Recreation and leisure activities are the glue that holds rural people and community together. At The Meeting Place, this encompasses fitness, sports, music, gardening and art. 


Community Gym 

Our free Community Gym is equipped with an treadmill, bike, elliptical and bowflex machine. We have an array of free weights, skipping ropes and a scale incase you’re tracking your weight. 

Adults can join a roster of participants who access the equipment/ use portable exercise equipment. No fee or registration is required but participants must complete an orientation session and sign a waiver. 

The gym is open Tuesday 10am-1pm and Wednesday-Friday 10am-3pm. Drop by and check it out! The gym is open all year round and guided classes are available seasonally.

Call our Gym Coordinator Chantal (519-377-9588) for more details or if you would like support creating an individualized fitness plan. 


Open Mic 

Open Mic brings together all ages of local musicians and other performers in a spontaneous musical evening for community enjoyment; snacks and refreshments are part of the experience. Volunteer hosts set up a stage area with full sound equipment and offer technical support. 

First Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm, October to April. All ages are welcome to play or enjoy. Admission by donation to The Meeting Place.

Community Garden

Community Gardens support local food sustainability, provide gardening space for those who do not have it, and create a platform for teaching and connecting to the earth with local youth. The gardens use organic gardening methods with heirloom seeds. The Meeting Place Community Gardens group is part of a local network of gardens including St. Edmund’s Pubic School ‘Roots and Fruits’ garden and the Primary Place Day Care ‘Lets Grow’ garden.

Garden plots may be available so check each spring, inquire at The Meeting Place if you’re interested. 

Tobermory Community Park

Tobermory Community Park is one of the most unique recreation initiatives on the Peninsula. It’s a grass roots project and volunteer build of an accessible community park; co-locating a skatepark, community gardens, outdoor fitness equipment, trails and an off-leash dog park. The project was facilitated by The Meeting Place with The Municipality of Northern Bruce as an important collaborative partner.

The park is now fully open for community and visitor use. Please read information signage and respect the few rules posted.