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Monday, November 26th, 2012

The Highland Companies Withdraws its Application for a Quarry in Melancthon Township

MELANCTHON TOWNSHIP, November 21, 2012 — The Highland Companies (Highland) announced today that it is withdrawing its application to develop a quarry in Melancthon Township. Highland also intends to discontinue its efforts to restore the rail corridor through Dufferin County. In addition, Highland announced that John Lowndes has resigned from his role as President and has no further involvement with the company.

“While we believe that the quarry would have brought significant economic benefit to Melancthon Township and served Ontario’s well-documented need for aggregate, we acknowledge that the application does not have sufficient support from the community and government to justify proceeding with the approval process,” said John Scherer of The Highland Companies.

Highland will continue to focus on its farms and on supplying its customers with high quality potatoes and other crops. The company is proud of the improvements it has made through modernizing equipment and storage facilities as well as enhancing food and worker safety.

On behalf of, The Canadian Chefs’ Congress, The David Suzuki Foundation and all of us, thank you!

Dancing Classrooms

Monday, September 10th, 2012

As a proud community partner and sponsor of Dancing Classrooms in Ontario, the Palais Royale takes this opportunity to wish this extra-ordinary Social Development program and its participating schools in Ontario a wonderful Academic Year 2012-13. Beyond dance, Dancing Classrooms is helping children in Ontario and across the globe to step out and shine as they head towards the future! Please see this wonderful promotional video of Dancing Classrooms Ontario.

The Palais Royale also extends special congratulations once again to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School. This team danced its way brilliantly against very stiff competition to win the coveted Palais Royale Grand Trophy at the Annual Colours of the Rainbow Dancing Classrooms Finals held this past June.

We invite other leaders from the corporate and business community to join the Palais Royale in supporting a program that’s truly changing lives and positively impacting entire communities especially those most in need.

Also, come on out and enjoy a delicious meal on the Lake at our Faith, Hope and Charity Luncheon Buffet Luncheon every Wednesday from noon – 3pm. Net proceeds benefit Dancing Classrooms Ontario and other selected local charities.

For more information visit

Casa Loma Unveils Upgrades

Monday, April 30th, 2012

By Carla Warrilow
Posted April 26, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT

TORONTO Casa Loma, the 100-year-old castle, museum, and event venue long popular with tourists, planners, and film crews, debuted interior renovations at a party last night. The spruced-up 20th-century castle from Pegasus Hospitality Group now has new window treatments, patio furniture, wall sconces, chandeliers, and refinished flooring in the three main event spaces: the Library, Great Hall, and Conservatory. The company also outfitted the kitchen and downstairs café with new equipment.

In addition to the interior renovations, there were several announcements. Guests at the castle will have access to Wi-Fi starting in June, air-conditioning will be installed in the Library and Conservatory this summer, and event hours will be extended until 1 a.m., a request that venue managers had recently been receiving more frequently.

Toronto during the war: Heartbreak, dancing, and hold the silk stockings

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Here is an interesting article written in the Toronto Star about life in Toronto during WWI and WWII. Many facts, pictures and a video clip can be seen by going to this link–toronto-during-the-war-heartbreak-dancing-and-hold-the-silk-stockings

STING Graces Palais Royale Stage

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

On Monday October 31st, 2011, musical royalty graced the stage at Palais Royale. Sting gave a private performance for a birthday party of 180 very fortunate guests. He played hits such as ‘Message in a Bottle’ ‘Fields of Gold’ ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Every Breath you Take’ among others. He captivated the room with his magic and unique genius. It was a night of sheer pleasure, and it was an honour for us to have him perform here at Palais Royale.

Yelp Loves Palais Royale

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 has recently informed us that locals around Toronto and people on love us. As of September 2011, Palais Royale received an average star rating of 4.5 out of 5!

The Pegasus Hospitality Group would like to thank everyone who shared their stories and feedback and who ultimately helped us in receiving this recognition.

We look forward to continuing to see what our guests are saying, and using that knowledge in continuing to give 100% and more to all of our patrons.

Thank you,

The Pegasus Hospitality Group

Glenn Miller Orchestra Performs at Palais Royale

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The Glenn Miller Orchestra graced the stage of Palais Royale August 9th and what a sound! It was like going back in time to the era when Miller himself played at the “Pally”. Under the musical direction of Gary Tole, people danced to famous tunes such as “A String of Pearls”, “In the Mood”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000″ and they ended the evening with “Moonlight Serenade”. Funds were raised to Benefit the University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program.
Chef Steffan Howard created a sumptuous meal to start the evening.
It was a magical night, we’d like to have them back again.

Industry Partner Recognition Award presented to Pegasus Hospitality Group at Palais Royale

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

George Brown College, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, presented Pegasus Hospitality Group at Palais Royale with the 2011 Industry Partner Recognition Award on Wednesday, March 30th at their Student Success and Industry Recognition Awards Event. The award was presented by John Walker the Dean of Hospitality to Executive Chef Steffan Howard, accepting on behalf of Pegasus Hospitality Group.

This Award is presented to Industry Partners who provide an outstanding externship environment by showing leadership, guidance and direction to the students in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs. The Industry Partners’ support and participation provide their externship students with invaluable experience. Pegasus Hospitality Group was recognized for their support and involvement, spearheaded by Executive Chef Steffan Howard, in the Assistant Cook Extended Training Program.

Palais Royale Wins the Diamond Award!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The readers of the Etobicoke Guardian have cast their votes for the best businesses in Etobicoke and Palais Royale is one of the winners!

Palais Royale won the Diamond Award (first place) in the 2011 ETOBICOKE GUARDIAN READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
for BestBanquetFacilities…

See all the winners in the Thursday April 28th edition of the Etobicoke Guardian.

Thanks to all those who voted for us!

Big Band Valentine’s Dance

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Glenn Chipkar & The Swing Shift Big Band

Steve proposing to Heather on the Palais stage.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Everyone here at Palais Royale danced the night away on Saturday night to the music of the Swing Shift Big Band Orchestra. Together with the fabulous vocals of Glenn Chipkar, they created the sound reminiscent of Palais Royale back in the 30’s and 40’s when it was the hottest dance hall in Toronto…
And to top off the night, a really touching moment during the dance was when Steve proposed to Heather on stage… And she said YES!
Congratulations to both of you and we wish you many happy Valentine’s dances in your future…