Elevate King West

30+ venues in Toronto's favourite neighbourhood

Wed, Sept 25 & Thurs, Sept 26

Event Details

Elevate King West

when

Wed, Sept 25 & Thurs, Sept 26
4:00PM-4:00AM

where

King Street West (Spadina Ave to Bathurst St)

How to Get In

To access Elevate King West Events, you will need either your Elevate Festival Badge or a Social Pass.  Here are a few things you will need to know:

  • Events run from 4:00 PM – 4:00 AM. Make sure you read our Code of Conduct before you head out.
  • If you are a Festival Pass holder, you can map out your night via the app.
  • All activities are first-come, first-served.
  • Social Pass does not provide entry to private or invite-only events.

Why Attend?

Inspired by the vibrancy of the world’s best multi-disciplinary tech fests, Elevate King West spans two nights of activations, pop-ups, partnerships and game-changing innovation, exploring where art, fashion, wellness, culinary arts, and entertainment collide.

As a long time resident of King West, Razor Suleman, CEO & CoFounder of Elevate, has seen it evolve into one of Canada’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Elevate King West has expanded to two nights from 4pm – 4am and includes over 30 venues across a 3 block stretch between Spadina and Bathurst. Here are Razor’s top picks on where to eat, drink, play, and recharge at Elevate King West.

Do you want to Eat & Drink, or Rest & Play? We have something for everyone. King West events are open to Festival Pass holders unless otherwise stated. You don’t want to miss the social event of the season.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

There are no sessions for this stage on this day. Try another.

Tues, Sept 24

04:00pm

04:00pm - 08:00pm

Wellness Zone (Day 1)


WELLNESS ZONE SCHEDULE:
Tues Sept 24 // 4pm - 8pm

SWAT HEALTH presents: Treatment Tuesdays @ The North Hall

Tai Chi w/ Eti Greenberg @ South Lawn

Venue: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St

There are no sessions for this stage on this day. Try another.

Wed, Sept 25

04:00pm

04:00pm - 11:00pm

Chobani Sampling Patio Party

Just in from the US, Chobani’s plant-based products will make their Toronto debut at Shook. Pop in to try America’s delicious tasting coconut blend and stay for the Israeli-inspired plates at Toronto’s newly minted vegetarian restaurant.

Venue: Shook, 77 Portland St
04:00pm

04:00pm - 11:00pm

Collective Arts Block Party (Day 1)

Collective Arts’ Art + Brewing party brings together amazing beer, cider and the brand’s newly released gin along with a hopping array of DJs, live art and food trucks. Show your festival pass to get priority boarding.

Venue: 533 King St W
04:00pm

04:00pm - 04:00am

Social Hour Specials (Day 1)

Inspired by casinos of the 1920s and Hollywood’s Golden Age, Regulars is the kind of neighborhood bar you’re already familiar with, just a little better than you’re used to.

Wednesday, September 25th Join us for $1oz wine all day & social hour specials from 4pm - 7pm including $5 Wine, Jack Daniels, Bud/Budlight & Snacks and enjoy live performances from local musicians with special guest starting at 6pm with a live DJ to follow.

Special musical guests:

Mighloe https://www.instagram.com/mighloe/

Staasia Daniels https://www.instagram.com/sleeplessintoronto_/

Venue: Regulars Bar, 668 King St W
04:00pm

04:00pm - 07:00pm

Step into an Elevated Pub (Day 1)

King Street’s Irish public house is offering Elevate festival pass holders 20% off food from 4-7 pm, plus $5 Elevate cocktails + Bomber Beer, Skyline Lager and Park Life Passion Fruit Ale. Swing by to listen to live beats + improve from Toronto’s fave instrumental beat trio Re.verse.

Venue: Belfast Love, 548 King St W
04:00pm

04:00pm - 08:00pm

Wellness Zone (Day 2)

WELLNESS ZONE SCHEDULE:
Tues Sept 24 // 4pm - 8pm

SWAT HEALTH presents: Wellness Wednesday @ The North Hall

More Movement, More Life @ The Studio

6BabeBeauty @ North Hall

Just 4 sessions available - To book your appointment with Amrit Singh R.Ac, please email her directly at book@acuwithamrit.com with your preferred time

Tai Chi w/ Eti Greenberg @ South Lawn

Emily Dugan Fitness Bootcamp @ The Studio

Venue: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St
05:00pm

05:00pm - 10:00pm

Blind Yakatori Tasting

Take a break from Elevate’s bustle with this restaurant’s calm, clean, minimalist design, and menu of multicultural small plates. For a true disconnect, sit on the front patio for a blind yakitori tasting.

