A TORONTO LANDMARK
The Legendary El Mocambo located in the heart of Toronto’s bustling Chinatown is one of Canada’s most iconic music venues.
During the late 70’s the El Mocambo quickly became Canada’s premiere showcase destination hosting the likes of The Rolling Stones, U2, Blondie and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name a few.
In 2014, after years of neglect, Michael Wekerle, a Toronto financier and philanthropist announced that he was buying the building and vowed to restore the El Mocambo and its neon palms to their former glory.
Hiring an A-list team of music industry veterans to bring his vision to life , some 70 years after its founding, the world-famous El Mocambo has returned in a spectacular fashion touting state of the art audio and video control rooms , two expanded performance stages , improved sight lines and world class PA & lighting.
A VINTAGE VENUE FOR THE DIGITAL AGE
Now the largest studio floor on the Eastern Seaboard, The El Mocambo is a re-imagined broadcast facility. With the ability to record, film and capture high resolution audio and video from anywhere in the venue- this is the perfect place to see your favourite live performance, host a show stopping event, or connect a global audience with unique and memorable experiences.
- Stage 18ft wide 10ft deep 2ft 8in tall
- Audience space 32ft wide and 63ft long
- Sound System LAcoustics, Digico, Midas
- Lighting system ATC GrandMA
- Absen LED wal
- Stage 24ft wide 14ft 4in deep 3ft 4in tall
- Audience space 28ft wide and 103ft long plus balcony 5ft wide and 74ft long
- Sound System L’Acoustics, Digico,
- Lighting ATC GranMA
- Absen LED wall
The McEwan Group is recognized as one of Canada’s premier hospitality companies.
Our exceptional catering service is led by renowned Chef Mark McEwan who is widely recognized for his distinctive style of cooking that captures the essence of classical cuisine with nuances of contemporary flavours.
To complement The El Mocambo’s iconic venue location, McEwan Chefs have curated specific menus for the venue offering a selection of “Start Me Up” appetizers, food stations, and dinner menus to our “Sticky Fingers” desserts.
From our El Mocambo Sirloin Burger, Lamb Nachos, Wild Boar Bacon & Monterey Jack Grilled Cheese to our Braised Oxtail Ravioli we are sure to satisfy any taste with all costs calculated to meet the needs of all clientele. Because of the scope of our business, we have the ability to scale events to a variety of clients.
McEwan Catering wants to enhance the spectacular space with event catering excellence. Our experienced catering team will devise inventive culinary moments that will further enrich the sensational setting of the El Mocambo and bring any client’s vision to life.
From intimate concerts to over-the-top occasions, McEwan Catering delivers with seamless perfection. We are driven by the freshest ingredients and our events team wows beyond the fork. El Mocambo and McEwan Catering together can create a fully immersive experience for all occasions.
UNDER THE NEON PALMS
The Story Of The Legendary El Mocambo
In 1948, an aspiring Toronto restaurateur named Joe Brown opened his dream dining and dancing establishment at the top of Spadina Avenue. He named it after his favourite haunt, Mocambo, in California. Brown hung an imposing 22-foot sign off the front of the building—a giant palm tree with the neon-lit letters of “El Mocambo” beneath the cascading white lights of its moonlit leaves.