Directors Lounge VIP at Everleigh

September 15, 2015 by  
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Thank you for coming our VIP Directors Lounge event on September 10th at Everleigh.  We had a great time with you at Everleigh Toronto.  In our time together, we celebrated opening of #TIFF40.  The venue set up a long red carpet at the entrance, and welcomed our guests with Belvedere themed drinks. .Everyone was exciting with TIFF in town.


We celebrated #TIFF49 with tasty appetizers and the DJ played latest dance music.  People enjoyed dancing into the night!!


The venue was a great match for the celebration. In the entrance the long red carpet continued to main floor and on the main floor they had a popcorn girl and another step and repeat logo wall inside for more images.  Indeed was also onsite providing samples and hosting an Instagram contest.

Thank you for joining us at Everleigh.  We were happy to see you and celebrate tiff with you.  See you on Sept 18th at Schmooze at Maison Mercer and the TIFF Bachelors Party that will be at Everleigh later in the evening.


For photos of the event:  (deb to follow withlink)


June 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Past Events

“Summer sun, something’s begun,OpenRoof2 outdoor
 but oh oh ..the Summer Nights!”

(Grease – Summer nights)

Patience Torontonians… Your Summer Nights under the stars will begin soon with a variety of outdoor movies locations! Bring your plaid blanket to wrap you and your friends with to stay until late at night.

Don’t miss checking out our summer night outdoor movies by following our schedule. What are you waiting for? Select, organize and spend a great time these upcoming days. We are anxious to hear about your cozy/crazy/romantic summer nights!

- JUNE –

Thursday, June 19: Enemy / THOUGHT BENEATH FILM.
Info & Tickets:
Wednesday, June 25: The Grand Budapest Hotel / OS TROPIES
Info & Tickets:
Thursday, June 26: The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert @9:00PM & Free Drag show @ 8:00PM
Tuesday, June 24: To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar @9:00PM

- JULY -

Wednesday, July 2: Mean Girls @8:30PM
Wednesday, July 2: Waiting for Guffman @9:15PM
Thursday, July 3: Bad Words / pHoenix pagliacci
Infos & Tickets:
Sunday, July 6: A league of their own
Tuesday, July 8: Trainspotting @9:00PM
Wednesday, July 9: Bend it Like Bekham @9:00PM
Wednesday, July 9: 20 Feet from Stardom @9:15PM
Thursday, July 10: Locke / WEAVES
Infos & Tickets:
Sunday, July 13: Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday)
Info :
Tuesday, July 15: National Lampoon’s Vacation @9:00PM
Wednesday, July 16: Clueless @9:00PM
Wednesdau, July 16: Billy Elliot @9:15PM
Thursday, July 17: Frank / CATL.
Info & Tickets:
Sunday, July 20: Stand by me
Info :
Tuesday, July 22: Little Miss Sunshine @9:00PM
Wednesday, July 23: Caramel @9:00PM
Wednesday, July 23: Searching for Sugar Man @9:15PM
Thursday, July 24: Ping Pong Summer / MATROX
Info & Tickets:
Friday, July 25: Jurassic Park @8:30PM
Info & Tickets:
Sunday, July 27: Rear Window
Info :
Tuesday, July 29: Almost Famous @9:00PM
Wednesday, July 30: Desk Set @9:00PM
Wednesday, July 30: Sunset Boulevard @9:00PM
Thursday, July 31: 20 Feet from Stardom / JILL GODIN
Infos & Tickets:
Thursday, July 31: The Lego Movie @9:00PM

