First published in 2016, this popular alliteration post gets a refresh for the new decade with the addition of some sweet new Toronto venues. – DJFB
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 kids 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. Click on the venue name for a direct link to their event page.
A is for the Art Gallery of Ontario – A picture perfect venue for An upscale Affair.
C if for Casa Loma – Classic and Classy, now includes a garden house alternative to the Charming castle interior.
E is for Omni King Edward Hotel, the crystal ballroom now the crown jewel of downtown hotel spaces.
F is for the Field House at Berkeley Church, a versatile indoor/outdoor canvas waiting to be Filled.
H is for the Hunt Club – Overlooking the Scarborough bluffs, you feel like you are at the end of the earth, not Lake Ontario.
J is for Jump – The Bay St. concrete Jungle relies on this haunt as a place for patrons to blow off steam from the rat race.
K is for King and Duncan’s Storys Building – three funky open-concept floors to party in.
L is for the Legendary Hockey Hall of Fame, which shuts its doors after hours for sports enthusiasts to run wild amongst the sports’ treasured trophies and memorabilia.
M is for the Aga Khan Museum – Once inside, you are transported to faraway lands through architecture and historical artifacts, paired with upscale catering by Mark McEwan.
N is for the Queen East Neighbourhood, which The Broadview Hotel now anchors – As the pinnacle place to eat, stay and play in the east-end this former strip club also includes a highly coveted rooftop Bar. (Real Broadview Wedding Story)
O is for Oliver & Bonacini – The O&B venues Of Carlu, Arcadian, and Malaparte will always top the lists.
P is for Palais Royale – Picture-Perfect lakefront views outside, Pure Part-time inside.
Q is for Corus Quay, a venue that Questions your imagination and good tunes.
R is for George Restaurant – The menu is legendary and always changing, this intimate hidden gem in the downtown core is for you to discover and savour.
S is for The Shangri-La Hotel – Stunning attention to detail and unprecedented Service will Surely Surprise your guests.
V is for the View from The Globe & Mail Centre, arguably as good as Canoe’s but with a huge outdoor patio.
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 Hotel X – Exciting new hotel with an adventure around every corner, with so many spaces under one letter to play in.
Y is for Yorkville, home of Sassafraz – This trendy mainstay is deserving of its reputation for high-end flair and sophistication.
Got a favourite Toronto venue that we missed? Tell us about it!