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Spring's first long weekend is finally here and while everyone's got their fingers crossed for warm weather and lots of Mini Eggs, we're looking forward to long(er) brunches and poached eggs. Join us for Easter brunch any day this weekend! Good Friday: 8am - 4pm Sat & Sun: 9:30am to 4pm Easter Monday: 9:30am to 4pm
Your hangover might need a touch of Irish luck after St. Patrick's Day, or a bowl of Irish stew. If you wake up feeling as green as last night's beer this St. Patrick's Day Stew will do the trick, and it basically cooks itself! Ingredients:
Next week is the sweetest week of 2013: we've got Pancake Tuesday and Valentine's Day only two days apart! To celebrate, we're firing up our griddles on Pancake Tuesday to cook all of our brunch and lunch customers pancakes! With feature pancake specials and starter pancake options, you can share amongst friends or indulge yourself in a giant fluffy pancake. Since every day is pancake day here, we're making this a special one to remember! Because you deserve a midweek break and there isn't two better reasons to take one than food and love, we recommend grabbing a friend, loved one, family member, or coworkers, and heading back to SCHOOL for a brunch in the name of love, and pancakes.
It's Super Bowl Sunday in only three days, which means nachos, chilli, pizza, chicken, and beer. Don't worry if you don't have the grub planned yet. We have three field goal recipes that fans of either team will cheer for. Steak Nachos Ingredients: tortilla chips 8 oz. flank steak (it can be bigger if you'd like more steak or more nachos) 1 tsp chili powder dash of salt and pepper 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp flour 3/4 cup chicken stock 1 1/2 cups shredded Jack or Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup salsa 8 oz pinto beans (1/2 of a normal-sized can) 1 jalapeno pepper 1 red onion 2 Roma tomatoes cilantro Steps: 1. Pre-heat your grill (or a cast-iron pan) 2. Rub steak with chili powder, salt, and pepper 3. Grill steak three to four minutes per side or until medium-rare, then set aside and let rest. 4. Preheat oven to 400 F. 5. *In a medium saucepan melt butter at medium heat. 6. *Stir in flour, let thicken. 7. *Slowly add in chicken stock and mix. 8. *Stir in cheese and salsa, continuously mixing until cheese is melted. 9. Cut up steak into bite-sized pieces. 10. Dice onion, tomatoes, and jalapeno pepper. 11. Arrange chips on baking sheet or baking pan. 12. Add beans, steak, and most of the cheese sauce. 13. Top with onion and jalapenos. 14. Bake for 15 minutes. *Steps five through eight can be removed if you like and, instead of making a cheese sauce, just spread shredded cheese and salsa all over in its place. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese sauce, tomatoes, and cilantro. Feel free to add guacamole, sour cream, or anything else you like on top. Wings Ingredients: 4 1/2 pounds chicken wing drumettes 2/3 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest 1/4 to 1/2 cup Sriracha or other hot sauce 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon toasted-sesame oil Directions: 1. Whisk hoisin, orange zest, hot sauce, honey, and sesame oil in a large bowl 2. Refrigerate 1/2 cup marinade, add wings to remaining marinade, and toss to coat 4. Cover, and refrigerate, tossing wings occasionally, for at least 2 hours (or overnight) 5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 6. Let wings stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. 7. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes, rotating sheet and brushing with half of reserved marinade halfway through. 8. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees. Bake wings, brushing with remaining marinade, until golden brown, about 20 minutes more. Chili Ingredients: 2 16 oz. cans red kidney beans 1 16 oz. can cannellini (white kidney beans, don't get just "white beans") 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef (cheap, fatty stuff is fine - or preferred) 1 lb. ground pork 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 4 jalapenos, sliced with seeds intact (more or less depending on your preference) 1 1/2 cups onion, finely chopped 8 oz. can tomato sauce 24 oz. beer (Pale ale or IPA) 5 tablespoons chili powder 4 tablespoons ground cumin 3 tablespoons instant beef bouillon 3 teaspoons paprika 3 teaspoons oregano leaves 3 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa 2 teaspoons hot sauce (whichever kind you prefer) 1.5 teaspoons cornmeal 1.5 teaspoons flour 1.5 teaspoons warm water salt pepper Directions: 1. Salt and pepper, then brown half the meat (mix some of each together). Drain and add to the pot/slow cooker. 2. Salt and pepper and brown the other half. Save three tablespoons of fat (don't have to be exact). Add fat to pot. 3. Add the garlic and onion to meat. Cook until both are tender, then toss in pot with one can of red beans with juices. Drain other two cans of beans before pouring in. 4. Add everything else but the flour, cornmeal, and warm water. Stir until it looks kind of like chili. 5. If using a pot, bring mixture to a boil on the stove. Then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for two hours. If using a slow-cooker, set timer for five hours on low. 6. Stir together corn meal and flour in bowl, add warm water and mix until it is kind of smooth. 7. If using a pot, add corn meal mixture after two hours, then continue to cook for another 20 minutes. If using a slow cooker, add mixture and set time for one more hour on low.
