Timeless with a Touch of Elegance

The Symes is an event space on Symes Road in The Junction area of Toronto. The space was founded by three local entrepreneur’s, Viviana Kohon, Namita Tandon-Walsh and Caitie Yu. The Toronto Star described it as an “architectural gem, with a timeless sense of style”.

This event space has every accommodation required to suit all types of events. The Scarlett Room is well suited for weddings, cocktail dinners and small-scale corporate events. The Grand Symes is 5,600 square feet of space, highly arched ceilings and three skylights, suited for concerts, large productions, fundraisers and car shows.

Mains – Features
The Symes was built in the 1930’s and consists of two grand scale rooms; The Scarlett Room and Grand Symes. The Scarlett Room has a capacity of 280 guests indoors, with a capacity of 250 on the outdoor terrace. The Grand Symes has a capacity of 350 guests. Both rooms are spacious with the perfect amount of natural lighting; while staying true to its Renaissance design.

A large plus to this venue is the proximity to a new location of The Junction Craft Brewing Co. This fantastic local brewery is right on site, sharing the historical ‘Destructor’ building beside The Symes. This location is brand new, having just opened its doors for business on January 27, 2018.

The Symes is partnered with a successful and trendy list of caterers, event service providers, floral and rental companies. Daniel et Daniel, The Food Dudes, Forget Me Not Flowers and Divine Furniture Rentals are among the list and may be an option for your next event at The Symes.

Event Hours: Negotiable

Address: 150 Symes Road, Toronto ON M6N 0B1

For more information and to book a visit, head to their website: https://www.thesymes.ca

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South building was renovated!

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s number one convention and trade show facility. Over 18,000 events have been hosted, more than 55 million guests were entertained there and $5.1 billion has been added in direct spending to the community.

After the end of the recent renovation of the north building, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre announced a $23 million project to renovate the south building.

MTCC offers seven exhibition halls totaling 460,000 square feet, 70 meeting rooms totaling 110,400 square feet, two ballrooms totaling 78,000 square feet, and a 1,232-seat theatre. This modification will create 10 new meeting rooms with 13,000 square feet of additional space, registration areas will be redesigned as well as the interior. The MTCC has 600,000 square feet (56,000 m2) of space. Their larger room is 250,000 sq ft , can be divided into sections of four small rooms and can fit up to 1327 people.

There will be new escalators, new service elevator and Wi-Fi capabilities will be improved. They will also update the lighting and a revamped cafe space will be created.

Located in the core of downtown Toronto, there’s no better place to organize your meetings or conference.

MTCC – South Building
222 Bremner Blvd

Website: http://www.mtccc.com
Blog: blog.mtccc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtcc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtcc_events
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/55965/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConventionCentre
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mtcc_events/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/metroconvention/

Contact Info:
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9

Choose from 18 of Toronto’s Top Chefs at Assembly

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Located in the Financial District, Assembly Chef’s Hall is an eatery that serves a selection of 18 different menus from restaurants of some of Toronto’s prime chefs. Explore a diverse range of menus offering quality cuisines from around the world, under one roof.

The food hall has a serve-yourself setting therefore does not take reservations. There is plenty of seating for guests to seat themselves and enjoy their meals.

Mains – Features
The Assembly has elegant, soft lighting with rustic decor throughout the hall creating a comfortable dining experience. The space boasts 18,000 square-feet with a new 4,000 square-foot patio coming this summer. Capacity: Approximately 370 seated and 750 for a cocktail event

At Canada’s first food hall, choose from barbeque, seafood, gourmet pizza, sushi, vegan cuisine, desserts and many more food options prepared by the top chefs. Vendors include:

  • Tokyo Smoke
  • Reyna
  • Hibiscus
  • Dailo
  • Ramen Isshin
  • The Good Son
  • Bulldog Coffee
  • Tachi
  • Little Khao
  • Cherry Street Bar-B-Que
  • Mira Mira
  • Resto Boemo
  • Shari
  • Nutbar
  • Love Chix
  • Colibri
  • Bluenose Lobster
  • Short & Sweet

Aside from the many restaurant stations to choose from, the venue features full a wine bar, beer hall, mural and a stage.

