House of Commons is an underground restaurant I run out of my home (and other secret spots in + outdoors around Toronto). I have a large, open concept space and rooftop to host secret dinner salons, brunches, events, weddings and concerts since 2008. Guest chefs, bev specialists, musicians or artists come and showcase their talent either as a curated, multi-platform event or individually for a specialized experience. The address remains a secret, guests receive Directions + A Password for entrance. The space is surrounded by office buildings so noise is generally not an issue. Summer months we host a capacity of 60-70 guests using the outdoor space, winter time closer to 50. Generally I help curate your event either as a showcase on its own, or by combining other food/bev elements to the evening. Artists come by for a chat and a site visit to plot the night and get a sense of the big space and what is possible. The House also has an airbnb room as a crash pad for out-of-town artists.
HOC Concert Series presents: Mr. A The Martian rapper, storyteller, poet, musician (Germany, Brampton) An intimate listening party, peppered by performances. A chill, honest look within the mind of a talented young artist. Embark upon the journey of a rapper branded by humility, and confronted with the grim underbelly of his own Psyche. The greatest obstacle revealed to be the most familiar and abrasive; his own ego. On a trip as sonically diverse as the inner workings of his mind and soul, he keeps going. Doubt engulfed by potential and dark overpowered by light. These are the YEARS BEFORE.
Vibe: Hanging out with friends and musicians. Get to know the band while listening to great acts. Friendly environment to meet and make new friends and connect with the musicians. This is art - exposed. HOC Cash Bar will be open with beer + cocktails. Pop in for a 9pm listen before heading out to your main Friday night life
What made you first fall in love with Toronto? HOC Concert Series keeps this in mind and loves to contribute a little subversion and awesome art to your downtown life! Come explore the secret underground venue and dive into the inner world of guest rapper Mr. A The Martian (Brampton)