Commercial Permits

Commercial Special Events

Select parks have been pre-approved for a commercial special event pilot to run from May through until October. These select Park locations will only allow up to 6 events per year at any one location.

Permit Information

Permit Season:

May through October

Facility Listings:

The pre-approved Parks locations are:


Outdoor event permit rates are based on the attendance of your event. Set-up and clean-up fees may be applied and a damage deposit may be required for events.

Note: If you are organizing a major event on City property the Event Support can assist.

Application for a Special Event in a City Park or Facility

   Apply to:

Toronto City Hall 
Permits, Parks, Forestry & Recreation
100 Queen Street West, Main Floor East Tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Fax: 416-392-1551

Commercial special events are any special event that includes the exchange, production, purchase or sale of goods or services of any kind or nature for the purpose of making profit. These events can include but are not limited to, corporate sponsored events, festivals, performances, product promotions and sampling.

These events will be allowed to charge gate and or advance admission fees and are typically private events in nature.

If you would like to serve alcohol at your event, you should be familiar with the City of Toronto Municipal Alcohol Policy.