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Maitland Education & Recreation Centre (MERC)

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maitland recreation and education centreAddress:
120 East McLean Boulevard
Maitland, ON

(613) 499-9511 (leave a message)
Email: maitlandhall@gmail.com

Website: www.maitlandhall.ca
Email: maitlandhall@gmail.com
Facebook: Maitland Education Recreation Centre

Township Contact: 
Kathleen Cole
Parks, Recreation & Facilities Manager
(613) 925-4231 ext. 302






MERC Hall, as it’s more commonly known, was built in 1987 and is a not-for-profit facility that is run by a committee of volunteers – the Maitland Education Recreation Corporation.  This committee, established in 1964, strives to provide education, recreational and community programs at MERC for all ages.  These programs include soccer (for kids), baseball (for adults), senior luncheons, senior exercise classes, an outdoor skating rink and ski/snowshoe/walking trails.  MERC also awards an annual bursary for local graduation high school students.

A popular wedding venue, MERC is open for the public to rent for various occasions/events.  It comes equipped with a kitchen, washrooms, stage, tables and chairs, a microphone and speaker and it is a fully accessible building.

room with plain tables and chairs
One of the many simple room configurations possible at MERC

Also available to rent are:

  • Head table riser
  • Backdrop (with lights)
  • White table linens
  • Set up
  • Basic cleaning service
  • Licensed bar with servers*

Note: You may NOT bring your own alcohol into the hall.

For booking information and prices, please visit their website.

Hall Capacity (without a dance floor):

room with tables decorated with yellow tableclothes and set with white dishes, chairs around the tables with white covers, a head table with a backdrop hanging behind with lights
One party configuration possible at MERC

Non-Fixed Seats = 293
Non-Fixed Seats & Tables = 231
Dining, Alcoholic Beverages & Cafeteria Space = 200

Hall Capacity (with a dance floor):
Non-Fixed Seats & Tables = 171
Dining, Alcoholic Beverages & Cafeteria Space = 147




Baseball diamond with bleachers and lights
Baseball diamond with bleachers and lights
MERC playground equipment
MERC’s playground which received an update in the summer of 2023.
Outdoor spring-fed rink with lights
Outdoor spring-fed rink with lights for night skating







disc golf course sign
Disc Golf Course


Maitland Trails

map of the Maitland Trails circa 2022

Located in behind MERC are several relatively flat cross-country skiing/snow shoeing trails thanks to the generosity of several landowners.  There are different trails of various lengths so users can enjoy the experience by making it as long or short as they wish.  These trails feature a rest shelter, an outhouse and directional signage.


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