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Chalmers Performance Space

Perfect for your next concert, seminar or meeting!

The Canadian Music Centre connects you to the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation through performance, education, and promotion.

In keeping with our mission, the Canadian Music Centre’s Chalmers Performance Space at 20 St. Joseph Street in Toronto is now available on a priority basis for the the CMC’s own programming and for new music performers and composers from across Canada and around the world to present CMC associate composers’ music or Canadian new music for showcase concerts (one off) or special events.

The spaces are also be available for rehearsals, recordings (demo), concerts and CD launches and community uses such as seminars, workshops, town hall meetings and gallery space.

The performance space and lounge are located on the main floor and there is an additional meeting room located on the second floor.

The performance space is 596 square feet and seats 50 people. The space boasts a 7' Steingraeber and Sohne concert grand piano and audio room. A wheelchair accessible washroom and kitchen facilities are adjacent.

The lounge is 195 square feet and acts as a service bar area, often ideally combined with the performance space.

The meeting space on the second floor is 460 square feet and has a large board room table for 25 and a built-in Mondopad.

Standard Rental Rates and Bookings:
$50 per hour (weekdays during office hours)
$150 for ½ day (3.5 hours, weekdays during office hours)
$200 for full weekday (7 hours)
$300 for weekday evenings, Sunday evenings and weekend days
$400 for Saturday evening
Above includes rehearsal time, as possible

What’s available:
• Comfortable and inviting spaces
• 7’ concert grand piano from Steingraeber and Sohne
• Chairs
• Tables
• Audio recording equipment
• Rod based art display system
• Mondopad (moveable 55” multi touch tablet for interactive collaboration and video conferencing)
• Wheelchair access and washroom

Also available, above and beyond the rental rate:
• Special piano tuning
• Audio technician
• IT technician
• Printing and promotional services

If the rental includes the use of the piano, an additional $125 fee is applied for piano tuning. The potential renter can choose to opt-out of this fee, however we cannot guarantee the piano will be tuned prior to your event. Please be aware that tunings will require advance notice of two (2) weeks prior to the intended booking.

Availability:
Seven days a week – 9 am to 11:30 pm

Check availability of the Chalmers Performance Space or browse future events
on our Events Calendar.

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M4J 1Y9

For more information or to book a space please contact:
Will Callaghan, Production Coordinator
T: 416 961 6601 x 206
E: wcallaghan@musiccentre.ca

The Canadian Music Centre's activities are made possible though the generous support of the following:

  • Supporter: Canada Council for the Arts Logo
  • Supporter: Socan Foundation Logo
  • Supporter: Factor
  • Supporter: Canadian Heritage Logo

  • Supporter: Alberta Arts Foundation
  • Supporter: British Columbia Arts Council
  • Supporter: Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec
  • Supporter: Ontario Arts Council
  • Supporter: Ontario Media Development Corporation
  • Supporter: Ontario Trilium Foundation

  • Supporter: Toronto Arts Council
  • Supporter: City of Vancouver
  • Supporter: Calgary Arts Development
  • Supporter: Calgary Foundation
  • Supporter: Conseil des arts de Montréal
  • Supporter: Vancouver Foundation
  • Supporter: Telus
  • Supporter: Deux Mille Foundation
  • Supporter: CBC Music

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Music Fund) and of Canada's Private radio broadcasters.