Take it outside

The hotel bar is a bastion of old-school glamour, so we jumped on the chance to take our patio-ing up a notch last week at the Intercontinental’s SkyLounge, which opened with a splash on a glorious 24-degree evening, and not a moment too soon. Its sleek low loungers were filled with sun-deprived Toronto media faces, such as Jian Ghomeshi and Anne Mroczkowski, who nibbled delicious bites from Signatures restaurant and sipped the signature cocktail; Ernestine’s Elixir, with Hpnotiq, lychee liqueur and cran—$1 from each one sold will go to Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter. Providing a suitably sophisticated soundtrack (complete with harp) were students from the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, who will be strumming their stuff on the patio throughout the summer. We know what we’ll be doing at 5.02 p.m. on Thursdays…

Snaps from the party after the jump.

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