Toronto is host to thousands of events and festivals every year that contribute to the vitality of the city. From local block parties to international championships, events and festivals engage communities, bring visitors to Toronto, and are all unique.

Planning an event or festival on public property requires information from and collaboration with several City divisions, and resources are available to assist event producers during the planning process. Explore the pages below for more details.

Guidance for Planning Events in Toronto

Browse a list of topics related to planning a event in Toronto including how to apply for routine permits, contacts for City divisions and agencies, and best practices for event organizers.

Sites & Locations

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

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.