Market Square

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Please note: All City facilities, including Market Square, are closed to the public until further notice as the City works to slow the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 webpage

Market Square has been home to a variety of special events, and is available to rent. 

The St. Catharines landmark, known for its open-concept design, glass walls, skylights and towering ceilings is prominently located in the downtown core with plenty of on-site parking. Market Square offers 7,600-square-feet of event space ideally suited for events of 600 or less with additional outdoor space available for bigger festival activations.

Market Square is also home to the St. Catharines Farmers Market three days a week — operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday — which does impact its availability for private rental on market days.

 Private Market Square Rental Rates

  Commercial
  • $411.46 + HST per day
  • Blocking of parking spots per day (Monday to Friday) $12.70 + HST
  • Festival booking (600+) $723.32 + HST
  • Parking lot usage per hour $49.60 + HST
  • Cancellation Fee - $50 per booking
  • Surcharge: $23.72 to $47.48 + HST (for use beyond regular business hours) (subject to change)

Not-For-Profit

  • $206.64 + HST per day
  • Blocking of parking spots per day (Monday to Friday) $12.70 + HST
  • Festival booking (600+) $413.32 + HST
  • Parking lot usage per hour $38.01 + HST
  • Cancellation Fee - $50 per booking
  • Surcharge: $24.72 to $49.48 + HST (for use beyond regular business hours) (subject to change)

 Rental Application, By-laws and Resources

 If you would like to rent the market square for a private occassion, please fill out the Market Square Private Rental Application

Special Event Fee Waiving

Regulation Summary

Market Square Grid Layout

Municipal Alcohol Policy

Noise By-law

Market Square Logo

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