Notable Now: January 20, 2012

Advertising Week 2012
From the 23rd through 27th, the annual Advertising Week takes over the city. This industry event boasts some of Canada’s greatest creative minds, gathering about town for talks and keynote addresses, the Cassie Awards, and the famed AdBall. If you’re in the communications industry, you’ll want to get in on all the buzz. 

Opening Soon: Come and Get It
In a space destined to be leveled to make way for a condo, Jon Polubiec is opening up a limited-time restaurant that will serve gourmet comfort grub: sandwiches, poutine, and salads, all with a gastronomical twist. It opens in the next week, and will keep serving up the good stuff till development on the condo-plex begins. Coming soon to 170 Spadina Ave.

IDS 2012 Opening Night
We love the Interior Design Show. Each year, the 4-day spectacle of all things related to form and function wows onlookers with some of the world’s top vendors. The opening night party, held on the 26th at the MTCC, is one of those massive and classy events you don’t want to miss, brimming with Toronto’s creme de la creme of the creative community.

Now Open: Bar Neon
It opened just about a month ago, and since has wowed the Bloordale neighbourhood with its haute cocktails and delicious dishes. Bar Neon’s space is as eclectic as its name suggests, and chef Ivan Loubier’s flare in the kitchen is the perfect complement to this new watering hole. 1226 Bloor Street West.

11th Annual motionball Gala
The Annual motionball Gala is a must-attend on the Toronto event circuit. TO’s charity supporters come decked out in their most glam attire to help raise funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation during a night of drinks, dancing, and networking with like-minded and driven philanthropists. This year’s motionball is on February 3rd at the Carlu. Snatch your tix early!

Caffe Bacio open in Yorkville
In a space that once housed his fine clothing boutique, Gianni Salvati has opened Caffe Bacio, a proper Italian coffee house delivering perfect cappuccinos and lattes alongside a host of treats, pizzas, and paninis. Find the new spot at 95 Cumberland Street.