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TSE Venues Guide 2018

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56 LISTINGS QUICK LINKS BANQUET VENUES COMMUNITY + CULTURAL ARTS VENUES CONFERENCE + CONVENTION CENTRES HISTORIC VENUES LECTURE HALLS + EDUCATION FACILITIES MEETING SPACE + OFFICE FACILITIES MUSEUMS + GALLERIES NIGHTCLUBS, LOFTS + PRIVATE CLUBS PRIVATE EVENT SPACE RESTAURANTS + PRIVATE DINING SPORTS + ACTIVITY VENUES THEATRES + CONCERT HALLS INDEX ATTRACTIONS LISTINGS QUICK LINKS Size Matters INTIMATE Beyond Coffee Where: Balzac's Powerhouse Big Enough For: 50-seated; 100 reception-style The Look: With its stylishly eclectic café-culture vibe enhanced by heritage architecture, top-rated java and more, this chill space hits a sweet spot for small events. The circa 1840s building, once home to a steel-and-cast- iron foundry and Canadian General Electric, has been lovingly restored as Balzac's Café newest location. Parisian- inspired café furnishings are perfect against the exposed brick and classic industrial accents. All marry seamlessly with the art-deco-style floor tiles, marble accents and Balzac's signature vintage posters. There's wine, beer and cold-brew coffee on tap. Events enjoy their own personal barista. Keep budget costs down by using the in-house Sonos music system. Geothermal heating and fair-trade coffee score big with green-minded event planners. Bonus Points: Balzac's Café offers an in-house event coordinator plus five other event-ready locations, several of which are housed in beautifully restored buildings. SMALLISH Art Included Where: Jessica Gorlicky Designs Big Enough For: 100-150 seated; 250 reception-style The Look: Sun-filled by day, gallery-lit by night, this urban-hip industrial- style studio is an art-filled gem. White washes the walls and 16-ft. ceiling, while 30-ft.-wide windows deliver optimal light and visual space. The room is a blank canvas yet there's no need for décor since events inherit the colour-popping creative of the vibrant floor-to-ceiling prints and iconic sculptural pieces of artist- in-residence Jessica Gorlicky. Gallery track lighting is adjustable. << << << Put a small crowd in a big space and attendance feels dismal. Pack a large gathering into a diminutive room and it's simply uncomfortable. Finding the right venue capacity match is key. Spend the savings on catering and other elements. There are no preferred suppliers so the choice is yours. Or tap into the gallery's event connections. A food prep kitchen is available. After 4 pm, parking is free out front. Bonus Points: Book studio owner- artist Gorlicky for a dynamic live-art performance as the perfect entertainment complement to the space. Watch the gallery's launch party video.

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