The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding in Liberty Village

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding in Liberty Village

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Liberty Village is a unique campus style paradise where you can find trendy young professionals with their dogs, plenty of unique cafes and restaurants. As you take in the heritage buildings, be sure to take a photo for insta before you visit the top spots for your wedding service needs. What are you looking to find? We got it! From specialized baked goods, beautiful stationary to stunning venues! It’s always good to shop and support local retailers!


Venues:
Caffino, 1185 King St W

Caffino offers a wide array of in-house services, including working with your vendors, event planners and you, to ensure that every detail is perfect. The capacity is 25 people which meshing indoor and outdoor spaces.

Mildreds, 85 Hanna Ave #104

Mildred’s as a wedding venue is an ideal choice for many! It’s ideal for a variety of event styles, including their incredible four course dinner menu with delightful passed hors d’oeuvres to start, the options of a food station and an open bar for 100 guests, and a cocktail style celebration fits up to 200 guests.

Liberty Commons, 42 Liberty St

Old meets new at Liberty Commons! Original heritage building features like wood slat elevator screens and massive wooden beams contrast with sleek geometric tile, leather banquettes and marble tabletops. The result is a space with a polished, yet casual atmosphere.

Barrel Room: 32 seated, 42 reception Drink Tank: 24 seated, 30 reception Entire Restaurant: 173 seated, 340 reception

Catering: Provisions, 109 Jefferson Ave

For the ultimate catering experience, Provisions, takes on the challenge of creating an art installation that serves as the ultimate reflection of a couple’s relationship. They believe your wedding day menu should be a representation of your love for one another. It’s all about the couple on the special day!

We Cater to You, 171 East Liberty Street, Unit #107

We Cater to You delivers amazing catering to be remembered! The company makes shopping local a priority and often works directly with farmers to get the freshest produce and meat for their dishes. The menu is diverse and expansive, so you’re sure to find a handful of dishes that suit your taste! Bonus: they do quite a few gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian plates, making it easy to find options for your guests with dietary restrictions.

Cake design: For the Love of Cake, 171 East Liberty Street, Unit #117

For an Instagram-worthy dessert table, look no further! For the Love of Cake will deliver the cake of your dreams. The bakery can craft trend-forward geode cakes bursting with colour, sleek and simple monochrome cakes, whimsical cupcake towers and just about everything in between. It can even handle baking and packaging your favours, if you want to kill two birds with one stone.

Photography: 5ive15ifteen, 67 Mowat Avenue, Suite 445

For quality photographs to share with family, friends or just to post on Instagram, you’ll need a professional! 5ive15ifteen is an internationally published photography studio, specializing in weddings. Available for local and international bookings.

 

 

Stationary: Paper & Poste, 67 Mowat Ave #501

From streamlined white and gold save the dates to rustic-chic invites, the stationers here at Paper & Poste can handle it all!

 

Hair Styling Bookings: Vent Blow Dry, 51 E Liberty St #3

For brides hosting weddings too far from Vent Blow Dry Bar, stop by the day before your wedding for a deep scalp massage and wash. As many wedding hair stylists will tell you, day old hair is ideal for styling. The natural oils of your hair will help the style hold. With their two products lines, AG Hair and Moroccanoil, our stylists can help create the perfect palette for your wedding day hairstyle. In the midst of wedding planning? Click here to check one more thing off your list and inquire about their customized bridal packages.

Consultant: Let’s Party Consultants, 147 Liberty Street

Let’s Party Consultants have an eye for detail, and will make sure you have the perfect wedding of your dreams!

Registry: West Elm, 109 Atlantic Avenue

Use your registry to spice up your home! West Elm is the place to go to find chic pieces like patterned rugs, linen bedding, ornate mirrors and decorative knick knacks. Learn more!

Decor: TO Balloons, 51 Jefferson Avenue

Looking for a way to take your wedding decor to the next level? You’ve got to check out these balloons! Fun, spirited & creative – it would make the perfect photoshoot backdrop! TO Baloons will work with you to create the perfect arrangement for your event. These beautifully designed balloons will surely be a talked about hit at your wedding!

