Commons Facilities

for rent by the Gabriola Community
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Host your event at the Gabriola Commons

The buildings that remain from the Commons’ time as a goat farm have been renovated to new uses.

Rental fees are minimal to foster use by any not-for-profit groups or individuals. Fees are used defray utility costs.

Main House

The large, original farmhouse provides space on the ground floor to People for a Healthy Community (PHC) programs and services and the Gabriola Food Bank.

The upper floor has a large meeting room, two smaller meeting rooms, a kitchen and two bathrooms.

Commons teams and various community groups often use these spaces for meetings, workshops and recreation events.

Main House - Large Room

$15/hr or $90/day

Main House - Planning Room

$10/hr or $60/day

Main House - Conversation Room

$10/hr or $60/day

Main House Upstairs Kitchen

$5 flat fee with rental of another room


Community Kitchen

$50/half day
$100/full day (7 hours)

Kitchen Rental Agreement

Poetry Yurt

Reservoir Stage

A 22′ x 41′ stage set on top of the Commons’ rainwater reservoir, and covered by a beautiful tent provided and maintained by the Gabriola Arts Council.

The stage is used by multiple performing artists from May through early October depending on the weather.

Free Public Events 
$10/hr | $35/4hrs | $50/day

Ticketed Events 
$20/hr | $55/4hrs | $75/day

Timber Frame

A timberframe structure donated by the Island School of Building Arts was erected in October 2009.  Currently a wall-less building with a living roof, it’s suitable for open air events and displays, such as a small farmers market.

Free Public Events
$10/hr | $35/4hrs | $50/day

Ticketed Events
$20/hr | $50/4hrs | $65/day

Please fill out the form below if you would like more information.

Bookings Form


To inquire about booking a space on the Commons please complete and submit the booking form. Your inquiry will be answered as quickly as possible.

Please complete the Rental Agreement.


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