Medley Bar

New Toronto club The Medley offers live entertainment with top-notch safety protocols

The Medley has a vintage supper club vibe with a speakeasy atmosphere and comes with everything you’d expect from live music, comedy, and theatre performances with modern pandemic-conscious measures in place. Toronto’s new supper club at 2026 Yonge St. may be exactly what the city needs right now.

Co-owner Joseph Patrick is no stranger to theatre, having managed theatrical venues before developing plans to open The Medley last February. When COVID-19 hit, Patrick and partners rode the wave and pivoted to a socially-distanced club where people can relax and enjoy live entertainment without fear of contamination.

“We knew we had something special, so we held onto it through the pandemic, and we were very excited to finally open in September,” he says. “With many folks happy to go to restaurants, and others keen to see live performances again, it could just be the perfect time for our new supper club and show lounge.”

The Medley menu features tasty throwbacks like chicken scallopini, caesar salad, and coconut shrimp with a cocktail list paying homage to the 1930s l(Negronis, Mint Juleps, and Boulevardiers). The supper club welcomes up to 50 socially-distanced guests with tables seating two, four, or six people. While the club can seat more people, tables are far apart to adhere to the city’s social distancing rules.

“There’s a lot of space between tables,” Patrick says.

Automated temperature checks, hydrostatic sanitation, UV air filtration, hand sanitizer stations, touchless handwashing, disposal or virtual menus, touchless payment, and a plethora of other safety measures are also in place at The Medley.

When asked if he’s concerned about possible COVID-19 closures, Patrick was optimistic that the club is doing more than its share to keep patrons safe and adhere to any recommended city guidelines.

“We have a comprehensive safety protocol in place, much more than most even, but we would still follow the recommendations of Public Health and not try to skirt any closure,” he says. “We’re doing our part to provide a safe venue, and we encourage others to do their part to help.”

Currently on stage at The Medley is Motherhood The Musical with a lineup of variety shows, a tribute to Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland (A Night With Frank and Judy), live music, and other performances on deck. Tickets for Motherhood The Musical are $35 and can be booked directly through the club’s website.

“You’re going to have a lot of fun here,” Patrick says, “we have a lot of great entertainment scheduled, and we have taken numerous steps to help keep you safe.”

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