Love Child Social House held their spring preview on April 10, 2019 at 69 Bathurst Street, on the southeast corner of Bathurst and King. If you’ve ever driven north on Bathurst and questioned what that neon heart sign belonged to, then read on to discover what hides behind the pink double doors just beneath it. Torontonicity was invited to the seasonal launch and we had a chance to play in the space!
The 7500-square-foot Love Child Social House allows for a diverse range of events and spatial arrangements: corporate gatherings, live music, holiday parties, even yoga sessions. The blank-canvas-quality to this space really does make it a social club with a wide range of possibilities – not just an evening spot for drinks, but also a daytime space to connect with others.
One feature that stood out was the performance area that could double as a wedding party area. The small area is elevated, and visibility runs the length of the venue, making it ideal for an intimate wedding. For the launch, the Love Child team booked Toronto’s own Josephine, known as @jayemkayem on insta!
A cute design element seen throughout the space for the launch was cheeky neon signage. Don’t be surprised if you see these all over your feed after major events!
As with any great event space, Love Child Social House has a list of recommended caterers and many of them were present for the opening. Guests were treated to delicious treats from Daniel et Daniel, Calii Love, Peter & Pauls, and the Food Dudes! We went for Daniel et Daniel and tried their Poblano Caesar Chicken: sautéed greens, roasted poblano, green goddess dressing, and corn fritters. Light, flavourful, and the chicken was moist – so delicious.
A fun feature at the launch, and an element I would recommend for any booking, is the oversized tabletop games! Love Child had a foosball table, an oversized chess board, and two oversized Jenga sets out at the opening. They’re worth inquiring about for any social gathering.
The artwork in the space is all heart- and love-themed and allows for gorgeous pops of colour in the space.
Keep an eye out for events held at Love Child Social House, as attending may lead to inspiration for your own upcoming event. The team at Love Child is also incredibly helpful and passionate about what they do, so hit them up at Love Child Social House with any questions you have that may require clarification. Comment down below if you’re looking for an event space and think this may be a good option, or if you’ve attended an event at the 69 Bathurst Street heritage space currently occupied by Love Child Social House!