The Community Use of Schools program through the Ministry of Education has been established, to reduce the rates charged for youth and not-for-profit adult programs. Effective September 1, 2006 and for the duration of the program, the charges for use of board property will be as indicated below.

View the Ministry of Education price list for rentals under the Community Use of Schools initiative while the Ministry program is in place.

If the Ministry program ends, the WRDSB price list will be in effect.

All requests are subject to $39.55 ($35 + HST) non-refundable permit fee.

Room rental charges are based on your group’s activity and the space you wish to book. Please check the category list below to see which category applies to your group.

Most schools have custodial coverage Monday to Friday.  If staff is not regularly scheduled or you wish to book a weekend date, custodial charges will apply.

Rental Charge Categories

There are 4 types of permits and rental rates:

Youth (Not-for-profit)

  • All not-for-profit programs where the activities are intended for participants under the age of 18 (or under the age of 28 for participants with a disability)
  • All programs for school age youth not operated as a business

Adult (Not-for-profit)

  • Not-for-profit adult recreation
  • Not-for-profit educational organization adult programs such as:
    • Conestoga College
    • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
    • University of Toronto
    • University of Waterloo
    • Wilfred Laurier University, etc.
  • Not-for-profit groups providing community services free of charge or cost recovery
  • Rehearsals for adult theatrical presentations organized by not-for-profit organizations
  • WRDSB staff federations and associations (except professional development which will be charged out-of-pocket expenses only)

Community Events & Private Use

  • Charitable events & fundraising events
  • Craft sales
  • Cultural events
  • Weddings
  • Birthday parties
  • Baby/wedding showers
  • Tournaments
  • Dance competitions
  • Private events

Other Organizations

  • Businesses including those charging for drama, art, music, dance, fitness, sports, etc.
  • Church services and church activities (except youth programs)
  • Film productions
  • Political organizations
  • Religious events
  • Theatrical presentations, concerts or events with ticket sales