Looking for an AYCE supper in the City of Toronto (if it's outside of the city limits, it must be within a block of the city limits)
The location has to have a single room capable of seating 200 people for a presentation, and have slide/powerpoint facilities (electrical outlets, projection screen).
Hotels and banquet halls are out of the question; previous meetings have been held at such places - at $20-25 a head for a catered set-course of standard Euro-wedding fare (roast beef/chicken breast, soup, iced desert).
Rather than be served bland ho-hum food by catering staff, at tables with linen napkins and centerpieces, I've been suggesting that people be given food that they will enjoy, with the ability to choose what and how much to take, and to dispense with the linen and black tie waiters.
At the moment, I know of only two places that are able to host such a large gathering in one large room:
Frankie Tomatto's (a block north of Steeles)
China Buffet King (Warden and 401, if still open)
Some of the larger Chinese restaurants can hold large parties, but a proper Chinese banquet would be akin to eating Offal for over half the attendees.
AYCE's, whether Indian, Chinese, Sushi, Italian, or what-not, is usually sufficiently average to not offend any palate, and offer enough pizza/french fry/fried chicken/junk food to satisfy even the most die-hard meat-and-potatoes-is-as-exotic-as-it-gets diner.
If you know of any AYCE's in Toronto (the area bounded by Steeles, Morningside, and Kipling Avenues, approximately) that definitely can support such a large group, please let me know.
Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, and Brampton are not of any interest (yes, I know there are places that fit the bill there - but until those cities rename themselves Toronto, it's no-go).