Toronto’s Best Venues For Corporate Events

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Here is a selection of Toronto’s best venues for corporate events!

As we all know too well, some venues are better than others…

Some look after you like royalty and offer great food and service.

Some try to wrangle every dollar they can from you, with hidden charges and cardboard food.

 

Whether it be a dive bar or fancy restaurant, there are good and bad choices to be made. Here’s a helpful selection of Toronto’s best venues for hosting corporate events at, that we have experienced first hand. They’ve received positive feedback from our clients, and we’re happy to recommend them.

The main point is as a portable corporate entertainment provider, we can go anywhere. It’s advisable to choose a private or semi-private area, as we will be making noise. Hopefully laughing too…

Lots of potential clients worry about the AV in the venue. Don’t! Once you’ve decided on your chosen place, we can liaise with the events manager there to work out what we need to provide. Some venues have excellent in house systems, some require us to bring a powered speaker and microphone. In most cases, you do not need to pay extra for any AV kit for our session – we can bring this as part of the service.

 

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Downtown Toronto

 

Best Venues For Corporate Events Toronto

 

$ = Great value

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$$$ = Finer dining or higher service costs

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BARS / RESTAURANTS (West to East)

3. Bar Hop (Peter Street location)

$$ / suits crowds of 30-40 people / barhopbar.com

Excellent beer selection and decent food platters. The main floor room provides a great atmosphere as it feels full with 30-40 people. Recommended for a good after-work vibe, or for a relaxed social event.

 

6. Elephant & Castle

$$ / suits crowds of up to 80 people / elephantandcastle.com

The Windsor room at the back is a good option for downtown businesses, as it is private with its own bar. Food is good pub fare and the minimum spend is reasonable.

Ask for Nicole and let her know Quiz Coconut sent you: gmtoronto@elephantcastle.com

9. Joe Bird

$$ / suits crowds of 50-75 people / joebird.ca

A recent favourite.

A new entry to this list of Toronto’s best venues for corporate events. Right on the lake so views are great, food is tasty fried and deep smoked chicken! Friendly service and a great atmosphere when filled with 50+ people.

Ask for Taylor and let him know Quiz Coconut sent you: taylor@joebird.ca

10. The Goodman Pub

$$$ / suits crowds of 150-200 people / fabrestaurants.ca

A big space, it’s good for an event where some people may quiz whilst others choose to socialise in another part of the bar as it has a back games area and a wraparound patio.

 

11. The Walrus

$$$ / suits crowds of 50 (seated) or 80 (some standing)

Right in the heart of the downtown business district, the downstairs area can be booked out for a reasonable amount. Buffet food was tasty and well presented. Complete with ping pong tables for fun after the quiz.

Ask for Rachel and let her know Quiz Coconut sent you: rdeelstra@donnellygroup.ca

 

12. Batch

$$ / suits crowds of 30-60

A recent favourite.

Great location for after work events, there are three different private areas depending on your group size. Their burger was voted no. 6 on Toronto’s Best Burgers in BlogTO – and as this brewpub is linked with Creemore it can be washed down with a tasty beer.

Ask for Andrew and tell him Quiz Coconut sent you: andrew.scott@batchtoronto.com

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13. PJ O Brien’s

$ / suits crowds of 30 / pjobrien.com

A recent favourite.

A great option for a good value, cheerful downtown spot. The top room of the pub is private with its own bar. Fill it with 30 people and the atmosphere will be great!

Ask for Theresa and let her know Quiz Coconut sent you: theresa@pjobrien.com

 

 

15. Bottom Line

$$ / suits crowds of 60 / bottomlineto.com/

This venue is a good option: it has a semi-private area which can hold about 60, and they’ve recently added a bar. Offering cash bars or inclusive packages, this could be a good afternoon choice when alcohol consumption may be lower.

Ask for Danica and let her know Quiz Coconut sent you: 416-362-7585

 

16. Oliver & Bonacini

$$ / suits crowds of 30 / oliverbonacinievents.com

A well known restaurant brand in Toronto, this venue has a private room at the front. Fill it with 30 people and the atmosphere will be just what you need. Great location for Union station for people travelling.

 

17. Biff’s Bistro

$$ / suits crowds of 30-40 / biffsbistro.com

Also part of the O&B roster, this is more of a sit down affair, with a more thorough menu featuring steak choices and sea food. There are rooms such as the Red Room which can accommodate 30-40 people and offer a private space for entertaining afterwards.

 

18. Goose Island / Biermarkt (Esplanade)

$$ / suits crowds of 20-100 / thebiermarkt.com

A recent favourite.

