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Dress Code and Club Courtesies

DRESS CODE

The National Club recognizes that keeping up with trends of dress code in today’s business world is an evolving process. In that vein, the Board of Directors has recently reviewed our definition of business casual and has agreed to introduce “smart dressy” denim jeans. However, formal business attire (jacket and tie for men) is always appropriate in the Club.

Our dress code policy is an important tradition at The National Club and is designed to complement today's more casual lifestyles while still respecting the Club's longstanding traditions and the excellence in standards for which the Club is noted.

Business Casual Attire: allowed in the Simcoe Dining Room, Simcoe Lounge, Marconi Lounge, 1874 Bar|Grill, Roof Top Patio & Lounge and Bar Lounge* (*gentlemen are requested to wear a sports jacket, suit jacket, or blazer in the Bar Lounge).

Men – Tailored trousers, smart dressy jeans (are permitted in 1874 Bar|Grill, Roof Top Patio & Lounge), shirts with collars and sleeves, and turtleneck sweaters are allowed. 

Women – Tailored pants, smart dressy jeans (are permitted in 1874 Bar|Grill, Roof Top Patio & Lounge), skirts, collared shirts, collarless shirts, blouses and sleeveless summer dresses are permitted.

Not permitted: Faded, torn or worn jeans, sweatshirts, athletic shoes, and casual sandals (such as beach sandals) are not permitted anywhere in the Club, nor is any apparel slogans or commercial messages.

To avoid any embarrassment, please advise your guests of our dress code and cell phone policy’s while visiting the Club.

CLUB COURTESIES

Business Papers in the Club

Members and guests may take notes or refer discreetly to business papers in any of our public rooms. Those using substantial amounts of paper are requested to use the Business Centre or another private area.

Briefcases are permitted in the Marconi Lounge and the Blake Lounge. Members and guests are requested to leave briefcases and laptop computers at the Front Desk before entering the Main Dining Room, the Bar Lounge, the Simcoe Dining Room and Rooftop Lounge and Patios.

Mobile Device 

Members and guests are requested to turn off their mobile devices and pagers while on the premises. Anyone expecting an important call should inform a staff member or the Front Desk personnel, who will advise of any incoming calls and indicate an appropriate location for a private telephone conversation.

Cloakroom

Members and guests are asked to leave outerwear including coats, hats, scarves and gloves, in the appropriate cloakroom.

Wireless Connection

Wireless connection is available for members and guests who have laptop computers with network cards. Members and guests can log on to our Internet gateway and access their e-mail accounts and the Web from designated rooms in the Club. Please ask the Front Desk for the password.

For more information on this policy and designated areas for the use of laptop computers, please contact the General Manager’s office.

Event Cancellation Policy

In order to ensure that members have a fair opportunity to participate and attend the popular events scheduled by the Events Committee, the following policy applies to event cancellations.

  • 48 hour notice – The cancellation fee will be 100% of the event price, unless the space is resold, in which case the Club at its discretion may waive part of the cancellation fee.
  • Events held off-site or events with pre-booked entertainment will be billed to the member upon confirmation of the booking.

At the Club’s discretion, there will be no charge for a member who cancels due to special circumstances.

Complaints

Members are requested to refrain from correcting, criticizing, or complaining to staff. Members should forward complaints and suggestions to the General Manager/COO, or any member of the Board of Directors.