Image deb pour outdoor movie


Tuesday, August 5: The Italian Job @8:30PM
Wednesday, August 6: Kissing Jessica Stein @9:00PM
Wednesday, August 6: Pina @9:00PM
Thursday, August 7: The Grand Seduction / TOMI SWICK
Infos & Tickets:
Friday, August 8: Alfred Hitchcock’s I confess @8:30PM
Tuesday, August 12: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby @8:30PM
Wednesday, August 13: In a world… @9:00PM
Wednesday, August 13: A Star is Born @8:30PM
August 14 -16: Movies lineup Coming soon – Sugar beach @25 dockside drive
Tuesday, August 19: Across the Universe, @8:30PM
Wednesday, August 20: Funny Girl @8:30PM
Wednesday, August 20: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? @8:30PM
Tuesday, August 22: The Lego movie @8:30PM
Saturday, August 23: Pitch Perfect @8:30PM
Tuesday, August 26: Tommy Boy @8:00PM
Wednesday, August 27: Audience Choice! @Sundown
Thursday, August 28: TBC



Tuesday, September 2: Rush @8:00PM


Author: Annie NGUYEN

CityEvents’ top choices of Toronto-based Festivals

July 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Ontario, Toronto

About two weeks ago, Travelocity published an article “Travelocity Presents Spring and Summer Festivals You Can’t Miss in North America”. They listed their top 10 festivals as chosen by the employees. All of the events are very unique, with rich cultural and heritage experiences. However, there are only 2 events hosted in Canada and none of them are in Toronto, which is such a shame because Toronto is an extremely multi cultural city. There are loads of exclusive festivals offering authentic experiences for both tourists and Torontonians.


Here are CityEvents’ top choices of Toronto-based Festivals that could have been in that list:

  •  TIFF

Toronto International Film Festival is the most successful public film festival in the world. This annual September event was founded in 1976 at the fabulous Windsor Arms Hotel. In 2007, Time magazine indicated that the festival had “grown from its place as the most influential fall film festival to the most influential film festival, period”. More and more celebrities attended TIFF every year, for example, George Clooney is a big fan of TIFF and he frequently visit Toronto and be part of TIFF since 2009. It’s a great opportunity for fans to have a peek at celebrities and get some latest gossip! Pre-parties, after-parties, and well, just about any kind of celebration happens during that time in September.

  •  NXNE – North by Northeast

Many music fans know that Toronto is having its very own “Seattle Moment”. Toronto now has its own music style and trends, just like when Seattle developed the world famous music and band – Nirvana. NXNE is an annual five-day live music, film and conference festival that is drawing larger and larger numbers into the city. It has become a Canadian festival destination for unsigned bands, indie favorites and major-label headlining artists alike.

  •  Taste of…

Not like Chicago, Toronto doesn’t have a big Taste of Toronto festival. But Toronto has been recognized as one of the most multi cultural cities in the world. In Toronto, we have various communities holding their own “Taste of…” Festivals. Across the city, communities are providing boutique and authentic culinary and cultural adventures for tourists and locals alike. Taste of Danforth is one of the most famous “Taste of…” events in Toronto. The ‘Danforth’ is a well-known Greek community on the east side of Toronto. You can find amazingly authentic souvlaki and anything pretty much related to Greece and Greek culture. You might be confused this is Toronto or Greece when you walk along Danforth, because people speak in Greek and even the street name signs are in Greek! Taste of South Asia, Taste of Little Italy and Taste of St. Clair are among some of the other amazing culinary festival this city has to offer.

TIFF Hotspots. Who is open late this TIFF?

September 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask Deb, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto

Looking for the hottest places to visit during the Toronto International Film Festival from September 8-18th? Don’t worry. We’ve got the best locations uncovered. From the patio’s to the parties at the grand hotels, you will definitely enjoy everything these venues have to offer during TIFF. Just peeking to spot a celebrity or just having a great night. It’s possible during these exciting weeks. Most of the events or venues are open till at least 4 a.m. Take a look. Who is open late?

Brassaii 461 King St. W., 416-598-4730
Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge is Toronto’s sophisticated cosmopolitan and culture destination.With a romantic cobblestone palazzo courtyard and charming outdoor patio, Brassaii embraces its architectural heritage, elevating your fine dining experience  to an expedition in urban archeology and design. Small select eats on the menu until 4 a.m.

