The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
The Drake Hotel is a cultural, entertainment, and hospitality landmark in Toronto. Known as an energetic hub for the visual and performance arts, the Drake provides one of Canada's most unique and sought-after culinary and entertainment experiences. Stop by anytime to eat, dance, or sleep with Drake! Enjoy our live shows in the Underground, the private dining space in Room 222, or a starlit cocktail on our Sky Yard rooftop patio. We love throwing a great party and our expert team is on hand to help plan your event. Our special event offerings range from parties of 40 to 450 guests.
The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto's Landmark Hotel, is located in the heart of the Entertainment District. Surrounded by major attractions, including the Roy Thomson Hall, the Air Canada Centre, the CN Tower and The Hockey Hall of Fame, the hotel is a convenient location for any traveller looking to experience all that the city has to offer. As a proud Hospitality Partner of the Toronto International Film Festival for the sixth consecutive year, The Fairmont Royal York will be host to many Festival guests and events this September.
Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel
225 Front Street West
The 4-Diamond InterContinental Toronto Centre is situated only steps away from the Entertainment district and only two blocks from the new TIFF headquarters. The hotel features 586 luxurious and spacious guest rooms and suites, each complete with breathtaking views, deluxe amenities, and contemporary furnishings. Azure restaurant and bar creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere, boasting a combination of visual elegance and delectable Canadian cuisine. The full service, luxury Aveda-concept Spa rejuvenates the senses with a wealth of revitalizing massage therapy treatments that use both organic and essential oils.
John Doe Group
Bloke & 4th is Toronto’s Premiere Supper club. Since its inception in 2011, it has been a hub for high profile people and events, alike. With over 5,000 square feet of functional space, and unmatched sophistication and style, this is truly the place to see and be seen.
EFS is King West’s hottest new venue. Located only a few blocks from TIFF Bell Lightbox, it boasts over 7,500 square feet of multi-faceted space, complete with gorgeous unobstructed rooftop patio, perfect for the warm summer nights. It is sure to be one of the most sought-out venues during this year’s Festival.
- Bloke & 4th
401 King Street West
647 King Street West
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
181 Wellington Street West
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto welcomes guests to the heart of the city's bustling financial and performing arts districts. Located across from Roy Thompson Hall and only steps from TIFF Bell Lightbox, The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto features 267 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites that offer magnificent city or lake views from floor to ceiling windows. Along with its legendary service, Ritz-Carlton luxurious amenities and offerings include a 23,000 square foot Urban Sanctuary and Spa; the spacious outdoor terrace at DEQ Lounge; specialty drinks in Ritz Bar; signature Ritz-Carlton Club Level service; as well as the impeccable dining experience at TOCA restaurant, which boasts one of the only cheese caves in the world.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
188 University Avenue
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto is the first Asian luxury hotel brand in Toronto, echoing the gracious Asian hospitality and service excellence for which the company is renowned. Just three blocks from TIFF Bell Lightbox, the hotel is a landmark destination within the entertainment district, featuring 202 rooms, including 49 suites and five specialty suites; nine rooms with outdoor balconies; a 40-seat screening room with deep lounge chairs; event rooms with access to an outdoor garden terrace; a 20 metre lap pool; a full service health club; and a signature restaurant, Bosk. Adjacent to the hotel is Soho House, and Chef David Chang's three-floor Momofuku restaurant.
The Spoke Club
600 King Street West
The Spoke Club is a private members' club conceived as a gathering place for individuals with an interest in the arts, media and entertainment. Inside these walls, savvy people discuss everything from La Giaconda's smile to Andy Warhol's wig. The Spoke Club is where a discussion just a seat over spawned a website, initiated a campaign, started a movement. It's where the staff themselves are passionate members of the creative community.
19 Mercer Street
Buonanotte Toronto carries on a Montreal legacy born of the simple notion that food and entertainment can go hand in hand. Buonanotte continues to fulfill its duty as a “beacon of nightlife”, while still maintaining its devotion to culinary excellence in Italian cuisine. Buonanotte is the place for those wishing to experience the charm, style, flare and grace of Toronto with unique cultural influences from Montreal. Located in close proximity to TIFF Bell Lightbox, Rogers Centre, Metro Toronto Convention Center, CBC, Roy Thomson Hall as well as numerous premiere boutiques and hotels, Buonanotte satisfies every visitor’s senses and cravings.
CN Tower – 360 Restaurant
301 Front Street West
The CN Tower's 360 Restaurant is one of Toronto's finest restaurants, and features unforgettable, award-winning dining combined with an outstanding revolving view of the Toronto cityscape. Executive Chef Peter George and his staff offer market-fresh cuisine and regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. 360's award-winning wine cellar—called the "world's highest wine cellar"—now boasts a new interactive wine list of over 550 international wines. Our state-of-the-art preservation system lets you enjoy an expanded selection of spectacular wines by the glass. A leading event venue, 360 hosts over 300 memorable events each year.
Capture Group – The Everleigh
580 King Street West
The Everleigh is a very unique venue that's not quite a nightclub and not just a bar or lounge. The venue concept is a fresh take on Canadian lifestyle interpreted through nostalgia, art, music, cocktails and culture. Perfectly positioned in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant King West district, The Everleigh offers the finest in social gatherings and entertainment and is the ultimate destination where music, atmosphere, sophistication and service remain the focal point of your experience.
20 Maud Street, Unit #200
Icon Legacy hospitality pushes the creative envelope to design original spaces that reflect emotions and investigate the senses. Each of our venues introduces new materials and innovative layouts. We balance our eclectic environments with a genuine humility in the pursuit of service and excellence.
478 King Street West #113
420a Wellington Street
11 Duncan Street
480 King Street West
Queens Quay E
INK Entertainment is Canada's leading lifestyle and entertainment company. Operating since 1982, INK Entertainment's successful enterprises include the Parisian-themed Bistro La Société (Toronto and Montreal), Weslodge, Patria, Storys Building, the deejay-headlined VELD Music Festival and a number of trendy nightclubs, including Uniun, Product, CUBE, Dragonfly, the Guvernment and Koolhaus Entertainment Complex, and Tattoo Rock Parlour.
Located in Toronto and helmed by visionary entrepreneur Charles Khabouth, INK Entertainment's innovative approach, fusing dining, lifestyle, entertainment and design has led the company to team up with several significant industry partners in Canada and the U.S.: Cirque de Soleil in The Beatles Revolution nightclub in Las Vegas; Loews Hotels and Resorts for La Société Montreal and several American-based projects in 2013-14; ICON Legacy for Weslodge, Patria and Storys Building and; Lifetime Developments for Bisha Hotel & Residences, the newest private label hotel and residence brand to originate in Toronto since The Four Seasons in the 1960s.
473 Adelaide Street West
314 Queen Street West
364 Richmond Street
77 Peter Street
Media Bar & Lounge is Toronto's newest hot spot situated in the heart of the Entertainment District. Tucked behind the Hyatt Hotel and just steps away from TIFF Bell Lightbox, The Media Bar Toronto is an event space that turns into an amazing social venue on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Media Bar Toronto experience is reminiscing about the past, getting a glimpse of the future and most of all, living in the moment.
The Social Group
The Social Group (TSG) is Toronto's newest event and entertainment company, and encompasses three unique downtown Toronto venues (The Hoxton, Parts and Labour, and Dog and Bear) as well as a full service event planning and catering team (P&L Catering). TSG can help create and execute any type of event, from social and corporate functions to wedding and festivals. Renowned for its rustic and inspired flare, the TSG delivers exceptional, detailed planning and meticulous catering offerings. Check us out at www.thesocialgroup.ca/ or to make an inquiry call 647-748-2929.
69 Bathurst Street
Parts & Labour
1566 Queen Street West
A full service event planning and catering team, Parts & Labour can help create and execute any type of event, , from social and corporate functions to wedding and festivals. Renowned for its rustic and inspired flare, Parts & Labour delivers exceptional, detailed planning and meticulous catering offerings. Check us out at www.thesocialgroup.com or to make an inquiry call 647-748-2929.
348 Adelaide St West
Nicknamed "Toronto's secret hotel" by local media, the Templar has been crowned "one of the world's best new hotels" by Wallpaper Magazine and London's The Guardian. Featuring a minimalist design, punctuated with evocative contemporary art within a Zen-infused environment, the Templar is a discrete and luxurious haven situated in the Entertainment District, and just steps away from the TIFF Bell Lightbox. With 27 bedrooms featuring sleek, custom-designed furnishings and exclusive amenities, a private spa, and our now-famous Monk Kitchen and Lounge with its all-access chef's table and "by request" menu, the Templar Hotel is a concept hotel offering a new standard of service, discretion and luxury.
