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Welcome to The Corleck
A new venue for arts, culture and heritage on Toronto’s waterfront.
Canada Ireland Foundation (CIF) has signed a lease with the City of Toronto to transform an under-utilized and derelict heritage building on Toronto’s waterfront into a vibrant new venue for arts, cultural and heritage programming.
The property, now known as The Corleck Building, was originally The Administrative Building for the Canada Malting Company, whose enormous silos remain next door, overlooking Ireland Park and Billy Bishop Airport.
As of March 2023 the building has gone through two of its three phases of renovation. Our construction managers have completed the concrete pour for the rooftop of the venue’s main event and performance space, after removing the old steel structure and creating a double-height space. With this new ceiling, we can now imagine a performance or exhibit taking place inside, while an event is happening on the sun-drenched patio above.
With most of the inside structural work complete, the cleaning of the outside brick walls has started, bringing back the original colour of this heritage building.
The Corleck Building will present new opportunities for the Irish-Canadian community to explore its deep roots and to engage with the many diverse cultures that enrich the city today.
– Robert G. Kearns, Founder & Chair of the Canada Ireland Foundation
Here is a tour of the heritage building with a before and after on August, 2023
Events at The Corleck
The Corleck will host a broad range of exhibitions, live music, theatre performances and talks when it opens.
In the meantime, view our events happening online and at other exciting venues around Toronto.
The Corleck Campaign
We are grateful to all our donors and supporters.
Special thanks to our visionary donors whose generosity will be recognized in a variety of customized capacities on-site, through our website and media campaigns and with special invitations to events such as our annual Chair’s St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and our ongoing series of lectures and cultural performances.
We welcome the opportunity to express our gratitude through recognition that is personalized and relevant to our community of stakeholders.
Visionaries $ 2,000,000+
Stephen Smith and Diane Blake
City of Toronto
Aidan and Pat Flatley
Founders $ 500,000–$999,999
Government of Ireland
Tyler, Clare and Dylan MacNamara
Corleck Champions $ 250,000–$499,999
Heritage Heroes $ 100,000–$249,999
The Irish Cultural Society
Support The Corleck
The Foundation’s continued growth and success are made possible by supporters like you. To make a contribution to The Corleck Campaign, please reach out to our team.
Visit The Corleck
3 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON
The facility is currently undergoing extensive restoration and rehabilitation. The interior is not open to the public. Steps have been made during the rehabilitation and restoration of The Corleck to ensure the facility, when it opens, will be broadly and easily accessible. The entrance to the main event space will be free of barriers and steps, and an elevator will enable access to all levels. Should you require assistance or information, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.
Canada Ireland Foundation acknowledges that The Corleck sits upon the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and that the region is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.