For 2022 bookings and all other inquiries regarding Nathan Phillips Square, please contact Shalini Srivastava.

Event Applications

Due to COVID-19, the City of Toronto has changed the permitting process for Nathan Phillips Square (NPS).

We are accepting NPS 2022 Special Events applications for review and potential space holds should COVID-19 public health measures change. Given the impact that large events have on resources and scheduling, we will not be able to accommodate the rescheduling of events if your event date hold is subject to extended provincial gathering restrictions.

The submission of your application does not constitute as an endorsement, approval or confirmation that your preferred date will be accepted and that a permit will be issued.

Please be advised that if your application is accepted and an event permit is issued, third-party permit holders and organizers are required to comply with all applicable legislation, orders or directives issued by the Province of Ontario or public health officials, including the provincial regulations issued under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.

In addition, all third-party event organizers must comply with local public health guidance on COVID-19, including but not limited to COVID-19 Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings issued by Toronto Public Health, and follow the Nathan Phillips Square Re-opening Guidelines.

The issuing of permits will be conditional on adherence to restrictions that remain in place.

Submission deadline for applications is November 5, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Submit Your Application


Applicants requesting permission to use Nathan Phillips Square to hold an event are required to meet all of the following criteria to have their application considered:

  1. Be a registered non-profit or charitable organization.
  2. Provide a service or benefit to residents of the city of Toronto.
  3. Have the event open to the general public and free of charge.
  4. Meet the requirements of the City of Toronto’s¬†Human Rights and Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy, Hate Activity Policy, Save and Hold Harmless Clause, and Consent to Release Personal Information.

Event Organizer’s Manual

The Nathan Phillips Square Event Manual contains an overview of the above steps and guidelines/regulations that applicants need to consider when planning an event.