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Ever wonder where the real music magic happens in North York? Well, good news – we’ve got the scoop on the coolest spots in town where you can catch your favorite tunes live and loud!

Picture this: a cozy hole-in-the-wall joint where local indie bands jam out, or a massive concert hall hosting your beloved pop stars. Yep, we’re talking about the sweet music havens right here in North York that every music lover should know about.

We’ve done the homework for you and rounded up the cream of the crop – the places with killer sound systems and chill vibes. Some even double up as your friendly neighborhood bars, perfect for grabbing a drink and soaking in the good vibes.

Ready for a musical adventure? Let’s dive into the best music venues in town and make some unforgettable memories! 🎶

1.The Warehouse Venue

Hey there! Have you heard about this cool event space in Toronto? It’s the city’s first loft-inspired spot right in the middle of town. Picture this: a huge 30 ft. high ceiling, a space that can be used for all kinds of things, a classy cocktail area, a complete kitchen setup, and a unique atmosphere that’s one of a kind. The best part? It’s a whopping 20,000 square ft. of open-concept awesomeness! You can totally make it your own – customize the vibe for your event and add a personal touch that makes it uniquely yours. How cool is that? 🎉

Address35 Carl Hall Rd #2, North York, ON M3K 2B6, Canada
Phone Number+14164962112
OPERATING HOURSSunday, Open 24 hoursSaturday, 10:30 AM–4:30 PMFriday to Tuesday:10 AM–5 PM
Service AreaPGWC+GG North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews4.0 with 401 reviews

Client Reviews

If you’re not familiar with the area, you will get lost.  Tough place to find.  The venue is okay for a wedding.  In house sound system is not that great.  Very echoey.  In house lights are dim.  Looks cold…not cozy.  Plenty of parking.  Good choice of alcohol selections. [Jaime Diep]


I recently hosted a corporate event at this fantastic event space, and I must say, it was an outstanding experience! The venue’s ambiance was perfect – elegant and modern, creating a welcoming atmosphere for our guests. The staff were extremely accommodating and attentive, making sure everything ran smoothly. The amenities provided were top-notch, from the high-quality AV equipment to the comfortable seating arrangements. Additionally, the event coordinator was highly professional and helped us with all our needs leading up to the event.

Moreover, the catering service exceeded our expectations; the food was delicious and presented beautifully. Our guests raved about it! The event space’s location was also convenient, with ample parking available for attendees. Overall, it was a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

I highly recommend this event space to anyone looking to host a successful and memorable event. They truly go above and beyond to ensure a wonderful experience. We’ll definitely consider booking here again for future events! [Olanrewaju Folarin]

Thank you to David Silber and his staff for making our Kalles holiday party such a memorable event! The decor looked amazing. The food was terrific. The staff was so professional and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you to David for all his input and patience while planning our party!!!!! [Leslie Richman-Bender]

2.Main Event Music

Discover the finest event bands in Toronto, bringing you amazing live event music, talented wedding musicians, and much more! Main Event Music is your go-to source for expertly crafted, fully customizable live music solutions tailored just for your special occasions.

Address106 Tycos Dr Unit 3, Toronto, ON M6B 1V9, Canada
Phone Number+16473428584
Service AreaPG3R+X9 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews4.9 with 42 reviews

Client Reviews

a month ago

Main Event Music made our wedding an UNFORGETTABLE celebration! From the moment we first heard them at a friend’s wedding, we knew that we had to have them for our own special day–and boy, did they EXCEED EXPECTATIONS!

The HIGH ENERGY that Main Event Music brought to our wedding was nothing short of phenomenal. Their performance was not just music; it was an experience that had everyone on their feet. The band’s ABILITY TO ENGAGE WITH THE AUDIENCE was extraordinary! What set them apart was their willingness to step onto the dance floor and engage with our guests, teaching them moves and deepening their musical experience! It was truly an unexpected and delightful touch!

We were also impressed by the LEVEL OF TALENT of the band members. They demonstrated incredible VERSATILITY AND SKlLL, seamlessly transitioning between genres and keeping the dance floor alive with every beat. It felt like they could read the crowd effortlessly, ensuring that every moment was perfectly tailored to the mood of our celebration.

It’s also worth noting Main Event Music’s commitment to customizing the music to suit our preferences. They TOOK THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND OUR VISION for the day and delivered a performance that felt tailor-made for us. They were aware of all kinds of music–and we were especially impressed with their love for R&B and jazz! They also learned to play new songs just for us–including songs in Spanish! Needless to say, their professionalism and WILLINGNESS TO GO THE EXTRA MILE to make our wedding day special did not go unnoticed.

If all this wasn’t enough, the feedback from our guests said it all. Many of them raved about our band, claiming that it was the “BEST WEDDING BAND” they had ever experienced. We wholeheartedly agreed, and it was delightful to know that our choice and efforts were so appreciated by our guests!

