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***Effective September 15, 2022, we require all renters holding events with alcohol being served to provide proof of Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage of not less than Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) per occurrence with an aggregate of not less than Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000) with "THE TOWNSHIP OF ATHENS" named as the Insured.  See the the Lease Agreement (link below) for further requirements.

The Joshua Bates Centre is rented for $25.00 per hour plus HST to a max of $250.00 per day plus taxes.

Use of the kitchen is an additional $10.00 plus HST. Sound equipment and extra lighting is available to rent from the Joshua Bates Performing Arts Committee.

The municipality is now providing low cost liability insurance for low-risk, non-alcohol events being held in the JBC.  Details in the Lease Agreement (link below). 

The calendar on this website (above in grey tab) has all dates the JBC is booked indicated with a blue bar on the event.  If you are considering a few dates this is the place to look. 

For booking information and confirmation of availability of the hall, please phone 613-924-2044 or email

The Joshua Bates Centre has air conditioning thanks to a grant from The Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Click here to download the JBC Lease Agreement and Hold Harmless AgreementHold Harmless Agreement.

Click here to download the JBC Performing Arts Committee Equipment Rental.

Click here to download the Joshua Bates Centre Seating Capacity.