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.
Lottery licence fee payments can now be made online once you have received your invoice number. Payments can also be submitted by cheque. Please make cheques payable to the Treasurer, City of Toronto. For more information, email email@example.com or call 416-392-7037.
Bingo licences may be issued for a prize value of up to $5,500 for:
Bingo games with a prize board over $5,500 are licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
Please review eligibility and application instructions below.
Your organization may be eligible if it:
If you have not been issued a licence to conduct any type of lottery in Toronto in the past two years you are a New Applicant and must complete an eligibility review in Step 1 and then proceed to Step 2 once you have received approval.
If you have received a licence for any type of lottery within the last two years, you are a Returning Applicant please go to Step 2.
There is a two-step process for applying for Special Bingo in a non-commercial / public venue. Applicants must submit to Gaming Services:
Gaming Services will review your application and notify you in writing of your organization’s eligibility to conduct a lottery.
An eligibility review takes up to 30 business days to complete. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
Once approved you may move to Step 2.
Review the Regular and Special Bingo Licence Terms and Conditions, and submit to Gaming Services:
Gaming Services will process your application and issue your licence within 15 business days. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
Payments can be made online once you have received your invoice number. Payments can also be submitted by cheque. Please make cheques payable to the Treasurer, City of Toronto. See contact information for mailing address.