We Visited Happy Place in Toronto and Here’s our Honest Review

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in blog

Happy Place has touched down in Toronto, and this vibrant pop-up has been all over social media. The reviews have been a bit rough, so we visited it firsthand to see whether this insta-worthy spot is worth the hype. Right off the bat, the two biggest pieces of criticisms were the lines, and the ticket prices. Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: $32.50 incl HST Friday/Saturday/Sunday: $39.50 incl HST Tickets seem a bit pricey when comparing them to other activities like cineplex or the ROM, but considering the pop-up is only open for a limited window, and similar pop-ups such as Museum of Ice Cream costs approx $38, we think it’s worth the money. Kids under 4 are free, which is an added bonus.     So as you enter rooms, you can’t actually backtrack – so make sure you’re ready to leave before you move on. We went on a Wednesday at 3:00PM, and lines were non-existent. Around 3:30 it got a little bit busy, but there’s definitely enough content in each room to be entertained while you wait. Happy Place is set up for Instagram – there are multiple angles that you can experience (and photograph) each room in.     Our highlight was definitely the confetti dome – let us know what you think! We give Happy Place a 10/10....

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Top Seven Toronto Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in blog

Top Seven Toronto Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018

It’s here! We’ve assembled some of the best meme-worthy and Toronto-centric halloween costume ideas for 2018. Tag us in your insta photos if you give any of these costumes a shot!   1. The D.A.R.E Lion Yes, you heard that right. With the legalization of cannabis on Oct 17th, there’s no better time to whip out that Drug Resistance Education Awareness T-shirt you earned at your D.A.R.E graduation. Paired with a lion tail, mane, and some legal maryjane, your costume is sure to be award-winning. 2. The TTC Dress up as the #TTC and show up to the party on Nov 1st. Apologize for the delay. Photo from reddit. 3. Naked Ripley’s Guy Get buck naked and dress up as #nakedripleysguy. Strategically place a swordfish where you need it the most. 4. Yayoi Kusama Red wig, polka dots, and you’re done. Bring polka dot stickers with you everywhere. 5. Crane Girl Bring a toy crane around with you. climb things. calmly refuse to get down. #cranegirl 6. #KIKIChallenge Bring a cardboard cut out of a car door with you. find a treadmill. Do the #KikiChallenge 7. The Duck (You know the...

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Here’s How You Can Become a Virtual Ghostbuster at The Rec Room

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in blog

Here’s How You Can Become a Virtual Ghostbuster at The Rec Room

Virtual reality has hit the mainstream, and the Qode Social team had the chance to try out the fun new VR experience at The Rec Room in Toronto. The Ghostbusters: Dimension is a unique experience created in partnership between Cineplex and The Void, and it’s a heck load of fun! You can experience the exciting Ghostbusters: Dimension world with up to 3 other friends. Strap on your proton pack, put on your headgear, grab onto your plastic gun, and get ready to blast like a true ghostbuster! The experience allows you to move between real rooms and elevate between real floors, all while seeing it in a Ghostbusters-themed world. The best part of it all is being able to see, hear and touch your friends and blasting ghosts together! Admission is $24 a person and the experience lasts about 15 minutes. There are tons of fun arcade games at The Rec Room. Here’s the team competing in a motorcycle racing game! Have you had a chance to check out Ghostbusters: Dimension VR experience at The Rec Room yet? Tweet us or tag us on...

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Qode Social Has Been Featured on Forbes.com

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in blog

Qode Social Has Been Featured on Forbes.com

Qode Social is proud to announce that we have been featured on Forbes.com with a post written by Kelly Samuel, the managing director of Qode Media and the social media director of Qode Social. Ms. Samuel discusses the crucial aspects of a social strategy in 2017 and why authenticity is so important. In order for a client to trust a brand, any company or business must have a strong branding and marketing strategy in place that can be extended to a social media platform. Authenticity must be built into the strategy and displayed for customers to trust the brand. Customers are now using social media sites to share their immediate thoughts and opinions with a company brand or with customer service in general. A company must have its own authentic voice to communicate with the feedback arriving from the customer and from others that get involved in the conversation on the site. Without an authentic brand voice, your comments will not make an impact on those that you are trying to connect with. It’s all about making your brand real and distinguishable to the marketplace and this is best done through real caring and sharing on social media sites. Your social media voice should reflect the essence of your business. For example, if you are real estate agent you should be maintaining a professional tone with your audience while at the same time keeping their interest and allowing them to be engaged. If you are running a bar and grill, you tone will be much different. It will be more of a social voice that you should be using to invite others to your establishment and to show them exactly what you have to offer. Different tones of voice also work better from one social media platform to the next. It’s important to understand the complexities and infrastructure of the media platforms as well as your target audience. An overall strategy takes a look at the market you want to target while also examining the user’s that are visiting the social media sites regularly. A well-rounded social media strategy incorporates a number of different factors but they all come down to a strong foundation of authenticity for 2017. Without it, your marketing efforts will be crushed. People that are visiting social sites able to determine what is sincere and what is just a surface-level and self-catering posts, tweets etc. in an instant. Make your brand come alive with authenticity in 2017 and reap the benefits. To find out more tips and suggestions offered by Ms. Samuel, please visit Forbes.com. To talk to Kelly Samuel directly about your current social media strategies please call 416-226-0563 or get in touch with Qode Social through our website at...

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New Festival this Winter in Toronto

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in blog

New Festival this Winter in Toronto

Toronto Light Festival    Now that the holidays have died down the dullness of winter is hitting Toronto, but not to worry something new and bright is about to illuminate the streets of the 6ix. Toronto’s Light Festival is here and ready to wow! What: A showcase of incredible art pieces all created by lights. This unique art exhibit showcases pieces from a variety of different artists. By using lights as their medium they are ready to brighten up the distillery district with this innovative installation. Where: The Historic Distillery District Toronto When: The festival runs from January 27th – March 12th . Starting each night at dusk the lights run until 10pm Sundays – Wednesdays and 11pm Thursdays to Saturdays Cost: Free Photo Courtesy of The Distillery District With over 13 acres and 44 buildings lit up with 1000’s of lights, this event is one worth leaving the comfort of your homes to attend. Grab a coffee at Balzac’s and walk the streets of the distillery district. Take in the beautiful heritage buildings from a new perspective and enjoy the art these marvelous artists have created for Torontonians to enjoy.   For more information on the festival check out their website: www.torontolightfest.com and make sure to use #TOLIGHTFEST because your pics will most certainly be insta worthy. Tag us while you’re at it!...

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