Individuals, partnerships or corporations.
Please review the application requirements and complete any required forms.
At the time of application for a new permit or renewal of an existing permit, operators will be given colour-coded sticker to indicate if the box is operated by a charitable/not-for-profit organization or a for-profit business.
Applicants must provide the municipal address(es) of the site where the clothing drop box(es) will be located.
A detailed site plan or survey, identifying the location of the clothing drop box on the premises, must be provided. Site plans should include:
A 250 metre separation is required if a third box is being added to the location.
Applicant must submit the following:
Municipal Licensing and Standards may contact the Property Owner/Manager to verify consent.
Applicants must provide a signed statement from a third-party professional engineer stating that the engineer has reviewed the design of your box, considered the potential safety risks and determined that the box appropriately mitigates potential injury. If you are using more than one type of box, you will need to provide a signed statement for each design.
Applicants must provide proof of $2,000,000 in Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance. The completed Certificate of Insurance must be signed and stamped by the insurer. The Certificate must be sent by email to MLSroadallowance@toronto.ca directly from the Insurance Representative.
Applicant must sign a declaration that the owner has not been convicted more than three times for violations under the Clothing Drop Box Bylaw.
Applicants will also be required to sign a declaration that authorizes the City to remove any drop box that contravenes the Clothing Drop Boxes Bylaw and to dispose of the box and content immediately.
The Licence and Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre is closed due to COVID-19. Businesses requiring licences and/or permits from the City of Toronto can apply via a new online application portal.
Licence application and renewal fees must be paid online. Please have all required documents ready to upload before starting the application, as it requires 10-15 minutes to complete and cannot be saved.
If you have already submitted an application you may upload additional documents using your upload token.
Location permits for each box: $115.79
ML&S shall deny an application for, or a renewal, for all businesses required to be licenced under this chapter that has:
Despite these screening criteria, if a licence has been previously issued or renewed and the applicant’s or licensee’s record discloses no new breach of the screening criteria, the licence may be issued or renewed without the matter being referred to the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.
These screening criteria do not apply to any offence for which a licensee or applicant has been granted a criminal record suspension (i.e. a pardon) by the Parole Board of Canada.
Councillors will be notified of all new permit requests.
If a clothing box does not have an easily visible permit sticker:
Clothing drop boxes placed on the City’s right-of-way (streets, boulevards, sidewalks) will be removed immediately.
The City can revoke a permit if the owner/operator has unpaid fines. The City also has the authority to remove any box that contravenes the Clothing Drop Boxes Bylaw and dispose of the box and content immediately.
Permits expire annually on the anniversary of the date that they are issued.
A renewal notice, identifying any documents required to renew the permits, will be mailed to the address on file.
Permit holders must continue to provide proof of $2,000,000 in Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance. The completed Certificate of Insurance must be signed and stamped by the insurer. The Certificate must be sent by email to MLSroadallowance@toronto.ca directly from the Insurance Representative.
If you fail to renew your permits according to the bylaw, they will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.
$115.79 for a location permit for each box.
Applicants will be required to do the following at the time of permit renewal: