Bayfield Town Hall
Bayfield Town Hall has a long history and, thanks to energetic local residents, has once again become a vital place for community and cultural events.
The hall was built in 1882, then moved to its present location on Clan Gregor Square in 1920. It was the seat of village government from that date until 1927 and again from 1965 to 1984. When the village was disincorporated, the hall was used for community events. In 1989, a committee was formed to restore the Town Hall, which by then had fallen into disrepair. Many of the residents of Bayfield had fond memories of the Town Hall as the centre of village life and were reluctant to see it disappear. The committee, then known as “The Friends of the Town Hall” re-energized community interest in the building and after several years of volunteer work, fundraising events, private donations and grants, sufficient monies were raised to restore and maintain this historic building as a meeting and performance venue for the village. The restoration maintained the integrity of the original structure, including keeping the former village jail which still remains, uninhabited, in the basement.
Today, the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society, a non-profit corporation, is in charge of the building’s upkeep.
To learn more about the hall or to check out the coming events, visit www.bayfieldtownhall.com
Bayfield Concert Series is an organization dedicated to bringing marquee artists to this intimate venue. Although sidelined by the pandemic, the first concert back in the venue is scheduled for Dec. 3. An Evening with Hayden promises to be the perfect segue back to the series, long prized by music lovers from throughout the county and beyond. To keep up with upcoming concerts, follow Bayfield Concert Series on Facebook. 11 The Square, Bayfield.