Toronto is a bustling city, full of energy and life, but it’s also a hub for business and commerce. With so much business activity at the heart of our city, it’s no surprise that there is such a high demand for meeting rooms and meeting room rental spaces. Whether you’re looking for a place to host a business presentation, a team meeting, or a client pitch, finding the right meeting room can make all the difference. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most unique meeting rooms – from large to small, formal to casual, and everything in between – and give you all the details you need to make your search easier. Whether you’re a local business owner or just visiting for a meeting, you’re sure to find a space that fits your needs and exceeds your expectations.
The Collective Workspace, Mississauga
The Collective Workspace, Mississauga‘s C-Suite is a newly designed bright and spacious boardroom. Featuring a large stone table, sleek rolling chairs and seating for up to 10. A beautiful skylight soaks the room with natural light, accented by a modern light fixture. Perfect for meetings, brand shoots and small gatherings. Also features a TV with HDMI / casting capabilities.
Bisha Hotel Toronto
Located on the third floor of Bisha Hotel Toronto sits Canvas. A sophisticated and stylish spot for your next group meeting or product launch. The space can be arranged to seat 12 for an executive-style meeting, and up to 18 for a lunch and learn. All the professional equipment you need is prepped and ready to go. Catering options include everything from mid-morning snacks and breakfast buffets to plated lunches.
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With eight flexible spaces encompassing more than 4,600 square feet, W Toronto‘s meeting room rental spaces feature natural lighting and modern AV facilities.
High-speed WiFi, PA system, videoconferencing, flipcharts and more are available for your convenience. Impress your guests with authentic, locally sourced cuisine prepared by their hotel’s culinary experts.
The Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel‘s multiple meeting room rental spaces make it possible to host groups big and small. From all-day brainstorms to team-building activities, the expert staff will put their Drake twist on each event. Require overnight accommodation for your VIP guests? The Drake Hotel boasts 51 hotel rooms that are conveniently located just steps away from the meeting spaces.
Are you looking for legendary? Their newly renovated performance and events space in the Underground is the ideal location to host your next team session. Groups of 15 to 85 can brainstorm and mingle and enjoy the custom menus, two bars and plenty of other customizable perks to make this a seriously memorable event!
Vantage Venues is more than a beautiful venue in the heart of downtown Toronto with stunning skyline views and award-winning, locally infused food & beverage. With 40,000 square feet of multipurpose space and an industry-leading in-house technology team, they specialize in closing the gap between in-person and virtual attendees.
Your meeting package includes flexible, modern meeting rooms with stunning views of the city & Lake Ontario, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and on-site tech support, dedicated staff and a business centre available throughout the day, and first-class food & beverage prepared with fresh, local ingredients by in-house award-winning chefs. Private and semi-private lounge areas are also available for your guests to enjoy.
The Gardiner Museum is a spectacular venue for any gathering with remarkable views of Queen’s Park and the Royal Ontario Museum. Perfect for downtown meetings and presentations. A stunning, minimalist space boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, the Terrace Room can accommodate 140 for a lecture-style event and up to 250 for a standing cocktail reception. Groups can also rent the museum’s lobby, with its white walls and limestone floors, or the Gardiner Plaza, nestled in our terraced garden. Rentals for the Terrace Room start at $4,000
Boasting blazing-fast Wifi, Workhaus‘s professional and secure meeting room rental spaces are a great choice for your next meeting of 2-30 people. Presentation screens and dedicated staff are included with your rental. From the moment you arrive, their team will assist to ensure your meeting or presentation runs seamlessly from start to finish. Rentals are available by the hour or for the full day.
Spaces Queen West
Originating in Amsterdam, Spaces Queen West was built on the idea that success breeds more success. Spaces Queen West features a modern industrial space with a historic charm featuring exposed brick and wood beams. At lunch, head to the 7th floor for a stunning panoramic view of the city. Spaces redefines the way work (and play) is done. That’s why they’ve cultivated a community of thinkers, achievers, and Imagineers. A screen and whiteboard are included with the meeting room rental.
