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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.

Rental Locations & Fees

Ice / Arenas

Ice rentals are currently being accepted; please direct inquiries to ice.bookings@barrie.ca.

After consultation with and following the advice of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the City has limited ice booking opportunities to individuals and groups residing in the Simcoe Muskoka region (proof required upon booking) until further notice. This is in response to a large influx of individuals and groups using our recreation facilities from outside the Simcoe Muskoka region.

Ice / Arena Rental Locations

Ice / Arena Rental Fees

  • Summer (June 1–August 31): $253.98 per hour + HST
  • Fall / Winter (September 1 – April 30)
    • Non Prime Time (Monday–Friday 8am–4pm): $144.57 per hour + HST
    • Adult Prime Time: $256.61 per hour + HST
    • Youth Prime Time: $205.61 per hour + HST
  • Arena Floor Time (non-ice)
    • Adult: $102.28 per hour + HST
    • Youth: $81.81 per hour + HST
Pool
Rentals unavailable until further notice.

Pool Rental Locations

Pool Rental Fees

  • Both Pools: $199 per hour + HST
  • Small Pool: $107 per hour + HST

Rates are based on 40 participants (20 participants at Holly Community Centre); additional participants can be added for an additional fee. Fees above do not include use of the slides at Holly Community Centre; please inquire.

Rooms
Rentals unavailable until further notice.

Allandale Recreation Centre

  • Activity Room (capacity = 60 People): $30 per hour + HST
  • Main Hall (Capacity = 225 People): $608 per day + HST
    10am until 1am Saturday &  Sunday

East Bayfield Community Centre

  • Activity Room: $30 per hour + HST
  • Multi-Purpose Room: $66 per hour + HST

Holly Community Centre

  • Activity Room: $30 per hour + HST
  • Multi-Purpose Room: $66 per hour + HST

Lampman Lane Community Centre

  • Activity Room (capacity = 40 people): $30 per hour + HST
    Three-hour minimum rental required
     

SOCAN and Re-Sound Fees may apply to room rentals. See hall rental                      guidelines below for information on these fees.

Gymnasiums
Rentals unavailable until further notice.

Gymnasium Rental Locations

Gymnasium Rental Fees

  • Full Gym, Adult: $58 per hour + HST 
  • Full Gym, Youth: $46 per hour + HST
  • 1/2 Gym, Adults & Youth: $30 per hour + HST
  • Gym equipment fee: $20
    Preschool Equipment is provided for children 5 and under: Plastic Slides, Little Tyke Cars, Plasma Cars, Lower Basket Ball Nets. For older children the following items are available: Basketballs, Floor Hockey Sticks & Nets, Dodgeball, Badminton, Pickleball, Soccer, Volleyball.

Please note staff do not lead games and/or activities, parents are responsible for conducting activities planned.

Halls
Rentals unavailable until further notice.

Hall Rental Locations

Dorian Parker Centre Rental Fees

  • Prime Time: $608 per day + HST*
    Friday/Saturday, 10am–2am. Hourly rate is not available during Prime Time.
  • Non Prime Time: $75 per hour + HST* OR $375 per day + HST*
    Sunday to Thursday. Minimum 3-hour rental 

Parkview Community Centre Rental Fees

  • Prime Time: $608.00 + HST* 
    Saturday & Sunday, 10am until 1am

Southshore Community Centre Rental Fees

Please refer to the Southshore Community Centre Rental Guide

  • Prime Time: $1,200 + HST* 
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Non Prime Time: $600 + HST*
    Monday to Thursday

* Plus SOCAN and ReSOUND Fees where applicable. See guidelines below.

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 licences 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. Please refer to the Municipal Alcohol Policy.

Liability Insurance

Special Occasion Insurance is mandatory for all rentals. A minimum $2,000,000 policy with the City of Barrie named as additional insured is required OR at the time of booking, you can request City of Barrie to administer coverage through GameDay Insurance. Rates are determined by activity and number of attendees so please inquire when making your reservation.

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

Birthday party packages are not currently being offered.

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 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 activities in 1/2 the gym! Activity options include:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Pickle ball
  • Dodgeball
  • Preschool activities (slides, cars, games, tunnels etc.)

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; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centres (705-739-4225; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)

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; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centre (705-739-4225; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)
Allandale Recreation Centre (705-728-5141; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)

Swimming * 

Splash, jump and dive into swimming fun! All parties must meet the aquatics admission standards listed in the swimming section of the Recreation Guide, or check your receipt for details.

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; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centre (705-739-4225; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)
Allandale Recreation Centre (705-728-5141; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)

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:

  • Dress Up
  • Puppet Show
  • Outdoor Playground (weather permitting)
  • 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; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)
East Bayfield Community Centre (705-739-4225; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)

Holly Youth Centre

Who better to design a party for your youth and teens than a youth centre staff?  Activity options include:

  • Ping pong
  • Foosball
  • Giant Checkers/Chess
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant Connect Four

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; Rec.Party@barrie.ca)

*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.
FAQs re Birthday Party Packages
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?

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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