Facilities & Rentals

The Aeolian Hall

The Aeolian is a beautiful and unique location to host your event. Although renowned for its acoustic/live music presentations, the Aeolian is a versatile facility and can host the following types of events:

  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Fundraisers
  • Conferences
  • Art Exhibits
  • Parties
  • Meetings
  • Dances
  • Musicals
  • Comedy
  • Community Events
  • Readings & Lectures
  • Classes

Seating Chart

Stage Details

  • Raised from the auditorium floor approx. 4 feet
  • The stage is sloped toward the audience behind the proscenium only

Hall Details

  • Proscenium arch on stage with wings
  • Yamaha CFIII Concert grand piano
  • Backstage entrance staircases at stage right and stage left
  • Green Room below the stage which is accessible from Main Hall and Stage Door Entrance; includes two washroom/change rooms, one shower, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen counter with three sinks, chairs, and a dining area
  • Main Floor is flat and has chairs which can be re-configured for various events
  • Lobby area with washrooms
  • Elevator access from Dundas Street entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible to hall main floor and balcony
  • customized seating with varying capacity upon request. full rows, mixed cabaret, cabaret, and dance hall available. round tables seating 4, 6 and 8.

Maximum Capacity

Main Floor # of People
Full Concert Seating 253
Mixed Cabaret 160
Tables / No Dance Floor 128
Tables / Dance Floor 120
Standing Reception 272
Balcony # of People
Theatre Seats 59

House Sound & LIGHT

The Aeolian is known for its superb acoustics and has a wonderful sound system.

The Aeolian Hall is a world-class performing arts centre with a sound and light system designed to best express the unique sound qualities of the venue and its performers. In this space, less amplification results in a better quality sound for our patrons to enjoy.

The system includes:

Audio:
  • 6 Turbo Sound TXD-151 Speakers
  • (4-FOH 2-Balcony time-aligned) 2 EV 18 inch Subs 24- input Digiflex audio snake
  • 8 – ch return snake
  • Midas M32 mixer console
  • Mackie SR 24.4.2 LLZ mixer console (four Mon mixes)
  • Allen & Heath GL3300 (six Mon mixes) (optional)
Power:
  • Crown XTi 2000 Amplifier
  • Crown XTi 4000 Amplifier
  • DBX 223/223XL Stereo 2 way/mono 3 way crossover
  • 2-QSC RMX1850HD Series Power Amplifiers
Effects:
  • 2-DBX-EQ: 231 graphic equalizers for monitor mixes
  • 1- DBXi-EQ-31 Dual 31 Band Graphic Equalizer
  • 2x DBX 266XL compressor gate
  • Lexicon MX200 Effects and Reverb Yamaha SPX 90
Monitors:
  • 6-JBL: JRX100
Direct Boxes:
  • 5 Digiflex DPDI Passive Direct Boxes
  • 16 – Digiflexx N25-XX Microphone Cable
  • 18 – microphone cables and various other inputs
Microphones:
  • 5- Shure: Beta 58A
  • 1- Shure: SM58
  • 2- Shure Beta 57A Dynamic Instrument
  • 2 – Shure SM57
  • 2- L18 small Diaphragm Condenser
Stands:
  • 25 Large Microphone Stands (6 K&M)
  • 2  short Microphone Stands
  • 1 Keyboard Stand
  • 1 Hercules tri-guitar stand
  • 1-5 guitar stand (Rock Stand)
  • 10 Music Stands:  5 Manhassets
Lighting:
  • Strand 200 lighting console
  • 6 Color Trans 30 degree 4 Behringer par 56 5 Farnell Theatre Wash
  • 8 Thompson Par 56
  • 6- 300 W Overhead Scoop Lights over stage extension
  • 2 -1000W Overhead Scoop Lights just behind Proscenium Arch

Aeolian’s House Sound & Lighting TechNician: Christoph Babin

Christoph has taught Live Audio and served as a technical maintenance technician at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART).  For over three decades he worked as a freelance live audio engineer for local production companies and touring bands.  His work has taken him into venues ranging in size from clubs and houses of worship to theatres and arenas.  Each upcoming show is a new delight for Christoph.  He loves cultivating the trust of artists to help them perform at their best.  Christoph is a foundational pillar in the success of Aeolian’s reputation as one of the best venues in Canada.

