Facilities & Rentals



COVID-19 Update: Please note that birthday parties and rentals have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the new information on the COVID-19 webpage and check regularly for up-to-date program and scheduling information.

We are happy to move into the next phase of reopening while we will continue to work through the impacts and health considerations of COVID-19. We are carefully planning a methodical, phased in approach of re-opening of the Town Park Recreation Centre, and some of our programming.

Rentals are being considered for all multi-purpose spaces, and staff are working with all requests to develop COVID operational plans for each request.  These include addressing room capacity changes, physical distancing considerations, food services and more.

Careful considerations are ongoing for Programming for the Ruth Clarke Activity Cenre for Seniors and for the Arena at Jack Burger Sports Complex, which details will become available at a later date.

Jack Burger Sports Complex - Continues to be open for a modified swimming schedule and swimming lessons.  Rentals will be accomodated on an individual basis with approved COVID plans.

More information will be posted on this page and on our social media channels as it becomes available.

For additional information related to COVID-19 impacts to municipal programming, amenities, and facilities, visit our dedicated COVID-19 web page. 

Facility Rental Guide 

The Parks, Recreation & Culture department makes all its facilities available for rental to individuals, community groups and organizations for meeting, parties, workshops, etc.  

All facility rentals are booked by emailing prcbookings@porthope.ca or calling 905.885.2474 Ext. 3221. This includes Jack Burger Sports Complex, Town Park Recreation Centre, Ruth Clarke Activity Centre, The Port Hope Community Hub (formerly the Canton Municipal Office), and all parks.

For more information about Birthday parties, visit our Birthday party webpage.

If you are looking to book a special event that requires road closures, special permits, outdoor liquor licenses etc, please contact our Special Events Coordinator, Jeannie Maidens at jmaidens@porthope.ca.  For special events, please view our special events planning guide.

To obtain a lottery license for your event, please review the lottery license requirements.

If you are looking to avoid busy tournament weekends for your rental at the Jack Burger Sports Complex, please check out our Tournaments Page to see when we have tournaments booked.  Please note that the tournament schedule is subject to change and will be updated regularly.  


New Advertising Opportunities

A number of our facilities and parks have the capacity and exposure to provide space for corporations/businesses to promote their goods and services. Spaces are available on arena boards, arena walls, facility lobbies, washrooms, scoreclocks, ball fields etc. Please see our advertising policy for more information. To discuss advertising your business/event, please contact Lisa Filce at prcbookings@porthop.ca

Jack Burger Sports Complex

60 Highland Drive, Port Hope, Ontario
p: 905.885.2474

Photo of hockey players

The Jack Burger Sports Complex was constructed in 1978 and has had a long standing relationship with the residents of Port Hope and the surrounding area. Included in the facility is a 1200 seat arena, a 25 metre pool, a therapy pool, and whirlpool. As an authorized provider of Red Cross and Lifesaving Society swim programs, children, youth, adults and seniors can participate in structured swim lessons or drop in for one of our open swim times. Swim supplies are available at the pool side pro shop. There are plenty of opportunities for making use of the ice surface and stop by the arena pro shop for skate sharpening or the canteen for a snack. The Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture is fortunate to have community organizations and businesses to work with to provide complimentary programs and services at Christmas and March Break.

In 2015, the Jack Burger Sports Complex re-opened after renovations to make the facility full accessible. Featuring updates to the pools, changerooms and the addition of a Family Accessible Changeroom, Community Room, Central Canteen and Customer Service the Jack Burger in now fully accessible.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:00am-8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 11:00am-4:00pm


Town Park Recreation Centre

62 McCaul Street, Port Hope, Ontario (in the Agricultural Town Park)
p: 905.885.7908

Photo of outside of Town Park Recreation FacilityThe Town Park Recreation Centre was constructed in 2002 and has established itself as the centre of activity for the Municipality of Port Hope. Housing the Youth Centre, the Cameco Gymnasium, the B.A.A. Board Room, Kinsmen Kitchen and two multi-purpose program spaces, the facility is used by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture for delivery of High Five Accredited children's programs and quality programs for youth, adults and seniors. The Town Park and its facilities are also home for the Port Hope Fall Fair, ACO Auction and other major community events. This air conditioned facility is also home to the Summer Daycamp program, After School programs and the location of the permanent Skate Park Facility.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 8:00am-7:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm-5:00pm

Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors

Photo of outside of Ruth Clarke buildingRemains Closed

Careful considerations are ongoing for Programming for the Ruth Clarke Activity Cenre for Seniors, which details will become available at a later date.

81 Mill Street South, Port Hope, Ontario
p: 905.885.2228

The Ruth Clarke Activity Centre was built in 1979 and provides friendly surroundings and activities for all adults 55yrs+. The Centre promotes involvement, commitment, goodwill and participation among groups and individuals within the membership and community.

Annual membership to the Social Club at the Centre is available. Nominal fees are applied to Social Club activities for participation. The facility includes a Community Hall with kitchen, a lower lounge, meeting space and a small fitness centre.

The Port Hope Community Hub
(Formerly the Canton Municipal Hall)

5325 County Road 10 just north of Canton
p: 905.753.2230

The Canton Municipal Hall provides rental space for patrons with a capacity of up to 75 people including a full kitchen.  Bookings are to be arranged by emailing prcbookings@porthope.ca . Payment and key sign out are done at the Jack Burger Sports Complex, 60 Highland Drive, Port Hope.