A MODERN REFLECTION OF TRADITIONAL HOSPITALITY

bridging contemporary style, flavours, and practices with the nostalgic feelings of quality experiences and connection.

the starting point of an epicurean adventure.

TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

abundance, joy, and distinction. Vela aims to modernize a bygone era of hospitality that we all deeply need.

Sustainability applies to more than environmental issues and is not a global trend to be sold as a product. It is an inherent core concept of Vela that guides not only the food and drinks, but the quality of life for staff and guests alike. Vela works hard to re-balance financial, ecological, emotional, and psychological sustainability.

THE TEAM

A team of industry leading chefs, bartenders, and servers lead by Amanda Bradley and Robin Goodfellow who are excited to serve you.

VELA Toronto's Robin Goodfellow
Robin Goodfellow

(bar raval. little bones beverage)

Close-up of VELA Toronto's Amanda Bradley on a brick background
Amanda Bradley

(alo. george)

THE
ROOM

Located in an iconic heritage building in the heart of the city, VELA is a modern homage to the grand hotel lobby bar, presenting unparalleled service in a five-star designed space. Inspired by a constellation of stars, with the guest journey unfolding through VELA’s distinct spaces; the champagne bar, lounge, chef’s counter, and intimate booth seating. 

VELA spans 4,000 square feet with an additional 2,000 square-foot, year-round covered patio. The menu by executive chef Marvin Palomo features both elegant classics and guilty-pleasures, to be paired with Goodfellow’s acclaimed whimsical cocktails.