Permits & Rentals

Parks Permits

Many of our parks offer great opportunities for large family reunions, big group picnics or outdoor events of all types. 

Are you looking to have a picnic or outdoor social gathering within a City park? Any gathering over 25 people, or a gathering that requires a designated "picnic" site, must have a permit.


Toronto Has Over 1,400 Parks to Fit Your Special Events Needs

Allotment Garden

Allotment Gardens

Allotment gardens are available to individuals to plant vegetables or flowers. Plots are available at various locations across the City. To request a garden plot, be placed on a waiting list, or get further information on rates and availability, call (416) 392-8188.

Crowd listening to music at Music Garden

Arts and Music in Parks

This is an exciting new opportunity for individuals, groups and organizations to entertain the public and animate City parks through one-day art installations and small music performances. The City has added this new, free (except for the insurance) permit category which is available from May 1- October 30. 

Outdoor Event

Outdoor Special Events

With plenty of room for outdoor games and activities, a park is a great location to have a special event. Information on organizing an event in a City park is below.

Picnic Shelter

Picnic & Outdoor Social Gatherings

Are you looking to have a picnic or outdoor social gathering within a City park? Any gathering over 25 people or a gathering that requires a designated "picnic" site must have a permit.

Wedding Ceremony in a park

Wedding Ceremonies & Photography

The City of Toronto has many beautiful sites for wedding ceremonies and photography, including indoor conservatories and outdoor gardens.

Fire Pit

Fire Pit

Fire Pit Permit Process

The permit request is made through our Customer Service Permit Call Centre by calling 416-392-8188


Outdoor Oven

Are you interested in baking food items like pizzas, breads, or pies in the park? Events at outdoor ovens are a great way for families and neighbours to gather together, share ideas, learn new skills and have fun.

Mobile Sign

Temporary Mobile Signs

Are you a non-profit organization looking to promote a program or event in a City of Toronto park? The City of Toronto regulates the size, location, permit requirements and fees for signs in the City of Toronto.