SCHOOL is doing a culinary U-turn and returning to our roots. Tomorrow, January 19th marks the last Night SCHOOL dinner service of the season. Join us for all of your brunch and lunch faves during our winter hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm Saturday to Sunday 9:30am to 4pm See you back on the patio for dinner and drinks when we launch Summer SCHOOL on June 1st!
Monday Dec. 24th - Wednesday Dec. 26th: ClosedThursday Dec. 27th - Monday Dec. 31st: Open 9:30-4:00Tuesday Jan. 1st - ClosedWednesday Jan. 2nd - Friday Jan. 4th: Open 8:00-4:00Saturday Jan. 5th - Sunday Jan. 6th: Open 9:30-4:00
Save 10% off dinner service at SCHOOL! Living in Liberty Village now comes with even more perks. You've got awesome restaurants, great shops, great location, and now you've got our Neighourhood Discount Plan. Residents of Liberty Village (with proof of address) will save 10% off of our dinner service. Come by Tuesday through Saturday for a warm dinner and show us your license (or other ID with valid address) to save!
Give back to your loved ones, reward your hard working coworkers, or surprise someone who's in need of a treat. We've got the perfect solution for this - Goodie Grams. From December 3 to 19th, come into the store to order your Goodie Grams, which includes three mini SCHOOL baked goods, a note from you, and delivery by us, for only $6! We'll be delivering your Goodie Grams around the neighbourhood on December 20th. This is available in Liberty Village only, so let's see how much holiday cheer we can spread around our community!
For September's Free Brunch for a Year contest, we asked our Facebook friends to share a back to school photo of them on our wall. Here's the pics you guys sent in, plus two of our very own staff members dressed up to get back to the grind. Thanks to everyone who dusted off the old photo albums and shared with us! Cograts to our winner, Lisa Babcock who's picture is below. If you aren't following us on Facebook, give us a like and stay in the loop.
Another summer is done and it's already Thanksgiving! Maybe you're entertaining family this weekend, or you're staying in the city and simply enjoying a long weekend. Either way, we're open from 9:30 to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday so drop in for a visit! To show thanks to our wonderful staff, we'll be closed on Monday. There will be no reservations during the weekend, first come first serve. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Schoolicious is back and this time you'll get to experience our Summer menu. From now until September, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday you can choose any appetizer, entree, and dessert you would like from our Summer Prix Fixe menu all for $30! Call 416-588-0005 to book a table. Click Here to View Our Dinner Menu. See you soon!
Dear Football Fans and Friends, Thank you for your continued attendance and support during the EuroCup 2012 tourney. To recap the last event, we closed down our usual brunch service to host an event for our Dutch football fans. Tickets were pre-sold to the die-hards for $45, which included a brunch, a beverage, and a $20 credit towards your overall bill. We never like to inconvenience our loyal brunch crowd, so if you happened to pass by and thought we were selling seats-only for $45, to watch the game, we miscommunicated the message. The room filled with a vibrant shade of “Oranje” and while we all wish there was more to celebrate, we hope you left satisfied. Thanks for being a part of it all. Your attendance helped to create the unified energy we were seeking. As we discovered during World Cup 2010, when our party attendance grew to nearly 4000 fans, accommodating everyone indoors isn’t an option. So what’s a small restaurant to do? We decide it’s time to throw a party! We rent the parking lot next door, purchase insurance, arrange security, hire staff and vendors, rent tents, chairs, tables, purchase 6 new tv’s, hire a sound company to install the stage and set up, ask friends and family to help with the clean up and throw the best tailgating party we know how. Why? Because we are Dutch, and we love football, and we love to celebrate with other Dutch fans, all dressed in a crazy shade of Oranje. We also love to throw a party for the neighbourhood…hopefully without losing our bright Oranje shirts. Thank you for choosing to show up and celebrate with us. Each and every game day, that we drive up Fraser Ave to witness a sea of Oranje, it makes us smile. We love it and we hope you like it. We’ll still be celebrating with our Grolsch and Heineken, so we hope to see you for the deciding face-off for Eurocup 2012, and World Cup 2014, because Oranje is way more flattering in groups. Hup! Holland! Hup! Laat de leeuw niet in zijn hempie staan! Translation: Don’t let the lion stand in its underwear. Practice the chant for 2014 .
