Paintbox Catering & Bistro :: The Blog
DATE: Saturday March 1st
Dinner Reservations: 6:00pm, $30 3 Cousrse Prix Fixe Menu
Reservations: 647 748 0555
On Saturday March 1st at 8pm, drummer and composer Ilios Steryannis is bringing his unique jazz-worldbeat-fusion quartet SOLAR PANEL to Toronto’s hottest new live music venue, The Paintbox Bistro!
A spicy blend of jazz, funk, African music, salsa, reggae and samba, Ilios’ Solar Panel is a fun and funky group of some of Toronto’s best musicians. Mike Pelletier on bass, providing a solid groove, the fiery guitar of Mario Potestio, the incredible keyboard wizardry of Chris Pruden and leader Ilios on drums.
The music is 100% original, you’ll never hear anything like this anywhere! In combination with the fabulous flavours of Paintbox Bistro’s Prix Fixe menu, you are guaranteed a night to remember!
Register for this event by clicking on the below link;
Born in Havana, Cuba in April 6, 1963, Luis Mario’s earliest musical influences came from his father Luis Ochoa Sr. singer, guitarist and founding member of “Trio Voces de Oro”, one of Cuba’s most romantic ensembles. At the age of 11, Luis Mario began full time music studies at some of Havana’s most renowned conservatories. After 13 years of intense studies, he graduated with an Honors B.A. in classical guitar from the University of Havana’s Institute Superior of Arts (ISA). While most of his extensive learning was in the classical genre, his heart never abandoned his roots in “popular music”.
In 1990 Luis Mario moved to Toronto, Canada, embracing the city as his new home. Apart from his productive composing, arranging, performing schedule, Luis Mario also teaches at the renowned Humber College Institute, where he conducts a Latin Jazz combo and the Humber Latin Big Band.
FLAVOURS OF JAZZ: Paintbox will be preparing a special 3-course, ($30) prix fixe menu inspired by Luis’ Cuban roots.
Hilario Duran (piano)
Roberto Riveron (bass)
Amhed Mitchel (drums)
Luis Orbegoso (percussion)
A JPEC FLAVOURS OF JAZZ SERIES Event:
WINTERLICIOUS IS FINALLY HERE – Jan 31st – Feb 13th
Paintbox Bistro is ecstatic to be participating in our first WINTERLICIOUS! Come out and enjoy an appetizing lunch and or delicious dinner prepared by Chef Danny and Chef Gi.
Please make your reservation by visiting our website, link below:
http://paintboxbistro.ca/reservations.html or Call 647-748-0555
We cannot wait for you to dine with us.
Joel Hartt – My Swinging Valentine!
Friday, February 14
*This licensed event is expected to sell out quickly.
To avoid disappointment, please reserve asap.
Joel Hartt is an accomplished jazz singer and seasoned entertainer who has performed with Canada’s premier jazz musicians, at many of the country’s top jazz venues. He has headlined at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival for 5 consecutive years, captivating standing-room-only audiences with his rich, warm, and expressive baritone voice, and his musicianship. Joel Hartt’s much-anticipated debut CD is slated to be released this Spring.
For his first engagement at one of Toronto’s newest hot-spots, classic jazz vocalist and crooner Joel Hartt, accompanied by one of Canada’s top jazz pianists, will be singing a romantic and swinging selection of exquisite love songs, exclusively for Valentine’s Day.
Savour a delectable prix-fixe dinner, or choose from the a la carte menu. Enjoy a martini or two, and immerse yourself in sensual and seductive live jazz! It’s the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Bring the one – or ones! – you love.
February 7, 2014 – February 7, 2014
DIRTY BINGO IS BACK!!!!!! Call 647-748-0555 to reserve
Paintbox Bistro presents the outrageously entertaining Dirty Bingo on Friday February 07th.
The Ultimately Epic fun night out with sex trivia and lots of naughty prizes. Round up the troop ladies (& guys for the most fun you can have with your clothes on
No cover charge.
Doors from 9pm.
Show @ 9:30pm
Heather Bambrick and her trio’s performance was another full house Junior Jazz Jam success. Read all about the fun shenanigans at our sponsor, Jazz FM’s website. here:
JAZZ.FM91 and The Daniels Corporation present Junior Jazz Jam, a free monthly interactive music series for children at the Paintbox Bistro. The series will feature six unique educational events for children and families and will take place during the Paintbox Bistro’s outstanding Saturday morning brunch, allowing families to enjoy an engaging weekend activity in a relaxed environment.
