Balzac’s cafés offer a unique and warm environment for special events that require something less traditional than a restaurant or a banquet hall. We are one of the more interesting places in the city to hold special events as each café is located in a unique and iconic neighbourhood. Each space has been carefully designed and updated using custom modern and original antique furnishings, as well as hand-picked artifacts from antique markets and auctions around the world.

Weddings

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Social

Filming

BOOK LAUNCHES

FUNDRAISERS

Café Details

Just as our café locations each differ in size and aesthetic, so do their event capabilities and amenities. Cafés are available for exclusive rental year round, 7 days a week,
from 5pm.

  • DISTILLERY DISTRICT, TORONTO

    This historic two-story cafe, located within the illustrious Distillery District, offers an iconic and unique backdrop to host any event, from the avant-garde to the traditional. Among some of its Parisian-inspired features, is a stunningly grand antique chandelier, a lengthy custom-made bar, and a wide staircase leading to the upper level lounge. The character of this space extends beyond the interior, to a large patio adjacent to the Distillery District’s cobblestoned public square. This venue is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests for years to come.

    Ideal for weddings, cocktail receptions and corporate events.

    • Address  1 Trinity St, Toronto, ON
    • Capacity  99 – Standing Cocktail Reception; 40 – Seated Dinner
    • 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 $35. Balzac’s does not charge a corkage fee
    • Catering Clients of Balzac’s Distillery Café may choose from the following list of “preferred caterers” that has been curated by The Distillery Historic District:
      No Landmark Fee: Distillery Restaurant Corporation
      15% Landmark Fee: 10tations Catering, Couture Cuisine, Daniel et Daniel, Encore Catering with Elegance, Presidential Gourmet Fine Catering, CaterTrendz Culinary, Zuchter Berk Kosher
    • Accessibility The main floor of the café and washrooms are accessible.

    Rates starting at $2,800.00

  • POWERHOUSE, TORONTO

    This eclectic venue celebrates the golden era of electrical technology and art-deco design, with classic features such as: high wood plank ceilings, exposed brick, industrial light fixtures, broken-joint ceramic tile floors, and Carrara marble with brass inlay. The addition of custom wallpaper, terracotta plants, Balzac’s signature vintage style posters and Parisian inspired furniture strikes the perfect balance between masculine and feminine, industrial and art-deco. All together, it creates a unique and memorable backdrop for any special occasion.

    Ideal for weddings, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, workshops, fundraisers, filming and book launches

    • Address  29 Powerhouse St, Toronto, ON
    • Capacity 80 – Standing Cocktail Reception; 50 – Seated Dinner
    • 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 $35. Balzac’s does not charge a corkage fee
    • Catering We are proud to work with the following list of carefully selected preferred caterers for our events: Elle Cuisine, Gusto 54, Provisions TO,The Tempered Room, Urban Acorn & Yorkshire Pudding

      Outside caterers may be approved for events on a case by case basis and will be subject to an increased landmark fee.

    • Accessibility The café and washrooms are fully accessible

    Rates starting at $1,400.00

  • RYERSON IMAGE ARTS, TORONTO

    Nestled in the heart of the Ryerson campus, in the newly renovated Image Arts Building, this café features contemporary décor. Details such as brass, marble and custom tiles give a nod to old Paris. The glass walls and natural light of this venue offer a bright and airy space for your special occasion.

    Ideal for corporate functions, cocktail receptions, weddings, rehearsal dinners and film shoots.

    • Address  122 Bond St, Toronto, ON
    • Capacity 100 – Standing Cocktail Reception; 40 – Seated Dinner
    • 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 $35. Balzac’s does not charge a corkage fee
    • Catering We are proud to work with the following list of carefully selected preferred caterers for our events: Elle Cuisine, Gusto 54, Provisions TO,The Tempered Room, Urban Acorn & Yorkshire Pudding

      Outside caterers may be approved for events on a case by case basis and will be subject to an increased landmark fee.

    • Accessibility The café and washrooms are fully accessible

    Rates starting at $1,800.00

  • LIBERTY VILLAGE, TORONTO

    In our smooth interpretation of a 1950s café, we have created an airy space with sleek touches, such as an authentic zinc bar from Paris and custom-made Art Deco floor tiles. Our café is located in the old Irwin Toy Factory, now part of a mixed development known as the Toy Factory Lofts. A perfect venue for intimate events.

    Ideal for cocktail receptions, corporate functions and book launches.

    • Address  43 Hanna Ave #123, Toronto, ON
    • Capacity  80 – Standing Cocktail Reception
    • 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 $35. Balzac’s does not charge a corkage fee
    • Catering We are proud to work with the following list of carefully selected preferred caterers for our events: Elle Cuisine, Gusto 54, Provisions TO,The Tempered Room, Urban Acorn & Yorkshire Pudding
      Outside caterers may be approved for events on a case by case basis and will be subject to an increased landmark fee.
    • Accessibility The café and washrooms are fully accessible

    Rates starting at $1,200.00 

  • MARKET STREET, TORONTO

    Located in the distinguished St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, in a beautifully restored heritage building, this café features the signature Parisian style of Balzac’s Cafes. Having recently undergone renovations to double its size, this café now offers two adjoining yet distinct rooms, that represent both classic and modern styles, making it perfect for weddings with both ceremony and reception on site. Adding to its charm, is a large Market St. facing patio, to fully immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this trendy neighbourhood.

    Ideal for filming, cocktail receptions, corporate functions, book launches and fundraisers.

    • Address  10 Market St, Toronto, ON
    • Capacity 100 – Standing Cocktail Reception; 30 – Seated Dinner
    • 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 $35. Balzac’s does not charge a corkage fee
    • Catering We are proud to work with the following list of carefully selected preferred caterers for our events: Elle Cuisine, Gusto 54, Provisions TO,The Tempered Room, Urban Acorn & Yorkshire Pudding
      Outside caterers may be approved for events on a case by case basis and will be subject to an increased landmark fee.
    • Accessibility The café and washrooms are fully accessible

    Rates starting at $2,000.00 

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