General Permit Information

Permit Offices

Select from the list below to find the Permit Office right for your needs.

ExpandArts and Music Events in Parks

Contact Information:

Park Special Event Permits LocationsPermit OfficerPhone Number

Arts and Music in the Parks Events - All Districts

  416-338-3326
PFRArtsandMusic@toronto.ca 

South District (Toronto downtown) / North York wards 16,23,24,33,34

Nellie Raposo DeMers  416-338-2614

Etobicoke York / North York wards 8,9,10,15

Gloria Peters 416-338-2572

Scarborough / East York / Eastern Beaches and North York wards 25,26 and Showmobiles

David Craig 416-338-3294

Toronto Islands

Stacey Babb 416-338-2609

Other City of Toronto Event Contact Information:

DistrictPermit OfficerPhone Number

Albert Campbell Square

Sydney Levitt 416-396-7766
David Pecaut Square Derek Trenchard 416-397-9887
Mel Lastman Square Paul Quinlan 416-395-6011
Nathan Philips Square Marguerite Reid 416-395-7378

Yonge Dundas Square

Natalie Belman 416-979-9960 x114

City Hall
Metro Hall
Toronto Civic Centre

  416-397-7220

ExpandCommercial Dog Walker Permits

DistrictPhone Number

South (Toronto and East York)

Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St. W.
Main Floor

416-338-2581

West (Etobicoke)

Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 West Mall
Main Floor

416-338-2570

North (North York)

North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge St.
Third Floor

416-395-6198

East (Scarborough)

Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr.
Fifth Floor

416-338-0987

ExpandIndoor/Outdoor Ice, Sport Field/Diamond Requests, Tennis, Dry Pad, Commercial Activities in Parks

Permit office is open Monday to Friday at 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Parks, Forestry & Recreation District Permit Offices issue permits for sport fields, dry pads, tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor rinks. Please contact the district specific offices listed below if interested in permitting any one of these facilities.

District Region and Wards Phone Number 
North York
North York Civic Centre
PERMITS, PF&R
5100 Yonge Street
3rd Floor
North York, ON
M2N 5V7
 East Region: Wards 24, 25, 26, 33 east of Leslie, 34  416-395-6004
 Central Region: Wards 10 east of Bathurst, 24, 25, 26, 33 west of Leslie, 16, 23  416-395-6055
 West Region: Wards 10 west of Bathurst, 8, 9, 15  416-395-6025
Etobicoke
Etobicoke Civic Centre
PERMITS, PF&R
399 The West Mall
Main Floor
Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2
 East Region: Wards 11, 12, 13, 17  416-394-5595
 South Region: Wards 3, 5, 6  416-394-8514
 North Region: Wards 1, 2, 4, 7  416-394-8526
Scarborough
Scarborough Civic Centre
PERMITS, PF&R
150 Borough Drive
5th Floor
Scarborough, ON
M1P 4N7
 North Region: Wards 39, 40, 41, 42  416-338-3428
 Central Region: Wards 37, 38, 43, 44  416-338-3299
 South Region: Wards 35, 36  416-338-3427
Toronto and East York
Toronto City Hall
PERMITS, PF&R
100 Queen Street West, 1E
Toronto, ON
M5H 2N2
Toronto District: Wards 27, 28 416-338-2609
Toronto/East York District: Wards 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32 416-392-0361

ExpandOnline Bookings

For details or questions, contact 311 or any of the Permit Offices below, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please note: staff are not able to book permits online for groups and or individuals at the discounted rates.

Stadium Bookings - 416-338-3349

Ice Bookings

South (Toronto and East York)
DistrictPhone Number
East York Memorial Arena 416-392-0361
Phil White Arena 416-392-0361

West (Etobicoke)
DistrictPhone Number
Albion Arena 416-394-8526
Amesbury Sports Complex 416-394-8514
Centennial Arena 416-394-8514
Central Arena 416-394-8514
Chris Tonks Arena 416-394-5595
Downsview Arena 416-394-8526
Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre 416-394-8526
Habitant Arena 416-394-8526
Lambton Arena 416-394-5595
Long Branch Arena 416-394-8514
Mimico Arena 416-394-8514
Park Lawn Rink 416-394-8526
Pine Point Arena 416-394-8526

