For those looking for a permanent location, accessing surplus space can be important. Below are some resources to help you find surplus space in Ontario and Toronto.
Toronto Lands Corporation (TLC) is a real estate services company owned by the Toronto District School Board. They oversee the disposition and leasing of TDSB properties. Read about the TDSB's Long-Term Program and Accommodation Strategy 2018-2027.
Toronto Catholic District School Board
The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) held its annual Community Planning and Partnerships meeting on November 29, 2018. They've provided information on operating schools with surplus space, emerging capital priorities with partnership availability, and much more.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) provides information related to property sale, lease/licence, or easements of provincially-owned properties.
If you are looking for space to hold your meeting or community event, here are some places to consider. Please note that the SPACE Coalition does not provide space.
The City owns a variety of facilities including community centres and parks which are available for residents to permit. The City has 39 Community Centres Where Programs are Free that are free for use by residents. Non-profits can also permit any community centre free of charge.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has classrooms, gyms and other spaces available for permitting. Fees are charged according to an established schedule. However, the Priority School Initiative provides non-profit groups free access to 77 schools.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) also offers a range of spaces for permit by community members and groups. The TCDSB offers the Priority Schools Initiative at 23 different sites.
The Toronto Public Library (TPL) has rooms available for rent at several of their branches. All rooms have a cost, however, there is a reduced price for non-profits. Events developed through collaboration between TPL and organizations with common goals can take place in the library free of charge. Contact your local branch or call their answer line at 416-393-7131.
Local places of worship
Churches, mosques and other places of worship often have spaces available for rent at reasonable rates. Check with your local facility or look up their website online.