2020 brings brand new design and concept to King Street’s The Spoke Club

Upon serving members for more than 14 years, The Spoke Club will temporarily close on January 1st, 2020 for a full venue renovation. Driven by industry-leading entrepreneurs Fernando Mammoliti, and Charles Khabouth and Danny Soberano of INK Entertainment, luxurious service, delicious dining, sophisticated design and innovation are at the heart of the new Spoke Club iteration.

“We partnered with INK Entertainment earlier this year to revitalize the distinguished Club with new art, entertainment and culinary offerings,” says Fernando Mammoliti, owner, The Spoke Club. “While maintaining the private member legacy, we will continue this mandate by bringing something entirely new and progressive to North America’s private member club scene.”

“Elevated and sophisticated design with incomparable experiences are crucial to the new club,” says Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment. “The membership offering will evolve too. Our focus is not solely on what you do or what industry you are part of, but who you are and what you yearn for.”

With designs by award-winning Toronto-based firm Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects, the extensive renovations will encompass all floors and introduce a to-be-announced dining concept by INK Entertainment. A new and robust membership will also be available to future and existing members once the club reopens in the late spring 2020. For one final night, members and the public are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve and send off the iconic club. A semi-formal affair, tickets for guests can be purchased via Eventbrite and inquiries for table packages can be directed to concierge@thespokeclub.com or by calling 647-338-5915.

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.

Your guide to star-spotting at INK venues during TIFF ’19

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is back for 2019 and a star-studded list of guests will flood the city for the festival’s 10-day duration. With TIFF comes the parties, events and interviews, which means the city will be on high alert for the best in celebrity sightings. INK Entertainment venues have been known to host a celebrity or two, so here are a few places in Toronto for your best chance at star-spotting.

Bisha Hotel & Residence

Home to the IMDB Studio at the Visa Infinite Lounge in previous years, Bisha is no stranger to a celebrity or two. The hotel hosts the world’s trendiest guests on the regular and the lobby bar – Mister C – been home to a few pre and after parties for TIFF films. Stars spotted in the past include Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney and Greta Gerwig.

 

Akira Back

Located on the second floor of Bisha Hotel, Michelin-star chef Akira Back, the buzz worthy menu, private dining room and cool decor designed by Studio Munge is enough to draw any celebrity in. Canadian icons Ben and Jessica Mulroney are loyal patrons of the restaurant, as well as Jessica Biel and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been spotted indulging in Back’s signature dishes.

 

KOST

The rooftop restaurant – located on the 44th floor of Bisha Hotel – has unparalleled views of Toronto and was recently dubbed the city’s best patio by BlogTO. Already a popular and Instagrammable destination for locals and tourists, you can bet the stars will want to take in the views and fresh menu, like Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Geena Davis and Martin Short have done.

 

Sofia Restaurant & Bar

While it may not be located right in the heart of TIFF action, Sofia is a pearl nestled in Yorkville and secluded from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The fine-dining destination offers Italian-inspired cuisine and a menu curated by executive chef Rob LeClair. The luxe space holds the charm of modern dining with a dash of Hollywood glamour, as well as a private outdoor patio – This checks every box for a TIFF event. Stars spotted in past include Drake, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum and Dan Aykroyd.

 

Byblos Downtown / STORYs Toronto

Byblos and STORYs are staple spots for star-spotting during TIFF. Byblos – the award-winning Eastern Mediterranean restaurant – has celebrities flocking each night to get a taste of the incredible menu, as well as being host to a few after parties. Sharing the same space, STORYs has been home to many a pre or post screening party, as well as the RBC Lounge. Stars spotted in the past include Jessica Chastain, Brie Larson, Emma Stone, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey and Bryan Cranston.

 

Patria

Patria is the ultimate spot on King West for private dining and party experiences for TIFF events. The Barcelona inspired restaurant is discreetly tucked away and boasts impressive Spanish flavoured menu items. It has also has been host to a bevy of premiere parties, including an appearance by Ryan Gosling.

 

Weslodge

You cannot miss the big yellow doors when you’re walking down King Street – and neither can the biggest names in Hollywood. Weslodge has been the host to many a TIFF event and has had stars such as Richard Gere and Gary Oldman spotted inside. Matthew McConaughey even booked out the venue last year for an invite-only tasting of his Wild Turkey whisky.

 

Spoke Club

The exclusive members-only club has hosted many galas and premiere parties in the past. Now under the helm of INK Entertainment, Spoke Club boasts a newly renovated private rooftop patio and bar that will be idea for all A-list guests seeking the most exclusive events. Stars spotted in the past include Penelope Cruz, Bradley Cooper, Woody Harrelson and Gael Garcia Bernal.

INK Entertainment announces new partnership with The Spoke Club

INK Entertainment CEO Charles Khabouth and President Danny Soberano are pleased to announce a brand new partnership with The Spoke Club. Joining new owner Fernando Mammoliti, the trio will be revitalizing Spoke Club with new art, entertainment and culinary offerings while respecting and maintaining the private member legacy. To launch INK’s involvement, current members can anticipate a refreshed rooftop patio for Summer 2019 and a new curated art collection to revive the venue’s interior.

“The Spoke Club’s longstanding history as an exclusive, private member club is something we respect tremendously,” says Charles Khabouth. “Premium products and experiences are fundamental to our business, and we look forward to offering our expertise in hospitality to this establishment’s well-respected community.”

Working with the award-winning Toronto-based design firm Giannone Petricone Associates Inc. Architects, The Spoke Club will begin floor-by-floor renovations starting in 2020.