Welcome to Collab Cabanas

For those working on campus, bring your next meeting outside! Now available for reservations, Collab Cabanas provides McMaster faculty and staff a shaded and secure patio space to work together. Spend up to six hours collaborating together under a shady gazebo outfitted with an outdoor dining table, six chairs and of course, campus wifi.

Collab Cabanas are available July to October 2021 and located on the patio of East Meets West Bistro (located in the Mary E. Keyes Residence building – Google map link).

In support of the campus community, Collab Cabanas is operating under a cost-recovery model and are now available to reserve at an introductory rate of $19.95 per meeting time slot for reservations scheduled up until July 31, 2021. The regular price of $39.95 will be in place for bookings from August 1, 2021 until October 31, 2021.

two people working at a table outdoors

Reservation Time Slots

Monday to Friday: 

  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  
  • 1 p.m – 7 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Max booking duration is 6 hours. You can request up to 4 repeat bookings in a single form. For additional requests, please complete the form again.

Important Information 

  • Available to McMaster faculty and staff; no external, affiliate, or student groups. 
  • Maximum capacity 6 people per Collab Cabana. 
  • Guests are expected to dispose of waste in receptacles provided and leave the area tidy and chairs locked via aircraft cable before departure.  
  • Please note that outdoor spaces are shared, so there is potential for noise transfer from other groups and guests and vehicular/foot traffic in the area. 
  • User is responsible for damages and extra cleaning costs where necessary. 
  • Must adhere to all McMaster Policies, Procedures and Public Health Guidelines. 

Request Your Reservation 

To reserve your Collab Cabana, please complete the request form below. Please note, all requests are subject to availability and are not confirmed until you receive an email from McMaster Conference & Event Services (CES). Please allow a minimum of 1 business day business to process a request. 

Introductory rate of $19.95 per meeting time slot for reservations made for before July 31, 2021. As of August 1st, Collab Cabana rentals will be offered at $39.95 per time slot.

Request your reservation

Following each group, our custodial staff will clean the area with an industrial-grade disinfectant in addition to our daily electrostatic spray cleaning, waste collection, and sweeping.

Please provide us with two business days for cancellations. Late cancellations will be charged $50 via your chartfield account.

In the event of inclement weather, it is understood that another date can be requested and is subject to availability. 

Located inside the Mary E. Keyes residence building

Unfortunately, the patio is not fully accessible but can be navigated with assistance. Please note that there is no power door operator to get to the patio from inside East Meets West Bistro or at the patio gates. The gate swings outward and is designed to snap back to latch automatically. This may not be easy for someone who uses a wheelchair to operate without assistance. The gate is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair and there are no other barriers to entry.

Full terms and conditions are availble at this link: https://hotel.mcmaster.ca/collab-cabanas-tc/