Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015 - (Page 9)
BEST KEPT SECRETS -
A VENUE GUIDE
By Carly Ekstein,
Managing Matters Inc.
oronto is said to be one of the most culturally
Artscape Wychwood Barns - Believe it or not, this space
diverse cities in the world. This is great news
used to be a transit facility. However, it has been transformed
for the meetings and events industry because
into a versatile and multipurpose venue nestled in the
we have venue spaces that are as diverse as the
Wychwood Park neighbourhood (home to one of the city's only
city's population. As event professionals, we are always
private streets). With five different spaces (a mixture of indoor
trying to stay on top of the latest trends, new technology
and outdoor) to choose from, this venue is perfect for festivals,
releases and, of course, venues. With a primary goal of
receptions, keynote presentations and community gatherings.
"WOWing" our clients, we always want to propose new
Noteworthy detail: This venue was one of the first heritage
and outside-the-box spaces for them to host their intimate
buildings in Canada to be certified LEED Gold.
dinners, gala ceremonies, one-/multi-day conferences,
social events, board meetings, etc.
Below are some venues that might be considered
Daniels Spectrum - Located in the East End in the
Regent Park Neighbourhood, sits a fully equipped
6,000-square-foot event space with custom-built technical
"hidden gems" in the Toronto area that you might want
systems, a 300-seat retractable bleacher system, and
to visit the next time you are looking for that special place to
4,000-square-feet of outdoor space. This space has been
hold your event.
designed to LEED Silver standards and is perfect for larger
social events, but it can also be partitioned into distinct
ARTSCAPE EVENT VENUES
Artscape is a not-for-profit urban development
smaller spaces for those more intimate affairs.
Artscape Gibraltar Point - This venue is unique in so many
organization, whose work involves uniting creative people
ways. Just a 10-minute ferry ride away from the downtown
in real estate projects that serve the needs of the arts
core, along Lake Ontario, this venue is perched on the Gibraltar
and cultural community throughout the city. With four
Point Beach. With two cozy and intimate indoor spaces
different properties - Artscape Wychwood Barns,
available, this venue would be perfectly suited to those groups
Daniels Spectrum, Artscape Gibraltar Point and Artscape
looking for a place for team building or networking events,
Youngplace - scattered throughout the city, these
venues should not be overlooked. Plus, revenue from
along with a breath of fresh air.
Artscape Youngplace - Located in the West Queen West
renting these great venues supports the buildings cultural
area, this former school was recently transformed into a
programming and services, so by holding your event at one
production studio/rehearsal/exhibition space and can also be
of Artscape's properties, you are helping keep these great
rented for meetings and events. It is versatile to say the least!
cultural landmarks open and accessible to the community.
This venue would be suitable for a small conference, social or
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015
Welcome, New Members!
Discovering Toronto’s Best Kept Secrets – A Venue Guide
Entertainment Trend Forecast 2015
Inside the Chapter: MPI Toronto’s Hidden Gems
Canada’s Hidden Gems: Ready to Welcome and Delight Groups of All Sizes
Hiding in Plain Sight: The New Niagara
Secrets for Effective Negotiation and Getting What You Want
Attendee Engagement – Try Something New!
The Rise of Restaurant-Inspired Events
I Spy MPI
Advertisers’ Index & Advertisers.com
Meeting MPI Toronto - January/February 2015