Venues for groups ranging in size from 100 to 450
How do I rent a booth in the World Café or the Lake View Market during your Summer Festivals?
Vendors in these two areas are coordinated by our Community Engagement & Activation (CEA) department. To learn more about submitting an application, visit this page.
Who do I contact about renting space for an exhibition?
As an arts centre, much of Harbourfront Centre's programming revolves around visual arts, craft and new media. There are a number of exhibition spaces on our site, ranging from small vitrines to a 1400 square foot gallery, and they are curated collectively by our Visual Art department in six to eight-week exhibition periods, generally a year in advance. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to have your work shown at Harbourfront Centre, please visit the Submissions section of our Visual Arts website.
I want to hold an event on The Natrel Rink. Who do I talk to about that and how much will it cost?
The Natrel Rink is always accessible to the public during operating hours – and as such it is never closed off entirely for the purposes of presenting events on it. All inquiries for events on The Natrel Rink are reviewed by a number of departments in order to determine feasibility. Please complete the Venue Rental Application if you wish to stage a rink event.
I want to perform at/participate in one of your summer festivals. Who do I talk to?
Our Community Engagement & Activation (CEA) department handles the programming of our summer and off-season weekend festivals. Please email them for information on submitting a proposal to the music programmers at Harbourfront Centre.
Who do I contact to rent the Bill Boyle Artport and the outside areas for a summer weekend?
From late June through Labour Day, Harbourfront Centre presents our Summer Festivals season. This means that from Friday through Sunday our entire site is programmed with (mostly free) public events (music, dance, theatre, visual art, food, etc) around a different artistic or cultural theme. All of our venues and resources are dedicated to these festivals – which are very densely programmed!
On top of our summer festival season, we also run Toronto's most diverse summer day camp in all the Bill Boyle Artport venues, indoors and out, during the summer months.
As a result, we are generally unable to accommodate any outside requests during the summer months, as we have neither the available space nor the resources to handle anything aside from our own programming.
Summer festival programming is generally completed six months to a year in advance of the festival's date by our Community Engagement & Activation (CEA) Department. If you are interested working with our CEA Department in partnership or as a part of a future summer festival weekend, please email them.
Can I get married at Harbourfront Centre?
Harbourfront Centre is unable to accommodate weddings on our site, but there are a couple of other options for weddings on the waterfront.
If your wedding involves fewer than 40 people, you can get married in the gazebo at the Toronto Music Garden. Arrangements are made through the City of Toronto, as it a City park. Visit their web site for more information.
Another waterfront wedding option is chartering a boat from one of the tour operators who dock on our seawall. Links are located in the Marine section of our website.
There are also two hotels on the waterfront: the Westin Harbour Castle and the Radisson Admiral.
Across the harbour on Toronto Island, Gibraltar Point Arts Centre is another potential location for smaller weddings.
Can I take my wedding photographs at Harbourfront Centre?
Wedding photography is also not permitted on our site. You may take wedding photographs farther along Queens Quay West at the Toronto Music Garden with a permit. Visit the City of Toronto website for more information.
I'm looking for workshop, rehearsal or audition space. Can you help?
Because of the density of our own programming, these are generally requests we're unable to help with.
The Toronto Fringe website has a great list of spaces. Our neighbours to the west – the Harbourfront Community Centre – also have some fine facilities available for rent.
Harbourfront Centre's rental facilities are contained in three buildings located on our 10-acre site. Click here to find which venue is right for you.
Click here for information on potential costs and venue availability.
Click here for details on the services we can provide for your event.
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