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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | Posted in: Coming Soon, News, Press

There’s a new look for Yaletown this year! You may have even seen it on a Canada Line train already.

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Working with the Yaletown-based ad agency, Spring Advertising, we’ve begun rolling the new branding. Be on the lookout as the new look for Yaletown changes – we’ll even be rolling out a new website this summer!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 | Posted in: News, Press

Yaletown AGM 2014

The Yaletown BIA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on June 27, 2014. During the AGM, Yaletown business-owners/managers will learn about upcoming plans for the neighbourhood including marketing and beautification initiatives. Following the meeting will be a short briefing from Metro Vancouver on the upcoming changes to the city’s recycling policies.

The Yaletown BIA Annual General Meeting is open to members only. All businesses within commercial spaces in the city defined boundaries are Yaletown members – click here to see if your business is within the Yaletown boundaries or call the Yaletown BIA at (604) 683-7473.

Details:

  • Where: Hamilton Street Grill – 1009 Hamilton St, Vancouver BC
  • When: Friday, June 27, 2014 starting at 9:00am
  • Pre-registration required for voting rights Pre-registration is now closed. You may register to attend, but you will not receive voting rights at this time

To register your attendance at the AGM, click here »

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, but wish to assign a proxy*, download proxy form »

* For your proxy to qualify for a vote, authorization must be received no less than 21 days prior to the meeting. Your proxy must be a qualified member within the Yaletown BIA.
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 | Posted in: News, Press

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TripAdvisor has awarded Yaletown a Certificate of Excellence for earning top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to review, rank, and be a part of what makes Yaletown a great place to visit, live and work in.

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    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in: News

    Yaletown Presents: Discover Your Neighbourhood

    The 2014 Tourism Challenge is an annual tourism industry event, which allows industry professionals to discover attractions, hotels, and for the first time ever unique Vancouver neighbourhoods.

    From April 19 to May 31, 2014 expect to see over 19,000 tourism industry professionals enjoying and learning everything we can about Vancouver’s attractions so we are ready to welcome the world and share our passion and knowledge about all that our city and region have to offer.

    Are you a Tourism Challenge Participant? Discover Your Neighbourhood: Yaletown

    We invite tourism industry professionals to visit Yaletown and participate in the scavenger hunt to learn about all the things Yaletown has to offer. Yaletown is Vancouver’s premier dining district with over 80 food & beverage establishments within a 3-block radius. This historic neighbourhood was once a railway hub, but is now known for its bustling nightlife, unique boutiques, exquisite restaurants, and innovative companies.

    Five neighbourhoods have partnered together through an amateur photo contest, in conjunction with the Tourism Challenge,  to offer a truly memorable Vancouver experience. The winner of the photo contest will receive a prize package worth $2,500. To learn more about the photo contest visit Yaletown Tourism Challenge.

    We encourage tourism industry professionals to explore these unique Vancouver neighbourhoods; Yaletown, West End, Commercial Drive, Mount Pleasant and Gastown.

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      Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | Posted in: News, Press

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      Vancouver, B.C. (April 13, 2014) – Michael Doyle has been appointed President of Toptable Group, announced Francesco Aquilini, Managing Partner, Aquilini Group (AG).  In his new role, Mr. Doyle will be responsible for the overall operation and performance of the award-winning group comprising of four renowned restaurants – Araxi, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe, and West – as well as celebrated chocolaterie, patisserie, and cafe, Thierry.

      “I am thrilled to have Michael leading the Toptable Group team,” stated Aquilini.  “With over two decades of food and beverage management and operations experience, Michael will continue the legacy for which these extraordinary restaurants are known.”Mr. Doyle commenced his capacity as President of Toptable Group on March 18, 2014 and will work closely with Toptable Group founder Jack Evrensel – now engaged in a consulting capacity – for a seamless transition and continuity of the high-level experience guests have come to expect.

      Previously, Mr. Doyle served as Vice President, Food & Beverage as part of a ten-year career with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. In Toronto, he oversaw the food and beverage operations at the Air Canada Centre, BMO Field, and Ricoh Coliseum. He designed and built E11even and Real Sports Bar & Grill, which was voted North America sports bar of the year in 2010, both located in Maple Leaf Square.  Mr. Doyle spent ten years in senior management positions with The Club House Restaurant in California and The Walt Disney Company, and is currently part of the executive team at Aquilini Group.

