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 75 people. The basement has a kitchenette and one large room (approximately 37 x 13) with tables and chairs.

The building is 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.

Heritage Hall Rental Form

Heritage Hall Rental Booklet

Rental Rates 

*Rates subject to change

*An additional fee will be charged for use of Heritage Hall AV equipment.

Non-Profit Organizations/Community Events
Hourly – $40

Commercial/Business/Private Use
Hourly – $75


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.


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.