Venue: Sara, 98 Portland St
05:00pm

05:00pm - 11:00pm

#MeetMeAtMarbl

MARBL Restaurant is nestled perfectly on King West. Elevate guests will be welcomed by a complimentary cocktail and invited to pair with Executive Chef Ryan Morrison’s beautifully crafted American Modern menu, in an environment that embraces contemporary design in a Casual Fine dining atmosphere.

SHOW YOUR FESTIVAL BADGE OR SOCIAL PASS QR CODE

Venue: MARBL, 455 King St W
05:00pm

05:00pm - 08:00pm

iQ Office Suites and Pizzeria Libretto Present: Pizza, Patio, Party!

iQ Office Suites and Pizzeria Libretto are excited to light up the laneway for Elevate King West with their friends and neighbours at IQ Office Suites! Get your hands on some fresh, hot Neapolitan style pizza and grab a sip of the tastiest Lost Craft Beer (and cider!) in our little secret haven.

Venue: Pizzeria Libretto & iQ Office Suites, 545 King Street W
05:00pm

05:00pm - 11:00pm

Lighthouse Labs Presents: The Before Party (Day 1)

As experts in preparing people for their new careers, Lighthouse Labs will prepare you for your night at Elevate King West. The Before Party has all the tools to strategize your plan for the evening, and a glam squad to leave you looking and feeling fresh.

Venue: Lighthouse Labs, 662 King St W #101
05:00pm

05:00pm - 09:00pm

Salesforce’s #WeTheTrailblazers Lounge at Early Mercy

#WeTheTrailblazers Lounge, hosted by Salesforce, is where innovators will gather. Come celebrate your journey to business growth with an evening of great food and lively music at Early Mercy on September 25th.

Special performance by Jillionaire.

Venue: Early Mercy, 540 King St W
05:00pm

05:00pm - 10:00pm

Northern Maverick

Stop by Northern Maverick, an Award-winning Brewery + Gastropub. Enjoy Farm to table cuisine, curated cocktail menu, and a 100 seat patio.

Show your festival badge to enjoy $1/oz wine, $5 Tulips of Lager, $5 Tullamore Dew Shots + FREE Truffle Popcorn.

Venue: Northern Maverick, 115 Bathurst St
07:30pm

07:30pm - 12:00am

Bourbon & Rock ‘n’ Roll

Enjoy hand-crafted bourbon cocktails, a sophisticated Western-inspired menu and strums of electric guitar over two nights of rock ‘n’ roll appreciation.

Venue: Weslodge, 480 King St W
08:00pm

08:00pm - 04:00am

Mademoiselle Champagne Bar at MARBL (Day 1)

Elevate guests will be welcomed with a complimentary feature cocktail, as they bask in the specially curated sounds of our in-house DJs.

Venue: MARBL, 360 King St W
09:00pm

09:00pm - 04:00am

Akon Private Concert | Bottle Service for 6

Party like a rockstar at Akon's performance at HP Lit on Wed, Sept 25. Skip the line with this VIP bottle service package that includes a VIP Booth for 6 people with 2 premium 750-ml bottles and 3 mixers. Plus you'll receive 6 social passes to enjoy all the other events happening on King West on September 25th & 26th. Gratuity and HST included.

Venue: HP Lit, Toybox, 473 Adelaide St W
10:00pm

10:00pm - 04:00am

CLUB MAV

The hottest new nightclub on King West.

Book Bottle Service reservations and get $150 Bottles of Stoli Vodka + Line Bypass + NO Cover.

Venue: Northern Maverick, 115 Bathurst St
10:00pm

10:00pm - 04:00am

Director X Party

Party with Director X and friends while supporting a great cause. Purchase of a Bottle Service packages will get you priorty access to this exclusive event. Better yet - a portion of sales will be donated to Operation Prefrontal Cortex, X's passion program to harness mindfulness and mediation to help reduce incidences of gun and mass violence in Toronto.

DJ Popp Rok will keep the party going late!

