Updated April 9, 2021 – As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, Registry Services counters at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall and the North York, Etobicoke and Scarborough Civic Centres are closed for walk-in services. Marriage licences will only be issued by appointment only (see below for further information).
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Please Note: This appointment is to obtain your marriage licence only. You must arrange for a separate marriage ceremony to get married.
Each person applying for the marriage licence must provide 2 pieces of acceptable government issued identification (ID) from the list below:
Bring ALL of the following to your appointment:
As part of the City’s COVID-19 response please read before coming to your appointment.
The City is issuing marriage licences from the North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
You must submit official proof of the divorce when you apply for a marriage licence. This can be the original or a court-certified copy of a:
All documents will be returned. A certified copy of either of the above divorce documents may be obtained from the court office that granted the divorce.
A divorce certificate for a divorce granted in Toronto can be obtained at the Superior Court of Justice, 361 University Avenue. For business hours call 416-326-4230.
If you do not know where your divorce was granted you can contact the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings or 1-613-957-4519.
If you were divorced outside of Canada, you will need to provide certain documents to prove that you are no longer married. The Office of the Registrar General for the province of Ontario needs to validate these documents and provide authorization in order for you to get a marriage licence.
Once you have received your Foreign Divorce Authorization from the Office of the Registrar General you can apply for a marriage licence.
For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar General Marriage Office at 1-800-461-2156 (toll-free) or visit Service Ontario.
The Province of Ontario has granted Royal Assent to legislation allowing for the extension of some marriage licences impacted by the three different States of Emergency.
|Licence Issue Date||Extended||Marriage Licence Valid Until|
|December 1, 2019 to July 24, 2020||Yes||July 24, 2022|
|July 25, 2020 to September 30, 2020||No||3 months after the date of issue|
|October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020||Yes||February 10, 2023|
|January 1, 2021 to Present||Yes||24 months after the end of the current provincial state
of emergency (date to be determined)
For more information visit Service Ontario or call 416-325-8305 or 1-800-267-8097.
Demand for appointments is high and spots fill up quickly. If you cannot find an appointment to obtain your licence in time for your wedding please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.