Oak Ridges Moraine
Purple Woods Conservation Area and Heritage Hall sit on top of the Oak Ridges Moraine, a unique landscape feature resulting from melting glaciers that retreated to the north and south about 10,000 years ago. What was left behind was a spoil of sands, gravels and boulders that form the headwaters of 65 river systems across the Greater Toronto Area. This property provides an important ecological connection to natural areas east and west as well as north to Lake Scugog and south to Lake Ontario. Here in Oshawa, the Oak Ridges Moraine is squeezed into a narrow band, making our efforts to protect existing forest cover and add to it through our watershed management, land acquisition and education and stewardship programs, a high priority.
The Purple Woods Heritage Hall located at the Purple Woods Conservation Area in Oshawa, is an initiative to create a natural areas meeting place to embrace the environment in a location accessible to the surrounding community. Purchased by Central Lake Ontario Conservation between 1975 & 1977, this 41 acre site is home to a large 150 year old sugar maple beech hardwood forest. During the month of March the Central Lake Ontario Conservation host their annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival.
2018 RATES (Available May to end of October)
$750/day - Monday to Friday (HST inc.)
$1,000/day - Saturday, Sunday
Heritage Hall is built from recycled wood to echo the spirit of an historical Ontario barn and celebrate our rural roots. This building is intended to broaden our education and community programming opportunities for urban and rural clients. Events must have an environmental, recreational or outdoor appreciation purpose.
Fun Runs and Hikes
Local Food Dinners
Cultural Heritage Celebrations
Please note, Heritage Hall is not zoned for social events like weddings, showers, anniversaries or graduations.
Online Reservation Request Form
Heritage Hall provides seating for up to 236 people (141 with a liquor permit) a fully equipped state of the art Dine Safe kitchen and the following amenities:
|Accessible building & trails
||Free Parking for 240 cars
With views from atop of the Moraine, across productive farmland, Lake Ontario north and south shorelines, the site could not be more picturesque and ideal for your next event. If you have an interest in booking the facility from April to October please contact us for rates and rental permit and insurance requirements.