Cabin 5 225 Richmond St. W., 416-979-3000
Cabin Five is Toronto’s party bar launched in 2009. The ambience of Cabin Five Nightclub is very welcoming, helped by the warm and inviting decor. The walls are covered in rough timber. The room is dominated by two rustic wooden bars with back bars being created out of original pine windows and lit with turn of the century coach lights. Open until 4 a.m.

Crush Wine Bar455 King St. W., 416-977-1234
A wine bar with French bistro style restaurant. Offers menus, wine list, photographic tour, and details about private dining and tasting events. Special $80 menu for TIFF, featuring egg yolk ravioli, open until 4 a.m.

Fifth Grill and Terrace 225 Richmond St. W., 416-979-3005
Located on the rooftop of an old warehouse and accessible by a private elevator, The Fifth Grill & Terrace is a unique experience. The dining room with its warm eclectic décor, zinc bar, fireplace and crooning piano player is very inviting. The heated year-round rooftop terrace offers a spectacular downtown vista. Open Thurs.-Sat. Bar open till 4 a.m., last reservation for dinner 11 p.m.

Four Seasons Hotel21 Avenue Rd., 416-964-0411
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is rolling out the red carpet for TIFF from September 8 to 18, 2011. ONEXONE’s Charity Gala will be at the Four Seasons with a special performance by Harry Connick Jr.  on Sept 9th.

The team at Avenue bar at the Four Seasons have created a special TIFF Cocktail Menu, available exclusively from Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 18 only. Open till 4 a.m.

Also, Bellosound Outdoor TIFF Music Lounge will be at the Four Season’s York Ville Entrance with live DJ performances and special guests. Thursday, Sept 9 – Sat Sept 10 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Gansevoort Goodnight 18 Wellington St. W.
This is where Brad Pitt and Leighton Meester are expected to show their faces. Gansevoort Hotel Group will be hosting Goodnight Gansevoort on September 9th and 10th. Goodnight will host a select group of A-list celebrities and fashionable VIP’s for two ultra-exclusive TIFF after parties on those days.  If you want the best of culture and nightlife you should be there. Open till 4 a.m.

LA SOCIÉTÉ 131 Bloor Street West. Unit 211, 416.551.9929
In the heart of Yorkville, the place is very popular and also called the “people’s” canteen. This art deco Paris brasserie with zinc bar, stained glass ceiling, two patios, weather permitting is a place not to miss. Food till 2 a.m., bar open till 4 a.m.

La Terrasse AMC & Nikki Beach350 King West, 6th floor, Tiff Bell Lightbox Roof Terrasse
This year during TIFF La Terrasse AMC & Nikki Beach are taking over a prime-time real estate: Rooftop, outdoor terrace of the TIFF Lightbox, Malparte by O&B. Sept 8-12th, 6pm – 4a.m.

Reservations are strongly encouraged at what is sure to be the hottest spot during the festival. Make your reservation here: or by calling (800) 583-3708.

Luma and O&B Canteen TIFF Lightbox 350 King St. W., 647-288-4715 and 647-288-4710
O&B Canteen will be a 3,500 square foot casual dining space on the ground floor. With space in doors and out, Canteen will offer causal dining options including sit-down and take-away. Luma, the fine dining area of the complex, will seat 230 indoor and 50 outside with a menu of globally inspired Canadian cuisine by Chef Jason Bangerter. The restaurant will connect to a lounge. Luma at TIFF Bell Lightbox is now offering à la carte brunch on Sundays.

Park Hyatt Hotel 4 Avenue Rd., 416-925-1234
Located high atop fashionable Yorkville on the 18th floor, The Roof Lounge is visited by both locals and celebrities. The Hyatt Hotel has a beautiful patio with stunning views of the vibrant city of Toronto. Enjoy the light bar menu and the view of the top.

