Venue Rentals

When you rent one of our meeting or event rooms you are not only providing your guests with a convenient and beautiful venue, you are contributing to much-needed revenue for our essential services. Our unique property is in the heart of Oshawa and includes free parking.


Consider our over-sized gymnasium with wood flooring and large stage complete with theatrical drapery and rear stage entrance for your next recital, audition site, performance, fundraiser, banquet, indoor team practice, dance, tournament or birthday party.


Located in the Community Enrichment Centre at 1 McGrigor St.


250 theatre style, maximum 340 standing room
Tables and chairs available
$70 per hour
For large events, set-up/take down is an additional $50.00

YWCA Durham gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a $97,100 grant that allowed us to install an air conditioning system in the gym in 2019. We also gratefully acknowledge MLSE Foundation for a $250,000 to renovate the gymnasium in 2020.

Club Room

A large informal room across the hall from the gymnasium is ideal for meetings, Parent and Tot groups or children’s birthday parties. 


Located in the Community Enrichment Centre at 1 McGrigor St.


30 theatre style, 20 classroom style
$35 per hour
Set-up included


For film production opportunities, please contact Debra at (905) 576-6356 ext 106.

The Drawing Room (opening in October 2023)

Our most popular room is the elegant and spacious drawing room in the historic Adelaide House, built by Samuel McLaughlin.


From business meetings to formal social affairs to small weddings, this beautiful room boasts a decorative hand-detailed marble fireplace, large bay window with view of courtyard, hardwood flooring, crown molding, and a period chandelier.


Located in the Adelaide House, 33 McGrigor St.


64 Theatre Style
50 tables/chairs
$80 per hour
$25 total fee for set up other than boardroom style
Free round tablecloths (white, navy, grey, lilac or dark purple)

2-hour minimum rental

The Oak Room (opening in October 2023)

Wall to wall windows, dark oak paneling and decorative plaster ceiling adorn the historic Oak Room.  The perfect setting for all types of intimate gatherings. A great meeting space for a Board of Directors, breakout room, or dining room to serve a buffet at your social event. Just next door to the Drawing Room, it provides an excellent overflow space. For small weddings we recommend booking both the Drawing and Oak rooms at a special combined rate of $120 per hour.


Located in the Adelaide House at 33 McGrigor St.


25 – 30 table/chairs
$80 per hour
Set-up included
2 hour minimum rental

Thank you for providing a venue for our Soroity Luncheon. We had a excellent time and are still talking about what a beatiful venue it is! Thank you for being a pleasure to work with, and always easy to reach. It made the last minute planning of our event much easier for us.

The Picture Perfect Staircase (opening in October 2023)

The formal elegance of this grand wrought iron staircase greets you near the front entrance of the Adelaide House Mansion, ushering you back in time to a graceful period, showcasing detailed craftsmanship of days gone by. The staircase continues to be a popular photography setting for engagement parties, anniversaries and staff socials.

Located in the Adelaide House at 33 McGrigor St.

Complimentary with Drawing Room or Oak Room rental

Community Enrichment Centre

Our Community Enrichment Centre is a hub of activity throughout the year, whether it’s our own small recreation program, or teams and groups that rent the space for physical fitness, or special community events. Centrally located in downtown Oshawa at 1 McGrigor Street, this building has a long history of offering family-friendly and community-minded happenings. The building includes a Gym and Club Room available for rent.

Wado-Kai Karate

Classes are taught by a black belt instructor using traditional style karate and include Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions.


Tuesday and Thursday

Children (7+) 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Adults (16+) 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Call 905-723-9922 to register.

Adult Drop-In Volleyball (18+)

Enjoy a fun afternoon of recreational (non-competitive) volleyball from October to April. Adults of all ages are welcome!


Monday and Wednesday

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $3 per session

Membership Discount Structure

Individual membership discount cards are $20.00

(includes preschool, children, youth, adults and seniors).


Family membership discount cards are $45.00

(includes up to 4 people residing at the same address).


Cardholders receive $10.00 off the registration fee for some programs when presenting their card. Discount cards can be purchased at any time.

Upcoming Special Events

 Check back for details about upcoming special events.

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