The GBHS Heritage Hall at 83 Essex Street, Guelph is available for rent to the general public.  The space is available to be rented for daytime and evening activities.

The space is appropriate for concerts, performances, workshops, meetings, and events.  The main floor has a stage with seating for 60 people with a maximum occupancy for 90 people.  The basement has a kitchenette and one large room (approximately 37 x 13) with tables and chairs.

The building is not wheelchair accessible.

To view a virtual tour of the GBHS Heritage Hall, please click here.

To check the availability or to book the GBHS Heritage Hall please email: or call 519-837-2519.

GBHS Heritage Hall Rental Agreement

Rental Rates

Non-Profit Organizations/Community Events
Hourly – $25
Half-Day  (4 hours) – $75
Six (6) Hours – $125
Full-Day – $175

Commercial/Business/Private Use
Hourly – $35
Half-Day (4 hours) – $105
Six (6) Hours – $175
Full-Day – $245

*Rates subject to change

The GBHS Heritage Hall has the following audio visual equipment for rent:
Mackie Power Amp
Carvin 3-Way PA Speaker Pair
LCD Projector
Digital Microphone
Venue Thinpar64 10 mm LED Lightweight Par Light LED Lights (2)
Projector Screen

Final category placement is at the discretion of the Guelph Black Heritage Society.

Non-Profit Organization
An association, club, or society that is operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit.

Community Events
May include charitable and cultural events such as concerts, workshops, presentations and camps.

Commercial/Business/Private Use
Activities/programs of a commercial nature which are operated for private or corporate gain including, but not limited to, individuals and businesses charging for drama, music, art, dance, fitness classes, theatrical productions etc.

Private use activities are defined as those that are not open to members of the general public.

Certificate of Insurance

The GBHS requires all who rent the GBHS Heritage Hall to provide proof of insurance.  The certificate of insurance must name the GBHS as an additional insured with a minimum liability coverage of $1,000,000.  The certificate of insurance must be current and cover all the dates of the rental agreement.