Something is not clicking for this team. With a group of players as talented as the Dutch, personalities have caused problems and clashed at these types of tournaments in the past. That’s nothing new for our team. Players that are used to being the center of attention suddenly have to share the spotlight and do not get the starting position or perhaps the play time they would like, and are forced to play second fiddle.
And I get it. They are professional athletes, and these are some of the biggest and most important games these guys get to play. So of course they want to go out and give it their all.
But at the last World Cup, all the players sat down, had a little powwow and decided to put all personal feelings aside and promised each other to put the team first and fight the opposition, but more importantly, fight for each other.
Did someone forget to schedule this little sit-in before traveling to Poland? The team that performed so well two years ago seems to have forgotten how to do so. And this became all too clear in the last match up against die Mannshaft , the German Juggernaut that is by many considered to be one of the favorite teams to still be standing at the end of this Euro Cup.
After a positive first 20 minutes and creating some chances the pace of the game was set by the German side. The Dutch defense looked disorganized (and by that I really mean leaked like a sieve, normally we Dutch are known for fixing leaks…oh the irony) and John Heitinga and Joris Mathijssen had a lot of difficulties containing the German forwards. Especially Mario Gomez was running rampant and it did not take long for him to put the first stunning goal behind van Stekelenburg. Gomez was given way too much space and he made it look too easy after been given a lovely pass from Sebastian Schweinsteiger and even managed a little pirouette before putting the ball away beautifully. It only took Gomez another 15 minutes to bag his second and the Dutch went into halftime trailing 2-0.
Hoping to get back into the game, Bert van Marwijk made two substitutions after the half and brought on Huntelaar en van der Vaart for van Bommel and Affelay. Oranje was going to be pushing for a comeback and finally looked a bit more alive. With a much better flow of play than they had shown in the first half, Oranje looked to have some fight left in them. But unfortunately it was all a little too late, despite the lovely (and long overdue) van Persie goal. Oranje 1–Germany 2.
Now one would think after 2 consecutive losses, the tournament would be over for Oranje, but miraculously we are still in the competition. Granted, the odds are not in our favor by a long shot. But theoretically we could still make the next round if Germany beats Denmark, and if the Portuguese are beaten by 2 this Sunday. Sure it’s a slim chance, but it’s a chance none the less, and I know I’ll be ready to cheer on the boys in what could prove to be a very entertaining match.
So like before, I will hopefully see you again at SCHOOL for the second Street Party and brunch, and with a bit of luck Germany will do us a favor by beating the Danes, while we upset the Portuguese and take the game by 2 goals.
As I’ve mentioned before, de bal is rond.
In my last entry I ended with a quote. I think it only fitting that I start this entry with one.
“De Bal Is Rond” - Johan Cruijff
The ball is round, a famous saying by the legendary Dutch #14, that I believe is very apt for Oranje’s first outing in the Euro Cup 2012 against Denmark. A game where despite being the ones favored for victory, and dominating large stretches of the game, the boys in orange still ended pulling up short with a 0-1 loss.
The ball is round. Sometimes it just rolls in the exact opposite direction than where it is expected to go. And on Saturday, this certainly was one of those cases.
After 25 minutes of pressure mostly from the Dutch side, the Danes managed to stun everyone with a quick goal that was the result of a deflected pass and some poor marking by Dutch defenders of Danish midfielder Krohn-Dehli.
