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10 Things You Need To Know About Attending #TGE2017

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Here we are friends. The Gentlemen’s Expo is this weekend and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it to you. Here are 10 things you need to know about #TGE2017

10) We Welcome Gentlewomen or Gentlemen:

Sure, our show name has ‘Gentlemen’ in it, but our event is for everyone. #TGE2017 is open to anyone who is 19+ and enjoys great experiences, watching engaging speakers and acquiring knowledge.  Seriously, if you like great food, whisky/beer/wine/spirits, sports, tech, style, fashion… then #TGE2017 is for you.

9) Tickets At The Door:

Yes, tickets will be available at door! They are $35. We are in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building. Still looking for online tickets… Tickets are available online up to 7:30pm on both days.

8) Hours & Location:

  • Friday, Nov 24 – 4pm to 10pm. Last call at 9:30pm. Taps off at 9:45pm.
  • Saturday, Nov 25 – Noon to 10pm. Last call at 9:30pm. Taps off at 9:45pm.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building is at 255 Front Street West.

7) Schedule Your Time:

Between The Culinary Stage, The Main Stage and the Boxing ring, there’s plenty to see. Click on the day you’re coming for the times and locations of stage programming:

6) So Many Attractions:

There is plenty to do once you get inside the MTCC North Building. Here is the full list of 2027 Attractions. We recommend that you do a ‘once around’ and see what attractions catch your eye. Talk to the people working there. See if you need to book time with them. (like you’ll need to do with the barbers) See if there is an additional cost. Ask them about the experience. Archery tag, shuffleboard, race simulators, Virtual Reality playground, The Culinary Stage, shopping, and more.

5) Food and Food and Food:

We curated a list of food purveyors that you’re gonna love. Poke, Burgers, BBQ, and more. We’ve also recruited some top culinary talent to showcase on The Culinary Stage. Check out the SCHEDULE.

4) Fancy An Old Fashioned?

Whether it’s a cocktail, wine, spirits or beer, we got your covered. Check out our Drinks Menu. It’s the perfect time to sample something new or revisit an old favourite. Please know that this is a 19+ show. We strongly

3) Tokens & Cash

Tokens are the currency on site for all alcohol and food. Tokens can be purchased from Token Booths. You’ll be able to use Debit/Credit/Cash at pretty much every other vendor.

  • 1 Token = $1. (Tokens are sold in 10 packs)

2) Directions:

  • TTC

Yonge-University-Spadina Line: Exit at Union station and proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

Bloor-Danthforth Line: When travelling west or east, you will need to transfer to the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway Line at either Bloor-Yonge Station, St. George Station or Spadina Station. Then continue until you reach Union Station and exit the subway. From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

Scarborough RT Line: Travel west to Kennedy Station. From Kennedy Station transfer to the Bloor-Yonge Line. Continue on the Bloor-Yonge Line until your reach Union Station and exit the subway. From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

Sheppard Line: Travel west to the Sheppard-Yonge Station and transfer to the Yonge-University Spadina Line. Travel south until you reach Union Station and exit the subway. From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

  • GO Transit

From Union station you can proceed west on Front Street to the North Building , where you can access the Skywalk to enter the South Building. Or exit to Union train station and follow the Skywalk to the MTCC North Building.

  • UP Express

From the Union Station UP platform, exit and proceed west through the Skywalk corridor. Take the elevator (or staircase) to street level, Lower Simcoe Street. Proceed west on Front Street, and arrive at the MTCC North Building main entrance.

  • Driving Directions & Parking: 

Driving directions can be found HERE. There is pay parking available on site.  Even though we are posting info about driving, we strongly encourage you to take public transit. You see, there is a wide array of spirits, beer and such available on site and we are strongly against drinking & driving.

1) #BeBetter

The entire event revolves around this #BeBetter message. Soak it in. Share your thoughts with friends, with us. There are plenty of things to do and see at #TGE2017 but let’s never lose site of the ultimate goals: To be better human beings. Tag your photos, your tweets, your posts, your snaps with #TGE2017 and #BeBetter

 

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#TGE2017 FRIDAY SCHEDULE

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is THIS WEEKEND, Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. See you soon. Doors open at 4pm. The Culinary Stage kicks off at 5pm and Friday Night Fights starts at 8pm. Tickets are available at the door for $35. Online tickets can be purchased right up until 7:30pm on Friday.

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SHOW SCHEDULEEventLocation
4:00PMDoors Open
5:30PMChef Ted ReaderCulinary Stage
6:30PMRavenswood Wine & Cheese Demo Culinary Stage
6:30PMTweed Harvest StoriesMain Stage
7:30PMMark Bylok of The Whisky TopicCulinary Stage
8:00PMFriday Night Fights To End Cancer Boxing Ring
9:30PMLast Call
9:45PMTaps Off
10:00PMDoors Close
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#TGE2017 SATURDAY SCHEDULE

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is THIS WEEKEND, Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. Doors open at Noon. At 2pm, The Culinary Stage kicks off at 2pm and the Main Stage kicks off at 2pm with In Conversation with Joe Carter and Robbie Alomar. Tickets available at the door for $35. Online tickets can be purchased right up until 7:30pm on Saturday.

