On Wednesday April 18, 2012, CityEvents, RPC Group and Bar Vespa collaborated to welcome many Torontonians for this month’s Liberty Social Hour. Taking place in the heart of Liberty Village, this season’s social hour was themed as a celebration of spring. Local residents of the village, as well as others from around Toronto were pleased with the opportunity to socialize and get to know what this new neighbourhood is all about. When the evening began, the sun was shining and the drinks were flowing. Bar Vespa, the host restaurant, was filled within a few short moments, and was ready to encourage the crowd to mingle.
As the night led on, the amount of people in attendance picked up, and so did the conversation. It was clear that many of the guests had different reasons for attending Liberty Social Hour. Some were there just to meet up with a friend, others were curious to see what the hype was all about. Each guest had heard the buzz about the social hour in different ways. For some, it was hearing through past attendees, others through social media, and for a small handful, they were persuaded by the many posters surrounding the Liberty Village area.
Overall the environment was very friendly and outgoing. The same guest that stayed for 30 minutes was just as satisfied as the guest that stayed for four hours. Whether the guest was there to have a drink with old friends, or a stranger to the community, everyone felt welcomed and walked away having had a great interaction with another. As guests made their way out of Bar Vespa, they were surprised with a gift bag filled with exciting new products and deals from within Liberty Village and the surrounding area. As well, they received a special treat contributed by Bar Vespa.
Liberty Social Hour is an event meant to bring social interaction to many types of Toronto individuals. It allows one to learn more about what Liberty Village has to offer, as well as the type of people who fill it. Make sure to keep an ear out for the next Liberty Social Hour coming up in a few short months. Be a part of the growing neighbourhood of Liberty Village, and have the chance to be a part of the excitement.
At under a year old, Bar Vespa has already made an impression in Liberty Village as a great place to get quality Italian food in a welcoming environment. The have received warm reviews from Dine.to, The Star, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life.
They carry a wide variety of dishes that showcase the diversity of Italy from Caprese Salad, Sausage Penne, Butternut Squash Ravioli and, Mushroom Pizza (a three mushroom white pizza).
Bar Vespa also has the distinction of hosting great events like the upcoming Liberty Social Hour: Carnival del Sol on April 18, 2012, as well as their Battle of the DJs every Saturday.
The warm atmosphere attentive staff make Bar Vespa a good dining experience. They also have a patio which is great place to meet friends and try one of their many beers including the Birra Sophia (inspired by Sophia Loren), which will be priced at $5 dollars at Liberty Social Hour on April 18.
Bar Vespa is part of the Fab Concepts family which includes Brazen Head, Pour House and Foggy Dew.
Outside may have been freezing rain but things were heating up for the 7th Noche Caliente Liberty Village Social Hour at Williams Landing!
The 100 plus guests ranged from young professionals enjoying a post work signature Liberty Village cocktail, to marketing CEOs networking the room, to a retired couple out for an evening of fun. The attendants may have been varied but everyone had one thing in common: Liberty Village! Despite being the fastest growing district in Toronto Noche Caliente Liberty Social Hour perfectly captured the close-knit neighborhood spirit of the Village community.
Chatting with a six-time veteran of Liberty Social Hour, Amelia Paddington, she filled us in on how she became a fixture at the Liberty Social hour. “My husband and I walked into the first one without a clue to what was going on and not knowing a soul, but by the end of the night we had met so many people, some of whom even lived in our building and we had never spoken to! It’s gotten so much bigger since that first social hour, but its community events like these that make me love where I live”.
Over 20 local businesses generously donated samples, gift cards, and coupons to promote the village and appreciate its residents. Everyone left with a gift bag and a smile on their face. January may be the longest month of winter, but in Liberty Village they kicked the year off with a bang! Can’t wait for the next one!
Don’t get left behind, find out when the next Liberty Social Hour is on www.torontocityevents.ca, www.inlibertyvillage.com, or follow CityEvents on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with upcoming events!
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For more information on this event visit, www.torontocityevents.ca, Facebook/LibertySocialHour-NocheCaliente, www.williamslanding.ca or www.inlibertyvillage.com, and supported by www.mercadonews.com, andwww.bhive.ca.
A few companies helped make this event possible were, Mercado, Vocado, Lust for Lashes, Portrait Dental, Deanceology, BrazenHead, Temple Kitchen, Bar Vespa, King West Fitness, Body Food, Magic Oven, Sell off Vacations, Vibrant Lifestyle, The Floor Studio Inc., Dinning Date Night, and Liberty Village Eye Care.
|Liberty Social Hour: Noche Caliente brought the heat in January!
After the success of our Noche Caliente at Locus 144, Liberty Social Hour started the New Year with a bang at William’s Landing in Liberty Village.
Located just minutes away from the chaotic streets of the downtown core, Liberty Village is an emerging community just west of downtown Toronto. The stomping ground for many artists and new local business establishments, Liberty Village is the new creative hub of Toronto; projecting all that is artistic, urban, and chic.
The Liberty Social Hour gave local residents and businesses a chance to experience the potential of Liberty Village at a chic and urban venue while interacting with their community. It was the perfect opportunity to create valuable relationships while exchanging and sharing ideas and opinions concerning the life and work in Liberty Village. Williams Landing is one of the many beautiful venues that Liberty Village has to offer. You can’t help but to become engaged in your community!
Winters may be cold but we brought the heat to Liberty Village: Noche Caliente.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and made valuable relationships, while experiencing their community.
Liberty Social Hour: Noche Caliente
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