Looking somewhat rattled, Oranje now had to fight an uphill battle and it certainly looked like they would at least tie the game up with chances aplenty throughout the rest of the match. But something was just not working. Shots going just wide of the net, hitting the wood work and a couple of handballs in the penalty area that were not called (thanks ref!) all led to the Dutch Lions not getting on the scoreboard. Not the best start, as this should have been the easiest of our opponents this round, and it’ll only get tougher from here on out.
But all hope is not lost. In 1988, the Dutch took on the Russians in their first match and lost 1-0, only to go on to the final and bring home the hardware in the end.
On Wednesday, the Germans who are one of the favorites for winning it all, will want to continue their success after their 1-0 victory over Portugal. Both the Dutch and the Portuguese will have to give it their all to win their remaining games in order to have a shot at the next round. It will be a tough achievement for Oranje, but not impossible. I remain hopeful, and will keep reminding myself of Cruijff’s words.
Now despite the disappointing result, the atmosphere at SCHOOL was excellent as always. Both familiar faces and those new to the party, gathered in Liberty Village and made up a great party. The inside of the restaurant and the street party in the back were littered in orange and the atmosphere was as they say in Holland “heel gezellig”.
And gezelligheid is what the Dutch do best! There is no real English translation for the word, but the following link explains it quite well: http://en.bab.la/dictionary/dutch-english/gezellig
Yes we lost, but in the end, both myself and from what I could tell everybody else had an excellent time meeting and catching up with fellow supporters over a nice cold pint of Grolsch and a bite to eat (if you are looking for a guaranteed victory on the 17th, go for the spicy egg’s benny, it’s a winner!!). Some people even managed to get their picture taken with ex Dutch international Aron Winter who joined the festivities with his family.
So my fellow Dutchies and Oranje supporters, hold your heads high, keep the faith and join us on Wednesday for some “gezelligheid” as we will take on “die Mannschaft” and the following Sunday for another brunch and street party the match against Portugal.
Now for those still feeling a little blue, I’ll leave you with what the international press has hailed as the strangest TV commercial this tournament. I can’t help but smile every time I watch it; I hope it will do the same for you.
Only a couple of days left….
And I can feel it. That feeling deep in my stomach that I always get before the start of a big match or tournament. Call it anticipation, restlessness, nerves, jitters or as they would say in Holland, de kriebels. At the moment it’s just something faint, constantly there, but not what I know it will become the closer we get to Saturday.
On match day I will be up at 6, shower, walk my dog and brew some coffee. Then I will most likely stare at the clock for four and half hours, pacing up and down my living room, and getting on my wife’s nerves. I’ll kill some time by going through my Oranje box and debate whether to bring horn, rattler or another form of noise maker I have collected over the years, until it is time to don the attire. Mine generally consists of my Oranje jersey, hat, scarf, sunglasses, and of course my red, white and blue flag, although other fans are a bit more inventive in their dressing up. The Dutch make a point of being very visible during the cup tournaments, and come up with all the craziest costumes.
Once I’m all dressed up, I’ll be ready to meet up with “Het Legioen”, the Dutch support that, no matter where in the world you are, is always loyally represented.
And that for me is one of the most enjoyable parts of these happenings. I remember from my childhood that a major tournament like this brings people together and despite not knowing each other, creates a sense of community, unification and camaraderie. This feeling of all being in it together and sharing the highs and lows with each other unites entire
neighborhoods. People that do not see each other all year, now gather together in the streets to watch the match, enjoy a drink and share in the national pride and spirit.
And it’s a tradition continued at SCHOOL.
During the last World Cup, Liberty Village was the place to be for the Dutch fans. SCHOOL hosted the Legion throughout the tournament all the way up to the heartbreaking dramatic end, and will be doing so again this year (with hopefully an even better tournament outcome!): with a big street party as I remember from my childhood. I don’t believe I have ever seen a larger gathering of Holland supporters in T.O. and I hope this year will be as big a party!
To quote one of Holland’s most famous people:
“Oranje is de kleur van gekte”, or in English: “Orange is the colour of madness”.Follow this blog for updates throughout the tournament and come join us at
- Vincent van Gogh
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DUTCH BRUNCH & GAME SCREENING:
Tickets: $45 per person, per gameTickets include:
Cheer on the Netherlands AND enjoy your choice of SCHOOL's super popular brunch menu! If you're interested in comfort while surrounding yourself with the excitement of the match, this ticket is for you. For the duration of the game, your seats are secured but if you'd rather party in the School Yard, you can do that too - for free!
