Introducing City View Drive-In

While the city continues to reopen and implement creative solutions for our new normal, INK Entertainment is thrilled to announce CityView Drive-In, Toronto’s newest outdoor concert and entertainment venue. Presenting concerts, movie nights, unique events and more, CityView is an entirely contactless experience in the heart of Toronto’s docklands, with the picturesque Toronto skyline as a backdrop.

Designed to host 200+ vehicles in reserved parking spots a minimum of seven feet apart, guests can enjoy live entertainment from the 238-foot stage and three large LED screens supplied by Apex Sound & Light from the comfort of their own car. For a completely contactless experience, tickets are to be purchased in advance online and will be scanned at front gate via a touchless system.

To kick things off, Monster Truck will perform on July 16th, followed by performances by Allan Rayman on July 18th and A Tribe Called Red on August 6th, with many more shows to be announced. 

For a full list of events, exciting announcements, policies and regular updates on CityView Drive-In, follow @cityviewdrivein or visit www.cityviewdrivein.com to learn more.

Covid-19 Precautions

Our commitment to you

We are very eager to reopen and serve you as valued guests. We want to assure you that health, safety and warm hospitality remains our top priority at all INK Entertainment venues. While we navigate the new normal, new measures and protocols will be implemented at our venue.

Listed below are a few of the measures we have implemented to date:

  • All staff will be trained on and wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Frequent hand washing remains crucial and compulsory.
  • Continued vigilance in our sanitization efforts, including hourly cleaning of commonly touched venue surfaces, workspaces, tables, door handles and phones will occur daily.
  • Furniture and surfaces that guests come in contact with, such as tables, chairs, benches and menus, will be disinfected after each use.
  • Increased antibacterial soaps will be readily available in our restrooms and sanitizing dispensers will be installed across our restaurant for staff and customers. 
  • Tables will be spaced a minimum of six feet apart with a maximum of six guests per table, as per Toronto Public Health.
  • If anyone is unwell, they will not have to come to work or will be asked to go home and recover. Transparency between staff and management regarding well-being is paramount.
  • We are actively monitoring updates from all levels of government and health officials and will adjust our protocols as necessary and recommended.

 

We thank you, dear guests, for your continued support in this uncertain time. We look forward to welcoming you back.

 

 

Mr. Brainwash Limited Edition Prints in support of Street Haven

Art has the ability to bring joy in the most challenging times.

As the world continues the fight against COVID-19, it is more important than ever to look for the positives and to give back when possible. INK Entertainment’s Taglialatella Galleries is thrilled to be partnering with legendary pop-artist, Mr. Brainwash, on a limited edition We Love Canada print.

Available for purchase as of today, 10 per cent of the signed prints’ sales will be donated to Street Haven, a local organization supporting women experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.

   

As the Canadian outpost of the Taglialatella brand, Taglialatella Galleries New York launched an Art for Relief campaign in March to share positive imagery and support local charities during this time. Featuring internationally renowned artists like Mr. Brainwash, Burton Morris, and Russell Young, the Art for Relief campaign has raised nearly $20,000 USD.  

 

 

INK Cares supporting our front line workers

We extend our thanks to the frontline workers for all they have done during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than anyone could have imagined, their lives have been turned upside down as they put their health at risk to help us. As part of an INK Cares initiative and to express our sincere gratitude, each week our kitchen staff at the Bisha Hotel are preparing a selection of sweet and savoury food donations for the incredible teams at Toronto hospitals. While remaining inside is the greatest way to support healthcare workers and at-risk individuals, we hope to provide a moment of relief and offer this as a token of our appreciation during these trying times. We can’t thank you enough.

 

 

Do you know a heroic team of frontline workers helping combat COVID-19? Email us at pr@inkentertainment.com to request a complimentary food donation. We will do our best to accommodate all inquiries.
 
 
 

An important message from INK Entertainment

These are incredibly difficult and unprecedented times. Each day we come to work, we look forward to providing our guests with memorable experiences and warm service. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to close all of our Canadian venues effective immediately.

As the world navigates the coronavirus, we extend our thanks to local officials and healthcare professionals for all they are doing. We offer our deepest gratitude to our valued guests and local community for their unwavering support over the years and their understanding of this decision during an incredibly difficult time.

The situation is fluid. We are closely monitoring the news, recommendations from the government and health experts, and the development of the virus. We want to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and will remain closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back as a valued guest as soon as we can.

We wish you and your family health and wellness.

Sincerely,

Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment

 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by INK (@inkentertainment) on

Toronto Star readers voted – And REBEL’s a Winner!

Each year, Toronto Star asks their readers to vote for people and businesses they think are the best in class. With over 5,000 nominations and less than 10% making it to the winners circle, we are proud to share that Rebel was selected as the Best Nightclub! As Toronto’s largest nightlife and concert destination, Rebel hosts some of the biggest events citywide. 2020 already looks to be another huge year with performances by Tiesto, Tchami, Steve Aoki, Jauz, and many more!

Thank you to the loyal customers for their support – this wouldn’t be possible without you!

For a full list of winners, head to the article here.

Where to get your spook on during Halloween weekend in Toronto

There is a lot of treats going down in Toronto during Halloween weekend, but don’t get tricked into going to the wrong party. Fear not – We got you covered with a list of the hottest Halloween events happening in the city, courtesy of INK Entertainment and its venues.

