Not all of us are born to curate the ultimate party soundtrack. In a world where our music playlists may scream “blast from the past” (and not in a good way!), hiring the best DJs in the city becomes more of a necessity.
If you’re ready to hit the dance floor with some questionable but enthusiastic moves, then check out our lineup of Toronto’s best DJs!
How much do DJs cost in Toronto?
In Toronto, budget-friendly DJs usually charge between $500 and $900, while more prominent DJs typically range from $1500 to $2000. The cost varies based on their expertise and specialisation.
How We Chose the Best DJS in Toronto
1. Maximum Music
|4 Mimico Ave, Toronto, ON M8V 1R1
|Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours
Established by Rod McMahon in 1989, Maximum Music has orchestrated the magic at over 11,200 weddings across the GTA, averaging an impressive 400 annually.
Far from cookie-cutter promos, they pride themselves on delivering top-quality, personalised service tailored to clients’ desires. This dedication earned them a win at the WeddingWire Wedding Awards in 2015.
Maximum Music extends its services to a range of private events. These include corporate gatherings, fundraisers, Sweet Sixteens, Quinceañeras, and milestone anniversaries.
They’re also the preferred DJ for esteemed wedding and event venues like HartHouse, Glenerin Inn and Spa, Casa Loma, and Sassafraz.
Rod was very responsive, attentive, and easy to communicate with
“We were incredibly happy with our decision to hire Maximum DJ for our wedding! From the beginning, Rod was very responsive, attentive, and easy to communicate with. Rod was also very patient and reasonable, as we had to reschedule our wedding three times because of the pandemic, he was with us every step of the way with his everlasting patience. I hired Maximum DJ back in 2020 (when we were supposed to get married) and they were kind enough to hold my deposit all the way until 2023! The packages offered by Maximum DJ were also appealing to us, since they included things like up-lighting and other equipment. I was also very impressed with the online tool offered by Maximum DJ, which allows you to create and personalize your own wedding playlists for the big day. We had DJ Gary for our wedding day, and he was awesome! DJ Gary helped my Uncle Gary (lol) set up his guitar, amp and microphone for the ceremony so he could play and sing me down the aisle, which was very special to me. Maximum DJ was accommodating and helped us accomplish this special request without a hitch! DJ Gary was also on point, I’ll never forget how perfect the ceremony send off was because DJ Gary started “Come On Eileen” by Save Ferris at the PERFECT timing, so the horns in the song went off in a celebratory fashion at the exact moment we were ready to walk down the aisle. It was amazing! For the rest of the event DJ Gary was on point as well, as he made sure to play my personalized playlists, and also added some extra party music after dinner was finished and took requests as well. Thank you DJ Gary and Maximum Music for making our special day so much fun!”
Amanda Wedge, Google Review
The crowd was dancing all night
“Rod and our DJ Sean was incredible! We had him DJ for our wedding of 50 people and was on point with everything! The crowd was dancing all night and he made sure to keep things fun, and enjoyable for all our guests. Even when there were last minute changes, he was on the ball with making sure the night ran smoothly.
Rod was amazing from the start, was always checking in with us and the team was incredibly organized. He ensured to go over all the details to make sure our special day was perfect! Thank you Maximum DJ Team!”
Anita A, Google Review
2. Dialed-In DJs
|1938 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 3K8
|Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours
Established in 2013, Dialed-In DJs is a female-owned and operated gem that has set the stage on fire (figuratively, of course) at over 500 weddings. This LGBTQ-friendly, mobile DJ company emerged due to the demand for wedding and corporate events DJs who are ‘non-cheesy.’
Owner and DJ Maren Hancock has a 15-year DJing legacy. She has shared the stage with icons like Diplo and Cyndi Lauper, and she also makes her own music.
Resident DJ and host Lucie Tic has almost two decades of experience under her belt and has worked with Nike, H&M, and Harley Davidson. She even earned NOW Toronto’s Best Local DJ awards in 2013 and 2014.
Plus, they’re fully insured and proud members of the Canadian Professional DJ Association.
They welcome personalised soundtracks and custom mixes. In fact, they frequently cater to unique requests like blending Greek and Latin American songs or creating a mix for a lion dance performance.
Beyond the beats, they also provide emceeing services.
Lucie is really a master at her craft!
“Lucie is an incredible DJ! From our very first meeting, we knew we were in the perfect hands and I am so happy that she was a part of our vendor team for our wedding. I didn’t realize just how many music choices couples need to make for their wedding but Lucie helped us fill in the blanks perfectly when we needed ideas. She also tailored all of the music perfectly to our tastes all night and never missed a cue or transition – she is really a master at her craft! It is so wonderful going into a wedding day with absolute confidence that things will go on without a hitch and Lucie was a big part of why we were so worry-free all day. Thanks, Lucie! We had a blast tearing up the dance floor with our guests.”
Karen M., Google Review
Cannot recommend Dialed-In DJs enough!
“We hired Lucie for our September 2023 wedding and she was AMAZING! She kept the dance floor packed, and every thing was perfect. Lucie was fabulous to communicate with prior to the wedding – very professional and organized. She has impeccable attention to detail – my mom mentioned the TV show Bewitched in her speech and Lucie played the theme song as my mom walked back to her seat! So cool. Cannot recommend Dialed-In DJs enough!”
