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.  

Block Parties and Play Streets can be held year-round. A residential block can be closed once per season.

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.