The Design Exchange has been ground zero for countless spectacular events over the years. Bursting forth from the former home of the Toronto Stock Exchange, it has been a significant host to Toronto’s event scene for two decades, setting the scene for myriad weddings, corporate events and fundraising galas. The interior of the former Stock Exchange is beautifully dramatic in its own right, but for a yearly recurring event we knew it was essential to provide an element of surprise.
Guillaume ClairetAn Enchanted Evening at the Design Exchange
In December, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to create a discovery themed menu for the Grand Opening of Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto, a new special event space in the heart of downtown Toronto. For this opening, Ripley’s wanted to make quite a splash on the city’s event scene (pun intended), so our own senior event planner, Jake Curl and executive chef Karen O’Connor worked together to achieve their vision. They took guests on an exciting journey of discovery through the aquarium space with a menu that took inspiration from the visual cues of each exhibit.
Guillaume ClairetUnder The Sea: An Evening at Ripley’s Aquarium
On March 23rd, Casey House celebrated their 25th anniversary, marking a quarter of a century of compassionate care for people living with HIV/AIDS. The 300 person event was held at the newly opened Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens where guests dined “on the ice” within the bounds of the hockey rink. The event décor, conceptualized and executed by William Fulghum design Associates, was simply out of this world. Suspended oversized balloons added drama and colourful votives and lighting painted the event space in alternating bright hues.
Guillaume ClairetEvent in review: Snowball 2013 Chroma at the Mattamy Athletic Centre