Monday through Sunday, 12:00p.m. – 1:00a.m. (after these hours for private parties)

Ritz Carlton Hotel – TOCA 181 Wellington St., 416-585 2500 TIFF central
Many stars will be checking in at the Ritz Carlton. Toronto’s newest luxury hotel welcomes guests to the heart of the city’s bustling financial and performing arts districts. Located across from Roy Thomson Hall and only steps from the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox.

The TOCA Bar is the perfect place for an after work drink or a pre-dinner cocktail. With its trendy ambiance, free standing bar, tapas-style menu, raw bar, sustainable caviar tasting as well as 10 sparkling and 50 still wines by the glass, TOCA Bar will satisfy even the toughest critics. The TOCA bar, Toca restaurant, DEQ restaurant, with patio are all open till 4 a.m.

Bellosound is hitting the DEQ at The Ritz-Carlton during TIFF 2011. From Sept 8- 18, 10p.m. -3 a.m.

Soho House Grey Goose11 Duncan Street
Grey Goose, the world’s favorite luxury vodka, is celebrating the silver screen with an exclusive party for the world’s film elite in Toronto. A proud sponsor of film around the world, Grey Goose is continuing its highly successful partnership with the exclusive private members’ club, Soho House, to host this pop-up event. September 9th.

The Burroughes Building
639 Queen Street West.
The Creative Artists Agency is a key player, making their TIFF party a must attend. The CAA’s party is hosted by Amy Sacco at the Burroughes Building.

Parlour270 Adelaide Street, 416.821.0901
Parlour is a must go for socializing and networking opportunities. It’s an intimate bar and lounge. Let the art, music, food and architecture impress you. Parlour has a cocktail/wine menu and a snack bar menu.

The Hoxton 69 Bathurst Street
The Hoxton will play host to the Diet Coke Stay Extraordinary Gala, transporting guests back to Old Hollywood. September 12th.

The Thompson Toronto
550 Wellington Street W 416.640.7778
Thompson Toronto’s first international addition, opened the summer of 2010 in the diverse and artistically driven King West Village, a neighborhood adjacent to the city’s financial and entertainment districts. A new addition to the Thompson and long awaited is Toronto’s 889 Yoga and Wellness Spa who are now onsite for the TH guests. The Thompson has one of the most sought after roof tops and chances are you will find local and visiting celebrities.

Lobby bar open till 4 a.m.

The Drake Hotel1150 Queen St. W., 416-531-5042
The Drake Hotel Fauxbo de luxe, the place to be for global hipsters. Bar open till 4 a.m., last reservation for dinner 10: 30 p.m. TIFF ’11: Two Gallants W/The Mumlers. Drake after dark to celebrate with bands and a crazy dance floor. September 9th, 8p.m – 4a.m.

Ultra Supper Club314 Queen St West 416 263-0330
Ultra Supper Club rooftop patio and urbanist wannabes slick dining area is open till 4 a.m.

Throughout TIFF ultra will be serving TIFF-themed specialty cocktails, hosting film premiere parties as well as celebrity guests and DJs. . With a reputation for cocktails, dining and networking it is almost certain that stars will be spotted here. September 8-9th, open until 4.a.m.

Victor in Le Germain Hotel30 Mercer St., 416-504-4239
Social Dining, Seasonal Produce and Ethnic Diversity. Victor Restaurant and Lounge specializes in social dining, creating dishes inspired by the ethnic mosaic that is unique to Toronto. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the best seasonal produce: bold salads, roasts, vegetables, fish and game. The dishes are served “family style” letting the joys of sharing and the pleasures of the senses free.

Fresh ‘n’ local kitchen closes at midnight, drinks till 2 a.m.

Windsor Arms Hotel18 St. Thomas St., 416-921-9121
Consecutively voted the #1 hotel in Toronto by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, the Windsor Arms Hotel is located on a quiet street ideally located just steps away from Yorkville, the heart of Toronto’s most fashionable shopping and entertainment district. The Cafe along with Twenty Two and Prime will have license extended to 4 a.m.