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 ...

Floor plans

Coulson Room – This mahogany-panelled 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 for sit-down dinners for up to 16 guests. Note – There is no dancing at George Brown House.


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)

Authorized credit card is required upon booking for damages and/or payment.

Additional costs

Landmark Levy

A 15 per cent Landmark Levy on the cost of food and catering staff will be added by the caterer to the catering invoice. Revenues generated by Heritage Venues assists 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.

Music fees (SOCAN and Re:Sound)

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) requires that the users of copyrighted music must obtain a SOCAN licence to perform, authorize others to perform or play copyrighted music in public. Re:Sound licenses recorded music for public performance, broadcast and new media. It is the SOCAN and Re:Sound policy that the establishment hosting the event collect the fee and remit it to SOCAN and Re:Sound. SOCAN fee: $46.47 if there is copyrighted music with dancing or $23.23 if there is copyrighted music without dancing. Re:Sound fee: $20.91 if there is recorded music with dancing or $10.45 if there is recorded music without dancing.


If alcohol is served during your event, you are required to obtain alcohol liability insurance in an amount not less than $2 million.


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


186 Beverley Street, Toronto, Ontario
General information and reservations: 416-314-3585
Fax: 416-314-5304