YOUR EVENT: renting aeolian hall

 

for profit rental rates

Monday to thursday, 10 am to 3 pm: $112/hour, plus hst
(2 hour minimum)
Monday to thursday, 3 pm to midnight: $128/hour, plus hst
(4 hour minimum)
friday to sunday, 3 PM to midnight: $148/hour, plus hst
(4 hour minimum)
after midnight: $198/hour, plus hst
(as part of existing rental)

 

NOT for profit rental rates

Monday to thursday, 10 am to 3 pm: $78/hour, plus hst
(2 hour minimum)
Monday to thursday, 3 pm to midnight: $90/hour, plus hst
(4 hour minimum)
friday to sunday, 3 PM to midnight: $103/hour, plus hst
(4 hour minimum)
after midnight: $153/hour, plus hst
(as part of existing rental)

Not for Profit rates are offered to rental clients who have registered Not For Profit status (a not for profit number). The Not For Profit number must be registered to the individual or organization who signs the event contract and may not be a third party.

 

additional services

sound & Light technical services: $35/hour
(minimum hour bookings apply)
southen lounge & vip bar: $75/hour plus hst
(minimum hour bookings apply, $50 Closed bar fee)
gloyd room: $75/hour plus hst
(minimum hour bookings apply)
red room: $75/Hour plus hst
(minimum hour bookings apply)
REhearsal studio #2 or #6: $50/use plus HST
(with hall rental)
commercial kitchen: $150/use plus hst
(with hall rental)
commercial kitchen: $75/hour plus hst
(without hall rental, minimum hour bookings apply)
rental consulting/event planning: $30/hour
(after first two complimentary hours)
piano rental : $50/use (upon approval) plus hst
(with hall rental)
piano tuning: $130.00/use plus hst
(with piano rental)
merchandise bar: 15% of all merchandise sales
(includes float and volunteer sales coordinator)

 

HOLD POLICY

A HOLD may be placed on any free date in the Aeolian Production Calendar. The HOLD is a reference point and does not guarantee your booking. You must confirm your HOLD within 10 business dates to guarantee that you do not lose the date to another party. If the date is challenged by another potential lessee, every attempt will be made to notify you and you will be asked whether you can confirm the date. An event is confirmed only when a 25% deposit is made and a contract is signed. A 2nd or 3rd hold may be placed on the same date pending the decision of the 1st hold within the 10 business day time frame. In the case that the Aeolian needs the date for production, all holds will be forfeited to us.

 

Technical Services

Rental of sound and light technical services rental includes use of the house sound console, lighting board, and other technical equipment. We highly recommend the use of our Aeolian Hall Sound and Lighting Technician. Knowledge of the acoustic properties of our spaces and equipment is essential to the success of your event.

Other technicians who wish to use the Aeolian sound and light console must be approved by management. Not renting technical services infers that no service is required beyond turning on house lights. No changes to house lighting, use of sound equipment, or technical support will be provided.

projector & screen rental, $50 plus hst
(with facility rental)

 

catering

We offer you the greatest flexibility in choosing a caterer for your event. Whether you are doing a fundraiser, wedding, party or concert, you are welcome to explore the culinary choices that best suit your event.

If you require assistance in choosing a caterer please contact us as we have experience with various caterers in the area. We will strive to find you the perfect match making your occasion unique and memorable. Aeolian Hall maintains a list of preferred caterers and reserves the right to decline access to some catering companies at our discretion. Event catering requires catering staff to be onsite before, during and after an event. Aeolian Hall will not be responsible for clearing and busing tables, stowing good, dishes or cookware, etc. Aeolian Hall cannot be held responsible for items lost or left behind by rental clients or their third party agents.

We want every event at the Aeolian to be successful and are willing to work with clients to achieve this goal. Each rental comes with a maximum of two hours of staff consulting time including hall tour, questions and policy/contract review.

COFFEE SERVICE

Includes: paper cups and stir sticks; cream, milk and sugar; assorted teas.

6-10 Cups: $20.00

30-60 Cups: $80.00

60-100 Cups: $10.00

Prices do not include HST. Amount of cups depends on service size

 

marketing

Website: Our website gets thousands of hits each month and is continually growing in popularity. The website includes an event page with ticket information and artist web links.

Electronic Newsletter: The Aeolian sends out an electronic newsletter on a weekly basis to help market events. It has approximately 10,000 subscribers. This is not a guaranteed service and is not part of your rental fee. Please ensure that you are prepared to send us content for our newsletter including copy and images to expedite our inclusion of your event in the newsletter.

Online Ticket Sales: Online ticket sales reach regional audiences through Vendini.com. Links to this service are provided by our website, email newsletter and print materials. Service charges apply for this service.

Printing Services: We provide poster and ticket printing and distribution services at an additional charge.

poster design, $200 plus hst
(when available, please inquire)
BLACK AND WHITE printing

8.5 x 11: $0.30 /ea
11 x 17: $0.35 /ea

COLOUR printing

8.5 x 11: $0.55 /ea
11 x 17: $0.95 /ea

 

Box Office & Ticketing

The Aeolian provides full Box Office services from 10 am till 6 pm Monday to Friday and one hour before showtime. Visa, Mastercard, Debit and cash sales are offered as well as online sales. Ticketing fees will be assessed as part of event settlement.

