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Community Hubs offer free space for community-led activities

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

Community groups looking to provide free activities, programs or events to Burlington residents can book a free Community Hub. 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.

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.

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.

Size of space, features and amenities include:

Capacity: 15-20 people
Two sinks and ample cabinet space
Tables and chairs
Groups looking to learn more about the space can arrange a tour via email communityconnects@burlington.ca. Groups booking a Community Hub must complete the application form with a short summary of the details for intended use.

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Quote

Emilie Cote, Director of Recreation, Community and Culture

“There are many great, local community groups who 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. 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.”

Links and Resources

www.burlington.ca/communityhub

Photo

Official ribbon cutting with (Left to right): Grguiric Architects, Adam Shaw, Jennifer Spence, Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP Oakville North – Burlington, Councillor Paul Sharman, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, Lew Phillips, Emilie Cote, Wayne Ireland, White Eagle, San Kassiedass, Denise Beard, Lisa Crapsi

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