Bronson Centre contributes to Ottawa and the surrounding region as one of Ontario’s leading social enterprises.
We are a hub – a dynamic cultural and community environment – all rolled into one.
With 45,000 square feet to share, we are home to 40 permanent tenants, all of whom are non-profit service organizations.
Wait! There is more to it!
We also support 100’s of other organizations and the public on a short term basis, through our:
- 850 seat performance theatre
- 250 seat community hall (with kitchen & stage)
- rehearsal rooms, and
- day meeting rooms.
Bronson Centre is a registered not-for-profit charitable corporation that provides affordable rental space to other non-profits, charities, cultural associations, and the community at large.
Our mandate is two-fold:
- we provide hub services that support not-for-profits who in turn serve the needy and the poor
- we partner with arts organizations to enhance Ottawa’s rapidly expanding cultural economy.
Our 45,000 square feet of space was originally the Immaculata High School, which was founded by the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.
Our oldest building dates from 1928 and offers spacious, high ceiling rooms. Additional buildings followed in a timely fashion. The Dr. D.A. Kearns Memorial Building went up in 1948 and was later followed by the North Wing (originally a convent) in 1952. In 1962, the building as we know it today was completed with a main foyer and auditorium.
As a high school and now as a dynamic community hub, we are part of the heart, soul, and memory of Ottawa residents far and wide.