Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor
789 Yonge Street, Toronto
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A literary and cultural hotspot with a distinctive contemporary design.

The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a versatile and engaging space where the library mounts its large-scale high-profile literary and cultural programs.  Flooded with natural light, the Appel Salon offers a contemporary modular design and is comprised of three rooms which can be used separately or in combination.  Additional features include two outdoor terraces, a full catering kitchen, a built-in bar and private washrooms.  Distinctive, well-appointed finishes create a welcoming special event backdrop.

For more details, view Weddings & Special Events information PDF and Meetings & Conferences information PDF.



  • High speed internet

  • Audio & video conferencing capability

  • Private washrooms

  • Catering service kitchen

  • Coat check room

  • Tables & chairs

  • Parking: metered street parking and nearby paid lot

  • Capacity: 575

Rental rates

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Epic Hall

Epic Hall is the largest of the three Appel Salon rooms. It has an open floor plan with a built-in stage and features dramatic windows along the east and north side, a private outdoor terrace, exposed brick and contemporary wood panel walls.

  • Theatre seating: 458

  • Reception: 458

  • Round table seating: 400


  • Theatre seating: N/A

  • Reception: 250

  • Round table seating: N/A

This bright airy space has prominent picturesque windows along the east side overlooking a private outdoor terrace.  Prologue has high ceilings with skylights, a raised dais and a built-in bar, making it ideal for receptions. 


  • Theatre seating: 118

  • Reception: 118

  • Round table seating: 80

Novella is the smallest of the three rooms and is accented with unique windows, contemporary wood panelling and a built-in glass case for displays of Toronto Public Library Special Collections.

Rental Option Rental Fee
Appel Salon
(incl. Epic, Prologue, Novella)
Daytime - $1,700-$2,200
Evening - $2,200-$3,475
Epic Hall & Prologue Daytime - $1,400-$1,900
Evening - $2,000-$3,100
Prologue & Novella Daytime - $1,400-$1,900
Evening - $2,000-$3,100

Daytime periods
Mon to Wed: 8 am - 4 pm
Thurs to Sun 8 am - 3 pm

Evening periods
Mon to Wed: 4 pm - 1 am
Thurs to Sun: 3 pm - 1 am


Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor
789 Yonge Street (1 street north of Bloor)
Toronto ON M4W 2G8
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Public Transit

Exit at TTC Bloor-Yonge subway station. Walk north to the library, on east side of Yonge Street.


                                                                                                                    Paid parking. Nearby parking lots on Cumberland Avenue, Yorkville and

                                                                                                                    Asquith Avenue including Hudson Bay Centre and Green P lot.