Finding Serenity in the City

Finding Serenity in the City

The Richmond was host to some serious R & R earlier this month with Thirsty Buddha and Dragon's Den ! Buddha Brands Co. Launched their brand new flavour for their Thirsty Buddha coconut water...WATERMELON, as if it wasn’t already delicious enough! 

Donuts.. the new cupcake?

Donuts.. the new cupcake?

Speaking as someone who loves sweets in all shapes and sizes, I am simply delighted (to put it lightly) when a new sugar-packed trend is on the rise. With reality TV shows such as Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars taking over our television screens over the last few years, people’s tastebuds began to evolve and supermarket baked goods and pastries were no longer cutting it!
Boutique bakeries began to pop-up, providing sugar-junkies like myself with beautiful and delectable treats that pleased the eyes as much as the palette! Cupcakes were no longer sidelined as the staple at a childhood birthday party, but emerged as a gourmet delight. Although there are few smells I enjoy more than freshly baked sweets in a bakery, Cupcake ATMs were definitely my favourite outcome of the cupcake craze. I mean, who needs cash when you have cupcakes, right?
As the cupcake trend began to fizzle, the donut was next in line for the spotlight. Upgrading from the dull and boring versions you would find at your local Timmy’s, bakeshops began to stock their shelves with new and enticing flavours. The strangest one I’ve seen to date was a dozen donuts topped with a caramel sauce, bacon, and a hickory dust. Sounds strange, I know, but I will embarrassingly admit that I ate every last one of those bad boys.
Then summertime came around and the Goody Gods hit us with a dessert that had people waiting in lines of over 50 people long to get their hands on it - the donut cone. Yes, yes, you read that correctly. An ice-cream cone made from DONUTS. Specialty ice-cream shops caught on to how much people were loving these guilty pleasures, and had the marvellous idea of combining the two! Simply genius, And let’s be honest, a cupcake ice-cream cone just doesn't have the same appeal, and would probably be pretty darn messy. So to me, it looks like the donut won this round. But it’s only a matter of time until the next sugary treat makes it’s way to the top, and this girl will be anxiously waiting.

 

Beyond Taste

Beyond Taste

Wine is an experience that goes beyond simple taste. It's the environment, the light, the smells, the sounds, the company, and the food! Join us and Chef & Somm September 29th for a dinner celebrating all that wine can be. 

Tell your Story

Tell your Story

Weddings are a time to share who you are with the people closest to you, as you celebrate your union. Every couple brings something different to the space on their special day, and we love seeing their story being told.

We're currently taking bookings for Fall and Winter.

SoundslikeYellow

SoundslikeYellow

No one captures the magic of a moment quite like SoundslikeYellow Photography. We've had the pleasure of working with her a few times at The Richmond and have loved every minute. If you're looking to have photos at your wedding, engagement, or next gathering, be sure to look her up.

The Richmond welcomes Uniqlo

The Richmond welcomes Uniqlo

Japanese casual wear designer 'Uniqlo' is coming to Toronto in October, and for the past two weeks we have been host to their rigorous new staff training.

The Cocktail Wedding Reception

The Cocktail Wedding Reception

With the costs of large sit down dinners being what they are in this city, it's no wonder there's been a growing interest in gala style wedding receptions. Here's a few tips to make sure your reception runs like a dream.

Fall in Love

Fall in Love

We love hosting weddings. If you're looking for a downtown venue for your wedding this Fall - The Richmond has got you. We're still taking dates for autumn, so come by and plan your dream wedding with us.

Cuisinart Media Dinner

Cuisinart Media Dinner

Thrilled to have worked with Brill Communications on this incredible media event for Cuisinart. A night breaking bread and learning about their wonderful line of small appliances with some of our favourites in the industry. 

Weddings...we can never get enough!

Celebrating your love and the commitments and vows you make on your wedding day is not something we take lightly here at The Richmond. It is always an honour to a part of such a momentous occasion and we so delight in that honour.

The venue is just the right size for those intimate gatherings, saying your I-Do's then breaking bread with only your nearest and dearest. The 20 foot windows allow you the feel the energy of the city bustling by while you sit back and relax with your family and friends.

The wedding of Tracylee and Marco celebrated the joining of two families, and the beginning of a new one - with the copious  love that filled the room as these two said their vows. And as always, we were taken aback by the power of the commitment of marriage and honoured to bear witness to love taking on a whole new shape.

Congratulations, and here is to a life time of happiness! 

Blast from the past!

Hosting events for people is what we do, and we do it well!

It is such a pleasure to watch our clients entertain, feed, socialize, and host their loved ones within our walls. Your milestones are what we live for!

Even more fun is when we get to host our own friends and family! We had the pleasure of doing just that when owner and operator, Alex Howard, brought in alumni from her alma mater, Havergal Collage. It was a wonderful evening of catching up with past friends, sipping on Glenfiddich and reminiscing about the good old days! 

A new spring in our step!

It was a busy spring here at The Richmond as we hosted Sketchers Canada as they launched a great new spring shoe line. Here are a couple snaps of what this company has to offer! 

 

 

Dinner with SalesForce

Dinner with SalesForce

The excellent chefs at Citizen Catering entertained guests with their culinary mastery, while filling their bellies with the most delectable 7 course tasting menu. It was an unforgettable night for SalesForce guests leaving satisfied and happy.

Astral Media Ad Competition

Astral Media Ad Competition

The Richmond had the pleasure of hosting Astral Media's billboard competition for aspiring advertising students.