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Hard Rock Café Dances to its Own Beat

Iconic Toronto rock-themed restaurant is in tune with the city’s meetings market.

Iconic Toronto rock-themed restaurant is in tune with the city’s meetings market. June 21, 2010

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Walking into the Hard Rock Café, in Toronto’s Yonge and Dundas neighbourhood, is like a journey into the heart of modern pop culture. The living museum of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia strikes a chord with patrons of all generations, from The Beatles’ original 10-inch-x- 14-inch black-ink sketch drawn by John Lennon, to cowboy boots worn by U2’s Edge and a one-piece leather bustier adorned by Madonna. The venue’s tribute to the icons of modern music is truly captivating, providing inspiration to those who gather within.

More than just a restaurant/bar, a museum and a performance venue, Hard Rock Café Toronto is a special place to meet, with a refreshingly casual and relaxed backdrop that offers planners plenty of unique options. Centrally located in downtown Toronto, directly across from the Eaton Centre, Hard Rock Café is a full-service event-planning facility featuring flexible spaces, state-of-the-art audiovisual options, diverse catering menus and topnotch entertainment for up to 500.

Planners looking for a new and exciting venue for meetings and special events can rely on Hard Rock Café Toronto to meet their space requirements for meetings, workshops, receptions, press conferences, product launches, social events and much more. The facility’s colourful dining room is rife with unique spaces, intimate nooks and comfortable seating to accommodate up to 170 for seated meals, or up to 350 for reception-style gatherings.

The Hard Rock Lounge, the facility’s multi-faceted performance venue, can accommodate groups of up to 180 for seated dinners, or up to 400 for receptions, networking sessions, guest-speaker events or live entertainment. The Hard Rock Lounge is also ideal for conference-style gatherings for up to 80. For larger events, Hard Rock Café Toronto offers planners a complete venue-buyout option, capable of accommodating up to 350 for sit-down dinners or up to 500 for large receptions.

Backed by the support of an in-house technical services team, Hard Rock Café Toronto offers planners a state-of-the-art venue for any type of event. Extensive audiovisual capabilities include DJ equipment, LCD projectors and screens, highspeed Internet, flat-panel monitors, a speaker system, a DVD player, CD players, microphones with stands, lighting equipment and more.

For breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, Hard Rock Café Toronto’s culinary team offers a selection of groupfunction menus that are as colourful as the venue itself. From breakfast buffets featuring an omelette station, country sausages, French toast and seasonal fruit salads, to formal dinner service featuring entrées of poached B.C. salmon with lemon dill hollandaise sauce, or grilled New York striploin served with portobello mushrooms, Hard Rock Café Toronto can accommodate all of your catering needs.

Planning an event at Hard Rock Café Toronto is made easy through the concerted efforts of the venue’s experienced sales team. From space configurations, to catering menus and customized event merchandise, the sales team will assist you in planning every detail of your unique event. Find out why Royal Bank Financial, Cadillac Fairview, Bell Canada, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Bank of Montreal, Ernst & Young and a whole lot more have trusted Hard Rock Café Toronto with the staging of their memorable events. For more information, or to book your next event, call (416) 362-3636, or send an e-mail inquiry to

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