      Mr. Doyle’s success in the industry can be attributed to his ongoing pursuit of excellence, unwavering passion and commitment to provide first-class food and premium hospitality experiences.

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      One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has four elegant, yet approachable, restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi, CinCin, Blue Water Cafe and West, as well as the chocolaterie, patisserie and café, Thierry. More information can be found online atwww.toptable.ca.MEDIA CONTACTS

      Lynn Gervais
      Communications Director
      lynn@toptable.ca
      604 836 8005

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        Friday, March 14th, 2014 | Posted in: News

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        TED opens in Vancouver on Monday, March 17 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

        The conference will for the first time provide free live stream access to accredited secondary school, university, library, community centre and NGO in the following communities: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, West Vancouver and Whistler.

        If you live or work in Yaletown there will be two accessible venues to watch TED live:

        • BC Place Stadium, Terry Fox Plaza, Jumbotron (outdoors)
        • Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

        The talks will stream live from 10:30 AM to 7:45 PM until March 21.

        TED Vancouver will be held March 17 – 21 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and a satellite event, TEDactive, will be located in Whistler.

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          Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 | Posted in: News

          Crispin Lipscomb

          As thousands of athletes get ready for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, halfpipe snowboarder Crispin Lipscomb was scrambling to raise funds for his Olympic dream two weeks before the event.

          The 34-year-old was an Olympian in 2006 at the Games in Torino, the only Canadian halfpipe competitor to advance to a final. He didn’t qualify for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics, and so decided to retire from competition and take up the equally challenging job of coaching: an experience full of adventure, to say the least.

          Crispin coached fellow snowboarder Katie Tsuyuki and was ecstatic when she qualified for the 2014 Games. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to travel to Sochi as a coach — so what did he do? He entered himself, of course. Crispin qualified to attend the Games on January 21, 2014, a mere week before training in Switzerland started. This meant he needed to fundraise — fast! Crispin was introduced to 6S Marketing through a mutual business connection, and a partnership was quickly formed. Crispin was not a shoe-in for the Olympics and did not have big corporate sponsors in place, so 6S Marketing was able to provide sponsorship funds to help with much-needed travel and equipment expenses.

          The Yaletown community is thrilled that 6S Marketing has generously chosen to support Crispin Lipscomb. That spirit is very much in keeping with the Olympic games and we hope it will inspire others to do something special for our Canadian athletes.

          We’re all eagerly awaiting Crispin’s debut on February 11th at 2 PM Sochi time.

          Source: 6S Marketing

           

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            Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 | Posted in: Coming Soon, News

            Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014

            JAN 17 – FEB 2, 2014

            Dine Out Vancouver returns this year from January 17th until February 2nd! This annual event invites you to try new restaurants and new menu items throughout the city by offering set menus at fixed prices of $18, $28 and $38.

            The list of participating restaurants and menus have been revealed, and this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival brings a record-setting 263 restaurants to the table. Go to dineoutvancouver.com and make your reservations today.

            Want to dine out for a year? Bring your smartphone with you to dinner and enter the Dine Out For a Year contest. Submit pictures and videos of your Dine Out experiences with Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and every day of the festival, one entrant chosen by a panel of judges will win a gift certificate to a participating restaurant. At the end of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, a Grand Prize winner will be selected among all submitted entries to take home 52 gift certificates to some of the city’s top restaurants.

            Participating restaurants and menus are now online at www.dineoutvancouver.com

            Find your dining experience in Yaletown at one of these participating restaurants:

            About Dine Out Vancouver Festival:

            Produced by Tourism Vancouver and presented by American Express, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a city-wide celebration of eating out, attracting tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies to Vancouver’s exceptionally diverse collection of restaurants for 17 days. Now in its 12th year, Canada’s largest restaurant festival allows diners to sample menus from hundreds of restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person) and many with suggested BC VQA pairings (available at an additional cost). Dine Out also features special hotel room rates and packages, plus a full menu of unique food-themed events, seminars and activities. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 runs from January 17 to February 2. Wines of British Columbia is a festival partner, and supplier partners include All You Need is Cheese and OneCoffee.  dineoutvancouver.com

            Tourism Vancouver’s focus is on building exceptional customer relationships with meeting planners, travel influencers, travel media and independent tourists.  The organization’s brand essence is about “exceeding expectations”.

