Aperture Room

A first look at Toronto's newest event venue

Toronto newest event venue, set to open April 30th, is tucked way on the third floor of a historic building near Yonge and Elm that's better known for the presence of Foot Locker and Salad King on its first and second floors. The Aperture Room is the latest addition to the Thornton-Smith Building, an easy-to-miss heritage structure that dates back to 1922.

While the other tenants haven't done a whole lot to highlight the historical attributes of the building, the event space makes the most of its bones by showcasing the original brick walls along with hardwood floors and a stripped down design. The three massive skylights are a nice touch as well.

O & B has been tasked with the catering responsibilities, and tout a menu that aims to fit a wide variety of events. In a press release, the company highlights "an 'out of the box' poutine station, antipasto harvest table and an all-Canadian oyster shucking table; champagne and mojito bars; and a specialty "mixed-to-match" cocktail bar."

That's all rather trendy (perhaps to a fault), but I suspect this will be a very busy place when it gets up and running. The cheapest you'll be able to rent the 180 capacity space (standing) is $4000 ($500 rental, $3500 food minimum). It goes up from there as the time slots become more attractive.


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