Sassafraz Est. Prior to 1930

100 Cumberland Street, Midtown Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Old Toronto

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Simply put, Sassafraz is a stunning and scrumptious setting for a sweet saturanlia.
European cafe meets cocktail bar - this little yellow house in Yorkville has “seen it all” from the early hippie movement of the 60’s to the lack of movement that comes from too much Bordeaux.
The Lowdown
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Restaurant / Private Dining
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Set in an array of Victorian rowhouses, Sassafraz has evolved through the decades to become a magical space in the heart of historic Yorkville. Located at the corner of Bellair and Cumberland, the little yellow house has “seen it all” from the early hippie movement of the 60’s to the lack of movement that comes from too much Bordeaux. Sassafraz offers an exceptional menu serving market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $140 to $185

Additional Charges

18% gratuity 13% tax


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors Only
Non-smoking Venue
Dressing areas available.
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

Sassafraz is known for our delicious cocktails and one of our top sellers is our "Badass" mojito. There is not mojito that is better tasting or looking that the badass. Whether you are attending a private event, pre-dinner drinks in our dining room or a meet up at the S cafe-bar you need to try a badass.

  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Sassafraz, the yellow house in downtown Toronto's historic Yorkville neighbourhood has the look and feel of the French Quarters in New Orleans not too mention the charm. Sassafraz is known for our exquisite cocktails and delicious foods. Sassafraz showcases a cozy bar/cafe, elegant main dining room and well appointed private event space. Let's talk about the latter two with info on S cafe_bar to follow below. Private Event Space Situated on the second level (barrier free access) is our well appointed private event space comprised of the Bellair and Cumberland that can be used separately (with stunning floor to ceiling decorative frosted glass panels) or combined to form one seamless room. The private space features banks of windows, sleek built in bar, mp3 plug n' play, satellite radio, wall mounted 60" flat panel and cordless mic. Main Dining Room The main dining room features banks of windows on one side and the stunning living wall on the other. The dining room's warm, clean and contemporary design along with clever lighting layout make it one of the most breathtaking restaurant interiors in Toronto. Combination Many social and corporate functions use a combination of both the private event room and main dining room. The event space for pre-dinner cocktails and any post dinner activity such as dancing with the dining room for the actual dinner. The flow is seamless. On site wedding ceremony can also take place in the private space.
Standout Venue Features:
Sassafraz is proud to be one of the first commercial properties in Ontario to adopt a bio-wall. The vertical wall of lush living plants gives Sassafraz its unique eye appeal but this clean-air technology also filters the indoor air. Indoor air is drawn in through the plant wall, where micro-organisms on the plants’ roots consume pollutants such as formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making the air you breathe while in the restaurant more clean and pleasant.
Awards & Notables Dine.TO - 2013 Best Restaurant for Group Events Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence Wine Council of Ontario - Award of Excellence
Celebration Locations
Sleek built in bar, m3p plug n' play, satellite radio, wall mounted 60
- View: Park
- Max Capacity: Cocktail Style - up to 80; Sit Down - up to 42
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Banks of windows, mp3 plug n' play, satellite radio, wall mounted 42
- View: Park
- Max Capacity: Cocktail Style – up to 120; Sit Down - up to 82
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Bellair + Cumberland:
Banks of windows, sleek built in bar, custom portable bar, satellite radio, portable 42
- View: Park
- Max Capacity: Cocktail Style – up to 225; Sit Down - up to 100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Main Dining Room:
Banks of windows, stunning living wall, contemporary design.
- View: Park
- Max Capacity: Cocktail Style - up to 250; Sit Down - up to 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
European cafe meets cocktail bar. Past meets present. Cool with a casual sophistication, the S café_bar is all about life in the village in the city. Bohemian and chic, laid-back and edgy, from Motown to classic rock, this spectacular blend of opposites provides an inspiring atmosphere for casual dining, a glass of wine or the next big idea scribbled on a cocktail napkin.


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