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Cineplex Bringing The Rec Room to Toronto


Cineplex Entertainment is bringing its new social destination concept, The Rec Room™, to Toronto.

“The Rec Room is a social destination that brings together an incredible dining, amusement gaming and live entertainment experiences under one roof,” said Pat Marshall, vice-president, Communications and Investor Relations at Cineplex Entertainment. “Cineplex is leveraging its industry-leading entertainment, amusement gaming, food and beverage, digital media and operational capabilities to bring an entirely new, technology-enhanced entertainment experience to Toronto.”

Scheduled to open in 1Q 2017, The Rec Room will be located at 255 Bremner Boulevard in the historic John Street Roundhouse. Its immediate surroundings include the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and Rogers Centre. The space is leased from John Street Roundhouse Development Corp.

The approximately 40,000-square-foot dining and entertainment complex will be The Rec Room’s third announced location—with the first slated to open in Edmonton, Alberta, this spring.

The Rec Room at Roundhouse Park

In addition to having broad appeal with young adults and families, The Rec Room at Toronto’s Roundhouse Park will be available for corporate events, groups and parties. Its features include:

  • Dining options ranging from an upscale casual restaurant with an open kitchen and contemporary menu to “eatertainment-style” dining concepts in the games area. Menus will feature wood-fired, Canadian-inspired cuisine as well as old favourites prepared with a new twist.
  • A bar area with massive, HD screen
  • A large attractions area with an assortment of games and interactive feature attractions alongside recreational activities like pool, shuffleboard and ping pong.
  • An auditorium-style space that will be perfect for live entertainment, corporate presentations and awards ceremonies.

“We are exceptionally pleased to be working with Cineplex Entertainment on this exciting new entertainment and dining attraction,” said Barry Zagdanski, president of John Street Roundhouse Development Corp. “We believe The Rec Room will be a great destination for both area residents and tourists giving them a social gathering place to have fun, enjoy some great food and experience Canadian hospitality at its best.”

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on The Rec Room at Roundhouse Park. Cineplex plans on opening several more locations of The Rec Room across Canada in the next few years.