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.


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

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



Events for Event Planners – Beat the Catch 22

March 26, 2014 by  
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As an event manager, meeting planner or overall special events coordinator, we all have one common goal – to provide the biggest, the best and most out-of-the-box events to our clients. Most of this comes with experience but a good chunk of it is due to exposure. Our ideas and inspirations come from everywhere. From creating, attending or running an event, to a night on the town with friends and yes, even a good ‘ol lounge session in front of the TV. After all, who would’ve of thought of a lollipop dress as a way to serve dessert, or fishbowl centrepieces? If experience is what you lack, or you’re looking for some fresh new ideas, expose yourself to the following shows and resources to help broaden your creative spark and event knowledge!

Canadian Special Events Expo 2014 & Event Tech-ology Summit

This three-day event is jam-packed with new ideas, inspiration and affordable solutions for your event planning endeavours. Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 25-27, 2014 the CSE Expo provides planners with the tools and resources to make your events POP, all while strengthening your professional network. Whether you’re an experienced event planner or are new to the game, you will definitely want to attend! This year’s expo includes over 50 new vendors, food trucks, and chocolate and ice bar samples. You can even join ISES on the show floor for insights and knowledge from industry experts at no cost! Have a burning tech question? Head to the tech bar to get your questions answered and even bring your own devices! Also, be sure to check out APPSTRAVAGANZA – new for this year, it will introduce innovative and effective online technology with hands-on and guided learning. This expo provides many opportunities and is not to be missed!

Ignite Business Event Expo (IBE)

The Ignite Business Event Expo will be returning to Toronto on April 8th and 9th at the Direct Energy Centre. Attend this event for NEW and exciting inspiration to help your career. Connect with unique suppliers and be sure to check out the experience zones that will help spark and kindle creativity. This expo offers an exciting business environment that sets the stage to perfectly network and connect!


Have you heard of IncentiveWorks? Coming up on August 19th and 20th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, is Canada’s largest event for planners and organizers! This show gives industry professionals the opportunity to network with vendors, suppliers, speakers and other resources to stay current on what what’s hot and trendy! With a trade show of over 700 local, national and international suppliers in the meetings and events industry, you’re sure to make some meaningful connections!

Event planning is a career that is fast and is forever-changing. Trends are as unpredictable as spring in Toronto 2014. Stay relevant by exposing yourself to resources and network to equip you with the tools to be at the forefront of the event industry.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

February 25, 2014 by  
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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a brand new attraction for millions of Torontonians and visitors to the city. In October 2013, the aquarium opened its doors for visitors at the heart of downtown, Toronto. The world class attraction is conveniently placed alongside the CN Tower and Rogers Centre.

The aquarium has North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. Ripley’s visitors will have the chance to see 16,000 animals from around the world and also have over 100 interactive opportunities, which feature horseshoe crabs, sharks, jellies, rays and green sea turtles. It is consisted of 9 galleries to explore and each one has different themes, starting with species from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes basin.

Ripley’s Aquarium provides not only an aquarium experience but also an event experience by offering its space as a venue for social and corporate events such as galas, celebrations, fundraisers, holiday parties, and meetings. You can even have birthday parties and sleepovers at the aquarium! To enhance your event, it also provides catering and another unique experience, including Behind the Scenes tours and custom Dive Shows.

The venue is an absolutely perfect choice for themed events. It will take you and your guests on a journey to view species from all over the world and make sure guests feel as if they were underwater. Any event held at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

For more information:

For more information on booking your event: or call 647-351-FISH (3474).


Glenn Gould Studio At CBC

December 11, 2013 by  
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Glenn Gould Studios // Open HouseSituated at 250 Front Street West, Glenn Gould Studio is the “jewel of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre” and continues to be one of Toronto’s favourite venues.

Their name comes from one of the most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century: Glenn Gould. Their first mission is to honour the legacy he left behind by supporting the arts and to continue to operate as a Centre of Excellence for Canadian and international performances.

Glenn Gould Studios // Open HouseGlenn Gould Studio is also a superb recording facility which offers sound isolation, state-of-the-art recording facilities and acoustics that are ideal for classical and jazz recordings. The place is modern and glamorous with the red carpet and the cordons at the entrance. You will feel like a celebrity!

 In addition, they are the home to many business functions for local and internationally-based companies, offering an environment ideal for meetings, product launches and seminars.

Indeed, the stage welcomed many concerts and CD recordings by very famous singers such as Shania Twain, Blue Rodeo, The Trews, Mariah Carey, Matt Dusk, Gordon Lightfoot, Natalie McMaster and Feist. And for those who have seen Life of Pi, The Right Kind of Wrong, Our Man in Tehran, Being Julia, One Week and Glitter; these film scores were all recorded here.

_MG_3498This place is ideal for all your events thanks to the unique style of the place, offering a glamorous image combine to a design and modern atmosphere, which will charmed your guests for sure!  One thing that impressed us also was all of the in house technical equipment.  Having everything in the studio saves from renting all of the expensive AV equipment and paying for labour to set it up.  With the new look and feel of the location and in-house equipment the space is ideal for many events especially if a performance is involved.

For more information visit their website, Facebook and follow them @CBCMusic

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