STAFF PICK: INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT

My Favourite International Restaurant: Lee

Lee Restaurant: 601 King Street West. susur.com/lee

I entertain clients from around the world and one surefire restaurant for every palate is Susur Lee’s namesake restaurant, Lee. It’s located in the heart of Toronto’s coolest nighttime playground, great for before and after dinner activities! Don’t leave without trying Chef Lee’s signature, 19-ingredient Singapore Slaw and pick up a set of autographed, custom-designed chopsticks by the master himself.

By Mark Crawford, Director, International Business Development, Tourism Toronto.

With Halloween just around the corner, we’re on a candy kick! Toronto is home to some sweet candy stores full of delicious gifting ideas for your meetings and events. Here are just a few of our favourites!

SWEET TEMPTATIONS

Experience candy flashbacks at Sweet Temptations by Sugar Mountain, in the heart of the PATH, downtown Toronto’s underground shopping network. It offers up nostalgic candy treats including Pink Elephant Popcorn, Pop Rocks, and Popeye Candy Sticks, along with German and U.K. imports. 130 King Street West (The Exchange Tower) Concourse Level, 416-364-1461

 CHOCOLATES X BRANDON OLSEN

Chef Brandon Olsen and his fiancé, artist Sarah Keenlyside, are the co-owners of CXBO, offering  colour-splattered chocolate creations with unique flavor combinations like Yuzu Sake, Cinnamon Brown Butter, and Lime Ginger Black Pepper. What began as Olsen’s hobby became a full-time gig since opening their storefront location, with Keenlyside taking on marketing, packaging and design. 1132 College St., cxbo.ca

THE CANDY BAR

Since 2012, The Candy Bar has brought a sugar high to Canada’s Downtown. It offers swag bags, candy buffets, and gift baskets, full of award-winning chocolate bars, imported licorice, and all forms of gummi candy, for special and corporate events. 416-532-0123, thecandybar.ca

SWEET ADDICTIONS CANDY CO.

The latest candy store to hit Toronto’s streets is right beside Dundas West mainstay, Lakeview Lunch. Sweet Addictions offers unique candy, sodas, chocolates, chips and cereals from all over the world. 1134 Dundas St W. 

STAFF PICK: WEST END VENUE

This week’s Staff Pick is ideal for those who are doing business or staying in/near Mississauga (west of the Greater Toronto Area) and even by Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

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My Favourite West End Venue: &company Resto Bar

By Cristina Massullo-Trichilo, Client Services Manager, Tourism Toronto

&company Resto Bar (295 Enfield Place, Mississauga) is a unique venue in the heart of Mississauga, just steps from Square One Shopping Centre. With two floors of event space and great views from the spectacular rooftop patio, it’s a hot spot for a night out on the town or your next event!

STAFF PICK: PRIVATE DINING ROOM

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Luma Restaurant

By Debbie Miller, Director of Canadian Corporate.

350 King Street West.

Luma Restaurant

Luma offers incredible views of the Entertainment District from inside the TIFF Bell Lightbox. This central location has a private dining room and outdoor patio, with professionally trained servers and amazing cuisine. Sit back and watch your client fall in love with Toronto one bite at a time!

STAFF PICKS

As part of a new, ongoing feature, our well-versed Tourism Toronto staff pick some of their favourite restaurants, meeting spaces, and private dining rooms around the city!

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My Favourite Restaurant

Spice Route

Toronto’s Asian Bistro + Bar, 499 King Street West.

“Spice Route has a unique sharing menu that tends to break the ice with people and sets a more relaxed tone for the evening. They have one of the best patios in the city, perfect for summer. Oh, and you must see the washrooms while you are there. Trust me!” – By Scott Ventresca, Director of Sales, Canadian Associations.

EAT UP!

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