Next up: Saturday, Richard Marsella! December 14, 10:00-11:00am
Reserve early! These jams fill up fast!
The Paintbox Family is growing!
Since opening in the fall of 2012 Paintbox has been making positive changes to meet the growing demands of serving the Regent Park Community and the GTA. With word quickly spreading about Paintbox and our colourful cuisine, we needed to create a Catering Sales department specializing in all things fabulous and delicious!
Paintbox is not your average run of the mill caterer. Our team specializes in delivering exceptional service while adding our own brand of colourful touches, in order to produce a superior catering experience. From creating custom and themed menus to assisting with décor and rental selection and ordering, the Paintbox Catering team provides a seamless and stress free experience so all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your special day!
We specialize in planning and coordinating;
Corporate Dinners & Galas | Weddings | Charitable & Non-for Profit | Award Galas | Bar/Bat Mitzvahs | Meeting & Conference Sessions | Holiday Parties | Graduations & Proms | Film & Photo Shoots | CD Release Parties | TIFF & Media Events | Products Launches | Public Annual Events | Sporting Events
Meet the new members of our Paintbox Catering team;
Trang Tran – Catering Sales & Event Design, Paintbox Bistro/Offsite - (a.k.a “The Paintbox Bistro Mastermind”)
Contact Trang if you are interested in hosting your special event at Paintbox Bistro or an off-site event!
Contact: 647-748-0555 Ext. 223
Allison Gibson – Catering Sales & Event Design, Artscape/Offsite - (a.k.a. “The Artscape Queen”)
Contact Allison if you are hosting an event off-site or at any of Artscape’s beautiful venues, including the Daniel’s Spectrum, Whychwood Barns and & Gibraltar Point.
Contact: 647-748-0555 Ext. 225
Our coordinators look forward to working with you to create the perfect event soon!
-The Paintbox Catering Team
By Geraldine Cahill @ MaRS
One of my favourite annual events in Toronto is Timeraiser. The brainchild of Anil Patel, founder and executive director of Framework (an early MaRS client), the event is a smart and fun way of encouraging volunteering while celebrating local artists.
Anil has seen Timeraiser expand from its humble roots in Toronto’s Distillery District to take place in 12 cities across Canada. This powerful community movement has generated more than 114,000 volunteer hours, engaged over 7,500 Canadians to support a cause and invested over $650,000 in artists’ careers.
Here’s how it works: Community organizations pitch to be present at the Timeraiser event, where they will court potential volunteers to join their organizations. Corporations buy artwork from local artists who have submitted applications to the Timeraiser organizing team, then the artwork is assigned to the community organizations who have been accepted.
The event itself is run like a silent auction, with people in attendance vying to win the artwork by committing volunteer hours to the organizations. The person who has pledged the most volunteer hours wins the artwork and receives it once their time volunteering with the organization is complete.
Timeraiser in Toronto
Timeraiser is returning to Toronto on March 22 with the goal of raising 10,000 volunteer hours for local non-profit organizations. In celebration of its 10th year, the event has accelerated its “social spending” on the Toronto Timeraiser to 25%, spending over $17,500 on employing social enterprises and businesses whose social mandates support community development. This investment is part of Timeraiser’s social procurement strategy.
This year’s event is being hosted at Artscape Wychwood Barns, a community space that houses 26 artist live-work studios, 11 not-for-profit organizations and a community-run gallery. The catering will be provided by Paintbox Bistro, an organization whose social mandate is to provide training and career opportunities to residents of Regent Park.
In addition to its investment in social enterprise, this year’s Toronto Timeraiser has invested over $23,000 in the careers of emerging artists. Artists whose artwork is featured at Timeraiser are paid for their work, up to $1,000 per piece.
“We wanted to do something special for our 10th year and this type of local investment made the most sense to us,” explains Anil. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our local and national supporters, and we wanted to pay it forward in a meaningful way.”
Timeraiser’s 10th anniversary focus on social procurement is a new work of genius from an organization that just seems to go from strength to strength.
To find out more about Timeraiser, click here.