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Looking for a cool spot to host a 40th b-day party in Toronto

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... with 30-50 guests. Drinks and apps and a dancefloor---I'd like to provide my own music.

Looking for a place that has a private room. Any ideas? Would like it to be in one of the cooler hoods if possible--Leslieville, Parkdale, Roncy etc...

Thanks!

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  1. The Academy of Spherical Arts in Liberty Village has it all Miranda

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    Academy of Spherical Arts
    38 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

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    1. re: miranda

      Wow. Very cool spot. I'll look into it for sure. Thanks for the reco.

    2. Hotel Ocho on Spadina. Might not be a cool neighbourhood but it's a very cool space.

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      1. re: MeMeMe

        but what is with that very average hotel like food menu??????

        1. re: ingloriouseater

          I didn't have dinner - only apps. the typical spring rolls, shrimp, mini capreses, etc.

          1. re: MeMeMe

            Ocho is a good suggestion. I've been there once and really liked the space. Being able to offer my friends a venue with stumbling distance hotel rooms is nice too. Re: food. I'd only be looking for apps and cash bar. I'm going to look into it.

      2. May not be a cool neighborhood, but I hosted a party @ Bar Italia in little italy last year. Had the whole upper floor (which made for a private room type of space), plenty of room for a dancefloor plus a small stage with AV equipment already in place. We just brought an iPod and they hooked it up quick and easy. A separate bar upstairs made it easy, and the food is pretty good too!

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        Bar Italia
        582 College St., Toronto, ON M6G 1B3, CA

        1. Got married in the upstairs room at Joy about 4 years ago. Loved the space, and the food at the time but they've been through several chef's since then, so I have no idea what they might offer, even since the recent renovation.