Bonsor Recreation Complex

Convenient for your guests–centrally located and close to transit and hotels

Located in the heart of Burnaby near the Metropolis at Metrotown Shopping Centre, the Bonsor Recreation Complex offers a central location for your next event. It's close to SkyTrain, major bus routes and hotels.


Bonsor offers a number of versatile rooms to suit your function. The room capacity can vary, depending on the set-up.

  • For private socials, dance practice and birthday parties
  • 165 sq. m (1,800 sq. ft.) (approximate)
  • Maximum capacity: 100 people
  • Mirrored walls
  • Built-in sound system
  • Pull-down screen
  • Access to outdoor patio
  • Kitchen facilities–stove, oven, refrigerator and sink

  • For wedding receptions, large socials, banquets and trade shows
  • 330 sq. m (3,534 sq. ft.) hardwood floor with 40 sq. m (416 sq. ft.) stage
  • Maximum capacity: 300 people
  • Built-in sound system
  • Projector screen
  • Access to outdoor patio
  • Warming kitchen (2 stoves, 3 ovens and fridge)

For an additional charge:

  • Laser projector ($125.00 + tax)

  • For informal meetings and workshops
  • 140 sq. m (1,500 sq. ft.)
  • Maximum capacity: 80 people
  • Projector screen
  • Access to outdoor patio
  • Sink for clean-up

  • For birthday parties, socials, meetings and workshops
  • 190 sq. m (2,025 sq. ft.) (both rooms combined) | maximum capacity 110
    • Multi 1: 90 sq. m (975 sq. ft.) | maximum capacity 50 people
    • Multi 2: 98 sq. m (1,050 sq. ft.) | maximum capacity 60 people
  • Folding wall can divide the space into multi-purpose rooms 1 & 2
  • Each multi-purpose room contains:
    • Sound system
    • Double sinks, (Multi 1 also has stove, oven, fridge & microwave)
    • Projector screen


Rentals include:

  • Use of the designated room and kitchen facilities if available in that room
  • Set up and takedown of the tables and chairs (please bring your own decorations, serving supplies and equipment)
  • Built-in sound system (cordless and corded microphones available)
  • Use of projector screen

The following items are available for additional fees:

  • Projector (banquet room only)
  • Portable bar
  • Coffee/tea urns
  • Portable TV
  • Flipcharts

Additional fees for liability insurance may be applicable.

All rentals are required to comply with Fire, Health and Safety and City Bylaws.

Set-up and Clean up

Set- up and takedown times must form part of the booked hours and are charged the regular rental fee.

A blank floor plan is provided with your rental contract. Fill in the number of tables and chairs required and submit two (2) weeks prior to your booking date. The custodial staff will complete the set-up and arrangement of the tables and chairs before your booking begins. We offer a choice of round or rectangular tables.

Rectangular tables:

  • Table dimensions: 6' x 3' x 2.5'

Round tables:

  • Table dimensions: 5' diameter (60 in.)


  • Banquet Hall and Active Studio: Black folding cushioned chairs
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms and Arts Room: Blue hard plastic chairs

At the end of your event the table surfaces and kitchen areas are to be wiped clean. Please place all garbage in the garbage bins provided. Please remove all food, supplies and equipment following your event (overnight storage is not permitted). Our custodial staff will clean the floors and put away the tables and chairs.


May be served potluck style or you may hire a licensed caterer. There is a warming kitchen available in the Banquet Hall, Active Studio and Multi-Purpose Room 1. All food must stay in the room and cannot be taken into any lobby areas or hallways.


To serve alcohol at your event, please apply for a Special Event Permit through BC Liquor and Cannabis Licensing (BCLC). Please present the permit to the facility reservations clerk at least two (2) weeks prior to your event date. A copy of the Liquor Licence must be posted during your event.

Cancellation Policy

All rentals are subject to the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Culture Refund Policy.

Liability insurance

Commercial general liability insurance is required to rent any City facility- please check with the facility for specific requirements. You may purchase insurance through an independent broker of your choice, or receive a quote through AON Insurance

Disclaimer: The City of Burnaby offers access to the AON Insurance portal for the convenience of our user groups only, and does not recommend, endorse, approve and/or favour any one insurance provider over another.  

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