new years parties 2017 toronto

The top 20 New Year's Eve parties in Toronto by neighbourhood

New Year's Eve parties in Toronto will help you usher in 2017 in style but what if you don't want to go somewhere too far from home. Avoid all the cab and Uber drama, and find something close to you to ring in 2017.

Here are my picks for the top New Year's parties in Toronto by neighbourhood.

  • New Year's Parties
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • December 31 - January 1
      Be part of the final count down at this bar in Mirvish Village. There will be DJs on both floors spinning the best old school hip hop and your favourite 90s jams.
    • December 31 - January 1
      One of 2016's best new queer parties heads to Bloordale to celebrate the beginning of a 2017 with house, disco, hyper-pop and special guests Rose Ceremony, Mary Mack and Cam Lee.
      Holy Oak
    • December 31 - January 1
      With no cover, line-ups, noisemakers or champagne at this Brockton Village Brewery, this is not your typical New Year's celebration. There will be a surprise at midnight and of course, loads of local beers available.
    • December 31 - January 1
      The oldest LGBT book store on the planet moved to the Church Wellesley Village this year and it's now also a bar and coffee shop. It's hosting Pop Machine with DJ Aural and Kris Steeves serving pop hits, anthems and dance classics.
      Glad Day Bookshop
    • December 31 - January 1
      Ring in the new year with a loud rock show on the Danforth. DJ Lazy Ray spins in between sets to keep the energy high.
      The Danforth Music Hall
    • December 31 - January 1
      Bump, hustle and shake to the funked up beats of DJ Humble spinning vinyl records all night long at this Distillery District party. Enjoy a four-course dinner with beer pairings and a champagne toast at midnight.
    • December 31 - January 1
      The Goin' Steady DJs return to turn back time and then head into the future with a dance party through the ages on Dundas West. Expect pop and anti-pop from 1890 to 2017 played in chronological order.
      The Garrison
    • December 31 - January 1
      Etobicoke people unite for this massive all ages New Year's Eve event. Dance into 2016 with hip hop, house, mash-ups, dancehall and top 40.
    • December 31 - January 1
      If you need a big, fancy dress up party for NYE, consider this extravagant ball at the Royal York in the Financial District. Claudia Maria hosts what will be the closest thing to feeling like you're starring in a Disney movie.
      Royal York
    • December 31 - January 1
      This is a carnival themed New Years event with DJs, acrobats, magicians, illusionists and other carnival performances on the Harbourfront. It's a 14,000 square foot event space with a two-storey midnight balloon drop.
    • December 31
      Ring in 2017 in the Junction with the young and energetic Dreamboats, who will be playing three sets of retro pop and rock faves (1955 to 1965 exclusively!). This is the event for lovers of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Elvis, the Beatles and so many more.
    • December 31 - January 1
      Head to this rap party in Kensington to send off the worst year of our lifetime with tunes selected by Boulevard and Chayne. There's a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, but make sure to get your ticket in advance as this party will fill up fast.
    • December 31 - January 1
      This is a great big loft party with some exciting house and techno DJs by the kind people behind the Promise parties (as well as AlienInFlux and BASSgators). There are actually dozens of DJs and so many rooms to choose from at this Club District party.
      Loft404 Inspired Gatherings
    • December 31 - January 1
      This is the spot if you're in East Chinatown. Farside is ushering in 2016 properly with a performance from DJ JD playing mutant disco, electro and Italo with no cover! Cheap drinks are available for your convenience.
    • December 31 - January 1
      This Little Italy party features an RIP 2016 countdown, a complimentary daiquiri toast at midnight, a double DJ dance party, a champagne giveaways, cocktails on tap, free bocce and free shuffleboard and no dumb dress code.
    • December 31 - January 1
      There's a Parkdale tiki disco dance party on NYE if you want it. You can start the night off at Miss Thing's with a $50 dinner if you want, or just head to the dance party inside the Coconut Room for $20. It's a tropical way to flip the bird to 2016.
    • December 31 - January 1
      Venture down to the Port Lands area for what might be the most explosive NYE party in the city. Rebel's sound and light system are next level and this party will be big. Dress to impress.
    • December 31 - January 1
      This is a Balkan-klezmer funk-super-new-year party with Lemon Bucket Orkestra and The Soul Motivators in Riverside. Need we say more?
      The Opera House
    • December 31 - January 1
      The Gladstone in West Queen West will transform into a Moulin Rouge-themed playground with live music, burlesque performances and a champagne toast at midnight.
    • December 31 - January 1
      This is Toronto's biggest skating and dance party, complete with fireworks and shows. The fun begins around 8 p.m., with DJs, performers, hot chocolate and of course, a countdown to 2017 just before midnight.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    Lead photo by

    Jesse Milns at Rebel

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Rebel


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