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              Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | Posted in: Coming Soon, News
              Find a party in Yaletown this New Year’s Eve!
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              Photo Credit: Gabriel Pollard

              From upbeat dancing to laid back relaxing, Yaletown has your New Year’s Eve party.  We’re constantly adding more parties to this list as they’re announced.

              Here’s our latest list of Yaletown venues where you can ring in the new year on Dec 31, 2013.
              (Prices are subject to change)


              Bar None (1222 Hamilton St): New York, New York NYE 2014

              The city that never sleeps will be transported to Yaletown this New Year’s Eve as Bar None brings you right into the heart of Time Square, New York, New York!  And it doesn’t stop there, we will be giving away a 3 night, VIP trip for two to NYC to see one of the world’s top DJs at a premiere New York nightclub.  Then usher in the New Year with complimentary champagne at the stroke of midnight while DJ’s Downlowe & Relik keep the dance floor pumpin’ with open format hits til 4am.

              10pm – 4am | $25 Early Bird | Tickets available from Clubzone click here


              Glowbal Grill (1079 Mainland St): Celebrate the Yaletown way!

              Join us for a pre-celebration dinner from 4:30pm where guests can enjoy all of their glowbal grill favorites, along with a feature Gala Platter Menu! Come in to AFTERglow for your New Year’s countdown and celebrate over cocktails!

              4:30pm till late | $48 NYE Platter | Reservations contact info@glowbalgrill.com or (604) 602-0835


              Hamilton Street Grill (1009 Hamilton St): NYE

              Join us to ring in the New Year with our wine and food pairing event. Enjoy a multi course meal paired with selected wines in an intimate setting.
              Canapes at 8:30, dinner seating shortly after.

              8:30pm till late | $85 | (604) 331-1511 for reservations


              Killjoy (1120 Hamilton St): Midnight in Paris

              Bonsoir! Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in the city of light as Yaletown’s only basement nightclub takes you to Midnight in Paris! Experience the thrill of  Paris while dancing the night away with Parisian inspired decor, french maids and sexy mimes as we ring in the New Year with great party favours and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight with special guest DJ ZAK SANTIAGO rockin’ the dance floor til 4am with open format hits.

              9pm – 4am | $25 Early Bird | Tickets available from Clubzone click here


              The New Oxford / Hooker’s Green (1144 Homer St): New Year’s Eve 2014

              Dinner and dancing

              8pm – late | $35 Early Bird | Tickets available from Clubzone, click here


              Society (1257 Hamilton St): NYE at SOCIETY Yaletown

              Yaletown’s biggest and best New Year’s celebration! The party commences at 9:00pm – tickets are $100.00 and  include a limited open bar, canapés, midnight countdown and balloon drop!

              Heading elsewhere for midnight? Join us for an early dinner from 4:30-7:00pm.

              9pm – late | $100 | Reservations contact info@society-grg.ca or (604) 629-8800


              V Lounge (1095 Mainland St. above Earl’s Yaletown): Party for a Cure

              Escape from the typical New Year’s Eve event this year and join us for something different. You will be treated to an intimate party with amazing hors d’oeuvres, fun casino games, a champagne toast, and your favourite music all night long.

              All in support of the BC Cancer Foundation!

              8pm – 2am | $50 | Tickets available from Clubzone, click here


              Hosting a New Year’s Eve party and don’t see it listed here? Email Bert with your party details
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                Thursday, November 28th, 2013 | Posted in: News, Press

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                For the first time ever, twelve Vancouver area business improvement associations have united to kick off a city-wide initiative called Black Friday Vancouver. From November 29th to December 1st, Vancouver retailers, spas and restaurants will be offering amazing deals and activities to drive holiday sales and keep locals shopping at home.

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