Events: The Great Hall Hosts Grace Loves Lace’s Canadian Debut

Grace Loves Lace Toronto Concierge
Cult Australian favourite wedding dress designer Grace Loves Lace is coming to Canada for their exclusive debut, a Toronto Concierge event, only at The Great Hall, March 10-19, 2017.

It’s no surprise that North American brides-to-be have fallen hard for the luxurious, effortlessly unique yet surprisingly affordable wedding gowns Grace Loves Lace offers, just as much as Aussie ladies. Setting up shop on The Great Hall’s corner of West Queen West — a hot spot for Toronto style and creativity — was a clear choice for the fashion-forward brand.

From across their native Australia, to their new showroom in Venice, CA and on the wedding style circuit, Grace Loves Lave is recognized for creating bridal sanctuaries in bright spaces with high ceilings, their signature clean white, hardwood and timber floors, and vintage-inspired details. The Great Hall’s secluded Drawing Room makes a perfect fit for this GLL design statement with its dark wood floors, original Palladian arch and mullioned windows overlooking West Queen West, wrought iron chandelier and original 1889 architectural details. The Drawing Room’s sleek gourmet kitchen and grand bar will also be set with the sparkling wine, rose tea and nibbles that are a finishing touch to Grace Loves Lace concierge events.

Ontario brides are invited to submit their requests for a complimentary one-on-one Grace Loves Lace styling session appointment in Toronto online now. You and your guests will also have an opportunity to check out The Great Hall’s other three newly restored event venues, made for weddings, social occasions and other celebrations with groups from 10 to 300.

Be sure to register today for Grace Loves Lace Toronto Concierge, #GLLxTO, at The Great Hall. Then, let’s find “the dress” and get married, Toronto!  #GLLxTO
Dresses shown in photos include, from left to right, Grace Loves Lace’s Sofia, Gia, Arlo (with Roberta lace cape) and Soho styles. See more of their modern French lace creations right here.

Events: The Collections™ RE\SET Fashion at The Great Hall, February 6 & 7, 2017

The Great Hall is proud to serve as the host venue and a production partner when THE COLLECTIONS™ presents RE\SET Fashion, in collaboration with Robin Kay, on February 6 and 7, 2017. Held over two nights, RE\SET will feature a curated group of Canadian designers showcasing influential fashion throughout our recently restored historic Toronto venue at 1087 Queen St. W.

RE/SET is designed around three main objectives: to allow designer to connect with buyers, media and consumers; to re-form the traditional designer presentation model in a fresh direction, and to rethink Canada’s fashion identity while inspiring awareness.

Notable RE\SET designers include: Vogue’s Designer to Watch and DHL Exported winner, Sid Neigum; Forbes’ 2017 Art and Style ‘30 Under 30’ design duo, Beaufille; Toronto-based duo, Markoo; contemporary womenswear Hilary MacMillan; signature avant-garde brand, Pedram Karimi; satirical contemporary street brand WRKDEPT, and menswear lines Thomas Bálint and Klaxon Howl. RE\SET will also present a two-day showroom featuring ready-to-wear designers Namesake, Tara Rivas for TMR, S.P. Badu, Triarchy, accessory designers Dean Davidson, Krane, Cuchara, Dolorous, Uncuffed Leather, and shoes by Zvelle.

“The Great Hall has long been committed to supporting, nurturing and showcasing world-class artistic talent,” said Steve Metlitski, president of Triangle Development and owner of The Great Hall.

“Canada’s fashion industry is an integral part of our country’s arts and culture, and we are thrilled to provide the backdrop for Canada’s top design talent to showcase their collections this season.” READ FULL RE\SET PRESS RELEASE

Join the RE\SET Fashion event conversation by following or tagging @resetFSN and #resetFSN and via our The Great Hall Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feeds.

If you are interested in a production site or booking one of our four restored heritage venues, simply email

Weddings: Corynn Fowler Photography Styled Shoot, Conversation Room

At The Great Hall, we are fortunate to host both many weddings and celebrations, and, also, a growing number of  engagement, wedding and wedding fashion and industry photo shoots. Recently, we welcomed Corynn Fowler Photography, a wedding, engagement and lifestyle photographer based in Toronto and Collingwood, to our Conversation Room,  for a styled shoot with her friend Amy from Bridal Hair Collective.

Here’s some of what Corynn had to say about that shoot day:
“We were working at The Great Hall, one of Toronto’s stunning new venues this season.  It has just been renovated and re-opened as a beautiful, classic old Queen St. West building, with an elegant and minimalist vibe inside the airy white rooms.  It has tall windows and even taller ceilings, as well as a spectacular old stage theater complete with balconies and velvet drapes that filter in the most dreamy dramatic light.

I had no idea what a treat I was about to experience my first time shooting here, and immediately hopped-to scheduling more time to shoot at this amazing venue with the most inspiring light and a fabulous team of talented Toronto vendors.  This is the first part of 3 shoots from our work at The Great Hall, and I already can’t wait to share the rest with you!” SEE FULL STORY

Hair: NewHairLine
Makeup: HairBro
Dress:  SAJA from
Venue: The Great Hall, Conversation Room
Florals: Leaf and Bloom
Jewellery: Lilliane’s Fine Jewellery
Model: Rachel from Carolyn’s Talent

Interested in The Great Hall as a wedding or social event venue? For more information or to book a site visit, please email including your preferred wedding dates, approximate number of guests and any other key questions or requirements.

If you are looking at reserving one of our four restored heritage venues for a wedding or engagement photo shoot, trunk show or other professional booking, direct your request to We look forward to collaborating with you to find your ideal event space.

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