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January 21, 2020


Everything was beautiful.  Barbara loved everything.  Your staff was amazing.; helpful and extremely personable.  Also, the food was exceptional. Please thank them again from all of us at TPH.  I will recommend you and your lounge rooms to whomever needs to book an event.

Thanks again,
Toronto Public Health

December 12, 2020

We just got back from our lunch in the Tecumseh auditorium, and I have to say that every year your team impresses us!

The polite and efficient service from the entire team is really appreciated. A special shout out to Dave, who always takes care of us, and another special shout out to the chef(s) since the food was amazing! There was lots of compliments about the lunch from everyone!

On behalf of the Computing and Communications Services (CCS) department at Ryerson, we thank you and the entire team at Oakham who worked so hard on making our lunch so great!

Happy Holidays!

Manager, IT Business Analysis
Computing & Communications Services (CCS), Ryerson University

November 22, 2019

Dear Samantha,

On behalf of the Diversity Institute at Ryerson I want to extend a huge thank you to your team for helping us with the venue and catering for the Diversity Inclusion Now conference.
Our Founder and Academic Director - Dr. Wendy Cukier was absolutely thrilled with the end result and that would not have been possible without your support. A real pleasure to work with your amazing team!!
Thanks again,
Stephanie D (she, her)
Research and Partnerships Associate

October 23, 2019

Hi Samantha

Many thanks to you and the Ryerson team for all of their time and support of our event. Everyone extremely courteous and professional and I look forward to working with you all again in the future.

Thanks again for everything.
Best, Susan, President
smitten creative boutique inc.

November 20, 2019.


Hi Samantha


I have been working on the follow-up to the Friday symposium which is always a large task for events of this size as you probably well know.


Oakham House facilities and serving staff were just great and symposium participants were very complimentary on how smoothly everything went. I am very appreciative to David Hughes for his help with our AV needs and room arrangements for the break-out sessions. Also, thanks to you and Mark for your help in planning and making arrangements.

Thanks again for your help.



Peter C.

Senior Community Planning Consultant

Social Planning Network of Ontario

November 14, 2019

Hi Samantha,

Thank you, the event went very well ... It was a pleasure to work with you.

Executive Assistant and Project Manager
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

October 17, 2019

Hi Samantha,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at our AGM last night! Everyone loved the space and the food! Thanks so much for helping me to organize this. We were wondering if it was possible to just book the space again for next year. Let me know if this is possible and have a great day!

Shawn ,innercityfht

October 15, 2019

Thank you Samantha and Joe. The event was a success and we have heard many positive comments about the food, setting etc.

Patricia Yu, CIH, ROH
Senior Health and Safety Officer

Hi Samantha and Joe:

Just a quick note from Pat and I to thank you and your amazing teams for helping us host our DSO appreciation lunch yesterday.The set-up was great and the food was delicious!  As always, both you and your teams were was amazing, and we can't wait to host our next event with you!

Thank you so much for all your assistance in allowing us to host a top caliber event.

Geeta Sharma, MPH, CRSP, CRM
Director, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Risk Management

September 27, 2019

Hi Samantha,

I trust that all is well! The meeting on Sep 20th went very smoothly. The Ryerson staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It’s great that they all know both the catering and A/V ends of the business!

Could you please send me the contract for our next Lead Agency Consortium meeting on Oct 18th?

Mora Thompson
Executive Coordinator, System Management
Peel Children’s Centre

September 21, 2019

Hi Samantha,

I trust that all is well! The meeting on Sep 20th went very smoothly. The Ryerson staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It’s great that they all know both the catering and A/V ends of the business!


Mora Thompson
Executive Coordinator, System Management
Peel Children’s Centre

September 23, 2019 11:09 AM

Our event las week was everything we had hoped for . Your service and staff are amazing. We are very grateful!

Darlene Winning
Emergenetics Ontario

September 18, 2019

Hi Samantha,

Thank you for everything. I received so many accolades about the venue and luncheon. Thank you so much.

Carole Leish
Toronto Newcomers Club 

Hi Samantha,

The BBQ went very well! Thanks very much for all your help.
Please extend our gratitude to the team. Very nice event.
Look forward to working together again sometime soon. Thanks again.
Community Relations and Special Projects Coordinator
Dean's Office - The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

January 23, 2019

Hi Joe and Samantha,

We just completed our CEHSO meeting at Oakham House, and I just wanted to reach out and express my gratitude for all the work you and your teams did to have our event run smoothly.

