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.
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