Estates of Sunnybrook Est. 1982

2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Toronto's most gracious event facility is nestled on forty tree-filled acres with spectacular landscaped gardens.
The Estates of Sunnybrook is a serene and secluded facility, housed in two historic homes that have been lovingly restored and are now used for hosting initimate private functions.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Castle / Château / Manor
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Forest
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Style
Classic
Elegant
Romantic
Sophisticated
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Estates of Sunnybrook, Toronto's most gracious reception and event facility is nestled on forty tree-filled acres with spectacular landscaped gardens. The Estates of Sunnybrook includes three historic buildings, each now converted into elegant private event venues. 

The two smaller venues, McLean House and the Coach House, host events with an intimate, residential feel. Vaughan Estate, the larger home, offers the grandeur of formal ballrooms and magnificent architecture. Located minutes from downtown Toronto, The Estates of Sunnybrook is the picture perfect location for Toronto weddings,social and corporate events.

Hosting an event at The Estates of Sunnybrook also allows you to give back, as revenue generated are contributed to ongoing medical research at Sunnybrook health Sciences Centre. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $65 to $180

Additional Charges

~ In addition to the rental cost for the venue space, minimum revenue requirements apply. These minimum revenue requirements are net of room rentals, service charge and taxes. Minimums are determined by the space, day of the week, and time of day you are looking to book the space for. 

~ Additional fees apply for on-site ceremonies. Theses fees are determined by the space and time of year.

~ All food and beverages are subject to an 18% service charge plus applicable taxes.

~ There is a service charge for a celebration cake brought in by the client.

~ A fee is paid to the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and Re:Sound for your right to use copyrighted music. The charges are based on the licensing fee for each venue based on the square footage of the rooms.

~ 13% HST (Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax)

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
160
Buffet
160
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1982
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Estates of Sunnybrook is a serene and secluded facility, housed in two historic homes that have been lovingly restored and are now used for hosting intimate private functions. We offer elegant, residential atmosphere that welcomes guests. Extensive grounds surrounds both home, allowing guests the freedom to stroll outside. 
Design:
McLean House

The history of McLean House dates back to 1928 when James Stanley McLean, President and founder of Canada Packers, commissioned architects George Moorhouse and King Associates to design a unique home for his family on 50 acres of rolling land that he had purchased for $92,000.

The result was Bay View, now known as McLean House, one of Ontario's most splendid Georgian-style mansions. The fieldstone manor house was embellished with Palladian windows, classic moldings, a grand staircase, high ceilings, and spacious rooms. The acres of gardens were spectacularly landscaped by Gordon Culham, a landscape architect who worked in the grand English country house tradition.

McLean House remained the home of the McLean family until 1966, when the widow of J.S. McLean moved to a smaller home. The University of Toronto took over the property, and it was converted by Sunnybrook Hospital into a clinical facility.

In 1982 McLean House was renovated and revitalized by the Junior League of Toronto and the Interior Designers of Ontario, who opened it to the public as a Designers’ Showcase home. Following this revitalization, McLean House was opened by Sunnybrook as a venue for social and corporate events, with proceeds going to fund medical research at the hospital.

Vaughan House

The Vaughan Estate, originally known as Donningvale, was built in 1931 as a family home for John James Vaughan, Vice President of the T. Eaton Company. The house was designed by architects Burden and Gouinlock in a simple Elizabethan style; typical of a large country manor. The home was sumptuously appointed with massive fireplaces, intricate cornice moldings, carved plaster ceilings, and leaded casement windows with gracefully curved handles. The grandeur continued through beautiful walkouts onto a series of tiered patios, gardens and stone pathways, overlooking their extensive grounds and the Don River Ravine.

After the death of Vaughan, his estate was also used as a clinical facility for the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Its restoration came in 1991 when six interior designers donated their time and talent to renovating and revitalizing the home. Now, along with its neighbour, McLean House, it provides a stunning backdrop for private social and corporate events.

Standout Venue Features:
At The Estates of Sunnybrook, we are dedicated to making your special event worthy of the milestone it marks. We recognize that the memories of weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, and family celebrations last forever. The team at The Estates of Sunnybrook is here to make sure your memories are of a perfect celebration - designed the way you envisioned, capped by exquisite meal and served with graciousness and attention to detail. From an intimate birthday celebration to the ultimate fairytale wedding, The Estates of Sunnybrook will make your special event a stunning success. 

For milestone celebrations, you want everything to be perfect - and so do we. We pride ourselves in offering the finest personalized service to assist you in planning your special event. From the moment you first contact us to discuss your requirements, one of our team members will work with you personally, and direct you to all the information and services you need to plan your memorable celebration. 

The Estates of Sunnybrook will host your occasion with style, elegance and attend to every detail to make it a truly cherished and memorable event, with our acclaimed chefs creating some of the most exquisite cuisine in the city. The Estates of Sunnybrook, with its exclusive environment and professional staff, will make your event stand apart.
Awards & Notables Awards
Junebug Weddings The World's Best Wedding Venues 2015
Canadian Wedding Industry Awards Best Bridal Suite 2014
Consumer Choice Awards Wedding Venues Toronto-Central 2014
Wedding Bells Lovliest Weddings 2013

As Seen In and Featured In:
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Canadian Business Journal
Celebration Locations
Main Ballroom:
Located in the Vaughan Estate, the Main Ballroom offers chandelier lighting with large windows allowing lots of natural lighting into the space. There is a patio space off of the ballroom, as well as a separate reception space and bar area.
- View: Overlooks the front gardens and a lush green ravine.
- Max Capacity: 160 seated and 200 for a stand up reception
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Courtyard Ballroom:
Located in the Vaughan Estate, the Courtyard Ballroom offers chandelier light with large glass windowed doors along the ballroom allowing lots of natural lighting into the room. There is a large exclusive patio off of the ballroom that overlooks the ravine, with a separate reception space and bar area.
- View: Overlooks a lush green ravine.
- Max Capacity: 150 seated and 175 for a stand up reception
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
McLean House:
The McLean House offers a gracious ambiance and exquisite gardens.
- View: Overlooks a lovely bark garden.
- Max Capacity: 72 seated and 120 for a stand up reception
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Coach House:
An intimate two story space with a private patio.
- View: Patio and greenery.
- Max Capacity: 40 seated and 60 for a stand up reception
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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