This place has many options as it combines the BierMarkt location and the Goose Island brewpub. You can have a laid back social event in the brewpub for 20-30 people, or a more dedicated catered event in the Bottle Shop. There’s a large interior space for the larger crowds. Food is decent and the beer selection is massive!

Ask for Jenn and tell her Quiz Coconut sent you: jkoen@recipeunlimited.com

 

19. Firkin on Harbour

$ / suits crowds of up to 100 / firkinpubs.com/firkinonharbour

Low-hassle and reliable, this Firkin can offer a space for 100 people or so along the side area, whilst not affecting other diners, so it’s not going to break the bank.

 

20. Lucky Clover

$ / suits crowds of up to 30 / luckycloverpub.ca

This friendly establishment has a room at the front that can be used for 30-50 people. With views of the CN Tower, this is a good choice for those wanting a location close to Union station that won’t break the bank.

ALSO WORTH CONSIDERING

1. Citizen

$$$ / suits crowds of 125-200 people / thecitizento.com

Big space for a large group, with a central bar. Varied seating, food and service as expected.

 

2. Baro

$$$($) / suits crowds of 100 people / barotoronto.com

A few different levels of varying sizes.

 

4. Montecito

$$$ / suits crowds of 20 or 50 people / montecitorestaurant.ca

Two rooms on the first floor can be hired out, with AV set up. Minimum spend is on the higher side, but this could be suitable for an event with a more corporate feel.

 

14. C’est What

$ / suits crowds of 30-50 / cestwhat.com

Has a private area downstairs, which has its own bar.

HOTELS / OTHER VENUES

5. Osgoode Hall

$$ / suits crowds of up to 120 people / lsuc.on.ca/osgoode-hall/

One of Toronto’s oldest and most beautiful dining halls can be hired for external events, and it won’t break the bank. Great service and plentiful food in a classy location!

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7. Shangri-La

$$$$ / suits crowds of up to 200 people / shangri-la.com/toronto/

For a turn-key system for a big event, this is fair choice. Big space and the level of service you would expect.

 

8. Fairmont Royal York

$$$ / suits crowds of all sizes / fairmont.com/royal-york-toronto

This place doesn’t need an introduction. Many event rooms with all the technology and assistance you need. Smack bang opposite Union station for the GO-trainers.

 


Yorkville

Yorkville Toronto Best Venues

 

BARS / RESTAURANTS (from West to East)

1. Bedford Academy

$ / suits crowds of 30 or 50 / thebedfordacademy.com

A recent favourite.

This place is full of character! As it is an old historical home, it has many private and semi-private spaces – quite rare! In house event staff make the process straightforward. Not pretentious, good food and well priced.

Ask for a tour! info@thebedfordacademy.com.

 

2. Heminway’s

$ / suits crowds of 50 / hemingways.to

This venue is laid out over several floors, so there are a couple of options for spaces to entertain, including a covered patio.

 

3. Sassafraz

$$$ / suites crowds of 20-50 / sassafraz.ca

A recent favourite.

This classy location has a first floor which can be set up for 20 or up to 50. Finely tuned dining and plenty of servers on hand, this is a good choice for a more sophisticated event and one of the best venues for corporate events in Yorkville.

 

4. Firkin On Bloor

$ / suits crowds of up to 100 / firkinpubs.com/firkinonbloor

Low-hassle and reliable, this Firkin can offer a space for 100 people on their mezzanine.

 

 


The Beaches

The Stone Lion

$ / suits crowds of 40 (inside) and 90 (outside) / stonelionpub.com

Local, fresh and friendly is their motto – and it’s accurate! You’ll find a great beer selection and food on offer, with some of the happiest server staff in the GTA. Cosy in the winter, and in the summer you can book one of their patios for al fresco trivia – one of the best venues for corporate events outdoors in Toronto!

Ask for Brian and tell him Quiz Coconut sent you: info@stonelionpub.com

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The Island Best Venues for Corporate Events

$ (just the ferry) / suits a crowd of around 20

A popular choice last summer was island trivia! Find a spot anywhere… and do an outdoor quiz. For power reasons, a speaker and microphone is not possible so this works for small groups where they can all hear the host speaking.

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Mississauga

The Vue

$$$ / suits crowds of up to 150 / vue.bypeterandpauls.com

With a panoramic ‘vue’ over the golf course, this classy venue has a great outlook. This is a dedicated event space so it suits a large crowd well, would be a good idea for a company evening event or office party.


 

MISSISSAUGA, BURLINGTON, VAUGHAN AND BEYOND – MORE TO COME!

Got any ideas? Are you a venue and you think you should be on this list? Get in touch at James@quizcoconut.ca or via our contact page.

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