Dress Code and Club Courtesies
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 on a trial basis. However, formal business attire (jacket and tie for men) is always appropriate in the Club.
The Main Dining Room will remain formal business attire (jacket and tie for gentlemen).
Business Casual Attire: (allowed in the Simcoe Dining Room, Simcoe Lounge, Marconi Lounge, Blake 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, shirts with collars and sleeves, and turtleneck sweaters are allowed.
Women – Tailored pants, smart dressy jeans, skirts, collared shirts, collarless shirts, blouses and sleeveless summer dressed 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 with slogans or commercial messages.
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.
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.
Members and guests are asked to leave outerwear including coats, hats, scarves and gloves, in the appropriate cloakroom.
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.
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.
At the Club’s discretion, there will be no charge for a member who cancels due to special circumstances.
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.