See below for venue information, directions, hotel reservations and frequently asked questions

CSE Live Hours & Access Guide

Monday, May 6

Evergreen Brick Works
Time: (doors 11:00) 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM 
Access: Exclusive to Two-Day Conference pass holders

Opening Night Party
The Pearl Toronto 
Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Access: Open to Two-Day Conference pass holders and Opening Night Party Ticket Holders

Tuesday, May 7

Morning Power Sessions
Evergreen Brick Works
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Access: Exclusive to Two-Day Conference pass holders

EventFest Show
Evergreen Brick Works
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Access: Open to all levels of pass holders

Wednesday, May 8 

Canadian Event Awards
La Primavera Event Space
Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Access: Exclusive to Gala ticket holders

CSE Live & EventFest Venue

Evergreen Brick Works 
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto 

Proudly hosting CSE Live for the 3rd year, Evergreen Brick Works is the ideal venue for the festival-esque experience of CSE Live. Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s lush ravines, surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, Evergreen Brick Works offers a truly unique setting for weddings and events. The following events take place at Evergreen. 

  • CSE Conference: May 6, 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM 
  • CSE Conference: May 7, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM 
  • EventFest: May 7, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Opening Night Party Venue

The Pearl Toronto 
184 Pearl Street, Toronto 

Join us for the coveted CSE Live Opening Night Party at the brand-new Pearl Toronto. This exclusive event is the ultimate opportunity to connect with the who’s who of the Toronto event industry. Produced by the iconic Sebastien Centner and catered by renowned Toronto caterers Eatertainment, this event promises to be an epic affair. The Pearl Toronto, with its stunning aesthetic and relaxed chic vibe, provides the perfect setting for the stage for an unforgettable evening. Secure your ticket today, as this premium event will sell out quickly.

Event Awards Gala Venue

La Primavera Event Centre
77 Woodstream Blvd. Woodbridge

For the 2nd year, La Primavera Event Space proudly hosts the Canadian Event Awards. With five magnificent ballrooms, space for 1200 guests, a world-renowned culinary team, modern decor and state-of-the-art in-house tech, this venue is a jewel just 30 minutes outside Toronto set on the riverside with a breathtaking terrace. The following events take place at La Primavera Event Space: 

Host Hotel

Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville
387 Bloor Street East Toronto

As the host hotel for CSE Live and the Canadian Event Awards, Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville is just a short drive to Evergreen. This gorgeous property is steps from the heart of Yorkville, with trendy shops, restaurants and galleries right outside your door.  

Rate: $369.00. Book before April 12, 2024.  
There is no booking code. Use this direct link to take you to the booking page. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

A shuttle will be provided to the awards gala for guests staying at the Hilton on May 8. Please be sure to reserve the shuttle when booking your Gala tickets. 

Got Questions? We Have Answers

At CSE, we firmly believe in the power of human connections and their positive impact on the world. We strive to create safe, diverse, inclusive, and positive experiences for all. We will not tolerate discrimination, racism, bullying, offensive language, bias, harassment or non-inclusive behaviour. 

We appreciate your feedback and welcome suggestions on improving our inclusivity and safety. Please get in touch with our publisher at [email protected] with any comments or questions, and let’s work together to improve our events for everyone.

Great question. CSE Live is the name of the annual event. It stands for Canadian Special Events Live.
EventFest is the show/festival theme for 2024

The Register button can be found at the top or bottom of every page. You can buy a number of different passes to CSE Live. Pre-registration is required for all events.  

Please note that several venues are being used for CSE Live. Only the conference and EventFest are at Evergreen. Social events are off-site. Check your ticket for other event venues.

Click this link for directions from your location to CSE Live at Evergreen Brick Works.

From Downtown
It is easiest to access Bayview Avenue from River Street, which runs north from King Street and joins Bayview just north of Gerrard Street.

From the Don Valley Parkway
Take the exit for Bloor Street/Bayview Avenue and head north on Bayview for 300 metres until you come to Evergreen Brick Works.

From East York
The easiest way to approach Bayview Avenue from the east is via Pottery Road, which runs between Broadview Avenue (north of Bloor) and Bayview Avenue. Travel 700 metres south on Bayview until you come to Evergreen Brick Works on your right.


