Event Booking

Glenn Gould Studio may be rented to business organizations and individuals for seminars, meetings, product launches and other events. All bookings are subject to the availability, policies and rental terms of the Studio.

Glenn Gould Studio offers business groups an exciting, reasonably priced alternate venue to hotel, meeting or convention rooms for their next gathering. Located in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre across from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Skydome, Glenn Gould Studio is a short walk from the Bay-University-King Street business area of downtown Toronto.

Glenn Gould Studio is built in the classic shoebox concert hall design, and is constructed of oak and maple flooring, plaster walls and polylaminate materials. It has been designed for performance, but can be used successfully for conferences, meetings, press conferences, rear-screen video projection, screenings and shareholder meetings. It can accommodate up to 341 people comfortably in a surprisingly intimate environment that offers both privacy and elegance. The adjoining lobby works well for receptions and informal gatherings.

The stage (50' wide by 27' deep) is 16" above floor level and takes up a full third of the room. Rear-screen projection systems up to 11' by 20' can be accommodated. A lectern and sound reinforcement system are also available.

Its location in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre allows access to state of the art communications and recording facilities. Satellite uplink connection, multitrack recording and prop rental can all be coordinated through Glenn Gould Studio.

The Studio is rented in blocks of time (7 hrs, 11 hrs, or full day), subject to availability. Each rental period includes an 8-hour technician day. Any other time will be subject to conditions laid out in the CBC/CMG collective agreement.


Rental Fee includes the following:
Glenn Gould Studio auditorium with available lighting system and setup.
Lobby/reception area.
Public washrooms (including private wheelchair washroom).
Backstage facilities: Lounge, 2 private dressing rooms (one with wheelchair access), 2 large dressing rooms, washrooms.
House technician for stage set-up and operation of existing lighting setup.
Front-of-House personnel (ushers) for a four-hour call.
For events involving an audience in Glenn Gould Studio, use of the resident usher corps is required. 

Corporate Rentals

Venue Rental Times
0700-1400 or 1400-2100 I 0700-1800 I 0700-2300
* Rates include one eight hour technician and front of house staff

Basic Equipment Package
2 Wireless lav or 2 handheld microphones
6 5ft tables with linen
Archival recordings of event DVD
Use of coat check and staff member
Two built-in plasma side stage monitors

Intermediate Service Package
Basic Equipment Package
Tele-Conferencing phone and internet lines
Two additional microphones
Rear-Projection Video with 1 additional Technician
House sound reinforcement system for LCR P.A.
and monitors

Full Service Package
Equipment and Intermediate Package
Full LED Lighting Package with 1 additional Technician
Confi dence monitor for speakers
Video Access Fee

Description of Features:

seats (theatre type, centre aisle),
4 wheelchair positions house: 60' width, 60' length, 30' height (nominal)
stage: 50' width, 27' depth (nominal)

licensed under LLBO for 322 people (standing)
direct, private entrance from Front Street West
coatcheck facilities for 175 people
PA systems available

Other Spaces
2 large dressing rooms, 2 private dressing rooms
backstage lounge & washrooms
stage manager position with window overlooking auditorium
backstage crossover to audio control room
2 soundproof announce booths (e.g. for simultaneous translation)
small technical balcony

equipped with small and large sound reinforcement systems, monitors
2 channel Clear Com throughout (includes RF headsets).
65 instrument lighting system on 5 grids
96 mic lines, 34 audio trunks, ten video lines accessed from 5 stage boxes, ceiling and house positions
sound reinforcement system (please refer to technical sheets)

Additional Services (above Basic Rental fee):

Media Access:
Coverage of event by Radio (other than CBC)
Television/Cable/Internet coverage (other than CBC)

Recording Services:
Audio (using CBC 2-track equipment)
Video (as above plus fixed house camera)
Archival audio and/or video recordings of event (licensee will be required to sign an archival recording release form)

Sound Reinforcement:
House sound reinforcement system
CBC sound reinforcement technician
(A renting organization may engage its own sound reinforcement technician to work on its behalf with Glenn Gould Studio equipment.
CBC retains the right of approval for such individuals.)

Other equipment:
Wireless lav or handheld microphones
Rear-projection video equipment (Operation of video projection equipment may involve the services of an additonal technician.)
Onstage 4-level risers (6 available)
60 amp, 3 phase power hookup and removal

Additional Staging Personnel
Glenn Gould Studio management reserves the right to assign additional stagehands based on the technical requirements for the event.
As with the House Technician, the stagehand(s) will report directly to Glenn Gould Studio management.

"Returnings" Eve Egoyen

The late Anne Southam's "Returnings" with Eve Egoyan on Piano chosen as number one album by the Globe and Mail.


It was a privilege to be part of this project here at the Gould. Congratulations to our engineer Dennis Patterson and Producer David Jaeger. 

