Frings – The “Drake Restaurant”

What is the result of one of the best chefs in the world, plus one of the greatest rappers of today? The result is … Frings!.

Susur Lee’s IS the chef and owner and Drake is a keen partner.Frings has become one of the most talked about and respected restaurants in Toronto.The menu may be regarded as a mixture of Europe, United States and a major influence from Asia, so it suit all tastes.

Some people say that the Frings name comes from a sauce made of ketchup and mayo. Now according to the restaurant staff, Frings is a state of mind, whatever the meaning is get a reservation there as it is not easy but worth it.
At the sound of classic R&B, enjoy it drinking drinks like the mojito coconut made ??by Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum , Malibu coconut rum, coconut milk , lime juice and mint. Let’s talk about food, the dishes are incredibly elaborate as Sweet and Sour Meatballs, topped with parmesan and bread crumbs, delicious!!


For more information:

455 King Street West

Toronto ON

Capacity: Up to 140 guests seated/195 guests standing

Location Features:


Floral design

Custom menu design & printing

A/V – Screen, projector & microphones

DJ & Live Music

Mixologist & Custom Cocktails

Sommelier & full wine pairings

Satellite bar with private bartende

How to market your event and create buzz with Linkedin

November 28, 2016 by  
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If you have been following our series of how to market and create the buzz on social media, here is our new video!

This time we are telling you how to promote your event through Linkedin: a professional social network, where you can connect with companies and other professionals. Linkedin is one of the most popular social media counting more users than Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Despite its popularity, Linkedin is often forgotten by marketers which makes it the best platform to promote your event without too much competition. We don’t recommend LinkedIn for your next music festival but it could be a perfect place to get the word out for your next networking event or conference.

Here are some highlights of the video:


  • Keep your profile and company page updated: A properly optimized profile or page will increase your search visibility, so you have to make sure to use relevant keywords in your description, use descriptive wording in your job title and company name, Complete all fields in your profile and company page and to include links to your website and blog in your profile, description and posts.
  • Join groups: Groups are the best way promote your event. This is a good way to select a specific audience and to promote your event to the right target. You can find groups very easily by using the search tool. You can also create your own group which will help you to connect with attendees before and after the event, to provide a central place for them to ask questions and facilitate discussion around the event topics.
  • Send invitation and messages: You can’t be shy when promoting an event, so you should be familiar with contacting people directly. Using the Advanced People Search, you can filter the results by how you’re connected as well as by keyword, industry, and location.You can send invitations to your event using the Advanced People Search function to find people that would benefit by attending your event, media contacts that may be interested in covering the event for their outlet or potential event sponsors. You can also send direct messages to your contacts or members of groups you are part of.

Watch our video below for more complete information and tips

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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.


Courtesy of: The Great Hall

For more information visit the website:

A Basement and the Secrets: Junction City Music Hall


The Junction City Music Hall is a mysteriously enchanting bar/lounge located in Dundas St. West in Toronto’s downtown core. This music oriented performance space is highly dedicated to serving and building the local community and featuring a variety of artists.

Currently open between Tuesday-Saturday, The Junction Music Hall is a great place for large reservations and company parties as guests can engage with one another while enjoying the collection of vintage pinball and retro arcade games.







Do you like live performances? Junction Music Hall entertains the audience with talented live performances from bands, DJ’s, and promoters with artists from all over the city! Engage in live karaoke as friends and family get together to enjoy a night of fun.

The cocktails have been crafted by the bar, with flavors that vary according to the day. The beers are sold at considerable prices, and are cheap enough to spend the whole night at the bar.

CAPACITY: 150 attendees / 75 sitting

Features of Junction City Music Hall

  • Mixing Board
  • 2 Mains
  • Monitors

For more information:

2907, Dundas st west – Downstairs

Toronto, ON

M6P 1Z1

(416) 662-7072


The Bonnie Gordon College, a new space for team building!

September 27, 2016 by  
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Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts is a private career college specializing in baking, pastry arts, cake design, and confections. The college offers many courses and diplomas but also the space for private events.

Courses proposed are various : the Art of the Eclair, Artisanal breads, Bakery-Style Cakes, Croissants & Brioches, Cupcake Couture, Designer Cookies, Parisian Macaron, Cake classics, Cheesecake and Boston cream pie and all can be turned into a team building events.

The college is also specialize in corporate and culinary events, with team buildings, group events and special courses on how to start your own business. So if you and your team want to join classes together, or you would like to host a special event with a celebrity chef, the college provides you all the expertise and infrastructure necessary for that.

This means you can take your team building to the next level with culinary experiences. Work together to create a delicious meal or go head-to-head in a culinary challenge. The college will work with you to develop a program that meets the specific needs of your team. The chef instructors will help build strong leadership skills, improve communication, develop creative problem-solving skills and strengthen team relationships. At the end of the day, our guests leave with heightened professional skills and a step-by-step guide so they can re-create their dishes at home. The activities are many, you can choose from team building activities such as our Gourmet Pizza Challenge, Hand Crafted Chocolate Workshops, Gourmet Cupcake Design and more. The college customizes every event to reflect your unique goals and objectives.


The space can accommodate up to 280 people and is composed by:

  • 9,300 sq. ft. with 3 large professional kitchens, and multi-purpose meeting and event room.
  • 3 large professional, fully equipped classrooms
  • Closed-off customizable space
  • Parking available

It is located in mid-town Toronto at Eglinton and Caledonia: 670 Caledonia Rd. Unit 100, M6E 4.


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