To summarize!!! Main Event Music is not just a band; they are maestros of creating memorable moments. If you’re looking for a talented, engaging, and dynamic group that will elevate your event to new heights, look no further. We are so grateful for the joy they brought to our wedding, and we wholeheartedly recommend Main Event Music to anyone seeking an exceptional musical experience for their special day. [Basia Ellis]

Wow, were we ever lucky to have MEM play at our wedding. One of the most received pieces of feedback from our guests was how amazing the band was. They were truly a hit and we are still in awe of how amazing they sounded. We feel so lucky to have had such talented folks set the party vibes right for our guests. Please extend a major thank you to all the members of the band! [Sarah Golvin]

We hired Main Event Music for our wedding and we are so glad we did! Throughout the planning process MEM was very thorough, accommodating, and timely. Their prices were competitive and they offered such a wide array of music for us to choose from. They provided everything we needed for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and in doing so they eliminated a lot of our planning stress. We specifically chose MEM because we wanted to create a fun and memorable evening, for our guests to dance a lot. Everyone had so much fun and we received SO MANY compliments on the band – truly they were one of the most memorable aspects of our wedding. We are so glad we booked MEM and would definitely recommend them. [The ElHalabis]

3.YMG – York Mills Gallery

Nestled in the heart of midtown Toronto, you’ll find the York Mills Galleries – a pair of exceptional venues, known as YMG1 and YMG2. Picture this: stylish spaces with an urban-industrial loft vibe, perfect for all kinds of gatherings like weddings, social events, corporate functions, conferences, and even fashion shows.

The whole place spans a whopping 28,000 square feet, adorned with elegant drapery, large windows, charming city brick, and ceilings that showcase the industrial age’s iconic beamed design. It’s truly a unique spot for hosting a variety of events!

Address1885 Leslie St, North York, ON M3B 2M3, Canada
Phone Number+14165255683
OPERATING HOURSEveryday Open: 9 AM – 5 PM
Service AreaQJ4Q+XX North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews4.3 with 462 reviews

Client Reviews

My husband and I recently got married here at YMG2 on Feb 18. We didn’t do the traditional route newly engaged couples do by touring venues, but rather booked YMG based solely on what we saw on instagram alone. Back in Nov 2021, when we initially signed the contract we worked with Isaac, and as 2022 came I wasn’t informed that the venue manager I was working with changed. But let me just say that Samir is a gem. He was so helpful and even went so far as to giving us tips on how to save on costs. He even gave me his personal number so it would be easier to reach him. He honestly went above and beyond for us and we are so incredibly happy with everything he did for us and how our wedding turned out. The food was AMAZING – the apps during cocktail hour, the pasta for our 1st course, the main and the dessert! even the late night stations were amazing as well! Our guests kept commenting on how the food is on the top of their list of good venue food. The staff were all so sweet! The servers kept asking if we wanted anything, and would grab us drinks from the bar since my Husband and I were on the other side of the room. My only regret is that I left the table for a little too long and my plate was gone (but that’s not the venue’s fault as I know I left just a small piece I wanted to finish haha). The energy of the bartenders was top tier! They were having fun with us and vibing with all of the guests. Shoutout to Suri!!! I loved her! She even looked out for me and handed me water shots instead when I asked (haha).

One of the things I loved most was the freedom of how everything was set up – from which table was placed where, where the dj was placed, the late night stations etc. – even the reception area I had freedom to pick where to place everything. I also loved the large video screen in the reception area, many guests commented how they never saw that before! And lastly when staff brought food and drinks to our bridal suite without us even asking – that was such a kind gesture when we were just taking a breather and soaking everything in.

My husband and I are incredibly happy with having picked YMG2 as our wedding venue – the price, the overall aesthetics of the brick and white walls, the bar and food options, the best hospitality from all of their staff and having Samir there with us guiding us through it all.

I’m still thinking about the beef dinner we had, and my husband is still thinking about the dessert he didn’t get to touch!! Hahaha.

Attached are some photos taken through a guest’s phone – and although not a professional camera you can already see the details of this venue![Ana Abad]

I got married here in October of 2022 and I’m so happy I did! The experience was incredible and my guests were blown away by the food, atmosphere and everything. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Samir, he was so incredibly helpful and stayed late on some days to accommodate a few requests. He was very transparent and ensured that everything ran smoothly. Thank you Samir for all your patience and assistance!

On the day of, the staff made us feel so special and welcome and kept bringing us appetizers and drinks to our private sweet – I really appreciated that.

I will also like to give a shout-out to the bartender that was present on our day, I can’t recall her name but she was truly a gem and the guests loved her! All of the staff were so kind and professional and my guests gave me multiple compliments saying that they’ve never had such kind servers at an event before. Along with this, the food from Catertrendz was absolutely delicious and I’m still getting compliments to this day. Don’t hesitate to book here, the space is beautiful and it was unlike any other venue I’ve been to.

