Your booking is a special event if your gathering or event includes:
If your event does not include anything in this list, you can book one-time use of facilities. This includes photo shoots, meetings, kitchens, fire pits, BBQs or bake ovens.
Event organizers of large and/or complicated events that involve multiple City divisions and agencies are encouraged to visit the Permits and Application Contacts webpage to review various topics that will help you plan your event
Non-Profit/Charitable Special Event Guidelines for Parks and Trails has everything you need to know about holding special events in parklands.
Your organization must:
The event is required to be open to the public, non-profit and non-promotional.
An event is considered a special event if one or more of the following is true, regardless of expected attendance:
Insurance is required.
New event requests will be considered as early as February 3, 2023 and up to 8 weeks prior to an event date.
During an election year, all events in the City of Toronto facilities are required to be non-partisan. Events will not be permitted to display and/or hand out any political and/or campaign material(s) during events. This policy applies to all three orders of government.
To book a facility for an indoor event, please go to the facility listing and contact them directly. They’ll be able to assist you with the permit. Different deadlines/timelines may apply.
Commercial special events are allowed in designated parkland across Toronto.
Pre-approval speeds up the application process, but any park may be considered for Commercial Special Events:
*All rates are not including HST and rates are subject to increase as approved by Toronto City Council in 2023.
|Sampling Weekday||> 10,000||$1,094.96|
|Sampling Weekend||> 10,000||$1,288.08|
|Sampling Weekday||< 4,500||$1,094.86|
|Sampling Weekend||< 4,500||$1,288.08|