Performance Booking

Glenn Gould Studio may be rented to performing organizations and individuals for concerts and other presentations, subject to the availability, policies and rental terms of the Studio.

To inquire about performance bookings at Glenn Gould Studio, tour of our facility or for any further information, please contact our offices at 416-205-5000 or

The Basic Rental Fee includes the following:
Glenn Gould Studio auditorium with available lighting system setup
Lobby & refreshment service (cash) before event & at intermission, if applicable.
Public washrooms, including wheelchair access washroom.
Backstage facilities: Lounge, 2 private dressing rooms (wheelchair access), 2 large dressing rooms, washrooms, 3 warm-up pianos.
House technician for stage set-up and operation of existing lighting setup.
Use of one New York Steinway grand piano (tuning cost extra)
Use of podium
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.

Performance Rentals

Venue Rental Times
0900-1600 or 1600-2300
*Rates include one eight hour technician and front of house staff

Service & Equipment Packages:

Basic Equipment Package
2 Wireless LAV and 2 handheld microphones
On-Stage Risers
6 5ft tables with linen
Archival recordings of event CD
Use of coat check and staff member
Two built-in plasma side stage monitors
*Does not include venue rental rate above

Sound & Lighting Service Package
Includes the Equipment Package

Full LED Lighting Package with 1 additional Technician
House sound reinforcement system for LCR P.A.
and monitors Floor lighting
*Does not include venue rental rate above

Full Service Package
Includes the Equipment Package and the Sound & Lighting Package
Rear-Projection Video with 1 additional Technician
Performance Recording with 1 additional Technician
Video Access Fee

*Package fees do not include the venue rental rate
*Service packages do not include studio and staff over-time when required.
*All catered events are subject to a $200 cleaning charge

Additional Services (above Basic Rental):
Recording a performance (audio) for broadcast or private recording release (using 2 track or multitrack equipment)

Audio and/or Video Archive Recordings (using fixed house camera and available hanging mics to CDR/DVD/VHS recorder). The renting organization will be required to sign a document to guarantee the archival recording will not be used for broadcast or any other commercial purposes.

Sound reinforcement equipment/operators (A renting organization may engage its own recording engineer and/or sound reinforcement technician to work on its behalf in Glenn Gould Studio. CBC retains the right of approval for such individuals.)

Other equipment/services:
Wireless lav or handheld microphones
Onstage 4-level risers (6 maximum)
Rear-projection video equipment (may involve additional technicians)
Follow spots (2 available)
Hammond B3 Organ
Additional Steinway Grand Piano
60 amp, 3 phase power hookup/removal

"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.