Room shown above: Horseshoe
UTSU Student Commons
The UTSU Student Commons boasts a variety of fully accessible modern spaces to accommodate your small one-to-one meetings to larger group seminars. A/V equipment and catering services from their preferred caterers can be included with your rental, but you also have the option to provide your own. Essential staff is in place to help with any matters that may arise.
Toronto Region Board of Trade - Queens Quay
Toronto Region Board of Trade - Queens Quay‘s state-of-the-art, 38,000 square-foot space is ideal for corporate events, conferences, galas, meetings and private events. Located on the East waterfront, minutes away from Union Station and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Toronto’s skyline.
The venue space features a large gala room (that can be partitioned into three separate event spaces), four large stand-alone meeting rooms, break-out spaces, a 22,000 sq. ft. outdoor terrace, and a state-of-the-art digital studio. The space features a 294” ultra-stretch screen, mobile video walls, a movable stage, multiple PTZ conference cameras, and centrally controlled audio, lighting, and video conferencing for a seamless experience.
With its contemporary design, soaring 18-foot ceilings and elegant finishes throughout, the venue was built to make every experience unforgettable. Rooms are thoughtfully appointed with a suite of audiovisual and video conferencing capabilities. Programmable digital signage throughout the space makes branding and wayfinding easy. Wi-Fi and charging stations are available throughout the venue for your guest’s convenience.
The SoHo Hotel & Residences
Designed to inspire ideas and enhance productivity, The SoHo Hotel & Residences combines luxurious amenities with high-end business services, creating the perfect location for your next meeting, corporate event, or presentation. Discover a modern alternative to the traditional meeting room rental space. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a dedicated conference and events team, executive chef-inspired event cuisine and more. A frosted glass wall allows for plenty of natural light to shine through. Tribeca’s 2nd-floor terrace sprawl 2,500 square feet and is only steps from the Tribeca meeting room shown above (seats up to 50 people – depending on room set up).
Aga Khan Museum
The Patrons’ Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the Aga Khan Museum is an elegant, intimate space offering panoramic views of Toronto, stretching down to the CN Tower and Lake Ontario. Natural light fills the room through floor-to-ceiling glass panel walls and a one-of-a-kind, Sultan’s tent-inspired roof. In the foreground lies the meticulously manicured Aga Khan Park, featuring Persian gardens and reflecting pools that showcase a distinctively modern take on a traditional Islamic Garden. This highly versatile space includes state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to meet the needs of board meetings and executive functions. High-touch amenities such as private restrooms, a working wet bar, and coat check equally appeal to private dining and intimate receptions. Room capacity is 34 standing and 30 seated.
Rentals start at $2,150
Beeton Hall Event Centre
The freshly updated Beeton Hall Event Centre offers four meeting room rental spaces to accommodate small meetings to large conferences. Beeton Hall can accommodate up to 180 people in their largest space (theatre-seating arrangement). The Centre features a reception lobby, private washrooms, a cloakroom, a catering kitchen, and an optional private entrance from Collier Street. High-speed internet is available throughout the building and there is plenty of metered street parking and paid parking lots nearby. Rentals for Beeton Hall range from $450 to $1950 depending on the space and time of the event.
One King West
Built in 1914, the historic core of One King West is the Dominion Bank Building and it is the preferred choice for many leading companies to host their meetings and corporate events. Situated in one of the most desired locations in the city, One King West offers an idyllic setting for corporate meetings, receptions, sales events, conferences, training seminars, and more with space for up to 350 attendees. With a comprehensive service offering and dedicated staff executing every detail, you can focus on your meeting knowing that the logistics will be expertly taken care of.
Merge Spaces is an innovative state-of-the-art co-working meeting room rental space, designed to motivate, inspire, and encourage a community. Offering a one-of-a-kind event space within Merge Spaces which incorporates a variety of technology such as high-quality speakers, lights, microphones and a large tv. This space is perfect for your next presentation, workshop, or private event and can comfortably accommodate up to 150 standing guests.
