AdventureMania Inflatables turns yards and neighbourhood blocks into bustling amusement parks by renting everything from bouncy castles and slides to mazes, carnival games, dunk tanks, and clowns. Licensed through the Technical Standards and Safety Authority and backed by more than 10 years in the business, the company supplies small birthday parties or events as large as Canada Day and Celine Dion Look-Alike Day with everything needed for a reliable, adventurous, and safe event. The team of fun-makers can also help combat the stress of throwing a memorable party by setting up all the tables, tents, cotton-candy machines, inflatable obstacle courses, generators, and games needed.
ThePhotoBooth.ca enlivens events from corporate parties to weddings and bar mitzvahs with photo booths that utilize 10-megapixel cameras to capture high-resolution shots. Groups of up to eight people can complete three- or four-picture sessions in about a minute, and shots eject about 30 seconds later on high-quality photo paper in a choice of black-and-white, sepia, or colour. Rentals include unlimited photo sessions, allowing guests to try out a variety of backgrounds, real-time slideshows, and green screens that put subjects on their choice of Jupiter's moons. An on-site attendant—who also performs setup and tear-down—helps partygoers maximize the booth experience and explains how guests can view and share photos via logging on to a private web gallery, accessible for one year.
Employing professional broadcast equipment, the memory restorers at Toronto Home Movies weave threadbare tapes into a sleek tapestry of digital imagery. Adept analog whisperers gently coax VHS, HI8, 8MM, Digital 8, and MiniDV ($12.50 per hour) or film ($25 for 100 ft. of 16mm film) into selflessly giving their content to the 21st century. Audio/visual virtuosos ready home videos, old movies, and public service announcement collections for transfer with a thorough cleaning and conditioning. After technicians edit out reel markers and empty frames, computers step in to scrutinize and enhance every frame for optimal colour and clarity. Customers leave with a high-quality DVD that, like every sequel ever made, is a vast improvement on the original.
The caterers of Taste Fine Foods welcome the opportunity to cater corporate or formal events, ranging from business lunches to wedding receptions to cocktail parties. They deliver lunches, buffets, or barbecue packages augmented with custom menus, providing sandwiches piled with roast beef or hummus, salads, lasagna, or burgers. They also have a storefront where customers can pick up prepared foods made from scratch.
With foldable photo booths, Photo Stars Photo Booth quickly transports booths to all party destinations with a speedy 20-minute set-up time upon delivery. Designed for a clean-and-subtle look, its booths blend tastefully into events’ settings, whether at birthday parties, family reunions, or corporate events. Supported by a professional attendant and extras such as props and costumes, they also keep events spirited and memories lasting with colour or black-and-white postcard prints and photo strips.
At Vert Catering, head chef Pedro Dos Santos leans on years of professional experience and a Mediterranean culinary mindset to create wholesome meals out of local and organic food sources. The take-out menu is offered Wednesday–Friday and changes daily, although you might find pork goulash, fried polenta cakes, beef pot pie, or maple barley salad (check Vert's Facebook page for updates).
Catering options are more predictable. Assorted danishes and scones, trays of organic fruit, and croissandwiches show up at corporate breakfasts. Luncheons come to life with vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, hot meals of shepherd's pie or roast chicken, and hors d'oeuvres of corn cakes and empanadas. Also a caterer to the environment, Vert donates untouched food to local hostels, composts organic waste, and powers its building with carbon-neutral cold fusion.