Titled after Cornelius Vanderbilt's longstanding legacy as both a New York entrepreneur and railway powerhouse of the 1800s, The Commodore Room pays tribute to the rail road crossings rooted in the heart of our historic neighbourhood. Encompassing the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives within our walls and the tracks that frame our cowork, meeting and event space - The Commodore Room features an adaptable format for parties up to 25.
Along the exposed brick walls, three large, west-facing windows infuse room with an abundance of natural light, establishing a bright and polished setting. Cast iron tables are among the original furnishings, and convertible concrete tables can be brought in for larger events and set up in pods for educational functions.
Quiet and tucked away towards the back of our space, this room offers the appeal of a private alcove for your meeting, workshop, or private event. Both our largest traditional meeting space and most intimate event venue, the furnishings within The Commodore Room can be rearranged to offer a completely unique experience for you and your guests.
The Commodore Room is available M-F during our regular office hours (8am-5pm), and can also be reserved for evening and weekend bookings.
The Commodore Room acts as an intimate venue for small social gatherings, private yoga classes, pop up shops and dinner parties. It is an ideal private space for photo and video shoots.
Depending on the room layout and furnishing configuration, The Commodore Room can accommodate a traditional board table of 8 to a cozy theatre-style of 25.
The Commodore Room is rented by the hour at a rate of $125 for bookings during our operating hours (M-F, 8am-5pm). With every booking, you'll receive peace of mind by knowing an event or meeting attendant will be on-site to ensure your time in the space is nothing less than exceptional.
To deliver the same seamless experience for after hour bookings (evenings and weekends), an extended hour rate will apply.
Please note that for its sought-after appeal, we require a minimum reservation of 4 hours for bookings in The Commodore Room.
For further details, contact us for a tour to see the space in person!
We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits in Calgary. We may be open to reducing our booking costs or making an in-kind donation of our space with organizations who have a similar vision and philosophy in orchestrating events for the arts and small business communities. Please contact our event curator to explore this option further.
All of our venue rentals include a venue coordinator who will answer your questions and walk you through the details such as contracts, expectations and procedures as well as an event attendant who will be onsite for the entirety of your affair.
Other services include, but are not limited to:
Please indicate on our event request form what services you might be interested in and we'd be happy to discuss them with you during our initial meeting.
Ideal for both strategic meetings, meet and greets, or more intimate social gatherings, we can reconfigure furnishings in this versatile room for whichever format most suits your fancy.
A 70" monitor, wireless internet, Apple TV and coffee & tea service are among the amenities provided. Other features include a kitchen only steps away with gourmet drip coffee and a large prep area, as well as two gender neutral bathrooms.
380 sq. ft.
Nearby kitchen featuring fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Private prep area
2 gender-neutral washrooms
Traditional Boardroom up to 16 people
Seated Dinner Service up to 16 people
Theatre Style 20-25 people
Classroom/workshop 15-20 people
Whiteboard markers and erasers
70" monitor with HDMI connectivity
Wireless broadband internet
Logitech Presentation Pointer
These services come at an additional charge to be determined at booking
Tech set up
Onsite tech person for the duration of your event
Computer for use with projector
Design services (invitations, websites, logos etc.)
8-24 Clear acrylic 'chairs' (depending on the size of your event or meeting)
2 cast iron black tables (6 ft x 3ft each)
Round ivory tables can be added depending on the format of your meeting or event
1 industry coffee machine
1 hot water tower
How to Find Us:
The Commodore Room is accessible from the 11 Street entrance to The Ramsay Design Centre. Enter the North or South Parking lot and come around to the front side of the building where the entrance to The Commodore Room is located.
During the evenings and weekends we have complimentary parking in both our North and South parking lots. Daytime parking is a wee bit more limited in these lots, but there is free parking within the surrounding community.
Using Car2Go is a great option as you can park in permit-only areas as well as regular street parking.
We are situated near many bike paths and the Elbow River. Store your bike at the bicycle-rack outside (shown on map).
There are approximately 5 bus stops within a 5 minute walking distance of The Commons.
The nearest C-Train station is Erlton/Stampede, which is approximately a 20 minute walk to and from The Commons.
1902 11 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 3G2
The Commons is located in the community of Ramsay in the iconic Ramsay Design Centre, a pleasant walk from Calgary's historic Inglewood community. Originally built in 1919 by Western Steel, it has subsequently been host to numerous other industrial and business operations, including supplying ammunitions during WWII. Today it is the choice space for a selection of creative and stylish enterprises including: Avenue Magazine, RedPoint Media and Barre Body Studio.