Festivals and Events


Special Events Office

The City of Toronto's Special Events Office is a full-service unit of the Economic Development & Culture division.

With a mandate to develop and promote dynamic and innovative events and festivals, the Special Events Office celebrates the richness and diversity of this great city, enriching the quality of life for residents and attracting world-wide tourist audiences.

The Special Events Office produces more than 30 festivals and events and consults with hundreds more every year. Here you'll find detailed information on all events produced by this office.

Skaters at Cavalcade of Lights

Cavalcade of Lights

Glittering holiday lights, music and fireworks at Nathan Phillips Square. Saturday, November 29, 2014.


New Year's Eve

Celebrate New Years Eve with live entertainment and fireworks at Nathan Phillips Square. December 31, 2014.

Winterlicious food photo


Toronto's winter culinary celebration. Delicious meals and events. January 30 - February 12, 2015.

Doors Open red door

Doors Open Toronto

Explore Toronto's buildings and discover the story behind every door. May 23 & 24, 2015

Canada Day fireworks

Canada Day

Celebrate Canada's 148th birthday at Mel Lastman Square. Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SL14 Sun


Toronto's delicious prix fixe foodie event. July 3 - 19, 2015

Sunday Serenades

Sunday Serenades

The best in swing, big band and jazz at Mel Lastman Square. July 6 - August 17, 2014

Fresh Wednesdays peaches

Fresh Wednesdays

Noon-hour concerts and the Farmers' Market at Nathan Phillips Square. July 9 - August 27, 2014

Tasty Thursdays grill

Tasty Thursdays

Live world music and food from the grill at Nathan Phillips Square. July 10 - August 28, 2014

Food Vendors 2

Food Vendor Opportunities

Eligibility Criteria, Application Process and Selection Criteria for food vendor opportunities with the Special Events Office.

Media Room - City Hall

Media Room

Media releases and photo galleries for events produced by the Special Events Office.