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.

Bookings currently closed due to COVID19

Except Community Kitchen. Please book directly: [email protected]

Outdoor spaces are open to all without charge, first come, first served


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 with an attached pottery space
  • 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 - 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

Poetry Yurt


Community Kitchen

Main House Downstairs Kitchen

$5/hr or $30/day

Main House Downstairs Dining Room

$10/hr or $60/day

Available evenings and weekends

Woodworking Shop

Pottery Space

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

Bookings Form


13 + 12 =

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.


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 perfomance centre; the former cheese factory, now the Community Kitchen; and a workshop that continues to function for woodwork and a small pottery.

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.