 

DISCLAIMER

All prices are subject to change. Prices quoted on the official signed contract will supersede website pricing. Aeolian Hall reserves the right to require a minimum number of rental hours. Additional charges may apply and will be discussed as part of the rental contract process. HST will be charged as required. Special Events Liability Insurance ($2 million) is required and is the sole responsibility of the renter. Proof of insurance will be required with signed contract to confirm the event booking.

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Cronyn Campus

The Cronyn Education Campus has a large performance space, divided into two levels with hardwood floors.

  • Concerts
  • Private Events
  • Rehearsals
  • Recording
  • Theatre
  • Meetings
  • Community Events
  • Dances
  • Classes

Seating Chart

 

Stage details

The stage area is multi-functional. A slightly elevated stage is centre front floor, perfect for a recital, orchestra or performance in the round. A further elevated stage and choir loft is on the west end of the hall.

 

 

 

Hall Details

Large vaulted wood ceiling, church pews, a balcony area, transepts and beautiful stained glass make this space a unique place to hold your event.

 

Capacity

The Cronyn Theatre seats approximately 300 people.

House sound

Bishop Cronyn features a state of the art compact sound system that is perfect for speech, classical, jazz, and lighter acts and artists.  When the need arises, the system can be boosted with additional equipment.

  • Yamaha grand piano C2, 2010, maintained by D&S pianos
  • Bose L1 Model II System with B2 Bass with Bose T1 Tone Match Console (2)
  • AKG C535 EB Condenser Microphone (2)
  • Shure Beta 58 Wireless Microphone System
  • Electrovoice ZLX 12P 2-way speakers (4)
Bishop Cronyn House Sound &Lighting Technician
Christoph Hodgins-Babin

Christoph has taught Live Audio and served as a technical maintenance technician at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART). For over three decades worked as freelance live audio engineer for local production companies and touring bands. His work has taken him into venues ranging in size from clubs and houses of worship to theatres and arenas. Each upcoming show is a new delight for Chirstoph. He loves cultivating the trust of artists to help them perform at their best. Christoph is a foundational pillar in the success of the Aeolian’s Cronyn Theatre and its reputation as one of the best venues in Canada.

YOUR EVENT: RENTING bishop cronyn place

 

FOR PROFIT RENTAL RATES

MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 10 AM TO 3 PM: $98/HOUR, PLUS HST
(2 HOUR MINIMUM)
MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 3 PM TO MIDNIGHT: $118/HOUR, PLUS HST
(4 HOUR MINIMUM)
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, 3 PM TO MIDNIGHT: $138/HOUR, PLUS HST
(4 HOUR MINIMUM)
AFTER MIDNIGHT: $188/HOUR, PLUS HST
(AS PART OF EXISTING RENTAL)

 

NOT FOR PROFIT RENTAL RATES

MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 10 AM TO 3 PM: $60/HOUR, PLUS HST
(2 HOUR MINIMUM)
MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 3 PM TO MIDNIGHT: $83/HOUR, PLUS HST
(4 HOUR MINIMUM)
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, 3 PM TO MIDNIGHT: $97/HOUR, PLUS HST
(4 HOUR MINIMUM)
AFTER MIDNIGHT: $147/HOUR, PLUS HST
(AS PART OF EXISTING RENTAL)

Not for Profit rates are offered to rental clients who have registered Not For Profit status (a not for profit number). The Not For Profit number must be registered to the individual or organization who signs the event contract and may not be a third party.

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

SOUND & LIGHT TECHNICAL SERVICES: $35/HOUR
(MINIMUM HOUR BOOKINGS APPLY)
davison lounge: $75/HOUR plus hst
(MINIMUM HOUR BOOKINGS APPLY)
dorian room: $75/HOUR plus hst
(MINIMUM HOUR BOOKINGS APPLY)
dining hall: $75/HOUR plus hst
(MINIMUM HOUR BOOKINGS APPLY)
COMMERCIAL KITCHEN: $150/USE plus hst
(WITH HALL RENTAL)
COmMERCIAL KITCHEN: $75/HOUR plus hst
(WITHOUT HALL RENTAL, MINIMUM HOUR BOOKINGS APPLY)
RENTAL CONSULTING/EVENT PLANNING $30/HOUR
(AFTER FIRST TWO HOURS)
PIANO RENTAL : $50/USE (UPON APPROVAL) plus hst
(WITH HALL RENTAL)
PIANO TUNING: $130.00/USE plus hst
(WITH PIANO RENTAL)
MERCHANDISE BAR: 15% OF ALL MERCHANDISE SALES plus hst
(INCLUDES FLOAT AND VOLUNTEER SALES COORDINATOR)

