Centers in Toronto (GTA),
Ontario, Other Provinces
in the World
Archdiocese of Toronto Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street
The Catholic Information Centre
830 Bathurst Street
Archdiocese of Toronto Office of Lay Ministry and Chaplaincy
1155 Yonge Street, Suite 502,
Bread of Life Renewal Centre
P.O. Box 395
Hamilton, ON L8N 3H8
Charismatic Renewal Centre
71 Gough Avenue
The Catholic Education Centre (Catholic School Board)
80 Sheppard Avenue East
Centre for Leadership and Peace (formerly Centre for Creative Ministries)
305 Dawes Road East
20 Gerard Street East
7 Close Ave.
John Paul II Polish Canadian Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Rd.,
(near Hwy 403)
Holds 10-700 for meetings, banquets
186 Floyd Ave.
1339 King Street West
The Catholic Biblical Association
49 Felstead Avenue
175 Keele Street
Retreat Centres - Ontario
Circle Square Ranch
Christian based, non-denominational, summer camp, retreat center, welcoming youth of any faith and race.
Loretto Christian Life Centre
6881 Stanley Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Guelph Centre of Spirituality
Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre
2325 Liverpool Road
The Augustinian Friars
King City, Ontario
Mother of God Monastery,
Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre
7021 Stanley Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Mount Mary Immaculate Retreat Centre
437 Wilson Street East
Providence Spirituality Centre
1200 Princess Street, Box 427
Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road
Regina Mundi Renewal Centre
19309 Warden Avenue R.R.2,
Sharon Queensville, Ontario
Shadow Lake Centre
15041 9th Line,
Stouffville, ON (north on Hwy 404 to Bloomington Side Rd., go east until there is a sign for Musselman Lake. The centre is north of the lake) 905-640-6432
St. Francis Retreat Centre
(Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate Conception)
208501 Highway 9,
St. John's Convent
(Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine)
1 Botham Road,
Unity Retreat Centre
21 Rosedene Avenue,
Hamilton, ON L9A 4W3
Details of Some Retreat Locations
YMCA - Cedar Glen Conference Centre
King Sideroad and Concession 11 North, Box 345,
Bolton L7E 5T3
Situated on 265 acres of coniferous forest, quiet meadows and rolling hills, Cedar Glen offers the ideal venue for workshops, conferences, retreats and seminars. Our overnight accommodation offers space for up to 155; our delicious country-style buffet provides tasty, wholesome meals; and our modern seminar facilities include a variety of options for groups of 10 to 200. Cedar Glen is a country retreat centre that ensures your delegates the best possible environment to accomplish their meeting objectives.
Eaton Hall Inn & Conference Centre
13990 Dufferin Street,
King City, L7B 1B3
In the heart of the countryside, set in 700 acres of rolling hills and woodland with private Lake Seneca on the doorstep, Eaton Hall can accommodate weekend retreats from 10 to 48 persons. Self-catering is available. The three rustic lake-side chalets each offer a central living room with stone fireplace and four bedrooms, plus one meeting room for 12 persons. Nature trails provide excellent hiking, walking and cross-country skiing.
(905) 833 4500
fax: (905) 833-1760
The Ecology Retreat Centre
Orangeville, L9W 2Y8
The Ecology Retreat Centre is in the Hockley Valley near Orangeville, nestled among the Niagara Escarpment Hills of Mono, adjacent to the beautiful Bruce Trail and the Nottawasaga River. The Centre makes its facilities and uniquely beautiful surroundings available to groups and other organizations. In this natural rustic setting, groups may run their own programs, workshops and seminars. It is a place where people may go in groups to be nourished and renewed. A 72' labyrinth is available for groups or individual contemplation. It is open year-round with every season offering its own natural beauty and recreation possibilities. Vegetarian requirements are happily met.
fax: (519) 942-3951
Peterborough, ON K9J 6X2
Elm Lodge is a Christian Resort and Retreat Centre seeking to minister to the whole individual -- we realize there is a need for time away to be renewed in body, mind and spirit. Elim is an ideal location for Fall, Winter and Spring retreats, located half an hour northwest of Peterborough on Pigeon Lake in the heart of the Kawarthas -- a two hour drive from Toronto. It offers a chapel, a lodge, cottages, motel, trailer park, marina, and all sorts of recreational facilities including two swimming pools and two tennis courts.
fax: (705) 657-3472
Hockley Highlands Inn & Conference Centre
793522 3rd Line EHS,
Mono, ON L9W 5X7
Situated on 200 acres of breathtaking scenery in the beautiful Hockley Valley, just east of Orangeville, and only 45 minutes north of Toronto's Pearson International Airport. We offer a unique combination of environment and facilities that are in harmony with one another. Our dedicated conference rooms are designed with the trainer, facilitator and participants in mind. We have everything you need to ensure that your meeting is a success. Enjoy the sights and sounds on over 200 acres within the Niagara Escarpment Ecosystem recognized by UNESCO in 1990 as a world biosphere reserve.
