Private Tour of the Gallery of Canada: First Peoples at the Royal Ontario Museum

Private Tour of the Gallery of Canada: First Peoples at the Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto Common is returning to the Royal Ontario Museum for a guided tour of the Gallery of Canada: First Peoples.

Created with the advice of Native advisors, this gallery explores the cultures and traditions of Canada’s First Peoples. Collections examine the history of engagement between indigenous peoples and Euro-Canadian settlers, early fears that indigenous peoples and cultures were vanishing, and indigenous cultural expressions as they have changed over time and continue to change today.

Our ticket will include admission to the museum, an hour long guided tour of the gallery plus a $10 gift certificate for Famoso.

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Private Tour of the China Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum

Private Tour of the China Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto Common is returning to the Royal Ontario Museum for a guided tour of the China Gallery.

Ranked amongst the top ten Chinese collections in the world outside of China, the China gallery represents almost 10,000 years of Chinese history. An amazing record of Chinese culture, told through objects of writing, pottery, sculpture, transportation, jewellery, porcelain, furniture and much more, unfolds in a thematic presentation covering prehistoric times up to the 20th century Qing Dynasty. Some artworks are so unique to the ROM, there are none other of their kind on display in the world, not even in China.

Our ticket will include admission to the museum, an hour long guided tour of the gallery plus a $10 gift certificate for Famoso.

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Ooh Ma La 麻辣 French Sichuan 5 Course Dinner at the House of Common

Ooh Ma La 麻辣 French Sichuan 5 Course Dinner at the House of Common

Toronto Common is partnering with The House of Common Executive Chef and Owner Jonathan LeBlanc for Oooh Ma La (麻辣) a French meets Sichuan Tasting Dinner as part of our new Toronto Common Play Series.

Play is a fun way for chefs to work with new ingredients, cuisines, and showcase their creativity.

Chefs participating in "Play" host one event based on a theme with our first theme being Sichuan, a cuisine famous for the unique numbing spice of the Sichuan peppercorn. 

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Toronto Common 4 Year Sichuan Inspired Anniversary Celebration

Toronto Common 4 Year Sichuan Inspired Anniversary Celebration

Toronto Common will be celebrating our 4 year anniversary with a 5 course Sichuan inspired tasting at Loch and Quay!

The Sichuan (四川 - four rivers) province in China is famous for its ma la (麻辣 - numbing spicy) cuisine and with this incredibly cold winter we thought it might be nice to have a little extra heat and warmth.

This year’s anniversary event will also launch our new event series “Play”, a fun way for chefs to step outside of their traditional cuisine.

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A Very Canadian Whisky Tasting

A Very Canadian Whisky Tasting

Toronto Common is partnering with Spirit House to offer a Whisky Tasting with a uniquely Canadian perspective. 

Our tasting guide, Spencer Gooderham’s family legacy in whisky dates back seven generations to William Gooderham, founder of what was once Canada’s largest distillery, based here in Toronto. Their family name can still be seen in Toronto’s historic distillery district today.

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Classic Cocktail Tasting

Classic Cocktail Tasting

Toronto Common is partnering with Do Not Disturb at the Beverley Hotel for a classic cocktail tasting series!

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our Seasonal Cocktail Tasting it’s that there’s a lot of curiosity and debate about classic cocktails. 

As always we encourage tasting for yourself so we’re adding a Classic Cocktail tasting in the new year at Do Not Disturb, the Beverley Hotel’s new restaurant and bar.

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Private Tour of the Ancient Egypt Exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum

Private Tour of the Ancient Egypt Exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto Common is heading to the ROM

We're moving beyond food (but still with a little food) and heading to the Royal Ontario Museum for a guided tour of the Ancient Egypt Exhibit.

Ancient Egypt has had a profound impact on modern civilization, including culture, religion, technology, and architecture. The Egyptian collection at the ROM is comprised of approximately 25,000 artifacts spanning from 4,000 BC to 400 AD, with about 2,000 on display in the gallery. Our tour of the exhibit is a unique opportunity to engage with a ROM expert, ask questions and learn about this ancient culture.

Our ticket will include admission to the museum, an hour long guided tour of the Ancient Egypt exhibit plus a $10 gift certificate for Famoso.

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Private Tour of the Dinosaur Exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum

Private Tour of the Dinosaur Exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto Common is heading to the ROM! 

We're moving beyond food (but still with a little food) and heading to the Royal Ontario Museum for a guided tour of their Dinosaur Exhibit!

The James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of the Dinosaurs covers the Jurassic (200 to 145 million years old) to the Cretaceous (145 to 65 million years old) periods. The specimens reflect life in the northern hemisphere, primarily in North America with mostly original skeletons from the fossil fields of Alberta, Canada. ROM tours are interactive experiences covering unique perspectives on select pieces and offers a chance to ask questions and engage with a ROM expert. 

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Seasonal Cocktail Tasting

Seasonal Cocktail Tasting

Toronto Common is partnering with Do Not Disturb at the Beverley Hotel for a seasonal cocktail tasting series!

The Beverley Hotel just opened its new restaurant and cocktail bar, Do Not Disturb, with Executive Chef & Partner, Vittorio Colacitti and Beverage Director, Moses McIntee. We have been invited to try their seasonal cocktails with a cocktail tasting series.

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Thirsty and Curious Wine Tasting

Thirsty and Curious Wine Tasting

Toronto Common is partnering with Montecito for their first Thirsty and Curious event!

Montecito General Manager and certified Sommelier, Heather McDougall, knows wines can sometimes be intimidating but it doesn't have to be scary. Whether you're an experienced taster, thirsty and curious for new wines, or just starting out, Heather has put together a series of wine tasting events to break through the pretence and she's invited us along to the first event.

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Taste of Ontario Wine & Cheese on Lake Ontario

Taste of Ontario Wine & Cheese on Lake Ontario

Toronto Common is going sailing with Gone Sailing Adventures all September long!

For our first sailing adventure we’re keeping it tasting themed with a Taste of Ontario on Lake Ontario. Gone Sailing Adventures already offers a Wine and Cheese sail with on board Sommelier, and we're adding an Ontario theme to feature local wines and cheeses.

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Cocktail Masterclass in London, England 🇬🇧

Cocktail Masterclass in London, England 🇬🇧

Toronto Common will be hosting a summer popup Cocktail Making (and Tasting) class in London (England 🇬🇧) in collaboration with Stongman's Tipple and TT Liquor

Award winning bartender, industry trainer, innovator, spirit maker, and the original Strongman, Tomas Lenko will lead us through a cocktail making and ice shaping lesson with a 3 cocktail class including one with Tomas' own spirit, BOLD, as well as enjoying a cocktail while we learn, in London's new Cellar Bar and Liquor Store, TT Liqour. 

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Rare Bottles Napa Valley Cabernet Tasting

Rare Bottles Napa Valley Cabernet Tasting

Toronto Common is excited to announce our second Rare Bottle Series; a guided Napa Cabernet Tasting at Montecito restaurant with General Manager, and certified sommelier, Heather McDougall. 

Heather has worked for boutique wine retailers, teaches, mentors, hosts guided and casual tastings, is a buyer for private and corporate clients, and has been Wine Director and General Manager at some of Toronto's top restaurants including Splendido, The Chase, and Luckee.

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