Shanny & Deb’s WINTER #WONDERLEIGH Holiday Soiree

December 17, 2014 by  
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The Holidays season was enjoyed by everyone. We enjoyed a night just before Christmas where guest dance until 2am and celebrated the start of the Holiday Season.  People came out in white, ice blue or a touch of sparkle to shine that evening.

Thanks to Shanny in the City the other host and her client and friends who came out.  Also our venue host, one of Toronto’s most unique downtown venue’s, the Everleigh.

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Thanks to our clients, supporters, partners and friends who were all there to celebrate the festive season under one roof! This the season to drink, eat, and be merry.

Just a few photos from the night:


Canada Day Weekend Celebrations!

June 25, 2013 by  
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Summer is coming (finally!) and with it the most anticipated celebration of the Canadian Calendar. We are lucky this year it lands on a Monday. Canada Day is coming and like everybody for the week; you will be looking for something to do, to have fun, to meet with family and friends. A one of a kind event that will embody that special day.

Below you will find a short list of what is happening in Toronto for this celebratory weekend.  But first a little bit of history (to share knowledge at the family barbecue or on a patio with friends)

Did you know that Canada Day used to be called Dominion Day? (As Canada was a part of the British Commonwealth)

It’s also the anniversary of the Constitution Act (1867) which stated the junction of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province (Ontario and Quebec) in one and a whole country.

The first official celebration was held in 1917 to honor Canada’s 50th birthday. (This years’ is the 146th!)  But the holiday was made official in 1982, the same year that the Canada Act was passed and the link with the United Kingdom was broken.

Canada Day also marks a number of breakthroughs and significant events:

  • The first national radio connection by the Canadian National Railway in 1927.
  • The first cross-country broadcasted in 1958 by the CBC.
  • The first color television transmission in Canada in 1966.
  •  “O Canada” made the official national anthem in 1980.

Nowadays the event is most likely celebrated with parades, fireworks, carnivals, outdoor concerts & activities, and festivals. It’s also a time for Canadian to play sports, spend time at the beach and celebrate around the barbecue. (Source:


1.  Celebrate Canada day at Harbourfront Centre! (June 28th – July 1st), presented by Ontario Lottery and Gaming

For this long weekend the Harbourfront Centre showcases outdoor activities such as concerts (WestJet Stage, Redpath Stage and Canada Stage), dance events, Canada Day-themed food, fun crafts and games for the whole family to enjoy & the official opening of the new Canada Square

Not to forget FIREWORKS!! The celebration fireworks will be set June 30th around 10:30pm.

Tips: Best view of the fireworks would be the Harbourfront boardwalk, The island or even on the lake.

For more information about the celebration and the activities visit


2.  Digital Dreams Music Festival, June 29th & 30th

Electronic Nation Canada presents Digital Dreams Music Festival 2013 in association with Live Nation, Uniq Lifestyle, Capture, Destiny and Balance

To get tickets and information visit: a 2 day concert, 90 DJs on 4 stages on Toronto’s East Island (909 Lakeshore Blvd West). An amazing line-up from Bob Sinclar to Luciano.


3.  Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square, produced by The City of Toronto. (Presented by Timothy’s) July 1st.

Enjoy a long weekend of celebration with live music, dance performances, children’s crafts and fireworks.

Take a look at the program for this special holiday:

5:00 – 8:00 pm Pop up music performances and kids crafts – The Garden Court
5:00, 6:00 & 7:00 pm Under the Big Top by Zero Gravity Circus  – The Garden Court
5:30 & 6:30 pm Lisa Odjig – Hoop Dancer – Main Stage Dance
6:00 & 7:00 pm Northbuck Krumping – Main Stage Dance
8:00 pm She King – Main Stage Concert
9:15 pm Derek Miller Band – Main Stage Concert

Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge St.

For more information:


4.  Amesbury Park Canada Day celebration, July 1st.



Come down and participate at the 30th Annual Amesbury Park Canada Day Celebration.

