The Rec Room -Your Corporate Event Playground

When one of Canada’s leading financial institutions began coordinating their summer employee appreciation event for 3,000 to 4,000 honoured staff members, they had to take a range of preferences into consideration. “Our group is always looking for different experiences and variety, so The Rec Room was a clear choice for us,” they said. “We are incorporating every section of the venue into our event, in addition to Roundhouse Park for our outdoor barbeque.”

With over 40,000 square feet of event space for up to 1,200 guests, The Rec Room Roundhouse in Toronto boasts an upscale, Canadian-inspired restaurant as well as a quick service restaurant with a custom-donut bar, a selection of 24+ draft beers and unmatched wine and cocktail options, more than 80 display screens, 90 amusement games, an immersive virtual reality experience, and one of Toronto’s most stylish patios.

As if that wasn’t enough variety, Roundhouse Park is just steps outside the venue with the capacity to host 4,500 more event-goers.

But don’t let The Rec Room’s magnitude and social features seem misleading. With retractable, sound-resistant walls and dedicated, attentive staff, the vibrant venue is also the ideal space to gather for a more intimate team huddle, board meeting or theatre-style presentation.

Since officially opening its doors less than a year ago, The Rec Room Roundhouse has been home to more than 625 events of all types and sizes. The environment was designed to enable a premium corporate event experience. Since the venue is not raw space, event planners needn’t be concerned with decor arrangements. However, Karleen Toyne, the Roundhouse’s resident Sales Manager, and creative partner prides herself in the art of space transformation.

“The magic of The Rec Room is not just the uniqueness of the space but what you can do with it,” she explained. “My job at the end of the day is to put on my creative hat and make sure the venue is transformed spot-on into whatever my client envisions for their event.”

In preparation for any event, The Rec Room team walks prospective clients through the entire space and run of show regularly to allow for finessing of each event. The team’s creativity, passion for execution excellence and desire for customer satisfaction plays a key roll in the meticulous planning.

The Rec Room has locations in Calgary, Edmonton, and London. Visit for more details on how to Host Better Events this summer.