  • TTC service is available via the 28 Bayview South bus from Davisville subway station.
  • It runs from 6 am–1 am, Monday to Saturday, and 8 am–6 pm on Sundays. For more information, please see the TTC website.
  • This route is wheelchair accessible.


  • The free Evergreen Brick Works shuttle bus departs every 30–45 minutes from the parkette on Erindale Ave, east of Broadview Ave (just north of Broadview subway station). View the location on Google Maps. 
  • The shuttle bus is wheelchair accessible.
  • The shuttle bus has a limited capacity of 20 seated and 6 standing. Are you looking for more information on our complimentary shuttle service? Contact  [email protected] or click here for the schedule. 

Address: 550 Bayview Ave

For your convenience, Evergreen has three parking lots on-site, managed by INDIGO Park. Paid parking is in effect 7 days a week:

30 mins$2.25
1 hour$4
2 hours$6
Full day$8

The proceeds raised from parking help Evergreen deliver accessible and inclusive educational programs. Thank you for your support.

Parking is not permitted on Bayview Avenue. Parking on Bayview is very unsafe and is signed “No Parking.” City staff are obligated to issue parking tickets in this area.

If you must come by car, please consider reducing the environmental impact by sharing your ride.


CSE Live is a cross between a festival like Coachella and a trade show. Expect hundreds of event ideas interspersed with live music, entertainment pop-ups, hands-on learning labs, tech demos, unique product displays, lounges and meeting places, fantastic food, a Gift Bar, and so much more. Many exhibits are interactive and filled with BIG ideas to discover, products to try out and new experiences you can bring back to your event clients.

Be SURE to check your ticket; different passes are available, allowing access at certain times. 

If you are attending on the “free for qualified planners pass,” your admission starts at midnight on Tuesday, May 7.

F&B is provided at various events throughout the conference. Please check your confirmation tickets for specific information about your events. 

Food and beverages are available for purchase on-site for those attending EventFest on May 7, from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Water stations will be available throughout the event, providing filtered sparkling and still water by TABLEAU, and the first 500 guests will receive a free branded water bottle.

We do not share the attendees list as this is a privacy issue. However, you can connect with show attendees through our show app if you are registered to attend. 

You can bring anyone to the event if they are also involved in planning events. If you want to inquire whether someone qualifies to attend, smash the chat button at the bottom right of your screen and ask. 

We’re thrilled to offer volunteer opportunities at CSE Live, where hands-on experience and in-real-life (IRL) learning provide unmatched educational benefits for budding planners. While we don’t arrange class tours or field trips, professors interested in CSE Experience projects or student group rates can explore various involvement options for their students.

Participation Opportunities:

Student Rates for the Conference: We offer exclusive rates for full-time students in event management programs. Please email us to request the student rate, and remember to provide proof of your enrollment.

Volunteer at CSE Live: Be a part of an event’s success by contributing to every detail, big or small. Whether it’s greeting VIPs, introducing speakers, managing logistics, or ensuring guest transportation, your role is vital. If you’re proactive, enthusiastic, and ready to be part of our team, apply for a volunteer position at CSE Live. Remember, spaces are limited, so apply now using the form on this page.

Evergreen is committed to making Evergreen Brick Works an accessible destination for our diverse community, including people with disabilities. Seating is provided throughout the site at bistro tables, benches and picnic tables. In the Young Welcome Centre and the Centre for Green Cities building, accessibility features include an elevator, accessible single-stall washrooms, automated door openers, and Braille signage in the elevators and conference centre. The accessible washroom is located on the ground floor, with accessible stalls located in the washrooms of each of the five floors.

  • While the site and park area are accessible for most people, there are some bumps, tracks and pebbles at this old brick factory.
  • Service animals are allowed in the event but may be restricted to some areas for food safety. When it is not readily apparent that the animal is a service animal, staff or volunteers may ask for a document confirming the need for the service animal.
  • Visitors and participants may use their own assistive devices. A support person accompanying a visitor with disabilities is allowed to stay with the visitor at all times and is provided with free admission to Evergreen events (a fee will apply if a meal option is chosen).

For more detailed information about CSE Live, reach us at [email protected] or for details on Evergreen phone (416-596-7670). Accessible Customer Service policy, training records and written feedback are available upon request.

General questions [email protected] or call us at (437) 984-1650

Not ready to register? Receive updates and reminders closer to the event.