Special Events Office

An illuminated, 3D TORONTO Sign was installed at Nathan Phillips Square in July 2015 for the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games. Due to popular demand, the Sign still remains on the Square.

Visitors to City Hall are encouraged to share pictures of the 3D TORONTO Sign across their social networks, using the hashtag #share3DTO.

Lighting Requests

A draft policy on commemorative lighting for the 3D TORONTO Sign has been developed and will be presented to Toronto City Council early in 2016.

Until the official criteria is approved by Council, all requests will be approved on a case by case basis.

Application Process

To have your request for lighting considered, please provide the following information at least one month prior to the requested lighting date.

  • the nature of the cause
  • history and background of the organization/cause
  • how the lighting will be used to benefit the cause
  • the requested date for the lighting
  • the requested colour(s) for the lighting
  • a web link to more information on your organization/cause
  • a management representative’s signature (from the requesting organization)

*Note: All information should be provided on official organization letterhead.

Please email your request to 3DTO@toronto.ca, or mail to:

3DTO Requests
Economic Development & Culture
Marketing Unit
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St. W.
West Tower, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2


Special themed lighting is at the sole discretion of the City of Toronto staff and not subject to appeals or negotiation.

Applicants will receive a written response stating whether or not their request has been approved by up to two weeks prior to the requested lighting date or sooner.

If a lighting request is accepted, the lights will be changed for approximately 24 hours (9 am on the request day, to 9 am the following day).

Acceptance of a request is for one-time only and does not guarantee future acceptance of a request.