The City of Toronto grants Permits to allow the use of water from fire hydrants between April 15 (pending suitable weather*) and November 15. The last day to apply for a Permit is November 1.

Permits can be requested for the following:

  • Filming (e.g. television, movies, etc.)
  • Special events (i.e. Taste of the Danforth, Pride, Toronto Marathon)
  • Watering plants for a Business Improvement Area
  • Construction projects for Toronto Water (you will be required to provide a City contact name and contract number)
  • Filling a swimming pool

Permits cannot be requested for:

  • Private construction, development or landscaping
  • Charity car washes
  • Power washing
  • To fill a water tank or vehicle

*The weather must be above zero degrees Celsius to access a hydrant. If unseasonably cold, please contact 311 to confirm if Permits are being granted.