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York Mills Gallery

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About

50 to 1000 Guests

Located in midtown Toronto, York Mills Galleries (YMG1 and YMG2) are unique event venues that offer an urban-industrial loft-style space to host weddings, social events, corporate functions, conferences, fashion shows, etc. The 28,000 sq-foot facility is surrounded by drapery, windows, city brick and industrial age beamed ceilings.

Facilities and capacity

The indoor facilities are separated into two venues that seats up to 650 wedding guests and can take in up to 850 for cocktail events. There is the option to use just one room or to move between venues. Available venues include the banquet hall, ballroom and restaurant available to use for wedding events.

Services offered

The YMG rooms includes the following:

  • Video Wall (YMG2)
  • Tiffany Chairs
  • Coffee Tables
  • Leather Lounge Furniture
  • Cruiser Tables
  • Linens and Napkins
  • Open Concept Event Loft Spaces
  • 20F High Warehouse Industrial Ceilings
  • Large Stylish Built in Wood Bars
  • Contemporary Guest/Bridal Suite with Safety Box
  • Large Chandeliers
  • Ambient Lighting Throughout Venue
  • Full Functional Kitchen Inclusive of All Dishes, Cutlery, Glassware and Service Ware
  • Licensed Beverage Services
  • Complimentary Free Parking
  • Round and Long Tables
  • Close Proximity to Hotels Pan Pacific and Edward Hotel
  • Fully Handicap Accessible
  • On-Site Event Supervisor
  • Coat Check
  • Free Wi-Fi

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, loft, restaurant

Style

City, modern, nautical, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

C$ 1,000.00

Plated Service (per head)

C$ 150.00

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Transportation
Parking
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$150

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$175

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$14

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$38

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

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  • Julius
    Julius N. Married on 19/09/2021
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    lanning and postponing a wedding 3 times

    Our experience with the YMG has been nothing but amazing. Planning and postponing a wedding 3 times during a pandemic isn’t something most couples are prepared for, but Calire and her team have handled the unfortunate situation with grace and kindness. We are so grateful to have their support during these unprecedented times. The wedding industry has been hit hard these last couple years but they continued to treat us with such professionalism and kindness. Thank you so much to Claire, Isaac and the whole team.
  • Malkah
    Malkah Married on 05/01/2020
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    The place looks great! Thank you!

    The place looks great! We really appreciate your help. You have been so helpful and quick to respond each time! We got countless compliments on the food and many of our guests remarked that it was the best wedding food they have had. Tony, the lead bartender, was also very attentive to our guests’ requests. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day go so well.
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    Chantal A. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Amazing venue!

    Just had my wedding at YMG (1) last weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious, you can do so much with the space and everyone was really great to deal with!!
    I fell in love with the venue because of the chairs, hah, but it was really perfect.
    My only comment is that we originally were supposed to have our cocktail hour in the new outdoor reception (YMG0) and the week before the wedding they told us we couldn't have food or alcohol outside, so that was quite disappointing. But, it all worked out.
    Would definitely recommend YMG to anyone!
  • Antonietta
    Antonietta Married on 15/06/2019
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    Most beautiful venue

    This venue was a dream. Everything about it blew our expectations. Francis was amazing!
  • Bobbi
    Bobbi K. Married on 08/06/2019
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    Amazing from start to finish!

    Wow. All we can say is wow. From start to finish, it was a pleasure to work with them. From the incredible taste test to the wedding day, it all came together and was a perfect magical day. The food was great, the venue beautiful. Thank you so much!
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    Jennifer M. Married on 05/08/2017
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    I had both mine and my brothers wedding in this venue. We had a great experience in both weddings. Ymg Staff was very helpful, professional and knowledgeable of our wedding customs and did their best to make our wedding a memorable one. Isaac is an amazing person, he was always available to help whenever we needed and tried his best to accommodate our unreasonable demands at times. The gallery is beautiful, spacious and well decorated with lighting with a nice dance floor. There was barely any need for external decoration. I want to Thank Isaac, Aileen, Frances, the office team and the wonderful waitstaff for making us a memorable occasion! Thank you!
  • Vanessa
    Vanessa V. Married on 24/06/2017
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    We found out about YMG when calling preferred caterers for another venue we were looking at. catertrendz owns this venue and was building a new venue next door, for smaller weddings called YMG2. If we booked before construction was complete, we received a discounted price on the catering costs.

    We met with the catering manager who showed us the space during construction, we looked over the menu and were able to add upgrades and stay in budget. We decided to book them, and went into the office to sign the contract. Present was only the catering manager, despite the contract containing a piece about sole power being the only allowed sound and lighting company in the space. I was only explained about the plug in fee, and was actually given a list of companies I could reach out to for DJ services, so I was under the impression that any DJ could be used, bring their equipment and we pay the plug in fee. Sole power was contacted for a quote, but came back with a quote that was 2.5x higher than anyone else. We decided not to go with them, for cost and professionalism reasons. We never hear from Sole Power again until 3 months before the wedding. This is important later. I will touch upon this further down.

