By: Alison Silveira
As you enter the Distillery Historic District’s pedestrian-only village, the first building that you will gaze upon is 16 Trinity Street, which houses the Stirling Room, one of Toronto’s best upscale nightclubs.
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the Stirling Room hosted a festive party filled with great company, music, summer cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. The summer is also the perfect time for the Stirling Room to kick off its patio launch. It’s a fantastic place to people watch, the patio is a casual and relaxed space to sip on a cold drink while enjoying the gorgeous sunny weather.
The contemporary decor adorning the traditionally preserved building makes for a modern and sophisticated space that is aesthetically appealing. Bright orange banquettes wrap around the wall of the patio and decorative lighting hangs from a beam that extends the length of the patio.
While mingling with guests, I sipped on a tropical cocktail and nibbled on delicious appetizers catered by the Food Dudes including: flavourful lamb tacos, smoky chicken drumettes and pizza topped with cremini mushrooms and rosemary goat cheese.
The Stirling Room is no stranger to throwing the hottest parties; be it receptions for the Toronto International Film Festival or World MasterCard Fashion Week, the staff at the Stirling Room see to it that events are entertaining and enjoyable for all guests.
I enjoyed myself while chatting the night away with an old classmate from high school, as well as a few colleagues. Some friends and I also met Steven Legendre and Sam Mikulak, team members from the American men’s gymnastics team, who had just won gold and bronze medals. They were having a ball as they mingled with new fans and admirers.
Whenever I have friends visiting from abroad, I make it a point to show them the Distillery District’s preserved 18th century Victorian industrial architecture and unique boutiques, restaurants and galleries. The anniversary party of the Stirling Room was the perfect occasion to celebrate the launch of the venue’s new patio and will undoubtedly be a hit with both locals and visitors alike.
To learn more about the Stirling Room, visit stirlingroom.com.
Photos courtesy of Rock-it Promotions.