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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Your Guide to the Toronto Christmas Market

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in blog

Your Guide to the Toronto Christmas Market

Now that the holidays are officially here, it’s time for you to visit the Toronto Christmas Market. Located at the Distillery District, the Toronto Christmas Market serves as the perfect backdrop for a cute date or a family winter outing. Not only is it holiday haven, but it’s also free if you make it on weekdays, and only $5 on weekends. There are plenty of attractions to visit, so you’ll definitely want to come early and get a head start on the festivities. If food is your calling, then you’ll definitely want to start with the popular foods stands, serving poutine, grilled cheese sandwiches, various smoked meats, delicious desserts, among many other dishes. Of course, you won’t want to miss out on drinks! Make a stop at the outdoor garden for a taste of beer and mulled wine. The lines are bound to be long in the evening so make your way to these stations as soon as you roll in to get you warmed up! The Christmas market is also the perfect opportunity to stock up on your local Canadian artisans, as well as products from all over the world. There are many vendors selling cute gifts from Christmas ornaments to quirky socks and winter accessories. Looking for more things to do? Well, don’t fret because there are plenty of performances and activities for you to try. Additionally, there are plenty of attractions for you to try! Take a ride on the carousel or look out on a beautiful view on the ferris wheel. If heights aren’t your thing, get lost in the magical tree maze. The market is loaded with plenty of photo opportunities, whether it’s with the 52-foot white spruce Christmas tree or a photo with Santa himself, your Instagram and Snapchat will be blowing up! The holidays only roll around once, so make sure to throw on your layers, come out, and...

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Toronto Outdoor Rinks Opening Up This Weekend

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in blog

Toronto Outdoor Rinks Opening Up This Weekend

Photo by: UrbanToronto Tis the season to be jolly! With the weather getting colder and the snow finally falling, it’s safe to say that winter is here. But, don’t fret! While it might be getting cold out, the festivities in Toronto are just starting. There’s no better way of getting into the spirit of the holidays than outdoor skating! This week Toronto’s outdoor rinks are opening up; some should be open by November 26 and expect the rest to be ready by the 3rd.  Mel Lastman Square Rink Photo by: Toronto Snaps Colonel Samuel Smith Park Rink Photo by: City of Toronto Below is a list of all the rinks that will be open on Saturday: Alexandra Park/Harry Gairey Broadlands CC Cedarvale Park Christie Pits Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dieppe Park Dufferin Grove Park Giovanni Caboto Glen Long CC Greenwood Park High Park Hodgson Public School Grounds Irving W Chapley CC Kew Gardens Ledbury Park Mel Lastman Square Monarch Park Nathan Phillips Square North Toronto Memorial CRC/Eglinton Park Otter Creek Centre Ramsden Park Regent Park Rennie Park Rosedale Park Royalcrest Rink Scarborough Civic Centre/Albert Campbell Square Sherbourne Common/ Paul Quarrington Ice Rink Sir Adam Beck Rink Sunnydale Acres Rink Trinity Bellwoods Park Van Horne Park/Pleasantview Rink Wallace Emerson Park West Deane Park/Martingrove West Mall Rink Westway Outdoor Rink Withrow Park Grab some friends, strap on your skates, and hit the ice this weekend! Let make the most of this...

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