A Fresh Distillery Opens in The Historic Toronto Distillery District

May 4, 2017 by  
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Hydroponic Herb Garden above the Bar at Spirits of York Co.

On Thursday, May 11tth, the Spirit of York Distillery Co. will open to the public offering their unique bottles of vodka and gin premium spirits. The small batches are being created using fresh spring water in stainless steel tanks using only locally-sourced ingredients.

The space is perfect for events. There is a large bar featured as the room’s centerpiece, with a three-tiered hydroponic fresh herb garden directly above it as well as a wall of botanicals and dried herbs used to infuse their spirits.  A specialty bitters bar is ideal for interactive demonstrations, mixology training, innovation, and education for others who are as passionate about spirits as Spirit of York Co. is.

There are also other rooms perfect for private dining and Team building here is a unique idea for your team.

The space fits up to 150 people and has maintained the historic features of brick and beam from the original roots of Toronto’s distillery hub.  Like many historic spaces, the venue has achieved a great mix of old and modern, with the lighting design and layout being a key feature. The Spirit of York Co. has brought back the art of distilling to the historic Distillery District with this contemporary ‘Spirits Hub’.

The Spirit of York will be exclusively available at their new location. But, keep your watch for their concoctions in the LCBO in the future. Perhaps at specialty cocktail bars, we can hope…

For more information visit:

Website: SpiritofYork.com

Instagram: @SpiritofYork

Twitter: @SpiritofYork

 

All About That Craft – Craft Beer Market

March 27, 2017 by  
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Craft Logo Courtesy of Craft Beer Market

Craft Logo Courtesy of Craft Beer Market

Do you value a good draft beer? Or maybe you’re all for supporting fresh local food? If you value either of these things then do I have a venue for you to look forward to!

CRAFT Beer Market, a premium casual restaurant with one of the largest selections of craft beer in Canada launched back in Calgary in 2011 by owner PJ L’Heureux and has been taking Canadian cities by storm – “one beer, one meal and one experience at a time”.

This year, Torontonians are getting a new addition to the booming beer scene as CRAFT plans to open a new Toronto location right at Yonge & Adelaide that features over 160 draught beers, premium selections of different wines and spirits and a menu specializing in North American Cuisine.

Predicted Image of Toronto Craft Beer Market Location (Photo courtesy of Craft Beer Market)

Predicted Image of Toronto Craft Beer Market Location (Photo courtesy of Craft Beer Market)

As far as space for events go, the Yonge & Adelaide location will provide multi-levels, multi-bars and several meeting and party spaces for a variety of group sizes!

CRAFT proudly quotes, “We believe in making a positive impact in everything we do, from our workplace to our community to the planet as a whole.

And it shows! Known for using fresh local food products from the surrounding community, Craft  takes pride in their welcoming and inclusive restaurant atmosphere that draws thousands of customers each year to different locations across Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa — just to name a few.

With Toronto being the latest Canadian city to “catch the Craft” fever, be sure to keep an eye out for a late summer 2017 opening!

CRAFT BEER MARKET – RESTAURANT + BAR

1 ADELAIDE ST. E, TORONTO, ON

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!!

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For more information:

455 King Street West

Toronto ON

416-979-9696

www.fringsrestaurant.com/
Capacity: Up to 140 guests seated/195 guests standing

Location Features:

Wi-fi

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

Saving The Best CityEvents Schmooze of The Summer For Last

August 16, 2016 by  
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On Friday, Aug 12, CityEvents hosted the last Schmooze of summer 2016. It’s true what they say, you always save the best for last! The blue and white lantern garden theme set a nice mood, transforming the patio yet again for a magical getaway from city life.

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Although the forecast called for rain all week leading up to the event, Schmooze was a fighting-force and cleared the skies just in time for 5 p.m. when the doors opened! Guests enjoyed the heat, celebrating on the rooftop patio while sipping on cocktails crafted by drink sponsor Grey Goose. The cocktails were made of Grey Goose Vodka, with a splash of St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, topped off with club soda, and served with a lime. It was a hit, and the perfect way to keep cool on the heat.

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To say the food was good would be an understatement. Guests swarmed the food station eagerly awaiting the feast served by Treeline Catering. The tacos which consisted of a corn coleslaw, seasoned ground pork, and crispy onion, topped with a chipotle mayo. And as if those weren’t enough, there was also barbecued corn on the cob seasoned with butter and spices.

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The patio was filled with happy Schmoozers enjoying the last few weeks of summer. DJ Spence Diamonds had the music blasting throughout the night which kept everyone happy and dancing.

Pictures of this last Schmooze event:

Although this was CityEvents’ last Schmooze of the summer, Maison Mercer will continue to host Schmooze every Friday until September 2! We also have many upcoming events! To stay up to date, be sure to check out our website for full event listings. http://torontocityevents.ca/

 

Stylish and Sophisticated: The Gates

June 27, 2016 by  
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Located on the corner of Church street and Gerrard street, The Gates boasts as one of downtown Toronto’s most genuine landmarks and undiscovered gems. As the venue was built in 1870, restorative measures took place to ensure The Gates is suitable for future use. Part of the restorative process included installing hardwood floors and LED lights to highlight the original factory support beams and brick archways.

The Gates is a warm and inviting venue which is ideal for corporate functions, receptions and product launches. With 9’ ceilings and over 4000 sq. ft. of floor-space, The Gates can accommodate 350 people for a reception style event or 120 for a seated event.

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Features of The Gates:

  • Use of in-house PA and audio system
  • Two (2) TV monitors
  • Projection screen
  • Full day site access or day prior if space is not rented
  • Qualified on-site event consultant
  • LED lighting
  • Client can bring in their own alcohol with no corking fees

 

For more information:

66 Gerrard St.E.

Toronto ON

M5B 1G3

1-416-979-7373

http://www.gatesvenue.com/

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