Marc and Noel purchased an underdeveloped church/community centre now known affectionately as “The Castle”. After soothing the way with sushi, Noel was able to get everyone out to see the building after lunch and share his vision. That vision became even more clear once everyone saw the space – and with their input, The Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex was conceived in June of 2016. Our official hashtag is: #NotAChurchAnymore
We have sold out countless shows, raised over $9000 dollars and more than 7316 pounds of food, 7813 items of clothing (as of June, 2019) for COPE, brought The Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s Walk-A-Thon to Fort Erie and fed 320+ food bank recipients a holiday dinner!
Looking to rent a beautiful, functional and affordable event space? From small birthday parties to big bashes, weddings, banquets and business functions, our 15,000 square foot complex has unique spaces available for virtually any event, meeting or occasion! Read more here.
The Bell Tower has received many awards for their charity work, including Silver Medal for “Best Live Venue” and Bronze for the “Business That Gives Back”, as voted by the CHCH-TV viewers.
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Offensive, oppressive and uninvited behaviour will not be tolerated. However, to encourage self re-educating on topics, we maintain the right to deal with each infringement case as we see fit, and give no warnings…Trigger Warnings may be requested at any time, from anyone.
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What Does This Mean?
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