The City of Toronto has two HTO To Go water trailers that can provide tap water, free-of-charge, to select public events between May 1 and September 30. Trailers are set up and staffed by City staff, and feature the following:
- Stainless steel troughs on each side
- 10 drinking water taps (five on each side)
- 10 taps to fill water bottles (five on each side)
- Step stools and cups, if needed
- Water bowls for pets
- Information booth featuring Toronto Water programs and services
Before proceeding to the application, please review the eligibility criteria below to confirm your application meets the program criteria.
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In order to be eligible for consideration, events must:
- be located within Toronto and take place during the trailer operating season, May 1 to September 30
- have an estimated attendance of at least 500 people
- be at least four hours long (not including set-up and take-down)
- occur during daylight hours
- be open to the public and non-restrictive
Event organizers must provide an appropriate area with sufficient space to set up (high-traffic area with at least 30′ x 15′ for the trailer and promotions tent).
How it Works
- Applications must be received at least eight weeks prior to the event date.
- The City of Toronto often receives more than two requests for the same date. Final decisions are based on the level of opportunity to promote Toronto Water’s key messages and programs.
- Trailers may not be available during emergencies or Toronto Water-sponsored events.
- Applicants will be notified of their application status eight weeks prior to the event date.
- If selected, staff will arrange a time to conduct a preliminary site assessment to ensure the trailer can be set up in a suitable location that has access to a safe supply of drinking water. Once the site is approved, applicants will receive an email to confirm the trailer.
- Successful applicants will be asked to provide a site plan and Certificate of Insurance.
- Crews will deliver and connect the trailer to a safe supply of potable water (usually a fire hydrant or connection to a building’s water supply) on the agreed upon date and time.
- Once the event is complete, staff will disconnect the trailer.
The City of Toronto reserves the right to remove the trailer without notice and penalty, or to deny a request, should an event not comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code or the City’s Non-Discrimination Policy. This includes events that promote hatred or discriminate against race, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, family status, or handicap.