Venue: Goldie, 619 King St W
12:00am

12:00am - 04:00am

Akon’s Official Afterparty | Bottle Service for 10

An exclusive experience for Elevate Guests. Join us at Elevate House at EFS (647 King St W) for the official afterparty for multi-platinum, Grammy award winning artist Akon on Wed, Sept 25. Purchase a VIP bottle service package for priority entrance and keep your eyes peeled for our celebrity speakers and guests! Package includes 3 premium 750-ml bottles and 3 mixers. Plus you’ll receive 10 social passes to enjoy all the other events happening on King West on September 25th & 26th. Gratuity and HST included.

Venue: Elevate House, EFS, 647 King St W

There are no sessions for this stage on this day. Try another.

Thurs, Sept 26

04:00pm

04:00pm - 11:00pm

Chobani Sampling Patio Party

Just in from the US, Chobani’s plant-based products will make their Toronto debut at Shook. Pop in to try America’s delicious tasting coconut blend and stay for the Israeli-inspired plates at Toronto’s newly minted vegetarian restaurant.

Venue: Shook, 77 Portland St
04:00pm

04:00pm - 11:00pm

Collective Arts Block Party

Collective Arts’ Art + Brewing party brings together amazing beer, cider and the brand’s newly released gin along with a hopping array of DJs, live art and food trucks. Show your festival pass to get priority boarding.

Venue: 533 King St W
04:00pm

04:00pm - 04:00am

Social Hour Specials at Regulars Bar

Inspired by casinos of the 1920s and Hollywood’s Golden Age, Regulars is the kind of neighborhood bar you’re already familiar with, just a little better than you’re used to.

Thursday, September 26th come enjoy $5 Lost Craft (a Canadian, locally owned small batch brewery) or try our Elevate Cocktail. Social hour in effect from 4pm-7pm, live music with special guest from 6pm-8pm and live DJ to follow.

Special musical guests:

Vi https://www.instagram.com/who.is.vi/

Will https://www.instagram.com/_nameiswill/

Emma Lokai https://www.instagram.com/emmalokai/

Venue: Regulars Bar, 668 King St W
04:00pm

04:00pm - 07:00pm

Step into an Elevated Pub

King Street’s Irish public house is offering Elevate festival pass holders 20% off food from 4-7 pm, plus $5 Elevate cocktails + Bomber Beer, Skyline Lager and Park Life Passion Fruit Ale.

Swing by to listen to live beats + improve from Toronto’s fave instrumental beat trio Re.verse.

Venue: Belfast Love, 548 King St W
04:00pm

04:00pm - 08:00pm

Wellness Zone

WELLNESS ZONE SCHEDULE:
Thurs Sept 26 // 4pm - 8pm

SWAT HEALTH presents: Training Thursday @ The North Hall

Hoame @ The Studio

Sessions every 15 minutes.

RxFit @ West Courtyard

Sessions @ 4pm and 6pm

Tai Chi w/ Eti Greenberg @ South Lawn

Venue: stackt, 28 Bathurst St
04:00pm

04:00pm - 06:30pm

The Priceless® Mixer at Northern Maverick

Keep the conversation going! Join Mastercard for The Priceless Mixer at Northern Maverick from 4:00pm – 6:30pm.   Be entertained by top Toronto talent including re.verse, DJ Skratch Bastid and violinist Andrew Forde. Enjoy unlimited food and an open bar, while creating your own Priceless Cocktail and Album Cover.

Venue: Northern Maverick - 115 Bathurst St
04:30pm

04:30pm - 06:30pm

Interac’s Talent Social

During Elevate’s Talent Day – Interac will be hosting a Talent Social bringing together top Toronto professionals in the tech industry for an evening of networking, food and drink. Come out and join Interac staff and executives, chat with leaders from the Toronto-based Fintech, browse our current job postings and generate great conversation. Oh, and did we mention we will be live recruiting for the Interac Rotational Associate Position while we are there?

Venue: The Parlour - 642 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M7
05:00pm

05:00pm - 11:00pm

#MeetMeAtMarbl

MARBL Restaurant is nestled perfectly on King West. Elevate guests will be welcomed by a complimentary cocktail and invited to pair with Executive Chef Ryan Morrison’s beautifully crafted American Modern menu, in an environment that embraces contemporary design in a Casual Fine dining atmosphere.

