The Wedding Bells Are Ringing – So What’s Your Meeting ID?

2020 was going to be the best year yet.

Your invitations were sent out, you purchased the dress, you lined up the perfect photographer and have a great DJ booked.  This is going to be the best day of your life.

Fast forward to March and wow how things have changed.

Brides-to-be all over the world have been thrown a curve ball that not even Alanis Morissette could have predicted in her famous song Ironic.

So where do you go from here?  After all, you’ve spent countless hours planning for the day that would signify the start of the rest of your lives.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic halting all gatherings over 5 people, couples are left with a tough decision – cancel, reschedule, or improvise?

Cancelling surely isn’t an option when you ask most and rescheduling will be quite tough given the large number of people in the same position as you.

That only leaves one option.  Improvise.

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s to think outside of the box and many are utilizing technology to fill the void where human interaction used to play such a large part.

So why not say your “I Do’s” virtually?

This new trend seems to be taking over as couples can now be married via the popular video meeting app Zoom.  This April 2020 article from The Verge shows how happy couples worldwide have utilized the internet to tie the knot with all of their guests in attendance, well sort of.

Although your loved ones will not be there to walk you down the aisle, they won’t be left missing out on the festivities.

So what do you need to make your wedding day a “virtual wedding day”?

It’s simple. You need a venue that can provide you with a large enough space and the reliable technology required to host your big day.

That’s where we come in.

At The Rostie Group, our wide array of spaces are fully equipped to make your special day a success.  With state of the art video meeting technology and reliable connections, we’ll be sure to take care of everything, leaving you time to concentrate on those important vows.

For more information about saying yes to your big day at The Rostie Group, please visit or call (416) 214-1840.

Training Room

The Training Room Difference

Despite being largely made of the same space, there is a distinct difference between a meeting room, and a training room.

A meeting room can be fully equipped with all the tech necessary to run your meeting, (and our rooms here at Toronto Meetings certainly do) but to meet with your staff, you need the space, the seating and the table. Those are the essential ingredients.

For a training room, however, not only does that tech have to be there, but it also has to be state-of-the-art. Most commonly a training session will occur in a larger room, with several attendees. It may be difficult to broadcast your voice all the way to the end of the room, or they may have to see something on a larger screen that they are unable to on their smaller laptop, or mobile screens.

Additionally, being in a training room is more of an experience, rather than a service. A meeting may last only a few hours, but a training session can run all day, maybe even multiple days. The room has to be prepared for that. Your attendees have to be able to start the session and end it, potentially several days later, in comfort. Uncomfortable spaces will lead to poor knowledge retention. Definitely not the result you’re looking for.

When choosing a room for your next training session, make sure to pick a space that can accommodate all the attendees. You’ll also want to pick a layout that fits the room, and allows everyone a clear and unobstructed view of the head of the session. As well as of any screens and other visual aids used.

All of these details make for the training room “difference”. Not every gathering is the same, nor should it be treated the same. Which is why here at Toronto Meetings, we are flexible enough to provide rooms that match your needs.

So take a look at our available rooms, and book your training room today!