Owner and operator Warren Woolridge
started disc jockeying during the summer of 1988 as a way of earning
money to pay tuition fees at York University. Starting with mostly
high school and university functions, demand for his services
quickly expanded into the wedding and corporate market. With university
completed he turned to the business full-time until today where
GTA DJ has become the gold standard in the entertainment field.
His philosophy is simple: great
staff/great service. All our disc jockeys have many years of experience.
Rest assured there will be no DJ training at your event. High
quality ensures a satisfied and repeat customer. We at GTA DJ
know full well that a DJ can make or break an event; that's why
all our staff is knowledgeable, courteous and energetic. It's
our staff that makes the difference and why we've been rated #1
at many major banquet halls across the city.
Back in 1988 Warren began his DJ career working for another mobile DJ Company. They trained him briefly; sending him out with senior DJ's to see how a typical wedding, corporate event, school and private function worked. He learned the importance of arriving to an event early to set up, how to set up and plug in all the DJ equipment, how to introduce himself and approach the event contact, the importance of dressing for the occasion (most often wearing a suit, tie and dinner jacket), what songs worked for all age groups and in combination together, how to be confident when using the microphone, and generally how to act professionally at all times.
Early in 1989 Warren started up his own company called Toronto Disc Jockey Service. Most of the advertising and events Toronto DJ Service performed at during this time were school events: Middle School dances, High School Proms and Semi Formals, as well as University pup nights. In addition, there were also many bars and clubs performed at as well. While doing all this Warren would often receive mobile DJ events from other companies: Weddings, Corporate Holiday Parties, Birthday Party, Fundraiser, Stag & Doe, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, and many other events. As time went by Warren began getting better and demand for his DJ service increased.
Once his University schooling was done Warren turned to the Disc Jockey business full time. It wasn't long before he had to hire more DJ's as many of the middle and high school dances fell on the same day, i.e., Halloween, Valentine's Day, last day before the Christmas break, during Graduation, etc... Also as many events like Weddings and corporate parties fall on a Saturday, Warren had to hire DJ's that could help him with those as well because things were getting much more busy. This continued through the 90's with Toronto Disc Jockey Service establishing itself as one of the bigger (more successful) DJ companies in Toronto.
In 2003 Warren felt that the name Toronto Disc Jockey Service no longer reflected the true area he was servicing. Not only was he a DJ or DJ service in Toronto performing at multiple Weddings, Corporate BBQ's and Christmas Parties, private functions like, birthday parties, theme nights, etc...but he was all over the Southern Ontario area: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Guelph, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Vaughan, Woodbridge, King, Markham, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Stouffville, Newmarket, Aurora, Orangeville, etc... So that year in September of 2003 Warren changed the name of the Disc Jockey company from Toronto Disc Jockey Service to GTADJ to better reflect his DJ business and his clients.
Today GTADJ is regarded as the Gold standard in DJ services. The interactive DJ's, professional M.C's, professional JBL sound systems, Uplighting, intelligent lights, lasers, smoke and haze machines, dry ice, props, and games set us apart from the others. Our 25 years in the business has allowed us to perfect and innovate the entire DJ industry. From our website, to your phone call, initial consultation, final consultation, all done at our beautiful office and showroom, you will be fully taken care of. Our professionalism and experience make for the perfect night every time. Call or visit us today to discover why GTADJ is the right choice for you!