Liberty Commons the New ‘Rock’ of Liberty Village

March 16, 2017 by  
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Oliver and Bonacini welcomed Big Rock Brewery to Toronto with a collaborative, unique two-level, fully accessible heritage space, known as Liberty Commons. The modern brewpub venue offers up two separate and unique areas to rent out or go big with a full restaurant buyout.

Barrel Room is a great space with room for either a breakfast rendezvous or a full seated dinner of groups of up to 32, or have a reception style gathering for groups of a 47. The Barrel Room comes equipped with a 60” flat screen television, but you do have to be conscious of shrinking the guest list if a/v is required. The room is backdropped with an upcycled beer cask wall and exposed brick.

The Drink Tank offers an airy space with slightly smaller capacity. Up to 24 people can be seated or 30 people for reception style mixers, private get-togethers or business breakfasts. The Drink Tank gives guests a great visual of the brewmasters at work in the on-site brewery, perfect for a beer lager enthusiasts or an ale-themed event.

The entire restaurant will get 173 guests seated or a large soiree with 340 standing. For any option, a cocktail services can be provided,  with limitations on draft, and you can also tailor the beverage selections to enhance your guests’ experience! Match that with a customizable menu – including vegan and vegetarian- and you have a great event on your hands.

Liberty Commons - Photo by Cindy La (web)

A look in at the cozy space at Liberty Commons. Photo by: Cindy Le

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‘Together we can do so much’ at the 2017 CHKC Award Luncheon

March 14, 2017 by  
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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller  

This year, The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services and MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham will receive the 13th Annual Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award at the April 5th luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  Minister Jaczek has been chosen for this due to her enduring help and dedication to the betterment of the community. 

This year also falls on an important milestone for deafblind communication. On April 5th, 1887, Helen Keller was finally able to understand that everything has a name. When her teacher, whom later became her life-long companion, Anne Sullivan spelled ‘water’ into the hand of the young girls he life began to take shape. Helen Keller later went on to become the first deafblind person to earn a degree, she graduated with honours from Radcliffe College in 1904.

To help raise money to support the important services that CHKC provides free of charge to its clients, each year an annual luncheon is planned to help raise funds and awareness and to also recognize those who have supported the deaf-blind community and their families.

Special guest speaker at this year’s event is Gail Asper O.C., O.M., LL.D., President of The Asper Foundation and sitting Board Member of The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg Manitoba. Ms. Asper currently is currently the Chair of the Board of the National Arts Centre Foundation, is a member of the Board of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and is a Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


2016 attendees wait for the Award presentation in the Concert Hall of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

As of July 2001, the doors opened to Canadas first and only residential training centre for persons with vision, hearing, and combined vision hearing impairment, The Canadian Helen Keller Centre is a place for the deaf-blind community to go for affordable housing, access to services, and training to live independently.

CHKC has been giving the award since 2005, past winners include York University; George Brown College: Canadian National Institute for the Blind; The Honourable David C. Onley; IBM Canada; The Honourable Vim Kochhar; ICICI Bank Canada; Microsoft Canada; Reverand Robert L. Rumball; Jim Sanders;  and Joan McTavish.


Intervenor teaches a CHKC client the “two-hand touch” method of communicating

Luck O’ The Irish – St. Paddy’s Day Parade 2017

March 8, 2017 by  
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Beginning at 12 noon on March 19, 2017, join members of the Irish community as they celebrate Ireland’s history, culture and heritage at the 30th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Toronto!

Every year, Irish-Canadians happily come together dressed in the brightest of greens to share hearty laughs, thirst quenching drinks, delicious food as well as various sources of entertainment, to create a day of celebration everyone will be sure to talk about for years to come.

This year St. Patrick’s Parade Society proudly announced on their website that Michael McCormack, an active member of the Toronto community and president of the Toronto Police Association since 2009, will act as this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal.

The parade will begin on the corner of Bloor St and St. George (near St. George subway station) and will end at the parade viewing stand at Nathan Phillips Square.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and save the date to celebrate with members of the community for a day of luck and laughter!

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Globe and Mail stays relevant with new HQ and event rental space in trendy King East Design District

March 6, 2017 by  
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The Globe and Mail’s new headquarters is situated in the King East Design District. The 17-storey, state-of-the-art building which was built with many rentable rooms for meetings and events, will house the Globe and Mail on the top five floors.

The Globe and Mail Centre can accommodate up to 400 people for events including conferences, executive meetings, weddings and gala dinners.  Work and meeting rooms are outfitted with the latest technology and AV equipment to make your event easy to present and showcase.

The Event Hall has flexible seating and furniture configurations to accommodate your floor plan setup. Separating the Event Hall and the Lounge is a feature wall that can be moved to open the two spaces. The venues can hold 400 people standing or 300 seated for a banquet style event. Executive meeting rooms are also available for smaller presentations or conferences.

Globe & Mail Centre (Photo Courtesy of The Globe & Mail)

Globe & Mail Centre (Photo Courtesy of The Globe & Mail)

With floor to ceiling windows and a “green” rooftop featuring 180-degree views of downtown Toronto and the lakefront, the new facility is thought to help inspire employees and introduce a healthy and happy work environment. Union Station and the Financial District are within walking distance making the Globe and Mail Centre the perfect location for your next client meeting.

The Globe and Mail Centre will start taking bookings for venue space on May 1st, 2017.

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Men’s Market Toronto 2017

March 2, 2017 by  
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“Gentlemen’s market with great sense of style”

From 6 – 10 PM on Friday, April 7th 2017, you and your best men can indulge in all things style at The Men’s Market TO.

Toronto, a city known for innovative style and trends, is the perfect place to hold the Men’s Market, a trade show geared towards men looking for a way to one-up their street style in regards to fashion, food, drink and more.

This 19+ event features everything from barbers and clothing boutiques to craft breweries and local food spots that are sure to be a hit with stylish Toronto men.

Maryam, one of the George Brown planners says; “It’s wonderful way to spend your Friday night, unwinding with great music, fabulous food and drinks,”, all the while shopping and browsing this one of a kind market specially designed for gentlemen with great taste for style. “Rest assured my team and I will try our best to make this night a memorable one for you. We are also excited to announce that Lost Craft will present The Lost Lounge!”

Fashion Vendors in our event will be sure to have you decked out head to toe in the latest fashion trends from all over this great city. You’ll also be able to network with like-minded businesses who believe in showcasing Toronto’s top fashions through the modern day man.

All net proceeds from the event will go towards two charitable benefactors: Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation and the George Brown Foundation.

To find out more about the event and how to obtain tickets for April 7th, visit the Men’s Market Website here:


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