TSE Venues Guide 2018

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58 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 LARGE Make FX Happen Where: Rebel Big Enough For: Over 3,000 reception-style The Look: With awesome vistas of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline, and its multi-functional aesthetics, this 45,000-sq.-ft. space transforms from mod concert hall and nightclub to dazzling corporate entertainment venue. Theatrical, state-of-the-art audio-visual includes a 65-ft. stage with multi-media video walls, and motorized circular trussing with intelligent lighting for spectacular mood and SUPER-SIZED Urban Innovation Where: The Bentway Big Enough For: However many people 1.75km can fit! The Look: The city recently enjoyed its initial taste of what the $25-million Gardiner Expressway underpass revitalization project has in store with the opening of the first phase of a 1.1-km skating trail. The rink, which winds its way around the highway's pillars between Strachan Avenue and Bathurst, converts to a walking and roller- blading path from spring to fall. New landscaping and public art highlight the route. An event rental package is << special effects. Two levels offer four distinct areas. Four bars and spacious lakeside terrace command the main room and city view areas. An additional LED lighting system presides over the mezzanine level with built-in seating that overlooks the action below. There's also a stylish central bar and glassed-in VIP room with walkout deck. Bonus Points: Pair up summer events with amenities at the adjacent Cabana Pool Bar for a resort-like setting with additional indoor-outdoor options, including poolside patios and solarium. due out late spring detailing the 55 unique "urban rooms" that will transform the areas between the expressway's massive columns. Eventually stretching to Spadina Avenue, the multi-use spaces will offer year-round access to activities and events, including an amphitheatre, exhibition "halls," public art, gardens, festivals and markets. Bonus Points: The reimagination of what was once wasted space under the expressway is a welcome addition to the city's greenscapes and a vital link to waterfront, attractions, including Fort York National Historic Site and Exhibition Place, and seven local neighbourhoods with over 70,000 residents. << << Photo by Denise Militzer

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