To stop the spread of COVID-19, all City-led and City-permitted major festivals and events are cancelled through September 6. This includes festivals and other large in-person gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City or other public locations, such as roads, parks and civic squares.

Annually the City of Toronto hosts thousands of events that contribute to the vitality of our city.  From local block parties to international championships that engage communities and bring visitors to Toronto, all events are unique.

The key to a successful event is preparation! To assist those planning events on public property, these pages list resources, tips and tools, event-related permit and service information, and links to sites and venues.

Event organizers are encouraged to contact the relevant permitting bodies at the City or Toronto Police Service officers/liaisons they have been working with. Alternatively, event organizers can contact the City at

Permit & Application Contacts

Tips for event producers, required applications, event information and more.

Sites & Locations

Information on booking civic centres, public squares, cultural spaces and parks

Quick Permit, Fee & Timeline Chart

A chart with details for several City divisions.

Event Criteria, Definitions & Examples

Event categories defined with examples.

Bidding & Hosting Strategy

City of Toronto Bidding and Hosting Strategy for Significant Special Events.

Toronto Significant Event Investment Program (TSEIP)

Grant information and guidelines for significant one-time special events hosted in Toronto.