The Ontario government has set a new limit on social gatherings to 25 people outdoors and 10 people indoors. This affects permits in parks and community centres. Stay up to date on affected City services by visiting toronto.ca/covid19.
Guidelines have been created for the use of park and recreation facilities during COVID-19:
If your gathering or event includes:
your booking is not simple and requires a Special Event Booking.
You need to make a booking with our team if you:
These bookings can include:
Two ways to book:
Pay the applicable fee to confirm your booking. An insurance fee may also be required.
City parks, conservatories and recreation centres are shared spaces that are meant to be enjoyed by all. We know it is fun to take pictures and record the experience and memories of your visit, but please make sure you also respect the privacy, safety and accessibility of other patrons while you are capturing that perfect shot.
Advanced booking is required for commercial or formal photography such as an extended photo shoot or wedding photography, where the set-up, equipment or staging requires exclusive use of space or inhibits the use of the space by other visitors. Without a booking City staff may ask you to leave if they feel you are interfering with the use of the facility by other visitors. Read General Terms & Conditions for etiquette and other rules.
On November 1 of each year, Toronto’s pumpkins shine brightly for one last night in parks across the city.
Booking your local park for a Pumpkin Parade is free for not-for-profit, community groups and Business Improvement Areas. All pumpkins must be placed in provided compost bins by the end of the night. All candles must be removed before composting.
To book a Pumpkin Parade in your park, call Booking – Customer Service.
Pumpkin Parades require insurance. If your organization or community group does not have insurance, it can be purchased through the City when you make your booking.
Fees based on estimated attendance at your Pumpkin Parade:
Arts, music and movie nights in Toronto’s parks can be booked for free, and these bookings can be completed in less than a week if you are booking one of our pre-approved locations.
Please wait until you have confirmed your booking before advertising your event. A $29.00 cancellation fee will apply to all events cancelled with less than 1 week written notice.
You are required to have insurance. A one-time insurance policy is available through City of Toronto for music events and movie nights. These range from $25 to $100 and is based on the number of participants.
To book a gymnasium, kitchen or multi-purpose room in your local community recreation centre:
booking fees range from free to $400 per hour.
The listing for each centre includes contact information, as well as a facilities tab that outlines the rooms, kitchens, gymnasiums and other facilities available for booking.
You can book ice time, pools, courts, fields or other recreation facilities for birthday parties, social events or to just to play a game with friends or family. Read General Terms & Conditions for etiquette and other rules.
Book a tennis court, arena or sports field online if you need it within the next 14 days. If the location or date you are looking for is unavailable online, follow the instructions below.
booking fees range from free to $400 per hour.
Outdoor ovens can be reserved by groups hosting an event or program or by individuals for their own use.
You must contact the local site supervisor to review any requirements for your booking. This includes what tools you’ll need, if any tools are available, if staff need to be hired, how much firewood you’ll need and more.
You can also call Booking – Customer Service to find an available location and to provide your information.
Visit Booking Fees for Social Gatherings for all fees.
General liability insurance naming the City of Toronto as an additional insured, with a minimum of $2 million coverage, is required. If the applicant does not have this insurance, they may be able to purchase coverage. Visit Booking Fees for Social Gatherings.
Payment is required in full before a permit will be issued.
At least one member of the group who attends the event must be trained on the proper use of an outdoor oven. If you don’t want to operate the oven at their event, you can hire staff at your own cost to operate the oven.
If food will be served and/or sold to members of the public, you must meet all safe food preparation and handling requirements set out by Toronto Public Health.
Read General Terms and Conditions for etiquette and other rules.
Kidstown is the only water park operated by the City of Toronto and has three picnic areas for birthday parties and other events.
Each picnic area seats 25 people.
Go online and choose the Picnics & Firepits tab to find Kidstown booking options
If you need more information please call Booking – Customer Service.
Party times are available on Saturday and Sunday only during the following times. Alternate times are not available.
Packages are $189.60 each. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Call the Flemingdon Community Centre at 416-395-6014.
Visit the Flemingdon Community Centre and Playground Paradise for drop-in times and general facility information.