HSS 40th Year of Business Celebration

February 19, 2015 by  
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HSS 40th year of business celebration

Hogg, Shain & Scheck celebrated it’s 40th year of business in style as they rented out the Ryerson Mattamy Centre ice rink and Alumni Lounge. The eventful night began at 5pm as HSS staff and clients took the ice for an hour-long free skate.

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The festivities continued at 6:30pm as over 100 guests gathered into the spacious Alumni Lounge and enjoyed a variety of delicious treats including: gourmet hot dogs, sliders, mini grilled cheese, poutine, and a wide variety of tasty desserts. Additionally, Chris Klein from Entertainment Ontario provided the guests with a great event take-away as he provided caricature drawings over the course of the entire night.

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Planned by the CityEvents team and Event Marketing Specialist Jason Schmidt and hosted by Hogg, Shain & Scheck and the Ted Rogers School of Management Alumni, the event was a great success. All guests left with a take-out container filled with candy and a smile on their face after having indulged in delicious food and being provided the opportunity to skate on the refurbished ice formerly known as the world-renowned Maple Leaf Gardens.


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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: http://chillicehouse.com


Chill Ice House
82 Bathurst St