Experience Worldly Glamour in Downtown Toronto at The Carlu

Initially opened in 1930 as “Eaton’s Seventh Floor,” French architect Jacques Carlu designed the Carlu. Now recognized as one of Toronto’s best examples of Art Moderne architecture, The Carlu has been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada and has played host to royalty on several occasions. As the preferred space for high profile social fetes, conventions, and corporate celebrations. In 2003, the space at 444 Yonge St. in College Park reopened as “The Carlu” event venue after an extensive restoration.

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444 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON, M5B 2H4
(416) 364-1211

Special Features

The Carlu’s original 1930s Art Moderne style is complemented by modern amenities and services, from state-of-the-art A/V technology to two full-service kitchens.


Concert Hall: 600 seated, 1500 reception
Sky Room: 210 seated, 300 reception
Round Room: 300 seated, 400 reception
Clipper Room: 50 seated, 70 reception

Get Inspired

Curated Event Packages


The Carlu is an exceptional venue for stylish and sophisticated weddings. Upon entering The Carlu’s 10,000 square foot Grand Foyer, your guests will be transported back to an era of worldly glamour, setting the stage for a truly memorable celebration. Paired with the expertise of our event specialists and exceptional food and service, you can make all of your wedding dreams come true in this one-of-a-kind event space.

Corporate Events

Whether it’s a gala dinner in the Concert Hall, a product launch in the Round Room, or a luncheon in the Sky Room, The Carlu is well-equipped to host clients on any scale. The Carlu’s handsome multi-functional space features four distinct rooms to accommodate any corporate need.

Social Events & Celebrations

The Carlu’s unique variety of event spaces makes it the perfect place for any social event or celebration. From bar and bat mitzvahs, fashion shows, and live entertainment performances to fundraisers and galas, we’re equipped to host events of all sizes. Paired with historic charm, modern amenities and O&B’s event expertise, The Carlu will make your celebration one remembered through the ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are menus created for my function?

How is wine selected for my function?

If a host bar is chosen, wines will be charged based on bottles consumed

Wine must be selected from our current list

We are not able to order wines that are not part of our current selection

In accordance with liquor licensing regulations we cannot permit our guests to bring in their own wine or alcohol

What are the maximum capacities of the event spaces?

Concert Hall: 600 seated, 1100 theatre-style, 1500 reception
Sky Room: 210 seated, 275 theatre-style, 300 reception
Round Room: 300 seated, 400 reception
Clipper Room: 50 seated, 70 reception

Press & Accolades

“The look is ’30s glam, from the art deco Lalique fountain in the Round Room to the ebony and bird’s-eye maple in the concert hall.”

Toronto Life

Weddings with Oliver & Bonacini