Boynton House Art Exhibition Space

COVID-19 Update: Please note that Boyton House is closed for the remainder of 2020. Visit RichmondHill.ca/RecGuide for current program offerings. 

Boynton House is an art exhibition space in Richmond Hill with four display rooms. These rooms have art hanging systems and track lighting, making them an ideal place to display your work for an art show, host a special occasion or book meetings. Boynton House is located on the grounds of Richmond Green Park at:

1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5

About Boynton House

Boynton House is an historic site under the Ontario Heritage Act and dates back to about 1875. It is an example of the classic Ontario farmhouse. Its unique features include:

  • Gingerbread trim
  • Gothic window with interlacing design
  • Patterned brick exterior
  • Edwardian classic style veranda

Learn more about the history of Boynton House.

How to apply for a permit

Complete a Boynton House Art Exhibition Space Rental Application. Proposals should include community participation in art, culture and heritage activities. Email us your completed application. We will review, approve and arrange final scheduling. We will let you know about the status of your application.

Applicants must use the facilities for the arts. Examples of programming may include:

  • Individual and group art exhibitions or sales
  • Artifact or historic displays
  • Craft shows or sales
  • Cultural heritage displays
  • Outdoor art-in-the garden exhibitions or sales
  • Outdoor receptions to compliment indoor programming

Individual applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Group applicants must choose an individual who is at least 18 years old to take responsibility for the rental and any contracts signed for the event.

Site information

The exhibition space has a number of features including:

  • Track lighting and picture hanging systems in all four rooms
  • Incandescent track lighting and fluorescent lighting in the Program Room
  • Wheelchair access to the Program Room
  • Kitchen with sink and refrigerator
  • Electrical outlets for low voltage appliances
  • One washroom on the main floor (not accessible)
  • Parking at the Richmond Green Sports Complex
  • Outdoor park setting around Boynton House
  • Maximum Program Room capacity of 60 people with chairs only, 48 people with tables and chairs

Room sizes

The Boynton House has the following rooms available:

  • Program Room (30 ft by 15.5 ft)
  • Front West room (14 ft by 14 ft), for displays only
  • Front East room (14 ft by 14 ft), for displays only
  • Back West room (9 ft by 10 ft), for displays only

Furniture

You can request stackable chairs and collapsible tables when you book your event. Art Grids are also available for rent.

Receptions

Your event can also include a reception. Special Occasion Permits are not available at the Boynton House and surrounding grounds, and alcohol is not permitted on site.  The Municipal Alcohol Policy outlines the details. 

Security and insurance

The Facility Operator will unlock and lock the doors of the Boynton House according to the times on your permit. You must provide proof of liability insurance and we highly recommend that you also get insurance for artwork, artifacts and any objects of value for the time that they will displayed on Richmond Hill property.

Permit holders are expected to follow Richmond Hill's Terms and Conditions of Use for the facility. They must also follow the mandatory Health and Safety and Richmond Hill By-law requirements.

Hours of operation

Shows and events can only run between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. unless you get special approval for alternate hours on your permit.

View a map of the Richmond Green Park area.

Email the Arts Supervisor for more information or call 905-787-1441, ext. 222.