In the Know with TO – January 2019

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Glide into 2019 with an exciting team-building activity! Toronto’s new favourite winter hangout, The Bentway, makes for great outdoor skating while also doubling as a fun venue for corporate events. With a space that spans as far as 1.75 km under the Gardiner Expressway, you can skate laps, enjoy drinks by the fire pit, or network indoors at the Fort York National Historic Site (up to 250 for a cocktail reception, 140 seated). The Fort York site and The Bentway can be customized for events, in tandem with one another.

Delicious and spacious. Meet Toronto’s latest yummy addition, Bindia, a bistro specializing in authentic Indian cuisine. It’s conveniently located in the downtown core, right across the street from St. Lawrence Market. The restaurant includes private event spaces that seat up to 150 guests, each fully-equipped with a private bar and staff.

True blu & luxury too. This year, treat yourself to Toronto’s luxurious offerings. The former Adelaide Hotel is now the new St. Regis Toronto. It’s the first St. Regis in Canada, offering guests glamourous accommodations with five-star service, in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto transforms into a Radisson Blu, come June 2019. It’s going to be the Radisson Hotel Group’s first upscale hotel in Canada, with upgrades to the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms, and culinary offerings.

All you need is love and a cool, Instagrammable venue in the heart of trendy King West. Love Child Social Housee is Toronto’s newest spot to see and be seen. It’s a co-op workspace by day and event venue by night. Featuring a game lounge, large dancefloor, and some of the city’s best DJs – the vibe is a tropical oasis with touches of Art Deco. It’s got everything you need from relaxed workspaces, delicious food, and even a café. Love Child’s full reception capacity is 500, with 130 seated, and a theatre style capacity of 120 seated.

Great gatherings happen in great spaces. The new Artscape Daniels Launchpad is just as creative as it sounds, with 4,800 sq. ft. of space on Toronto’s waterfront. It’s where creative entrepreneurs and artists come together to share ideas and work. The space is fully-integrated with state-of-the-art technology, artistic tools, production studios and open areas that overlook Lake Ontario. If lawn games are more your style, then you’ll love Lob Toronto (up to 125 guests). It features 10,000 sq. ft. of outdoor games brought indoors, including delicious eats and drinks.

3D is the new selfie. It’s a new year and a new you, so show it off with Selftraits. This Toronto-based company creates lifelike figurines through 3D scanning technology. Selftraits offers a variety of services from private bookings, to personalized gifts, to corporate events where they’ll install their 3D scanner onsite and even brand it, and also team-building activities. Photo selfies are so 2018, it’s time to get three-dimensional.