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Best place to rent space for a b-day party in TO?

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anjm26 Nov 8, 2006 01:41 PM

Want to throw myself a big 3-0 b-day party!! Am hoping to find a resto or pub to rent, where I can have some live music, fit around 100 people at the most, is TTC accessible and offers somewhat decent pubby or snacky type food in a casual atmosphere.

I know that this could cost some $$$$, so am hoping for something reasonable.....ie. (have been to some private parties at The Pilot)

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    Ice Queen RE: anjm26 Nov 8, 2006 02:11 PM

    We had my husband's 40th at C'est What. We paid $35 an hour for the sound technician (our friends played instruments and sang) and we paid for the food and had a cash bar. We got the space for free because we picked an off night (Monday).

    Call Brenda at C'est What and she'll set you up.

    Good luck!

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      estragon RE: anjm26 Nov 8, 2006 10:44 PM

      Try the Victory Cafe on Markham St., a block south of Bloor. Their upstairs space is often available. Their menu is very good in a pubby kinda way, and there's space for live music.

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        cookiebaker RE: estragon Nov 9, 2006 02:04 PM

        Victory Cafe is a great space. As long you and your guest spend over $200 (this figure may have gone up) or so in food and drink they'll let you have the space for free.

      2. pancake RE: anjm26 Nov 9, 2006 05:13 AM

        I was just at beer bistro for my bday. . . . apparently they have a private room for rent......beerbistro.com

        It was good times. . . . highly recommended

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          anjm26 RE: pancake Nov 9, 2006 08:39 PM

          Does the private room at beerbistro have space for a band?

        2. pancake RE: anjm26 Nov 10, 2006 03:15 AM

          not sure if beerbistro's room has enough space for a band.....we sat out in the main room, where a jazz band was playing in the corner. . . . check out their website - beerbistro.com and give them a call. . . .

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            innercitykitty RE: anjm26 Nov 10, 2006 12:57 PM

            I had my birthday party at the Stone's Place last year and had it catered, which they let me bring in myself. The space was free and they definitely have room for a band.

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              anjm26 RE: anjm26 Nov 20, 2006 07:54 PM

              Any other thoughts or suggestions to this post? Would love something similiar to Victory Cafe or C'est What. I'm doing one last search before making a decision, so any suggestions are appreciated!

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                estragon RE: anjm26 Nov 20, 2006 09:29 PM

                Check out Globe Bistro on the Danforth (just east of Broadview, on the north side). They just opened, and have a private room upstairs they may be willing to let you have cheap, as a kind of introductory special.

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                The Macallan 18 RE: anjm26 Nov 20, 2006 09:50 PM

                Wow, you know a hundred people! Thats insane! Can I come?

                1. orangewasabi RE: anjm26 Nov 20, 2006 10:01 PM

                  Jamie Kennedy Wine bar has a space for groups that would fit

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