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Apr 7, 2010 07:23 PM

Venue Suggestions for a Networking Event (Downtown Toronto)

Hi there,

Does anyone have any venue suggestions for a professional gathering/networking event for 15-20 people (downtown Toronto)? We're planning this event after work on a weekday.

In the past, we've booked a private room in a restaurant; however, usually this means a couple of large tables, which don't allow for much mingling with others that aren't immediately around you. Ideally, I'd like to find a place where we can order a bunch of appetizers and drinks and be able to walk around and talk...perhaps a room with a few smaller tables with some breathing room to chat and walk around? I welcome any suggestions that you may have...

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Maybe beerbistro? I remember having a look at their private dining room and I think it can be set up as either a dining room or with smaller tables.

    1. Did you check out the private room on the second floor of Globe Bistro?

      1. This is a shot in the dark, but what about a gastropub? The Queen and Beaver website seems to indicate availability of private rooms/separate space, and it might be a nice option if you're looking for something slightly more casual.

        1. Thanks so much everyone for your suggestions!

          There's a minimum spend at Beerbistro and, as I'm not entirely sure how many people will show up, I wouldn't want to pick up the tab if in the event we fall short!

          Globe Bistro looks great but it's a little bit out of the way. I'd like to make it really convenient as many will be downtown (e.g., in the financial district).

          I'll be giving The Queen and Beaver a call shortly! It looks like a nice casual venue that might work out well!

          Thanks again. Cheers!

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          1. re: Chubbypooh

            You may also want to check out Duggan's on Victoria.

          2. C'est What has two private rooms off the main room, behind the bar. I've attended a few networking events in that space (both spaces combined).

            C'est What
            67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA