One of our favourite bed time books is Per-Henrik Gurth’s iconic Canadiana work of art titled “ABC of Toronto.” Reading this to my son over and over has inspired me to write this list, as clients and friends are always asking for an industry version of this book; a helpful list in narrowing down the options for their next function. From boutique hotel rooftops, to intimate restaurants, to trendy art galleries, to lavish banquet rooms, this city has it all. Please enjoy our first ever showcase of our current picks as Toronto’s top event venues. Simply click on the venue name for a direct link to their event page.
A is for Art Gallery of Ontario – A picture perfect venue for An upscale Affair.
B is for The Burroughes Building, with exposed Brick and Beams, and a Breath-taking rooftop view.
C if for Casa Loma – Classic and Classy, now includes a garden house alternative to the Charming castle interior.
D is for Distillery Events Venues – a step back in time, with modern chic and top-notch service at Archeo, Boiler House Loft, and the Fermenting Cellar.
E is for Estates of Sunnybrook – the McLean House is an urban oasis perfect for small summer weddings.
F is for the Field House at Berkeley Church, a versatile indoor/outdoor canvas waiting to be painted.
G is for George Restaurant, an intimate hidden Gem in the downtown core for you to discover and savour.
H is for Hockey Hall of Fame, which shuts its doors after hours for sports enthusiasts to run amok amongst the sports’ greatest trophies and memorabilia.
I is for Ice Inside the Chill Ice House – no need to bring your coat, they supply them too! Then retire to the Gatsby Room In the back to warm up.
J is for Jump – recent renovations make the Bay St. concrete Jungle even more appealing than ever.
K is for King and Duncan’s Storys Building – three funky open-concept floors to party in.
L is for the unbeatable Lake views from the patio of the Amsterdam BrewHouse.
M is for Malaparte – schmoozing at the TIFF Lightbox is not just for Hollywood’s elite. The big patio is one of the best downtown outdoor wedding ceremony spots.
N is for Ninety Nine, the address of trendy 99 Sudbury whose 2 spaces suit urban events big and small.
O is for Hotel Ocho – you have to see it to believe there is a funky boutique hotel and event space smack-dab in the middle Of Chinatown.
P is for Peruse – check out the Peeps and the art at Twist Gallery while you dance until close.
Q is for Queue, what people are willing to do to get up to the ultra-chic rooftop at Thompson Hotel.
S is for Sassafraz – the Yorkville mainstay is deserving of its reputation for high-end flair and Sophistication.
T is for the Thompson Landry Gallery – combining art, history and style for one more awesome option in the main drag of the Distillery.
U is Unbelievable – somehow still preserved after almost 90 years, The Carlu, one of Toronto’s most iconic indoor spaces, complete with a retro fountain in the middle.
V is for the heavenly View from Canoe, which is arguably as good as their food.
W is for the Whistle that blows at 6 p.m. at Steam Whistle, marking the hour when you can have the entire brewery all to yourself.
X is for X, which marks the spot in the trails behind the Brick Works. The trails are begging to be explored, as are the unique venue spaces catered by Cafe Belong.
Y is for Yonge Street, home of One King West‘s majestic grand banking room.
Z is for Zzzz…put your head down in a funky room upstairs at the Gladstone Hotel after dancing all night long in the party room by the bar.
Disclaimer: This is intended to be a fun window into our city’s awesome options for private party locations. There are so many amazing places in Toronto that I have not included in this list. The 28 listed venues are favourites of ours to work in, and match the style of the “ABC” book. If your venue did not make our list, it doesn’t mean we don’t love working there, or that it’s any less wonderful than these other places.