Timeless with a Touch of Elegance

The Symes is an event space on Symes Road in The Junction area of Toronto. The space was founded by three local entrepreneur’s, Viviana Kohon, Namita Tandon-Walsh and Caitie Yu. The Toronto Star described it as an “architectural gem, with a timeless sense of style”.

This event space has every accommodation required to suit all types of events. The Scarlett Room is well suited for weddings, cocktail dinners and small-scale corporate events. The Grand Symes is 5,600 square feet of space, highly arched ceilings and three skylights, suited for concerts, large productions, fundraisers and car shows.

Mains – Features
The Symes was built in the 1930’s and consists of two grand scale rooms; The Scarlett Room and Grand Symes. The Scarlett Room has a capacity of 280 guests indoors, with a capacity of 250 on the outdoor terrace. The Grand Symes has a capacity of 350 guests. Both rooms are spacious with the perfect amount of natural lighting; while staying true to its Renaissance design.

A large plus to this venue is the proximity to a new location of The Junction Craft Brewing Co. This fantastic local brewery is right on site, sharing the historical ‘Destructor’ building beside The Symes. This location is brand new, having just opened its doors for business on January 27, 2018.

The Symes is partnered with a successful and trendy list of caterers, event service providers, floral and rental companies. Daniel et Daniel, The Food Dudes, Forget Me Not Flowers and Divine Furniture Rentals are among the list and may be an option for your next event at The Symes.

Event Hours: Negotiable

Address: 150 Symes Road, Toronto ON M6N 0B1

For more information and to book a visit, head to their website: https://www.thesymes.ca

Choose from 18 of Toronto’s Top Chefs at Assembly

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Located in the Financial District, Assembly Chef’s Hall is an eatery that serves a selection of 18 different menus from restaurants of some of Toronto’s prime chefs. Explore a diverse range of menus offering quality cuisines from around the world, under one roof.

The food hall has a serve-yourself setting therefore does not take reservations. There is plenty of seating for guests to seat themselves and enjoy their meals.

Mains – Features
The Assembly has elegant, soft lighting with rustic decor throughout the hall creating a comfortable dining experience. The space boasts 18,000 square-feet with a new 4,000 square-foot patio coming this summer. Capacity: Approximately 370 seated and 750 for a cocktail event

At Canada’s first food hall, choose from barbeque, seafood, gourmet pizza, sushi, vegan cuisine, desserts and many more food options prepared by the top chefs. Vendors include:

  • Tokyo Smoke
  • Reyna
  • Hibiscus
  • Dailo
  • Ramen Isshin
  • The Good Son
  • Bulldog Coffee
  • Tachi
  • Little Khao
  • Cherry Street Bar-B-Que
  • Mira Mira
  • Resto Boemo
  • Shari
  • Nutbar
  • Love Chix
  • Colibri
  • Bluenose Lobster
  • Short & Sweet

Aside from the many restaurant stations to choose from, the venue features full a wine bar, beer hall, mural and a stage.

Desserts – The Icing
Assembly is conveniently open until 10PM Monday to Saturday with Sunday hours coming soon. Download the Assembly Chef’s Hall app on the App Store or Google Play and earn rewards such as free dinner for one year!

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Address: 111 Richmond St W Toronto, ON M5H 2G4
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm
Contact: (647) 557-5993 or hello@assemblychefshall.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatassembly/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EatAssembly/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eatassembly

Pick 6ix, Hot Spot in the 6ix

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Pick 6ix, sneak peek inside the restaurant – Photo taken by: Deborah Lewis

Have you heard of Toronto artist Drake’s newest restaurant in town? Located right in the heart of the city, Pick 6ix is the newest hot spot in town.

This venue is where our very own artist hosts his private parties with celebrities; NBA superstars, OVO crew etc. How amazing is the opportunity to host your event in the same venue Drake likes to host his own. At Pick 6ix you’re sure to often see the crowd order bottles of wine but when dinner time comes, you get to see all the fabulous cocktails. The Black Widow is the top-selling cocktail, made with Drake’s Virginia Black whiskey.

Pick 6ix is the place to enjoy top quality drinks and food while being in an atmosphere that has a mix of an upscale lounge or dinner and a sports bar. Without forgetting that they offer healthy high-end dishes and lots of sashimi and sushi.

The restaurant features a 2,100-square-foot open concept with a glass enclose that slides down by the simple touch of a button. Once the glass ceiling is opened it creates a great open patio environment. (See picture below.)


