Block Parties and Play Streets will only be considered on residential roadways. Check the Permit Reference Map to ensure your location is considered residential. The request will also be reviewed for construction considerations and availability of City resources.
The purpose of a Block Party is to build connections and relationships between neighbours living on the same street. The idea of a Play Street is to bring neighbours together for celebration or play. They allow neighbours to play together on residential streets closed off to vehicle traffic.
Note: The City supports both Block Party and Play Street gatherings through planning, operations and permitting.
The Block Party and Play Street programs are intended for residents living on the same street or neighbourhood and are not intended for larger events that invite the general public to attend.
Larger-scale events involving multiple streets (2 or more blocks) or non-residential roads may be considered Civic Events and will follow the Civic Events Application Process. Some examples include: parades, processions, street festivals, runs/walks and sporting events.