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Rentals & Bookings

The City's Recreation Services Department offers a variety of facilities and rental opportunities. Look to the City when planning your next special event: consider one of our community centres, outdoor sports fields, or sports complex and let staff take the worry out of your planning.

Guidelines for Hall Bookings

Deposit

50% down is required at the time of the booking, and the balance is due four months prior to the event. There is also a $500 damage deposit required for hall bookings.

Liquor Licence

Liquor licenses issued by the Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario (LLBO) are mandatory for all functions serving alcoholic beverages (including wine). No alcohol is permitted outside the various halls we rent. The renter is responsible for their own bar tender and liquor licence. Copy of Special Occasion Permit and Smart server to be given to the City of Barrie one month prior to event

Liability Insurance

Special Occasion Insurance - Minimum $2,000,000 policy with the City of Barrie named as additional insured

Catering

The renter is responsible for their own caterer, as well the renter can provide their own food.

No Smoking

The City has a no smoking by-law prohibiting smoking in all Municipal Buildings and Municipal Facilities. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated in the compliance of this by-law. Thank you for not smoking.

Set-up / Take-down

The renter is responsible for their own set up and take down, as well as clean up during the period of your rental. The City provides the tables and chairs, however linens, dishes, cooking utensils, coffee urns, etc. are not provided

SOCAN Fee

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music publishers of Canada (SOCAN), under federal licence, are authorized to charge a fee under Tariff 8: Receptions, Conventions, Assemblies for using prerecorded music. The Socan Fee with dancing is $66.86 (subject to change). These fees are in addition to the hall rates and are subject to H.S.T.

RE:SOUND Fee 

Re:Sound is the Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for artists and record companies for the broadcast and public performance of their music. The fee is $26.63 (subject to change). These fees are in addition to the hall rates and are subject to H.S.T.

Birthday Party Packages

Take the stress out of party planning! Celebrate your next birthday or special event at your local recreation centre. Choose from a variety of fun, flexible, affordable options suitable for kids of all ages. Your personal party convener will help run games & activities so you get the most out of your party experience. All parties include a 2-hour room rental, reserved spaces & your choice of activity for 1 hour. 

Gymnasium

Shake your sillies out and enjoy a variety of gym activities! Activity options include:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Pickle ball
  • Dodgeball
  • Preschool activities (slides, cars, games, tunnels etc.)
  • Group Games
  • And so much more!

Fee: $200 for parties of up to 20 participants. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for each additional participant.

Available at:
Holly Community Centre (705-792-7925; RecParty@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centres (705-739-4225; RecParty@barrie.ca)

Have an idea for a theme? Let us know!

Skating *

From beginners to experts, this party activity is great for both small and large groups. All parties are required to follow all skate rules listed at barrie.ca/skating and will participate in a scheduled public skate. Private skate rentals are available. Ask for details.

Fee: $200

Available at:
Holly Community Centre (705-792-7925; RecParty@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centre (705-739-4225; RecParty@barrie.ca)
Allandale Recreation Centre (705-728-5141; RecParty@barrie.ca)

Have an idea for a theme? Let us know!

Swimming * 

Splash, jump and dive into swimming fun! All parties must meet the aquatics admission standards listed at barrie.ca/swimming and will participate in a scheduled Open Swim time.

Fee: $200 for parties of up to 20 participants. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for each additional participant.

Available at: 
Holly Community Centre (705-792-7925; RecParty@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centre (705-739-4225; RecParty@barrie.ca)
Allandale Recreation Centre (705-728-5141; RecParty@barrie.ca)

Have an idea for a theme? Let us know!

Preschool Room

Perfect for those youngsters up to age 5 who love to play! Enjoy a safe and stimulating party in one of our preschool rooms. Activity options include:

  • Sensory Bin
  • Dress Up
  • Puppet Show
  • Outdoor Playground (weather permitting)
  • Crafts
  • Gross Motor Play

Fee: $200 for parties of up to 20 participants. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for each additional participant.

Available at:
Holly Community Centre (705-792-7925; RecParty@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centre (705-739-4225; RecParty@barrie.ca)

Have an idea for a theme? Let us know!

Holly Youth Centre

Who better to design a party for your youth and teens than a youth centre staff? Choose a theme and we will design your program! Your party convener will help run games and activities. Activity options include:

  • Ping pong
  • Foosball
  • Giant Checkers/Chess
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Crafts
  • Minute to Win It

Fee: $200 for parties of up to 20 participants. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for each additional participant.

Available at: Holly Community Centre (705-792-7925; RecParty@barrie.ca)

Have an idea for a theme? Let us know!

*Pool & Ice times are during public times. Avoid the line-ups! All party guests will receive priority entrance to activities, which means less time in line and more time celebrating.

Birthday Party Packages Frequently Asked Questions

What food options are available?

Party organizers are responsible for providing their own refreshments and are welcome to bring in food, snacks, cake, drinks etc. for guests. Full fridges and stoves are available with some party rooms. *Please note we do not permit nuts/nut products, latex or helium balloons in the preschool or party room. Contact us for details.

How far in advance do I need to book my party?

We will do our best to accommodate all party requests. However, all bookings are on a first come, first served basis. We recommend booking as soon as possible to help ensure availability.

Do I have to stay at the party, or can I drop the kids off and leave?

We require one adult for every ten (10) participants to stay for the duration of the party. Our staff is on-site to help facilitate the party but the ultimate responsibility for the party guests remains with the renter.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

50% deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 48 hours prior to the event. In the event of cancellation, a minimum of one week’s notice must be given to be issued a refund, minus $15.00 administration fee.


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