The design offers big open spaces, a contemporary look and an efficient setting that can easily switch to many events needs.
The decor featured on the main level: big trees as well as LED panels, sleek seating areas and a sumptuous outdoor terrace. As for the downstairs, you enter a cozy lounge space with tufted banquettes, a dining area and more for a full relaxing experience. Cinema aims to get you to incredible place that would only be seen in movies.
This is a one of a kind Club in Toronto!
Indoor Capacity for the main floor: 1,000
Private room capacity (downstairs): 150 or 80 seated for dinner
Outdoor capacity: 120
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On Saturday, May 11th LAMP Community Health Centre’s Walk for Change 5K Walkathon supported the 1 in 5 Canadians living with mental illness in your community. The walk helped reduce the stigma of mental illness, and raised funds to benefit local mental health support programs, such as LAMP’s own Among Friends. This program provides social and recreation opportunities to individuals facing mental health challenges and helps them work toward recovery while promoting health, community, and respect.
The event began at LAMP Community Health Centre near Islington Ave & Lakeshore Blvd West, with Registration at 9am and the walk at 10am. Members of the community walked 5km through the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area, stopping first at the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital buildings, and continuing passed the Mastercard Centre on Kipling, towards the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery on Evans. Along the way, speakers brought the history to life while discussing the importance of community mental health services to those of us affected by mental illness. All members of the public were welcome.
Register now at: http://walk4change13.eventbrite.ca
This year the Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award Luncheon took place April 25th, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. For this 9th annual award ceremony, CHKC, in conjunction with the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP), honoured the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) for its outstanding achievements and contributions to the disability of deaf-blindness, and raising much needed funds to operate the centre.
Mr Larry Corke (Awards Chair, CHKC) and Cindy Accardi (Executive Director, Rotary Cheschire Homes and CHKC) presented the 2013 Canadian Helen Keller Award to John Rafferty CEO & President of CNIB and this included a special plaque made in Braille…do you know how hard it was to find a supplier who does awards in Braille?
The award was a great opportunity to network and mingle as 250 guests came to honour the award recipients and to listen to the wise words of Premiere of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and the audience enjoyed her update on the provinces involvement in this community.
The luncheon was paced by awarding London Olympic Paralympics athletes Patrick Anderson (wheelchair Basketball), David Durepos (Wheelchair Basketball), Jared Funk (Wheelchair Rugby), Virginia McLachla (Athletics), Nathan Stein (Swimming) and Michelle Stilwell (Wheelchair Race) with the King Clancy Award.
For this occasion the national anthem was wonderfully sung by Major Beverly Ivany.
Master of Ceremony Rob Snoek was our host for the day as a former Paralympics world champion and president of the CFPDP.
Picture of the 2013 CHKC Award Luncheon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157633432561322/
Picture of last years’ CHKC Award: HERE
Living in Canada, many take for granted how seamlessly our rights and freedoms have been woven into our constitution. For many people around the world the idea of having such a charter would be a luxury.However, The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (FCMHR) have set out to help build a foundation to celebrate human rights worldwide. Thus, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has set out to achieve this very goal.
Being built in Winnipeg, Manitoba; upon its completion, it will be the national symbol for the cultivated paths that citizens and organizations have taken to ensure rights and freedoms for all. The CMHR will also serve as a reminder to constantly bring forth positive changes in order to eliminate intolerance, prejudice and injustice from existence.
On Oct 4th, Toronto did its part by holding “Always a Winnipegger & Friends Event”; a fundraiser for the CMHR, held at the Mayberry Fine Art Gallery. Several art lovers were present, along with those who simply wanted to make a difference. Many of the guests also happened to be Winnipeggers and ex-Winnipeggers. Among them were CMHR CEO Stuart Murray, National Campaign Chair, Gail Asper and M.P.P. Glen Murray. Alongside them, renowned Canadian singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and Winnipegger artist, Rand Heidinger.
The evening brought sounds of clinking wine glasses, live music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and sights of lovely works of art. The event showcased pieces from famed Canadian artists, such as Charles Pachter, Rand Heidinger and Tara Sawchuk; whose works were all up for bidding during the event’s silent auction. Pachters prints of impulsively juxtaposed iconic Canadian symbols and Sawchuk’s modern yet classic stained glass piece captivated the eyes of all guests.
Cheers and laughter filled the gallery however a moment was given to special guests, to take to the mic and share their emotional personal stories. Some talked of poverty while others on gaining basic human rights. Nevertheless, their anecdotes all shared the idea of Canada as a strong example for rights and freedoms on a global scale.
The night although eventful, felt short-lived and guests did not want to leave. But after celebrating humanity’s triumphs and progression many knew upon leaving, that the future did not seem brighter but is brighter.
To view pictures from this event, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/
For info on The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visit http://www.friendsofcmhr.com/splash.cfm
For info on The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visit http://humanrightsmuseum.ca/home
The British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce held their 60th Anniversary Reception on October 28th 2011. It was one of the must attend events of the year. The highly respected U.K High Commissioner to Canada Dr. Andrew Pocock attended the event. He was escorted in the room by a British bagpipe player, making the event more unique than ever.
The entertainment of the night was a special cultural fashion show and a jazz band. The hors d’oeuvres, music, people and ambiance made it a night to remember. The event was held in the luxurious Novotel Hotel in downtown Toronto.
For more information about the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce go to: www.bcctc.ca
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