Amazing Holiday Event Venues & Catering Spots in Toronto’s Riverside

Whether you’re hosting a neighbourhood Christmas party, a wedding or ringing in the New Year, Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood offers an array of event spaces for holiday parties of all sizes. From east to west, here in Riverside we have the best!

~

THE JAM FACTORY T.O.

2 Matilda St, 2nd Fl

The recently-revitalized historic Jam Factory offers 3,000 sq ft of industrial retro rustic space that makes for a memorable holiday party or a fabulous wedding. Need a last minute event space? Just mention this blog and save 50 percent off venue rental fees for events held in December 2017 or January 2018.

THE UNDERGROUND CAFE & SOCIAL CLUB

668 Queen St East

This is a fun space with tons of board games, chess, cards, lego and colouring books and enough room to accommodate up to 80 guests.The Underground Cafe and Social Club will also provide entertainment for an addition fee.

SMASH PING PONG

672 Queen St East

Looking to throw a fun holiday party for your sports team? Like your cocktails served with a side of friendly competition? Smash Ping Pong is great for all ages and also has a great private event space, the Riverside Ballroom, on its second floor.

PROHIBITION GASTROHOUSE

696 Queen St East

Between the cozy front of house Remy Room overlooking Queen Street East, to the Jagar Room at the back for larger cocktail style parties with a private bartender, Prohibition can cater to all your holiday hosting and private party needs. Want to rent the whole restaurant? Just ask!

EASTBOUND BREWING CO

700 Queen St East

Ring in the New Year at “The best damn New Years Eve party this brewery has ever thrown” in Riverside at Eastbound Brewing Co. The brewery, beer shop, restaurant and kitchen is a great location for beer lovers’ themed Christmas parties with enough space to accommodate up to 100 guests.

THE BROADVIEW HOTEL

106 Broadview Ave

A ‘charismatic gathering spot since 1891’, The Broadview Hotel has five distinct venue spaces for celebrations of all kinds. Their Executive Chef and culinary team have special menus just for your events too! Their main event space, Lincoln Hall, has over 3,000 square feet and capacity for 240 and is a veritable wonderland. The exposed brickwork and steel beam construction offer a stunning backdrop for winter weddings, and corporate Christmas parties events alike.

SUGAR LOAF BAKERY & CAFE

729 Queen St East

Looking to throw a holiday party at home? Impress your guests with delicious delectables like Dutch babies, house made pizza, or coconut panna cotta from Sugar Loaf Bakery. Delivery is free within Toronto.

THE OPERA HOUSE

735 Queen St East

If you want to throw a huge party this Christmas, complete with a large stage for live music and full technical support, look no further than the Opera House. This full service venue can accommodate up to 900 guests seven days a week and is also great for fundraisers, large reunions and more.

THE RALPH THORNTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

765 Queen St East

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre offers several event spaces available for rent at affordable prices including a multi-purpose room, large auditorium, community kitchen, meeting rooms (and even a computer lab!).

THE PEASANT TABLE

782 Queen St East

There’s standing room for up to 100 guests in The Peasant Table’s main dining room but if your looking for a private party, check out the 2nd Fl private dining room space, perfect for more intimate holiday gatherings. Parties can choose between customizable menu packages or off-site catering options.

SAULTER STREET BREWERY

1-31 Saulter St

For holiday parties with an open concept feel, warm ambiance, great accoustics, and enough room for up to 60 guests, check out Riverside’s newest tap room and brew house. Private parties can bring their own wine.

TABULE MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE

810 Queen St East

Good things come in small packages, including private parties at Tabule’s Queen Street East location. While parties are limited to 40 guests at dinnertime, the catering menu packs big flavour with award-winning middle eastern fare.

BOXCAR SOCIAL

4 Boulton Ave

Boxcar Social on Boulton Ave has become a popular spot in Riverside for private parties with enough room to accommodate up to 60 guests. On the catering menu you’ll find the likes of charcuterie boards, mixed olives and crostinis, plus a huge selection of whiskies, beers and wines.

KNOW A GREAT RIVERSIDE EVENT VENUE OR CATERING SPOT THAT WE’VE MISSED? LET US KNOW! 

Karen Lloyd is a writer, photographer and website designer in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood. This blog is part of the series giving you the inside scoop on  Riverside, Toronto. Read other blogs in the series: Riverside PatiosPlaces to Stay in RiversideBrunch Spots, and Kid-Friendly Riverside.