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What People are saying about McLean-Sherwood:

“On behalf of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, I would like to extend our warmest appreciation for all your help and patience. I spoke to a number of of staff members, all were extremely professional, courteous and helpful. Your team understands the real meaning of service!”

Laurie McVittle – OACETT – Toronto Ontario

“McLean’s delivered the rentals with ease, in the exact place, tents erected perfectly and frankly, in record time given the time of day and spitting down with rain. The level of customer service and dedication to the task at hand was second to none.
Mclean Sherwood Event Rental understands customer needs and goes the extra mile..”

Account Executive,
Feast Your Eyes Catering Inc.

For Linens This Year - Anything Goes!!

Posted: Jan 12, 04:48 PM Permanent Link

When it comes to colours this year, it seems like anything goes! For our upcoming wedding season, we are seeing a whole rainbow of colour schemes from pinks and deep purples to silver and greys. Black and white is still very popular but we are also seeing a resurgence in dark and royal blues on white. And for something completely different, our Istanbul cloths have caught more than a few eyes this year with their golds, reds and greens combined for that Morrocan look!

Linens are what sets the tone for any table. Come check out our unique linen style and colour selections. Let your imagination run wild and don’t worry about being out of style because apparently, ANYTHING GOES!!

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Need Catering?

Posted: Dec 9, 03:23 PM Permanent Link

A valuable area of the McLean-Sherwood Party Rentals web site that is sometimes overlooked is our Caterers link. If you click on ‘About Our Company’ on the home page, you will see a side selection titled ‘Links & Resources’. In this section you will find the names and links to a variety of different catering companies. All of them do offsite catering and some even have exclusive venues that they work with. Each one knows the in’s & out’s of catering tented events, and all will cater to most any style and palette. Feel free to contact one or more of these professionals and find out what they can do for you!

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McLean-Sherwood Opens Orangeville Satellite Showroom!

Posted: Mar 11, 10:09 AM Permanent Link

Beginning Monday March 16, 2009 our new Orangeville showroom will be open for business! Due to the volume of requests for our services in the Orangeville area, we’ve decided to open a satellite showroom in Orangeville to allow our clients to view our inventory first hand, place orders and pickup/drop-off their orders without having to travel into the city.

Our new Orangeville showroom is located at 400 TownLine just west of Porterfield (right beside Wimpy’s Diner). You can reach the staff there at the following numbers:

Phone: 519-307-5781
Fax: 519-307-2730
email: orangeville@mcleansherwood.com

If you’re in the Orangeville area, stop by to say hello, look around and see what we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you and serving your every party rental need!

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Rental Makes Economic Sense!

Posted: Jan 21, 12:24 PM Permanent Link

2009 is shaping up to be a very unique year for many of us. In a time of economic uncertainty, cut-backs and down-sizing, we are all being more discretionary in our spending habits. More thought is to be given as to where best we are to use our resources.
Rental has always been a great alternative to purchasing items that you may only use once, or for items that have a purchase price that is way beyond the casual consumers means. Why would you go buy a set of 36 wine glasses that may cost you hundreds of dollars and you may only use a couple of times a year, when you can rent those same glasses for less than $13.00 – and you don’t even have to wash them!!

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We Listen!

Posted: Dec 17, 04:12 PM Permanent Link

At McLean-Sherwood, we do our best to listen to what our clients are asking for. You asked for more linen selection – we brought in specialty linens such as Iridescent Crush and Istanbul. You asked for more chairs – we now have Chivari Chairs in gold and silver. You asked to place orders on line – and we responded with this web site – complete with an online quotation system with the capabilities to email your order directly to our staff.
If you are current client, thanks for all the years of allowing us to service your event rental needs, and if you’re new to us, welcome to our site! Look around at our selection and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, give us a call. You may be surprised at what we can come up with!

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Going Green

Posted: Apr 11, 01:24 PM Permanent Link
Going Green

In today’s culture of environmental awareness, more and more people are forever finding ways to reduce the footprints we leave in our world. Many of us in our 30’s and 40’s were introduced as kids to the phrase ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recycle’. As a society, we have continued to progress in the ways we can implement these three values. If we continue, the children of today will no longer have to be introduced to these ideas, but instead have them automatically integrated into their everyday lives.

Without even knowing it, the party rental industry has played a key role in minimizing the environmental impact on the world for the past 6 decades. China plates, stainless steel cutlery and linen tablecloths are sent ready for your table, then packed up at the end of the night to be returned in reusable containers, washed and made ready for the next function. It would be nice to think that every paper plate, plastic fork and disposable napkin ends up in the recycle bin, but at the end of a long day of partying, the big, black plastic bag tends to do most of the cleanup

And with today’s technology, washers use less water than ever before during the wash process and environmentally friendly chemicals are becoming more prevalent all the time. To attempt to maximize return on investments, party rentals will refurbish tables instead of replacing, or in many cases, cut down damaged tables and tablecloths to make smaller sizes.

At the end of the day, what began as serving a need for quantity and quality of items for your function, has turned into a step toward keeping this planet clean and useful to generations to come. The party rental industry including McLean-Sherwood Party Rental is doing it’s part to continue this tradition. So next time you walk past the paper products aisle at your big box store, pass on by, pick up a phone and call us. For a little extra investment, you’ll be sure to please your guests….as well as mother nature.

Submitted by:
Peter Webster CERP
President – McLean-Sherwood Party Rental

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