Chillin’ at The Ritz

Words and Photos by Filip Terlecki

As nature intended, a hot summer calls for frequent trips to the local watering hole and in a city as diverse as Toronto, there is an abundance of establishments and drinks to choose from.

Lately, Toronto has become synonymous with classic cocktails. Perhaps it’s the Mad Men effect but nevertheless it’s clear that people are searching for something more – a more refined alcohol selection, a better atmosphere at the places they drink, more style from those that serve them.

One of Toronto’s new hot spots is the newly unveiled CASA BACARDI at DEQ Lounge at the swanky Ritz Carlton.


The patio at DEQ Lounge features a fresh, organic mint garden to be used to create a signature Bacardi mojito. Renowned cocktail consultant and mixologist Trevor Burnett trained all bar staff to ensure perfect bartending craftsmanship and renowned clothing brand Bustle Clothing (founded by Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow) have custom-designed staff uniforms.

The event didn’t disappoint and neither did the BACARDI rum inspired cocktails.

Here are some of the stylish people that attended last week’s grand opening.



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