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Oct 4, 2011 06:43 AM

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

... 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...


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

    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!

        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.