George Brown House

Delight in the details of George Brown House – an architectural labour of love. Crystal chandeliers, marble and ebony fireplaces, intricate flooring and mahogany panelling distinguish this carefully restored mansion.

Built in 1876 for Senator George Brown – a Father of Confederation and founder of The Globe newspaper – this house has three private rooms available to rent, all decorated in period style and complemented by modern amenities. Book them individually or in combination for added value.

This gracious and intimate setting – located steps from Toronto’s downtown business core – offers an unparalleled venue for the perfect corporate meeting or event.

Learn more about the history of this classic building – and about the famous man who lived here ...


The mahogany-panelled Coulson Room measures 26 feet x 18 feet (7.9 m x 5.5 m) and features a stained-glass light fixture, an ebony fireplace, mahogany table and a walk-out to a small garden. Perfect as a boardroom for up to 14 guests.


The prices listed below do not include HST. Please verify rates before booking your event.

Monday and Tuesday only

  • $325 (half day, up to 4 hours)
  • $410 (full day, up to 8 hours)

Included in the room rental is a site host, who can set out any meals ordered from one of our exclusive caterers. The host can also provide beverage service.

Authorized credit card is required upon booking for damages and/or payment. A 15 per cent Landmark Levy on the cost of food and catering staff will be added by the caterer to the catering invoice. The revenues raised by Heritage Venues assist the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario, to preserve and promote our heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Beverage service

Maintained by the site host, coffee, tea, water, canned pop and juice will be replenished for the full duration of your meeting ($5.25 per person for a half day, $7.50 per person for a full day).


By car: From the Gardiner Expressway, take the Spadina Avenue exit and travel north to Dundas Street West. Turn right at Dundas Street West and travel along Dundas Street West to Beverley Street. Turn left on Beverley Street. George Brown House is located at 186 Beverley Street, on the northwest corner of Beverley and Baldwin streets.

By transit: Take the subway to the St. Patrick Station. Walk west on Dundas Street West to Beverley Street (past the Art Gallery of Ontario). Turn right onto Beverley Street and travel north to Baldwin Street. George Brown House is located at 186 Beverley Street, on the northwest corner of Beverley and Baldwin streets. More info