A New Year’s kickoff like no other, step into the Infinity Ball, a reflective palace filled with interactive art from Toronto’s top installation artists, local food offerings, and music from party band Dwayne Gretzky. Live music phenomenon Dwayne Gretzky celebrates the greatest songs of all time, delivering a pure shot of nostalgia perfect for reflecting from 2018 to infinity. Set in the historic Heritage Court in the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, the Infinity Ball will feature interactive installations from Toronto’s top immersive artists: The Broadbent Sisters, Trevor Wheatley and more. Join us on December 31 as we reflect on the past and slide in 2018 at the Infinity Ball.
DECEMBER 31, 2017
Enercare Centre @ Exhibition Place
19 Nunavut Rd, Toronto, ON
Tickets on sale November 3rd.
Celebrate the year’s end like a star with Infinity Ball VIP tickets now available. Enjoy beverages, dedicated bar service and food offerings included in the ticket price, along with front-of-the-line entry, a dedicated viewing platform and VIP lounge. Available on Ticketfly.com. For more information and for group packages, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dwayne Gretzky is a live music phenomenon celebrating the greatest songs of all time. Transcending both era and genre, this prodigiously talented collective of Toronto musicians captivates audiences with a masterfully curated tour of artists from both the classic and modern pop canon – from Bowie to Beyonce, Springsteen to Spears, The Supremes to The Strokes. With tasteful precision, chameleonic versatility and a flair for the dramatic, Dwayne Gretzky scratches our collective itch to be surprised by the familiar.
Trevor Wheatley & Cosmo Dean
Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean are best known for their sculptural installations that re-contextualize popular language. Large scale letters made from a range of materials are driven out of the city and placed in surreal natural environments. With Cosmo’s experience in design and contracting and Trevor’s background in set design and studio art, their work has integrated itself into the world of experiential design and permanent public installation. The last few years the duo have travelled extensively and made work for Wayhome Festival (Toronto), Osheaga (Montreal) , Life is Beautiful (Las Vegas), OffWhite, Stussy, Nordstrom, Canon and Nike.
Joy and Rose Broadbent are multidisciplinary artists based in Toronto. Together, the Broadbent Sisters transform the domestic into dreamlike realms where sparkles are swept and spaces are cleared. They use performance and installation to create interactive experiences that transform lowly everyday objects into mystical artifacts. Their unfolding art practise, ‘Clearing Spaces’ examines themes of domestic life, meditation, femininity, religious ritual, and pop spirituality. They have produced multiple exhibitions in the series ‘Clearing Spaces’; which have been shown internationally at the Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, TRAFO Centre for Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, HUNTCLUB, Katzman Contemporary, The Drake Hotel, and as part of the Sunday Drive Art Projects. Joy and Rose find collaboration to be a unique venue for distilling the essence of form and exploring telepathic ways of creating.
Thank You Kindly
Thank You Kindly was started by Ariella and Allegra, a young independent duo focused on challenging how time is spent and the typical ways we’re engaged. Their programming is multidimensional in its ability to provide interactive, educational, and thoughtful experiences for all those involved. Thank You Kindly’s work takes many forms: Installations, Meals, Parties, Talks, Graphic Design, Public Relations and more. TYK works with brands, artists, institutions, and like-minded individuals looking to create organic experiences, and contribute to community growth.
Matt Mansion is a Toronto-based lighting designer, creative director and döner restaurateur. Utilizing physical structure, video media, lighting and special effects he creates ambient, immersive and interactive environments. He’s designed stage lighting experiences for emerging musicians such as Majid Jordan and Charlotte Day Wilson, and has lent his diverse skill set to numerous festivals, brands, and experiences.
Karl Skene is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary new media artist blending light, projections, animations and sonic elements to create one-of-a-kind interactive experiences. Karl has leant his skills and expertise to projects for clients such as Red Bull, Absolut, Shopify, BMW, and others.
