The Assembly Hall
The Assembly Hall is located on the scenic Lakeshore Grounds in South Etobicoke. This century-old building has undergone a major renovation by the City of Toronto, which preserved its historic charm, blended with modern updates and amenities. The Assembly Hall reopened in June 2001 as a multi-purpose community cultural centre, offering a performance hall, community meeting rooms and gallery space.
The Assembly Hall is primarily a rental facility, providing space to many of Toronto's arts, heritage and community groups. Its mission is to serve as "a gathering place at the heart of the Lakeshore, where community and creativity are celebrated and nurtured." The Assembly Hall is available for both public and private use.
A public art installation entitled "Third Garden", designed by artists Millie Chen and Warren Quigley, is situated on the northwest corner of the Assembly Hall grounds. Incorporating walkways, sculptured seating and landscaping, "Third Garden" welcomes the community to the Assembly Hall site.
What's happening at the Hall?
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The Assembly Hall depends on an active group of volunteers, who help in many ways. Volunteer opportunities include ushering for performances, assisting with art shows and participating in special events. If you would like to join us, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
(Kipling Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.)
Toronto, ON M8V 4B6
How To Get There:
Easily accessible by the Long Branch 501 Streetcar, which runs along Queen St. and Lake Shore Blvd. W., or by the 44 Kipling South bus, which departs from the Kipling Subway Station.
A five-minute drive from the Gardiner Expressway. Take the Kipling exit south to Lake Shore Boulevard West.
For more information on this site, please download the
Assembly Hall brochure (PDF)
Performance Hall and Lobby:
This beautiful second story performance hall has a cathedral ceiling and many arched windows, overlooking the treed grounds below. The hall can accommodate up to 250 people for performances and 140 people for social events. The tiered seating unit is telescopic, allowing the hall to be used either as a traditional raked performance theatre with a proscenium stage, or as flexible open space, suitable for receptions, conferences, dinner theatre or trade shows. The performance hall is wheelchair accessible, with a passenger elevator and main floor handicapped washrooms.
2 Community Rooms and Kitchen:
The community rooms may be used for meetings and lectures, social events, art workshops and exhibitions. The kitchen is for general use by community groups but can also function as a warm-up kitchen for catered events.
Artists and arts groups have the opportunity to mount art shows in the Hall Gallery and Lobby. The North Room may be used as additional display space for larger exhibitions and sculptural works.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and smoke-free.