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Show ScheduleMain Stagelocation
12:00PMDoors Open
2:00PMChef Tonia WilsonCulinary Stage
2:00PMIn Conversation with Joe Carter & Robbie AlomarMain Stage
3:00PMChef Lindsey Greflund: Culinary instructor and Pastry Chef.Culinary Stage
3:00PMMeet & Greet with Joe Carter & Robbie AlomarThe Gentlemen's Lounge
4:00PMMark Bylok of The Whisky TopicCulinary Stage
4:30PMTweed: Know Your CannabisMain Stage
6:00PMRachel Bies: Real Food Chef & NutritionistCulinary Stage
6:00PMIn Conversation with Darcy Tucker & Curtis JosephMain Stage
7:00PMMeet & Greet with Darcy Tucker & Curtis JosephThe Gentlemen's Lounge
7:00PMMichelle Tham: Head of Education at Labatt Breweries of CanadaCulinary Stage
8:00PMChef Jason Nolan of Cheese BoutiqueCulinary Stage
9:30PMLast Call
9:45PMTaps Off
10:00PMDoors Close
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Let There Be Wine!

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests & experiences to help educate and entertain audiences. The Gentlemen’s Expo is Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. Please welcome Eugene Mlynczyk of Ravenswood Wines. There will be samples of wine and cheese for the first 50 people seated at the Culinary Stage at 6:30pm.

  • WHO: Eugene Mlynczyk of Ravenswood Wines
  • WHAT: Ravenswood Wine & Cheese Demo
  • WHEN: FRIDAY, NOV. 24th
    • 6:30pm-7:30pm – Ravin’ for Ravenswood

Ravin For Ravenswood

It’s all about big, bold Zinfandel wines in this detailed Wine 101 session with Ravenswood. Ravenswood helped relaunch Zinfandel in California – the big, red stuff, not the wimpy “white” version! Hear (and taste) all about it with Eugene Mlynczyk, Master of Wine, one of only five in Canada. Eugene will tell the story of Zin through four hand-selected Ravenswood wines including one of their top-gun single vineyard bottlings, matched with several cheeses courtesy of our friends at the Cheese Boutique.

 

Eugene Mlynczyk’s love of wine began in California while studying at Stanford University in the 1980s, where he earned his BA in Painting and Drawing (and later his MFA in Painting at Indiana University). Eugene’s interest in wine grew after his return home to Toronto, Canada, with a focus on the local Niagara region. Eugene started studying wine in earnest in the late 1990s and launched a new career in the wine trade in 2001 as he also completed his WSET Diploma.

His current role is Luxury Portfolio Manager atConstellation Brands, where he is responsible for selling a global range of wines to Vintages, the specialty division of the LCBO, and actively supporting Luxury Wine sales across the country. With the support of many, Eugene became a Master of Wine in 2015, one of only five in Canada. His Research Paper topic was on local VQA Sparkling Wines. When not tasting and talking about wine, Eugene focuses on family activities, and can often be found running in the woods competing in his favourite sport, orienteering.

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6 More Things We’re Looking Forward To Seeing at #TGE2017

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There are hundreds of products, services and ‘stuff’ on offer at The Gentlemen’s Expo. Every aisle you turn down, you’ll be sure to discover something new and something awesome. Here’s another short list of some items from brands that we are pretty excited about…

False Ox

Your cocktail will never be the same. False Ox are the purveyors of all natural, hand-crafted organic Shrubs and Switchels. They believe in using the highest-quality natural and organic products possible. Shrubs were the first cocktail mixer. False Ox Botanical Shrubs are created with an ancient technique to make modern drinks that include the health benefits of organic apple cider vinegar. False Ox Switchels are perfectly balanced and made with 100% natural ingredients. Organic apple cider vinegar, organic cane sugar, and ginger work together in harmony to create a naturally delicious alternative to artificial energy drinks. These Switchels are also versatile. They can be enjoyed as an invigorating tonic that contributes to wellness, or used as a mixer in a cocktail or mocktail and even added to lemonade or iced tea. Can’t wait to sample it at #TGE2017!

We Are VR

Come to #TGE2017, slip on a headset and be transported to pretty much anywhere you want. VR is so cool and you can check out the full immersive experience courtesy of WEARVR. Founded in early 2014 as an incubator project between Dubit and KZero, WEARVR isthe leading independent Virtual Reality App store. They host and promote over 2,000 VR games and experiences, across a wide range of genres. From roller coasters, driving and flying sims through to 360-degree videos, social apps and jump scares, you’ll find them all on WEARVR.

