Space Rentals

Please note that at this time we are not accepting inquiries or applications  for single-event bookings (e.g., parties, concerts, meetings, etc.).  If you are looking for a venue for an on-going program please peruse the information below and contact the church.  We are especially interested in hearing from social enterprises with a focus on serving the community and those that are looking for daytime / during the week incubator space. Please note that all third-party renters of space at United Church of Canada premises must have valid and current liability insurance that indemnifies the congregation.

If your community group, club, special event, or program requires space in the Cliffside neighbourhood, come talk to us! We've hosted music concerts, plays, movie shoots, dance instruction, drama rehearsals, fitness classes, family parties, and more. We’re enthusiastic about having our facilities be of service to the community. Rentals can be arranged for one-off events, repeating events, or on-going groups.  Contact us to discuss your needs.

 

St. Paul’s is conveniently located in South Scarborough in the community of Cliffside. For the exact location, check out this map.

On site there is parking for 20 cars with 4 spots reserved for handicapped use. There is ample free parking on adjacent streets (please be considerate of our neighbours!).

 

St. Paul’s is well served by transit. Check out transit services here.

 

The sanctuary (main church room), the Auditorium below, and a gender-neutral washroom are all wheel chair / mobility accessible.

 

Other rooms in the church, including the church offices require stairs for access (between four and seven steps).

 

All rooms are equipped with operable windows for fresh ventilation and are comfortably heated in cold weather. None of our rooms are air-conditioned at this time.

 

Sanctuary
 

Suitable for special celebrations, weddings, memorials, concerts, dramas or plays, lectures, recitals, etc.

 

Accommodates up to 225 people in pew seating on the main level, with space for another 24 in the balcony.

 

Chancel area (stage) can be enlarged upon request for a larger performance area.

 

Large, bright windows make a sun-splashed open space, with roller blinds for controlling light during the day or evening.

 

Equipped with a Yamaha 6' grand piano, organ with chime, and digital piano.

 

Equipped with an excellent digital projector and screen, audio system, wireless microphones, loudspeakers. Audio from your laptop / music source can be fed directly into the amplifer

 

Gender-specific washrooms adjacent, with convenient access to a gender-neutral / handicap washroom.

 

Wanstead Hall
 

Basement level with windows at grade

Accommodates up to 100 people seated at rectangular or round tables (included).

 

Equipped with an upright piano, sound system including amplifier, loudspeakers corded microphones (wireless upon request), excellent video projector and screen.

 

Gender-specific washrooms adjacent, with convenient access to a gender-neutral / handicap washroom.

 

Main Kitchen
 

Newly renovated and well-equipped with twin ranges, large refrigerator, commercial dishwasher,  dishes, pots and pans, serving ware, utensils, linens, etc.  Direct access to Wanstead Hall, however, the kitchen is not wheel chair / mobility accessible due to two steps between Wanstead Hall and the kitchen.

 

Fellowship Room with kitchenette
 

Second level space for small-mid-sized meetings

Accommodates up to 24 at tables or in a circle, or 36 in a standing / sitting mix.

 

Adjacent kitchenette is suitable for serving prepared foods / snacks, equipped with a microwave, Tassimo coffee maker, toaster oven, small fridge, cutlery, utensils, etc. Additional utensils and items may be supplied from the main kitchen upon request.

 

Gender-neutral washrooms adjacent.

 

Gymnatorium

 

Suitable for meetings, rehearsals, or music practice

A large open space (note, there are four posts set symmetrically in the room).

 

Equipped with a piano.  A portable sound system is available upon request.

 

Accommodates XX at tables and chairs, or XX in chairs only. Chairs and tables included in the room.

 

Direct access to Sandown Avenue side of the building by stairs.

 

Gender-specific washrooms are adjacent.

 

Scarborough Junction Hall.

 

The original sanctuary, the Hall is a large open multi-purpose space suitable for meetings, rehearsals, dance, exercise, or music practice.

 

Accommodates 60 at tables and chairs, or up to 80 in chairs only. Chairs included in the room.

 

Equipped with a grand piano. A portable sound system is available upon request. Also a good quality projection screen (projector available upon request).

 

Direct access to Sandown Avenue side of the building by stairs.

 

Gender-neutral washrooms adjacent.

 

The Upper Room (a.k.a. The Yellow Room)
 

A comfortable room for small meetings, discussion groups, or other types of gatherings.  Equipped with twin sofas and side chairs, the "Upper Room" can accommodate up to 10 people. Gender- neutral washrooms are adjacent, and access to the kitchentte can be arranged.

 

Sunday School Room

 

Small space decorated and equipped for younger children suitable for up to a dozen children plus supervising adults.

 

Not normally available for rental or external use.

 

Archives Room.

 

St. Paul’s is pleased to provide a home for a community archives that focuses on the history and people of the Cliffside / Scarborough Junction neighbourhoods. Visits are free (donations accepted) and by appointment. Please contact the church to arrange a visit.

 

The Archives Room is not available for rental.

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