Guelph Black Heritage Society

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; GBHS ; GBHS Heritage Hall ; Guelph Black Heritage Hall
Office Phone 519-837-2519
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Primary Contact Denise Francis, President / Treasurer
Description (Site) One block south of Waterloo Ave, one block west of Gordon St
Site Location Guelph-Downtown Area
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
83 Essex St
Guelph, ON N1H 3K9
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Intersection Dublin St S and Essex St
Mailing Address 304 Stone Rd W, Suite 214 
Guelph, ON N1G 4W4
Physical Access Not Accessible - currently renovating to provide accessibility through installation of a ramp
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Promotes awareness of local Black heritage within the community and the distinctive role of Guelph and Wellington County.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Heritage Hall is temporarily unavailable to rent; call or e-mail for information and inquiries. 
Aims to preserve the historical significance of the British Methodist Episcopal (BME) Church building through creation of a cultural, historical and social centre. 
Rental space available in the Heritage Hall for daytime and evening activities: 
* suitable for concerts, events, meetings, performances  
* seating for 60 people, maximum occupancy 90 people  
* basement kitchenette
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for calendar of events, rental rates and Heritage Hall Rental Agreement. 
NOTE: Rental is not available during renovation which is scheduled to be completed by Aug 2020.
Languages English
Fees Service - Heritage Hall rental fee
Time-Limited Events Black History Month Celebrations - annually in Feb
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 2011
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - donations may be made online, or by completing the GBHS pledge form
Service Categories Cultural Heritage Groups ~ Black Community