Coco Lezzone’s “Rebirth” – La Dolce Vita

July 29, 2015 by  
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Looking to discover a fresh new place to have fun? Want to feel like you are in Italy, enjoying La Dolce Vita? Join the Coco Lezzone’s Rebirth Summer Soiree!


Coco Lezzone’ Rebirth Summer Event is designed as a perfect night out ! Situated in the downtown district of Yorkville, Coco Lezzone restaurant is pleased to invite you to celebrate summer like a true Italian! With a large menu of Italian food and drinks, you will feel as if you were in piazza del Duomo, in Milano.


Come and enjoy some tasty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. You will immediately fall in love with the atmosphere and the vibe of the place. If you can’t go to Italy, do not worry, Coco Lezzone is bringing Italy to you!



Date: Wednesday August 12, 2015

Time: 8:30 p.m. – midnight

Address: 137 Avenue Road, Toronto Ont.



Hosted by Shanny in the City: and CityEvents,


For more information:


Toronto’s Best Patios and Event Venues with a Patio

September 5, 2013 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

As the mercury climbs every summer the need to find a watering hole becomes increasingly more essential. There aren’t many activities that beat grabbing a few cold ones on a patio with some friends, the perfect blend of summer heat and true refreshment. Presumably, you, the reader also enjoy a summer patio session as you are still reading.  So, with that confirmed this post will lay out some of Toronto’s most enjoyable patios and will provide you with a Toronto Summer Patio Bucket list.  Many of the patios below are also great venues for events and offer a fresh change from a hotel banquet room.

Cadillac Lounge Patio

 1296 Queen St W, Toronto

The first patio we would suggest visiting is the Cadillac Lounge Patio at 1296 Queen Street West. The Cadillac Lounge has a unique back patio that is rather spacious and is filled with the aroma of their hickory smoker, minus all the smoke of course. It also offers a large variety of bottled beers or on tap. Its retro atmosphere will charm you and travel until the Southern United States.

 Pilot Patio

22 Cumberland St, Toronto

When you think patio in Toronto you immediately think Pilot’s Patio: The Flight Deck! Opened in 1993 as the largest “patio with altitude” in Yorkville, its name came from a tribute to the heroic flyers of World War II. It has been known as an artist bar, then the hub of Toronto’s hippie community, to finally become the place to go for elite’s after work drinks and trendy after midnight party nowadays.

 Hair of the dog

425 Church, Toronto

Hair of the dog is an upscale neighborhood pub and restaurant on Church St, on the southern fringes of the Gay Village. Hair of the dog reflects the diversity of the neighborhood thanks to a mixed clientele. Winning venue, with one of the top 10 patio in downtown Toronto. It has this particularity of having 2 patios! On the ground floor you can find a large space featuring 3 fountains. Facing south, the patio is filled by sun all day. A good time to enjoy a family brunch drinks with friends. Hair of the dog is also a dining experience where you can enjoy fine food in cozy and more intimate spaces. Fun fact: Hair of Dog has been voted best place to have a first date. And awarded great place to dump someone by the staff!

Against the Grain Urban Tavern

25 Dockside Dr. Toronto

Situated at 25 Dockside Drive on Corus Quay, right next to Sugar Beach, the patio has a spectacular view of Lake Ontario, the Harbour and Toronto Island. It comfortably seats 180 guests around traditional two tops, beach like lounge areas and umbrellas for this hot summer. Every weekend, from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant offers $5 Bloody Caesar specials and during the week you will be able to enjoy unique local and European brews, interesting new and old world wines and some amazing cocktails.

New Amsterdam patio

245 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Amsterdam Brewhouse has recently opened a newly renovated, 14, 000 square foot craft brewery, restaurant and retail venue in the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. Situated at 245 Queens Quay West,  the venue can accommodate up to 500 in its rustic urban interior, and offers an additional 300+ on the spacious lakeside patio, for a total capacity of over 800 guests. AMSTERDAM BREWHOUSE features a bar/lounge, a dining room, several patios, a state of the art AV system, authentic wood burning oven, a working craft brewery and full retail store, all to be open 7 days a week.

