Proclamations are issued at the discretion of the City of Toronto.
Proclamations are ceremonial documents, signed by the Mayor and issued to organizations/businesses in Toronto for:
- public awareness campaigns
- charitable fundraising campaigns
- arts and cultural celebrations
- special honours (on the recommendation of the Mayor)
Proclamations will not be issued for:
- matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs, or individual conviction
- events or organizations with no direct impact to the City of Toronto
- campaigns or events contrary to City policies or by-laws
- National, Independence or Republic Days (please see
flag-raisings for appropriate recognition)
- Campaigns intended for profit-making purposes
- An organization may request only one proclamation annually.
- A congratulatory letter or customized scroll may be offered as an alternative where the proclamation criteria are not met.
- An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week or month of their proclamation.
- Proclamations are issued on a first come, first served basis.
- Proclamations are not read aloud at meetings of City Council.
- All proclamations are posted on this website.
One copy of the proclamation will be issued to the requesting organization. If you are requesting a proclamation for the first time, please provide details on your organization and the relevance of the proclamation to Toronto. As well, please provide some background information and/or prepare a draft of what you would like to see included on the proclamation.
Proclamation requests must be submitted in writing each year, on organization letterhead, a minimum of six weeks before the event, using our online request form.
If you have any questions, please contact Protocol Services as shown above.