Throwing an event is one thing. Throwing a fantastic event that delivers an amazing guest experience is a whole other story! All the elements that lead to some of the best events you’ve ever attended are often the result of multiple interacting elements far greater than the sum of their parts. Fabulous décor, food, and music are, of course, all vital elements appealing to our basic senses, but if we want our event to truly stand out, it’s important that we take steps toward having our events to appeal to a unique feeling or experience that will fully engage your clients.
We’re always looking to keep things fresh, so we scoured the Toronto event scene and compiled these great entertainment ideas that are sure to help bring your event to the next level!
As an industry award winner known for raising industry standards, Cirque Revolution certainly knows how to put on an awe-inspiring show! We’re talking about Juno-Award winning performances! Not only do they employ some of the most jaw-dropping contortionists and dancers, their spunky aerial circus flyers will leave you holding on to the edge of your seats! So yea, you can rest assured that their customer service is A+ quality.
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A Comedy Magic Show
Described as a five-star non-stop laughing riot, Brent and Sarah, Toronto Magicians are a magic act, with a comedic twist, that you will not want to miss! While most magicians aspire psychological misdirection to invoke speechless awe, this wife and husband duo would rather keep you laughing until you can’t breathe with their golden comedic timing! Did we mention that they are BOTH magicians? Yup, no one is the other’s assistant; they would much prefer to utilize an audience member – and it could be YOU!
Easy to handle and perfect for every age group, Superior Events Group‘s Giant Lite-Brite Board is bigger and brighter than ever! This giant version of a timeless childhood classic is just the perfect non-invasive option to provide both a visual impact and interactive activity.
8 to 10 ft tall LED robot performers with lasers and confetti guns – need we say more? Even if your event wasn’t initially a futuristic rave, it will be the moment TI Bots walk into the room! With flashing neon lights, sparkles, and Daft Punk-esque excitement, this will truly be a memorable experience for everyone in sight!
Hawaiian Dance Show
Bring the true spirit of Hawaii to your party with The Hawaiian Dance Company! And this isn’t some Sunday brunch talent show either. We’re talking professional and authentic Hawaiian dancers AND fire twirlers! How cool is that?! Not to mention, they are Ontario’s only authentic Hawaiian fire show since the 1970’s. We are truly blessed with how Toronto is such an inviting multicultural city!
If signature and smoking cocktails are your thing, then you’ll definitely want BarChef Toronto at your next event. With all drinks made-to-order right before your eyes, you’ll want to make sure you and your guests have your phones handy when you grab a drink! Talk about the ultimate cocktail experience, these drinks are – quite literally – fire!
Live Event Artist
Olga Pankova - Live Event Artist isn’t your regular run-of-the-mill artist. Specializing in capturing the very special and important moments of your live event, she has made quite a name for herself in the event industry! Your guests will love seeing themselves transforming on her magnificent canvas, and you will be able to bring home a memorable mural of the night completely unique to photographs. She is truly a one-of-a-kind addition to your event!
A Magic Show
Wouldn’t it be amazing if international award winning magician and mentalist, Mega Magic - Mike D'Urzo were to entertain guest at your event?! This 6-time recipient of the “Performer of the Year” award presented by Festivals & Events Ontario, and accredited with numerous television appearances and other impressive awards, knows exactly how to hypnotize your crowd; he is not just a magician, he is also a skilled mentalist as a member of the prestigious Canadian Association of Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
Live Infographic Art
If you’re looking to spice up your next marketing event, conference, seminar, training session etc., consider hiring Visualtalks - Live Drawing – who says learning can’t be fun!? The team at visualtalks will live illustrate the information being presented on a large whiteboard in order to increase engagement from attendees, enhance retention and understanding, and create a beautiful summary of information to look back on. What a fun way to learn, and let’s face it, most of us are visual learners anyway!
