Based on the provincial announcement made on October 10, and remaining in effect for 28 days, meeting and event rentals will be limited to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors.
The new gathering restrictions of 10 indoors and 25 outdoors also apply to rentals at City facilities for meetings and functions. Room rentals will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. Smaller rooms may be restricted to fewer people to ensure two-metre distancing between each participant.
The only exception is for indoor religious ceremonies or services where the number of participants will be based upon 30 per cent of the room capacity and people maintaining a two-metre distance from each other. For both indoor and outdoor events, table sittings must be limited to six people.
Rental of community spaces at City recreation and cultural facilities resumed on September 8.
We are proceeding in the following manner:
- One-off rentals/events (weddings, gatherings, birthdays, etc.) can be booked into 2021.
- Re-occurring rentals (weekly/bi-weekly/monthly, etc.) can be confirmed up until September 30, 2020.
The City will assess the feasibility and availability of space for each rental request on a case-by-case basis, including the type of activity, number of participants, and capacity of the space to accommodate physical distancing. Before the rental date, the approved group will receive a rental agreement that outlines key points, including:
- All participants and attendees must practice physical distancing.
- Wearing masks is mandatory indoors – masks to be provided by renters or participants.
- Renters have access to the main building lobby, room rental, assigned washrooms, first aid, and change rooms if required.
- Canteens, remaining washrooms, social areas and kitchens remain closed.
- All facilities will be equipped with signage, directional and physical distancing decals and defined pathway with one-way circulation through the building.
- Renters must adhere to the COVID conditions of use.
Find the perfect rental space, by using the rental facilities search tool.