Sandro Petrillo has become a staple in the Toronto and Calgary audio and visual communities as an event producer, DJ, fabricator, and installation artist. Constantly developing his own skill set, he’s also been passionate about building others’ skills for creative output. He is currently the owner / director of a multi media artist space and gallery titled Pushmi Pullyu, providing a safe space for artists of many forms to explore their craft and share their works with a growing audience.
Ray Gillespie AKA DJ Lazy Ray
For over a decade, Ray “DJ Lazy Ray” Gillespie (aka one-half of the notorious Gillespie Brothers) has thrown some of the wildest parties in Toronto. Playing an eclectic blend of 70s and 80s rock, funk, disco and pop rarities and classics, Lazy Ray certainly knows how to command a dance floor.
Food & Drink
Ace Hill is a Toronto-based beer company focused on quality and simplicity. What began as a one-man homebrew operation in our co-founder’s garage several years ago, has quickly grown into one of Canada’s most creative and sought-after beer brands. Our mission is to provide high-quality, accessible beers and make an impact on culture. We donate 1% of sales to clean water causes, because without good water there would be no good beer. We brew Ace Hill at a state-of-the-art partner facility in Toronto called Brunswick Bierworks, using fresh, all-natural ingredients. Visit acehillbeer.com for more information.
Food & Drink
Stolichnaya® Premium Vodka has been produced and bottled for more than 65 years at the historic Latvijas Balzams distillery in Riga. It is recognized as a high-quality, premium spirit, adhering to the Russian Alpha Spirit standard. Using traditional production techniques and state-of-the-art facilities and technology, the result is vodka that is perfectly smooth with a gentle wheat flavor and an aroma faithfully reproduced time after time.
Food & Drink
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
The Kraken® is a unique Caribbean black spiced rum, enriched with an exotic blend of secret spices. Many years ago, a ship carrying a large quantity of black spiced rum mysteriously disappeared from the Caribbean. It is rumoured that the ship was attacked by the Kraken, a legendary sea monster known for its deadly tentacles , razor sharp teeth, and insatiable appetite. The lost barrels of rum were renamed after the Kraken, to both honour and appease the beast. Release The Kraken®!
Food & Drink
Shiny Apple Cider & Small Talk Wines
Shiny Apple Cider and Small Talk Wines are proudly crafted on their vineyard in Niagara-On-The-Lake.
Toast 2018 with one Infinity Elixir, included with every ticket to the Infinity Ball, and brought to you by Shiny Apple Cider and Small Talk Wines.
Food & Drink
The Kathi Roll Express
Inspired by hawkers, vendors, food trucks and the Street stalls of the world, TKRE has been a home to real, good, worldly street food. In the heart of Toronto at 692 Yonge Street, we conceptualized street-food place that incorporated live cooking, good company, music and a stimulating space to tingle all your senses.
We started with Kathi Rolls that are the oldest Street food that originated during the British Era. Savoury barbecued meats or veggies rolled into a Parantha, griddled Indian flat bread, then layered with an egg. This exquisite fare was then rolled up into parchment paper, twisted at the end, handed to the British Army Officer to eat. This allowed them to avoid getting their hands messy!
And then comes our medley as our food evolved into fusion with our Indian Style Burritos, Tacos & Street Platters. Imagine, Eat, Relish & Enjoy!!!!
Food & Drink
Phancy Food Catering + Chau
A collaboration between two friends.
Phancy Food & Catering provides unique food and drink service for all manner of events. Food is the touchstone of memory, and Phancy Food & Catering wants to make your event unforgettable. With dishes that are both nostalgic and multicultural-inspired, we are reinventing the classics with a modern twist. We want to make food that surprises and delights, creating a sense of awe that surrounds the entire event.
Inspired by Asian street food from Saigon to Tokyo, Chau blends the flavours of Asian food with Canadian dishes, creating instant classics such as Peking duck nachos and addictive sambal mac and cheese spring rolls. Chau is led by Chef Jane Tran, who has been toiling in kitchens for over a decade and worked everywhere from a dumpling factory to 3 Michelin starred establishments, all over the world. Together they create delicious and innovative dishes, with local and organic ingredients, that leave our customers hungry for more.
