Are you looking to host a dynamic and exciting event in the heart of the City? You'll find links to everything you need to organise an event at Yonge-Dundas Square on this page!
Yonge-Dundas Square hosts hundreds of events every year, and provides a full complement of event management services, including audio/ visual production, cleaning and logistics staff, security and one-on-one event advice. Our Event Coordinators will work closely with you to provide expertise and support, to ensure your event is a great success.
If you have a question about whether you need a permit to use the Square for an activity, please see the FAQ.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EVENT AT THE SQUARE - SUMMARY
- Read the Quick Guide to YDS and Guidelines to get a sense of how things work here at the Square
- Then read the Fees and Charges document to get a sense of what your costs might be
- Look through our FAQ page for suggestions on completing your application
- Fill out the online booking application
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- You will receive an automatic response email letting you know we’ve received your application. If you do not, please wait an hour and try resubmitting.
- Your application will be reviewed by staff and we will contact you within 1-3 weeks to let you know if the application has been successful, and if the date you have requested is available.
All applicants must read the Quick Guide and Guidelines below BEFORE submitting an application. These resources will help you decide if Yonge-Dundas Square is an appropriate venue for your event.
2013 Quick Guide to YDS (PDF)
Noise Bylaw (PDF)
Performance Policy (PDF)
FEES AND CHARGES
Aside from Permit Fees, the costs associated with using Yonge-Dundas Square are entirely dependent on the activation requirements and schedules. It is not possible for staff to give estimates over the phone, however the following document (in conjunction with the 2013 Quick Guide to YDS) can be used as a guide to an initial costing for a project. YDS Coordinators will provide an estimate once a date has been secured and when more information has been provided.
Charities, Non-profit Organisations and some Community groups may be eligible for a discount or waiver on their Permit Fees for the day, although staffing and support/equipment costs will still apply.
There are minimum staffing requirements for all events including Onsite Coordination, Security and Operations.
Fees and Charges 2013 (PDF) (includes support fees, equipment list and equipment fees)
Site Services Map (PDF)
Please check our FAQ page for more information about running events at the Square.
Accessibility and other demographic indicators. (These are the most current figures available to us at this time).
SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION FORM
APPLICATIONS FOR EVENTS FROM JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2013 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
Due to the large number of applications it may take 2-4 weeks for us to confirm if a date is available. We shall be in touch as soon as possible. Please ensure you provide alternate date options in your application to increase the likelihood of receiving a preferred date.
Click the link above to download. Print and complete the form. Then fax or mail it back to us. (Mailing address and fax number are on the document.)
If you have more questions please visit our FAQ page.