An exciting alternative to hotel, meeting or convention rooms

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Welcome to Glenn Gould Studio. Often referred to as the "Jewel of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre", the one-of-a-kind studio is located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 250 Front Street West.

Named after one of the most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century, we honour the legacy of Glenn Gould by operating as a centre of excellence for Canadian and international performances, recordings and events.

To Book Your Next Event

Download our brochure, or contact us today to book your event: ggsinfo@glenngouldstudio.com, (416) 205-5000.

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  • Corporate

    Organizations and businesses now have an exciting alternative to hotels or convention centres. Glenn Gould Studio is a premier event venue for annual meetings, townhalls, award shows, film screenings, conferences, lectures, trade shows, fundraising galas and cocktail receptions. Technical services include webcasting, A/V and post production, and multi-remote broadcasts. Our Front of House team will ensure that all your food and beverage details and event logistics are realized to create a seamless and successful event.

    Our wonderful lobby serves as a welcome and inviting space for your guests to connect, with glass windows overlooking Front Street, memorabilia from Glenn Gould’s life, and the Chickering Piano from his family home. Connected directly to the studio, this is a great space for silent auctions, breakfast meetings, cocktail parties, concert receptions and intimate dinners. The fully licensed lobby can be rented with the studio or separately, and can accommodate up to 340 guests.

    Ideal for break-out sessions or board meetings, the Conference Centre is a great corporate event add-on. Our six rooms ranging from 10 - 100 person capacity can be rented individually or as a buy-out. The facility includes a kitchen, coat check and private washrooms. Beverage services are managed by Glenn Gould Studio. Food services are managed through one of our preferred caterers.

  • Performances

    As one of the premier concert venues in Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio has been home to many classical, jazz and world music concerts. With a seating capacity of 340, this state of the art facility offers a truly intimate environment for concerts and variety performances.

    Our Technical Production team will work with you to ensure all your technical requirements are met. Technical services include professional audio recording, video production, live streaming and post production mixing. Our Front of House team will work with you on ticketing details, guest arrival and food and beverage requirements.

    See our current CONCERT LISTINGS for upcoming Glenn Gould Studio performances.

  • Recordings

    Glenn Gould Studio is a state of the art recording facility offering incredible sound isolation (NC-15) and ideal acoustics for classical, jazz and contemporary music recordings.

    Glenn Gould Studio has been the scene of many Canadian and Hollywood film scores and can accommodate a 60-piece orchestra on stage. The control room features a 48 input Euphonix/Avid System 5 console with full automation and surround mix capabilities. Book Glenn Gould Studio for a recording session or record your concert for the full Glenn Gould Studio experience.

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Booking Information

Rental Rates

Rental rates vary by room, technical support, beverage requirements and number of hours or days required.

Booking & Payment Procedure

After your initial site visit and meeting with us, you will receive an event estimate. Once this estimate has been signed off, in order to confirm the booking, 50% of the total estimate is required with signed contract and a valid credit card on file. The balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, wire transfer or cheque payable to Glenn Gould Studio.

Insurance

Proof of insurance is required for all events in the amount of $2 million General Commercial Liability (GCL). This is available through your insurer. For more details on insurance, please ask your Glenn Gould Studio Event Coordinator.

Food & Beverage

All beverages are managed by Glenn Gould Studio Front of House team. Catering can be provided by our preferred partners. 

Cancellation

If booking is cancelled, the deposit is nonrefundable and forfeited. If the event is canceled less and 10 days prior to the event, all monies are forfeited.

SOCAN

For all performance bookings if live or pre-recorded music is played during the Event, (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) charges will apply. All applicable SOCAN tariff fees need to be remitted by Licensee directly to SOCAN in accordance with the current conditions and tariff rates. For more information, please call 1-866-944-6210 or visit www.socan.ca for more details.

Event Access

Set-up is included in your rental. If early access is required, additional venue fees and labour fees will apply. All load-ins for instruments, equipment and deliveries are done via 25 John Street at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre.

Please coordinate all of your load-in details with a member of our staff. The stage entrance for musicians, performers and all speakers is 25 John Street. No deliveries permitted until the day of your event.

Included with Event Rental:

Concerts/Corporate

  • Glenn Gould Studio auditorium with available lighting system setup
  • Public washrooms including wheelchair accessible washroom
  • Backstage facilities: Lounge, two private dressing rooms (wheelchair accessible), two large dressing rooms, washrooms, three warm-up pianos
  • Front of House personnel including Ushers and Duty Manager
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Food & Beverage

Glenn Gould Studio has a fully licensed bar under LLBO. Our alcohol vendors are Peller Estates Wines and Steamwhistle Beer. Special Occasion Permits will be permitted for registered charities and a corkage fee of $15.00 per person will apply. Substitution fees will apply to each special order beverage. A 15% landmark fee will apply to all food and catering staff. This fee will be charged by the caterers and will be remitted back to GGS following the event. Beverages can be served as a host consumption bar or cash bar. Drink tickets also available, upon request.

Glenn Gould Studio prides itself with working alongside the top catering teams in the city. All food is prepared and served by our preferred catering partners.

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Preferred Catering

10tation

Contact: Jennie Taylor

(416) 243-5144

jennie@10tation.com

www.10tation.com

Daniel et Daniel

Contact: Laura Mattiussi

(416) 968-9275 ext 11

lauram@danieletdaniel.ca

http://www.danieletdaniel.ca

Encore Catering

Contact: David Silber

(416) 661-4460

david@encorecatering.com

www.encorecatering.com

Food Dudes

Contact: Jason Dinetz

(647) 340-3833 ext 214

jason@thefooddudes.com

www.thefooddudes.com

Pumpernickel

Contact: Oren Borovitch

(416) 597-2279

oren@pumpernickels.ca

www.pumpernickels.ca

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Contact Information

To inquire about bookings at the studio, a site visit of our facility and/or for any further information, please contact us at: ggsinfo@glenngouldstudio.com

Glenn Gould Studio is easily accessible by public transit. From the TTC and GO transit stops at Union Station, you can walk west 3 blocks to the Canadian Broadcasting Centre on the north side of Front Street. Glenn Gould Studio is connected to the PATH underground walkway via St Andrew Station.

Glenn Gould Studio

CBC Building
250 Front St West
Toronto, ON M5V 3G7
(416) 205-5000

CBC Media Operations Studio Site

For more information on Glenn Gould and his legacy, please visit:

The Glenn Gould Foundation

The National Library of Canada: The Glenn Gould Archive

Sony Music of Canada: Glenn Gould

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