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Community Use of School Space

The Durham District School Board accepts and endorses the concept of Community Use of Schools. While the major responsibility of the Board is to provide a good educational program for children and youth, it also is responsive to the needs and interest of all citizens. School buildings are public buildings and, as such, should be readily available for public use in after-school hours, provided the arrangements are consistent with the priority for regular school programming, normal maintenance and cleaning.

An ongoing initiative by the Ministry of Education that supports access to school space outside of school hours for not-for-profit community groups has made it possible for the Durham District School Board to reduce non-profit rental rates for the school year.

Non-Profit is defined as a local group or organization which is supported in whole or in part by government funds, or is a registered charitable organization under the Income Tax Act, and where the function is open to the public. Also included in this classification are all religious, cultural, community service organizations, amateur sports organizations, citizens’ groups and recognized political organizations.


Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of School Facilities

Rental Rates
The non-profit schedule shows both the original rental fee and the reduced fee made possible by the Community Use of Schools
Program grant.

School gymnasiums in each municipality and their square footage

​Ajax Brock​ Oshawa​
​Pickering Scugog​ ​Uxbridge

How to book?

please note:  application must be received a minimum of 14 days prior to the date required


Additional Help
The Community Use of Schools Department is located on the 2nd floor of the:
Durham District School Board Education Centre 
Community Use of Schools
400 Taunton Road East
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2K6​
and help

e-mail:​  community​UseOF​Scho​ols@ddsb​.ca
ph:  905-666-6930
fx:   905-666-6311




Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
© Durham District School Board, 2013