With 5,500 square feet of indoor meeting space, FOUNTAINBLU caters to groups of every scale and type, from executive board meetings, weddings to small-scale conventions. The space can facilitate gatherings between 20 to 600 guests, making it the ideal corporate event venue for groups of any size
The stunning FountainBlu,is located on the CNE Exhibition grounds with many spectacular areas including landscaped gardens with large fountains and a beautiful a bridge overlook the lake. FountainBlu was designed by one of Canada’s top design firms: The Wow Effect and no expense were spared in the design of this majestic space. Luxury greets you at every corner, from the lavish wool carpeting, crystal chandeliers throughout, top of the line chiavari chairs, fully operational kitchen, and L.E.D lighting system its platinum service from start to finish.
Celebrate your special occasion in truly lavish surroundings, punctuated by boutique service and expert attention. Whether it is a wedding reception, engagement party, proms/formals, social or Bar Mitzvah, FountainBlu will impress your guests with a stylish atmosphere, designed with no expense spared.
The Fermenting Cellar of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery, originally constructed in 1859 on what was then Toronto’s waterfront, has now been transformed into the most unique event platform in the GTA. Located in the critically acclaimed Distillery Historic District, a national historic site and the most important heritage destination in Canada, this flagship venue hold up to 600 people for a stand up licensed event, to a maximum of 400 people for a seated dinner in a breathtaking Industrial chic setting. From the heavy timber beams and trusses to the original Kingston limestone walls, the Fermenting Cellar offers your event a memorable atmosphere.
The Distillery is located in Toronto’s downtown core minutes away from Toronto’s financial district and has become the premiere site to hold an event in Toronto. There are many reasons, beginning with the truly magical setting. One of Ontario’s hottest tourist attractions, The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed 13-acre village of brick-lined streets and dozens of vibrantly restored Victorian Industrial buildings. And pedestrian-only, means no cars to spoil the magic (but plenty of parking is nearby).
Within this enchanted village you can choose from a full range of unique event venues, from small intimate spaces to breathtaking industrial chic settings with 35 foot ceilings. Many clients come back year after year so that they can experience different venues to hold their events.
You can expect superior standards of quality throughout every aspect of your event, with no detail left to question. One aspect which stands out in particular at The Distillery is the food. If you have ever eaten at any of our award winning restaurants, you know that the food and service is extraordinary. You will enjoy the exceptional experience of our fine dining restaurants at any event.
Their goal is for you to enjoy 100% peace-of-mind from the beginning of the planning process right through to the moment when your final guest leaves your event. To ensure this, you’ll even have an on-site event manager to supervise your event from start to finish. And you will be pleasantly surprised by how affordable it will be to hold your event at The Distillery.
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A hot new venue just debuted in Toronto. Screen Lounge is an independently operated social dining venue that was created to excite the senses and provide guests with a tasty and visual social dining experience. Directly located in the heart of the Downtown-Yonge district, Screen Lounge features a 3,000 sq ft level main floor and a modern sophisticated full service 2,000 sq ft roof top patio designed exclusively by Toronto-based designer Sarah Gatenby.
Tina Kessler, canadianspecialevents.com, OnSite Reporter
Where can you get a year-round resort destination ideal for corporate and private events with a golf course, ski runs, spa and authentic gourmet cuisine in the heart of a picturesque countryside away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Hockley Valley Resort.
Located in the Hills of Headwaters, only an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto, Hockley Valley Resort recently underwent a $5 million transformation which includes a two-acre fruit and vegetable garden, three new restaurants and a strong commitment to local fare. The 300-acre resort has year-round appeal, featuring 104 luxury rooms and suites, 14 meeting rooms, an 18-hole golf course, 15 scenic ski and snowboard runs and a 8,000 sq ft. European inspired full-service spa.
I had the pleasure of attending a fam tour of Hockley Valley Resort on May 24th 2011 along with 4 meeting and event planning professionals. As we toured the resort, checking out the meeting rooms with state-of-the-art on-site AV, modern guestrooms and suites, luxurious spa and the fabulous restaurants I was impressed by its uniqueness and versatility.
At Hockley Valley Resort, they’ve got corporate event packages down to an art. They’re the perfect mix of business and pleasure with bright and functional meeting rooms with great views, delicious corporate menus and teambuilding activities such as mini Olympics, snowshoe expeditions and group golf events. The possibilities for events at Hockley Valley Resort are endless. No matter what time of year, whether corporate or private, intimate or large Hockley Valley Resort has it all.
I have to admit, I’m a total foodie. So lunch at Tavola, the chef’s table with seating for up to 14 people and a view into the kitchen was the perfect way to conclude our tour. Prepared by executive chef Rabii Jaouhari and restaurant chef Daniel Mezzolo, our dining experience featured asparagus and porcini mushroom risotto with speck and brie cream and a dessert tray of pistachio crème brûlée, raspberry mousse with Limoncello foam and vanilla lemon cake served on a warm cedar plank and was a feast for the senses. But don’t just take my word for it; the walls of the kitchen speak for themselves. It’s become a tradition for guests to sign a wall in the kitchen to show their appreciation. Whether you’re looking for large dinner for up to 180 or a private dinner for two in the wine cellar, you’ll find culinary excellence at Hockley Valley Resort.
Hockley Valley Resort is the kind of venue that inspires events; where you constantly reach for your notebook to jot down your visions before you get distracted by another great idea. You owe it to your client, and yourself to choose Hockley Valley Resort.
I didn’t come to Hockley Valley Resort looking for a venue to host a specific event, but I left with a smile on my face and a notebook full of inspiration.
