FirstOntario Centre is one of North America?s premier entertainment venues, housing a variety of spectacular concert and sporting events each year.
The arena has a total of 90,000 square feet of exhibition space, and is suited to handle stage events ranging from an intimate concert bowl with seating for 4,000 to a full-scale entertainment event for 18,500 people. All seating and stage set-ups are flexible and can be adapted to meet various capacity requirements.
FirstOntario Centre varies dramatically in setting, from an ice rink to a basketball court to multi-level concert stages or a dirt-based surface for motor events. The venue is also a great space?to host award shows and large consumer trade shows, and is available for both still photo and video filming shoots. A street level ramp provides direct vehicle access to the arena and exhibition hall level. Move-in and move-out times are greatly reduced as there are four loading bays available, and media facilities (including a TV studio), dressing/locker rooms and a First Aid room are also located on this floor. Full catering services are available on site. Additionally, the ice at FirstOntario Centre is available for rental by the hour, and is often used for corporate and family events.