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.
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.
PhotoBooth 2 Go’s trained attendants set up and operate shutter-happy booths at weddings, sporting events, large parties, or awareness gatherings for charitable events, with specific backdrops and props to complement the occasion. Booths arrive ready to snap unlimited photo strips of smiling faces adorned in provided goofy props and accessories, including hats, boas, and invisibility cloaks. After the festivities, hosts can relive them with a flash drive loaded with all of the event's images and a memory book with the guests' handwritten notes interspersed amid the pictures.
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.
Some celebrations are too important for a few wine bottles and a cooler full of beer. That's where Canadian Bar Company comes in?their professional drink experts set up a full bar for party guests, complete with decor. With a combined 20 years in the industry, their know-how goes far beyond mixing cocktails and opening beer bottles with their minds, as they possess full alcohol-service liability insurance and offer consults to their clients for licensing and permits. The bartenders even provide a bit of entertainment?their cocktail-making shows are as educational as they are fun, as guests learn to make their own cocktails to enjoy both at the party and later at home.