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
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
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 2014 SUMMER EVENTS (SO MAY 1 - DECEMBER 31) WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2013
APPLICATIONS FOR EVENTS FROM JANUARY 1 - APRIL 30, 2013 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
We get a whole lot of applications in October/ November, so it takes several weeks to respond to applications as we try to fit in two year's worth of requests into a year! Please be patient and we will try to get back to you within 8 weeks. It is very helpful if you can provide alternate dates (or ranges of dates) in your application as that will vastly increase the likelihood we can accommodate your request.
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.