Category Archives: Entertainment

Comedienne Janey Godley is Here!

For a limited time only, award winning comedienne Janey Godley is in town.  If you get a chance to check her out, she’s playing at a few Yuk Yuk’s across the country.  Here’s a bit more about her below:

Multi-award-winning Scottish comedienne, playwright, award-winning blogger, best-selling author and former Scotsman newspaper columnist Janey Godley has performed her comedy shows and one-woman play around the world, including off-Broadway in New York. She is a regular on BBC Radio 4′s Just a Minute.

In 2006, Janey was nominated and was close runner-up for the annual Scotswoman of the Year title as ‘the most inspirational woman in Scotland’; at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, she won the Spirit of The Festival Award.

A regular 5-star performer at the Edinburgh Fringe, in 2008 she won the Fringe Report Award as ‘Best Performer’ and two Nivea Funny Women Fringe Awards – as ‘Best Stand-Up’ and, overall, for ‘Best Show’ as “one of the most prolific and extraordinary stand-up comedians working in the UK”.

In 2008, she also won Edinburgh’s WAG of the Year Award as ‘Best After Dinner Speaker’ and was voted No 3 by readers in London listing magazine Time Out’s list of Top Ten Comedians.

In 2009, her new Edinburgh Fringe show Godley’s World received three 5-star reviews… and the New Zealand Comedy Guild nominated Janey as ‘Best International Guest’; they had also nominated her on each of her previous visits in 2002, 2006 and 2008.

In 2012, a regural Tweeter, her live Twitter description of a couple’s rapidly-deteriorating relationship on a train became a viral sensation and caused a media debate on personal privacy. At the Edinburgh Fringe in August, she staged a 5-star-winning one-off play #TimAndFreya based on the incident.

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Enjoy Summerlicious at Blu Ristorante

When moving to Toronto during your corporate relocation, one of the top things on the to-do list is experiencing the fine dining that the city has to offer.

One of the top restaurants in the city is located just steps from Toronto Luxury Suites’ Yorkville locations, and is called Blu Ristorante.

Currently, the ever popular Summerlicious is on in Toronto, which gives diners the opportunity to experience different restaurants that offer a wonderful pre-set menu.  Blu Ristorante is one of those participating establishments, and this is arguably the first place anyone should try if they are considering checking out a Summerlicious venue.

Here is a recent review of the restaurant from OpenTable.com:

On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Massimo Callovini and Chef de Cuisine; Eric Bucher Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and dark wood tables. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a hip, upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance. Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Wednesday through Saturday.Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.

Many Toronto Luxury Suites clients have dined here, and have only had rave reviews.  Use Summerlicious as an opportunity to try Blu for the very first time, and you’re guaranteed to keep coming back!

Toronto Luxury Suites is a leading provider in corporate housing, offering luxury executive housing to corporate clients. We strive to maintain a high standard of luxury in all of our suites, competitive prices, and top tier customer service and support.  By doing so, Toronto Luxury Suites is able to provide our clients with exceptional value, comfort and enjoyment throughout the entire relocation process.   Through our wide network of partners and industry experts, we are able to offer our clients the best service options available to them, whatever the need may be, as well as the most sought after serviced apartment rentals in Toronto.

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2012 Events – Toronto

As the summer of 2012 quickly approaches, the Toronto Luxury Suites Team would like to inform you about a few of the great events to attend during your stay with us in the city!

Summerlicious 2012: Enjoy mouth-watering fare offered by some of the city’s best restaurants. Three course – prix-fixe menus for lunch or dinner. The price is always right and the food is exceptional. Patronize several and you will experience an excellent sampling of some great cuisine. Bon Appétit! Over 100 participating restaurants.

Canadian National Exhibition: This annual fair is fun for the entire family. Midway rides bring chills and thrills. The National Trade Centre boasts an International Marketplace with goods spanning the globe along with innovative products. Horse shows and dog shows entertain both young and old. Step right up and try your hand at a game of chance to win your sweetie a plush toy. The Ex culminates with the thrilling and crowd pleasing Air Show that fills the sky with a range of exciting aircraft and planes, including the iconic Snowbirds. A terrific way to cap the summer!

TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival is the most successful public film festival in the world. World premieres, galas, associated shmoozes and parties comprise this illustrious event where stars, directors and industry honchos make the rounds. If you are a cinephile or simply just love to experience new and innovative films, the Festival is the place to be.

This is just a small highlighted list of what there is to see and do in Toronto.  Book your suite now, and experience all the amazing events Toronto has to offer!

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The Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival – A piece of independence….

The Fringe Festival is  Toronto’s largest theatre and performance festival. 140+ productions at 25+ venues across the west end of Toronto, drawing more than 70,000 people over 12 days each year.

Are you into musicals, comedies, family programming, drama, dance, and  improv ?

http://fringetoronto.com/fringefest/index.html

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New York Expressionists come to the AGO: You don’t want to miss it!

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an amazing place of wonder and exploration for locals and tourists that have an interest in the Arts.  Today we had a  chance to walk around the beautiful newly renovated Art Gallery of Ontario and see all the wonders for free.  That is right on Wednesday nights the AGO is free.

It you are an art buff and you value Art history like our staff here at Toronto Luxury Suites do then you’ll love the Abstract Expressionist from New York …. Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and many other famous Expressionist who changed the art world as we know it. Walking the exhibit is like walking into the artist’s personal studios decades ago in NYC and you can feel the energy  come out from their works as you stare in awe of their groundbreaking art.

When famous artists or exhibitions come to visit Toronto, Toronto Luxury Suites tries its best to show up and give our appreciation for their talents and the trends they brought to the art world which inspire our artists in house.

http://www.ago.net/abstract-expressionist-new-york

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Billy Elliot comings to Toronto for a long run!

 

On Stage till September ! We remember the movie Tony award winning movie Bill Elliot.  Toronto is requesting Billy Elliot the musical to stay in Toronto and the show has been extended.  Located at the Canon Theatre, 244 Victoria Street Toronto, ON, M5B 1V8
416 872 1212

More Info: http://www.mirvish.com/shows/billyelliot

5 star rating for Billy Elliot ….”When an audience leaps to their feet cheering in the middle of a show’s second act, then you know something extraordinary is happening… Billy Elliot gives us tremendous excitement, enormous joy and deeply felt emotion… I promise you that this is an evening of theatre you will never forget!” - Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

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LUMINATO – Warms our hearts and makes us smile :)

Bring your friends and your family to check out  this weekend till next June 10th-19th, 10 days packed with the Arts!

Yes!  It is that time again when everyone is out and about Toronto and celebrating the warm weather.  On your way to checking out your next restaurant downtown – walk over to an event – there are free ones throughout, here is the website for details.

http://www.luminato.com

Check it out and enjoy!

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TIFF Comes to King West

For many years, the Toronto International Film Festival was held in the prestigious Yorkville district of Toronto.  Now, with the completion of the Bell Lightbox, TIFF has a new home in the heart of the Entertainment District at King and John.

Complete with 3 levels, 6 cinemas, a gallery, 3 restaurants, and so much more, there is no better place to hold the film festival than this state of the art facility.

Some of our guests are already enjoying themselves and strolling through Tim Burton’s mind in his exhibit, located downstairs from our suites. http://tiff.net/timburton#

This is just one of the many reasons our guests stay with us – we are in the hottest locations in downtown Toronto for entertainment, fine dining, and walking distance to the financial district. When you are finished work and going home to your Toronto Luxury Suite we suggest you try one of the many exciting and unique restaurants that can be found all along King St West.

We hope to see you soon!

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The Lion King Returns to Toronto

After a long hiatus, Disney’s “The Lion King” returns to Toronto for an 8 week stop along it’s world wide tour.

From April 19th to June 12th, this world renowned musical is playing at the Princess of Wales theater, right in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district at King and John St.

Recently listed in Varsity magazine as one of the best attended Broadway shows in history, “The Lion King” has a record breaking attendance of 100%. This is the first time since 2004 that the show has been back to Toronto, so you’d better believe it’s going to sell out quickly.

Director Julie Taymor’s creative stage work, a score by Elton John and Tim Rice, as well as eye popping visual elements all combine to make this musical one of the must see attractions if you’re coming to Toronto during 2011.

To read more about this emotional and compelling musical, check out this article written by Richard Ouzounian.  Just don’t forget to reserve your tickets before they are all sold out, as they most surely will!

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