Public Safety - Major Events

· Contact List
· Notice of Demonstration
· Notice of Intent to Hold a Parade
· Noise Exemption

· Paid Duty Request Form
· Central Paid Duty Office

Related Links

· City of Toronto
· City of Toronto - Event Planning Guide
· City of Toronto - Event Permit & Application Contacts

Public Safety - Major Events

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330 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON , M1P 2Z4
Phone: 416-808-4900
Fax: 416-808-4902



The Toronto Police Service, in conjunction with the City of Toronto, are implementing measures to support the direction provided by Public Health.

“To slow the spread of COVID-19, all City-led and City-permitted major festivals and events are cancelled through September 6, 2021. This includes festivals and other large in-person gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City, or other public locations, such as roads, parks and civic squares.”


The Public Safety - Major Events Section coordinates the deployment of Toronto Police Service personnel and resources at all major events, parades, and demonstrations within the City of Toronto. Additionally, this section supports Toronto's economic development as the primary point of police contact for entertainment industries, including feature film, television, commercial, stage productions, and festivals of all genres.

As subject matter experts, the members of the Public Safety – Major Events Section support and assist internal and external stakeholders with respect to the most effective and efficient deployment of policing assets. For further information, please contact us.

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Are you planning an event in the City of Toronto?

The key to a successful event is preparation!

Here are some helpful hints to utilize when planning your event:

When is your event?
(Is there sufficient time to plan your event?)
Where is your event?
(Do you require permission/permits to use the venue/space?)
What are you planning/what are your intentions?
(Provide as much detail as possible and include maps and diagrams
Who did you notify?
(Example: Police, Fire, Ambulance, The City, TTC)
What additional resources are required to support your event? (Volunteers, marshals, PAID DUTY officers and or the use of products such as visual safety features: signs, pylons, barricades and or road closure safety measures…to name a few examples)
How are you promoting the event?
(Social media, web sites)
What safety considerations have you made to support your event?
(Accessibility- AODA compliant, first aid kit/supplies, medically trained responders, communication devices: radios, speakers, PA systems, or megaphones)

**noise by-law and noise exemptions apply**
What is your emergency action plan?
(For medical conditions, weather related impacts, evacuation plans and crowd management responses) Also check out the City of Toronto Event Planning Guide.

To help guide you with the planning of your event, also visit City of Toronto/Event Planning Guide, as well as City of Toronto/Permit & Application Contacts, and our Central Paid Duty Office.