Book a common space for a community event or program

Common areas in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) buildings like recreation rooms, meeting rooms and gyms can be reserved for tenant use. Tenants and tenant-led groups can book these rooms for private events or community events.

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    What’s the difference between one-time and recurring use?

    One-time use of space:

    Use of a non-residential space at TCHC by a tenant or tenant-led groups for an event that only happens once. For example, a community BBQ that is held once during the summer or a tax clinic during tax season.  

    Recurring use of space:

    When a non-residential space at TCHC is used by a tenant-led group or agency on ongoing basis. For example, a music club hosted in your building’s common room every Thursday evening would count as a recurring use of space.   

    This form is intended for applications to use amenity space in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) buildings. One time use of space is the use of a non-residential space for a defined, non-recurring time period for a community event. For example, a community BBQ.

    Book a one-time community event

    This form is for tenant and tenant-led group applicants interested in using common, community or recreational space (i.e. library, recreation room and meeting room) in one of TCHC’s communities. It is for tenant and tenant-led group applicants who are interested in using the space on a recurring basis – i.e. on more than 1 occasion – either exclusively or non-exclusively.

    Book a space for recurring use


    Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to be considered: 

    1. The space must be used to primarily serve and benefit tenants by meeting a community need or priority and support Toronto Community Housing’s strategic objectives. 

    1. Applicants must have a mandate and conduct activities that do not conflict with Toronto Community Housing’s missions or policies, or with applicable legislation including but not limited to the Code, AODA, the Residential Tenancies Act and confronting anti-Black racism strategy. 

    1. All applicants must be willing to sign an agreement with Toronto Community Housing and provide proof of insurance. 

    Non-Residential Use of Space Policy

    Learn more about tenant use of Toronto Community Housing’s non-residential spaces for community and programming activities by reading the Non-Residential Use of Space Policy for Tenants and Tenant-Led Groups


    If you need help completing the application, contact your Community Services Coordinator. The form is also available in PDF. You can fill it out and print a copy to give to your local staff. 

    For questions about one-time use of space for community events, contact the Use of Space team by emailing or calling 416-981-5051.  

    Not sure if this is the right application? 

    If you are a tenant looking to book a TCHC space for a private event (like a birthday party), contact your building staff or local Tenant Service Hub

    If you are an agency looking to use a TCHC space to run a community program, visit the agency use of space page.  

    If you are looking to rent a TCHC space for commercial use, visit the commercial leasing section on our website.