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 2009. 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.
BRUNCH SESSIONS: Steak, Eggs & A Stand Up Bass Local-Focused Rooftop Brunch at a secret underground restaurant PLUS the gorgeous style and song of Kalyna accompanied by George on the stand up bass. House of Commons is an underground restaurant focused on local produce and seasonal fare. We'll be serving up Organic Mimosas, BBQ Pichana Steak + Eggs, Big Wild September Salad & PEC Heritage Rye Toast, Malt+Rosemary Butter, HOC preserves. Kalyna Rakel.com has been compared to the likes of Stevie Nicks, Amy Winehouse with her barefoot, soulful song. Perfect rooftop garden pairing with an outdoor September BRUNCH!
Explore the art-house and underground food scene at HOC... grab a brunch plate, an Organic Mimosa or an architectural horseradish Caesar... find a spot in the garden or the rooftop harvest tables... make some new friends and extend your last summer weekend with this beautiful, sensorial showcase.
Art. Community. Outdoor Summer Experiences.