Emily Carr University of Art+Design

Emily Carr University of Art+Design

Host your next event with us!

Event Types Welcomed

  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats


Our Great Northern Way campus is the first purpose-built art and design education facility in Canada. Situated in East Vancouver on the False Creek Flats, our LEED Gold-certified building features sky-lit atria, galleries and exhibit spaces, and a natural light-filled library and learning commons which offer a stunning backdrop for your event.

We are currently renting the following venues to external clients:

  • Reliance Theatre (capacity 379) + Atrium (capacity 140)
  • Rennie Hall (capacity (80)
  • Main Boardroom (capacity 28)
  • Small Boardroom (capacity 12)
  • Select classrooms on a case-by-case basis
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 379 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 80
  • Largest Theatre Style: 379
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 379
  • Largest Seated Reception: 80
  • Largest Standing Reception: 140

Venue Location + Transportation


520 East 1st Avenue,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 0H2


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Vancouver International Airport - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Vancouver International Airport - 25 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


A two (2) hour consultation with the ECU Technical representative is included in the rental. Any technical consultation beyond the two (2) hours will be billed to the Client at a rate of $50.00 per hour.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: No
  • Pet Friendly: No