Rates and Categories

Rental Categories

The following rental categories/permit types determine the rental fees.

Rental Charges
Rental charges, are subject to HST and are calculated as follows:
Permit Application Fee + Rental Fees + Custodial Fees* (if applicable).
*Custodial fees – A custodian must be on site for the duration of all indoor rentals. Custodial fees are charged when a custodian is required to be at a school, outside regular working hours. There is a 3-hour minimum charge for weekend rentals. Time to open, clean-up, close/secure the school are also added to weekend permits, on average 1/2 hour to open and 1 to 1.5 hours to clean-up and secure the building, depending on the size and nature of the event.

Subsidized Rental Charges

To support affordable access to school facilities the Ministry of Education provides school boards with an annual Community Use of Schools grant which boards use to subsidize rental charges for not-for-profit organizations.


​Payments can be made by Visa or MasterCard via your school rental booking account.

When will my credit card be charged? A Permit Application Fee is charged when an application is approved. If you asked to purchase insurance then the cost of the insurance and the Insurance Processing fee will also be charged when the application is approved. Payments are charged the first day of the month for dates used within that month. You can log into your account at any time to view your billing history, or access an invoice or a payment receipt.


All permit processing fees are non-refundable. Permit holders who wish to change or cancel a permit must do so at least 3 business days prior to the permitted date in order to receive a full refund. Groups who cancel permits with less than 2 business days’ notice will be required to pay 100% of the total permit cost. Refunds will be made, upon request, via the original method of payment. ​​