Here's what some of our guests have said:
Thank you very much for making our dinner on July 14th such a success.
Jay and Dennis took very good care of us.
The food was amazing, the setting was enchanting and the weather cooperated perfectly.
All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I'm sure they will be back to the cafe soon.
Thanks again for such a special evening. Have a great day and we'll see you soon.
I visited the Rectory Café yesterday evening for dinner and my friend and I were both extremely impressed with our dinner. In the past, I have visited the Toronto Islands during bike rides across the city from the west end into the city and always pass by and hadn't had the opportunity to stop by. I'm really glad that I did stop by this time because your group exceeded my expectations and your quaint restaurant has become one of my favourite places to go in Toronto. Thank you for a wonderful experience,
Just had to tell you that we had a wonderful time & meal we had at your restaurant. The lamb burgers are wonderful & they go very well with our Apple Black Currant Wine. You have a lovely spot there & we will be back!
- Sandy A.
Unbelievable service! We didn't know you could still have staff like that in Toronto! We loved it, adored it - and boy oh boy do you have some future customers. The staff you assigned were engaging, helpful, perfect and charming! Your other staff is quite the same - so pleasant.
Thank you very much!
I am glad you emailed me. I must say we had a wonderful time and it was all due to your AMAZING STAFF. Everyone couldn't say enough about them. They were extremely accommodating under the circumstances with us arriving 1 hour early. We will definitely be back
Thanks so much!!
Gerry and I held our back home wedding celebrations after our UK wedding, on a lovely summers day in June, 2006. The setting was sublime for our tea party and croquet themed afternoon gathering. A giant tent was erected on the back patio and the tables were laden with delicious tea appropriate foods. The scones were amazing! The front lawn served as a games area and was a wonderful way to enjoy a perfect summers day either in the sun, or shade.
As day folded into evening, the setting transformed into a magical outdoor setting a light with candles. It was unquestionably romantic. The evening dinner was rolled out with ease, drinks flowed, no one was ever left waiting and the staff were exceptionally friendly. The mood was sublime.
Our hosts took tremendous care to ensure the day and evening unfolded without a hitch and worked in tandem with our wedding planner without incident. Transport to the island wasn't an issue, even though our party was on the same night as both the dragon races and a large concert.
The island is a beautiful and peaceful escape from the busy world of Toronto, without the long drive up north.
I'd highly recommend this as a wonderful site to host an event with that in mind.
Clare and Gerry
On behalf of the 12 HFS staff members that chose to participate in yesterday's adventure, Thank You so much for the fabulous lunch!!!
Your café is lovely, the food was wonderful, and the staff warm, attentive and gracious- please tell DJ (?) how much we appreciated his service. We all departed feeling relaxed, refreshed and full to the brim.
I for one will be back again!!
This note is to convey our sincere thanks for helping to make our wedding a wonderful and memorable event. Since Saturday night, our friends and family have gone out of their way to tell us how much fun they had and what a wonderful venue the Rectory Cafe is. In particular, the guests raved about the quality of the food and the quality of the service. Especially given the weather, your staff's flexibility and attention to detail was exemplary and they were consistently helpful throughout the evening while still managing to be 'behind the scenes.' Please pass along our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the event on Saturday. And again, thanks to you for all of your help in organizing the wedding and carrying it off. It was exactly what we hoped for.
On a more practical note, I have initiated the money transfer from the savings account to the chequing account. The process should take 2 business days.
Also, we think we may have left two glass vases at the cafe which we used to transport the flowers. These vases actually belong to the flower shop so we would like to come and collect them if they are around. We also inadvertently packed up a home depot bag with some hardware in it when we were cleaning up the room upstairs. We will return this to you as soon as possible.
Again, our biggest thanks. It was a night to remember.
Simon and Sandy
We're back from Mexico and have been reminiscing about the wedding a lot. It really turned out great and we wanted to thank you and your wonderful staff for everything that you did that night. The food was sensational. Despite the weather, everyone keeps telling us that it was a very fun time. We're hoping to make it out there in October, so we'll see you then.
I've attached a photo that you might find amusing.