Sam Clouthier, Google Review
3. Your Event DJs
|10 Sunny Glenway, Toronto, ON M3C 2Z3
|Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours
Your Event DJs has over 20 years of expertise, specialising in weddings and private parties. Affectionately known as ‘discount DJs,’ they pride themselves on delivering top-notch services at competitive prices.
Unlike other DJs, they have their own lights and sound system. Also, they have an extensive repertoire spanning various musical genres, allowing them to cater to all ages and preferences.
They’re known to collaborate closely with clients before the event, allowing them to understand their personal preferences and tailor the musical experience to match the creative vision of the client.
In addition to DJ services, they also offer live music performances and emceeing services, presenting you with the convenient option of a comprehensive package deal.
We had an amazing time
“I hire Event DJs for a Halloween Party, and we had an amazing time. The DJ had a variety of music and he mixed it well that we couldn’t stop dancing and having fun. Eddy is also very communicative and we coordinate everything smoothly. I recommend Eddy’s DJ services.”
Maria Teresa Franco, Google Review
DJ was friendly, very responsive, and affordable
“We recently had our wedding August 19th at The Wilds At Cedar Valley. Eddy was our DJ. He was friendly, very responsive, and affordable. He did an amazing job from the ceremony to the end of the reception. We even had karaoke. He knew how to read the room, and was very responsive to guests who wanted to make song requests or we had certain announcements. We would definitely recommend! Thank you for making our special day magical! I also want to note the one bad review, the lady Tracey personally contacted me after she saw online that I booked him. Please ignore. She is harassing others. We had such a blast with Eddy.”
Robbie Shewell, Google Review
4. DJ Elegance
|61 Heintzman St suite 924, Toronto, ON M6P 5A2
|Mon-Wed: 10 AM–9 PM
Thurs-Fri: 10 AM–6 PM
Benjamin de Graaf, a.k.a DJ Elegance, has a background in arts-based education and has been active for over a decade in Toronto’s business and social nightlife scene. He has one mission: for people to remember your event for the next 50 years
He specialises in corporate events, weddings, private affairs, and retail communities. These include corporate leadership speakers series, brand lunches, and community festivals.
Beyond the turntables, DJ Elegance wears the hat of a DJ Coach at Love Music DJ School, contributing to the development of aspiring DJs.
He also provides a wide array of dance lights, from basic party lights to advanced intelligent lighting, adding a vibrant visual dimension to your evening.
For interested clients, he offers a free consultation.
My wedding was extra special because of the DJ and the music!
“My wedding was extra special because of the DJ and the music! Everyone danced and danced and as the bride, I had a blast! Benji was attentive to the crowd and played music that kept everyone going right til the end. He was also a great MC for the night and kept the night moving and organized.Highly recommended!”
Crystal Jacobson, Google Review
Very experienced, kept the guests entertained and laughing
“We hired Dj Elegance for my wedding and Benjamin was so fantastic! He played the perfect mix to keep our guests dancing till the lights came on at the end of the night. We received so many compliments from guests, everyone love him. I highly recommend his MC service. very experienced, kept the guests entertained and laughing. Everything was perfect! Thanks Benjamin!”
5. Disc Jockeys Unlimited
|Dupont St &, Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G 4B1
|Mon-Thurs: 1 PM–6:30 PM
Friday: 1 PM–5 PM
Saturday: 2 PM–5 PM
Disc Jockeys Unlimited has roots dating back to 1963. Under the ownership of DJ Ivan since 2016, the business is backed by his 30-plus years of industry expertise.
This fully licensed, insured, and registered establishment caters to a wide spectrum of events, from weddings and private parties to proms, school dances, and corporate gatherings. It also offers consultations and do-not-play lists.
They make use of professionally manufactured and custom-designed sound systems to ensure a superb experience.
Speaking of hosts, they’re well-versed in taking the master of ceremonies role. Their experienced hosts skillfully introduce bridal parents, the head table, and distinguished guests.
For multicultural receptions, the team boasts bilingual and multilingual DJ hosts who speak French and Spanish, among others.
Absolutely worth the money!
“DJ Ivan was the best! He did cocktail hour and the entire reception for our wedding this past weekend, and he was amazing! He was also our emcee and did such a great job introducing everyone and every activity, never missing a beat. He kept the party going all night, knew when to put on slow songs to wind down a bit, and overall just kept a great vibe going. He even took a bunch of photos and videos for us throughout the night! Before the wedding, he was super friendly and responsive. Don’t miss out on booking Disc Jockeys Unlimited for your wedding or other event – absolutely worth the money!”
Karlee Angelo, Google Review
The cleaning was flawless with every detail expertly attended to
“Ivan was a dream to work with. He was so well organized and really took the time to understand the entire vibe of the wedding. People were dancing all night! He was happy to chat with us anytime and was always quick to respond to inquiries. He is incredibly kind and genuinely cares about his clients. Everything went so perfectly on our wedding day thanks to Ivan. We would highly recommend him for any event. Thank you so much for making our day so special.”
Samantha Cooper, Google Review