Glenn Gould Studio Policies and Regulations:

  • Smoking is not permitted in or about the facilities.
  • Food, gum or drinks are not allowed to be taken into the Studio auditorium or control room or other technical areas.
  • No alterations or changes are to be made to the facilities, instruments, furniture, furnishings or equipment without the prior written approval of Glenn Gould Studio.
  • Nothing is to be attached to the walls, floor or any other surface by any method.
  • Technical equipment in the facilities shall not be operated by the renting organization, its employees or agents unless expressly provided for in the contract between the organization and the CBC.
  • The privileges and right to quiet enjoyment of the other occupants of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre will be respected by the renting organization at all times.
  • There will be no unauthorized access to the technical and administrative areas in the facility unless provided for in the contract.
  • All services and equipment deliveries, including all contractors and caterers in the renting organization's employ should use the 25 John Street entrance.
  • No animals may enter the facilities of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre unless allowed for in the contract (seeing-eye dogs excepted).
  • There will be no blockage of sidewalks, fire routes or entrances.
  • No dangerous, inflammatory or explosive material may be brought into Glenn Gould Studio, or into the Canadian Broadcasting Centre.
  • The renting organization must inform Glenn Gould Studio at least 15 days prior to the event if a VIP or celebrity will be attending the event, or if articles/artifacts of extreme value will be present.
  • Use of tape recorders, cameras, flash devices, cellular telephones and pagers are prohibited within the Studio unless permission is granted by Glenn Gould Studio.
  • Photography is not allowed in or about the facility or the Canadian Broadcasting Centre without the prior written approval of Glenn Gould Studio.
  • Any signage or promotional materials connected with and/or displayed at the event must receive Glenn Gould Studio approval and may be modified or rejected by the Studio management.
  • No more than 341 tickets (which includes 4 wheelchair positions) are to be sold or issued, or patrons admitted, for seating in the Studio auditorium at any one event.
  • Latecomers will be seated in the Studio auditorium at the first convenient pause in an event.
  • In consideration of other patrons, children under two (2) years of age will not be admitted to the Studio auditorium for an event to which the general public is admitted unless specifically provided for in the contract.
  • No dry ice machines, confetti cannons, explosive devices or any other equipment of this type is allowed in Glenn Gould Studio or lobby.
  • A lobby cleaning fee is applicable for events involving a reception.

"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.