Rentals start at $1000
The Hazelton Hotel
From private meetings, and conferences to corporate dinners The Hazelton Hotel‘s variety of extraordinary meeting room rental spaces aims to exceed your expectations. Menu options feature power breakfasts, modern working lunches, and bespoke dinners. The Boardroom, shown above boasts natural light and includes a whiteboard and tv and comfortably seats 10.
The Broadview Hotel
The Broadview Hotel‘s Lincoln Hall is sure to impress with its exposed brickwork and steel-beam structure. Spanning just over 3,000 square feet, this space is ideal for your corporate gala or business meeting. Wifi and an integrated sound system are included with your meeting room rental and catering is provided by their exclusive, executive chef.
With exposed brick walls, natural light, fully operational windows, and vaulted wood beam ceilings, IQ Offices located at 545 King Street West offers a unique, dog-friendly space that is designed to stimulate your creativity. With privacy for small meetings and amenities that include secure internet with Wi-Fi connectivity, complimentary snacks & refreshments, wellness rooms, phone booths and plenty of parking located nearby. IQ Offices has everything you need to host a successful team session.
The Professional Centre
Situated in the heart of Toronto’s bustling financial core you will find The Professional Centre’s dynamic coworking offices. TPC’s state-of-the-art meeting rooms are the perfect setting for any meeting, training event or conference. Their downtown Toronto meeting room rentals offer premium amenities that include large tv/monitors, teleconferencing, secure high-speed internet, complimentary coffee & water service and more! Catering can be arranged on request.
Room shown above: The United Room (seats 16-20)
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
With its floor-to-ceiling windows that allow tons of natural light and a view of bustling University Avenue below, your team will achieve more with meetings and events that are not only brilliant and beautiful but also engaging, polished and productive at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. With eight distinct spaces including the 42-seat private screening room, their flexible indoor and outdoor function areas provide a unique mix of corporate hosting options.
Room shown above: Osgoode (seats 12)
Centennial College Event Centre
The Centennial College Event Centre has a variety of meeting room rental spaces to host your next half or full-day meeting or corporate event. All event spaces are conveniently located on one level, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows flooded with natural light. Event spaces range from 280 to 1,930 square feet and can be combined or customized to turn your vision into a reality. Their dedicated staff is on board to ensure your event runs smoothly and rentals include 75″ wall-mounted display screens, a built-in projector, HDMI connectivity and more.
Rooms shown above: Fall and Winter Rooms (combined spaces seat 120 classroom style)
Daniels Spectrum is a community cultural hub in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. Ada Slaight Hall, shown above is the ideal setting for larger presentations and conferences. Equipped with retractable seating for up to 300 people, the room can also be divided into 3 separate spaces for smaller groups or team-building exercises. Boasting robust technical systems that include WiFi, moving lights, full plug & play and live streaming capabilities. The space is fully accessible and paid parking is located underground and on street level. Their preferred caterers can provide everything from breakfast to dinner options and have your guests covered with any special dietary requests.
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon boasts a contemporary design flooded with natural light. Distinctive finishes including exposed brick and wood-panelled walls create a beautiful backdrop for events. The space is comprised of three rooms that can be used separately or in combination with each other. Additional features include two outdoor terraces, a full catering kitchen, a built-in bar and private washrooms. Rentals start at approximately $1400.
Old Mill Toronto
Boasting elegant, historical ambience Old Mill Toronto is the ultimate destination for those looking for a unique meeting room rental space for their next meeting or corporate event with just the right mix of location, technology, dining, and accommodations.
Their corporate event professionals are committed to your people and purpose, and your event is their top priority.
The Kingsbrook Room shown above features a wood-burning fireplace, projection screen, and high-speed internet and can seat up to 20 in a boardroom set-up or 64 reception style set-up.
Rentals start at $400 (depending on the room)
The Globe and Mail Centre
Located in the King East Design District just minutes from the downtown core, The Globe and Mail Centre offers elegant spaces with panoramic city and lake views from the top floors of the headquarters of Canada’s leading news organization. Their venue is a sophisticated and modern event space with a sleek neutral palette, floor-to-ceiling windows and a large outdoor terrace.
