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Event Planning in the City of Toronto

Welcome to the City of Toronto Special Events Planning Guide!

This guide is produced by the Event Support Unit, a unit of the Economic Development and Culture Division's Film and Entertainment Industries in collaboration with city divisions and agencies that support and provide permits for events.

While every effort has been made to make this guide as complete as possible, due to the unique nature of special events, it may not cover every possible question or area.

For additional advice and guidance planning a special event and your responsibilities as the Event Organizer, we encourage you to contact the staff listed within the various topic areas or the Event Support Unit.

Special Events Planning Guide

Photo of food vendors at the CulturaFestival

Topic Areas

A listing of over 40 individual special event topic areas with contacts, checklists and links to guidelines, resources and requirements.

Vendor booths at Queen West Art Crawl

Quick Reference Chart

Quick Reference Chart showing Permits, Fees and Timelines for various divisions of the City of Toronto

Hot Docs Film Festival - standing ovation


Tips for organizing your event along with an event planning checklist.