As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, activities that do not allow for physical distancing of two-metres and team sports are not currently allowed.
When Toronto moves into Step 1 of the provincial opening framework, seasonal and training permits will be issued mid-June 2021.
Stay up-to-date on all changes to City services by visiting COVID-19: Changes to City Services.
Read the guidelines for the use of City facilities for indoor and outdoor events during COVID-19.
If your gathering or event includes:
your booking is a special event. Large, significant or complicated events that involve multiple City divisions may need the support and expertise of the City’s Special Event Support.
If your event doesn’t include any of the above, you can book one-time use of facilities. This includes photo shoots, meetings, kitchen, fire pit, BBQ or oven.
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, 2020 and up to 8 weeks prior to an event date.
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:
*Rates identified are 2020 daily permit rates. All rates are not including HST and rates are subject to increase as approved by Toronto City Council in 2021.
|Festival/ Performances||> 10,000||$8,424.86|
|Sampling Weekday||> 10,000||$1,002.95|
|Sampling Weekend||> 10,000||$1,179.95|
|Sampling Weekday||< 4,500||$1,002.95|
|Sampling Weekend||< 4,500||$1,179.95|