Notable Now: April 27, 2012

Just Opened: The Yukon
The Yukon is a new tavern in the ever-expanding Parkdale neighbourhood that’s bringing a bit of class in the form of an unpretentious bar scene. The bar menu boasts some tasty treats, like perfected wings and soft baked pretzels coming from the kitchen, and the beer menu is small but appeases all. Find it at 1592 Queen Street West. 

Arcadian Court Relaunch
The Arcadian Court now bares the signature touches of Oliver and Bonacini. The 80-year-old space has undergone extensive renovations, including the addition of the Arcadian Loft, and is set to re-open as one of the city’s preeminent event spaces. Now that O&B has remastered the venue, it is perfect for those seeking private functions, galas, weddings and more. 8th Floor, 401 Bay Street.

NABS 28th Gala (next Thursday)
Vices and Virtues is the theme for NABS’ (National Advertising Benevolent Society) annual gala, being held May 3rd in the Atrium of the CBC Building (250 Front Street West). A spectacular evening of sinful indulgences and heavenly treats awaits guests at the gala in support of one of our favourite not-for-profits.

Tequila and More Show
‘Hey, Tequila!’ will likely make more than one appearance on the speakers during this annual event which showcases the best and brightest tequilas and mescals, and the cocktails and drinks made from Mexico’s most famous export. This year, the Liquid Chef makes a Toronto appearance, and sharing the stage is a summer fashion show and lots of authentic dancing. May 4th and 5th at the MTCC. 

Harry Rosen’s How’d You Get In
On May 8th join yours truly as well as four other industry heavyweights for a networking event and panel discussion at Harry Rosen’s Bloor Street location (82 Bloor Street West) in support of Prostate Cancer Research. Learn the ins and outs from myself and other well-respected CEOs on how we got our ‘foot in the door’, all for a great cause. Get tickets here

Now Open: Cha Lau Dim Sum Restaurant
Midtown favourite Cha Liu closed its doors last summer, much to the dismay of its patrons. But now, it has reopened downtown (at 476 Yonge Street) as Cha Lau Dim Sum. It’s a pretty little spot, about twice the size as the original Yonge and Eglinton outpost, and still features awesome dim sum that wowed the crowds before and will sure continue to please at the new central location.

Photo courtesy Arcadian Loft