SCHOOL YARD SCREENING:
Tickets: $10 per person, per gameTickets include:
The School Yard grants you access to our outdoor screening of the match on four really huge TVs. Food and beverages are available for purchase. If you feel like partying and getting into the action, this is where it's at.
EURO CUP 2012 MATCH INFORMATION
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For those craving our eggs benni on the holiday Monday, you are in luck. We will be running a three day brunch service back to back this May long weekend. Join us Saturday, Sunday, and/or Monday from 9:30am-4:00pm. We will not be taking reservations so it's best to come early to avoid the kicking and screaming in line! ;)
We're six weeks away from this summer's biggest blockbuster. And no, we're not talking Avengers here.
The 14th UEFA European Football Championship kicks off in Poland on June 8th, and you can catch all 31 games at SCHOOL Restaurant in Liberty Village! The lead up to the finals will feature special outdoor screenings, with a finals celebration on Canada Day in a day long street party, complete with DJs, beer tents, BBQ, and the Euro Cup finals.
During World Cup 2010 the owners of SCHOOL, one of Netherland decent, set out to host a party that would create a home for soccer fans and show Canadians how a proper street style celebration is done in Amsterdam. SCHOOL became a destination for football fanatics, especially Dutch and German fans. Each game drew larger and larger crowds as the Dutch team continued to win and ultimately entered the finals. Groups flocked to SCHOOL from far and wide, decked out in orange gear, creating line-ups that wrapped around the entire block. Media camped out on the streets and circled above to capture the orange insanity. The mass of loyal fans was so large that SCHOOL was forced to move to the streets; tents, seating and TV's were set up allowing over 1500 people to join the excitement.
And we plan to do it all over again.
See you at the opening match!
Yup, that's right folks, we are giving away free brunch for the year. Follow the link below to enter the contest and you could be brunching with us at SCHOOL every Saturday and Sunday until next April... for FREE.
We will be drawing at random once a month for a year - that's 12 big winners. It could be you!
Easter is approaching quickly and SCHOOL is happy to let you know that SCHOOL will be in session for the entire Easter weekend. Starting from Good Friday all the way through to the Monday we will be happy to serve those lucky enough to have time off. Please be advised that Friday and Monday we will be featuring breakfast all day long! Check out our menu tab on the website to see the difference in menus. Advice to be taken: Arrive early as we are expecting it to be busy and no unfortunately we don't take reservations for those services. HOURS - Good Friday: 9:30am-4:00pm, Saturday: 9:30am-4:00pm 5:00pm-10:00pm, Easter Sunday: 9:30am-4:00pm, Monday: 8:30-4:00pm
SCHOOLicious is SCHOOL's version of Winterlicious. Why pay premium prices for two bite meals. Come join us for our version of winterlicious where you can order anything off our menu. Our non pretentious restaurant welcomes everyone to get over their brunch craving at SCHOOL and try our dinner menu. Our booking s are for groups of 2 or 4 but in the case there are 3 of you, no biggy at all, just make sure to reserve a table for four. SCHOOLicious tickets include a three course meal for the price of $25/person. Beverages and gratuities are not included. RESERVATIONS ARE NOW BEING DIRECTED TO THE RESTAURANT. PLEASE CALL 416-588-0005 TO SECURE YOUR RESERVATION.
Good morning friends. Start your week off right by giving your friends and/or family a call and join them for brunch this morning at SCHOOL. We don't take reservations, so come in good time to ensure you get a seat without the wait. Looking forward to seeing you!
Nothing sets the mood on Valentine's Day like a menu packed with Aphrodisiac dishes in a romantic candle-lit restaurant. We invite you to spice up your Valentine's Day plans at SCHOOL with a three-course dinner, specially designed by our Executive Chef Brad Moore for a unique dining experience for you and your Valentine.
The meal will begin with a glass of Prosecco followed by our Grilled Guajillo Prawns with Avocado, Arugula and Lime. The main dish is a Pumpkinseed crusted Salmon with Spiced Mango and Crispy Cassava and is finished with a delicious Carrot Toffee Pudding with Cinnamon Cream dessert.