Perfect for any group gathering, They’ve hosted hundreds of business meetings, conferences, weddings, fundraisers and gala dinners. Their event space was purpose-built with state-of-the-art technology as they invested in modern systems and infrastructure to ensure that they can deliver the best experience for their event planners, their vendors and most importantly their guests.
Their exceptional planning and events team is the best in the industry and they are obsessed with making sure every detail is attended to.
Rentals start at $5,000
Hockey Hall of Fame
The Tim Hortons Theatre at the Hockey Hall of Fame is their most versatile space for meetings and presentations. It can be set up in various configurations including banquet style, classroom and reception. The space offers a built-in audio-visual system for most meeting requirements including large screen projection, podium, microphones and internet. It is also connected to the underground PATH system making this venue a breeze to access. Your guests will be able to tour the entire Hockey Hall of Fame during normal business hours of the museum between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Hockey Hall of Fame offers a number of appealing aspects including their fun interactive games, exciting hockey displays as well as the legendary Stanley Cup!
Meeting room rental for the space start at $2,250
Arta Gallery is located in the heart of Toronto’s Iconic Distillery District, and their team will make any event memorable. Whether you’re launching a new project, looking to host a corporate meeting or commemorating with family & friends, your guests will be blown away by Arta Gallery‘s visually stunning backdrop. Their event space is the perfect venue for events of all sizes, and they are proud to have worked with many big names like Shopify, Xerox, HP, Aveda, Loblaws, Bar Chef, Nikon, Twitch and many more.
Rentals start at $1,500
Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre
At Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, every detail has been crafted to maximize your productivity. High-tech installments make communication easy and effective, while ergonomic chairs offer optimal comfort and refinement. Their versatile spaces make it simple to construct the perfect environment for large events, such as corporate training seminars, and even small events, such as intimate board meetings. All are furnished with elegance and professionalism in mind.
Catering is provided by their exclusive in-house caterer, Rose Reisman Catering. Special attention is paid to the season, occasion and health of all guests. Menu options vary from morning breakfast meetings to fine-dining corporate dinners.
Alton Mill Arts Centre
Alton Mill Arts Centre is a historic and unique venue for meetings, workshops, presentations, and more. Offering a variety of food and beverage packages from their preferred vendors you’ll be sure to please every appetite. Alton Mill can provide a wide selection of furniture and equipment options for your event on an a-la-carte basis and an on-site coordinator is available at an hourly rate to assist if required.
A number of Alton Mill’s artisans offer workshops such as painting, pottery making and floral creating that can add a memorable and creative team-building experience for your guests.
Fairmont Royal York
The award-winning Fairmont Royal York opened its doors more than 90 years ago and has set the stage for thousands of successful meetings and events. Boasting historic charm, yet revitalized with the most elegant, sophisticated decor, your guests will be wowed by every feature of this amazing hotel.
Fairmont Royal York has the capacity and expertise to host every kind of meeting and event for up to 1670 guests. With a choice of 36 versatile meeting and function rooms as well as four Hospitality Suites and a VIP Boardroom, Fairmont Royal York meets modern technological business needs with multimedia services and WiFi connections in all meeting rooms. Their knowledgeable and expert staff contribute to the seamless organization and execution of your event’s success.
The Ontario Science Centre
Make your special event truly unforgettable at The Ontario Science Centre. From trade shows and conferences to team-building events with a scientific twist, the Ontario Science Centre offers a one-of-a-kind space to wow your guests. With modern facilities to accommodate intimate gatherings and grand celebrations for up to 5000, fully-equipped A/V, stand-out exhibit spaces and more – their experienced in-house planners have got events down to a science.
Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre
The Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre features several boardrooms and conference spaces that can be configured to suit your specific meeting room needs. Their salon rooms can be configured to a classroom style, theatre style, U-shape and more. Technical features include robotic camera technology, professional-grade production lighting, expert technical support, high-speed internet connection webcasting and video conferencing. Several catering options are available with special care being paid to those with specific dietary requirements. The dedicated staff at The Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre will work closely with you to ensure your event is a success from start to finish.