As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, application for lottery licences or permits, event-specific report forms and eligibility documents for new licences and renewals are currently accepted by email or mail only. In-person services are not being provided as City Hall remains closed. For more information, email or call 416-392-7037.

The City issues lottery licences and permits to eligible non-profit organizations.


Information on how to obtain a licence for regular or special Bingo with prizes up to $5,500.


cGaming is the conversion of paper-based bingo halls to cGaming centres that offer a wide variety of modern games with innovative technology and graphics.


The City licences paper-based raffles with prizes up to $50,000, including but not limited to: 50/50, elimination, calendar and catch-the-ace draws.

Break Open Tickets

Licences for legions, hospitals and variety stores that want to sell Break Open Tickets.

Lottery Events at a Bazaar

Licences to hold any combination of lottery events at a bazaar: Raffles not exceeding $50,000, Bingo not exceeding $5,500 and a maximum of three Wheel of Fortune with a maximum $2 bet or Penny Auction Raffles.

Municipal Approval

Permission is required for organizations applying to sell tickets in Toronto for a raffle licensed in another municipality or for a provincial lottery licensed by the AGCO.