Amsterdam Brewing Co. Ltd. announces new details about waterfront Brewery/ Restaurant

New restaurant, patio and micro-brewery set to open summer 2013

TORONTO, ON – Amsterdam Brewing Co. Ltd. is pleased to announce new partnership details with Harbourfront Centre to create a unique dining and brewery experience along Toronto’s waterfront.

Following an extensive public request for proposals (RFP), Amsterdam Brewing Co. Ltd. was chosen by Harbourfront Centre to convert an existing space into a renewed, dining- focused facility. Approximately five million dollars will be invested into the creation of the new restaurant/ brewery/ retail store with a huge water front patio and micro-brewery designed by Mackay Wong Strategic Designs. In keeping with the legacy of the building, the newly renovated structure will highlight original 1930s design elements combined with a contemporary twist.

“We have been serving customers for twenty-six years in this great neighborhood.” say Jeff Carefoote, CEO of Amsterdam Brewing Co. “We are very excited to continue this tradition at what we believe is the premier place in the city to relax and enjoy a beer and a meal.”

Notable design features include huge windows that overlook Lake Ontario on three sides, a 450-seat dining room and bar area with additional waterfront patio seating for 350, a separate special event space, a retail beer store and a craft brewery that will focus on small, fresh batches of Amsterdam specialty brews.

“We are proud to partner with Amsterdam Brewing Co. Ltd. to bring an exciting dining option to Toronto’s waterfront,” says Harbourfront Centre’s Director of Site Operations, Helder Melo. “This new venture will create a dynamic new establishment that will compliment Harbourfront Centre’s goal to create a thriving waterfront for residents and visitors alike to access and enjoy.”

Scheduled for completion in early-summer 2013, the finished venue located at 245 Queens Quay West will host tastings of Amsterdam craft beer, educational tours, beer-themed dinners and special events.


About The Amsterdam Brewing Company:

The Amsterdam Brewing Company is an independently owned and operated craft brewery that is deeply rooted in the city of Toronto. A pioneer of the craft beer revolution in 1986 and initially called the Amsterdam Brasserie and Brew Pub, “The Amsterdam” was the first of its kind in Toronto to offer patrons hand crafted lagers and ales that were brewed in-house. Today they brew over ten different beers including their flagship lager – Amsterdam Natural Blonde, the award winning Big Wheel Amber and Boneshaker IPA, along with multiple year-round, seasonal and specialty brews. The Amsterdam Brewing Company uses only traditional brewing methods and their beers are made with four all natural ingredients – malt, hops, yeast, and water. All beers are GMO-free, without preservatives, and never heat pasteurized.

About Harbourfront Centre:

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.


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