I think this would be a great venue for a party, be it a wedding reception, or any other type of gathering. They have superb audio visual set up on site, the view of downtown Toronto is fantastic and you can’t beat the location inside First Canadian Place.
By Amy Sanderson
The Toronto Region Board of Trade is looking sharp and it knows it! On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the newly-renovated board of trade opened its doors to Toronto media and elite to showcase their modern, sleek digs and treat guests to dishes made by Oliver & Bonacini chefs Jamie Meireles of O&B Caters, Guillermo Russo of Malaparte, Alan Van Heerden, Chef de Cuisine of Toronto Region Board of Trade and Michael Robertson of Arcadian. Oliver & Bonacini is the exclusive food and beverage provider to the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
We were welcomed with a delicious cheese, dipped in maple syrup on ice, similar to how they make maple toffee at the door. Amazing! Next the cotton candy mixed doused with Prosecco was so delicious, I had a helluva hangover this morning.
The most interesting innovation was the frozen popcorn dessert. The chef used liquid nitrogen to swirl the caramel popcorn in a bowl. When the nitrogen mixes with oxygen, the end product is a tasty frozen dessert! I had two.
I also enjoyed the Angus Korean flank steak, mixed with kimchee and coleslaw prepared by Chef Jamie Meireles.
The poached salmon sliders by Chef Alan Van Heerden were very popular among guests. Other dishes included seared rice cakes and pork belly by Malaparte Chef Guillermo Russo and smoked Lake Huron whitefish by Arcadian’s Executive Chef Michael Robertson.
The new Toronto Board of Trade interior was decorated with festive balloons and tables, as well as a bridal room, which housed delicious small donuts; I tried a cruller…mmmmm.
Designer “Designum Design,” who also renovated Arcadian Loft, was in charge of the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s facelift, which included updated lighting and decor, sound proofing and built in AV in the ballroom and washroom renovations. The venue contains a City ballroom, reception and breakout rooms and a central space for small and large-scale events.