Balzac's Coffee Roasters
Event Space Rental

Balzac’s venues offer a unique and warm environment for special events that require something less traditional than a restaurant or a banquet hall. We feel we are one of the more interesting places in the city to hold special events as we provide a free-standing building rich in history, carefully planned and updated using custom modern and original antique furnishings, and artifacts hand-picked from antique markets and auctions around the world.

Cafés are available for rental

7 days a week year round
from 5pm to 2am

Some dates are excluded due to festivals and holidays, or any site-wide events that we feel may impact negatively on your enjoyment of the space.

  • Usage

  • The rental rate includes your Location Supervisor who is also required for the duration of your event. Our supervisor will assist your event staff throughout the night, and work with them to clean up at the conclusion of the event.

    The rental rate also includes a security officer who is required at all events where alcohol is served. The officer will be booked through Balzac's and the charge will appear as part of the rental statement.

    Full use of the café, its furnishings, and the outdoor patio if the location has a patio and the seasonal weather permits its use.

  • Catering & Event Planners

  • Balzac's allows most outside caterers and planners. We can also make recommendations for caterers who have worked in our venues, or we can approve someone who has not worked with us before.

  • Alcohol

  • For all locations the user may obtain a Special Occasion Permit from the LCBO for alcohol service ($25.00), we do not charge a corkage fee on any alcohol brought in for a private event.

Café Details

  • Distillery District - Toronto

  • IDEAL USAGE - Weddings, cocktail receptions and corporate events.

    CAPACITY - Cocktail reception, standing: Up to 100 people. Dinner, seated: 40.

    FURNISHINGS - Use of all café furnishings is included in the rental.

    PATIO ACCESS - Patio available at the side of the café.

    BAR - For alcohol service a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required. This can be purchased on the AGCO website for $25. Balzac's does not charge a corkage fee.

    CATERING - Distillery District preferred caterers are subject to a 15% landmark fee. Outside caterers are subject to a 20% landmark fee.

    ACCESSIBILITY - The main floor of the café and washrooms are accessible.

    Rates starting at $2,800.

  • Powerhouse - Toronto

  • IDEAL USAGE - Weddings, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, workshops, fundraisers, filming and book launches.

    CAPACITY - Cocktail reception, standing: Up to 80 people. Dinner, seated: 50.

    FURNISHINGS - Use of all café furnishings is included in the rental.

    PATIO ACCESS - Patio available at the side of the café.

    BAR - For alcohol service a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required. This can be purchased on the AGCO website for $25. Balzac's does not charge a corkage fee.

    CATERING - Outside caterers are permitted.

    ACCESSIBILITY - The café and washrooms are fully accessible.

    Rates starting at $1,500.

  • Ryerson Image Arts - Toronto

  • IDEAL USAGE - Cocktail receptions, book/magazine launches, corporate functions, fundraisers.

    CAPACITY - Cocktail reception, standing: Up to 100 people. Dinner, seated: 40.

    FURNISHINGS - Use of all café furnishings is included in the rental.

    PATIO ACCESS - Patio available at the side of the café.

    BAR - For alcohol service a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required. This can be purchased on the AGCO website for $25. Balzac's does not charge a corkage fee.

    CATERING - Outside caterers are permitted.

    ACCESSIBILITY - The café and washrooms are fully accessible.

    Rates starting at $1,800.

  • Liberty Village - Toronto

  • IDEAL USAGE - Cocktail receptions, corporate functions and book launches.

    CAPACITY - Cocktail reception, standing: Up to 50 people.

    FURNISHINGS - Use of all café furnishings is included in the rental.

    PATIO ACCESS - Patio available at the front of the café.

    BAR - For alcohol service a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required. This can be purchased on the AGCO website for $25. Balzac's does not charge a corkage fee.

    CATERING - Outside caterers are permitted.

    ACCESSIBILITY - The café and washrooms are fully accessible.

    Rates starting at $1,200.

  • Market Street - Toronto

  • IDEAL USAGE - Cocktail receptions, book/magazine launches, corporate functions, fundraisers.

    CAPACITY - Cocktail reception, standing: Up to 60 people. Dinner, seated: 20.

    FURNISHINGS - Use of all café furnishings is included in the rental.

    PATIO ACCESS - Patio available at the front of the café.

    BAR - For alcohol service a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required. This can be purchased on the AGCO website for $25. Balzac's does not charge a corkage fee.

    CATERING - Outside caterers are permitted.

    ACCESSIBILITY - The café and washrooms are fully accessible.

    Rates starting at $1,600.

To book your party, event or for more information, please contact
Sarah Rolland
Events Coordinator
If your event does not require liquor, send your query to info@balzacs.com.
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