The Steady Cafe & Bar

BAR / BRUNCH / EVENTS / CATERING

We're a Miami-inspired bar and brunch spot. Folks love us at night for our homemade cocktails, craft beer, vegan donuts, espresso, free wifi and unique events and dance parties. Folks love us in the daylight for our non-vegan vegan brunch, award-winning vegan + GF donuts, caesar bar, breakfast cocktails, lattes and free wifi!

Hours:
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10-3
Nights: Tues - Sat 8pm - 2am
Check out our events under the EVENTS tab above!

Throwback Thursdays
Mar
2
Mar 3

Throwback Thursdays

  • The Steady

After a brief hiatus we are back in Business and ready to go.

SAME STORY, DIFFERENT NIGHT.

Yours truly Bosh Flimshaw playing the best in old school hip hop, 90's fanfare, leftfield nostalgia bangers and everything in between.

The event will be held at The Steady Cafe & Bar. An awesome bar with an awesome vibe and an awesome soundsystem handpicked precisely because of its awesomeness, conveniently located a short distance away from Dufferin station.

Expect a meticulously crafted blend of everything from Rakim to REM on a proper soundsystem with a proper dancefloor.

For your convenience, this event is FREE.

https://www.facebook.com/events/148290392354110/

Turbo City
Mar
4
Mar 5

Turbo City

  • The Steady

Turbo City 4

Huge shout out to the people that came to dance with us for the third edition, Our next one is coming up quick, and this time we're happy to announce the Noise Freqs - Milu and Sir Real - as our guests.

The duo run a successful weekly at Eden Hall called Night Shift, throw one-off parties as Noise Freqs, and have been a staple in the Toronto Nightlife scene for the last few years. Get ready for a special b2b set from the Freqs!

Up and comer ChloeJay will be setting the mood with more support from our rotating TC crew, Le Filth and El Mark.


- Reinforced sound (aka we're renting a sub)
- Added visual stimulation

positive vibes only,
see you on the dancefloor!

N O C O V E R

https://www.facebook.com/events/1332166470231525/

Track Could Bend
Mar
7
8:00 pm20:00

Track Could Bend

  • The Steady

Track Could Bend #24 (Christine Bougie / Someone's Memory / act tbh)

improvised music + weird rock offshoots
Presented by Mechanical Forest Sound

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The Steady Café / 1051 Bloor St W.
[new location!]

PWYC / doors @ 8 / show @ 9 / done @ 11
[the start time is not B.S. — this will start on time!]

1) Christine Bougie
2) Someone's Memory
3) act tbh [ Trevor TurpleConnor BennettAaron Hutchinson ]

https://www.facebook.com/events/1400778273300393/

Pivot Reader Series
Mar
8
8:00 pm20:00

Pivot Reader Series

  • The Steady

Hi Kids. Pivot comes back on March 8th with a wild and wonderful show of very different styles and tones. You'll like it. Matt Robinson comes from points east and is is joined by some of Toronto's favourites.

Cast List:

Puneet Dutt holds a MA in English from Ryerson University. She is the author of the chapbook PTSD south beach (Grey Borders Books), which was a Finalist for the 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize. Her work has been published in a number of journals and in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She resides in Toronto with her husband, where she is a creative writing workshop facilitator with the Toronto Writers Collective and is an editorial board member of Canthius, a literary journal. Follow her on twitter @Puneet_Dutt.

Nora Gold is a prize-winning author who has written three books: The Dead Man (which came out this spring), Fields of Exile (winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award and praise from Cynthia Ozick), and Marrow and Other Stories (winner of a Canadian Jewish Book Award and praise from Alice Munro). She is also the founder and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction .net, which has published 300 works of fiction from around the world (originally written in 14 different languages) and which has readers in over 140 countries. Dr. Gold, at one time a tenured professor, is now the Writer-in-Residence and an Associate Scholar at the Centre for Women's Studies in Education, at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, where she coordinates the Wonderful Women Writers Series.

