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.
- Friday – Dinner 7:30pm to 9:30pm|Music 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
- Saturday – Dinner 7:30pm to 9:30pm|Music 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm|Cocktails and Snacks Until Closing
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, January 17, 2020
Julian Fauth with Carlos del Junco
An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and Carlos del Junco, virtuoso harmonica player and composer.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
The Lesters (Tory Cassis on acoustic guitar and vocals, Jeff Ulster on piano, Murray Foster on double bass) blend jazz, folk and pop into a beautiful and mesmerizing sound that is utterly unique.
Friday, January 24, 2020
Julian Fauth with Sugar Brown
An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and Sugar Brown, a great singer, multi-instrumentalist and song-writer.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Melissa joins us tonight for an evening of her own brand of old-school jazz, doo-wop and blues mixed with Indie pop inflections and sounds;.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Julian Fauth with Mark 'Bird" Stafford
An evening of blues with our Julian Fauth and Mark 'Bird' Stafford, veteran blues harmonica player and vocalist.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
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.