Commons Facilitiesfor 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
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
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.
$100/full day (7 hours)
Please fill out the form below if you would like more information.
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.