Contact: Antonella Giancarlo, Pilot PMR for Hockley Valley Resort firstname.lastname@example.org
- Over 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with 12 breakout rooms.
- Full service production kitchen with menus to suit a variety of group programs, tastes and budgets
- Full Lighting Systems
- Loading Docks
- 9000 square foot ballroom
- In-house security
- Handicapped accessibility
- Specialized personnel on call
- Controls for lighting, heating and cooling in each individual room
- Spectacular setting in the High Peaks of the Adirondack mountains
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre has launched a new website at www.mtccc.com. With a clean contemporary design and intuitive navigation, the new website makes it convenient for attendees and exhibitors to access event information quickly, and provides meeting planners with innovative tools to plan their events.
The Ballroom. Eat. Drink. Ball.
Not just an excuse to dust off your bowling shoes, The Ballroom is downtown Toronto's newest interactive entertainment center. Two expansive floors accommodate up to 900 guests and boast inventive décor, outstanding eats from our top-notch chef, 52 LED television screens and a ping-pong lounge. Whether you are stopping by after work to catch a game at the bar or bringing your work with you to experience our "meet and bowl" package, The Ballroom is an experience not to be missed!
The Ballroom offers multiple spaces to be rented out for private, corporate or special events. Each space comes fully equipped with complete food and beverage service, conference capabilities, personalized branding opportunities along with a host of additional amenities.
Hosting an event at The Ballroom is an experience like no other!
The Ballroom is the HOST of the RockNRoll Bowl March 23rd at CSEME2011
145 JOHN ST
TORONTO, ON M5V 2E4
CORNER OF RICHMOND AND JOHN ST
A New Level of Luxury Has Arrived in Toronto
Legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company returns to Canada with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Toronto’s newest and most anticipated hotel officially opens its doors today. Located in the heart of the downtown core and at the crossroads of the financial and performing arts districts, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto brings a new level of luxury to the city.
As the only Canadian property of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C., the 53-storey Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, features 267 guestrooms including 56 Corner suites, 2 Deluxe Suites and The Ritz-Carlton Suite at over 2,400 square feet.
“We are delighted to be able to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Canada. Toronto is a key gateway city for our customers and this hotel complements the portfolio of Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe beautifully,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “Toronto is a cosmopolitan city with true international appeal, attracting visitors from all over the world, whether they are visiting for business or pleasure. The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto helps to put this vibrant destination on the map for discerning luxury travelers.”
General Manager Tim Terceira joined Mr. Humler, hotel owners and senior leaders from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., during the official ribbon cutting ceremony. “I am honoured to be part of this exciting new venture,” said Mr. Terceira. “It is because of the hard work and dedication of our Ladies and Gentlemen that we stand here today. Their passion and commitment to providing the highest level of service is truly unsurpassed and I am proud to join them in launching this hotel.”
With unimpeded North or South facing views of the city or Lake Ontario, each guestroom or suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto offers floor-to-ceiling windows with heated perimeters, rich African Anigre wood and Portuguese Estremoz marble that complements the neutral, yet contemporary décor. Spacious bathrooms feature heated marble flooring, dual vanities embedded with 22” HD television screens, private rain showers and soaker tubs with bath caddies.
Providing an enhanced guest experience, The Ritz-Carlton Club Level on floors 18 through 20 includes access to the elegantly-appointed 20th floor Club Lounge, with magnificent water views, personal concierge and continuous complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day.
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s five-storey glass podium at the base of the guestroom tower, contains the public areas of the hotel and features the grand foyer lobby with its striking glass bridge, restaurant, bar, lounge and upscale meeting and conference facilities including the city’s largest luxury ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom at 7,400 square feet.
A natural light-filled Urban Sanctuary on the 5th floor of the podium reveals over 23,000 square feet of space including pool, professionally-equipped fitness facility, kinesis centre, yoga studio, relaxation area and walk-out, wrap-around terrace.
At 13,000 square feet, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers additional pampering with 16 treatment rooms, including 2 Couples Suites, private Ladies’ and Gentleman’s wet lounges, steam/sauna areas and dry relaxation dens. Signature treatments inspired by the beauty of Canada’s great outdoors define the experience including the aromatic Cloud 9 Massage, which utilizes locally grown ground flowers and herbs such as Niagara lavender and Quebec sage.
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto offers an unrivalled dining experience with signature restaurant, TOCA by Tom Brodi. TOCA’s Canadian menu features homegrown, naturally-raised, sustainable ingredients – a reflection of Chef Brodi’s commitment to utilizing local purveyors and suppliers. The interactive restaurant includes an open-concept kitchen, walk-through pastry corridor, in-kitchen chef’s table, glass-encased cheese cave and extensive wine cellar with a focus on Canadian wines.
Located Lobby level, TOCA Bar is the perfect place to unwind. With its trendy ambiance, free standing bar, tapas-style menu, raw bar, sustainable caviar tasting, 10 sparkling and over 60 still wines by the glass, TOCA Bar will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Guests have the option of sitting in the grand lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto or on the outdoor patio overlooking the city’s performing arts district.
With breathtaking views of the CN Tower and lounge style seating, DEQ offers an expansive outdoor patio and open-air firepit for all-day dining options. The distinctive menu includes a variety of offerings from an outdoor oven, flatbreads, antipasti or tableside charcuterie. DEQ’s ‘Mixology by You’ drink menu allows guests to create their own fresh-muddled Mojitos or Caipirinhas, among other signature cocktails.
To be among the first to enjoy The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto call 416-585-2500 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/toronto.