Everything -  including the space set-up, the AV support, the catering and food service teams - were exceptional.  Please let your teams know that they are awesome and they do amazing work!


Geeta Sharma, MPH, CRSP, CRM
Director, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Risk Management

December 14, 2018
Dear Samantha,

A huge thank you to you and your team for our departmental holiday lunch yesterday. This was possibly the best one we've had yet!  Your team was on top of everything, the food for the buffet was always being refreshed, the  water replaced, plates cleared. It seriously went so smoothly and amazingly. I know how much work goes on behind the scenes for something like this, and I was amazed how easy they made it seem.

We had nothing but compliments on the venue, service, staff, and the food (which was AMAZING!) from our staff. (PS - the vegans were so happy with their curry dish as well!!)

Please pass this on to your team that worked the lunch yesterday, on behalf of us, the Computing and Communication Services (CCS) department at Ryerson, that we appreciated and thank you for such an amazing lunch at the Oakham House yesterday!

I hope you have a great holiday,

Jennifer Parkin
Manager, IT Business Analysis
Computing & Communications Services (CCS)
Ryerson University

November 30, 2018

Good morning Joe, Sam, and Andrew,

I wanted to drop you guys a quick note to say thank you for a great event last night! I know the quick flip was a little stressful but your staff were amazing at jumping right in and handling everything so efficiently. Throughout the whole event your staff were professional and accommodating to every little request. You clearly did a wonderful job making sure everyone was aware of the event plan and executed it flawlessly. Thank you for being so generous and going above and beyond to make this a great event! With appreciation,

Cassidy Walker-Sloan
Providence Health Care Foundation
Annual Fund Specialist

Mon. October 22, 2018

Joe,  I wanted to acknowledge all your help and special deals you gave us for our event, very much appreciated.
The Reunion was a real success, you really helped us out so several generations of former Ryerson students, thank you.

Larry Horne
Rho at 60
Rho Alpha Kappa Alumni Association

Hi Samantha,  I just wanted to pass along our appreciation for the great afternoon/evening your team provided at Oakham House on Saturday.  We had many comments on the quality of the food and excellent service from your staff.  Thank you.

Brian Bobbie

Rho at 60
Rho Alpha Kappa Alumni Association

September 18, 2018.

Hi Samantha,

Just wanted to say that the event was a success.  Everyone loved the food.  We had such a great time.  Please extended my gratitude to Alex and Cat who helped a great deal.  Also all the others, which I don't know their names.   And I want to thank you for your kindness and patience. 

Again thank you. 


Goretti Praticante
Departmental Assistant
Department of Chemical Engineering

September 13th, 2018


Joe, Mark, Beth and the rest of the team, thank you for hosting our training days and your overall attentiveness.

Megan Van Massenhoven
Good 2 Talk, Kid Help Phone

August, 2nd 2018.

Dear Joe & Sam,

Thank you so much for all your help in making our wedding day so special. We are so appreciative of all that you did behind the scenes to make our dreams come true. Everything was fanatastic!  All the staff were so helpful and nice.

Thanks again and all the best,

Lyndall & Brandon

July 10, 2018

Hi Samantha

Thank you for being so accommodating and responsive to our requests last month.  It was a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to our next event at Oakham.

Jess Machado

May 22, 2018


Dear Joe,

Recently, I visited the Ryerson Student Centre as a presenter at an event hosted by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. In preparation to my visit, you were extremely helpful to my colleague Nancy Evans in providing information about accessibility and parking. Thank you for your assistance in this regard.  I also appreciate the preparations that were taken to address my audio visual requirements for my presentation. The AV technician, Dave Hughes was excellent. 

It was wonderful to visit the Ryerson Student Centre. The attention to detail related to accessibility was refreshing.  I am looking forward to my next visit on May 31, 2018.

John Draper
Founder, Together We Rock

 February 23, 2018. 


Good Morning Samantha,  

Our event yesterday went very well. I wanted to thank you for your help coordinating the contract and details as well as thank the staff that were on site to assist us. All 3 gentlemen were on time and assisted me with any questions I had no matter how big or small.  look forward to working with you all again in the future.  


Aisha Martin 
Telecommunications Branch

ITS, Treasury Board Secretariat

November 21, 2017. 

Hi Samantha,  

Thank you so much for the terrific job you and your colleagues did for this event.  You are true professionals. 

All the best, 


Nov 21, 2017.

Georgina, I don't think Yamie's thank you did it justice - the event was a huge success thanks to your support. The rooms were set up perfectly and the food was generous and very much appreciated. It was one of our best selection days ever and we are so grateful for all you did to make it happen.  

