Early Birds Catch the Fun with Toronto's Early Evening Entertainment

Although there are times for raucous parties in Toronto, there are also times for earlier evenings. You may have to put toddlers to bed or finish a deadline or stick to your early morning marathon training schedule. When your current life is not conducive to the late night, that doesn't mean that you have to kiss your social calendar goodbye.

The notion that every metropolis doesn't sleep at night is very true in Toronto. However, as most human beings do sleep, Toronto accommodates, providing entertainment at unique hours. Whether you want brunch on Tuesday or drinks before 10pm, Toronto has the means to keep you out and about without disrupting your beauty sleep.

Jazz Bistro can offer you a musical brunch on the weekends, giving you a taste of the nightlife without breaking your crucial routine. Or you can watch a baseball game at the Roger's Centre, which sure beats watching it on your well worn couch. There are even late afternoon dance parties at The Drake, for those who still have dancing dreams without the ability to make it into the wee hours.

If you plan on turning into a pumpkin, do so only after you have laughed heartily and lived plenty. These 10 Best choices will help to bring you there.

Rogers Centre


Formerly the SkyDome, this breathtaking facility is home to the Toronto Blue Jays and right in the heart of downtown. The Rogers Centre has the world's fastest retractable dome, which can help keep unexpected rain from dampening your day....  Read More

Glenn Gould Studio
Photo courtesy of Glenn Gould Facebook page


What better place to be entertained than the "jewel of the CBC?" Named for the famous Canadian pianist, this venue honours his legacy through high-quality performances. Located on the main floor of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in the...  Read More

Babaluu Supper Club


Babaluu Supper club in Yorkville is a classy and sassy way to spice up your nightlife routine. Toronto's best salsa supper club starts the experience off with (what else) supper. You can enjoy some tapas or share the fresh dishes made for two or...  Read More

The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar
Photo courtesy of The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar Facebook page


Toronto has a thriving jazz scene and The Rex has been at the forefront. Open since the late 1980s, they have more shows than anywhere else with world-renowned musicians and top local talent. The decor is minimal and the vibe is relaxed. Some...  Read More



Steam Whistle Brewery makes a Canadian pilsner that they are rightfully proud of. This local beer maker is located right near the Roger's Centre and the CN Tower. It is a perfect stop on the Toronto tourism train. The beer recipe has been...  Read More



Jazz musician J. J. Johnson said, "Jazz is restless. It won't stay put and it never will." For the foreseeable future, Jazz Bistro is staying put to give Toronto a jazz club with style. From hot music to spectacular food, it entertains on all...  Read More



The Canadian Opera Company unveiled its amazing building in 2006 in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. With majestic staircases, grandiose ceilings and the intention for the space to be optimal for opera, it is a dream of an...  Read More



You have to love multitasking Toronto. An ever-competitive city, it is not enough to open a restaurant any more. It must be a restaurant slash something else. And the Ballroom certainly has a lot of slashes. It is also a bowling alley, a sports...  Read More



The Royal Ontario Museum impresses even in the light of day. The exterior is a gigantic crystalline shape that dwarfs surrounding Starbucks locations and yoga studios. Inside, exhibits from centuries past and present connect us to who we were...  Read More

Drake Hotel Lounge
Photo courtesy of Connie Tsang


The Drake is not right in the centre of Toronto, but it sure feels like it is when you arrive. A hub for the fabulous, this revamped space manages to be edgy yet elegant. It offers everything from brunch to late night entertainment with world...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney