Arik and David rock the Brit

August 1, 2014 at 3:08 am | events | No comment

Open Jam a Success

The Brit held its first in a series of Open jams on Wednesday night to great reviews. The crowd enjoyed watching and listening to a diverse lineup of musicians of all skill levels. There were drums, keys, guitars, basses, amps and mics provided. Musicians simply had to show up and have a good time, although several brought their own instruments. The night opened with 10-year old prodigy “Winston” playing some Nirvana on guitar and then rocking out on a tight drum solo. Thanks to Ray Gertner of the Institute Of Rock ‘n Roll ( ) for organizing the event and to Dusty Rain, Joe Scarfo, Dave Babyn and David Barnes, of the Britannia House Band, Louis “Smash”, Ray Gertner  and Long and McQuade North York ( , for providing equipment. Extra special thanks to Mike for sitting in on drums (most of the night), Marshall and the girls for helping sing and Randy and Colin for his wonderful guitar songs.  Doron was brilliant on keys and I know there were a few more we didn’t have time to get all the names will all the rocking going on!

October 3, 2013 at 1:23 am | events | No comment

Thornhill Village Festival Day 2013 – Lemons to Lemonade for the Britannia Pub

The rain shortened Thornhill Village Festival, held on Saturday September 21st, 2013, couldn’t put a damper on the celebration at the Britannia Pub. The popular local pub, who was an official Corporate sponsor of the Festival, was quick to invite some of the musical acts and other Festival participants and sponsors to an impromptu party at the long running Pub. Here’s a quick video from Vynyl Candy’s act.


September 28, 2013 at 3:58 am | events | No comment

NFL Tailgate Party

Come check out all of today’s NFL action at the pub and enjoy our $2 Jumbo quarter pounder all beef hot dogs and tall cans of domestic beer (473ml) for only $5 all day long. Stay for the night game and enjoy our bar rail vodka, gin, whiskey, rye or rum for only $3.99 (1.25 oz) mixed drinks included after 9PM. This promotion runs every Sunday all season long. With 8 high definition tvs showing the games, you won’t miss a moment of action.

September 22, 2013 at 3:12 am | events | No comment


Don’t miss Britannia’s famous Thursday night karaoke. Stop on by and enjoy Thornhill’s best open Karaoke all night long with our fantasic host Bert! We offer several thousand songs to choose from, live video and lighting effects. The whole bar will be singing along with you as the lyrics are displayed on your own personal monitor as well as a giant 60 inch TV! We don’t have your song? No problem. Bert’s new advanced computer system can download your favorite tunes through our free high speed wi-fi! With a top notch sound system, and state of the art wireless microphones, we offer the greatest Karaoke experience in the whole city! Come on by, you will be glad you did!

August 1, 2013 at 4:09 am | events | No comment