    Over the next few months, we have a catering manager who is pretty responsive, then suddenly I send an email and get a response from someone else. The catering manager is now gone and has been replaced with someone else. It would have been nice for them to let me know and reach to me, before I found out they were replaced. Nevertheless, our new contact is fine, I have hired a wedding coordinator at this point, so she takes over most of the communication. We schedule a tasting about 3 months before the wedding and the food is delicious. We end up having in YMG1, which I guess is ok, but the space was freezing. We never once took off our coats for the entire meal.

    The venue was actually very flexible with what we could use to decorate. However, in our contract it was stated there were "plenty" of rectangle tables, which actually only meant 3. We wanted to use rectangle tables and not round ones, so we had to pay extra to rent those. This was not expected as I was asked specifically and mentioned in the contract. The linens, tableware and glasses were all included.

    Back to the DJ situation. i would have reviewed Sole Power but they don't have a page here and they are affiliated with the venue, so this is the best place for this. As i mentioned previously, after getting a ridiculously high quote, for things I didn't understand. No effort was made to explain anything to me, nor was it shared above a few sentences in my contract that if i hired someone other than sole power, there would be consequences. I had already put down a deposit with another company, and it wasn't worth losing that. So I discover that my DJ is not allowed to bring in any speakers, or lights. We have to pay for a tech from sole power, even though i am paying the plug in fee. We have to rent all the equipment from Sole Power, even though my DJ had incuded it all for free. After a lot of attempts to compromise, we ended up with a $1000 bill for things I could have had for free. Sole power was gracious enough to discount the tech fee, but we still had to feed him a meal. Funny part was that we shared him with the wedding next door, and he chose to eat dinner there and not ours, so I paid for a vendor meal that wasn't eaten. So... before you sign a contract, make sure that someone from Sole power and YMG are present to explain EXACTLY what you are signing up for.

    Now on to the wedding day. We arrived at the venue just before our guests, our coordinator had been there since noon which is when they allowed her to start set up. Everything looked great. A few small issues, the bridal suite safe never locked, despite multiple attempts to fix it. They just gave up and never mentioned it again. Thank goodness my brother in law kept on top of our gifts and stored them safely since we couldn't use the on site safe.
    The bartenders were super friendly, in fact I think they were a little drunk. They had shots prepoured on the bar, which was nice, but they didn't have a shaker, so it meant all the shots were warm. The waitstaff forgot to pour champagne at the head table for the toast, so we had to cheers with empty glasses. At the end of the evening, the bathroom baskets were accidentally left behind, and when we went the following day to retrieve them, we were told they were taken by the cleaning staff and they were gone. No attempt at retrieving anything except the baskets themselves. We also had a few guests bring desserts and it took 3 weeks to get the dishes they gave them to the kitchen in back. I actually had to call the venue myself, because they kept asking for a photo of a bowl (who has a photo of a bowl), and refused to let anyone in the kitchen to look for themselves and didn't make any attempt to look. Finally after some persuading, they allowed the bowl owner and she located it in a few minutes.

    Overall, our wedding day was great, just a few hiccups from mostly just not knowing, since, you know, I've never planned a wedding before. If i had to do it again, I would still get married here, i would just have made a few different decisions about music and lights.

    York Mills Gallery's reply:

    Thank you for your "review". This review is now 6 month after the wedding. To be honest; I am not sure where this came from. A week after the wedding you had sent me a direct message (if I could post screenshot, I would) stating that you "over the moon" and "thrilled with everything". At YMG we strive to make ourselves better every day. I would encourage you to reach out to us and let us know how we can make your next experience with us a better one. Thank you
  • Isabel
    Isabel M. Married on 04/10/2020
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    You all were Awesome!

    My Husband and I are proud and excited to share our Incredible experience at YMG2 Venue! Coordinator Rosa (Coordinator of the Year award is Yours!) and Team and The CaterTrendz Culinary (Shout out Chef Jason!) were seamless! No words can express what a fine oiled machine of a Venue this was from head to toe!!!!... Just book your next event there!! A must see for yourselves!! A 5 Star service all around from initial contact to final hugs at the end of the wedding night! Thank you again Rosa and Team for being an integral part of our 25th year Anniversary Wedding... you all were Awesome!
  • Malbina
    Malbina B. Married on 14/03/2020
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    Flawless night

    Claire, Isaac and the rest of the catering - Catertrendz Culinary- and YMG staff were wonderful to work with and very patient with all our questions and requests. Our wedding day was essentially like running a production and they helped us handle every detail. Thank you for what felt like a flawless night, everyone had so much fun!

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