Hal Niedzviecki is the author of books of nonfiction and fiction, most recently the collection of short stories Look Down, This is Where it Must Have Happened (City Lights Books) and the nonfiction books Trees On Mars: Our Obsession with the Future (Seven Stories Press) and The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors (City Lights Books). The Peep Diaries was made into a television documentary entitled Peep Culture produced for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Niedzviecki is the current fiction editor and the founder of Broken Pencil, the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts. He edited the magazine from 1995 to 2002. Hal’s writing has appeared in newspapers, periodicals and journals across the world including The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, Playboy, the Utne Reader, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Walrus and Geist.

Matt Robinson is an Atlantic Canadian poet living in Halifax, NS. His most recent book is Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work, his fifth collection of poems, which was released by Gaspereau Press in Fall 2016. Other publications include the chapbook a fist made and then un-made (Gaspereau, 2013), which was short-listed for the bpNichol Award, as well as Against the Hard Angle (ECW, 2010), no cage contains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), and A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac, 2000). He's won the Petra Kenney Prize and The Malahat Review Long Poem Award and been shortlisted for things like the Gerald Lampert Award and the ReLit Award. He has a new chapbook, The Telephone Game, coming out with Baseline Press in Fall 2017.

Pivot on March 8th
with Puneet Dutt, Nora Gold, Hal Niedzvkiecki, and Matt Robinson
8 PM
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)

https://www.facebook.com/events/621706884688410/

SKANK TOP: She-Ra vs. He-Man
Mar
10
Mar 11

SKANK TOP: She-Ra vs. He-Man

  • The Steady

It's a return to Castle Grayskull with your favourite '80s camp-ass icons.
Let your inner butch/femme out.

Drag & Leather +++

To ensure maximum skankiness, a coat check and the Dick Closet will be made available.

$5 at the door

MORE DETAILS TBA

This is a "BODY PRIDE NOT PRIDE BODY" event. All shapes, sizes and colours are loved.

NO SHAME - NO ATTITUDE - NO SLEEVES

https://www.facebook.com/events/1828602264068264/

Drunken Cinema: Leprechaun
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

Drunken Cinema: Leprechaun

  • The Steady

Date: St. Patrick's Day (Friday March 17th, 2017)
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Show Starts 7:45PM
$5.00 At The Door (Price includes game cards, props and free popcorn)
19+

On St. Patrick's Day, Drunken Cinema invites you to The Steady Cafe & Bar to participate in our most ambitious holiday-themed interactive drinking game: LEPRECHAUN!

Attend this viewing of the 1993 cult slasher film and have fun by following our customized drinking game rules, drinking GREEN BEER, and watching Warwick Davis chase a then unknown Jennifer Aniston around in a wheelchair with a rowdy crowd!

There will be popcorn, trailers, a themed cocktail and AMAZING themed prizes courtesy of our awesome sponsor FRIGHT-RAGS

It is extremely recommended to make reservations for the event to avoid disappointment! See you on St. Patty's Day!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1152011651563665/

GOODIES: Intersessions
Mar
24
Mar 25

GOODIES: Intersessions

  • The Steady

WE GOT THE GOODIES, YOU MAKE THE GROOVES

SUPA SPECIAL GOODIES, CELEBRATING INTERSESSIONS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!

OUR GOAL IS TO FILL YR EARS WITH POP, RNB, HOUSE AND CLUB, TO MAKE U SWEAT & TRULY EXPRESS YRSELF ♥ 

NO COVER!!!!!

OUR DJS:
SPECIAL:

CHIPPY NONSTOP
https://soundcloud.com/chippynonstop
B2B
SEXTON
https://soundcloud.com/sexton-666

ACE DILLINGER
https://soundcloud.com/ace-dillinger

LULU WEI

***THIS IS A QUEER ESTABLISHMENT AND A JUDGEMENT-FREE ZONE***

✖NO RACISM/SEXISM/TRANSPHOBIA/HARASSMENT/VIOLENCE✖

☻ PEACE LOVE UNITY & RESPECT ALL AROUND ☻

https://www.facebook.com/events/1200174306769115/