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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Hotel X Toronto: bringing all your hospitality needs to the urban scene

September 20, 2016 by  
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"VFMLID=76517265" Coming Soon, Hotel X is one of the most unique hotel resorts in the city of Toronto that provides a full hospitality, sports and entertainment complex in a diverse urban setting.

Located on the historic grounds of the Exhibition Place, just south of the vibrant work/live community Liberty Village. Hotel X is indeed a unique environment as guests are enchanted with garden surroundings and outstanding views. Don’t forget that Hotel X is a LEED certified project which leads this resort to aspire to obtain the highest levels of environmental sustainability!hotel-x-toronto_meetings_a

Not only is Hotel X a fantastic resort and accommodation establishment, but the hotel also contains 16 meeting spaces and a screening room for conferences, meetings, and corporate events.  This accommodation hotel can also accompany events being held at other CNE buildings such as BMO Field or the Allstream Centre.

This space would work well for screenings, presentations, VIP or Networking themed receptions as well as a variety of meetings and events. Hotel X brings more life to the CNE site and will add to the event experiences in the area.  With little or no hotel accommodation in the area they can serve business client doing business in Liberty Village or involved in one of the onsite events.

Book your accommodation or group inquiry today at Toronto’s LEED certified and exclusive resort at Hotel X.

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Indulge your taste buds at Toronto’s newest authentic Italian restaurant: Masseria

September 14, 2016 by  
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Born in the southern Italian countryside, Masseria, when translated from Italian to English, means a picturesque farmhouse. Where food is always fresh and the environment always warm. The new modern casual Italian dining experience is coming to King Street West. With a variety of authentic Italian cuisine items such as oven-baked pizzas, fresh salads and artisanal sandwiches. With ingredients that are organic and fresh, like picking them from your very own “farmhouse”.

Masseria is located on 577 King Street West, bringing with it variety and distinction to the neighbourhood. Founded by Toronto chef Rob LeClair, Masseria offers a warm but contemporary dining experience that will tantalize all the senses. With floor-to-ceiling windows and communal harvest tables, it offers a unique eating experience while being able to sightsee the street from a different perspective.


Courtesy of: Masseria



Tel: 416.263.9999

Instagram: @masseriatoronto

Kensington Brewing Company says ‘Drink Good Beer’

June 15, 2016 by  
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Kensington Market is one of the most famous areas in downtown Toronto, home to many independent shops, hidden bars and multicultural restaurants. Every year, tourists visit the market and take their taste-buds on a culinary adventure. The Kensington Brewing Company, an independently owned and operated craft beer company, is located in the heart of Kensington Market and delivers unique and tasty beers that fully represent the neighbourhood.

The team at KBCo is currently overseeing the construction of their own microbrewery, retail store and bar. Located at 299 Augusta Avenue, the opening of the KBCo brewery is scheduled for mid 2016. With capacity for just 30 people, the new KBCo space will be the perfect venue for small, intimate events. Until then, you can find the team at their temporary office just down the street at 156 Augusta Avenue.

KBCo offers numerous beers so customers can choose a brew that suits their preference. Some brews on the menu include: Baldwin FishEYE Pale Ale, Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat and their most famous, Augusta Ale .

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September 21, 2015 by  
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Volos: Upscale Greek Restaurant Downtown TO

Estiatorio VOLOS

¨Contemporary Greek Dining¨

Volos is the best thing to happen to Greek food in Toronto since the Danforth. Housed in the space to Mediterra, this sleek restaurant serves up lunch and dinner in search for a modern take on THIS venue and also ready for events and private dining.

Volos is a restaurant that offers a soothing space for the guests and also provides a great venue for the planning of your own. The interior designer  “Volos is designed to make guests feel like they are dining in a premiere restaurant in Greece”


Venue Capacity:

Private dining room

*Seating Capacity:36 people

*Standing Capacity:50 people

Celebration Table:

*Seating Capacity:12 people

*Standing Capacity:N/A people

Large Group Events

*Seating Capacity:96 people

*Standing Capacity:127 people

Bar & Lounge

*Seating Capacity:20 people

*Standing Capacity:35 people

Semi-private Dining Room: 90

Buyout Capacity:130

Volos serves well-composed meals using the highest quality local produce, superior cuts of meat and the best fish, delivered daily. They also offer to meet the unique needs of your private function.


133 Richmond street West

Toronto, On

M5H 2L3


Phone number:  416 861 1211  

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