(519) 942-0754 or 1-800-462-5539
Holy Cross Priory
204 High Park Ave.,
Toronto M6P 2S6
If you need a break, a retreat, or need to attend an evening event and have to spend the night, the Priory offers B&B accommodation at reasonable rates. Three meals for retreatants can be arranged. Operated by the Order of the Holy Cross, a monastic Community for men in the Anglican communion. The Priory is located just two blocks from High Park and the High Park subway station, and there is off street parking.
Aurora, L4G 3H3
We are a Centre for Spiritual Growth and Renewal for groups and individuals. Located just 40 minutes north of Toronto on 86 acres of organic land in King Township, we offer exquisite food, 21 cozy bedrooms accommodating up to 45 people, meeting rooms, a large labyrinth, hot tub and sauna, maple woods, cedar bush, gentle animals and walking trails. A warm welcome awaits you.
(The Guelph Centre of Spirituality)
Guelph, N1H 6J9
Loyola House is an internationally known renewal and training centre whose focus derives from Ignatian Spirituality. We specialize in the directed retreat -- anywhere from a weekend to 8 days to the famous 40-day Spiritual Exercises Institute. We also offer a series of training programs for those interested in the ministry of spiritual direction and accompaniment.
Marylake Retreat Centre
Box 550, 13760 Keele St. North,
King City, L7B 1A7
Marylake is an Augustinian retreat house offering weekend retreats for men, women, youth, families and parish groups, and also representatives of various professions. Weekday retreats are organized for youth groups. A spiritual retreat at Marylake helps people to review their lifestyle and develop a more meaningful relationship with God. In quaint, monastic and magnificent country surroundings, all are encouraged to improve their prayer life and discover opportunities for their future. The food is excellent and the atmosphere wonderful. Retreats are arranged from September to July; accommodation is available for up to sixty people. Counselling is available.
For general information about youth services, please contact:
Special enquiries:(905) 833-5368
Mount Alverno Retreat Centre
20704 Heart Lake Road,
Caledon, L0N 1L0
Mount Alverno is located in the picturesque Caledon Hills and situated on 102 acres of rolling hills. Its mission is to be a place where people of all ages might experience the love and peace of Christ in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. The building and grounds are consecrated to God for the purpose of supporting Christian faith through prayer and practice. Mount Alverno Retreat Centre is owned by the Capuchin Franciscans of Central Canada and has been in operation since 1961. Various programs are offered for individuals, youth, adult and parishes. The ministry of spiritual direction is also offered, for those on retreat, or for those wanting to come weekly or monthly. Please call for upcoming programs or to receive our quarterly newsletter.
Muskoka Woods Sports Resort
20 Bamburgh Circle, suite 200,
Scarborough, M1W 3Y5
(mailing: PO Box 130, Rosseau, P0C 1J0)
Muskoka Woods was established in l979 as a residential youth facility and currently hosts conferences, outdoor recreation programs and a residential summer camp. Situated on 1000 acres at the north end of Lake Rosseau, Muskoka Woods is committed to raising up young leaders to create a greater world. In addition to a wide range of recreational activities, the facility offers two large dining rooms, several meeting rooms, a gymnasium and a year-round capacity of 500 beds. On site tours are available by appointment. Summer camps
Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre
1617 Blythe Road,
Mississauga, L5H 2C3
The Centre offers the appropriate physical environment and material resources for teaching, training or organizational planning. Suitable for conferences, seminars or retreats; it also offers its own varied program of workshops and retreats with accommodation for up to 70.
The Salvation Army Jackson's Point Conference Centre
1890 Metro Road North, Box 137,
Jackson's Point, ON L0E 1L0
The Centre is located in a peaceful setting on the shores of Lake Simcoe and is suitable for retreats and conferences of 15-150 people. Early bookings are required for availability.
St. John's Convent
1 Botham Road,
North York, M2N 2J5
Located in the heart of downtown North York, a 15 minute walk from the Sheppard Avenue subway station, our guest programs offer hospitality overnight and by the day to individuals and groups in the context of the life and worship of an Anglican monastic community. Our way of life is a balance of work, rest, prayer and leisure. People come to experience our corporate life of prayer and worship and to deepen their own lives of prayer and Christian commitment. There is single accommodation for up to 18 overnight guests, with 2 double occupancy rooms and meeting facilities for groups of various sizes. The guest wing offers hospitality for individuals, a retreat program, directed retreats, and a scheduled Quiet Saturday program. For further information or application/registration forms, or group bookings please contact Sister Margaret Mary.
Guest wing or Group bookings: (416) 226-2201, ext. 305
Villa St. Joseph Retreat Centre
445 Monk Street,
Cobourg, ON K9A 2S9
Villa St. Joseph Retreat Centre is owned and staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough. This historic building on the shores of Lake Ontario has a long and varied history. The Centre values holistic spirituality inclusive of all peoples and all the earth. It approaches ministry and programs from a feminist, ecological, inter-faith and justice-oriented stance. Our Centre offers a quiet, relaxing environment in which to rest, reflect and be renewed in body and spirit.
Many of the conservation centres in Ontario have accommodations and residences for guests to stay a day or more.
Box 330, Bloomfield ON, K0K 1G0
(south of Belleville)
Retreat Facilities in All Canadian Provinces