Catering &

Private Events

The Upstairs is a hidden gem in Roncesvalles Village. The artfully designed space is a perfect gallery setting for special events with friends and family or corporate functions. Guests are greeted by a welcome reception with a toast of Prosecco, choice of wine, signature cocktails or imported and local craft beer. Sharing Boards are served with wood fired focaccia while guests gather and settle in. Once your guests are seated they will enjoy a family style lunch or dinner including vegetable sides, salad, wood fired pizza and a seasonal chef’s dessert special. Guests enjoy our food and friendly service but it is The Upstairs party vibe that makes every special occasion memorable.



The Upstairs above Defina is home to our private second floor gallery where we proudly exhibit local artists. With high ceilings, white washed walls, and a large window overlooking Roncesvalles as the 504 streetcar travels past, this is the perfect neighbourhood setting for your event. Whether you are hosting a large dinner, a small intimate gathering, corporate meeting or an unforgettable cocktail reception, our food, service and ambiance will wow and satisfy your friends and clients.

If you are looking to host a private function for a group of 12 guests or more, then we have the following private dining options for you:

1. Lunch-Dinner: seats up to 42 guests
2. Cocktail Reception: standing room for 60 guests
3. Defina and The Upstairs Buyout for 50 – 100 guests

For rates and more information, please review The Upstairs Menu and contact us via the form below.

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The Upstairs

321 Roncesvalles avenue


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