SHOW YOUR FESTIVAL BADGE OR SOCIAL PASS QR CODE

Venue: MARBL, 455 King St W
05:00pm

05:00pm - 10:00pm

Blind Yakatori Tasting

Take a break from Elevate’s bustle with this restaurant’s calm, clean, minimalist design, and menu of multicultural small plates. For a true disconnect, sit on the front patio for a blind yakitori tasting.

Venue: Sara, 98 Portland St
05:00pm

05:00pm - 10:00pm

Northern Maverick

Stop by Northern Maverick, an Award-winning Brewery + Gastropub. Enjoy Farm to table cuisine, curated cocktail menu, and a 100 seat patio.

Show your festival badge to enjoy $1/oz wine, $5 Tulips of Lager, $5 Tullamore Dew Shots + FREE Truffle Popcorn.

Venue: Northern Maverick, 115 Bathurst St
06:00pm

06:00pm - 09:00pm

Win a Chance to See the Larry O’Brien Trophy at Lavelle

Our partners at SAP are bringing the Larry O'Brien trophy to King West. Register and you'll be entered in an exclusive contest to join SAP & EY on Lavelle's Rooftop patio to take your picture with today's most talked about trophy.

Venue: Lavelle, 627 King St W
06:00pm

06:00pm - 10:00pm

Ping Pong Party @ Stackt

Astound Commerce is joining the Elevate King West festivities at Stackt with a high-energy Ping Pong extravaganza. With DJ Lee Groves laying down the tracks and a digital leaderboard tracking the spins and wins of underdogs and champions alike. The Astound Ping Pong Party is the place to unwind after the Elevate day sessions, or wind up for some evening drinks and fun.

Venue: Stackt, 28 Bathurst St
07:30pm

07:30pm - 04:00am

Bourbon & Rock ‘n’ Roll

Enjoy hand-crafted bourbon cocktails, a sophisticated Western-inspired menu and strums of electric guitar over two nights of rock ‘n’ roll appreciation.

Venue: Weslodge, 480 King St W
08:00pm

08:00pm - 11:00pm

Cinema Experience under the Moon

Silent-disco-style movie screening under the stars. Movie: The 5th Element

Venue: stackt, 28 Bathurst St
08:00pm

08:00pm - 11:00pm

Welcome Hoame, Elevate King West

Hoame, North America’s largest modern meditation studio, presents an elevated experience in self-care. Includes a guided sound bath for deep relaxation (11 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 26) and an immersive experience in total darkness listening to binaural beats on headsets (12 a.m. on Sept. 25 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 26).

Venue: Hoame, 430 Adelaide St W
08:00pm

08:00pm - 04:00am

Mademoiselle Champagne Bar at MARBL (Day 2)

Elevate guests will be welcomed with a complimentary feature cocktail, as they bask in the specially curated sounds of our in-house DJs.

Venue: MARBL, 360 King St W
09:00pm

09:00pm - 10:00pm

Brooke Lynn Hytes & Friends Performance

The Queen of the North from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 will grace the stage at EFS for one night headlining a dazzling line-up of Toronto’s best drag talent.

Featuring Performances by: Tynomi Banks, Katinka Kature, Farra N. Hyte, and Sofonda Cox

Entry requires an Elevate Festival Pass and/or Social Pass.

Venue: EFS, 647 King St W
09:00pm

09:00pm - 04:00am

Party with a Dragon

Join CBC's Dragons' Den Michele Romanow at Goldie! Purchase of Bottle Service packages will get you priority access to this exclusive event.

Social Passes: $75 gives you access to special events on Elevate King West on Sept 25 & 26. All activities are first-come, first-served. Social pass does not provide entry to private or invite-only events.

Bottle Service: 1 Grey Goose $225, 2 Grey Goose $400 (plus tax and gratuity) / 1 Tromba $225, 2 Tromba $400 (plus tax and gratuity)

For bottle service, please email: emily@goldie.com

Venue: 619 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5
10:00pm

10:00pm - 04:00am

CLUB MAV

The hottest new nightclub on King West.

Book Bottle Service reservations and get $150 Bottles of Stoli Vodka + Line Bypass + NO Cover.

Venue: Northern Maverick, 115 Bathurst St
10:00pm

10:00pm - 04:00am

Late Night Apretivo

Ascari, at 620 King St West will be hosting a late-night Aperitivo in partnership with Peroni & Dillon’s small-batch distillers. Come and check out our late night food spread (free with purchase of an alcoholic beverage, from 10 pm till late) and our dedicated Peroni bar including classic Italian cocktails made with an array of speciality Dillon's product. Special guest DJs on both nights.

