Situated in scenic Lamoureux Park along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Cornwall Civic Complex is a highly versatile and modern facility. The heart of the Complex is the Ed Lumley Arena, a modern ice rink that boasts state of the art rink boards, seating for up to 5800 people and a versatile sound and light infrastructure. The Civic Complex can accommodate a variety of events from championship hockey, professional ice skating, weddings, conventions and top entertainment acts such as Nickelback, Alice Cooper and Blue Rodeo.

The Civic Complex is home to...

  • Economic Development, Building & By-law, Planning, and Finance departments, which are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The box office, which can be reached at 613-938-9400. You can also buy tickets for special events using TicketPro.
  • A walking and jogging track (open to the public Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 pm. The track is closed during paid events — such as during Cornwall Colts games. Please note that on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, the track is only accessible through the Aquatic Centre.)
  • The Cornwall Colts, part of the Central Junior "A" Hockey League. Check out their schedule.
  • Free wifi and access to washrooms

In 2024, Civic Complex offices will be closed on...

  • Monday, February 19
  • Friday, March 29
  • Monday, April 1
  • Monday, May 20
  • Monday, July 1
  • Monday, August 5
  • Monday, September 2
  • Monday, September 30
  • Monday, October 7
  • Monday November 11
  • Tuesday December 24 Closed at noon
  • Wednesday December 25
  • Thursday December 26
 Convention Services

The Cornwall Civic Complex and Convention Centre is one of the largestConcert taking place in Ed Lumley Arena

and most versatile facilities in Eastern Ontario. Combining a conference site with a 5800 seat arena, the Centre has hosted conventions for up to 5000 delegates. Located in the lush green expanse of Lamoureux Park, it has become the preferred site for organizations throughout Canada.

Watchtower and the Ontario Cheerleading Federation have all named our Convention Centre as their host site. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and major sporting events in hockey such as the World Junior Exhibition Game and Hockey Canada have all given the Cornwall Convention Centre top billing. Spectacles have featured Canada's own Nickelback, Great Big Sea, Paw Patrol Live Shows, along with stars like Blue Rodeo. Home and Trade Shows attract thousands of visitors each year and when the circus comes to town, it delights kids from 8 to 88.

Cheerleading competition in Civic Complex


Whether you are planning a large event, or a small private meeting, our Facility Rental Co-ordinator has the experience and information to help you plan your event to the last detail. 

Planning a Meeting or Event

The Civic Complex has hosted many of Eastern Ontario's most exciting and memorable events. Whether your function is a small business meeting or a major entertainment event, you will want to check in with our Facilities Rental Co-ordinator to plan your event.

Understanding Your Needs
In order to properly prepare for your event, we need to understand your needs.

Be prepared to provide as many details about your event as possible, such as:

  • is the event a private or public function?
  • how many people are expected to attend?
  • what kind of set-up do you require? 
  • will refreshment/food services be required?
  • do you need access to the facility to prepare?
  • do you need additional services/personnel?

Planning Access to the Facility
If you need special access to the Complex before and after your event (perhaps to decorate or move equipment in), we will need to know in advance.

Typically for large events requiring extensive set up, extra accommodations need 
to be made so that there is a sufficient overlap between clients.

Requesting Additional Services and Personnel
There are several different services and personnel that may be required to assist with your event, and in some cases, our rules and regulations require it. These additional services can include:

  • food services
  • security personnel
  • maintenance personnel
  • box office support
  • specialized electrical/mechanical support

If you would like more information about holding an event at the Civic Complex, please call:

Facilities Rental Co-ordinator
(613) 930-2787 ext. 2543


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 Advertising Opportunities 
Ads above front doors of Civic Complex

Advertising Opportunities are available at the Cornwall Civic Complex & Convention Centre for companies to market their good and services.

There are opportunities to fit every budget, from small poster sized ads to the sponsorship of an entire dressing room.  Have you considered putting your web site address on a wall, or perhaps in one of the dressing rooms?
 Not only will these opportunities provide a means of reaching a diverse, yet defined market, but participating companies will also build community goodwill. The sale of these advertising opportunities will be used to offset the costs of providing much needed recreational programming.

Don't delay!  With only a limited number of opportunities available, it is expected that all programs will be sold out quickly.  To ensure that your firm has a strong presence in this growing medium, contact Facilities Rental Coordinator at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2543 to reserve your spot.

Price List (excluding artwork & materials)

  • Backlit Advertising - Front Doors/Main Entrance (3.5 W x 5H): $700/year + HST

Opportunities are also available at the Benson Centre. Call the Facility Rental Coordinator today for an Advertising Package!

Patrons are asked to keep Cornwall Civic Complex Policies in mind while attending special events and hockey games at the Civic Complex.

Alcohol: Our goal is to ensure a safe and fun environment where alcohol service and consumption is managed responsibly. At the City's request and for spectator safety, all alcohol will be poured into plastic cups. Please note, patrons will not be allowed to bring in any container (including cans) or plastic bottle regardless of size, in the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Cornwall Civic Complex
100 Water Street East
Cornwall, ON
K6H 6G4
Main office: 613-938-9400

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Janice Robinson
Facilities Rental Coordinator
100 Water Street East, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2543
F.: 613-938-7750
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