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Propeller Coffee is a celebrated event venue in the heart of one of Toronto's west end arts communities. Once an old metal factory, it is now home to an award winning artisan coffee roastery and cafe by day.

We offer an elegantly industrial and beautifully light-filled space, featuring high ceilings, and exposed brick. Our venue is the perfect space for weddings, special celebrations, photo/film shoots, corporate events and meetings. Propeller has also been voted one of the most accessible venues in Toronto.

Our creative and professional preferred catering partners offer impeccable, friendly service every time. And of course, we can provide outstanding coffee!

Drop us a line at events@propellercoffee.com to set up a tour. Click to see photos of past events

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Venue FAQ’s

What is the capacity?

125 cocktail style, 80-100 seated dinner

 

When is the venue available?

We are a mostly evenings only event space as we are a busy cafe by day, but we do consider making a few exceptions per year for daytime venue buy-outs for film shoots, corporate events, etc.  Reach out to events@propellercoffee.com for more information.

 

What is the rental fee?

We have several tiers of fees, depending on the hours of event, low/high season rates, etc. Reach out to events@propellercoffee.com for a quote.

 

What is included in the rental fee?

The rental fee includes the space, the guidance of our Event Director during the planning stages of your event, a Venue Supervisor who is present during your event, cleaning, and our cafe furniture (six 9’ harvest tables, one 10’ standing height table, and 55 wooden chairs).

 

Are there any other costs?

Service staff (arranged through your caterer), rentals (arranged through your caterer), event insurance, security officer and coffee service are additional costs.

Photo Credit: Cole Burston @cburston / @cdnmusictherapy

Photo Credit: Cole Burston @cburston / @cdnmusictherapy

 

Who can cater my event?

Each of our preferred caterers have been carefully selected to offer our clients a range of styles and price points. Our preferred catering partners are experienced in our space and will work closely with you to discuss your budget, menu, floor plan, and they will organize your rentals & staffing (including bartenders). Please reach out to them directly to get a quote started.

 

What is a landmark fee?

A landmark fee is a percentage of the caterer’s invoice that is paid to the venue for operating within that venue. Our landmark fee of 15% is charged on food only and will be applied to your final catering invoice.

 

Will you provide the coffee?

Of course! We serve our award winning coffee at all of our events. We also produce small custom bags of freshly roasted beans that can be used for wedding favours or event gifts.

 

Is Propeller licensed?

No. Event clients must obtain a Special Occasion Permit (“SOP”) in order to serve alcohol at an event. The process is simple and can be completed online here.


Can we drink alcohol outside?

Alcohol may be permitted outside of the building if rental fencing has been set up in accordance with the AGCO guidelines and the area is included in the SOP application.

 

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Yes! We do not charge corkage or any other fees on alcohol. You must provide a Special Occasion Permit to serve alcohol and ensure your caterer has secured the appropriate number of SmartServe certified bar staff from our staffing supplier - Core Event Staff.

 

What goes into planning my event?

You (or a designated event planner or friend) will liaise with our Event Director during your planning stages. Communicate details of your event with your chosen caterer so that service is perfectly timed to your itinerary and the serving and bar staff are well informed of your plans. Our preferred caterers will organize all the staffing and rentals on your behalf.

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 Photo Credit: www.eightyfifthstreet.ca

 

Where is Propeller located?

50 Wade Avenue, just northwest of the Bloor/Lansdowne intersection in the west end of Toronto. We are conveniently located a minute’s walk from Lansdowne subway station.

 

Is there parking?

Yes, our parking lot is next to the venue and is free for Propeller guests to use. Parking is also available on Wade Avenue and there is a Green P lot on the east side of Lansdowne and Wade Avenue.

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Still have questions or would like to book the venue for your event? Reach out to us at events@propellercoffee.com

 

Event Rental/Catering/Staffing Partners:  

Higgins Core Event Staffing Daniel et Daniel Elle Cuisine Food Dudes Oliver and Bonacini Provisions Santo Pecado  Toben Uncle Smoke Urban Acorn  Wilder and Rose