The Thompson Hotel
550 Wellington Street West
Located in the vibrant King West Village– with close proximity to the TIFF Bell Lightbox Tower–Thompson Toronto offers unique dining and entertainment options, including The Diner, a modern 24-hour upscale diner; Scarpetta Restaurant, an exclusive lounge; and a private rooftop bar and pool, with stunning panoramic views of Toronto. The hotel features 102 luxury guestrooms, including 18 suites, 30,000-square-feet of dynamic event space, along with a 41-person state of the art screening room. All guestrooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with city views to complement the hotel's contemporary design.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
325 Bay Street
Soaring high above the glittering Toronto skyline, STOCKTM completely redefines fine dining: the restaurant's ambience is designed for everything from sophisticated entertainment to simply getting down to business. STOCKTM's team includes some of Canada's most talented chefs, each of whom brings a cosmopolitan twist to steak & seafood. The master sommelier-led wine program showcases a handpicked selection of premium wine and spirits—a selection on display in a dramatic two storey wine wall. The pastry team engineers avant-garde confections—from gourmet truffles and cakes, to ice creams, chocolate sculptures and more—in a state-of-the-art Chocolate Lab. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, STOCKTM makes a lasting impression.
325 Bay Street
18 Saint Thomas Street
Consecutively voted the #1 hotel in Toronto by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the Windsor Arms Hotel is nestled on a quiet street ideally located just steps away from Yorkville, the heart of Toronto's most fashionable shopping and entertainment district. An ambience of warmth, discreet luxury, and the latest technology combined with our exceptional level of service makes Windsor Arms Toronto's most luxurious boutique hotel. Behind our century-old portals are 28 newly-appointed luxury suites with 24-hour butler service.
232 Norseman Street
At 10tation, we combine delicious food, great taste, and impeccable execution with a down-to-earth, approachable manner. Our ability to turn our clients’ visions into reality, while ensuring excellent customer service, AND having FUN is what makes us unique. We are more than just a catering company – we are able to provide an entire experience! Depend on us, not only for culinary delight, but also to provide professional staff, china, linens, décor, flowers, lighting, etc. Large or small events, we can do it all! Every event is as unique and special to us, as it is to each of our clients.
à la Carte Kitchen Inc.
2 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Unit # 43
Superior tastes, polished service, and innovative design. With this goal in mind, one of Toronto's first full-service, fine culinary caterers was established in 1981. By combining top quality, fresh ingredients with creativity and well-honed culinary expertise, founders Simon Kattar and Brian King set out to make food excellence à la Carte's signature. Creating dynamic, imaginative, professional and functional atmospheres has been an à la Carte strength from the beginning. From Parisian-garden themed parties and wedding receptions, to corporate lunches and environmental summits, there isn't a type of event that à la Carte hasn't seen or done. Our event planners use style and panache to fulfill every client's needs while surpassing expectations. Always up for a challenge, it would be best to sum things up with our mission statement: "We Cater to Everyone."
Crush Wine Bar
455 King Street West
Located in the heart of downtown’s King West scene, Crush Wine Bar is steps away from the hottest clubs, hotels and theaters. Our restaurant and private dining spaces are great for groups looking to host wine tastings, social events, business meetings; and with a “Top Chef” in the kitchen, Crush Wine Bar is a number one choice for food and wine lovers alike.
225 Richmond Street West
Capacity: 150 - 1000
Famous for its award-winning cuisine, excellent service and beautiful setting, The Fifth has been the venue of choice for over 16 years. With six beautifully furnished loft style rooms and a stunning view of the city skyline from the year-round terrace, The Fifth is one of Toronto’s favourite event destinations. We have The Fifth Pub House, The Fifth Café, The Fifth Social Club, Cabin 5 and The Fifth Grill & Terrace. They offer the perfect space for celebrations of any kind, including corporate functions, weddings and holiday parties. The venue can accommodate up to 1,000 guests with the ability to customize and tailor each event to meet specific needs and requirements. The Fifth is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of screening theatres and just minutes away from TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Hard Rock Café, Toronto
279 Yonge Street
With rich reds, golds, and dark walnut hardwood on the main cafe floor, and dark red and light green accents in the Upper Level, the cafe and its atmosphere makes every event extraordinary. In contrast to cafe's legendary menu of classic American-style fare, The Upper Level Lounge offers a vast Banquet and Events Menu which can be customized for a cocktail reception with hand-passed hors d'oeuvres to a large-scale banquet with hors d'oeuvres, buffets, live-action chef attended stations, and dessert displays. The lounge offers the latest in audio and visual equipment as well as an elegant ambiance for any event.
