Great Canadian Theatre Company
To foster, produce and promote excellent theatre that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world.
GCTC Company Profile
GCTC’s legal name is Great Canadian Theatre Corporation and it is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation set up to deliver programs for the benefit of the public good. GCTC is also a registered charity (119235836 RR0001) which allows the company to issue tax receipts for donations.
Great Canadian Theatre Company has successfully produced professional contemporary English-language theatre in Ottawa since 1975. Our mandate to produce theatre that examines “Canadian life and our place in the world” provides a different perspective and makes us unique in our City. With over 84 world premieres, GCTC is one of the key theatre companies in Canada, presenting new and established work to approximately 10,000 single-ticket purchasers and 2800 subscribers in 2013-2014. GCTC has a strong role to play in advancing Canadian theatre and the creation of Canadian plays that couple a rich narrative with socio-political resonance. We are the only company in Ottawa that is mandated to produce the stories that emerge from our national landscape.
Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre, located in historic downtown Meaford, is a beautifully restored and renovated century old landmark. Formerly known as the Opera House, Meaford Hall is just a stone’s throw from Georgian Bay and adjacent to all amenities in an area well-known for its year-round attractions. As a four season venue, Meaford Hall plays host to a variety of events including live theatre, music, films, dance and entertainment as well as community, corporate and social events. The newly-restored Meaford Hall has state-of-the-art staging, an intimate Edwardian Opera House with theatre balcony, two large light-filled gallery/reception halls, meeting room with landscaped terrace, a boardroom and full kitchen and bar facilities. The brand new east wing houses the Box Office, elevator, coat check, dressing rooms and an expanded Green Room. An art gallery features a rotation of exhibitions throughout the year. Stop by and have a look, perhaps buy a painting to pick up later!
Located in the heart of historic Pickering Village, the St. Francis Centre is the Town of Ajax’s centre for arts, culture and heritage. Formerly a church, the 140 year-old heritage building underwent numerous renovations to be transformmed into a multi-purpose arts centre. The building features a stage and retractable multi-level seating for 150 people, and it can be easily converted from a performance venue to a multi-purpose programming space. Dressing rooms, a catering kitchen and a service bar complete the facility. Whether you’re looking to experience live theatre, or for a venue to host your next event or conference, St. Francis is a unique landmark in Ajax!
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC), located in beautiful downtown Burlington, is a cultural hub of the community and offers the best in the performing arts to the citizens of Burlington. BPAC takes a leadership role in community cultural development, nurtures and supports local presenters and artists and engages the community in meaningful performing arts experiences. As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, we present a professional season of 70+ artists in all genres, and are actively engaged in ongoing fundraising and development activities.
The property features the Water Tower Suite. This circular former water tower has three bedrooms, living room, fireplace and can accommodate up to six people. There is also the Coach House Suite which has a living room, with a pull-out couch for two and upstairs a luxurious queen bed, french windows and doors and a wonderful open concept soaker tub. Also on the property is a screened in bunky a great hideaway to sit and read or relax. You can enjoy the view and sounds of life on the river on the veranda, dock, or go for a canoe ride around our island. Come for a Retreat, a Wedding (we specialize in intimate weddings from 40 to 150 people), or your next Business Meeting or Workshop. We provide a state of the art meeting facility, wired or wireless high speed internet, LCD projector, video conferencing and all the tools required for a successful event. Windswept on the Trent a picture perfect hideaway! Cuisine par excellence! At our suites breakfast is included for the first two and then there is a nominal charge for any additional people.