Venue: Ascari, 620 King St W
12:00am

12:00am - 04:00am

Brooke Lynn Hytes & Friends Show – Official After Party

Join Brooke Lynn Hytes for her official afterparty following her performance at EFS. Follow the lights and red carpet to Elevate King West’s official after-arty destination. The pop-up Elevate House at King and Portland is the perfect place to mix and mingle while enjoying A-list entertainers, bottle service, live music and surprise performances.

Entry requires an Elevate Festival Pass and/or Social Pass. 

Venue: EFS, 647 King St W

There are no sessions for this stage on this day. Try another.

Razor's Top Picks

Eat + Drink On King West

EFS

647 King St W

The Queen of the North from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 will grace the stage at EFS for one night headlining a dazzling line-up of Toronto’s best drag talent on Thursday, Sept 26 from 9:00PM-12:00AM.

Reserve Booth

GOLDIE

Signature & classic cocktails plus an eclectic tapas menu served in an upscale, wood-panelled space.

Reserve Booth

WESLODGE

480 King St W

Original and authentic, sophisticated yet casual, Weslodge is the ultimate modern-day saloon. 

Book a Table

MIRA

420A Wellington St W

Mira finds its inspiration from the bold flavours of Peru’s culinary culture. The menu offers a creative and contemporary take on authentic dishes with wide selections of the freshest seafood and meats made into a variety of ceviches, tiraditos and anticuchos. 

Patio seating available.

Book a Table

LAVELLE

627 King St W

A one of a kind landmark venue sitting 16 stories above the city! 

Patio seating available

Book a Table

MARBL

455 King St W

Modern American Restaurant. Show your Elevate festival pass to receive a special welcome drink when they arrive and Mademoiselle.

Patio seating available.

Book a Table

PIZZERIA LIBRETTO

545 King St W

This pizza joint offers products that fit every diet and every budget. From gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegetarian, vegan, and more!

Patio seating available. 

Book a Table

BELFAST LOVE

 548 King St W

King Street’s Irish public house. 20% off your meal when you show your festival pass! Patio seating available.

Book a Table

THE KEG

560 King St W

Steaks, seafood, cocktails and amazing wines. Why not tonight? 

Patio seating available. 

Book a Table

SHOOK

77 Portland St

King West’s new vegetarian spot! Shook is a multisensory experience that brings the diverse culinary traditions of modern Israeli cuisine to Toronto’s King West. 

Patio seating available. 

Book a Table

BAR BUCA

75 Portland St

During the day and into the evening guests can enjoy small & large plates, skewers & a number of wines by the glass.

Walk-ins only.

Patio seating available.

SARA

98 Portland St

Casual Fine Dining Restaurant. 

Patio seating available.

Book a Table

LEE

601 King St W

Asian Fusion. Lee is a culinary destination; an urban meeting place, an irresistible combination of sensory pleasures. 

Patio seating available.

Book a Table

ASCARI

620 King St W

Here you’ll find among many other items, homemade pastas made fresh in house every single day, plus a truly unique wine & spirits list. 

Patio seating available.

Book a Table

THE PARLOUR

642 King St W

The Parlour is a place of convergence for East Coast edge and West Coast hospitality. Welcoming those seeking a stylishly laid-back atmosphere, we pair innovative cocktails, craft-brewed beers and quality wines with an inventive menu. Our menu features handcrafted pizzas and has an elegant twist on authentic comfort cuisine.

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NORTHERN MAVERICK

115 Bathurst St

Restaurant and brewery. Local craft beer and named one of Toronto Life’s Best New Restaurants in 2018. 

Patio seating available.

Book a Table

REGULARS BAR

668 King St W

Upscale gathering spot serving pub fare & cocktails in brick-lined surrounds with 1920s style.

Book a Table

EARLY MERCY

540 King St W

A rustic and chic bar with a spacious patio overlooking King West.

Book a Table

Love Child

69 Bathurst St

Where hustle meets social. Love Child is a co-working space by day and event space by night.

Reserve a Booth
Accessible - Full access/washroom
Partially Accessible - Alternative entrance, limited access, steps
Patio Only
Not Accessible

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