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Bridges Event Space

Bridges at McMaster, managed by MSU Clubs, stands as a beacon of inclusivity and community on campus. Established in 2005, originally as Bridges Cafe, it has transformed from a cafe into a dynamic social and event hub. Located on the west side of McMaster University’s campus, just a few steps away from the GO Bus station, adjacent to Wallingford Hall, and beneath the Phoenix Restaurant, Bridges is in the perfect location!

Bridges is not just a space; it’s a prime spot for promoting your MSU Club/Service and/or faculty society. With its central goal of fostering diversity and inclusion, Bridges particularly emphasizes supporting social, religious, and cultural clubs within the MSU community.

This venue is ideal for hosting club events, study nights, and rich conversations! Bridges offers ample open space, seating, and a major advantage: it’s free to book for all MSU clubs! To discover more about this vibrant space and to view photos, follow us on Instagram at @msubridges; and for any questions, email:

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  • Safe space
  • Clean up after yourselves
  • Put all furniture back where you found it
  • No food or beverage if not approved
  • Event Capacity: 150 attendees maximum
  • AV equipment only available for events if informed within booking request. AV equipment includes: TWO wireless microphones with mic stands, and an AUX cable to connect devices (laptops or phones to speakers)
  • Events that require an admission fee to enter the space will not be approved. Voluntary donations for charitable events are permitted.
  • The booking can be up to 4 hours including set-up and take-down. Note that you are not permitted to set-up before your booking start time. The space must be cleaned, furniture returned to their original positions, and vacated no later than 10:45pm.
  • Event Booking Request Hours:
    • Monday: 3:30pm- 10:30pm
    • Wednesday- Friday: 3:30pm -10:30pm
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