Formerly the York Point School, the York Point Community Centre has been a landmark in its community for more than 150 years.
Built at the MacEwen Road on property donated by Hugh MacEwen sometime between 1852 and 1863. The school was moved across the road to its current location in 1953 and a front entrance porch was added. Further renovations to the school were carried out between 1880 – 1890.
This one-room school was supported, like many other rural schools, by the local Women’s Institute group, who raised funds for improvements and renovations, including painting and chalk boards.
In 2014, the York Point Historical Society assumed ownership of the building and rehabilitation work, sympathetic to the heritage character of the former school, was undertaken to stabilize and refit the building for many more years of service as a community centre.
It is 616 sq ft and can hold a maximum of 50 ppl and is wheelchair accessible. It’s bright interior features pine boards a portable stage with built in sound and projection, free parking, seating and tables for 50 capacity and a kitchenette with mini-fridge, 2 coffee urns and road sign for promotion of your event.
The York Point Community Centre is owned and operated by the York Point Historical Society, a non for profit group that was incorporated in 2014 in order to rescue a heritage building from demolition. It is used for many events from fitness classes to meetings, and birthday parties to ceilidhs.
We would welcome the opportunity to host your next meeting!
Phil Pater, President
York Point Historical Society