Canada’s largest entertainment complex, REBEL, is pulling out all the stops with THREE Halloween parties. On Friday, October 25th, Thriller returns featuring future-house pioneer Oliver Heldens. Shuffle and rage the night away in your costumes with an all bass lineup inside NOIR – Featuring LUKAV, KHAØS, Crookedd and MAJR.

On Saturday, October 26th is Mortem – The city’s BIGGEST Halloween party sponsored by Jack Daniel’s. All four rooms will be alive with performers and DJs. Go sexy, scary, or go home because there will be cash and prizes awarded to the best costume of the evening. On Halloween night, ASYLUM is back and taking it to the next level as the country’s LARGEST party. All four rooms will be activated with Jed Harper spinning in the Main Room and Stokes on MC duties, plus Scotty Scratch will be inside NOIR dropping all the hip hop bangers. DJ Narvas and MC Sketch are playing in Savage and TorontoJungle.com will be taking over the Purple Room. How creative can you get this year? Dress to impress – Best costumes of the night will win cash & prizes!

 

The newest nightclub in the INK Venues roster, Toybox, will be hosting the craziest Halloween party on King West on October 26th. Jack’s Halloween is going to be wild and he is ready to celebrate like never before. Get your crew together, get in costume and get ready to drink the night away. You’re definitely going to need a hangover potion remedy the next day.

 

The biggest Halloween parties are also hitting up Niagara Falls! On Friday, October 25th, Dragonfly Nightclub will be hosting its horrifying Haunted Mansion party – Think you can make it through? And that’s only the first of two wicked events – Nightmare on Fallsview returns as the city’s BIGGEST Halloween party! Bring out your best costumes and come party at the city’s hottest event.

 

CUBE will also be hosting the Halloween edition of its weekly Status Saturdays series and is sponsored by Kraken Rum.

Advance tickets required for entry to these events are available at www.inktickets.com – But don’t wait! These events will sell out and you don’t want to miss out.

Cabana Pool Bar celebrates successful 2019 summer season

Cabana Pool Bar just capped off an epic 2019 season and seventh summer in Toronto. As one of its most successful years yet, the pool bar saw big names such as Armin van Buuren, DJ Snake, Tyga, Green Velvet, Sean Paul and Kaskade roll in throughout the season for some amazing parties.

Cabana also celebrated the sixth editions of the infamous Red Party and White Party, which featured the mysterious DJ Claptone. It also saw the second annual Rose Party flourish with special guest DJ Chantel Jeffries and sponsored by Apothic Wines. Other themed party favourites included Enchanted Garden with Ketel One Botanicals, Tacos & Tequila, Toronto’s first-ever Champagne Spray party, Latin Heat with Sunwing Vacations and the Jack Daniel’s Honey Bash.

Other notable celebrity appearances this season include Steve Aoki, Tchami, Fetty Wap, Sam Feldt, Gene Simmons, Usain Bolt, Snoop Dogg and Vinny from Jersey Shore.

Check out the official recap below – Cabana Pool Bar will see you next summer!

 

CTV’s ETALK hosts 14th Annual Canadian Filmmakers’ Party at The Spoke Club

Canada’s brightest in entertainment were seen kicking off the festival season at The Spoke Club during ETALK’s 14th annual Canadian Filmmakers’
party. ETALK hosts including Anchors Ben Mulroney and Danielle Graham, Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor, Reporters Chloe Wilde and Tyrone Edwards, and LA correspondent Liz Trinnear were seen mingling with guests and enjoying the rooftop patio.

The Spoke Club served a delicious selection of charcuterie, salads and canapés paired with Dobel Tequila and 1800 Tequila cocktails and music by local DJ Chris Laroque. Notable guests in attendance included Amanda Brugel from The Handmaid’s Tale, The Social hosts Cynthia Loyst, Melissa Grelo and Jess Allen, Yannick Bisson of Murdoch Mysteries, Vikings and Orphan Black actor Eric Johnson, Love Island reality star Eric Hall, TV host and designer Steven Sabados, celebrated photographer Caitlin Cronenberg and many more.

INK Entertainment goes green with the gaarden

INK Entertainment just announced its latest partnership with Hoegaarden, a refreshing Belgian wheat beer made with orange peel, by bringing a taste of the tropics to Queen Street West. The gaarden will be Toronto’s go-to rooftop beer garden patio with lush greenery encasing the space, as well as views of the city’s skyline and the perfect place to soak up the sun.

The gaarden will offer shareable light bites and cocktail menu curated by expert mixologist Nishan Nepulongoda. The beverages will feature fresh ingredients and include patio favourites such as frosé, pina coladas, a jalapeno margarita, a new spin on a Caesar and a beer cocktail, plus Hoegaarden on tap.

“The gaarden offers a whole new energy to Queen Street West,” says Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment. “It is the perfect place to take a midday break from shopping along Queen West or to enjoy Toronto’s summer nights.”

Launched June 7th, the gaarden will be open to the public Wednesday to Saturday from 4PM to late. It will feature communal tables with high-top chairs, a 20-seat bar and private booths with bottle service available.

Check out the gaarden online at www.thegaardento.com or on Instagram at @thegaardento. Please enjoy responsibly.

 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by The Gaarden (@thegaardento) on