The best spaces you can rent to host events in Toronto

From intimate private dinners to birthday parties to corporate socials, presentations and conferences – here’s a simple guide to the city’s best venues!

Highly recommended: StartWell

Whether your event is virtual, hybrid or purely in-person, StartWell has industry-leading space, equipment and services to help bring your project to life in downtown Toronto.

Choose from various venue options at a single location on King Street West.

The best event venues in Toronto

Frequently asked questions

Prices range based on location, venue size and services on offer at venues for hire in Toronto. We recommend budgeting ~$100/person for any events larger than 50 people as a venue fee. Some venues who operate their own kitchen will be flexible on pricing if your event entails meals and drinks as well.

Ultimately it comes down to price, location and vibe – you should choose a venue which matches the best mix for your event.

Depending on the nature of your event there are options to choose from which can make for pretty unique events – choosing a restaurant your guests would not normally go to may make for a unique experience whilst some other venues, like StartWell’s Event Studio, offer completely customisable lighting, seating arrangements and projected visuals on multiple walls – so you can craft an experience that is truly unique to your actual event.

Choosing a venue for your corporate events will come down to the usual choice factors of price, location and vibe – however, for corporate events you’ll also want to consider the options on offer for seating and audio-visual tech. Most venues don’t have their own AV teams and equipment – which can be a good or bad thing; good because you can custom create a solution for your event, bad because the costs can add up quickly. So, we recommend looking for a venue that offers turn-key tech and in-house staff that can manage your AV needs for presentations in room as well as virtual/live-streams. Also – consider your needs for stationary, white boards and flipcharts.