Glenn Gould Studio in Variety

Are you interested in Studios? If so see David Friend's article"Setting The Score".


Mulroney the Opera

mulroney.jpgApril 15, 2011 - Joyously irreverent, Mulroney: The Opera blends political satire with an original operatic score. It is at once a comedy, a tragedy and always thoroughly epic in its portrayal of contemporary political life in Canada. Within the 'Holy Grail' of musical forms - the Opera - these stories, scandals and real-life politicians are finally given the larger-than-life platform they deserve.

Muloney: The Opera is being released April 16th with an encore presentation  April 27th, 7 PM.
Directed by Larry Weinstein, Composed by Alexina Louie, Libretto by Dan Rideican, conducted by Alex Paulk, recorded by Dennis Patterson in CBC Sound Studio 211

Hip Hop Summit receives rave reviews

20110330CBCHipHopSummit.jpgMarch 29, 2011 - When CBC announced a Canadian rap concert to end all rap concerts at Glenn Gould Studio, it was met with skepticism in some sectors.  Well, doubters, they pulled it off. With wild style.  Starting from an idea from GGS own producer/technician Chris Jackson, the team at CBC cast off its cloak of fuddy-duddyness for a full night and produced what most agree was an amazing, inspiring, and cool event.

The three hundred people lucky enough to be in attendance at Tuesday's Hip Hop Summit concert were treated to a party that was anything but sedate. Performers included Maestro, Saukrates, Kardinal Offishall, Michie Mee, Choclair, k-os, K'naan, Dream Warriors, Shad (Canada's newest hip-hop Juno award winner), Cadence Weapon, Skratch Bastid, and the list goes on.  (Torontoist)


GGS Juno Nominations and Winners

March 27, 2011  - Of the many recordings we did this year in Glenn Gould Studio and CBC Sound, two were nominated this year for Junos awards.  
-  Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year - Adrean Farugia Ricochet,
R-Murray-Schafer-150x150.jpgMixed by Dennis Patterson in Studio 211
- Classical Album of the Year - Amici Ensemble Armenian Chamber Music
Recorded in GGS - Assisted by Dennis Patterson(uncredited)

R. Murray Schafer -Duo For Violin And Piano, WILD BIRD
Recorded in GGS - Assisted by Dennis Patterson(uncredited)
Produced by David Jaeger


Performing Arts Laureates Annouced

MAR 3, 2011 - Glenn Gould Studio was proud venue host of the prestigious Governor

General's Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA), as 2011 laureates of the ultimate recognition in Canada's performing arts were named: Yvon Deschamps, Margie Gillis, William Shatner, Howard Shore, Leslee Silverman, Paul Thompson, Jean-André Élie, and Denis Villeneuve.


ggpaa.jpgHis Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada expressed "It is important that we nurture Canada's vibrant performing arts community so that they may continue to capture our spirits and to inspire our minds for years to come."


These individuals are being recognized for their outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada. Presented annually since 1992, these Awards are bestowed by Canadians to Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched the cultural life of our country.


The Hip Hop Summit: Celebrating a quarter-century of Canadian hip hop culture at Glenn Gould Studio

Thumbnail image for hiphopsummit.jpgFEB 24, 2011 - Almost two years ago, GGS's Chris Jackson asked his colleague; Radio Music Producer and Recording Engineer, Ron Skinner - Why we don't record and showcase more Rap music? Shortly thereafter, Jackson put forward his proposal of a Canada Live record, and the broadcast of a 'Hip Hop History' concert. Jackson had been planning to put together the event himself, yet when it was pitched to CBC Radio, the electricity of his idea was evident.

The CBC Radio music team; in particular, Ann MacKeigan, Ron Skinner and Malcolm Gould, thought an exposé on the history of Hip Hop was an excellent way to reach their listening audience. MacKeigan felt that Jackson's idea could be much bigger than just a concert, and an excellent outreach opportunity for CBC. Thus, morphed: The Hip Hop Summit. The Hip Hop Summit pays respect to Canadian Hip Hop by documenting its history through performance.Chris Jackson will be co-producing his premier concert for CBC Radio on March 29th, 2011. The concert will be live-to-air on Radio 3 and will be available as a podcast shortly following the live performance.

For more information, please go to the link below:



GGS Gives Back

CIMG2177.JPGDEC 21, 2011- GSS welcomed "FYI (Follow Your Instinct) Kids" for education and fun! GGS technician, Chris Jackson, facilitated a learning "talk & tour" for the group of youths. Following a visit to the radio drama studio and CBC Museum, FYI Kids took in all the sights and sounds of GGS and CBC Sound: Studios 210 and 211. 


At GGS, the youths listened and experienced the raw recorded score from the movie "Cooking With Stella", one of many complete musical scores recorded here at GGS.