Ceili (pronounced Kay-lee) is an Irish word for a social get-together of music and dance. With that come the food and drink. Our “Irish Local” is a place for friends and families in the neighbourhood to convene for conversation and good “craic” (Irish for good fun).
The Ceili Cottage will not be just another “Irish Pub.” It’s a center for Celtic culture in the east end of Toronto.
The Ceili Cottage is an Irish local located in Leslieville comprised of two rooms and a large sunny patio. The Cottage room, is the oldest part of the structure. We kept the original aged look of this room with church pews and small tables lining the walls for folks to sit and talk, or enjoy a meal. The bar room, is located just behind the Cottage room, and is long and narrow – just big enough to get to know your neighbours. A stand up piano is located just off of the bar and will be available to play anytime you wish, or join in on one of the “sessions” of fiddle and flute.
During the summer, the patio is open 7 nights a week and seats up to 60 people. With a street-side location, its just the right spot for conversations, people watching, and enjoying the weather. When the temperature drops below zero, the Winter Patio is converted to “The Traveler’s Rest” housed within a Yurt. Come down and check it out.
Due to the City of Toronto by-law, patio patrons must move inside the bar at 12 midnight, where you are welcome to continue enjoying our Irish hospitality.