Fermenting Cellar

Facility Information

The exterior of today’s fermenting cellar looks much as it did when it first opened in January 1861. Designed by David Roberts, Sr., the fermenting cellar was a one-and-a-half storey, limestone structure that stretched west from the five-storey stone distilling and milling building. Originally constructed on what was then Toronto’s waterfront, The Fermenting Cellar has now been transformed into the most unique event platform in Toronto. This flagship venue offers a breathtaking industrial chic setting. From heavy timber beams and trusses to the original Kingston limestone walls, The Fermenting Cellar offers your event a memorable atmosphere.

Space Capacity

Ceremony & Dance Floor

  • 200 - Plated
  • 200 - Stations
  • 300 - Cocktail

No Ceremony w/ Dance Floor

  • 300 - Plated
  • 300 - Stations
  • 500 - Cocktail

No Ceremony & No Dance Floor

  • 350 - Plated
  • 400 - Stations
  • 600 - Cocktail

Facilities Include

  • A blank canvas that can be transformed into a dramatic backdrop for any event
  • A 7,500 square foot fully air-conditioned and heated space, including radiant floor heating
  • No room rental fees, staffing charges or 15 percent landmark commission fee applied when selecting in-house catering
  • Chattel rentals starting at $20 per person including tables, chairs, linens, bar glassware and all place settings, one lounge set and four white plexi-glass bars
  • Basic sound & lighting package starting at $2,200, with full A/V capabilities at an additional cost
  • Mandatory security guard presence starting at $225.00 per guard; minimum two guards
  • Wheelchair access including ample parking
  • 35 ft. ceiling; 16.3 ft. to bottom of beams