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The Senator consists of two very distinct historic rooms - the original 1940’s Diner on our main floor and the Top o’ the Senator, an intimate room that dates back to the 1860’s, on the second floor. Both rooms are fully licensed.

The Top o' the Senator is located on our second floor in the original building that dates back to the 1860's. A talented roster of artists, highlighted by our resident Juno award-winning blues pianist Julian Fauth, perform various genres of music every Friday and Saturday night; please see full listings on our MUSIC page. The 24-seat room is on top of the original Senator Diner and is outfitted with period furnishings including a 1920’s Prohibition era bar from Cleveland and a classic 1929 Heintzman upright piano.

We take full dinner reservations for both the Main Floor and the Top o’ the Senator, on our second floor.

If you are reserving for Dinner and Show for either Friday or Saturday evening, please indicate that you are reserving for the Top o' the Senator when reserving online.



    WINEBAR HOURS

Dinner Menu
Wine Menu
Late Night Menu
The return of live music to the Senator has been welcomed by patrons who supported and loved the original Top o’ the Senator - our internationally renowned jazz club - which flourished from 1991 until it closed in 2005. As we only have seating for 24 in our intimate Top o' the Senator which dates back to the 1860’s, we highly recommend that guests make reservations to guarantee a table for dinner and then watch as the room transforms into an old-fashioned, late-night speakeasy with plenty of audience participation.

Our resident artist at the Top o' the Senator is the Juno award-winning blues pianist, Julian Fauth, who performs Fridays with a featured guest. On Saturday we showcase a wide range of artists in every genre – please see our listings below. The natural acoustics and sight lines are brilliant in the Top o' the Senator - now truly back on top of the original Senator.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Julian Fauth with Tom Robertson

An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and blues singer and guitarist Tom Robertson.

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - https://www.reverbnation.com/tomrobertson5

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Coco 'Cognac' Brown

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Julian Fauth with Darren Gallen

An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and blues singer and guitarist Darren Gallen.

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Ori Dagan

Songs from the Roaring Twenties
Ori Dagan and Nathan Hiltz perform music composed in “The Jazz Age” including swingin’ selections by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Fats Waller and other greats.
Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - https://www.oridagan.com/

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Alex Pangman

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - https://www.brovermusic.com/bio/

Friday, March 13, 2020

Julian Fauth with Voodoo Walters

An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and blues guitarist Voodoo Walters.

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - https://www.reverbnation.com/voodoowaltersband

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Alex Bird

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - http://alexbird.net/

Friday, March 20, 2020

Julian Fauth with Dr. Nick

An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and harmonica veteran Dr. Nick.

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Piper and Carson

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Friday, March 27, 2020

Julian Fauth with Maia Waern & her Cotton Bags Band

An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and ukulele singer/songwriter Maia Waern.

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - http://julianfauth.com/

Artist Website - https://www.maiawaern.com/

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Lesters

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - http://www.thelesterstrio.com/

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Alex Pangman

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - http://www.alexpangman.com/

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Sam Broverman

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Artist Website - https://www.brovermusic.com/bio/

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Tabora Johnson

Sets begin at 9 p.m.
Dinner from 8 p.m.
Cover charge $10

Looking for a place for a special event?

Looking at the pictures in our Top o' the Senator Gallery, you will immediately realize you need not look any further. Whether it's for a business meeting, birthday or private party, there is no other space in Toronto with such intimacy and historic charm. The Top o' the Senator is a fully self-contained facility that comfortably seats 24 for a sit-down dinner or a few more for cocktails. We will be happy to work with you to develop custom menus and services or to book one of our artists if you are interested in including live music in creating your truly memorable event.