Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe

Description: On Thursday May, 14th, The Hirut Cafe at 2050 Danforth Ave was a restaurant awash with some of the finest business people on the Danforth. Not a single soul was there to elevate their own agenda; instead there was a cornucopia of goodwill among those in attendance who had been nominated as "Hidden Gems" for their service to the community by the Danforth East Community Association (DECA). In this Battle of the Gems, the winning business, which turned out to be Gerrard Pizza (1528 Danforth Ave), received a marketing package for their business, professional photographs, a branding package which included "in-store restaurant design/consultation" and a new website. Gerrard may have won, but on this night there were no losers, with all the finalists provided with a framed certificate to recognize their business' contribution to the community. A special thanks has to be given to Catherine Porter, a founding member of DECA, Gay Stephenson, one of the organizers for Deca Gems, Billy Dertilis, BIA Chair, DECA chair, Sheri Hebdon, past Chair, Anita Schretlen and Heather who designed the DECA poster for their hard work in putting this event together.

Start Time: May 14th, 2015 at 12:00am
End Time: May 14th, 2015 at 9:30pm
Location: Hirut Cafe and Restaurant
Address: 2050 Danforth Ave.

City: Toronto
Province: ON
Postal Code: M4C 1J6

Website: danfortheastcommunityassociation.com/tell-us-about-a-hidden-gem/
Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Mary Margaret & Nicole Mary Margaret & Nicole Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Peter & Catherine Peter & Catherine Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Gay & Amanda, a DECA board member Gay & Amanda, a DECA board member Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Catherine Porter, a founding member of DECA and emcee for the event Catherine Porter, a founding member of DECA and emcee for the event Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Gay Gay Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Catherine Porter, with councillor McMahon & Billy Dertilis, the Chair of the Danforth mosiac BIA Catherine Porter, with councillor McMahon & Billy Dertilis, the Chair of the Danforth mosiac BIA Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Samantha & Heather 
Heather designed the DECA poster Samantha & Heather Heather designed the DECA poster Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Corinne McCabe from Bosley Real Estate with Annette & Ray Corinne McCabe from Bosley Real Estate with Annette & Ray Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Sunny Gafur from Sunny's Auto Clinic with his friend, Brian Marchand Sunny Gafur from Sunny's Auto Clinic with his friend, Brian Marchand Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Maxine, Lucas & Fraser from Face to Face Games Maxine, Lucas & Fraser from Face to Face Games Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Jennifer, Rebecca, Peter, Jamie & Kelly
Rebecca & Kelly own Face to Face Games Jennifer, Rebecca, Peter, Jamie & Kelly Rebecca & Kelly own Face to Face Games Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Linda, Amanda & Aldis Linda, Amanda & Aldis Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Alison & Anita DECA board members Alison & Anita DECA board members Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Councillors Davis & McMahon Councillors Davis & McMahon Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Alison, who nominated Gerrard Pizza for the Gems award Alison, who nominated Gerrard Pizza for the Gems award Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Mark, who nominated Sunny's Garage Mark, who nominated Sunny's Garage Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Corinne, who nominated Vincenzo's Supermarket Corinne, who nominated Vincenzo's Supermarket Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Judges for Battle of the Gems
Alison, Sheri, Anita, Billy, Ray & Matt Judges for Battle of the Gems Alison, Sheri, Anita, Billy, Ray & Matt Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Sarah, who is a noted Danforth blogger (eastendpioneer.ca) & Angela, a member of DECA Sarah, who is a noted Danforth blogger (eastendpioneer.ca) & Angela, a member of DECA Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Tony & Kelly from Face to Face games with their certificate Tony & Kelly from Face to Face games with their certificate Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Vito Greco & father, Giuseppe from Gerrard Pizza winners of the Battle of the  Gems Vito Greco & father, Giuseppe from Gerrard Pizza winners of the Battle of the Gems Battle of the GEMS at Hirut Cafe - Giuseppe, with his son, Vito (& their award from DECA) snapd with Catherine Porter Giuseppe, with his son, Vito (& their award from DECA) snapd with Catherine Porter