Host Your Event at MOCA:
Our lobby and welcome floor is the heart of MOCA and always free to the general public during museum hours. It features the original factory doors, high ceilings and the Tower Automotive building’s signature concrete columns visible from all corners. Floor 1 is neutral and flexible and can be transformed into a dramatic space for any event from private parties, galas to receptions.
Capacity — 200
The second floor is the largest available square footage space in the museum, featuring east-facing windows and a great view of downtown Toronto. Available beginning in spring of 2019.
Capacity — 220
An active public programming space, Floor 4 features evolving projects and installations, including the Light Therapy room November 2018 to April 2019. Ideal for small events and popups, this space can be equipped with a bar and dining area. Pairing this rental space with Floor 1 gives guests a chance to explore MOCA from bottom to top.
Capacity — 48
The MOCA Boardroom can seat 20 around a long boardroom table or be formatted for theatre style seating to hold up to 40 people. Included in the rental is a 90” television equipped with wireless mirroring for presentations and Bose Edge Max speakers.
Capacity — 20 to 40
Tower Automotive Building
Built in 1919, this building, designed by architect John W. Woodman of Winnipeg, was once the tallest in Toronto. Active until 2006, it was originally a factory that produced aluminium products for World War II, and later made items such as kitchen tools, bottle caps and car parts. When it opened a hundred years ago, this building was considered innovative because it did not use beams for support. Instead, it pioneered a new approach called concrete flat slab architecture. Each floor is a slab of reinforced concrete and is supported by concrete columns – the ‘mushrooms’ you see on each floor, which distribute the weight to the floor below. Once an example of innovation, and now a heritage building, today it houses the most innovative ideas and art.
The Junction Triangle
MOCA is located in the lower half of the Junction Triangle neighbourhood of Toronto’s west end, between Bloor Street and Dundas Street West, along Sterling Road. Once an industrial and manufacturing hub bordered by a rail corridor, the rail lines are now used by GO Transit and UP Express trains. Today, the neighbourhood’s mixed-use spaces create a convergence of commercial and residential spaces including the Drake Commissary and Henderson Brewing, House of Anansi Press, as well as many artist and design studios.
Venue & Events Officer
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