For 2021 bookings and all other inquiries regarding Nathan Phillips Square, please contact Shalini Srivastava.

2021 Event Applications

Nathan Phillips Square is now accepting event permit applications for 2021 for annual event date(s) for review and potential space holds should pandemic circumstances change and allow events to take place. The acceptance of submissions for review by the City of Toronto does not constitute as an endorsement, approval or confirmation that the event will be able to take place. The issuing of Nathan Phillips Square event permit will be conditional on adherence to Provincial orders and or Municipal Public Health restrictions that may remain in place. The City is not responsible or liable for any damages or costs that may be incurred directly or indirectly by the permit applicant or organization should permits not be able to be issued due to on-going pandemic restrictions. Organizations interested in placing an event hold are invited to fill out the online event application form.

Please be advised that if issued, third party permit holders and organizations wishing to use City of Toronto owned property will be required to ensure compliance with all applicable local and provincial public health guidance on COVID-19, as amended from time to time, including but not limited to COVID-19 Guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Events and Gatherings issued by Toronto Public Health. In addition, third party permit holders and organizers are required to comply with all applicable legislation, orders or directives issued by the Province or public health officials, including provincial regulations issued under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.


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 Non-Discrimination Policy, Hate Policy, Save and Hold Harmless Clause and Consent to Release Personal Information.

Event Organizer’s Manual

Event Applicants-Organizer’s Manual contains an overview of the above steps and guidelines/regulations applicants need to consider when planning an event.