We are a team of experiential architects who work with visionary artists in music, art, content, design, and technology. Our artist network and collaborative process help our clients connect to culture and be recognized as sources of creative inspiration. We seek forward-thinking partners to deliver groundbreaking experiences to the public. We take pride in an end result that is authentic, unique, and valuable.
Thank you to our partners for the generous support. This event would not be made possible without you.
How do I get there?
Dwayne Gretzky’s Infinity Ball is happening in the Heritage Court at Enercare Centre (Exhibition Place)
19 Nunavut Rd, Toronto, ON
You can find detailed instructions on how to get to the Enercare Centre, including a map of the grounds here.
Is this event 19+?
Yes, so get a babysitter, not for you but for your kid(s) if you got some, and come party like it’s 2018. Valid photo ID will be required for entry.
What time are doors?
Is there more information on “will call” and/or the “box office”?
Will call opens at 9:00PM on the night of the event. The will call desk will be set up in the Heritage Court at Enercare Centre. You will need to provide photo ID to verify your name and pick up tickets.
Do I need a paper ticket or can you scan on my phone?
Our ticket scanners will be able to scan either.
I have my friend’s ticket, but they won’t be arriving until later. Will you hold it for me?
Unfortunately we will not be able to hold any tickets for anyone at the event. You will be able to enter/exit the venue to coordinate giving your friend their ticket, however guests may be subject to search upon re-entry.
Will there be ATMs?
Will there be coat check?
Yes, located in Heritage Court. The cost is $3 per coat.
Is there re-entry? In & outs?
Yes, however guests may be subject to search upon re-entry.
Will there be food and drinks at this event?
Yes! Check out our Food & Drinks page for more info on who will be at the event.
What are drink prices?
We know drink prices at events can often be steep. That’s why we’re keeping everything as affordable as we can. See below for alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings & prices:
Ace Hill Pilsner -$7
Ace Hill Vienna Lager -$7
Shiny Apple Cider -$8
Shiny Pinot Noir Cider -$8
Pinot Noir red wine – $8 (5 oz pour)
Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling white wine – $8 (5 oz pour)
STOLI® MULE (2 oz Stoli® Premium Vodka, topped with ginger beer and lime juice) – $12
KRAKEN® THE PERFECT STORM (1 part Kraken® Black Spiced Rum, 3 parts ginger beer and lime wedge) – $12
Infinity Spritz (2 oz Aperol, splash of soda, topped with prosecco, lemon wheel garnish) – $10
BAR RAIL/SHOTS – $7
Watermelon Nojito (Watermelon juice, mint, lime juice, and soda) – $5
Virgin Spritz (orange juice, cranberry juice, topped with soda, garnish with lemon wheel) -$4
Can I bring outside food & drink?
No outside food or drink will be allowed into the venue.
Will there be access to free water?
Yes, we will have a free water station on site.
What is the dress code?
No shirt, no shoes, no service. Wear what you like! But keep in mind that it is New Year’s Eve and you’re coming to The Infinity Ball. Some will be wearing jeans, others wearing ballgowns.
What are the set times? How long will Dwayne Gretzky play?
The band will play three sets, starting at 10:00PM.
Will Dwayne Gretzky take song requests?
Sign up for the Dwayner fan club, the official channel for providing input on your fave DG songs, here.
Is this event accessible?
We are pleased to offer a fully accessible event. The entrance to the Enercare Centre is accessible, as are washrooms on site, and accessible parking will be available. If you have questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
What items are not allowed?
· Knives of any type, Firearms, Weapons
· Indoor Vaporizer Use (City Bylaw)
· Alcohol or Outside Food & Beverages
· No illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
· Backpacks, Large Purses, Large Bags
· Pets, with the exception of service animals
· Flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks
· Laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused light devices
· Water guns, squirt guns, spray bottles
· Tripods, Professional camera equipment
· Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of law enforcement or security officials.