Notice: Garage sales are now permitted

  • People must practise physical distancing and stay two meters (six feet) apart
  • If the garage sale is crowded, you should wait until there is enough space to physical distance or return at another time
  • It is the garage sale operators' responsibility to comply with public health recommendations on physical distancing, cleaning and disinfecting and to comply with the Province's Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act regulations.

To report non-compliance complete the online form.

A property owner may have two garage sales annually. One garage sale can last two consecutive days. Homeowners must remove all signs advertising the garage sale, once the sale is completed.

A permit or licence is not required to hold a garage sale or put up a sign.

If you wish to file a complaint about someone holding more than one garage sale or someone not removing garage sale signs, you can submit a zoning service request online at, or call 311.

For more information about the bylaws enforced by Municipal Licensing & Standards, visit the City of Toronto website

Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 480

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