Notable Now Toronto: May 3, 2013

SWITCH Grand Opening
The new hotspot from nightlife mastermind Hanif Harji, SWITCH, is ready and raring to entice your entertainment options. Found at 55 Colborne Lane, the suave new digs are holding the Grand Opening this weekend, and is your host. Want in on the guestlist? Simply email us at

Celebration of Excellence: Morgan Freeman
On May 6 at The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will be honoured by the Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The unmistakably talented actor will be speaking at the event about his career and accomplishments, and we’re giving away two tickets! To win, just email your name, age, and profession to

How’d You Get In?
On May 6, Harry Rosen is hosting another instalment of How’d You Get In? at their 82 Bloor Street West location. This networking event sees panelists like Paul Brannen (Samsung Canada), Gary Whitfield (CIBC Private Wealth Management), Dimitri van Kampen (Spearhead Brewing Company) and Jeffrey Remedios (Arts & Crafts Records) talking about how they got their feet in the doors.

On May 15 and 16 at the Allstream Centre (105 Princes’ Blvd.), join hundreds of advanced, forward-thinking creative minds at this year’s Mesh Conference. Mesh explores how the web is evolving, new and emerging trends, and what’s over the digital horizon. With amazing keynote speakers and excellent networking opportunities, Mesh is one you don’t want to miss.

Spirit of Toronto
On May 11 at Roy Thomson Hall, join discerning palates as they sip and savour their way through the Spirit of Toronto. This haute gala features whiskys, fine spirits, cocktails, master classes, live entertainment, jazz and more. It’s a gentlemanly event (for the ladies as well) that will enhance your flavour profiles and let you embrace the world of fine spirits.

Just Opened: Pancho y Emiliano
Kensington Market – though mired in the Loblaws debate – is still booming beyond recognition. The haven for Central and South American cuisine now has more Mexican delights with the recent opening of Pancho y Emiliano. Serving everything from tacos to tamales, burritos to enchiladas, Pancho y Emiliano is a vibrant new neighbour to the already vibrant neighbourhood.