Thank you York Mills Gallery for making my day special ❤️


Lisa and Alexander Franco [Lisa M]

I have worked with clients at this venue and always find the service to be great they are always accommodating and helpful. The venue is simple and beautiful. You can do so much with is or very minimal and your event will still look classy and elegant. If you are looking for a venue I would definitely recommend visiting them! [Ana Abad]

4.Barry Zukerman Amphitheater

Address4169 Bathurst St, North York, ON M3H 3P7, Canada
Phone Number+14163923846
Service AreaQH38+MW North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews4.2 with 12 reviews

Client Reviews

Very beautiful park for family activities or photo shooting [Samuel Liu]

Thank you city of Toronto -for the excellent restoration of Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre![Ms Irfa]

5.Downsview Event Centre

AddressParc Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Rd #49, North York, ON M3K 2C1, Canada
Phone Number+14164961794
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Service AreaPGXC+W8 North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews4.0 with 4 reviews

6.Nuvo Toronto

Discover the ultimate weekend delight! Uncover your dream vacation spot at Toronto’s premier dinner and show extravaganza. Immerse yourself in a live performance featuring dazzling special effects, mesmerizing dance routines, and enchanting magic shows.

Stay in the loop with the latest event schedules and additional details by checking out our Instagram page. Join the excitement and make your weekends unforgettable!

Address4749 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 2N9, Canada
Phone Number+14167396632
OPERATING HOURSFriday, 7 PM–2 AMSaturday, 12 PM–2 AM
Service AreaQGG4+CJ North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews3.8 with 320 reviews

Client Reviews

We went to Nuvo for a birthday celebration and for a deal online that was around $50 and included the magic show, dinner, popcorn and a welcome shot. When we arrived we weren’t sure what to expect because the plaza is a little misleading! Once we opened the doors we were absolutely WOWed and saw this amazing decorated themed venue. The light of word signs were adorable around the restaurant and the stage was right in the middle with booths all around. The show was spectacular and the food was amazing too. Once the entertainment ended the venue opened as a club and the manager let us stay and enjoy our drinks while the club crowd came in. I don’t believe they have the deal anymore but I would still go back! [Amy Dew]

Went with family for the illusion show. The food and drinks were good and they give you a free shot and cheesecake dessert. Service was also excellent and attentive. The only star I would take off is for the music, it was a bit too loud and when we bought the tickets we were not aware this is inside a night club. The music they play is just as loud as the night club. Very hard to hear the others around you at times especially if you are coming with older grandparents/parents. The show was okay, parts of it were entertaining but did not really the script, was a bit cheesy but still recommend trying it out! I also enjoyed the fire show and the washrooms were very clean. Lots of parking a a available. I recommend coming here for a good meal with some slightly corny entertainment on the side. [J C]

This club doesn’t look nice from the outside but it’s way nicer inside! Plus, the magic show was awesome! Eddie (the magician) was not only fun, but amazing, skilled, and different! And the show was really cool and what an amazing family time we spent there! I definitely recommend it! Service was 5 stars! Food, not so tho… Overall, show + service + atmosphere (inside) was 5 stars as well. Highly recommended! [C. Franco Zambrano]

7.Festival Terrace

AddressToronto, ON, Canada
Phone Number+14166342559
Service AreaPGV9+XH Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews4.3 with 85 reviews

Client Reviews

It was wonderful fireworks! Happy Canada day💓 But line for food trucks was sooooo long.. [현정]

Went on Canada day! Amazing fireworks! Felt like I was at Disney world all over again! [Sheena Buenaventura]

Great vibe and nice atmosphere, good place to visit with friends and family. Parking has long wait time on holiday events. [sanif maknojia]

Personal Thoughts and Experiences on the Music Venues in North York:

The Warehouse Venue

Ah, the Warehouse Venue in North York, a place that echoes with the vibrancy of Toronto’s music scene. I remember stumbling upon this hidden gem during my quest for unique event spaces. The idea of a loft-inspired spot right in the heart of the city intrigued me. The colossal 30 ft. high ceiling, the open-concept design spanning 20,000 square ft., it’s like a canvas waiting to be painted with your event’s personality. The reviews mention a bit of a challenge finding the place, but once inside, it transforms into a versatile haven. It’s not just a venue; it’s an opportunity to craft an atmosphere that’s uniquely yours. Imagine the stories waiting to unfold within those walls. 🎉

Main Event Music

Now, let me take you on a journey to the Main Event Music, a place where the magic of live music meets the celebration of love. I can’t help but recall the electric atmosphere they created at a friend’s wedding. The high-energy performance, the engagement with the audience, and the seamless transitions between genres – it was an experience beyond just music. Reading through the client reviews, it’s heartwarming to see how they crafted a tailor-made performance for each couple. The personal touch and commitment to going that extra mile are truly exceptional. If you’re seeking a wedding band that transcends the ordinary, Main Event Music seems to be the maestro you’ve been looking for. 🎶

YMG – York Mills Gallery

As we continue our musical journey, let’s step into the heart of midtown Toronto and discover the York Mills Galleries. The urban-industrial loft vibe, the elegant drapery, and the iconic beamed design – it’s like walking into a dreamy event wonderland. Reading the reviews, the personal stories of couples who entrusted their big day to YMG2 resonate with warmth. The freedom they felt in setting up their celebration, the exceptional service, and the raving reviews about the delectable food, it paints a picture of a venue that not only hosts events but crafts unforgettable experiences. 🌟

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