In Toronto, companies in search of a venue with a difference, need only to head to Lake Ontario where they will be pleased with some great finds that give teams a chance to relax and enjoy what's left of the summer weather.
Inspired by the chic, poolside nightclubs of Las Vegas and Miami, Cabana Poolbar is located right on the lake at Polson Pier in Toronto's East end.
Ideal for receptions, dinners and even pool parties in the heart of the city, this unique, new event venue on a 50,000-square-foot, enclosed patio can accommodate groups of up to 2,500 for receptions.
Seating comprises white banquettes, 12 elevated, private cabanas and 32 chaise lounges around the pool.
At Queen's Quay Terminal, 250 guests can enjoy a trattoria style menu in comfortable cabanas on a private, 2-level patio beside the lake. The Back Dining Room offers year round private dining for up to 40 guests.
Skybar at The Guvernment
Across from Canada's Sugar Beach, skybar at The Guvernment is a rooftop patio, offering spectacular views of Lake Ontario and Toronto's skyline. With cushioned modular lounge seating covered by Middle Eastern-style marquees, the venue has a capacity of 500 for receptions.
Against the Grain Urban Tavern
Near Canada's Sugar Beach, an urban beach east of the downtown core on Lake Ontario, Against the Grain Urban Tavern is located on Corus Quay is a bright and spacious venue with chocolate brown banquettes.
Total capacity is 300, but smaller groups can use the private dining areas that accommodates up to 80 guests.
Groups can access the private patio when the entire venue is privatized. There is a small private dining room for small groups or as a private area for use by the event team.
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