The NEW Great Hall – Giving heritage a whole new meaning

October 23, 2016 by  
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A cherished Toronto heritage building that has been standing since 1889 has received a full renovation. The Great Hall located at the corner of Queen St. W. and Dovercourt St. was founded as one of Toronto’s first West End YMCA.  Rich in history, The Great Hall for over 125 years has hosted some of the most acclaimed events in the city. After being completely restored the summer of 2016, it is now ready to open its doors to all sizes and shapes of events.

Boasting over 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible space across four distinctive venues, The Great Hall is able to accommodate any size of event. These four venues can be combined or rented separately. Able to provide seating as intimate at 10 people up to 1,200 people. The four separate halls include: The Main Hall, Longboat Hall, Conversation Room and Drawing Room.

The Main Hall

This hall is a two-storey space that extends as large as 10,000 sq. ft. and includes a reception area, coat and green room. It also includes decor of large arched windows, a stage, 30 ft. ceilings and more. Capacity can fit up to 480 people standing and is flexible for seating and table arrangements. The Main Hall with the new renovations, has been installed with a state-of-the-art audio/ visual system.

Conversation Room

Located on the second floor of the The Great Hall, the Conversation Room is a classic Victorian room. With its white walls and chandeliered ceiling it is the perfect “gathering place” for your next venue. At 1,200 sq. ft. it can accommodate up to 117 people standing and seating is flexible.

Longboat Hall

In 1889 this hall became the first West End YMCA gymnasium. It is a two-storey venue with a street-level main entrance on Dovercourt Rd. This space stretches up to 5,000 sq. ft. and can fit up to 400 people standing. This venue is also complete with a state-of-the-art audio/ visual system and a modulator stage.

Drawing Room

This small but elegant room can accommodate up to 97 people standing and is perfect for small receptions, business meetings, luncheons and more. The Drawing Room also is equipped with a gourmet presentation kitchen and grand bar.

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Courtesy of: The Great Hall

For more information visit the website: www.thegreathall.ca

World Class at the Randolph Theatre

October 23, 2016 by  
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For over 20 years, Randolph Academy for Performing Arts has been involved in every major musical theatre event to positively affect local and national communities. Randolph Theatre continues to provide world class theatre art training, and continues to employ talented individuals and encouraging sustainability to Canadian and global entertainment.

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Randolph Theatre is also available to host major theatre events in Toronto from the pre-broadway runs of Ragtime and Fosse to the North American premieres of the Wizard of Oz and Dirty Dancing. During the mega-musical revolution in Canada, Randolph Academy has established itself to rise as a new breed of performing arts to meet the needs of a demanding and dynamic industry.

CAPACITY

Seating capacity is 518;

263 on the main floor and 255 in the balcony.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK WEBSITE LINK: http://www.randolphacademy.com

Comfort and relaxation at its best: Park Hyatt Toronto

October 12, 2016 by  
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The Park Hyatt Toronto is located in the heart of the chic Yorkville neighbourhood, on the northwest corner of Bloor St West and Avenue Rd. The hotel offers services and amenities to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. There are 336 guest rooms, and 45 suites.

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Venues

Park Hyatt Toronto has  at least 17,000 sq. ft. of luxury space. The space allows for various events such as corporate endeavors, social gatherings, wedding receptions and much more. All event spaces come equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment, lighting systems, and access to the 24-hour Business Centre. There are 3 main versatile venues, choosing the perfect space for your event is easy. Some of these venues include:

  • The Roof Salon with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views of the Toronto skyline ( 140 capacity banquet style, 150 capacity reception style)
  • Intimate Mezzanine Lounge (60 capacity banquet style, 120 reception style)
  • Elegant Queen’s Park Ballroom (370 Banquet style, 500 reception style)

 

4 Avenue Road

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5R 2E8

Tel: +1 416 925 1234

http://www.parktoronto.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

New Venue in the Castlefield Design District: Elte Mkt: Canvas

November 30, 2015 by  
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Elte Mkt

Elte Mkt is a huge furniture shop with a long standing reputation for selection and quality for many years. They have unique, economical and stylish designed items. At their new location in the Castlefield Design District also has an open space available for event rental. This large showroom is located in the middle of the city with plenty of parking.

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This new event space is a partnership with The Food Dudes. It’s called Canvas and is large space, It is 50,000 square-foot warehouse. It is raw space with concrete floors and ceiling pipes.

The space could be perfect for wedding when you add plenty of peonies and draping and decor. The capacity is 170 guests for a seated dinner with an additional cocktail area, there is also a DJ booth and dance floor (390 for standing room only) that can use it for your event!!

For more information:

Mkt: 1381 Castlefield Ave Toronto, Ontario M6B 1G7

Phone: (416) 789-0800

http://www.eltemkt.com/store-locator

Canada’s largest Andy Warhol exhibit has opened in Toronto

July 16, 2015 by  
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Canada’s largest Andy Warhol exhibit has opened in Toronto

Andy Warhol Revisited opened in Toronto on July 1 and is the largest Andy Warhol exhibit to ever come to Canada. This is exhibit provides an engaging and educational walkthrough of Andy Warhol’s development as an artist and his effect on culture which is still evident today. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so we decided to go and check it out!

The exhibit is not located in a traditional gallery space; 77 Bloor St. West is actually an old Guess store. When Rivlin was making plans to bring the exhibit to Toronto, he knew that Yorkville was where he wanted it to be. “It’s where fashion and finance intersect — at Bay and Bloor. (Warhol) was all about high society and money, but also fashion and pop culture,” says Rivlin.

The exhibit showcases over 120 Warhol prints and paintings. You can find his more famous pieces such as the Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe, but it was nice to see lesser-known pieces as well. It seems like Ron Rivlin really understands who Andy Warhol was and is ably to perfectly capture Warhol’s personality with this multi-level exhibit. Upon entering, I choose to do an audio tour of the exhibit to learn more about the history of Andy Warhol and his pieces. I highly recommend this as it also gives great insight into his life and provides more details of his art.

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Revolver Gallery is a Los Angeles based gallery showcasing and selling the largest collection of original Andy Warhol pieces. Revolver Gallery was founded in 2012 by Ron Rivlin, a Toronto native who always had a passion for Andy Warhol and his art. Rivlin purchased his first Warhol piece three years ago and has since grown his collection to over 100 pieces. The gallery is mainly comprised of Rivlin’s own pieces.

If you haven’t been yet, don’t worry because Andy Warhol Revised is open until December 31. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for youth and students and children under the age of five are free! It’s conveniently located and so cheap so there’s no excuse to miss it.

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Address: 77 Bloor St. West

Time: Tuesday- Sunday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., closed Monday.

Price: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 for youth and students and free for children under 5

Website: https://warholrevisited.com/

 

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