Pick 6ix Patio – Photo taken by Deborah Lewis

The venue has three private rooms, two of them can be combined and let’s not forget that anyone can have access to Drake’s personal room with a private entrance when he’s not around.

The resto lounge space has a permanent DJ station for your next event. Although Pick 6ix is a high class venue, they host SIX DEGREES, a social media series by E! Stay tuned as the series discusses everything from sports to the hottest topics in pop culture.
Pick 6ix’s operation hours are Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. which is great as not a lot of restaurants in the city are open late nights.

The restaurant seats 178, with an outdoor terrace accommodating up to 100 guests.

Website: https://www.pick6ixto.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pick6ixto/

Contact Info: info@pick6ixto.com

Barque Butcher Bar, the best BBQ experience in town!

June 29, 2017 by  
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Barque Smoke House presents its extended new bar Barque Butcher Bar. This wooden space is perfect for social and corporate dining. You can buy some fresh products from the restaurant. Bar suggest special food with gluten-free and dairy-free or for vegetarian and vegan people.

Their specialty is Smoker’s Choice Family Style Meat, this special menu is a large platter for sharing. You will live a refined BBQ experience. For only $44 per person, you can have wings, salad, one side, you can choose 3 types of meat on 9 different types of meat and day’s dessert. Don’t miss it! For groups of up to 10, hands-on cooking sessions reveal the secrets to achieving BBQ perfection in an over or a smoker.

Barque Butcher Bar suggests a lot of meats, from poultry to seafood, everyone can find what he likes! Between $5 and $16, it’s totally accessible. Plus, you can take fresh salad, fries or poutine. And don’t forget to taste their daily cupcakes. The maximum capacity is 40 private seats, 25 semi-private seats, and 60 standing.


By Kevin Hewitt Photography.


Barque Butcher and Bar

287 Roncesvalles Avenue

Toronto, ON M6R 2M3




Monday – Thursday: 12PM – 10PM

Friday: 12PM – 11PM

Saturday: 10AM – 11PM

Sunday: 10AM – 9:30PM


Monday – Thursday: 5PM – 10PM

Friday: 5PM – 11PM

Saturday: 12PM – 11PM

Sunday: 12PM – 9:30PM

By Kevin Hewitt Photography


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For private event, register you at:


Social Media:

Website: https://barque.ca/pages/butcherbar

Twitter: @barquebutchers

Instagram: @barquebbq

Facebook: @barquebutchers

By Kevin Hewitt Photography

Astrolab: Blast Off Into The Event Space of Your Dreams

May 22, 2017 by  
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Want to create quality content in a space that caters to all your best eventspace or filming & studio needs? Book a space at AstroLab Studios Inc now! It’s the perfect venue space for all kind of events and offers a wide range of spaces available for customization.

Astrolab offers you access to the space and gear you need to create your dream projects of all shapes and sizes using the all-inclusive equipment packages. The Studios caters to commercial, independent film and music video production. Studio spaces are available for rent even by the hour and with 3 different studios to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect setting that fits your needs.

Studio 1 (Photo Courtesy of Astrolab)

Studio 1 (Photo Courtesy of Astrolab)

Studio 1 is 2,789 square feet (including support spaces) and access to support spaces. 4×4 grid with 17? clear height and 44’ x 50’ white cyc (can be painted any colour for an additional charge), Dedicated 200 amp three-phase service, Distro, grip and lighting equipment with Built-in cyc lights.

Studio 2 with 1,500 square feet has access to support spaces with17? clear heights, 27’ x 30’ white cyc and 200 amp three-phase service.

Studio 3 with 300 square feet comes pre-lit with pro level and pre-rigged LED lighting.Includes 18? continuous white cyc wall, grid at 12? from floor, and access to support spaces. All lighting is top-of-the-line, user-friendly LED.

Studio 3 In Action (Photo courtesy of Astrolab)

Studio 3 In Action (Photo courtesy of Astrolab)

Still looking for a space to prep before filming? Astrolab has you covered. Offering support spaces for hair & makeup, a kitchen lounge, wardrobe, audio recording and mixing booth, editing and color spaces and offices (Boardroom), you’ll find everything you need at Toronto’s first on-demand studio.

For further information check check out http://astrolab.studio .

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Twitter: @astrolabstudios
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629 Eastern Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 1E4

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