Built in 1929, the historic John St. Roundhouse originally functioned as a Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive repair facility. This piece of Canadian history seemed like the ideal venue to house a world-class brewery focused on making a Premium Pilsner using traditional brewing techniques and GMO-free, natural ingredients. The Steam Whistle Brewery focuses on making beer that competes with the best in the world, and the venue space is just as unique. Revitalized by Steam Whistle Brewing in 1999, large multi-paned windows, 30 foot ceilings, hand-hewn support pillars, and exposed red brick help to create an inviting and relaxed atmosphere for your event.
Home to art festivals, book readings, product launches, corporate parties, fundraising events and weddings, the Steam Whistle Brewery has over 12,000 square feet of open spaces that can accommodate groups of 12 to 1000 guests.
The Gallery functions as the Brewery’s store during the day and features a 60 foot bar and rotating art exhibits. The space can be booked with The Hall, or on its own and will entertain up to 250 guests for a stand-up reception or 80 for a seated dinner.
The Mezzanine is located on the second level, above the Gallery and Hall. Enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the Mezzanine is a warm and intimate environment with breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline, Gallery, Hall and the Roundhouse Park.
Pilsner Hall is Steam Whistle’s premier event space. Suitable for a 500 person stand up reception or 250 for a seated event, The Hall is the most versatile of the spaces and includes exclusive access to the patio from April to October.
Locomotive Hall is the combination of bays 12, 13 and 14 of the historic railroad roundhouse. Today it is the largest of the Steam Whistle spaces and pays tribute to the trains found in roundhouse park. bolstering an impressive 6720sqft the venue has a maximum capacity of 1000 guest.