EVENT REPORT BizBash Toronto 07.28.08 5:15 PM

City Inspectors Nix Plans for Live Kangaroos at Aussie-Themed Event

Contiki Holidays Canada staged a virtual trip Down Under at Toronto’s popular nightclub This Is London Saturday for the launch of its television show Packed! The trip advisors decorated the two-storey club with palm trees, stuffed koalas, surfboards, beach balls, and even a little sand for the event. But organizers had to abandon plans to have two live kangaroos, a wallaby, and a cockatoo on hand outside the venue after the city denied a permit.