Terroni Bar Centrale

1095 Yonge St, Toronto

In the Rosedale community one of the best patios to relax on would be at the Terroni Bar Centrale. This patio is a great way to enjoy the homey designed feel of Italy. With a vast selection from the “tapas style” menu plates are intended to be shared, which is the perfect scenery for a hang out spot with friends and family. Also, this wine bar has a signature selection of Terroni-exclusive wines and a unique variety from Italy. Experience a day or night on the patio laughing, sharing and appreciating the summer days. Enclosed with fresh greenery this patio gives off a natural blissful vibe. The Terroni Bar Centrale’s patio is a great way to retreat for some time of relaxation.

Museum Tavern Toronto

208 Bloor W, Toronto

After a long, hot summer day finding a patio that is just right could be difficult to find, but look no further because Museum Tavern Toronto has that just right patio. With a slight summer breeze and nice view this patio is to die for. Facing the ROM you can enjoy the menu from executive chef Steven Gouzopoulos which features all-American classics with a twist. Not to mention the Moses McIntee’s drinks list that is a temptation you cannot resist. Enjoy the last moments of summer on the restaurant’s second floor terrace, an experience you will not regret.

The new Mill Street Beer Hall

21 Tank House Lane, Toronto

The Beer Hall is the new space of the Mill Street Brew Pub situated in the Distillery District. Opened in April this year, this place offers a modern and lively atmosphere where it is pleasant to enjoy a good beer with friends or simply an excellent meal.

With its open concept kitchen offering local and international cuisine, a heated, a cover patio and communal seating, The Beer Hall is the perfect place to welcome group events from 15 to 500 persons. Also, don’t forget to try the bierschnaps, a traditional German Beer-based spirit, which is only served at Beer Hall.

Templar Hotel

August 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

The Templar Hotel is finally open! Of course you want to find out what this sophisticated hotel has to offer, so we will tell you. This twenty-seven suite hotel has a range of custom-designed fixture, ranging from closets, desks, and marble all over. Not only does this innovative hotel have unique styles, it also has a design that captures an eye for detail. Expect to see a salt-water pool hanging above the main stairwell and all the iPad technology that one could wish for. With beautiful art, specially made furnishings and classic service
this is the place where guests can hangout, loosen up and take a break from it all.

The Monk Kitchen led by Executive Chef Roberto Fracchinoni who offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is displayed as a traditional Japanese-style eatery where the guests are encouraged to mix and mingle at a shared table. There are LED panels in the wall that sends a natural lighting, which keeps the mood lifted. Also, there aren’t any menus for guests. The chef asks you personally what you would like and they make it for 24hrs a day. How great  is that?!



When you visit you can enjoy the Onsen Spa which is extraordinary. This private spa accommodates the needs of all the guests with its treatment room, 17’ plunge tub, integrated soaker tub and outdoor glass-bottomed pool set in a minimalist Japanese garden.





Last, but not least the penthouses and lounges are where everything comes to life. With its sophisticated and modern look this is the place for the ideal event.




You do not want to miss out on this custom-built retreat. Invite your co-workers, friends, family, or even love ones to enjoy this wonderful luxury concept hotel for any type of event. It is a great place to stay but also a great place to host smaller events and launches in their lounges, kitchen and penthouse units.


Location: 348 Adelaide street West

Toronto ON, CA

M5V 1R7

Telephone: 647.933.5546





Give Me Liberty 2013 – Neighbourhood Networking

June 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

On Thursday June 6th, the CityEvents team attended the, “Give Me Liberty After Work Party”. The event was located on Fraser Avenue on the west side of Lamport Stadium. Although the weather was uncooperative a good turnout of residents, business owners and Liberty Village lovers braved the wet weather. These brave souls enjoyed the many tents that contained food, drink and local businesses from the Liberty area. A DJ helped keep the mood light as partygoers enjoyed networking as they bounced from tent to tent. These tents included Good Life, AutoShare, Zipcar, Aroma, Yogurty’s, Maizal, Vogue Supperclub and 25 Liberty to name a few. Besides the weather the event was enjoyable and a great way to experience some of Liberty Villages many offerings.

For more information on upcoming Liberty Social events visit:

Liberty Village BIA website

OR go on Facebook