It’s almost time to say goodbye to the decade that brought us the opening of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Come From Away reminding us how to be kind (and Canadian), Drake solidifying the CN Tower as the best view in town and of course, the Raptors winning the 2019 NBA Championship. We owe it to ourselves to celebrate New Year’s Eve the right way – no watching the countdown from the couch this year!
Where: 181 Wellington St. W
TOCA invites you to ring in the new decade over a 4 or 5-course indulgent Italian dinner before heading upstairs for a night at the Ritz-Carlton. Why not stay and have a New Year’s Day Brunch on January 1st from 12 to 4:30 p.m.?
Where: 255 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto’s one-stop spot for fun is hosting a New Year’s bash including unlimited games, live entertainment, and a midnight toast. DJ Mensa will be spinning the decade’s top dance floor beats while magic and tarot readings will be provided by Beyond Mental Borders and Aerin Fogel.
Where: 100 Front St. W
New year, new restaurant. It’s only fitting to celebrate at REIGN, the Fairmont Royal York’s newest dining venue decked out in elegant décor, luxurious bites and lots of bubbly. The first seating menu includes four courses, whereas the Gala Seating menu includes six courses with a glass of Champagne to toast to 2020.
Where: 348 Adelaide St. W
Cost: A la carte or $65 prix-fixe
Mother Tongue is catering to the adventurous foodie AND the ones who know what they like. Choose between its a la carte menu (think dreamy duck dumplings, fried chicken fried rice and wagyu coulotte steak) or its new Kamayan feast served on banana leaves! No matter what you choose, complimentary Champagne will be served at midnight.
Where: 299 Adelaide St. W
Ditch the cold and transport yourself to the Californian coast at Montecito with live music and half-price Champagne at its Palm Lounge. There’s no better way to jump into the new decade than with really good food and friends. Round up your pals and book your reservation for its celebratory prix-fixe menu.
Where: 51 Mercer St.
Let out some steam and be sent through a virtual time machine of comedy gold during a night of If I Could #Throwback Time at The Second City. Full-service beverage and snack menus are provided throughout the performances and if you’re attending the 10 p.m. show, you’ll get an official midnight countdown with the cast, inclusive of party favours and bubbly.
Where: 288 Bremner Blvd.
Cost: $80 for Annual Pass Members| $100 regular admission
If your 2020 resolution is to spend more time under the sea, ring in the new year at Ripley’s Aquarium at its third annual shell-ebration with live entertainment by The Lonely Hearts & DJ Shamz, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Daniel et Daniel Catering.
Where: 180 Pearl St.
Fiction nightclub is hosting its annual Stories to Tell New Year’s Eve event yet again. The 9000 sq ft. multi-level venue will be catering to the young professional crowd as DJs spin the best in Top 40, house, and mashups. We can’t wait to hear the stories you’ll tell!
Where: 123 Front St.
Single in the City will be hosting a singles crowd New Year’s Eve party to remember at Kelly’s Landing. Guests can look forward to a night of champagne and live DJs alongside a refined selection of food and appetizers. The upscale venue is conveniently situated across from Union Station and dozens of Toronto’s best hotels to make a night of it!
Where: 60 Simcoe St.
If you’re looking for a triumphant yet way to spend your night, look out for Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits this New Year’s Eve. The glamorous evening is headlined by four world-class opera stars alongside Opera Canada Symphony and Chorus. Final bows end at 10 p.m., leaving guests with plenty of time to grab a bottle of Champagne before midnight.
Where: 290 Bremner Blvd.
Drake has been named the most steamed Spotify artist of the decade, leaving us no choice but to believe the CN Tower has the best #views to ring in the new year. Plus, dancing on its glass floor in the sky is decidedly the most baller way to celebrate this occasion. Tickets will give you the chance to feast on a diverse menu of locally sourced bites and gourmet favourites. Dinner is followed by party favours and poutine at midnight, so what more could you ask for?
This decade has been one for the books and we’re looking forward to leaping into 2020 with you. Keep tagging us in your experiences on Facebook, Instagram (@entertainmentdistrictto) and Twitter (@Toronto_ED).