Balzac's Cafe Est. 2003

1 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Balzac’s has transformed the circa 1895 Pump House into a two storey Grand Parisian style café.
This national historic site with its exquisite Victorian Industrial Architecture is alive with arts and culture, boasting some of Toronto’s finest boutiques and food shops.
The Lowdown
Type
Art Gallery
Cafe / Coffee House
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Skyline
Style
Romantic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Corporate Event
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Balzac's Distillery Cafe: This historic site is perfect for weddings, corporate events and film shoots. The cafe quickly converts into a bar with a dance floor on the main level, while the upstairs gallery can either be converted into a dining room or remain a cozy lounge. During the summer months, it is easy to license the patio so guests can flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, all the better to fully enjoy the beautiful Distillery District.  

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Balzac's Distillery Cafe charges $2800+ HST (Sunday to Friday), $2975+HST (Saturdays), $3250+HST (Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, New Year's Day). The fee includes security, a site superivisor, use of our furniture, and free coffee.

A landmark fee will be charged to outside catering companies.

For those couples not wishing to use the Distillery Restaurant Corp, it is a 15% on the catering bill for catering companies on Distillery's Preferred List, 20% for all others.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
40
Buffet
100
Standing
100
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2003
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
There is limited access to storage space during the event.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

Balzac's Cafes are quickly spreading all over Ontario as this gourmet coffee chain builds on its ever-increasing popularity. The beautiful design and idyllic historical location make it a popular venue for couples looking for that unique venue that can be both comfortably casual yet tasteful and classy.

Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
DISTILLERY DISTRICT: Toronto’s only pedestrian village is the site for Balzac’s second location, opened in 2002. This national historic site with its exquisite Victorian Industrial Architecture is alive with arts and culture, boasting some of Toronto’s finest boutiques and food shops.
Design:
Balzac’s has transformed the circa 1895 Pump House into a two storey Grand Parisian style café. A giant Vaudeville chandelier casts a soft glow for sitting back and watching the bustling activity of this unique district.
Extra Perks:
Comprehensive rental checklist
Use of both levels of Balzac's Distilery Cafe
Balzac's furniture (lounge furniture, cafe furniture, patio furniture)
Site supervisor 
Security
Free Balzac's coffee and tea
Awards & Notables The Star's "Eaters' Choice Awards"
Not only is Balzac's Coffee impossibly gorgeous, with its high ceilings, stunning chandelier and split-level seating, it sells micro-roasted, Fairtrade beans. The Stratford coffeehouse named for history's greatest coffee lover, French writer Honoré de Balzac, has come to the Distillery district of Toronto (55 Mill St., east of Parliament St.)
- JENNIFER BAIN, FOOD EDITOR

Balzacs Coffee Roasters: Featured on Dragons Den ...
http://foodology.ca/balzacs-coffee-roasters/

Fuel Up: Finding the Best Coffee in our Area​
http://yccondos.com/news/fuel-up-finding-the-best-coffee-in-our-area/
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