The inaugural edition of the Dundas West Fest is coming!
In collaboration with the Dundas West BIA & the Little Portugal BIA. The Dundas West Fest aims to unite businesses, residents and the many communities that together make up the neighbourhood.
When: June 8, 2013, 11am – 10pm
Where: Dundas Street West from the Old Village of Brockton to Little Portugal
The 12 city blocks fest will feature: 3 entertainment stages, 6 busker zones, over 40 Licensed patios, Children’s activities, great food, live music and fabulous shopping.(Over 200 Unique Vendors).
Enjoy a full day of arts, music, kids’ activities, food, drink and shopping!
For more information contact:
Helder Ramos, Coordinator Dundas West Business Improvement Area, 416-540-6750, Email: DuWestBIA@gmail.com, or go to www.dundaswestfest.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
In case you missed the exciting news, we at CityEvents, Toronto’s premier event planning boutique, have expanded operations to include CitySocial, our social media management & training division! The new services being offering consist of designing and executing online marketing campaigns for products and events, focusing on social media planning and tactics. Additionally, we will have training and guidance available for those who wish to manage their own online marketing, but are not familiar with social media, or the right strategy for them.
We cater our event planning and marketing services to small and medium size businesses in international trade, arts and culture, and the hospitality sectors, as well as non-profit organizations. We are also offering our new social media services in French and Spanish!
Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to launch CitySocial, as the official social media sponsor of UnExpected ’13, the Opening Night VIP Party for the Canadian Special Events Expo. Our team managed online interactions prior to and after the event, and were responsible for on-site promotion of contests, and social media engagement. This recent expansion will now offer our client’s the opportunity for one stop shopping at CityEvents, from product and event development, marketing strategies, metrics, and more.
Check out the photos from UnExpected ’13 and our CitySocial launch: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157633048285693
George Brown Collge and the Globe and Mail presents The 5toWatch Award – for Winning Sports Business Leaders
Canada’s leading sports business, education and marketing professionals are once again joining forces to celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian sports marketing industry.
It is a ‘must-attend’ within the Canadian sports marketing industry and sets the standard for identifying the next generation of industry captains
Engage with Canadian sport business marketing influencers & participate in the “5 to Watch” Awards. Join more than 300 of the industry’s top executives representing all facets of the sports business.
The announcement of George Brown College’s ”5 To Watch” award winners highlighting young executives who have demonstrated significant success early in their career and are poised to become the next generation of industry leaders
The Eligibility Criteria to apply for the 5 to watch award are :
Candidates must be under the age of 40 years old by December 31, 2012.
Candidates can only be selected from the following segments of the Sports Industry:
- Sports Properties
- Amateur sport bodies including National/Provincial Sports Organizations and Educational Institutions
- Non-editorial at Media Outlets
- Advertisers, Licensees, Sponsors
- Large Sports Event
Candidates must work on the business side of their operation (vs. on-field performance roles like a coach or General Manager)
Ticketing. Proceeds will fund student awards at the Centre for Business at George Brown College
Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 7 p.m.
George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus
51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, ON
Tickets now on sale. $95
Check out last year’s photo here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157629963826163/
After the re opening of the Carlu in May 2003. This historical landmark is a one of a kind architectural masterpiece at Yonge and College Street. Back in the day, in the 1930’s, it was the estate of Lady Eaton, Toronto department store president and heir Sir John Craig Eaton’s wife. Even then it was the venue of sumptuous soirées in the sophisticated spaces designed by French architect Jacques Carlu.
Years later, Mark Robert and Jeffry Roick, took a leap of faith on renovating the building for it to become the historic Art Moderne venue that it is now. The Carlu, named after its architect, is at this time referred to as “the highest profile restoration in
Canada” and designated a National Historic Site in 1982. The Herittage Award for Best restored place by the Canadian Event Perspective Magazine is one of the many awards won by this venue. Along goes the Architectural Excellence Award in 2004 by Ontario Architectural Association and 2012 Canada’s Top Venue by Meeting + Incentive Travel Magazine and many more.
Mark Robert refers to it as “more of a museum that houses special events”
On May 1st, 2003, Robert and Roick opened the seventh floor to the public once again. They renamed the venue for the famous architect and his wife whose delightful painted murals of pastoral life were unearthed beneath 27 years of neglect.
About the Carlu :
In a nutshell this is over 500,000 guests, over 1650 events (from weddings, charity, awards, concerts, Fashion shows to corporate meetings and social events.
But it is also featured with these sumptuous spacessuch as:
-The Auditorium: It is 8,500 square feet in total with capacity for 1,200 theatre-style seats (460 fixed in the Balcony, 740 removable on the lower level) and a 1,200 square foot stage.
- The Round Room : Dining for up to 300 guests, or 240 with a dance floor; capacity for stand-up receptions for up to 450 people. An original Art Moderne design and décor, including domed ceiling, Art Moderne murals and central Lalique fountain.
– The Grand Foyer: It is 10,000 square feet total, allowing for 700 people for dinner or more than 1,500 guests for cocktail-
style receptions. With eight rigging points in the ceiling used for trussing, draping, hanging, etc. And marble and monel metal embellished elevators. Also the main artery runs entire length of seventh floor, acting as gathering area for all useable spaces or solo for multi-purpose functions or ceremonies.
– The Clipper Room(Private Dining rooms): Smaller in scale, with two adjoining rooms at 650 and 300 square feet each (seated
dinner capacity for 50) with expansive exterior windows. Graced with floor-to-ceiling mirrored doors and Art Moderne-inspired furniture design and fixtures. Ideal for conferences, breakout rooms, individual meeting rooms, intimate dinners or as a Bridal Room
-The Sky Room: Capacity for 300 for cocktail receptions or 210 for seated dinners (150 seated with dance floor) , may be used as cocktail area prior to Round Room dinner event or separately for ceremonies and/or luncheon events. Two large skylights and north facing windows; simple and clean décor
As you can see, “The Carlu has lots up its sleeve for the future”…