If this isn't already making your mouth water, wait till you understand the power these ingredients have to fire up your night:
Guajillo Chilies- intense heat sends pain signals to your brain releasing endorphins which can create an extreme sense of pleasure, not to mention the swelling effects on the lips.
Mango - known as the Love Fruit, has been considered a natural Viagra. Recommended by the Kama Sutra, enough said.
Pumpkin Seed - packed with nutrient essentials to get things started, the scent of pumpkins has been said to be one of the most arousing for men.
Ginger - has the ability to increase circulation and sensitivity below the belt.
Cinnamon - useful for producing heat within the body, it'll up your physical and sexual appetite too.
Our three-course Valentine's Day menu is available for $40 a person, but guests are welcome to order from our regular menu if they prefer.Make your reservations with us by calling 416-588-0005.
Happy Valentine's Day
We're getting into the eleventh hour of Valentine's Day planning. If you haven't made dinner plans, don't worry. Treat your date to a candle-lit dinner at School, we're turning up the heat with our aphrodisiac specials. Reservations are required, give us a call at 416-588-0005.
It's that time of year when couples are starting to look at wedding venues after getting engaged on Christmas, New Years, or who knows...maybe on Valentines Day. The tricky part is finding a venue that suits your personality, style, and budget. SCHOOL has been quite the venue for all parties depending on what their needs are. The nice part, is that we don't book up two years in advance because we're not that type of place. Planning a wedding is seamless as we are the 'wal-mart' of venues where you can enjoy your ceremony, your dinner or cocktail style reception, and have beautiful pictures taken in front of the mural wall and in the historical Liberty Village. It's an easy step to start inquiring, just fill out the 'book an event' tab to get started.
Another Christmas passes and we all prep for the new year ahead. Looking for New Year Resolutions? Ours is to work on shortening the wait time for brunch (...If only we had a larger restaurant) and to increase popularity of our dinner service because it's just as spectacular as brunch! If you're looking to join us for dinner, or you were lucky enough to score a 2 can dine card of boxing day call to book a reservation for next week. We are closed this week for dinner service so people can eat up their turkey leftovers (anyone tried turkey stew with leftovers? Nom Nom). Looking forward to seeing you all on New Years Day BRUNCH!!!!
SCHOOL isn't having a student break. Instead we are serving make up classes for failed credits. Please see the below hours of operation over the Christmas/New Years break. December 21st-23rd OPEN 8am-4pm, 5pm-10pm December 24th OPEN 9:30am-4pm December 25th & 26th CLOSED December 27th-30th OPEN 8am-4pm December 31st & January 1st OPEN 9:30am-4pm January 2nd -ON OPEN Back to Regular Hours
If you've come by School for our weekend brunch, you may have noticed it's pretty popular. The line ups are long and sadly, we can't take reservations ! But there's always Monday to Friday, when we serve brunch all week long from 8am-4pm.
Looking to secure a reservation? Come join us for dinner service from 5-10pmMake your reservations with us by calling 416-588-0005.
Do you remember going back to school after an amazing summer and dreading the attendance role of your new teacher in every class one hour after another? You knew that once Thanksgiving hit that you were at least in the home stretch for Christmas holidays...half way there. News flash, it's November 8th. We are now one month away from December. Our new stresses as adults are getting through deadlines, attempting Christmas shopping and winterizing your car, your feet, and your head. Regardless, Christmas season is upon us and it's time to get in the mood whether you like it or not. We love the holidays here at the restaurant as we become quite the little hot spot for holidays parties. With two rooms, School hosts a great party whether you want to have a nice sit down meal, or space to dance the night away. More information can be found on our event tab where you can look at pictures of the space, fill out your event request form, and watch your event fall into place. Don't let this time of year bring stress to you or others around you. Take the time to let loose and enjoy the holiday cheer. Happy Pre-Holidays from the SCHOOL Faculty
School is hosting the 1st Annual T.O.ktoberfest complete with traditional German food, music and drinks including Beck's, Spaten, Lowenbrau and Jagermeister. To celebrate the launch of this annual event, the first 1,000 guests will receive Bavarian hats. Tickets are $10 each at the door and a portion of ticket sales will be going to the German International School and Hopewell Children's Home. Come out and experience an authentic time on Saturday October 1st from 11am to 1am or Sunday October 2nd from 11am to 6pm. For directions please use the below map. If you're a Toronto FC fan, bring in your ticket from the October 1st game vs. the New York Red Bulls to receive half-price entry. Stay up to date with T.O.ktoberfest on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/t.oktoberfest.
