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Anderson Farm Museum Grounds and Stable Building

Greater Sudbury MuseumsEditEdit Description

The Anderson Farm Museum occupies a 14-acre site which has been used for a variety of events, large and small, including carnivals, fairs, concerts, weddings, picnics and family reunions.
Those holding outdoor events at the museum have favoured the use of the central courtyard area of the site, surrounded on three sides by the museum’s historic and reconstructed historic buildings, as well as the area behind the Stable.
Rental of the grounds also includes the Stable building. For more information, see our Stable Building listing:

Rates for Individuals, Community Groups, Non-Profit Events
1) Monday - Thursday - $132 (HST included) + $20 refundable key deposit
2) Friday - Sunday Half Day (up to 4 hours) - $132 (HST included) + $20 refundable key deposit
3) Friday - Sunday Full Day (4 hours +) - $203 (HST included) + $20 refundable key deposit. $20 key deposit can be paid by cheque or cash only.

Rates for For-Profit Events
1) Monday - Thursday - $1,093 (HST included) + $20 refundable key deposit
2) Friday - Sunday Half Day (up to 5 hours) - $1,093 (HST included) + $20 refundable key deposit
3) Friday - Sunday Full Day (4 + hours) - $1,639 (HST included) + $20 refundable key deposit. $20 key deposit can be paid by cheque or cash only.

There is also a liability insurance fee starting at $40.00 for events, which may be higher depending on the activities taking place during the booking and the number of attendees.
Contact the Lively Library and Citizen Service Centre with the number of attendees expected and the details of your event for the insurance cost.
Groups with their own liability insurance above $2,000,000 may provide proof of this insurance, showing the City of Greater Sudbury as an extra insured, in order to have the insurance fee waived.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Reading, Meeting, Studio Art, Exhibition, Audio Recording
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use Total building capacity under Fire Code is 60 individuals seated and/or standing. For Film or Photo inquiries, please contact Samantha Morel for details at 705- 674-4455 x4152. There is no cost for taking photographs on the grounds of the Anderson Farm Museum, however there are some rules that need to be followed. 1. Please do not climb on any historical buildings, equipment, or structures on site. 2. Please do not sit on the porch railing of the Creighton Log Cabin. The building is over 100 years old and was moved to the museum from the ghost town of Creighton Mine, so there’s definitely no replacement for it, and we would like to preserve it for as long as possible! 3. We don’t ask a fee, but we do request that people tag us if they share the photos on social media or just share some on our page! We’re @AndersonFarmMuseum on Facebook and Instagram and @CGSMuseums on Twitter (also #AndersonFarmMuseum can be used too!). 4. The site is covered by the Parks By-Law, so the rules set out in that by-law must be followed as well. Here are some of the highlights: no smoking or alcohol is permitted on site, no vehicles are allowed on site except for on the main paths, please clean up after any pets along for the ride (who should be on leashes) and the hours of the grounds are from 6AM-11PM. City of Greater Sudbury By-Law web page


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

To make a booking please contact the Lively Library and Citizen Service Centre at (705) 688-3959.

For the Library's Hours:

Hours Of Operation Rentals are available during the following times: Monday-Saturday: 8:00AM - 10:00PM Sunday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Rental Policy Please contact the Lively Library and Citizen Service Centre regarding the rental policy at (705) 688-3959. Please see the Facility Agreement for full details regarding the restrictions on use Please note the following: • Must follow all City of Greater Sudbury By-Laws ( • No alcohol permitted in the building or on the grounds as per City by-law 2003-209 (No accommodations can be made) and No smoking permitted in this building or anywhere on the Museum grounds as per City by-law 2013-54 • Must be 19 years of age or older to rent • Rental does not include the upstairs, which is off limits. • Kitchenette with refrigerator (no freezer) and microwave available • No food preparation permitted on site (except coffee and tea) • Catered food is permitted, but must meet public health standards • No dishes, cutlery, coffee pots, etc. available • No posters or other material are to be affixed to the walls, doors or windows. • No open flame permitted • Works of art or other framed objects may be hung using the installed hanging system by special request only • Access to the building is limited to the time requested for your booking; if you wish to come a day early for set up, you will have to pay for another day of rental.
Cancellation Policy 1) Requests to cancel must be received, in writing, no less than 48 hours prior to the Event date 2) When the request to cancel is received less than 48 hours prior to the Event, a refund will not be issued 3) The City of Greater Sudbury reserves the right to cancel a booking in case of emergencies. A full refund will be issued. Please contact the Lively Library and Citizen Service Centre regarding the cancellation policy (705) 688-3959.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel -
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 609840.0 sqft
Space Features Heated, Outdoor, Stable: framed art hanging system; counters; kitchenette; natural light
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi, Live streaming, Free WiFi - just accept City of Greater Sudbury Terms of Service.
Flooring Stable Building: cement floor. Grounds: various, including grass, gravel pathways
Stage Configuration Two wooden square-shaped decks on ground level on the grounds. Each is approximately 20 feet by 20 feet in size.
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity -
Seating Flexible seating, Stable Building: Roughly 50 chairs and 15 tables available for use. Set-up is conducted by the renters.

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables
Amenities Kitchen/pantry, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories -
Audio Equipment -
Video/Film Equipment Projection screen
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Additional Accessibility Info Building space is all ground floor. Roughly 0.5" (1.25 cm) rise entering building and roughly 1" (2.5 cm) rise exiting building. Each washroom has one accessible stall.
Parking Free garage/lot parking
Accessibility Accessible without stairs, Patron restrooms
Audience Services Restrooms
Miscellaneous The Stable building is on ground level.

Rates EditEdit Rates

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This space was last updated on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 11:09AM