Tuesday, 14 April 2015

140th Anniversary Gala Dinner - April 23rd

Join us on Thursday, April 23rd for The National Club's 140th anniversary gala dinner.  Enjoy an evening filled with fine wine, gourmet food and exceptional entertainment.

CTV and TSN Sports Television personality Rod Black will be our Master of Ceremonies for a fun-filled evening, with lots of surprises. Special guests will include past Presidents and Honorary Life Members. Their dedication and contributions played a major role in the success we enjoy today as one of Canada’s leading Private Clubs with our rich and celebrated heritage.

Just announced... Our musical entertainment will be performed by Juno Award winner, Toronto singer/songwriter Sean Jones. “Magnetic”, “Captivating” and “Genuinely soulful” are just a few of the accolades describing Sean Jones; a performer whose international stock is on the rise. His interpretive performances of R&B and Soul classics have wooed fans from across Canada and the US. Sean has shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Cole, David Foster and The Tenors to name a few.

Executive Chef James Stewart will prepare an elegant five-star menu along with champagne and wines from our extensive cellar to commemorate our special milestone anniversary.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015

Meet Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF - March 31st

Join us March 31, 2015, for an exclusive evening at The National Club with Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival.

On March 31, 2015, The National Club Cinephile Society will welcome Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. This will be a rare and exclusive chance to peek behind the scenes at TIFF, now one of the world’s foremost film festivals. Discover why Cameron Bailey has twice been named one of “Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People” by Toronto Life magazine. Bring some friends or reserve a corporate table.

The National Club will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to TIFF, so you will be helping to support this important cultural charity.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Games Night!

March 19, 2015 at 6:30 ~ The National Club’s Innovations Committee has come up with a fun-filled event for everyone who’s enjoyed playing those wonderful “Board Games.” Our first-ever Games Night, hosted by Winnie Go and members of the Innovations Committee, will take place on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm in the Billiards Room on the 4th floor. The games for the evening will be Scrabble, Connect-4 and Euchre.

Come on out and enjoy playing some of these nostalgic games with your fellow members and guests. A selection of light snacks and finger foods will be served throughout the evening.

COST: $20.00 PER PERSON + HST ● TIME: 6:30 PM

Friday, 27 February 2015

Anne of Green Gables at the National Club

Did you know The National Club was one of the external sets for the movie "Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story" (2000)?

The director decided that The National Club was perfect to stand in for a London hotel. You might not place it immediately because the buildings to the north of the Club were CGI-ed out with a massive green screen and replaced with what looks like Regent Street from the actual London. The director's description of the challenges of shooting on Bay Street and the technical requirements are below, along with some fuzzy screen captures form the movie itself. You will recognize our front door and railing with our logo.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Blast From the National Club's Past

In preparation for the Club's 140th anniversary celebrations our Past President Stephen Lautens has been searching for some of the early artifacts and documents of The National Club.

Deep in the back of the National Club's vault he found a metal box. It contained a treasure trove of 100+ year old documents, all perfectly preserved. No one at the Club had seen them in living memory. They included the lease from the original clubhouse (1874-1907) at 89 Bay Street ($50 a month), all the documents relating to raising the money to build the new clubhouse (1905-07), the construction documents, and early letters from members grumbling about getting time on the pool tables and limits on betting at cards.

One amusing exchange was from 1915 when a member complained at having been "disturbed" and asked to leave the Club at 1:10 AM while still playing billiards.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Winterlicious On Now!

Our prix fixe "Winterlicious" menu is on from now until February 13th for both lunch and dinner. Don't forget to try the Braised Beef Short Rib and Lobster Ravioli “Surf and Turf”.