Liberty Entertainment Group
25 British Columbia Rd
For over 25 years, Liberty Entertainment Group, lead by President and CEO Nick Di Donato, has been has been redefining Toronto's special event and nightlife experience. As creators of such landmark establishments as the Liberty Grand, Rosewater, Spice Route, C Lounge, Courthouse, Phoenix, Tattoo Rock Parlor along with Cibo Wine Bar and the Coral Gables Country Club in Miami to name a few, Liberty Entertainment Group has become recognized as one of the most successful and innovative companies in the industry.
488 Wellington Street, Suite 102
Marben is a bustling Toronto restaurant located in downtown's Wellington West neighborhood, renowned for its warm hospitality and delicious food. The cooking at Marben is Modern Canadian, with a strong focus on seasonality, local ingredients and vibrant Mediterranean flavours. Chef Rob Bragagnolo utilizes his Italian and Spanish background to create innovative and delicious dishes that highlight the bounty of Ontario and Canada. We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality artisanal products to craft all of our breads, charcuterie and a la carte items in house. Signature dishes at Marben include John's Burger, consistently rated one of Toronto's best burgers, and our Kolapore Springs smoked trout.
Milestones Festival Hall
123 John Street
Milestones at Festival Hall is known throughout Toronto's Entertainment District for its jaw- dropping grandeur. With a menu featuring authentic and globally inspired dishes, Milestones Group and prix fixe menus are suitable for large groups or private dining. Our vibrant Cocktail Lounge boasts floor to ceiling windows, and is the perfect spot to sip on a Bellini before a show, or an ideal meeting place after work or before the game. Milestones' combination of personalized service and refined atmosphere are certain to make your dining experience a memorable occasion.
100 Cumberland Street
Set within a picturesque block of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz is a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. Located at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, the little yellow house has "seen it all" throughout the decades, from the early hippie movement of the '60s to the lack of movement that comes from too much Bordeaux. Sassafraz excels at hosting private events of all sizes and types, whether business or pleasure. We make it simple, from board meetings to weddings, from events of 10 seated to 500 standing. Sassafraz offers an exceptional menu, serving market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine.
364 Adelaide Street West
After living and cooking in Montalcino, Italy for six years, Chef Alida opened Tutti Matti in 2002 with the aim to specialize in rustic Tuscan Cuisine. Tutti Matti's menu changes seasonally, and features staples such as pinci, papardelle and other pastas, all made in house—as are all the desserts! Sourced from local, farm-fresh ingredients, entrees include wild boar, venison, beef, and short-ribs with antipasto and salads. Each dish is complemented by specialty wine from Chef Alida's favourite selection. The closest thing to a trip to Italy!
Urban Dining Group Inc.
303 King Street West
HUSH is a stylish, upscale-casual restaurant with a separate bar & lounge. We offer summer dining on front and rooftop patios located directly across from TIFF Bell Lightbox. Enjoy a diverse selection of inspired North American and global infusions, creative cocktails and an extensive global wine list prepared by our Master Sommelier. The sleek, urban atmosphere and impeccable interior design makes HUSH a trendy, modern venue for guests who want to impress or have cocktails in style. The restaurant and lounge can host parties of up to 150 people, and our second-floor, private event space can accommodate up to 80 guests.
309 King Street West
- Hey Lucy
295 King Street West
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- Brant House
522 King Street West
Once an 18th century stove factory and now the ultimate playground for Toronto's elite young professionals, Brant House has established itself as one of the city's most exclusive nightlife venues. An evening unfolds like a spontaneous dinner party: guests sip cocktails, share plates that delight the palate, and engage in lively conversation dissolving into a night of revelry. Brant House's experienced and attentive staff caters to the stylish, warm and inviting atmosphere.
606 King Street West