TORONTO’S SEASON OF CHANGE

TORONTO’S SEASON OF CHANGE

Par-Tee like it’s 1989! Toronto’s latest experiential venue is an interactive adventure fittingly called Par-Tee Putt. An indoor mini-putt with 27-themed holes, it’s as fun as it’s Instagrammable with scenes right out of the 80s and 90s. Most holes are replicas of pop-culture icons like E.T., Seinfeld, and even The Price is Right, while local attractions like the CN Tower and Exhibition Place are also featured. Serving food, beverages and upbeat tunes, Par-Tee Putt has all the ingredients for a unique event filled with laughs (capacity: up to 200 people).

Save room for dessert. The KitKat Chocolatory, a make-your-own chocolate store, is coming to Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall. Later on in 2019, Eataly is opening its first Canadian location with a 50,000 sq. ft. food hall that sells everything from Italian eats to high-end Italian clothing. Parlour, an upscale multi-level pub that seats over 300, recently opened its doors in a historical piano factory. Finally, Real Sports Bar & Grill’s renovations are completed with a new pedestrian bridge that connects to Scotiabank Arena and the PATH.

The latest in hotel news. Opening in 2020, the Drake Hotel’s expansion includes 32 added guestrooms. The Park Hyatt Toronto is reopening with 220 guestrooms, 9 meeting rooms and over 14,000 sq. ft. of space, by late summer 2020. Also for next summer, the former Thompson Toronto is transforming into Canada’s first 1 Hotel, a one-of-kind eco-friendly, luxury property. Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre Hotel is independently operating as Mississauga Centre Hotel until its conversion and re-flagging to Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Mississauga.

Honey, they shrunk Canada! Sort of. Arriving in 2020, Little Canada is the latest attraction that’s set to open at Yonge-Dundas Square. Explore 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space that showcases the nation, on a miniature scale. Canada’s the 2nd largest country in the world, and now you can easily experience it in its entirety! The attraction will be opening with 5 major Canadian destinations: Little Niagara, Little Toronto, Little Ottawa, Little Quebec, and Little Golden Horseshoe. Other major Canadian destinations are planned to follow.

Here to stay. Since the 2015 Pan Am Games, the Toronto Sign has become one of the city’s most photographed attractions. Originally, it was created solely for the Pan Am Games and wasn’t made for durability. Due to its popularity, it’ll be replaced with a more durable, weather-resistant version of itself by end-of-year. Toronto wouldn’t be the same without the sign’s iconic glow, so it’s staying for good.

It’s the season of change for Toronto’s greenery, but also for some of the city’s venues. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is now called Meridian Hall (Main Stage capacity: up to 3,191). Likewise, The Toronto Centre for the Arts has also been renamed Meridian Arts Centre. It includes 4 stages, with largest being able to hold 1,036 people at capacity.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE YOUR EVENT AT LOVE CHILD SOCIAL HOUSE

WHY YOU’LL LOVE YOUR EVENT AT LOVE CHILD SOCIAL HOUSE

Have you been to any tropical oases lately? Luckily, there’s one located smack in downtown Toronto, on King Street West. And it’s the new hotspot for talk-of-the-town corporate gatherings. A co-op working and meetings space by day, an event and party spot by night; Love Child Social House easily transforms itself into whatever you need it to be.

IT’S GOT THE LOOK
Relating Love Child Social House to a tropical oasis is no exaggeration. The first thing you’ll notice about the venue is its tastefully curated décor with a mid-modern century vibe. Vintage, lush furniture, pastel prints and accents, bright neon signs, and the best part, lots of breezy palm trees and ferns. Beachy meets trendy meets inspiring.

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The venue itself is designed with connection and collaboration in mind. It’s open and spacious, with an in-house café for your caffeine needs. Throughout the space there’s comfy sofas and the ability to section off multiple areas, adding privacy and catering to the diverse clients Love Child Social House attracts. Independent entrepreneurs can use the locale for meetings, or brainstorms and creative collaborations. Big brands for product launches and experiential activations. Corporate clients for speaker events, panel discussions, or workshops. Whatever you’re planning, it’s got something for everyone. Including an impressive bar with even more impressive cocktails. Yes, please!

SHINY HAPPY MEETINGS
Did we mention there are games? Work meets play in Love Child Social House’s Games Lounge. Here, you can escape drab corporate boardrooms, and meet in cheerful, colourful spaces that encourage creativity and lightheartedness. And their recreational arsenal is impressive, with corn hole, Connect 4, Nintendo, Xbox, foosball, chess and maybe beer pong, depending on the type of meeting you’re having.

On the technical side of things, there’s lots that Love Child Social House offers in-house:

  • Complimentary AV equipment
  • 7 flat-screen televisions with streaming capabilities
  • 16×16 ft. elevated stage
  • 2 wireless microphones
  • 2 projectors and screens
  • High quality sound system
  • iPod plug-in
  • Full DJ set-up

You’ll end up saving quite a lot of money with these in-house tools at your event’s disposal.

HOSTS WITH THE MOST
For a venue that’s relatively new (the space opened in November 2017), it has already garnered a ton of experience in executing successful and trendy events. Aside from their jam-packed Wild Child Fridays and Love Saturdays, where big crowds of local party-goers dance the night away, they’ve also hosted a variety of exclusive gatherings from product launches to experiential socials.

Some notable brands they’ve worked with are: Beatties Vodka, Microsoft Xbox, Tweed, Adidas Adicolor, and American Apparel’s re-launch. On the flipside, they’re also experienced in hosting intimate events like corporate meetings, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, charity galas, speakers and more. So if you want a super fun space that’s also fully-equipped with technology, games, and a beachy-chic atmosphere, then this is the venue for you. With a convenient location in the heart of the city, you can’t lose. In fact, you’ll probably have to increase your RSVP capacity.

Want to know more? See for yourself in detail what you can look forward to when you plan your next meeting at Love Child Social House.