As vaccination rates continue to increase and more public events become possible, those City divisions that directly permit large public events in streets, parks, municipal buildings and other City-operated spaces, will clarify the timelines and processes by which they will issue permits and event organizers with questions should contact the permitting division in question directly for the most up-to-date information.

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.