 

Jewellery: Carnabys Bespoke Jewellery , 171 E Liberty St unit 135

Looking for a custom engagement ring? Look no futher! At Carnabys you can customize many of our hand-crafted engagement rings and wedding with colour gemstones, colour diamonds and/or alternative metal options to create a ring that is perfect for your unique personality. If you wish, we can create and design a one-of-a-kind ring to your specifications, using state-of- the-art technology that brings your vision to life.

 

Other: Luxe Destination Weddings, 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 140

LUXE Destination Weddings is a team of wedding experts specializing in planning destination weddings at the world’s most exclusive hotels and resorts. LUXE will custom tailor your destination wedding vision and create a wedding as unique and special as every bride and groom they work with.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl Press Release

Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl

Liberty Village, Toronto (November 19, 2018) – Liberty Village Business Improvement Area presents its Annual Holiday Bash on Thursday December 6 starting at 4:30 pm. This year it is an Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl!

The Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl is a unique opportunity to experience three Liberty Village pubs! Enter the Ugly Holiday Sweater contest and play a game or two of Holiday Trivia while enjoying complimentary food and drinks! Hundreds of local businesses and residents are expected at the celebrations.

 

Participating Locations:

  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Barcelona Tavern, 109 Atlantic Avenue
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pmThe Craft Brasserie & Grille, 107 Atlantic Avenue
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm 3 Brewers Liberty Village, 2 Liberty Street

 

Enter the Ugly Holiday Sweater contest alone or with your team and win fabulous prizes from the participating pubs! Join the Liberty Village BIA Holiday Bash by registering your team today – click here!

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Liberty Village BIA (LVBIA), founded in 2001, was the first commercial-based Business Improvement Area in Canada. We proudly represent over 800 businesses with more than 11,000 employees, all located in our unique campus style community situated on the west side of Toronto’s downtown core.

 

The LVBIA champions and nurtures a creative and vibrant community.

 

Media Contact: Deborah Thompson, 416 516 1723, executivedirector@libertyvillagebia.com.

Follow Liberty Village BIA: Facebook: @LVBIA, Twitter: @GIVEMELIBERTYTO, Instagram: @LIBERTYVILLAGEBIA and www.libertyvillagebia.com

Liberty Village BIA Annual General Meeting 2018 Highlights

Liberty Village BIA Annual General Meeting 2018 Highlights

 

On Thursday, November 1st,  Liberty Village BIA members and the community attended the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

At the Craft Brasserie and Grille in Liberty Village, the AGM began with a networking session, where guests enjoyed a meet and greet with the Board of Management nominees for 2019.  In addition, a running slide show presented highlights of Liberty Village BIA committees projects, programs and highlights from 2015 to 2018.

Networking Session at The Craft Brasserie & Grille
Councillor Mike Layton joined the AGM to discuss accomplishments of Liberty Village

A big thank you to Board members for their ongoing commitment, time and care to the success of the Liberty Village BIA.

The new elected Board of Management will be announced in January 2019.

 

Liberty Village BIA Annual General Meeting Notice

Annual General Meeting Notice
Liberty Village Business Improvement Area (LVBIA)
As a member of the Liberty Village BIA, you are invited to attend the:

         

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Networking: 4:30 p.m. Meeting: 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Craft Brasserie and Grille, 

107 Atlantic Ave, Toronto, ON M6K

AGM Agenda 2018

LVBIA AGM Minutes Nov 23, 2017

AGM Audited Financial Statements 2017

Budget Summary 2019

Give Me Liberty Street Party 2018

Give Me Liberty Street Party 2018:

The 15th Anniversary of the Give Me Liberty Street Party on June 14th was an outstanding success!  To commemorate this milestone, the event started with Councillor Mike Layton hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Give Me Liberty Street Party continues to grow. We had more than 58 vendors and 1000 + attendees this year! Vendors booths included Liberty Village restaurants, retailers, personal services and banks.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mike Layton

 

Roland Canada
Liberty Commons

 

 

A special thank you to our Platinum Partners who help to make this and other Liberty Village BIA events and activities possible throughout the year:

AND, a very big shout out to our Give Me Liberty Sponsors. THANK YOU!!

