The Lodge On Queen is a special events venue located in the heart of Toronto's downtown entertainment district, on trendy Queen West. The Lodge was founded by international gem hunter’s Ron and Diane, who wanted to build a warm sanctuary in the beating heart of the city that encapsulates the joie de vivre of living the 'Big Life.'
Ron LeBlanc and Diane Robinson, founders of the Lodge on Queen, have a long history in the club, restaurant and television business. They closed their last club, the Coloured Stone, in 2000. Diane went on to produce over 12 television series and Ron continued to advance his 30-year career in the gemstone business.
After completing an MBA focusing on Luxury, Diane joined Ron in the search for precious gemstones. The Travel Channel offered the duo a television series entitled Gem Hunt, which currently airs in 140 countries around the world. During this adventure they launched their luxury jewellery line Huntress. Huntress recently appeared on the runways at Milan Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week and premiered on the runway at Toronto Fashion Week.
But something was missing…a sanctuary to gather their friends; a beautiful place to hold special events; a large kitchen to throw dinner parties but most importantly a respite from the urban and literal jungles that has become their bally-wick. Their vision has always been to live the best life possible in the best place imaginable…hence the Lodge On Queen was born.