The City manages thousands of publication box licenses on city streets. Within this program, publishers apply for permits and install and maintain publication boxes within the public right-of-way.

The program is integrated into the Street Furniture Program by organizing boxes into corrals or dispensing kiosks installed by Astral Media. City Council has adopted a staff recommendation that all permitted publication boxes be in corrals or kiosks by the end of 2020.

Installation and maintenance of publication boxes are the responsibility of publishers. The City actively enforces publication boxes to ensure they are being maintained according to City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743. If a box has been vandalized or is not in a state of good repair, contact the publisher or 311.

Description Application Fee Annual Fee Annual Fee
Publication Dispensing Boxes $100.54 + HST $39.52 + HST per box per location (for the 1st 100 boxes) $157.92 + HST (for each additional box after 100 boxes)