The team at Photo Mosaic Media takes your typical photo booth fun to a whole new level by creating a gorgeous wall mosaic with everyone’s combined photo booth photos! Cool right? Our only question is – who gets to keep the finished product?!
Sometimes you don’t need to stray far from the classics to keep your guests happy. With over 24 years of bringing the flair to all sort of events, Blue Star Pyrotechnics and Fireworks is basically one of the few legal options for you to set off HUGE fireworks in Canada! We’re talking all kinds of spectacular shapes and sizes limited only by your imagination; you can even request them timed to music! How cool is that?
Lions, dragons, and Kung Fu – sounds like an epic time to us! Home to Canada’s National Lion & Dragon dance Team with numerous National and International awards, Wushu Project will blow you away with their martial arts prowess and extreme stunts! Not only are they Canada’s lion dance company in the wedding industry, they are not limited to just costume choreography; Shaolin Kung Fu and Health Qiqong performances are also available.
Ice Skating Show
If you thought figure skating was just for winter, you thought wrong, and the team at Glisse on Ice Shows will prove it to you! Over the years, they’ve worked hard to show everyone that the beauty of figure skating shouldn’t be restricted to one season, or place – it can be brought anywhere at any time with their synthetic indoor skating stage! So, if you have a love for the sport and need some elegant entertainment that will ‘wow’ your guests, don’t you move – they’ll come to you!
If a memorable real mural with sparks of realism doesn’t stroke your fancy then a talented caricature team like Art Smart Caricature Design just might! Always hilarious and interesting to see your cartoon self, caricature art is a perfect addition to any event!
Since the legalization of marijuana in Canada, High Bar Hospitality & Event Group sure didn’t waste any time to establish itself as Canada’s first luxury cannabis event company! In high time someone did, wouldn’t you agree? Hop on board the cannabis train and take your event to the next level with your favourite bud-tenders!
Since 2005, Pop! Event Management has been adept at providing events exactly what they need to pop off. They truly are the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to providing unique party rentals and activities; from air hockey tables to inflatable games, you see it, you like it, you want it, you got it!
There’s a reason why casino themes will never go out of style, and now you can bring some of that addictive charm to your event with the help of iEvent Rentals. From the ability to host a full-scale poker tournament to having a few slot machines, whatever your game of choice, they’ve got the supply and staff to liven up the party! What a jackpot deal!
Whether you’re popping champagne for a wedding or playing peek-a-boo at baby showers, tarot readings offer a sprinkle of magic, sealing old tales and starting new ones. For Hilary, The Tarotologist, it’s not just readings; it’s an experience!
At Henna Planet, where Quin weaves her calm magic, guests don’t just leave with memories; they leave with an ever-deepening henna masterpiece, a mark of their shared enchantment. Breathe in the soothing lavender as Quin’s artistry transforms skin into canvas, ensuring every question and henna whim is catered to. With Henna Planet, it’s more than just body art; it’s a fragrant journey into personalized expression.
Step right up to Willow & Stems‘ Flower Bar! As guests sip and nibble, they’re adorned with the freshest of blooms, turning every entrance into a floral affair. Opt for the Bouquet Bar, and they’ll be hand-picking stems, wrapped on-the-spot with a rustic touch.
Mobile Axe Throwing
Aim for unforgettable? Bullseye Axe Throwing is on target! Can’t make it to them? No worries, they’ve been wheeling their way to you since 2015. Fully insured, equipped, and with an arsenal of options for any event type, they guarantee your gathering is not just fun, but axe-traordinary! From backyard bashes to corporate clashes, they’re a cut above the rest.
Team Painting Party
Roll up those sleeves and grab a brush! Dive into the colours of team painting with You & I Paint. Who knew the office’s next Picasso was sitting two desks away? As brushes dance on canvas, witness the masterpiece of teamwork unfold. It’s not just about creating art; it’s about rediscovering camaraderie, kindling creativity, and painting a brighter company culture.