New Community Hubs in Burlington available for free to local organizations


Published February 17, 2023 at 2:27 pm

The City of Burlington is now offering Community Hubs at two locations for free, community-led activities.

The activities or events can be on-going or a one-time opportunity that enhance community connections. To qualify for free use, programs and activities must be at no cost to participants. This could include training, community meetings, support groups, clubs, gatherings, cultural activities or other neighbourhood programs. The cost of insurance will also be covered.

“There are many great, local community groups that would like to provide programming or hold events but need a bigger space or don’t always have the money to pay for a rental,” said Emilie Cote, director of Recreation, Community and Culture.

“The City is proud to offer two free Community Hubs to make these neighbourhood connections possible. A Community Hub can provide a chance for groups to connect people for fun, engagement or learning opportunities.”

Businesses, for-profits, socials or any program that generates money or future businesses can rent the space at regular rates plus the cost of insurance.

Here are the details of the two hubs

Orchard Hub – NEW

  • 2400 Sutton Dr., Burlington, in St. Christopher’s Catholic Elementary School
  • Capacity: 40 people
  • Casual seating, kitchenette, fridge, microwave, washroom, projector and screen
  • There will be no staff on site, and renters are required to set up and clean up the room

A community open house drop-in at the Orchard Hub is scheduled for Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Orchard residents and program providers are welcome to attend.

Haber Hub

  • 3040 Tim Dobbie Dr., Burlington in the Haber Community Centre.
  • Capacity: 15-20 people
  • Two sinks and ample cabinet space
  • Tables and chairs

Groups looking to learn more about either space can arrange a tour via email [email protected]. Groups booking a Community Hub must complete the application form with a short summary of the details for intended use.

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