Toronto has many exclusive spots for young professionals and while they do require special requirements to get in and will cost you a pretty penny to join, these posh establishments can be worth every cent.
The perks? You get to sit amidst like minded professionals who share your love for culture (and expensive wines and whiskeys) as you network and expand your creative horizons. You also get a cool space to bring clients, work from, host meetings, and see and be seen.
So we present to you Toronto’s most elite members only clubs for young professionals.
Application: Invitation Only
Claimed as the, “ultimate pre-and post-game destination,” the Sher Club is the perfect establishment for sports enthusiasts in the city. This 4,000-square-foot space is tucked away inside the ACC on the stadium’s third floor, thanks to Toronto’s very own Drake, who opened the invite-only club in memory of his late grandparents. The venue was designed by luxury architect and designer Ferris Rafauli and features posh crush red velvet booths and luxe gold décor.
THE NATIONAL CLUB
Application: Current Member Referral Necessary
Located in the heart of the financial district, the National Club is a luxurious facility that is the perfect club for young professionals with an interest in business and politics. Being a member allows you to meet like-minded peers from a variety of fields as you network in the fully equipped business centre. Members can also enjoy elegant fine dining options, access to golf and country clubs, and access to the club’s 40,000 bottle wine cellar, which is the most extensive in Canada.
Price: $25 Monthly
For those who are truly interested in the art of drinking and are over the age of 25, the Toronto Temperance Society is the club for you. Located on College St. West, this members only club boasts access to one of the finest selections of spirits and alcoholic pairings in the city. Members will also be able to attend frequent seminars and spirited educational events and extensive alcohol tastings once a month with guest experts. Members will also enjoy that a majority of the cocktails on the menu have been adapted from recipes that date back hundreds of years.
Price: Under 27: $750 Annually. Over 27: $1,200 Annually.
Application: Open (*Need recommendations from two current members)
Toronto’s rendition of the London based private house, the city’s Soho House is a traditional style exclusive club featuring rich mahogany interior, plush upholstery, and an impressive curated art collection. The Soho caters to those working in the film, media, and creative industries and brings like-minded people together in the three floor venue. Members will enjoy the exclusive members-only events and private concerts and access to two bars, a restaurant, rooftop patio, and library, all of which are perfect for networking and getting creative juices flowing.
THE SPOKE CLUB
Price: Under 28, $50o Annually (No Initiation Fee). Over 28: $500 Initiation Fee + $1000 Annually.
Application: Open (Must work in or have strong interest in arts community)
Nestled on Toronto’s bustling King St., the exclusive four-floor Spoke Club caters to those in interested in media, entertainment, and the arts and houses a posh lounge, library, gallery, dining room, and an immaculate rooftop patio that hosts some of the best views of the city. Members can also attend book launches, patio parties, creativity seminars, and private parties. It’s the perfect heart of the city hideaway.
Price: Under 30: $4700 Initiation Fee + $2000. 30-39: $6,700 Initiation Fee + $3085 Annually
This women’s only club is the perfect establishment for ladies who are looking for networking opportunities, creative inspiration, or just a high-end escape from the hectic city. Located at the Queen Richmond Centre, Verity members have access to a private gym, indoor pool, sauna, monthly private events, and preferential access to George Restaurant (all food and beverage at Verity is done by George), Ivey Hotel, and Sweetgrass Spa. While the price tag may sound hefty, Verity does host a variety of programs focused on giving back to the community.