This event promises to be filled with a mix of multicultural entertainment, kid’s activities, vendor stations & more

10:00 – 5:00 Tea room
11:00AM – 12:00PM Celebrity Pancake Brunch
11:00AM – 7:00PM Children’s Activities (Games & Rides)
12:00PM Amesbury Sports Club All-Star Softball Tourney
1:00PM Opening Ceremonies at Main Stage
2:00PM – 5:00PM Live Entertainment:
2:00PM * Young Singer Extraordinary NATALIE CASTRO DIAZ
* Bodybuilding Demo by Mr. Natural Universe WINSTON JOHNSON
* Boxing Demo by World Champion NATALIE “SUGAR” BROWN
5:00 PM * RACHEL JEANS (Open Mic Canada Regional Winner)
6:00 PM * FEATURE BAND (from Open Mic Canada Winner)
  * FEATURE SINGER (from Open Mic Canada Winner)

The Amesbury Park is located at 1507 Laurence Ave West

More information visit:


5.  Canada Day at Queen’s Park, July 1st by The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Rendez-vous at the lawns of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park for a celebration day featuring entertainment & activities. Including music, dance and children’s shows, and a taste of Ontario’s locally grown foods. Come down to celebrate from 12 noon to 5pm.

The event will provide fun for the whole family from the Main stage to the ground and not to forget the dance stage and kid’s activities.

For more details on the schedule and the overall celebration go to


6.  Open Roof festival 2013, June 20th to August 22th

Open Roof Festival is a not for profit, outdoor music and film festival, highlighting independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world. It offers live music followed by a film screening at sundown every Thursday on from 7:30 pm. $15 (opening night $25).

Location: Moonview Lot next to Corus Quay, 175 Queens Quay E (in case of rain the screening will be moved to  Studio1),

Canada Day Week end: Thursday June, 27th

–      Movie: The secret Disco Revolution by Jamie Kastner

–      Music: Michael Rault


For more information visit:


7.  Pride Week – Superqueer!, June 21st – 30th

Pride Week in Toronto is one of the largest pride celebrations in the world.

It is also Canada’s premiere arts and cultural festival. For 10 days the world largest street festival will include lots of activities such as Pride Parade, Dyke March, Trans Pride, Family Pride, Clean, Sober & Proud Place and more.

Pride Toronto celebrates the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto’s LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.

For more information and schedule visit:

Upcoming Winter events Toronto

February 24, 2013 by  
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Here at CityEvents we specialise in planning and promoting boutique events around the city. However, to get right into the winter spirit we’ve thought we would pick some of our favourite highlights happening around the city this winter season.

So if you’re climbing aboard a westjet to Toronto this winter or call it your home here are some of our personal highlights to see this season.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair -November 1 – 10, 2013

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The Royal Agricultural winter fair is the largest indoor agricultural and indoor equestrian competition in the world.

Now in its 90th year the fair draws over 340,000 visitors ever y year to experience a mixture of horse shows, dog shows and over 300 vendors. Along with a plethora of family fun competitions to see there is also fine wining and dining on offer from luxurious ring-side dining to late night dance parties at The Hitching Ring Bar.

Santa Claus Parade – November 17, 2013

Santa Claus Parade








Since 1905 the Santa Claus Parade has been a staple Toronto tradition. Kids and adults alike will be mesmerised by the stream of animated floats, marching bands, and thousands of costumed dancers interacting with the crowd. This is a must see for anyone with children and really lets the Christmas spirit set in.

Cavalcade of Lights – Saturday November 30, 2013

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For nearly half a century the cavalcade of lights celebration has dazzled crowds with thousands upon thousands of LED lights and decorations. It is also the celebration of the start of the holiday season by lighting up one of the most beautifully decorated Christmas trees around.

The event also features live music from some of Canada’s top musical talent with soul singer Divine Brown, Grammy award winner CarvinWinans and electro-pop artist Diamond Rings all playing this year’s event. There is also a fantastic fireworks display and an ice skating party in Nathan Phillips Square making this event a true Toronto holiday tradition.

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market – November 29 to December 15, 2013

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market








A tradition in most cities, a Christmas market captures everything we hold dear about the holiday season and Lowe’s Toronto Christmas market is exception.

This annual free events encapsulates holiday cheer with an array of stalls offering handcrafted goods, mulled wine, craft beer, festive illuminations and decorations and of course plenty of sweets and treats. There is loads of family entertainment on offer from musicians and carol singers to Santa’s workshop where kids can have the chance to meet Santa and his elves.

Winterlicious – January 31 – February 13, 2014


Taking place after the madness of Christmas and New Year’s is Winterlicious, a 2 week long celebration of creative cuisine and gourmet food from around the world.

For any food lover winterlicious is unmissable with every taste and palette catered for with over 100 of Toronto’s top 100 restaurants hosting some culinary treats. It’s the perfect opportunity to try new things and indulge in a few extra naughty winter treats.

We hope you have the chance to visit some or maybe all of this events! Enjoy the winter !