Toronto’s parks and recreation facilities are our common grounds – the spaces where we come together as a community to meet, celebrate and to build a healthier, more welcoming city.

Booking our facilities for ongoing or seasonal use is completed annually and includes an allocation process that aims to balance the use of our shared spaces.

If you have an annual special event booking you’d like to renew, please visit Special Events in Parks and Recreation Centres for timeline information.

Setting Up Your Booking Account

All new seasonal/league applications must also complete a Permit Account application in addition to any other forms.

 

Baseball diamonds, sports fields and stadiums are available for booking by private or commercial groups, clubs, community organizations and individuals.

To book

  1. If you have booked for seasonal use before, complete the Seasonal Booking Form
  2. If you are a new user, please call Booking – Customer Service

Application timelines

Facility Type Season Application Deadline Permit Issued
Outdoor Sports Fields May to September December 2019 March 2020
Outdoor Turf Mid-March to November December 2019 March 2020
Stadiums April to November December 2019 March 2020
Bocce Courts May to September Automatic renewal and waitlist – December March 2020
Lawn Bowling May to October December 2019 March 2020
Tennis Courts May to October February 2020 March 2020
Volleyball Courts Summer December 2019 March 2020

 

All groups and individuals must adhere to and follow the Sports Field Playability and Responsibility Guide. The City will provide Sport Fields Updates with the status of fields that are deemed need to be closed. Read General Terms & Conditions for etiquette and other rules.

The City of Toronto operates 121 indoor and outdoor ice pads that are available for rental for your team, league or group.

To book

  1. If you have booked for seasonal use before, complete the Seasonal Booking Form
  2. If you are a new user, please call Booking – Customer Service

Additional Ice Time

After seasonal bookings have been issued more ice time may become available. Search for available ice time online during the season. You can also use Additional Ice time for Sale listings for both seasonal and spot booking.

Application Timelines

Facility Type Season Application Deadline Permit Issued
Indoor Dry Pad at Stephen Leacock Community Recreation Centre Fall, Winter, Spring April 2020 August 2020
Indoor Dry Pad at Stephen Leacock Community Recreation Centre – Summer Season Summer January 2020 March 2020
Indoor Ice September to March November 2019 (for 2020-2021) April 2020
Indoor Ice – Summer Season May to August February 2020 March 2020
Outdoor Dry Pad April to September December 2019 March 2020
Outdoor Ice December to March (weather permitting-start/end) September 2019 October 2019
Pro Shops September to March June 2020 August 2020

 

Indoor Prime time ice is allocated on a priority basis according to group classifications; the Ice Allocation Policy defines this process, while the 2020-2021 City-wide Ice Allocation Work Plan outlines the milestones and dates for the process. The total time allocated to a group in a single season and the method by which the time is calculated can be found in the 2019-2020 Ice Allocation Entitlements. Read General Terms & Conditions for etiquette and other rules.

Toronto community recreation centres are fun places to work out, learn new skills, get information, and meet new friends.

To book

Contact the community centre directly for details about booking space.

Application Timelines

Facility Type Season Application Deadline Permit Issued
Community Centres Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Varies by location Varies by location

Both indoor and outdoor pools are available for special events on an ongoing basis.

To book

  1. If you have booked for seasonal use before, complete the Seasonal Booking Form
  2. If you are a new user, please call Booking – Customer Service

Application Timelines

Facility Type Season Application Deadline Permit Issued
Indoor Pools September 2019 to June 2020 Mid-July 2019 August 2019
Indoor/Outdoor Pools Summer April 2020 May 2020

Allotment gardens are available to individuals to plant vegetables and flowers. Plots are available at various locations across the city.

To book Outdoor Garden Allotment

Renew

To renew your existing Garden Allotment:

  1. Client Services will contact you to renew an existing Garden Allotment. To secure your Outdoor Garden Allotment, a signed contract must be received. Signed contract(s) can be returned through:
    • E-mail to pfrpermits@toronto.ca
    • Mailed to PFR Garden Allotments Scarborough Civic Centre 150 Borough Drive, 5th Floor – Client Services, Toronto, ON M1P 4N7 or
    • In person at any Civic Centre
  2. The 2020 Garden Allotment rate is$95.49 (HST included)** (Payment cannot be accepted through email)
    • Payment can be made online by using your Client barcode and Family Pin to login to toronto.ca
    • Over the phone at 416-396-7378, option 2 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with Credit Card.
    • In person using cash, debit, cheque, Amex, VISA or MasterCard.

Cheques are made payable to: City of Toronto. Please write your contract number on the front of the cheque in the memo section. We cannot accept post-dated cheques.

Payment in person can be made at the following locations Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 the West Mall, Main Floor

North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St, 3rd Floor

Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, 5th Floor

Toronto City Hall, Main Floor, East Tower

**Fees may be subject to change based on council approval. Fees do not include HST.

New booking

New Requests for Garden Allotments

Outdoor allotment gardens are in high demand. To be added to the 2020 wait list for your preferred Garden Allotment location, please contact us on February 3, 2020 beginning at 8 a.m. through the following methods:

  1. Calling 416-396-7378, option 2 Monday to Friday 8 a.m – 5 p.m. beginning Monday February 3, 2020
  2. New for 2020 – Online wait list option:
    • Make sure you have a Family Number and your individual Client Numbers (please call 416-396-7378, option 2 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to obtain these numbers)
    • Visit toronto.ca
    • Search for the wait list using the barcode of the location you’re interested in
    • Select the wait list button
    • Complete the guided steps – NOTE: You must select the “Go To Checkout Button” to complete your transaction.
Outdoor Garden Allotment Locations:

Allotment Name, Address & Major Intersection

2020 Wait list Barcode

(to be entered in the Course

Barcode field of E-Fun)

Bishop 190 Bishop Ave. (Finch and Bayview) 3312273
Comell/Campbell House 3640 Kingston Rd.  (Kingston and Markham) 3312274
Daventry 19 Daventry Rd. (Markham and Ellesmere) 3312278
Four Winds 20 Four Winds Dr. (Keele and Finch) 3312279
Givendale 1 Givendale Rd. (Kennedy and Lawrence) 3312280
High Park 1873 Bloor St W. (Bloor and Keele) 3312281
Jonesville 50 Jonesville Cres. (Victoria Park and Eglinton) 3312282
Leslie Street 5 Leslie St. (Leslie and Commissioners) 3312283
Marie Baldwin Park 746 Jane St. (Jane and Scarlet Rd) 3312284
Silverthorn 458 Old Weston Rd. (St. Clair and Old Weston Rd) 3312285
Stoffel Drive 20 Stoffel Dr. (Martin Grove and Dixon 3312286
West Deane 19 Sedgebrook Dr. (Martin Grove and Rathburn) 3312287

 

Please Note: If there is availability, we will contact you to let you know. Clients can be wait listed for multiple locations. However, clients will only be allocated one outdoor garden allotment per Family Number. Clients who already have an allotment, will not be considered for an additional plot through the wait list.

Indoor Garden Allotments

Indoor Garden Allotments are located in Riverlea Greenhouse at 919 Scarlett Rd.

The wait list for the 2019/2020 opened on November 27, 2019. Stay tuned for further updates regarding the 2020/2021 Indoor Garden Allotment wait list options, coming in July 2020.