The MaRS Centre is an architecturally inspiring place that connects people and ideas in a variety of exceptional spaces. Hosting roughly 2,000 events and more than 150,000 guests every year, the complex houses a full-service auditorium as well as small- to mid-sized collaboration rooms.
Our spectacular four-storey, 62-foot-high glass atrium welcomes visitors as they enter the building. Natural light floods this stunning, contemporary space, which is anchored by the original brick facade of the old Toronto General Hospital, built in 1913. This blend of historic and modern architecture provides the perfect backdrop for events ranging from symphony performances and exhibitions to lectures and receptions.
Located on the Lower Concourse, the Auditorium is a single-level, multi-purpose room with approximately 4,700 square feet of usable space and a seating capacity of 350 people. Partitions are available to divide the room into three separate spaces, and portable risers can be used to create theatre-style seating. Multiple ceiling rigging points allow for easy mounting of stage lights and other equipment.
The Auditorium Concourse is a 4,500-square-foot event space that can be used in conjunction with the Auditorium as exhibitor space and/or food and beverage staging area.