RENTALS

As of October 10th, 2020, The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance will be closed for rentals. We have made this decision in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, and on the recommendation of the Ontario Government and Public Health Officials. We will monitor the situation closely, and we look forward to reopening when it is safe to do so. As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to support our community and keep everyone safe.

The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance | Reopening Guidelines

Updated August 31, 2020

We have reopened the Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance after following the guidelines set out by Toronto Public Health, and in doing so we will be implementing the following changes.

We are planning to reopen the Citadel in phases in the hopes that by doing our part now to contain the COVID-19 virus and stop its spread, we will be able to return to normal operations when deemed appropriate by the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health authorities.

The changes will be reassessed on a week-to-week basis where we will determine if The Citadel will continue to operate within these guidelines, or if changes will be made based on any changes to public health guidelines.

Please email rentals@citadelcie.com with inquiries, and to book space.

Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre (Studio A)

Jean Soper Studio (Studio B)

citadel studio space
the citadel studio
This is a Studio/Theatre equipped with LED lighting and tiered seating, located on the 2nd floor.
Total Dimensions: Width: 30'0” (9.14m) Length: 58′6” (17.83m) Height (ceiling): 13'0” (3.96m)
Dimensions with seating: Width: 28'0” (8.53m) Length: 34′0” (10.36m)
This is a dance rehearsal studio with a mirrored wall, located on the downstairs level.
Total Dimensions: Width: 27'0” (8.22m) Length: 30′0” (9.14m) Height (ceiling): 9'0” (2.74m)
Studio/Theatre includes:Studio includes: 
Sprung floor with a Marley surface ( black Harlequin dance floor )Sprung floor with a Marley surface
Lots of natural light with also the ability toFloor to ceiling mirrors along one entire wall.
Heated/Air-conditionedHeated/Air-conditioned
Equipped with LED lighting and a surround sound system (iPod/phone and CD capability)Equipped with standard lighting and a sound system (iPod/phone and CD capability)
A Heintzman & Co. 6’0” Baby Grand piano is available upon requestA Kohler KD-30 Digital piano is available upon request.
2 Portable barres are available upon request.2 Portable barres are available upon request.
Note: The studio does not have mirrors. The Citadel has changing rooms, washrooms and showers.Note: The Citadel has changing rooms, washrooms and showers.

Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre (Studio A)

citadel studio space
This is a Studio/Theatre equipped with LED lighting and tiered seating, located on the 2nd floor.
Total Dimensions: Width: 30'0” (9.14m) Length: 58′6” (17.83m) Height (ceiling): 13'0” (3.96m)
Dimensions with seating: Width: 28'0” (8.53m) Length: 34′0” (10.36m)
Studio/Theatre includes:
Sprung floor with a Marley surface ( black Harlequin dance floor )
Lots of natural light with also the ability to
Heated/Air-conditioned
Equipped with LED lighting and a surround sound system (iPod/phone and CD capability)
A Heintzman & Co. 6’0” Baby Grand piano is available upon request
2 Portable barres are available upon request.
Note: The studio does not have mirrors. The Citadel has changing rooms, washrooms and showers.

Jean Soper Studio (Studio B)

the citadel studio
This is a dance rehearsal studio with a mirrored wall, located on the downstairs level.
Studio includes: 
Sprung floor with a Marley surface
Floor to ceiling mirrors along one entire wall.
Heated/Air-conditioned
Equipped with standard lighting and a sound system (iPod/phone and CD capability)
A Kohler KD-30 Digital piano is available upon request.
2 Portable barres are available upon request.
Note: The Citadel has changing rooms, washrooms and showers.

Hours of Operation

The Citadel: Ross Centre for dance is currently operating at a reduced capacity. Rentals/usage outside of these hours by special permission only.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10am—7pm10am—7pm10am—7pm10am—7pm10am—7pmClosedClosed

Hours of Operation

The Citadel: Ross Centre for dance is currently operating at a reduced capacity. Rentals/usage outside of these hours by special permission only
Monday10am—7pm
Tuesday10am—7pm
Wednesday10am—7pm
Thursday10am—7pm
Friday10am—7pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Maximum Capacity

Lobby Area Jean Soper Studio Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre Lindy Green Wing
5 people5 people10 peopleClosed

Maximum Capacity

Lobby Area 5 people
Jean Soper Studio 5 people
Mimi Herrndorf
Studio Theatre
10 people
Lindy Green Wing Closed

Rental Prices

Jean Soper Studio
(Studio B)

Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre
(Studio A)

$36* = 1 hour$40* = 1 hour
$54* = 2 hours$60* = 2 hours
$18/hr = 3 hours or more$20/hr = 3 hours or more
*Includes cleaning fee. Bookings of 3 hours of more will have the cleaning fee waived.
The Citadel does not charge HST on rentals.