 

HOLD POLICY

A HOLD may be placed on any free date in the Aeolian Production Calendar. The HOLD is a reference point and does not guarantee your booking. You must confirm your HOLD within 10 business dates to guarantee that you do not lose the date to another party. If the date is challenged by another potential lessee, every attempt will be made to notify you and you will be asked whether you can confirm the date. An event is confirmed only when a 25% deposit is made and a contract is signed. A 2nd or 3rd hold may be placed on the same date pending the decision of the 1st hold within the 10 business day time frame. In the case that the Aeolian needs the date for production, all holds will be forfeited to us.

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES

Rental of sound and light technical services rental includes use of the house sound console, lighting board, and other technical equipment. We highly recommend the use of our Aeolian Hall Sound and Lighting Technician. Knowledge of the acoustic properties of our spaces and equipment is essential to the success of your event.

Other technicians who wish to use the Aeolian sound and light console must be approved by management. Not renting technical services infers that no service is required beyond turning on house lights. No changes to house lighting, use of sound equipment, or technical support will be provided.

projector & screen rental, $50 plus hst
(with facility rental)

 

 

CATERING

We offer you the greatest flexibility in choosing a caterer for your event. Whether you are doing a fundraiser, wedding, party or concert, you are welcome to explore the culinary choices that best suit your event.

If you require assistance in choosing a caterer please contact us as we have experience with various caterers in the area. We will strive to find you the perfect match making your occasion unique and memorable. Aeolian Hall maintains a list of preferred caterers and reserves the right to decline access to some catering companies at our discretion. Event catering requires catering staff to be onsite before, during and after an event. Aeolian Hall will not be responsible for clearing and busing tables, stowing good, dishes or cookware, etc. Aeolian Hall cannot be held responsible for items lost or left behind by rental clients or their third party agents.

We want every event at the Aeolian to be successful and are willing to work with clients to achieve this goal. Each rental comes with a maximum of two hours of staff consulting time including hall tour, questions and policy/contract review.

COFFEE SERVICE

Includes: paper cups and stir sticks; cream, milk and sugar; assorted teas.

6-10 Cups: $20.00

30-60 Cups: $80.00

60-100 Cups: $10.00

Prices do not include HST. Amount of cups depends on service size

 

MARKETING

Website: Our website gets thousands of hits each month and is continually growing in popularity. The website includes an event page with ticket information and artist web links.

Electronic Newsletter: The Aeolian sends out an electronic newsletter on a weekly basis to help market events. It has approximately 10,000 subscribers. This is not a guaranteed service and is not part of your rental fee. Please ensure that you are prepared to send us content for our newsletter including copy and images to expedite our inclusion of your event in the newsletter.

Online Ticket Sales: Online ticket sales reach regional audiences through Vendini.com. Links to this service are provided by our website, email newsletter and print materials. Service charges apply for this service.

Printing Services: We provide poster and ticket printing and distribution services at an additional charge.

poster design, $200 plus hst
(when available, please inquire)
BLACK AND WHITE printing

8.5 x 11: $0.30 /ea
11 x 17: $0.35 /ea

COLOUR printing

8.5 x 11: $0.55 /ea
11 x 17: $0.95 /ea

 

BOX OFFICE & TICKETING

The Aeolian provides full Box Office services from 10 am till 6 pm Monday to Friday and one hour before showtime. Visa, Mastercard, Debit and cash sales are offered as well as online sales. Ticketing fees will be assessed as part of event settlement.

 

DISCLAIMER

All prices are subject to change. Prices quoted on the official signed contract will supersede website pricing. Aeolian Hall reserves the right to require a minimum number of rental hours. Additional charges may apply and will be discussed as part of the rental contract process. HST will be charged as required. Special Events Liability Insurance ($2 million) is required and is the sole responsibility of the renter. Proof of insurance will be required with signed contract to confirm the event booking.

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Rent The Aeolian

The Aeolian is a beautiful, unique, award-winning location to host your event.

While particularly renowned for its acoustic/live music presentations, the Aeolian is a versatile facility and can host all sorts of events from weddings and parties to conferences and fundraisers.

Give to Culture

Explore the arts. Support your community. Discover yourself.

The Aeolian relies heavily upon a strong base of community support that benefits many projects and events. All contributions, whether small or large, make a huge difference and will help sustain The Aeolian Musical Arts Association’s mission and future.