North (North York)
DistrictPhone Number
Angela James Arena (Flemingdon) 416-395-6004
Baycrest Arena 416-395-6025
Bayview Arena 416-395-6055
Cummer Park Community Centre 416-395-6055
Don Mills Civitan Arena 416-395-6004
Fenside Arena 416-395-6004
Goulding Community Centre 416-395-6055
Grandravine CC 416-395-6025
Herbert H Carnegie Centennial Centre 416-395-6025
John Booth Arena 416-395-6025
Mitchell Field Community Centre 416-395-6055
Oriole CC 416-395-6004
Pleasantview Community Centre 416-395-6004
Roding Community Centre 416-395-6025
Victoria Village Arena 416-395-6004
York Mills Arena 416-395-6055

ExpandIndoor and Outdoor Pools

To permit a swimming pool owned, operated or programmed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation, please contact the pool directly at the phone number indicated for the pool you wish to permit. Click the indoor or outdoor link to access the pools' contact information. For further assistance, please call 3-1-1

ExpandPark Special Events

Permit office is open Monday to Friday at 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Toronto City Hall

Special Events in Parks are gatherings open to the public, and are organized by non profit or charitable organizations which may have any one of the following characteristics; The event will be; selling or serving food or alcohol to the public, using sound amplification (speakers, mega phone, boom box) require the construction/installation of tents, or stages, will use a hot air balloon, will have amusement type rides and games ie. Bouncing castle, will be accepting donations, fundraising, running a lottery, draw or raffle, will have Fireworks or use of generator(s) in the park. To find out further details please contact your district permit office as listed below.

District Region and Wards Phone Number 
North York
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street
Main Floor, East Tower
Fax: 416-392-1551
 Wards 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34  416-338-2572
Etobicoke
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street
Main Floor, East Tower
Fax: 416-392-1551
 Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17  416-338-2572
Scarborough
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street
Main Floor, East Tower
Fax: 416-392-1551
 Wards 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44  416-338-3294
Toronto and East York
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street
Main Floor, East Tower
Fax: 416-392-1551
 Wards 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28  416-338-2614
 Wards 29, 30, 31, 32  416-338-3294
Toronto Island
Fax: 416-392-8379
   416-338-2609

ExpandRavines

Contact the Urban Forestry, Ravine and Natural Feature Protection Office, 18 Dyas Road, Toronto ON, M3B 1V5, for ravine permits:

 

North District (north of Lawrence between Jane Street and Victoria Park Avenue)

Tel: 416-392-0585

Fax: 416-392-6658

Email: rnfp@toronto.ca

 

South District (south of Lawrence between Jane Street and Victoria Park Avenue)

Tel: 416-392-1900

Fax: 416-392-6658

Email: rnfp@toronto.ca

 

East District (east of Victoria Park Avenue)

Tel: 416-392-1377

Fax: 416-392-6658

Email: rnfp@toronto.ca

 

West District (west of Jane Street)

Tel: 416-392-7815

Fax: 416-392-6658

Email: rnfp@toronto.ca

ExpandStadiums

Permit office is open Monday to Friday at 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: North York Civic Centre

To permit stadiums please call (416) 338-3349.

ExpandTrees

Permit office is open Monday to Friday at 8:30am to 3:00pm.

Contact your appropriate Urban Forestry Tree Protection and Plan Review Office for private and City tree permits:

 

North York District

North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto ON, M2N 5V7

Tel: 416-395-6670

Fax: 416-395-6714

Email:  tpprnorth@toronto.ca

 

Toronto and East York District

Booth Yard, 50 Booth Avenue, Toronto ON, M4M 2M2

Tel: 416-392-7391

Fax: 416-392-7277

Email: tpprsouth@toronto.ca

 

Scarborough District

Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 4N7

Tel: 416-338-5566

Fax: 416-396-4248

Email: tppreast@toronto.ca

 

Etobicoke York District

Etobicoke Civic Centre

399 The West Mall, Main Floor, North Block, Toronto ON, M9C 2Y2

Tel: 416-338-6596

Fax: 416-394-8935

Email: tpprwest@toronto.ca

For further permit rental details such as; permit processes, facilities, permit rental rates, policies and applications visit General Permit Information.