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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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