Partying In Style With Children’s Urban Enrichment Studio (CUES)


Partying In Style With Children’s Urban Enrichment Studio (CUES)

October 7, 2014

When it comes to kid’s birthday parties, how to you top a backyard keg party with a bouncy castle?! It’s easy…have someone else do all of the work!

I was at a crossroads when I started planning my son’s 5th birthday party. In previous years I had invited all of my friends and their kids of varying ages. However, my little guy has grown into his own person, with his own set of friends. I struggled to find a party idea that appealed to the active boys from his class and extracurricular activities, as well as the younger siblings of a lot of my friend’s kids.

Children’s Urban Enrichment Studio (CUES) was the perfect venue. Having only opened in the Spring of 2014, their space is immaculate and full of incredible toys and supplies. The owner Eleni wanted to create a space that both children AND adults find inspiring. From the moment you enter, you can tell this isn’t your normal “little kid” play centre. It’s rightfully described as “Etobicoke’s Newest & Hippest Arts Inspired 4000 sq.ft Play-Based Learning Space”.

I love that they have multiple rooms, so there was tons of space for the little ones to explore, safe from the crazy chaos of a group of 5 year old boys! You’ll find a toy room, library, music room, art room, kitchen and a huge open play space – all within one centre!

Their kitchen facilities are very modern and super clean – think granite and stainless steel – not plastic and outdated. There was plenty of space to feed 15 kids and their parents.


The best part of having our party at CUES was how stress-free it was. Right from the start they were full of great suggestions, and they were lifesavers the day of the party. I love how they encourage you to drop off all of your food, supplies, loot bags etc. ahead of time. It allowed me time to go home and get changed and show up refreshed and ready to have fun. It was so nice to just focus getting our family there in time, vs. having to also unload and set up a car full of gear.

The centre is located at 2986 Lake Shore Blvd. West (Lakeshore & Islington) in South Etobicoke and there’s tons of close parking. Parties packages start at $350, and include the option of having it fully catered with adult friendly entrees.  Contact Eleni at (647) 781-6091 or for more details.

I’d recommend CUES not only for birthday parties, but also for any sort of corporate get together or holiday event. If you want to host a party where you can actually enjoy yourself, then Children’s Urban Enrichment Centre is the place to be!



You can also read about our guest of honour – BATMAN! – from The Superhero Company in Part 1 of my review here.

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