Players and cheerleaders from our Toronto Champion Sports Teams were all there —

TFC with the MLS Cup; the Toronto Argonauts and their cheerleaders; as well as the Toronto Wolfpack and their newly named mascot, “Jefferson”. We truly appreciate each team taking the time to mingle and take photos with the crowds. Thank you to all for their participation in making the event special one!

 

Toronto Football Club
Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Wolfpack

A new addition to the Give Me Liberty Event this year was the Pet Fashion Show sponsored by Pet Valu Liberty Village. We extended an invitation to all neighbourhood pets to represent their furry friends in Liberty Village, and they did not disappoint. Liberty Village judges picked their Top 3 Best Dressed Pets and they were awarded with a prize from Pet Valu Liberty Village. They all looked amazing, and each one got a prize for participating!

Buttonnoses
Local participant, Quincy!

 

Give Me Liberty was lucky to have two talented musical performers: Kayla Diamond and Cassie Dasilva.

 

Cassie Dasilva, an emerging artist from Ontario, opened the show. She released her first single “Welcome to My Castle”, on Universal Music Canada. And, Toronto’s own singer-songwriter Kayla Diamond, headlined the show. She performed her debut single “Carnival Hearts” which is a Top 40 hit across Canada; and her latest single, “What You’re Made Of,” cracked the Top 20 and continues to climb!

Cassie Dasilva
Kayla Diamond

Give Me Liberty 2018 was a very special event! From everyone at the Liberty Village BIA, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers, vendors and participants – everyone who helped to make this event a success. We are looking forward to next year!

Liberty Village Heritage Toronto Tours

Dates:

  • July 5, 6:30PM
  • July 29 @ 1:30 PM
  • September 30 @ 1:30pm

Explore the west end’s Liberty Village, one of the fastest-growing condominium and creative districts in the city. The community’s rich heritage can be seen in the adaptive reuse of its industrial buildings, the remains of the Central Prison Chapel, and its many artists’ studios – but how does it all fit together?

Start Point: Massey Harris Park (945 King Street West)
End Point: Lamport Stadium (1151 King Street West)
Cost: $10 donation suggested

Sponsored by the Liberty Village BIA.

Make a reservation: https://bit.ly/2JRfgiB

Liberty Reclaimed: History of the Village

Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series presents Terry O’Reilly, “Don’t Outspend Them, Outsmart Them”

The Liberty Village BIA will be presenting its Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series featuring Terry O’Reilly.

In a world where most advertisers don’t have huge budgets to trounce the competition, where small advertisers are up against deeper pockets, and where not–for–profit communicators struggle to make an impact, there is a way to gain remarkable returns.

Our Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series, “Don’t Outspend them; Outsmart Them” was an amazing success! On Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 to 7:30 pm at The Avenue at the Bakery (York Heritage Properties), 2 Fraser Street in Liberty Village, we welcomed over 200 guests to enjoy an inspiring marketing presentation by Terry O’Reilly.

About Terry O’Reilly

Terry is a Canadian broadcast producer and personality, best known as host of the CBC Radio One series, “O’Reilly on Advertising”, “The Age of Persuasion”, and most recently “Under the Influence”.

The Event, “Don’t Outspend them; Outsmart Them”

The event began with a networking session from 4:30-5:30pm. 

Our event sponsor, Beanfield Metroconnect, provided the drinks 

Catering by Maizal provided plenty of food from a Charcuterie Board, to Potato Tacos, Pork Sopecitos and Jam Cookies.

Terry presented from 5:30 – 6:45 pm, with a Q&A session that would follow.

Terry O’Reilly’s 10 Words of Wisdom

  • “Don’t default to conventional messages and clichés”
  • “When someone tells you that’s the way we do it around here, that’s called The Death of Marketing
  • “Always zig when everyone else zags”
  • “The solution is always hiding inside the obstacle”
  • “Break the rules creatively”
  • “Think outside the confines of your category – think like a marketer”
  • “Creativity loves constraint, but solutions are born from hunches.”
  • “Find meaning behind the facts and use creativity to fuel the idea”
  • “Make people feel your messages, not just understand them”
  • “Don’t spend money, spend creativity”

 

Also, thank you to York Heritage Properties for donating the space for the evening.

Stay tuned for our next Liberty Talks Speakers’ Series and more networking events!