Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Halloween Photos - Our 2014 Spooktacular

In case you missed it, here are some photos from our 2014 Halloween bash put on by our indefatigable Cinephile Society. Great food, great costumes and a scary movie. What could be better?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Halloween at the National Club? Scary movies? Costumes? Of course!

Our own Cinephile Society loves Halloween in a big way, and this year we celebrate on Thursday, October 30, with our second annual Halloween spook-tacular at the National Club! The Cinephile Society will present The Conjuring (2013), one of the highest grossing horror films ever!

Halloween costumes are encouraged—we’ll have a camera ready!

After a cash bar reception and a gourmet dinner with wine, our host Thom Ernst will talk about some of the reasons why The Conjuring was so highly acclaimed by critics. After the movie, Thom will facilitate an exchange between the audience and our real-life ghostbuster guests.

Our Guests:

Peter Roe is a paranormal investigator and Assistant Director of The Searcher Group. He will explain the origins of The Searcher Group and how investigations into the paranormal are conducted. We look forward to hearing about some of his experiences.

Amanda K is an intuitive medium who has assisted The Searcher Group with investigations by providing additional insight into the nature of and reasons for the presence of spirit in a particular location.

For reservation information and time details, see the flyer attached. It’ll be a scream!

Karen Gilmour and Ann Echlin
for the National Club Cinephile Society

Monday, 6 October 2014

National Club Receives the "Club of the Year" Award

National Club General manager Bill Morari and Past President Stephen Lautens
were on hand in Banff, Alberta, to receive the CSCM's "Club of the Year" Award.
Last Sunday at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Club Managers The National Club was formally presented with the 2013-14 "Club of the Year" Award.

The National Club was recognized in the large club category for its work with the community (particularly our annual Giving Back charity dinner), innovation, governance, and our exciting new rooftop patio addition.

Congratulations to our Board, management, staff and members for making this recognition possible.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Rooftop Patio Canopy Installation

Something new when you come to the Club on Monday. Our rooftop patio now has a full canopy over the east deck. It has been set up to accommodate both rain days and increasingly chilly weather to extend our members' enjoyment of our new signature facility.

Stop by and have a look.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Dinner with John Baird - October 2nd

The Alma Children's Education Foundation and The National Club cordially invite you to dinner with the Hon. John Baird in support of The Alma Children's Education Fund on October 2, 2014.

To purchase a table or ticket, contact Pamela Smith :

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Cost: Tables $2500 (10 tickets)
Tickets $275
Where: The National Club, 303 Bay St., Toronto

Tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the ticket/table cost.

Proceeds will go to the Alma Children’s Education Foundation, a micro-philanthropy organization supporting grassroots education projects in Latin America.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Annual Fine Wine Dinner - September 24th

The National Club Wine Committee is proud to present a tasting of world renowned Italian wines at this year’s Annual Black Tie Fine Wine Dinner. Members and guests will have the opportunity to taste a excellent selection of regional Italian wines from some of the top acclaimed wine producers in Italy.

The wines for the evening will include the Gaja Brunello di Montalcino, Banfi Poggio all’Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Antinori Solaia, Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc, Silvio Grasso Barolo Ciabot Manzoni, and the Masi Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella. These wines consistently receive high scores and much praise from wine advocate Robert Parker.

National Club Wine Committee member Margaret Swaine will be our guest moderator throughout this special evening. Among her many journalistic positions and achievements, Ms. Swaine is a principal critic and partner with WineAlign—Canada’s largest and most popular online wine site. She has toured the globe many times over as a wine and restaurant critic, travel journalist, and feature writer. She currently pens the weekly food and wine travel column “Forks & the Road” for the National Post newspaper, and “Global Gourmet” column for Executive Chef James Stewart has created an exquisite Italian-themed menu perfectly suited to complement these magnificent wines.



For reservations, kindly R.S.V.P. at or to Margaret Creador by telephone at 416-364-3247, or email:

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The National Club WIns The CSCM 2014 Club of The Year Award

The National Club is very pleased to announce that it has been given the 2014 "Club of the Year Award" by the Canadian Society of Club Managers, the national professional society for those individuals involved in the club management profession in Canada.

The National Club won in the large club category for the 2013-14 year. Congratulations to our General Manager Bill Morari, staff and the Board of Directors for this singular honour. 

This is the first time The National Club has won this prestigious award. The award presentation will be in October at the CSCM Annual Meeting in Banff.