Rent a Facility

Highlands East has a number of facilities available for rent for private functions or group events. These include but are not limited to:

  • Conferences or Meetings
  • Recreational Activities such as Yoga, Dance and Karate
  • Weddings, Receptions, Family Reunions and Funeral Services
  • Fund Raisers, Flea Markets or Theatre Productions

Contact Information

For information on facilities and availability please contact 705-448-2981 or email us.

Insurance

All functions require insurance coverage. This can be purchased through the Municipality or you can provide your own proof of insurance to us before the rental date.

Deposits

Facility rentals are subject to security deposits and key deposits. These deposits are refundable within 72 hours of rental if the facility is left in as found condition.

Accessible Events

Are you planning a group or public event? Be sure to read the Planning Accessible Events Booklet to ensure your event is inclusive.

The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario has published this helpful guide for people who plan events such as festivals, community meals, meetings and any other type of public gathering. It includes information on cheap or free ways that can help reduce barriers for people with disabilities and make events more inclusive and successful.

Facilities

Lloyd Watson Memorial Community Centre

This air conditioned facility is located at 2249 Loop Road, in Wilberforce. It is adjacent to a park and fair grounds.

The facility is 3840 square feet. It seats 225, Serves 150, and is Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) Licenced for 442 people. The stage area is 400 square feet. The fireside lounge area has a seating capacity of 50 people.

 

Keith Tallman Memorial Arena

Located at 2256 Loop Road, across from the Lloyd Watson Memorial Community Centre.

The Ice Season runs from mid-October to the end of March. This facility is available for rental in the off season from May to September.

Maximum 1125 person capacity.

Contact Information

  • Property Supervisor, Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or by email.
  • Arena, direct line: 705-448-2772
  • Municipal office at 705-448-2981 or email us.

Birthday Party Rentals

The arena can be booked for children's birthday parties. Parties booked during non-prime hours receive an hour of ice time at the Minor League rate with an additional 30 minutes of free lobby time will allow for cake and gift opening.

Arena Advertisements

Hockey continues to be Canada's game of choice. The local arena venue is a gathering place for neighbours and an essential part of the local community. Consider the advantages of having your local business advertised with us.
Prime Locations

Large 3' x 8' installation: $400.00, Annual Rental fee: $250.00 per year

Small 3' x 4' installation: $275.00, Annual Rental fee: $150.00 per year

Secondary Location

Large 3' x 8' installation: $300.00, Annual Rental fee: $175.00 per year

Small 3' x 4' installation: $200.00, Annual Rental fee: $100.00 per year

All fees are subject to HST, the annual rental fee is invoiced annually on October 1 and is prorated from the month of installation.

Disclaimers and other information
  • New signs do not get installed until payment is received.
  • The advertiser is responsible for the cost of sign production.
  • Graphics for the walls are to be produced on one-half inch ceroplastic. Graphics for the boards are to be produced on 1/16 inch styrene a product that can be removed for later use.
  • Arena board ads will be covered by lexan (supplied by Highlands East).
  • Sign will be installed by Highlands East.
  • Arena Walls support signs measuring 48” x 96” and signs for arena boards can be 32” x 96” or 36” x 96”.

For advertising enquiries please call 705-448-2772 or 705-448-2981.

Cardiff Community Centre

The Cardiff Community Centre is located in the village of Cardiff at 2747 Monck Road. This facility has 2400 square feet of floor space. The kitchen is 320 square feet. The facility serves, seats and is LCBO licenced for 133 people.

Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre

The Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre is located in Gooderham at 1043 Community Centre Road. This facility has both a main hall and a banquet room. The main hall is 1620 square feet of floor space, seats 200 and is LCBO Licenced for 204. The Banquet room is 792 square feet of floor space. It seats 75 and is LCBO Licenced for the same. The kitchen is 460 square feet, while the bar area is 132 square feet.

Highland Grove Community Centre

This Community Centre is located at 5373 Loop Road. This facility is 1920 square feet of floor space and has a seating capacity of 50. It is LCBO Licenced for 62 people. The kitchen area is 130 square feet in size.

Wilberforce Curling Club

The Curling Club is located at 2733 Essonville Line in Wilberforce. The ice season runs from November to March. The facility is available for other events from May to September.

Visit wilberforcecurling.com for more information.

Cardiff Pool

This outdoor facility is located at 2 Balsam Street in the village of Cardiff. The pool is open during July and August.

Please visit Swimming and Swim Lessons for hours of operation and swimming lesson details. You can call the Highlands East main office in Wilberforce at 705-448-2981 or email us.

Directions

Off Highway 118 turn onto Monck Road. Proceed on Monck Road and turn left onto Sprucedale Street, just past the Cardiff Community Centre. Remain on Sprucedale Street through the village. Turn left onto Balsam Street. Balsam Street is the only left turn street off Sprucedale Street. The pool is set back off the roadway and is located on the left side of the street.

Essonville Historic Church

This historic church is located at 1363 Essonville Line and is available for rentals.

Rental rate

The rental fee is $120 (with the exception of funerals where no charge will apply).

Book a rental

For more information or to book a rental, please visit the Essonville Historic Church website or call the Municipal Office at 705-448-2981.

Fees

Community Centre Rental Fees
Community Centres and Rental Rates
Facility*Full Day Rate**Half Day Rate**
Lloyd Watson, Main Hall (Wilberforce)

$160 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$25 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

Robert McCausland, Main Hall (Gooderham)

$140 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

Cardiff Community Centre

$120 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

Highland Grove Community Centre

$100 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

*All events require a minimum of two million dollars of liability insurance that can be purchased through the Municipality.

**Non-profit Community Groups, Fund Raising and Educational Sessions held at no charge with complete application and approved fee waiver.

Arena Rental Fees
Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Rental Rates
Rental Type*Hourly Rate
Minor League Sports including Figure Skating

$60 plus HST

Non-prime Time (Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

$60 plus HST

Prime Time (Monday to Sunday after 5:00 p.m.)

$95 plus HST

Tournaments

$95 plus HST

Birthday Parties (includes extra 30 minutes of free lobby time)

$60 plus HST

*All events require a minimum of two million dollars of liability insurance that can be purchased through the Municipality.

Rental Application

Visit our Hosting an Event page for a helpful list of steps to take when planning your event.

Only after confirming your preferred facility is available, complete the rental application and submit it to the Wilberforce office.