Community Use of Schools

Community Use of School permits are being issued for evenings and weekends only. All participants must adhere to Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) health and safety measures.

Please note that the TLDSB Community Use of Schools procedure has changed and may affect your application. Please review this procedure before submitting an application. Notable changes include:

  • Permit fees are $20 per application.
  • An Increase in fees (see appendix 5.4 Fee Schedule).
  • All community use of school bookings, with the exception of school permits, are subject to an hourly rate for the use of all spaces requested.
  • The hourly rate for the use of a gym will include the surrounding hallways, washrooms, and change rooms.
  • Double and triple gymnasiums will have an hourly rate of 1.5 times the single gym rate.
  • There is a $25 daily fee for the use of TLDSB fields regardless of classification.

Please contact the Facility Use Coordinator Clerk, Outreach Coordinator, at 1-888-526-5552 if you have any questions or concerns.

Frequently asked questions

To book any TLDSB facilities you must complete a permit request. This can be done by either completing an online Booking Registration Form or contact the Facility Use Coordinator Clerk, Outreach Coordinator, at 1-888-526-5552.

Hourly rates are based on the user group’s classification. Please contact the Facility Use Coordinator Clerk, Outreach Coordinator, at 1-888-526-5552 for more information.

Please contact the Facility Use Coordinator Clerk, Outreach Coordinator, at 1-888-526-5552 for group classifications.

We require a minimum of 10 business days to process a permit.

Yes, we require proof of a minimum of $2 million general liability coverage with TLDSB listed as additional insurance.

The TLDSB Community Use of Schools initiative allows the public access to our facilities when they are not in use by the school on a cost-recovery basis. Facility usage by outside groups generates additional costs in the form of utilities, custodial overtime, and general wear and tear.

Use of school facilities by the general public is encouraged by the Board, but the additional costs that are incurred by the Board need to be taken into consideration. The Ministry of Education provides a set amount of funding for this initiative, and it does not cover all costs associated with allowing after-hours use.

All elementary and secondary schools in TLDSB are available. Education centres are not available for external use.

Most schools are available Monday to Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. during the regular school year. Most schools are also available on weekends, but additional custodial overtime charges will apply with a minimum of a four-hour rental.

Summer use is available during the day for the regular school year rate, as we have custodial staff on-site during this time. Summer evening use will have weekend rates applied and may also have a minimum rental time applied.
Most schools will have a classroom, a library, a gymnasium, and a field that are available for rent.

As of 9 a.m. on June 1, prior to the beginning of the school year, a two-week period of time will be provided exclusively for the booking of facilities by volunteer, not-for-profit youth-oriented groups. Following this period, bookings will be open to all remaining groups.

Only tables and chairs are available at all schools and quantities may vary. Any additional requests will be addressed on a per-permit basis. Technical equipment, specialized shops, and wifi are not available for use by external groups.

All school permits by external groups will be cancelled when school buses are cancelled due to inclement weather or the schools are closed due to any other causes beyond the control of the Board. The Permit Office will electronically notify the contact person on the permit.

An online Booking Registration Form may be downloaded or picked up at a TLDSB school. The completed form can then be faxed or mailed to the Permit Office (address information noted below).

Contact

Facility Use Coordinator Clerk, Outreach Coordinator

705-645-8704 extension 24200

Fax: 705-645-6605

Mailing Address:
1271 Cedar Lane,
Bracebridge, Ontario
P1L 1N4

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