Fully-equipped performing arts theatres are available for rent at three libraries to support individuals and groups whose primary purpose is the promotion of cultural, educational and community activities.

Rental Fees

Location Non-Profit Rate* Commercial Rate
Fairview $469.22 / day $182.99 / hour
Palmerston $234.61 / day $182.99 / hour
York Woods $469.22 / day $182.99 / hour

*Must provide proof of non-profit status to qualify.

The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will be added to all rental and associated fees.

Fees are subject to an annual inflationary increase.

How to book a theatre

When not in use for library programs, the theatres can be rented between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., Monday - Sunday.

All booking applications are subject to theatre availability.

A valid credit card is required to book a theatre. Credit cards accepted include Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

The library's theatres can be rented using one of the following two application processes:

Regular Booking Application

Regular booking applications can be submitted at any time for dates in the current calendar year. All requests to book a theatre require a minimum two (2) months' notice.

Requests for dates in the following calendar year will be processed beginning October 1.

Annual Priority Booking Application

Each June, the library accepts booking applications for dates in the following calendar year (January - December).

Annual priority applications for 2024 are now closed. Please refer above for the regular booking application.

Annual priority applications are reviewed and processed according to the following guidelines:

Confirmation Notification:

Terms and conditions

Please review the Terms & Conditions (PDF) of renting a theatre at Toronto Public Library.

Please also review our Rules of Conduct.

Additional fees and charges

After-hours fee $29.05/hr
(minimum charge is $58.10)
Equipment (available at some locations)
Piano $15/day
Projector $20/hour

Phone or email assistance

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
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