Commons Facilities

for rent by the Gabriola Community

Host your event at the Gabriola Commons

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

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

Available spaces include:

  •  Large two-story farmhouse
    • upper floor with community meeting rooms
    • ground floor currently leased to a community organization
    • two small kitchens
  • Woodwork shop
  • Community Kitchen (designated FoodSafe by the Vancouver Island Health Authority)
  • Open Timberframe structure with roof
  • Former Goat Barn which can be adapted for community arts events

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  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

$10/hr or $60/day

Main House - Planning Room

$5/hr or $30/day

Main House - Conversation Room

$5/hr or $30/day

Main House Upstairs Kitchen

$5 flat fee with rental of another room

Main House Downstairs Kitchen


Main House Downstairs Dining Room

Available evenings and weekends

Outdoor Spaces

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.

Grassy open areas are available for children’s play and various outdoor gatherings, and the top of a large reservoir is available as an outdoor  performance stage.


This property had been farmed for over a century and was a goat farm that produced goat cheese in the 1980s to mid 1990s. The outbuildings have been modified for community use and include:

The original goat barn that is being modified into a performance centre; the former cheese factory, now the Community Kitchen; and a workshop that continues to function for woodworking.

Community Kitchen

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

Poetry Yurt

Woodworking Shop

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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