Welcome Back!!

We are open daily from 11am to 11pm.

Live Music most nights 7pm-10pm.

October Update

October 9th 2020

Due to new restrictions and regulations, the Rex will temporarily stop dining services including patio and takeout. We will continue working hard in preparation of our next relaunch and hope to be back in business as soon as possible. Keep in touch with our social media for updates.

Until then, stay safe!

-The Rex Family




Hello Rex Friends & Family

We hope you are all continuing to stay healthy! We’re here to provide you with another update regarding our business and your involvement with it. As concerns continue to escalate over ever-changing policies and Covid regulation updates, we can see everyone starting to fall back into the quarantine blues.

Since the new restrictions have been announced, The Rex has not had to alter any rules for our venue as we have been implementing all the current necessary procedures since we reopened; social distanced seating, wearing of masks, limited capacity, earlier closing and complete contact tracing to name a few. The health and safety of our staff and patrons has been, and will continue to be, the utmost priority.

While it pains us to see certain establishments and music venues closing throughout the city, we are determined to stay open and provide Toronto with the safest and most entertaining live music experience possible. We continue to offer daily music with two shows every night (5:30 and 9pm).

Whether you are looking for live jazz and blues, some great food and drink, or just want a night to escape from the cabin fever, The Rex has you covered. We will put your mind at ease for an evening and continue to adhere to any new regulations put forth by the municipal, provincial and federal governments.

Can’t wait until you drop by! Until then, stay strong and stay safe.


After more than six months of hiatus, The Rex is extremely happy to announce the news of our reopening!
During the past months a lot has changed. Seeing the reopening process of other bars and restaurants downtown has left us torn and conflicted about keeping the place closed for so long. However we’ve been meticulously planning and preparing for our “re-launch” as an exclusive live music venue. While we will continue to be a family establishment with friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere, our focus will be on the very thing we’ve been promoting for so long: The Music.
We will continue to produce great pub fare, drinks, and excellent live music. Gratuity and performance fees will now be automatically included on your bill in order to ensure safe, efficient, and fair service.
We will have two performances per day, every day [Doors open from 4pm-11pm]. To protect both customers and musicians, there are now plexiglass barriers on our stage, and due to our stage renovation – sound quality has improved throughout the venue. We have also taken other safety precautions such as taped guidelines on the floor, contact screening, distanced tables/seats, improved cleaning and sanitation procedures, and the improved billing system.
We are stringently abiding by health guidelines, and then some. We hope you will join The Rex Family once again, ensuring a safe and successful partnership.
The Rex is FINALLY BACK Thursday September 3rd!
Doors Open Daily 4pm-11pm
First Show – 2 sets: 5:30pm-6:30pm & 7:00pm-8:00pm
Second Show – 1 set: 9pm-10:30pm


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Annual Rex Funky New Years Eve Bash!!!


Tickets on Sale Now: Purchase in person or over the phone.



Grooveyard will be back to host the party this year with Funk, Soul, and R&B classics guaranteed to have you up and dancing!

Lester McClean (Vocals & Sax), Michael Occhipinti (Guitar), Paul Neufeld (Keyboards), Nikku Nayar (Bass), and Doan “Don” Pham (Drums).

More about the band at https://grooveyardmusic.ca/



Monday December 31st – Doors/Dinner Open at 7 PM

(No Entry before 7PM – room being set-up)


$49 + Tax until November 28th

$55 + Tax until December 26th

$65 + Tax until December 31st

(Tickets sold at the door IF STILL AVAILABLE)


Ticket Price Includes: Entertainment & Champagne at Midnight

Not Included:Drinks (Cash Bar), Food (Full Menu Available + Meal Specials, Dinner Starts at 7 PM)



Credit cards are charged right away. No deposits or reserved seating.

$10 Cancellation charge. No cancellations after December 26th at Noon.

Payment: Cash, Visa, MC, AMEX.

In an effort to conserve paper, this year there will be NO PHYSICAL TICKETS, you will receive a Ticket Code, as well as a receipt for proof of purchase. Once guests arrive at the venue, their name will be on a list that will allow them access to the event.Guest will need to sign a credit card merchant copy on arrival to gain admission.


  • Seating is very limited and non-reservable, so plan to arrive early (especially if bringing a larger group).
  • Avoid bringing lots of baggage (coats/valuables/bags/etc.) as there is no security and not much room for them to be stored.
  • There will be dancing (although dancefloor space may be limited): Everyone can enjoy the party in their own way!
  • The musicians are all top jazz session guys but will be playing funky, danceable music on New Year’s Eve.
  • The age range of the party is from young 20’s to couples in their 70’s with mid 30’s being the dominant group.  All are welcome and everyone ends up mingling together.
  • There is no dress code but everyone seems to dress up a little on their own.  The staff will be dressed casually.