SCHOOL will be open on Monday September 5th for one final summer school make up class. Come join us to try out our weekday breakfast/lunch menu offered from 8am-4pm. Hope to see you then! **No reservations being accepted for the holiday Monday**
How many times have I come home from an unremarkable day, only to find my wallet empty with nothing to show for it in return? With that in mind, when I heard School was offering a free BBQ, I had to ask, what's the catch? School is in fact hosting a free BBQ from 5-8pm on July 13, and from what I can see, there’s no fine print; it’s just FREE food, quality food, for me and you to share with one another, on a great patio, after work, tomorrow. Argh, did I mention it’s sold-out? Er, should I say, given-out? On Monday morning, tickets were snatched up faster than free slushies, on a steamy Toronto afternoon. And if I haven’t used the word FREE enough in this blog post, what’s more, School is raffling off free round-trip airfare to NYC, and a free set of Jays tickets. If you’ve been wondering about the purpose of twitter and why you should bother with it, the tickets were given-out to the first 75 responders on twitter @schoolville.
Hey there fellow students. This is a reminder that SCHOOL is closed for the holiday Monday this weekend. You all deserve a nice long weekend but we will expect you to attend class first thing on Tuesday morning. Don't be late.
We'd love to have you sign our Facebook. Get up to speed on the latest parties, nom noms, and everything Schoolville. Be first to get the inside scoop on how you can eat free. We're probably the only School that wants you to vandalize our wall. But hurry, class is about to start.
Hey fellow students. Just a heads up that we will be offering make up classes for those students needing a boost. SCHOOL will be open the following hours for this Easter long weekend: Friday: 8am-10pm (kitchen closed from 4-5) Saturday 9:30am-10pm (kitchen closed from 4-5) Sunday 9:30am-10pm (kitchen closed from 4-5) Monday: 8am-10pm (kitchen closed from 4-5)
Flapjacks at School are a hot topic these days, especially after @amypataki from the Toronto Star tried them.
The popular breakfast/brunch dish features a buttermilk pancakes, mangos, candied walnuts, whipped cream and maple syrup. Have you tried it?
Read What I Ate For Lunch: School in Liberty Village makes great flapjacks on the Toronto Star
Our favourite foodie blogger @foodieyu was present for Cheese School and took a lot of notes. If you haven't heard, Cheese School is a celebration. It's a celebration catered to the cheese lovers, the cheese enthusiasts, and the cheese snobs. It's an ode to our mouthwatering fascination with cheese. And it's every Wednesday. On March 2nd, @reggieramone and @clickflickca co-hosted the first official tweetup at School during Cheese School (appropriately hashtagged #CheeseSchool). You can read about @foodieyu's experience on her blog. Read about Cheese School on the Food Junkie Chronicles
If it's one thing our guests learned from Cheese School, it's that cream cheese and crepes are a match made in heaven. While the cheese menu crepes included brie and bacon, this variation with grapefruit adds a bit of sweet with sour and a sprinkle of cinnamon to top off. This month, Brad introduces one of his old favourites: Spiced Grapefruit Crepes with Cream Cheese. Stop by the Recipe Lab and give it a whirl. We want to know how yours came out! Get the recipe!
In case you haven't visited in a while, we've redesigned our website! Part of the redesign involves building a stronger online community. This is where Schoolville comes into play. Schoolville is a fun and interactive way for us to reach out to our community and for our guests to take part in cool contests, discussions, prizes, recipes, and a ton of awesome stuff. Ask us how fresh our baked goods are on Twitter. Drop your photos into the Yearbook. Battle it out for Mayor of School (since mayor eats free!). We want you on our team (especially in dodgeball). Led by Sarah (@schoolville) and the occasional assistance of Reggie (@reggieramone), we're here to make your experience at School that much better. Think of us as your grad class committee. ' Leave us a tweet or wall post on Facebook anytime. Class dismissed.