Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood continues to gentrify, receiving another crowd-drawing boost with the recent opening of Only One Gallery, home to ever-changing art exhibits, Arthouse Agency production studios and 5 Brock Events, an event space (named after the address) managed by Eatertainment . This talent trifecta comes together in a 3,000-sq.-ft. multi-purpose building fronted by some great graffiti, and features 18-ft. ceilings, cement floors, exposed industrial wood beam ceilings and brick walls. Open-plan space flows throughout two rooms with a dividing option of moveable art walls or pipe and drape. Stage the DJ booth on a second-level overlooking the main floor.
Eatertainment presides over the full catering kitchen; a landmark fee applies to other caterers. Drive-in garage doors not only make for easy load-in/load-out logistics, but also extend the space possibilities to large-prop photo shoots, car launches and an open-air aesthetic for summer events. Incorporate current art exhibits into event décor, display your own or coordinate with the gallery for potential pieces. Capacity: 250 total; 150 seated