We can accommodate 100 seated for dinner, or up to 125 cocktail style. However, intimate parties of fewer also feel just right and leave even more room for dancing.
Propeller is an evenings only venue as we are a busy cafe by day. We make a couple exceptions per year for daytime venue buy-outs for things like corporate events and film shoots, but not very often, as we value our regular cafe customers and their desire for coffee!
We have several tiers of rental fees, depending on hours needed and on low or high season rates. Please contact us at for an estimate. We offer a 30% discount to arts related or non-profit events such as fundraisers.
The fee includes the space, the guidance of our Event Director during the planning stages of your event and a Venue Supervisor who will be on-site during your event. It also includes cleaning. We offer a 60-90 minute set up time before your guests arrive, depending on the nature of your event. Other service staff including bartenders will have to be hired through your caterer.
You are required to purchase Event Insurance from Propeller's insurance provider. We’ll introduce you to our Insurer with plenty of time to coordinate before the event. Event Insurance is not expensive at approximately $200, but will cover you in the unlikely but unfortunate event of any damage caused by you or your guests.
Propeller’s Security Officer must also be hired at an hourly rate. We will book this on your behalf and the fee will appear on your final invoice.
Propeller works with only the best. Our select list of preferred caterers is diverse, creative and hand picked - and we only work with nice people! Please contact them directly. Each of them are experienced in our space and will work closely with you to discuss your delicious menu, your budget, floor plan, and organize your rentals, and event staff (including bartenders) according to your number and needs. Please find our list of caterers on the here.
A Landmark Fee is a standard commission that the caterer charges to you, the client, and then passes on to the venue in order to operate as a vendor in that space. At Propeller, a low 15% landmark fee on food only will be applied to your final catering invoice.
Propeller is not a licensed venue, but by obtaining a Special Occasion Permit (“SOP”) from the LCBO, you may serve alcohol at your event.
Application forms are available at the LCBO and cost only $25 for Open Bar and $75 for Cash Bar. You will need to apply 3 - 4 weeks in advance.
You can apply online for a faster turnaround time:
Yes! This is one of the most flexible and cost-saving features of our venue as we do not charge corkage or any other fees on your alcohol.
You must provide a Special Occasion Permit from the LCBO to serve alcohol and ensure that you or your caterer has booked the appropriate number of SmartServe certified bar staff from Core Event Staff well in advance of your event to ensure availability.
We ask that you (or a designated wedding planner or friend) liaise with Propeller’s Event Director during your planning stage about your ideas for decor, music and floor plan etc.
Discuss with your chosen caterer the details of your evening so that service is perfectly timed to your itinerary and the serving and bar staff are well informed of your wishes. Your caterer will organize all serving staff and bar staff on your behalf, according to a guest to staff ratio that is appropriate to your style of event.
Your caterer will need to be involved in your floor plan and will make suggestions based on experience and will order glassware, dinnerware and additional furniture if needed.
We have six gorgeous 9-foot harvest tables that can seat 10 each and one 10-foot standing height table to gather around with drinks or display food trays on in the Cupping Room. They are all on wheels and can be moved to accommodate many scenarios. We have 55 wooden chairs. Higgins Event Rentals, our exclusive rental provider, can supply up to 4 more harvest tables and wooden chairs for a seated dinner of 100 as well as an amazing array of other incredible pieces. Their furniture looks fantastic with ours.
Propeller Coffee is located at 50 Wade Ave, just northwest of the Bloor/Lansdowne intersection in the west end of Toronto. We are conveniently located a minute’s walk from the Lansdowne Subway station located on the corner of Wade Ave and Lansdowne Ave.
The parking lot next to the building is free for Propeller guests to use, as is Wade Ave. There is also a Green P Parking lot on the East side of Lansdowne at Wade Ave.
We'd love to chat. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.