With thanks,

Heather Spratt, Director of Programs and Operations
www.loranscholar.ca | www.boursierloran.ca

Hi Georgina, 

Thank you very much for your incredible help organizing the Toronto Regional Interviews of last Saturday. Our event went very well. The location, the rooms and the food were perfect. Ryerson's staff was extremely cordial and well organized. All the rooms were ready when we arrived in the morning, which was of a great help!   

Many many thanks,
Tremblay, Program Officer

Nov. 16, 18

Subject: Re: Thank you - Faculty of Science Awards Ceremony  

Hi Samantha, 

Many thanks to you, Mark, Derrick, the Chefs and the kitchen team for their hard work on the Faculty of Science Awards Ceremony on November 15, 2017 at the Tecumseh Auditorium (SCC115).  The food was absolutely scrumptious and your staff were very polite and organized. The event turned out to be very successful and I heard great compliments from our guests. I would also like to thank Dave and your team for rearranging the chairs for us.    

Thank you once again for your continued support,  your help is greatly appreciated. 

Rose Tam 

Student Affairs and Special Projects 

Ryerson University Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science 


October 14 17 

Hi Sam and Joe,  

Well what can I say - you two are the BEST!!!! We cannot do this without you and your team. You are always there when we need you and you take into account all of the little details which just shows how you much you care about your work and everything that you do. 

Also please extend a big thank you to Rob who I know is instrumental in making sure all runs smoothly as well. 


Adrianne Kenmir
Alumni Relations Officer

Alumni Relations

University Advancement | Ryerson University

June 28, 2017

Greetings Samantha,

I just wanted to extend my thanks to you, Joe and the Ram in the Rye bar team everyone was so helpful and our guests had a great time. Please extend my thanks to Joe and the rest of the team, we had a lovely day with some very happy volunteers.

Have a great long weekend,

Lise A. Payne

Events Coordinator
Ceremonials Office
Ryerson University

June 2, 2017.

Hello Samantha,

Thank you and your wonderful staff for the awesome day last Friday. They really went above and beyond to get things in order for us. Also the chef to be commended for the great sandwiches. Can you please send me your final invoice.

Anta Rosario
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

May 25, 2017.

Hello Samantha

I just want to say ‘THANK YOU’ to you and the staff at Oakham House. Everything went off without a hitch. The food was delicious, special thanks to the chef, and the servers were fantastic.

The venue was perfect.Once again, thank you for helping make yesterday a successful day….

Peter Szepes, PMP®
Senior Manager | Enterprise Applications Branch | Central Agencies I&IT Cluster
Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)

March 22, 2017.

Hi Samantha,

I just wanted to send a note to say THANK YOU! As always, you helped to make our event run smoothly and look sleek! Thanks to you and your team for all of your effort. Looking forward to working with you again soon!
Jessica Smith

Recruitment Officer, On-Campus Events
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
Ryerson University

Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Hello Samantha,

Thank you to you and the staff at Oakham House for the customer service and hospitality at today's event. We appreciate all that you do to ensure our events are a success.

All the best,

Rose Sandino | BComm, MBA Candidate

Administrative and Special Projects Coordinator
Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Ryerson University

February 22, 2017.

Hello again Samantha,

Thank you and your team again for all of your dedication last week.


Laura MacEachern
Regulatory Compliance Ontario
Centre of Excellence

February 8, 2017.

Hi Samantha,

I would  like to thank you, Dave and the team for the great service provided.  You and all staff were very professional and pleasant when dealing with our many “last minute” requests.  So “Bravo” to all.

Both rooms were great and the food too.

Again, thank you. 

Lyse Laramée
Outreach Officer – Marketing and Communications
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada / Government of Canada

February 3, 2017.
Hi Sam,

I just wanted to send one final thank you! It was such a great experience using your space and working with you to get everything set for the day, as well as working with Dave the morning of (who was super helpful in getting us setup for the event – please thank him!)
I really appreciate all your assistance and working with me to make this event go off without a hitch J

THANK YOU!! I will definitely be reaching out in the future for our larger events!

Emily Sonshine
Provincial System Support Program, GTA Region
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

December 19, 2017.

Hi Samantha,

I wanted to extend a big thank you to you and your team for your help in making our holiday party last week such a success.  Your team did a terrific job and everyone had a wonderful time!