Visitors are not permitted to the offices at this time, unless by appointment.

Hours of operation and maximum capacities will be addressed by Citadel staff on an ongoing basis, and are subject to increase or decrease dependent upon the recommendations of public health authorities.

In the event that you have booked a rental with us and our hours of operation or space capacities need to be reduced, you will be informed via email and your rental payment will be refunded.

GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY BOOKING RENTALS UP UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020. WE HOPE TO START ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR 2021 VERY SOON! 

 

Accessibility:

The Citadel has an accessible washroom located in the lobby at street level. Both Studio A and Studio B are accessible by a two person elevator located at the lobby level. Community members using mobility devices can use the elevator to access these spaces, however, it requires a staff member’s assistance to operate. We regret this obstacle to greater accessibility. The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is located near accessible transit stops at Parliament Street at Dundas Street East.

Transit:

The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is located at 304 Parliament Street, just south of the intersection of Parliament Street and Dundas Street East. Transit stops at this intersection are serviced by the 65 PARLIAMENT bus travelling North/South and the 505 DUNDAS streetcar route travelling East/West.

Safety Protocols:

Physical Distancing

Limitations on the number of people allowed in each of our spaces have been determined according to the 2-metre physical distancing measures set out by heath authorities. Rentals involving more than the allowable number of people per space will not be permitted. Maximum capacities are posted outside of each space.

Buffer Time for Cleaning

All rentals must be in 1-hour increments. All rentals of 2 hours or less will have an additional charge applied to cover the cost of cleaning the space in between users. All rentals of 3 hours or more will have the cleaning fee waived. There will be a 1-hour buffer in-between all rentals to allow for a thorough cleaning of the space and for the air systems to circulate fresh air into the room. Please see the Citadel COVID-19 Protocols and guidelines for Renters for more information about booking studio spaces.

Contact Tracing

Everyone entering the building (including renters, their invited guests, and staff) must fill out a personal health assessment and contact tracing form immediately upon entering the building at the beginning of each day. QR codes displayed at the front desk can be scanned to bring up the Google form on your phone or tablet so that this can be done without touching pen and paper. If you do not have a web-enabled device, paper forms are supplied at the front desk. Please make sure to use the sanitizer provided before handling forms.

Hand Sanitizer

Sanitizer will be provided upon entry to the building at the front desk, and in both the theatre and the studio. Please sanitize your hands or proceed directly to the washroom to wash your hands before entering either of the studios.

Masks

Masks are required in the lobby at all times, and are required in the studio by any attending visitors to rehearsals. Masks are not required for solo dancers while working in the studios alone. Please arrive with your own mask. otherwise masks can be brought to the front desk. Masks are required in the office at all times when the 2metre physical distancing rule cannot be observed.

Cleaning

Studios, washrooms, and lobby will be cleaned thoroughly following each renter. Spray bottles with alcohol and paper towels are available in both the studio and the theatre for renters to sanitize high touch surfaces at the start and end of their time (optional).

Increased Air Flow

Studio and theatre doors will be kept open at all times to allow more air flow in the spaces and to reduce the spread of germs via door handles and push bars. Thermostats have been locked to run at the optimal settings to allow as much fresh air in as possible and cannot be accessed by renters.

Shoe Mats

No outdoor shoes allowed in the studios. Shoes are to be placed on the designated mats.

Contactless Payments

All payments for rentals must be made by electronic transfer in advance of your rental day.

Food and Drink

Only prefilled water bottles are permitted at this time. Eating is not allowed in the studios or lobby.

Change Rooms

Change rooms and showers are closed. Please arrive in the clothes you will be wearing for your rental.

We at Citadel + Compagnie take the health and safety of our community very seriously. We have put these guidelines in place after careful consultation with our staff, artists, and colleagues, both locally and across the county.

We have implemented these changes in order for us to continue making art together, and provide a safe place for us all to restart our work and reimagine our possibilities.

We thank you in advance for respecting the new usage procedures for our building.

We are very grateful for your patience during these unprecedented times while we work towards one day being fully operational once again.