowsnest Theatre Courtesy of Crowsnest Theatre

Exterior View Courtesy of Crowsnest Theatre

 

After over seven years and $11 million, Streetcar Crowsnest is the newest east end home for events. Located right at the corner of Carlaw Ave. and Dundas St. E., Crowsnest is going to be booking for their upcoming season very fast, keep reading to find out why.

The Crowsnest has three different areas to that can be booked individually or all together for meetings, performances, community events, classes, workshops, rehearsals, kids programming, and social and corporate functions.  It has State-of-the-Art technical inventory (sounds and lighting included in rental prices!) and completely wheelchair accessible.

The largest of the spaces, The Guloien Theatre is 2,600 square feet and can fit 200 seated or 350 standing. The impressive $1 million catwalk that sits high above the theatre ground makes for easy rigging of decor and lighting or other installations.

Next is the 1,250 sq. ft., 52’ x 22’ Scotiabank Community Theatre. This space can accommodate up to 90 when in lecture/theatre mode, plus more once the modular seating is taken away. The full glazed window directly facing Carlaw makes for beautiful ambient lighting day or night. Included in the Scotiabank Community Theatre is a full lighting and sound grid system.  There is also a larger bridal suite and a few dressing room areas downstairs all with lighting and facilities.

The smallest of the spaces, Lobby Bar, can be used for receptions in conjunction with the other spaces, or solo for gatherings and exhibits. Floor-to-ceiling windows cover the north and west walls and there is a fully functioning, fully licensed wet bar.

The whole space was designed as a “floating box” so no sounds will escape and disturb neighbouring residents or other spaces within, party on! An attached yet-to-be-named restaurant (same owners as Table 17 Catering) will be open which holds 65 seats inside and up to 50 seats on the corner patio. Outside catering is allowed, with a 20 per cent landmark fee, as there is a warming kitchen for use.

For availability and tours contact:

Fiona Christie, Event and Sales Manager

647.341.7390 x 1004

Fiona@CrownTheatre.com

345 Carlaw Ave. Toronto, ON M4M 2T1

 

Written by: Paula McDines

 

Managing for Growth Series: How to Transform Profitability Through Improved Pricing

January 27, 2017 by  
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Paul Hunt

Hogg, Shain & Scheck will welcome Pricing Solutions President, Paul Hunt to their Managing for Growth series on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. With expert knowledge in strategic pricing, Paul Hunt has had the chance to be an adviser to a wide range of companies and industries.  

Effective pricing plays an enormous factor in how much profit a company makes throughout the year and yet many businesses aren’t paying enough attention to how their pricing habits may be affecting their profits.

By attending this seminar, it’s guaranteed that all attendees will leave with helpful knowledge on how to transform profitability through improved pricing. So be sure to join HSS and Paul Hunt as they explain the importance of pricing, the most common pricing mistakes and how to avoid them as well as how to get your sales-force on your side and selling value, not price.

For more information on the upcoming event, visit the event page: Managing for Growth: How to Transform Profitability Through Improved Pricing

Comfort and relaxation at its best: Park Hyatt Toronto

October 12, 2016 by  
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The Park Hyatt Toronto is located in the heart of the chic Yorkville neighbourhood, on the northwest corner of Bloor St West and Avenue Rd. The hotel offers services and amenities to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. There are 336 guest rooms, and 45 suites.

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Venues

Park Hyatt Toronto has  at least 17,000 sq. ft. of luxury space. The space allows for various events such as corporate endeavors, social gatherings, wedding receptions and much more. All event spaces come equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment, lighting systems, and access to the 24-hour Business Centre. There are 3 main versatile venues, choosing the perfect space for your event is easy. Some of these venues include:

  • The Roof Salon with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of the Toronto skyline ( 140 capacity banquet style, 150 capacity reception style)
  • Intimate Mezzanine Lounge (60 capacity banquet style, 120 reception style)
  • Elegant Queen’s Park Ballroom (370 Banquet style, 500 reception style)

 

4 Avenue Road

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5R 2E8

Tel: +1 416 925 1234

http://www.parktoronto.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

HSS 40th Anniversary Celebration

February 5, 2015 by  
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Hogg, Shain & Scheck is an accounting firm that proudly offers professional accounting services in Toronto, Ontario. Their seasoned professionals create financial strategies that enable clients to thrive. They enjoy working with innovative businesses that value success, hard work and personalized customer service.

On February 5th, 2015, Hogg, Shain & Scheck celebrated it’s 40th year of business at the Ryerson Mattamy Centre Ice Rink and Alumni Lounge.

 

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