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Making History – Again

I am a big fan of venues rich in history. This weekend (March 11) marks the 83rd anniversary of the      Arcadian Court and poignantly, the Hudson Bay Company, in partnership with Oliver & Bonacini Events, is undergoing a dramatic transformation of this venue that is not only rich in history but rich in tradition.
I haven’t seen any photos yet (the website still only shows artist’s renderings) but I am anxious to see how this team has merged the original Art Deco style with modern day designs.  The 8,000-square-foot space will be able to accommodate 1,200 when it reopens in April this year.
For now, fellow admirers of this spectacular venue on the 8th floor of the Simpson Tower will soon get a glimpse of the newest L-shaped room which seats 400 and features floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed brick and striking chandeliers – all overlooking Toronto’s Old City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square.  Modern conveniences include built-in screens, projectors and dimmers.
So keep these venues in mind for future events:
– March 2012 – Arcadian Loft – a new, modern conference and event facility overlooking Toronto Old City Hall.
– Spring 2012 – Arcadian Court – a landmark event space, originally launched in 1929, now being revitalized to restore the elegance of its time.
Speaking of making history – check out this story that made it all the way to the pages of USA Today! Roy Clorey has been a bartender at the Westin Nova Scotian for 49 years, the hotel is 81.  The hotel named their lobby lounge Roy’s in his honor.  Nothing like a good martini to bring back memories!
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Dana Zita CSEP, CMP

Dana Zita CSEP, CMP

Establishing aNd Logistix Inc in 1993, Dana is known for her energy & often outspoken zeal in attempt to improve the industry for future event planners. She combines a no-nonsense management style with a passion for creating the ultimate WOW for her clients.
Dana Zita CSEP, CMP

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