Applications for 2019 are currently being accepted
BOOKING YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE
Yonge-Dundas Square hosts hundreds of events every year, providing a full complement of event management services. Our event coordinators work closely with clients to ensure the event is a great success.
Please check our FAQ page for more information about running events at the Square.
All applicants must read the Client Handbook and Guidelines before submitting an application. These resources will provide information on the requirements of hosting an event at Yonge-Dundas Square.
In 2017, we introduced new digital signage capabilities that are a great benefit to the downtown community, visitors to the Square, and event attendees. For more information on how screen usage can benefit your event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: the fees & charges document is subject to change at any time.
Aside from Permit Fees, the costs associated with using Yonge-Dundas Square are entirely dependent on the event-specific requirements and schedules. The fees as well as the client handbook can be used as a guide to an initial costing for a project, as YDS does not provide event estimates over the phone.
Registered charities, non-profits and community groups may be eligible to have their permit fees waived for one day in a calendar year, with a letter of support from their City Councilor (staffing and support/equipment fees still apply).
There are minimum staffing requirements for all events including Onsite Coordination, Security and Operations.
For the municipal and federal grant resource list, visit the link below.
*(includes support fees, equipment list and equipment fees)*
General Governance Information:
Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) is designated for use as a public open space and as an event venue. The facility may be booked for commercial, charitable or community events.
The Square is operated by the Yonge-Dundas Square Board of Management. To learn more, please click here.
Yonge-Dundas Square is governed by the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 636. In addition, there are guidelines in place to which all users must comply and that specify the conditions under which the Square may be used. For applicants that do not meet the guidelines, or disagree with permit decisions, the Board provides an appeal process. Upon written request, the Board of Management will review and consider such matters at one of its regularly scheduled meetings.
Yonge-Dundas Square has a long and successful history of hosting a wide variety of diverse and expressive events. At all times, even during permitted events, Yonge-Dundas Square is considered to be a public square. Ensuring that Yonge-Dundas Square remains open and welcoming to all members of the public is a fundamental operating principle of the facility and consistent with the usage of all public spaces in the City of Toronto.
If you have more questions please visit our FAQ page.