Desserts – The Icing
Assembly is conveniently open until 10PM Monday to Saturday with Sunday hours coming soon. Download the Assembly Chef’s Hall app on the App Store or Google Play and earn rewards such as free dinner for one year!

Virtual Tour


Address: 111 Richmond St W Toronto, ON M5H 2G4
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm
Contact: (647) 557-5993 or hello@assemblychefshall.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatassembly/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EatAssembly/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eatassembly

Pick 6ix, Hot Spot in the 6ix

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Pick 6ix, sneak peek inside the restaurant – Photo taken by: Deborah Lewis

Have you heard of Toronto artist Drake’s newest restaurant in town? Located right in the heart of the city, Pick 6ix is the newest hot spot in town.

This venue is where our very own artist hosts his private parties with celebrities; NBA superstars, OVO crew etc. How amazing is the opportunity to host your event in the same venue Drake likes to host his own. At Pick 6ix you’re sure to often see the crowd order bottles of wine but when dinner time comes, you get to see all the fabulous cocktails. The Black Widow is the top-selling cocktail, made with Drake’s Virginia Black whiskey.

Pick 6ix is the place to enjoy top quality drinks and food while being in an atmosphere that has a mix of an upscale lounge or dinner and a sports bar. Without forgetting that they offer healthy high-end dishes and lots of sashimi and sushi.

The restaurant features a 2,100-square-foot open concept with a glass enclose that slides down by the simple touch of a button. Once the glass ceiling is opened it creates a great open patio environment. (See picture below.)


Pick 6ix Patio – Photo taken by Deborah Lewis

The venue has three private rooms, two of them can be combined and let’s not forget that anyone can have access to Drake’s personal room with a private entrance when he’s not around.

The resto lounge space has a permanent DJ station for your next event. Although Pick 6ix is a high class venue, they host SIX DEGREES, a social media series by E! Stay tuned as the series discusses everything from sports to the hottest topics in pop culture.
Pick 6ix’s operation hours are Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. which is great as not a lot of restaurants in the city are open late nights.

The restaurant seats 178, with an outdoor terrace accommodating up to 100 guests.

Website: https://www.pick6ixto.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pick6ixto/

Contact Info: info@pick6ixto.com

From Backstage to the Catwalk : CityEvents Produces ATSC Fashion Show


On August 22nd 2017, CityEvents took part in the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Trade Show at the International Centre. CityEvents presented the crowd a fun and trendy fashion show to the mix of some already great seminars that take place at the yearly trade show.

The show featured some amazing designers from students out of George Brown, Seneca College, OCAD, Fanshaw and Humber College to some trendy up and coming Canadian designers. Amongst this mix were student designers such as Anastasiya Lyevina who opened the show and set the mood for the day, along with Kennie Lampkin and Sepideh Ghahremani whose designs took the stage by storm.

Some of the featured Canadian designers consisted of Gift Gowns a stylish alternative to those boring hospital gowns that everyone is so used to, Katiya Lifestyle Brand whose designs were comfortable and perfect to wear during your downtime.  

KM Brand who was also featured in the trends lounge that displayed how you can take one outfit and turn it into another. KM designs featured cool zip off clothing pieces that turned short sleeves into long sleeves and pants into shorts in a matter of seconds. Last but not least Julia Grieve’s designs closed the show with her brand PreLoved and showed off some great sustainable pieces that could be added to any fashion lovers wardrobe for this up and coming fall and winter seasons.

The show also featured some of the amazing designs from the exhibitors that were already on the trade show floor from Bangledesh, China and India.  This show provided the public the option to stop by the booths and check out designs that were being featured in the show.

With a professional stage, awesome music and great lighting no wonder people were stopping by to take pictures as the models strutted everything from outerwear to formal wear and designs for every season.

CityEvents was pleased to take part in the production for this show by recruiting designers from all over. The experience of marketing and producing the show was a joy to the team. Thank you to all the schools, models, designers and supporters who came out to help and check out the show.  


For more information on the show click here: http://www.appareltextilesourcing.com/



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