The Fifth to Celebrate 20 Years in Toronto’s Entertainment District


TORONTO — The Fifth Inc. will celebrate its 20th birthday in 2018 with a one-night-only party on Feb. 1.

The restaurant, nightclub and events destination located in the city’s Entertainment District has remained a Toronto hotspot since first opening The Big Easy, and over the years, has evolved into a multi-venue event destination, hosting guests at The Fifth & Terrace, The Fifth Social Club, Cabin Five and The Fifth Pubhouse. The High 5 Café — a new cafe and restaurant concept — will open in early 2018.

“We always try to offer people something they don’t expect and create a ‘wow’ moment for even the most jaded party-goer,” says Oliver Geddes, who currently oversees The Fifth alongside his mother, Libell Geddes. “It’s been the most satisfying part of our job; brainstorming creative ideas and the kind of memorable fun that gives people a reason to come back. You never know exactly what you’re going to hear or see at The Fifth, but you know that you’re always in for a good time, whether you’re 23 or 53.”

The Fifth Restaurant on the top floor of the building has hosted a roster of notable French chefs including Marc Thuet and JP Challet of Ici Bistro — who currently oversees the culinary program, with Robert Toppan at The Fifth & Terrace.

The Fifth Social Club‘s team is credited with introducing several concepts to the Toronto nightclub scene such as theme parties, bottle service and end-of-the-night ‘give aways’ such as baguette sandwiches, pizzas, bottled water and flowers.

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