The BBQ Gourmet
The BBQ Gourmet is a completely mobile, self-sufficient, on-site event caterer. Most events we produce are either on-site at your office, parking lot, warehouse, or backyard.
Frequently we are asked about other facilities that can accommodate group events of various sizes and descriptions. Please find below a comprehensive list of parks and venues where we perform great catered events.
It is always recommended that when booking a picnic site, request one with a shelter. These are the ones that go first, so book early! If you require catering and entertainment services, always request sites that have full truck access. It will allow all of your suppliers on the day of your event to provide smooth setup and tear-down of any contracted services.
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GROUP PICNIC SITES
FEATURED AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
The TRCA operates the biggest and best group picnic locations in the GTA. Looking to swim, fish or hike? How about guided nature walks or wilderness programs for the kids? Maybe all you need is a big private space to hold a large corporate event. In any case, you should check out the offerings at the TRCA.
As one of their Business Partners, The BBQ Gourmet is pre-screened and qualified for all events at TRCA parks. We are able to provide seamless catering services at the locations listed below.
**indoor banquet space available for weddings, private parties and corporate events**
Other Parks in the GTA
The following list is a compilation of various picnic sites in and around the GTA. “Recommended” sites are locations where we have provided hassle-free, BBQ catered events in the past. Other sites may be suitable for your event, but would have to be assessed on a case by case basis. Fees, permits and restrictions vary from location to location.
Please note that the recommendations are subject to change without notice. As stated previously, ensure that your chosen location has full truck access for on site suppliers (catering, entertainment, etc.).
Special note: At present, BBQ Gourmet does not service Toronto Island.
City of Toronto (includes North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough)
Other Recommended Locations
Meadowvale Conservation Park Richards Memorial Wildwood Park
Eldorado and Chingacousy: Information by phone only – 905-874-BOOK (2665)
Camp Robin Hood is Canada’s oldest privately owned and operated Day Camp, and has the facilities that will provide a unique and exciting venue for your event! Located on a beautiful rural 50-acre site in Markham, our facility features versatile indoor and outdoor spaces that can be set-up to accommodate almost any use.
We can provide full-service event planning and are happy to work with you to meet all of your health, safety and inclusion needs, providing the best experience possible for all of your guests. Best of all, our facility is only a short drive from Toronto. Please contact us anytime to find out more!
Our ‘Close to the City’ camp site is the perfect venue for your next corporate event! Whether you are looking for an out-of-the-box event fully customized by one of our event coordinators or just looking for a facility we can help. Each summer our facilities play host to a multitude of events for both corporate and non-profit guests.
Information by phone only.
Richmond Green *(no longer allows charcoal BBQs – see us about potentially doing propane BBQs)
UNIQUE INDOOR VENUES
The BBQ Gourmet also does indoor events. These usually apply to weddings, corporate parties and private affairs where “tented” events are not applicable due to seasonality or other factors.
Highly Recommended Locations
The Amsterdam Brewing Company is a micro-brewery located in the historic Toronto neighbourhood of Leaside. The brewery features a unique 2000 square foot event space that can accommodate events of up to 170 people. Highlights of the space include 27 foot ceilings, distressed wood bar and a complete view Amsterdam’s state of the art brew house. BBQ Gourmet is happy to be one of Amsterdam Brewery’s exclusive catering partners. There’s nothing better than BBQ and beer right?
The advantage of using TRCA facilities is that they include outdoor space as well, allowing for flexibility of setup. The threat of inclement weather no longer becomes a concern when planning your special event.
The following TRCA locations have buildings suitable for a host of different events.
Other Recommended Locations
Through it’s cultural and museum departments, the City of Toronto offers a wide variety of indoor event space available for rent.
Locations With A Twist
Brampton Rugby Club
A free-standing pub style building with a large patio and outside space
The Opera House Night Club
A funky downtown Toronto nightclub, great for events requiring a large stage and excellent sight lines.
7 indoor courts, 8 outdoor courts, with Caledonia Park directly behind.
Marquee Night Club
A large east-end Toronto nightclub with options that include a billiards room/sports bar and a retro-original 5 pin bowling alley. Contact through Opera House.