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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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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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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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