The City licenses lottery events at a bazaar where any combination of the following are held:

  • Raffle with prizes up to $50,000
  • Bingo with prizes up to $5,500
  • A maximum three Wheel of Fortune with a maximum $2 bet
  • Penny auction raffle

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 will be accepted by cheque only. Please make cheques payable to the Treasurer, City of Toronto. For more information, email lotterylicences@toronto.ca or call 416-392-7037.

Eligibility

Your organization may be eligible if it:

  • Has been in existence and has provided charitable community services consistent with the goals and activities of the organization for at least one year in Toronto
  • Proposes to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit Toronto and its residents
  • Assumes full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event

An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.

How to Apply

Your organization is a New Applicant if it has not been licenced for any type of lottery event in the past two years.

New Applicants must submit to Gaming Services:

Gaming Services will review your application and within 30 days will notify you in writing of your organization’s eligibility to conduct a lottery.

Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

Once you have received Eligibility approval:

Submit to Gaming Services:

  • A completed Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar with supporting documentation along with the completed Lottery Events at a Bazaar Application Instructions
  • A lottery licensing fee for applicable lotteries
    • Raffle up to $50,000 – 3% of total prizes
    • Bingo up to $5,500 – 3% of total prizes
    • Wheel of Fortune – $10 per wheel per day, maximum 3 wheels

Gaming Services will process and issue your licence within 15 business days. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

Returning Applicants should:

Once completed returning applicants should submit to Gaming Services:

  • A completed Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar with supporting documentation along with the completed Lottery Events at a Bazaar Application Instructions
  • A lottery licensing fee for applicable lotteries:
    • Raffle up to $50,000 – 3% of total prizes
    • Bingo up to $5,500 – 3% of total prizes
    • Wheel of Fortune – $10 per wheel per day, maximum 3 wheels

Gaming Services will process and issue your licence within 15 business days. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.