Still desperately looking for a way to cool down this summer?

July 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Toronto

To escape out of the heat wave is closer than you think! Welcome to The Chill Ice House. Entrepreneur Gresham Bayley made it possible that Toronto has its first ice bar and lounge in the former Drake General Store space at 82 Bathurst Street (between King and Wellington). Bayley already set up ice lounges around the world with Iceculture Inc., a family owned business. The new venue has around 1,300 square feet, which means it is the largest year-round ice lounge in the world.

The complete interior and its features are made out of ice: chairs, tables, glasses, and the bar.  At -5 degrees you can either enjoy a hot scotch whiskey apple cider or a cold cocktail. The whole concept is well thought through. To clean the ice glasses and plates they use liquid nitrogen and that might be a disadvantage for companies selling dishwashers. In case the drink in your glass is warmer than you, just go to their warm up cabin.



To make sure you can stand the cold, you will need to wear a warm parka or jacket. If you would like to grant your winter coat a use month before winter approaches, you are welcome to bring it. Otherwise, the Chill Ice House offers parkas to all visitors.

The lounge opened on July 17th. However,  the official opening party was July 24th  and it featured an ice DJ booth as well as live ice sculpting.


For more details or a reservation visit Chill Ice House website:


Chill Ice House
82 Bathurst St

Ballet Event House, the destination for a cabaret!

May 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues

On May 8th 2014, CityEvents staff was invited to the Ballet Event for “A Hidden Parisian Gem on Eclectic Ossington”, a networking event and venue open house. Located at 227A Ossington Avenue, the intimate atmosphere of the venue is immediately apparent.

Under their dim light and candles, the staff welcomed us with hors d’oeuvres. In addition to the appetizers, special drinks were also featured including, The Strawberry Aloe Hibiscus, Lemon Grass Delight and The Lychee Martini. These cocktails  were a bit out of the ordinary but very tasty.

Ballet Event House has been known as the hottest venue on Ossington since 2013. This particular event, featured  a sensual dance show, a Jazz & Blues live music performance with Errol Fisher, which held a real experience to foretaste just for a moment, before coming back to reality!

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The venue would be perfect for events such as:

– Music performances

– Music video releases

– Birthdays

– Bar Mitzvahs

– Holiday parties

– Bachelor parties

… the venue is equipped with:

– 4 large 10-person banquettes facing main stage

– Private 50-person VIP

– 2 fully-equipped bars with up to 4 bartenders

– In-house catering by the Saint Tavern or external options

– LCD projector and screen

– Fully-equipped live music mixer and speaker system

– In-house troupe of choreographed burlesque dancers

– DJs, MCs and entertainment consulting

– Access to private rear entrance

Attracted by this venue, which can hold up to 250 guests?

For more information email: INFO@BALLETOSSINGTON.COM

For more information, visit their website !


Author: Annie NGUYEN


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