Many thanks,
Meg MacLean
Events, Communications and Project Planning Specialist 
Dean of Arts Office, Ryerson University

December 7, 2016


Hi Samantha,

Just wanted to let you know that the food was great yesterday!‎ Thanks to everyone in the kitchen and the on-site staff and to you for all your help.

Randy Snitman
Ministry of Treasury Board Secretariat

October 3, 2017

Good Morning Joe and Sam,

On behalf of Alumni Relations I wanted to thank you both so much for giving us your all, yet again, at this event!

You always take it to the next level...ensuring we have extra doorstops, dollies, banners hung, tents up, areas all clean and prepped, food delivered right on time, help with putting away signage (i.e. the president's crest) and the list goes on...all of this add up to such superb, reliable service which we truly appreciate. We could not do this without both of you and your team.

Thanks again for everything.
Adrianne Kenmir
Alumni Relations Officer
Alumni Relations - University Advancement | Ryerson University

September 21, 2016

Hello Samantha,

Our seminars went very smoothly on Monday and Tuesday.  I wanted to thank you and your staff for all their help.  Everyone I dealt with was very helpful and obliging, and this was very much appreciated.  Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to everyone on your team.

Best regards,
Kim Koyama
Leading Edge Seminars

June 14, 2016

Hi Samantha,

Thank you for the wonderful venue and catering for our luncheon today – our attendees were very happy about the quality and service. Have a great day!



Alvin Ying | Data Administrator | Manager, Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community Dean of Arts Office, Ryerson University
June 13, 2016

Hi Samantha,

Thank you so much to you and your team for your efforts to make Friday’s event a success. The staff were extremely helpful and the event sponsors and attendees seemed very happy with the venue and the food.

Thanks again for your support in making our event a success.


Kathryn Chadwick
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

May 6, 2016

Hello Samantha,

I appreciate your concern and immediate problem solving. I want to provide feedback on our experience yesterday at Oakham house. The customer service we received yesterday was absolutely outstanding.
Everyone we encountered was helpful and made us truly believe they were pleased to be of assistance. A special mention for your serving staff and the AV assistance we received.

The room is very nice, the food was nicely presented and very good, but your team made it a memorable experience.

Thank you,

Judith Martin
Department Associate
Professional Practice Department
College of Nurses of Ontario

May 3rd, 2016

Hi Samantha,

Our Toronto Amnesty Regional Meeting went flawlessly on Saturday. We were so happy!
Please send my sincere thanks to all the wonderful staff who worked on Saturday. The two onsite managers - Rob and Alex were so lovely and helpful.
I really appreciate your attention to detail and flagging items we had not thought of. 
Patricia Grenier
Amnesty International (AITO)

April 26, 2016

Hi Samantha

Thank you for touching base.  I was meaning to send out a formal thank you to the team at Oakham Lounge for a spectacular job and service. The event was a success and we have received lot's of positive feedback from the participants.  Yes, the turnout was a full house but the room set up and ambiance allowed for a very comfortable space.

Thank you again for all your support in ensuring all the details were in place including your AV team! We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Rose Sandino
Administrative and Special Projects Coordinator
Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Ryerson University

Mon. April 11, 2016.

Hi Samantha,

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help. It was a great event, and everything went smoothly and was perfect.

Thanks again,

Whitney Goulstone
Communications Director
CIPO National

Thurs, March 31, 2016


I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that your staff at Oakham did a great job during our event yesterday and were very helpful. Please pass on our thanks to the team.


Neryed Ragbar, P.Eng. | Senior Air Engineer|
Ontario Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change|
Environmental Approvals Branch|

Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Good morning!

Our day was a great success yesterday. Your boss and team were amazing and super attentive. We’ve already received some initial feedback from our folks and it has all been positive; especially the food.

Please pass on our thanks to your boss and team. They did a fantastic job!

Mark Henhuy
Ministry of the Treasury Board Secretariat

November 18, 2015

Dear Samantha and Joe, 

Thanks so much for your working in making our First Annual Youth4Music Symposium a success.  The space worked great for us and your staff was great to work with. 

Anah Shabbar
Youth Coordinator

October 14th 2015.

Hi Samantha

Many thanks to you and your great team for a fun reunion night.  Everything was perfect and my classmates appreciated all the lovely details.   Many stayed to do the campus tours on Saturday and were blown away with all the changes to campus particularly the Student Learning Centre.  Again, couldn’t have done it without your fantastic service.  

Thanks and best regards,

Sarah Clarke

October 7th, 2015.
Hi Samantha,
Thanks again for all of your help! Our events always run so smoothly thanks to you and your team.
Carly Anderson
Program Assistant
Ryerson Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (RIADI)
Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

October 5th, 2015.

