"I want to say a huge thank you for all your assistance and support right from the planning of my event to the actual day of the private screening of my short film. Arta Gallery was a fantastic location with an extremely accommodating, helpful and friendly staff. I definitely recommend that anyone looking for an affordable, fantastic venue with excellent service should go to Arta Gallery."
- Lolade Leigh-Thompson
"Arta Gallery is a beautiful space and we were pleased to hold our singles new year's event at Arta Gallery. In preparation for the party, Stacey was always extremely helpful and knowledgeable which helped to make the event a big success."
- Ragna, 25dates.com
"I am writing to extend a sincere thank-you for all of your efforts in hosting our event at Arta Gallery. Our guests were pleased with the gallery space, offering specific comments on the location and quality of the collection on display. The evening went off without a hitch and your staff went about their jobs professionally, unobtrusively and kept our appetites satisfied. We will certainly consider Arta for future events and pleased to convey our appreciation to your staff."
- Sue, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Nestled in the Historic Distillery District in downtown Toronto, Arta Gallery is a unique commercial arts space and event venue. Visually stunning and remarkably flexible, Arta is the perfect space for weddings, fundraisers and corporate functions, looking to bring that something extra to their event.
Ask us about our promotional event rental rates for January and February.
|Type of Event||Max. Number of Guests|
|Seated Lunch or Dinner Reception||Up to 120|
Rental Rates & Availability
The gallery is a commercial art space 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm Monday-Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturdays and 10am to 5pm Sundays. Our space is available for rental anytime upon request. Rental rates vary depending on the date and length of time of your event.
Please contact us for more information on availability and rental rates.
- 120 White Folding Chairs
- Signing Table (various options)
- Flower pedestals
- 5 x 6ft Folding tables (linens not included)
- In house A/V system: wireless microphone, projector & white wall, portable speaker system for DJ or iPod
- Candle light set up
- Track lighting on dimmers throughout the space
- Public Parking available on site
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Lounge furniture including sofa, Barcelona Chair, Distillery wood coffee table
- Large men’s and women’s washrooms
- Contemporary Canadian and International art on gallery walls
- Bar Area; made from recovered wood from the Historic Distillery District
- No corkage fee
Additional Event Information
Arta Gallery is not a licensed venue, therefore obtaining a Special Occasion Permit “SOP” is the responsibility of the renter and can be submitted in person at a participating LCBO. Applications forms are available for download off the AGCO website.
Arta Gallery is not a licensed venue, therefore obtaining a Special Occasion Permit "SOP" is the responsibility of the renter and can be submitted in person at a participating LCBO. Applications forms are available for download off the AGCO website. This allows our renters the freedom of purchasing their own bar options and return unused alcohol after their event. Arta would also be pleased to host your bar for you. Please inquiry about these options with an Arta staff member.
Photos of your event within the Arta Gallery are free of charge to our renters. Any photos on the grounds of the Distillery District require the renter to obtain a photography permit through the Distillery District office.
Arta Gallery’s space and design are a wonderful way to make your event unique and we encourage you to use the space in ways that will impress your guests and make a memorable event. However, no alterations can be made to the venue (ie. Puncturing or taping walls). Furniture rentals, flowers and any other décor items are welcome and we look forward to working with your suppliers.
All licensed events where alcohol is being served require the accompaniment of licensed security staff. Arta Gallery is happy to book this security for you from one of our trusted suppliers.
Arta Gallery has a select list of preferred caterers who are familiar with organizing events in our space and who will work within any budget.
Arta Gallery Preferred Caterers
|A La Carte Kitchens||Ossian Ghazal||416.971.4068|
|Citizen Catering||Jodi McBurney||416.537.7867|
|Daniel et Daniel||Laura Mattiussi||416.968.9275 ext. 11|
|Encore Catering||Cary Silber||416.661.4460|
|JP Catering||Gavin Neumann||905.482.3225|
|Marigolds & Onions||Kari Thal||416.256.4882 ext. 333|
|Presidential Gourmet||Melissa McGowan||416.466.7272 ext. 42|
Guests are welcome to use their own caterers (upon approval), but will be subject to a 15% landmark fee on the cost of catering.
Arta Gallery is pleased to have worked with many different clients. Here are a just a few of our many satisfied customers:
- Ryerson University
- Humber College
- Fairmont Hotel International
- Branksome Hall Alumni Association
- Flare Magazine
- Elle Canada
- Burt's Bees
- The Community