December 10, 2019
How long have you been a part of the Steam Whistle/GBF family?
What is your position at Steam Whistle?
Director of Events.
Can you describe your role?
I have the pleasure of working with my amazing team of just over 50 hospitality rockstars making event magic every day, in the best event spaces in the city! We host everything from corporate conferences, product launches, cocktail receptions, wedding and private celebrations, and everything in between.
What are the different event spaces we have here at the brewery?
We have 5 event spaces in total at the historic Roundhouse. We are a one stop shop accommodating every group size from 20 to 800 guests indoors, and up to 5000 including the outdoor park area! Locomotive Hall is our largest, stunning, new event space (opened May 2019) accommodating up to 800. The well established Pilsner Hall can accommodate 250 for weddings and 400 guests for standing receptions and is adjacent to our Gallery which holds up to 150 and also operates as a monthly Art Gallery showcasing some of Canada’s finest artists. The Mezzanine is the perfect space for corporate meetings and smaller private events with less than 60 in attendance. Last but not least our awesome new Biergarten restaurant opened June 2019, which is open all year round, can be rented for private parties up to 100 guests.
Why should someone book an event with us?
All of our event spaces have the perfect mixture of rustic charm and casual elegance with; hand-hewn beams, 30-foot ceilings and original fixtures, with flexibility for transformation into the perfect space for a corporate or private event. With natural light pouring in through the windows, that showcase the best views of Toronto’s most iconic landmarks like the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, the downtown core can be the backdrop to your big day! Our central location provides so many different options for transportation, and who we choose as our suppliers and caterers all share our same passion for service excellence…which is why people continue to rely on us to deliver an amazing experience.
If you had to choose, what would be your favourite aspect of working at Steam Whistle?
Our unique approach to service…obviously! Everyone always has a smile, and are committed to making people happy. We walk it like we talk it.
What is a Steam Whistle initiative that means a lot to you?
Collaboration – everyone is willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done, together.
Is it true when people say the Steam Whistle culture is contagious?
100%. Who doesn’t love being happy?
Where is your favourite place to enjoy a Steam Whistle?
On a dock, with sunglasses on, and toes in the water.
What is one word you would use to describe your work experience with Steam Whistle?
Songs of Steam Whistle Spotify
What song gets you on the dance floor?
“You should be dancing” Bee Gees
What song reminds you of your youth?
“Careless Whisper” Wham!
What’s a song that was played at your first concert?
“Solid as a rock” Ashford and Simpson
What’s your favourite cover?
“At your best” Frank Ocean
A guilty pleasure?
It’s Friday night, your friends are over getting ready to go out, what’s your pre-game song?
“Cola” Camel Phat and Elderbrook
A song you know every word to?
“God lives through” Tribe Called Quest
What song is on highest rotation for you right now?
“August Twelve” Khruangbin
What would be the intro music for the movie adaption of your life story?
“Be thankful for what you’ve got” William De Vaughan
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