Hi Samantha and Joe,

I wanted to say thank you both so much for an amazing weekend! We could not do this event so efficiently without your support. You both always go above and beyond for us and words can't really express how wonderful it is to know you've got our back!

Please extend a huge thank you from us in Alumni Relations to your whole team! I know our alumni and guests were all blown away with all the events and food/drink and wonderful service. Truly appreciate it.


Adrianne Kenmir
Alumni Relations Officer
Alumni Relations
University Advancement | Ryerson University

September 22, 2015

Hi Samantha

I should also say I love your chef and David the banquet manager.  Chef prepared inspired sandwiches and loved the gluten free items.  David is super great to work with.  We will be back - often! BTW I recommended your facility to another team at Blackbaud to use and gave them your name.

Patricia Tynan
Sr. Channel Marketing Manager, GMBU
Blackbaud, Inc.

June 26, 2015

Hi Samantha,

Just wanted to say – thank you! – for all of your help.  Everything went smoothly yesterday – the room was setup when we arrived, the AV worked perfectly and the catering staff were amazing! Food was great too J

Thanks again,
Lesley Wintle
Planner, Provincial Planning Policy Branch
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

June 9, 2015

Hi Samantha,

Thanks for all of your help in organizing a successful meeting last Friday and accommodating our change in the afternoon break. I heard good reviews about the food and service which is great to hear. I look forward to reserving Ryerson in the near future.

Have a great day!

Cory Haavisto | Account Coordinator
CBRE Limited I Global Corporate Services
IO Property and Land Management Services

June 2, 2015

Good morning Samantha,   

I just wanted to touch base quickly this morning to say thank you to you and the team at Oakham House. Our events were both very successful yesterday and the staff at Oakham House were incredibly helpful and professional. I heard many positive comments from people about the facility and location and I personally thought the décor was amazing. 

Thank you so much for helping make our events not only successful, but easy.


Jamie Slater | Director, Public Relations
Kids Help Phone

May 29, 2015.

Dearest Samantha,

Once again, I need to thank you and your team for such a wonderful experience at our conference event yesterday.  Your staff was friendly, and willing to help me with anything I needed.  The execution of the day with all the breaks and timing went perfectly smooth. The food was delicious too!  I couldn't have asked for a better experience working with you, your staff/team at the Oakham house. Please pass on my praise and thanks to all of them.

CCS / Ryerson
The Ryerson IT Conference Planning Committee

May 11, 2015.

Hi Samantha,

I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and the Oakham House staff for your help planning and smoothly running our team meeting on April 30th! The meeting went very well and that was in large part due to everything running well – the food was great, the room was organized and looked beautiful, and the IT did its job. We really appreciate it!

Have a great week,

Len Tooley, MPH, HBSc
National Team Coordinator
Coordonnateur d'Équipe Nationale
HIV Prevention Lab
Ryerson University

Tuesday April 21, 2015.

Hi Samantha,

Wanted to say thanks for everything we did in regards to last week’s event.

Just wanted to say the staff on the day were a great help, no lag time in asking for help and getting it. That can’t be said for some of the places we go.

John Boggan
Events Coordinator
Association of Ontario Health Centres | Association des centres de sante de l’Ontario

Monday April 20, 2015.

Hi Samantha!

The day was a great success!   The group of staff that worked with is may have been our best yet? Everyone was so helpful and friendly. The food was also great! Everything was delicious and we actually had leftovers. I haven't gone through the evaluations yet but people seemed very happy. Please pass our appreciation on to everyone who worked on Saturday.

Thanks for everything, Sam!

Mary Ann Hannant
Advisor, Member Services
Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto

Tuesday January 13, 2015.

Hi Samantha,

Thanks for writing. You are ahead of me. The weekend was fantastic. When I arrived at 7:30 am Saturday, breakfast was set up already!! Your Oakham House staff, each one and as a team, are efficient, know what they are doing, and are always smiling and pleasant as they do it. What a pleasure to work with them!  Catherine and her team were amazing. At least a dozen delegates complimented the venue, and everyone talked about the excellent food and the coffee.

Thanks a million!

Debra Chandler
Community Organizer, Orchestras Canada

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014.

Dear Samantha, Pauline and Joe,

On behalf of the RFA (Ryerson Faculty Association) Services Committee, many thanks once again for helping us put on an outstanding party….We received rave reviews which was only possible because of all of your efforts.


Wayne Forsythe
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

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