The Gem Hunters'

Our Story

Diane Roinson & Ron LeBlanc

Diane and Ron are renowned International Gem Hunters.

In the course of their gem hunting, the hunters have found half-a kilometre inside a mountain north of Bogota; dangled on ropes over a bottomless pit in Sri Lanka; trekked up sacred mountains in Nepal; they were the first Westerners invited to film at the fabled ruby mines in Mogok, Burma; tip-toed through the minefields of Cambodia on the hunt for Imperial Blue Zircon; lived rough in Luc Yen, North Vietnam to pit their wits against savvy ex-Viet Cong women over rare Star Rubies; skirted the treacherous roads that cling to the great Rift Valley above the source of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia looking for Opals.

But alas....their travels have left them with little time to tend to gardens or friends. To remedy the need to share the big life with friends, they built The Gem Hunters' Lodge On Queen in their home-towm of Toronto. The Lodge On Queen houses a collection of momentos gathered from their travels. It is a place of story and romance with a healthy dose of the bohemian impuls to celebrate food and drink.
Their motto remains,
"On the great grey beaches of humanity, it is the coloured stones
that catch your eye"

The Lodge

The Lodge On Queen is an exclusive private member's social club located in the heart of Toronto's downtown entertainment district, on trendy Queen West. This century old building has been restored to reflect the eclectic needs of our city's creative heart. It reflects the tastes and expressions of the club owner's Ron and Diane, who are international gem hunters and designers.
Lodge On Queen encapsulates the joie de vivre of living the 'Big Life'

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Special Event Venue

For booking and reservations

Lodge On Queen is the perfect backdrop for your special events. The Lodge can be rented out as a full-service venue (we take care of everything) or as a 'blank canvas' space. From film and photography shoots to media launches, intimate dinner parties, birthday celebration and weddings - Diane and Ron got you covered.

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By Invitattion

Membership at the Lodge on Queen privat social club is gathered on a friends and friends-of-friends basis with a capped limit of 250 members (current membership is at 185 people). Membership is $1,200 per year. Drop by for a visit.
International Memberships are also available.

The Gem Hunters’ Lodge On Queen private social club in downtown Toronto is now open for International Membership. Membership gives full access to this exclusive and private club and comes with all the attendant privileges allowed to local members. Additonally, international members will inherit access to the experientatial wisdom, opportunities and world-wide contacts in the field of gems. Ron and Diane are on-site at the Lodge when not in the field hunting for gems.

Price: 900 USD per year.


Special Events Venue

LOQ Main Floor is 3000+sq ft and it can accommodate up to 150 guests. Hand-painted pool table, cozy lounge areas, large bar, open prep kitchen and private dining/board room.

LOQ Top Floor spanning approximately 1800+sq ft can accommodate up to 100 guests. It is a perfect space for intimate weddings and celebrations. Open kitchen and bar area and private board room.

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Contact Diane and Ron for bookings and reservations.

Our Team

  • In-House Sommelier

    David Beauroy, B.A.

    Owner of DBINO Inc (aka David Beauroy Selections) an Ontario fine wine, spirits and sake agency. He worked 10 years at the LCBO and 2 years with an award-winning fine wine and spirits agency. For the last 4 years at LCBO, he was a product manager on the Vintages Buying Team for European Wines, New World Wines and Sake.

  • In-House Food-Empress

    Rachel Bies

    As long time slave to Fashion (Model & Wardrobe Stylist for years) and Culinary Adventurer, Rachel Bies is obsessed with pretty things and food. This joined with a passion to cook, teach and aid people in food awareness led to RBN ~ RachelBies Nutrition.

    Rachel, our in-house Food Empress, can tailor a spectacular menu for your special event!

Contact Us

For event inquiry

Our Address:

251 Queen St West

Phone 11am - 5pm:

+1 416 219 4609

Lodge Inquires:

Events Inquires: