Financial Assistance

The City of Vaughan is able to assist event organizers financially through a select few programs. These programs will assist in subsidizing the cost of recreation facility fees and services. The City understands the importance of community engagement and is proud to support our community organizations through the following subsidy programs.

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This is a City-approved, Vaughan-based, not-for-profit community organization run by an elected and volunteer board of directors whose prime purpose is to provide recreation, community or leisure services to the residents of Vaughan. The application requirements, terms and conditions and eligibility criteria are defined in the Community Service Organization (CSO) Policy.


By becoming a CSO with the City of Vaughan, organizations can take advantage of subsidized CSO rates when permitting a City facility.


Community Service Organizations

Community Service Organization (CSO) Application


Vaughan is a City of choice that promotes diversity, innovation and opportunity for all citizens, fostering a vibrant community life that is inclusive, progressive, environmentally responsible and sustainable. It is recognized that this vision can be achieved through various initiatives such as community-based heritage, village fairs and festivals. The City will continue to support and encourage these events planned by volunteer groups that assist in enriching and preserving its diverse community.


The purpose of the Fairs & Festivals Support Program is to demonstrate Vaughan's support for these types of events by establishing criteria that will enable qualifying groups to receive further assistance.


Fairs & Festivals Support Program Application (pdf)


The City supports registered charities by reducing permit fees for recreation facilities by 50% for organizations operating fundraising events. Organizations must donate a minimum of 50% of the permit fees to the charity. A written request must be sent to for consideration prior to the event.

Contact Information


Book a City Facility:

Special Event Permit:

Access Vaughan:

Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1

Telephone:  905-832-2281
TTY: 1-866-543-0545
North American toll-free: 1-844-832-2112

Service Vaughan hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Outside of these times, you will be connected to our After Hours Service.