Wully Outerwear

Wully is the next big thing in outerwear. Come to #TGE2017 and try them on for size. Wully Outerwear is an ethical lifestyle brand that designs and manufactures premium outerwear in Canada. Born from alove of wildlife and a vision of vegan outerwear, they strive to make the highest-quality jackets available worldwide, while leaving behind positive social impact along the way. Their goal is to deliver products that leave you feeling warm—both inside and out.

Honey Original

Beards are a symbol of honour, godliness, masculinity, and wisdom. Yes, some bearded barons have defiled this image of virtue and some will continue to do so, but that does not change the glorious intention of the hair that flourishes down the jawbones of a man. Honey Original is the beard oil you have been looking for.

Park Lane Cleaners

They clean. They alter. They launder (clothes). They tailor. They are environmentallyfriendly. They do it all! If you haven’t found your ‘got-to’ dry cleaner yet, then we are pleased to introduce you to Park Lane . Wait till you meet the team at #TGE2017. You’re gunna be impressed.

Investors Group

Managing money is tough. Where should your money go? Who should put it there? What are all those acronyms??? Chill out, that‘s why we invite Investors Group to #TGE2017.  They provide complete and comp rehensive Financial Planning Servicesfor Gentlemen & Families including RRSP, TFSA’s, RESP’s, Tax Planning, Risk Protection, Insurance, Banking including Mortgages, Loans and Lines of Credit, as well as complete Business, Group Benefit and Estate Planning Solutions. 

There’s a quick rundown of some our most anticipated partners at #TGE2017. Come to #TGE2017 is you’re into: style, grooming, health, fitness, food, drink, sports, entertainment, cars, bikes, and pretty much anything that involves living and being better!

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The #TGE2017 Drinks Menu

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Recently we told you all about the FOOD OPTIONS at #TGE2017. We also shared all of the ATTRACTIONS you’ll be able to see at #TGE2017. Then we told you about Jays Legends Robbie Alomar and Joe Carter, along with Leafs Legends Darcy Tucker and Curtis Joseph.  We also threw in some news about Friday Night Fights To End Cancer. All this news and info was great, but we felt something was missing. Then it hit us – while we were having a ‘end of day’ cocktail at our office… What’s there to drink at TGE2017? Very fair question. Here’s our list of beer, whisky, spirits and wine. You’ll have to find out what exact brands, mixed drinks and more, by actually coming to the show.

Drink Menu at #TGE2017… 

  • Ravenswood Wine

  • Havana Club

  • Whitley Neill Gin

  • Goose Island Brewing Company

  • Crown Royal

  • Hop House 13

  • Johnnie Walker

  • Tanqueray No 10

  • Ciroc Ultra Premium

  • Bulleit

  • Budweiser

  • Jim Beam

  • Toki Whisky

  • McAuslan Brewing Inc.

  • Great Lakes Brewery

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5 Reasons To Come To #TGE2017

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5 Reasons To Come To #TGE2016 from November 24-25, 2017 at MTCC North Building.

5) You’ll Learn Something. Walking thru #TGE2017 will be like walking thru your favourite men’s magazine. We hand pick our exhibitors. We want the most knowledgable people on the most relevant topics to be there for you. Subject matter experts: whether it’s suiting, grooming, drinks or pretty much anything related to the #BeBetter lifestyle. Strike up a conversation and you will not be disappointed.

4) Your Next Favourite Drink. Bartenders & Mixologists will be live and present each and every day. Yes, you may be amazed at some of the bottle flipping, but go a little deeper and you’ll be sure to see your favourite cocktail being made. Or maybe it’s your ‘next’ fav cocktail. Watch, learn, sample … and make sure you take away some pointers for making it yourself.

3) Like-Minded People. One thing you can guarantee at #TGE2017 is that you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people. We may all have a different style or a unique look, but one thread that connects us all is that we want to #BeBetter. The vibe on the floor is so cool, because every single gentleman or gentlewoman shares this common goal. Listen, learn, participate. Be sure to talk to people. Strangers will become friends. The experience of #TGE2017 is like nothing else.

2) Shopping. You’ll be surrounded by clothes, footwear, gear, and accessories. Get fitted for that custom suit. Try on those new boots. Add a tie-bar, leather bracelet and a maybe a new scarf. You may even leave with a whole new look. Make sure you take pictures of your purchases and tag them #BeBetter and #TGE2017.

1) #BeBetter. It’s what we preach. It could be as simple a new pomade for your hair or as large as solving world issues. Just by coming to #TGE2017 you have already taken the right step – and we thank you. We encourage you to try and sample as much as you can over the course of our two day event (Nov 24-25) and then put everything you soak up into practice in your life. Share the knowledge with your friends and keep the cycle going.  See you soon.

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The Rick Mercer Report Stops by The Gentlemen’s Expo

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Hey! Still feeling the aftermath of The Gentlemen’s Expo 2016? We don’t blame you… It’s been a few months now and we still can’t get over how awesome of a weekend it really was.

Luckily, our friends over at The Rick Mercer Report helped us relive the excitement last night on their new episode which features Rick at our annual event.

Check out the video clip below and see what it means to #BeBetter!

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