Outdoor common spaces

Outdoor common spaces

Outdoor spaces

Residents are welcome to use outdoor spaces—such ​as private resident spaces, like a backyard—in a fair and reasonable way. This helps to maintain safety and allows every​one to enjoy the outdoors in their community.

If you would like to host an event in a common outdoor space, you must get approval from local staff and be considerate of noise restrictions. To book your space or event, contact your Superintendent. If you have other questions, talk to staff in your Operating Unit or Property Management office.

Outdoor parties

Residents are welcome to have private parties in their backyards. You are responsible for the actions of your guests and visitors. Remember, you need to stay within your backyard space and respect your neighbours' expectations of noise and cleanliness.

If you plan to host an outdoor ​barbeque or a social gathering in a common area, you must get permission from local staff. You can find out how to do this in our Non-Residential Space Use policy.

Outdoor wading and swimming pools

If you have an outdoor swimming pool or a children's pool in your outdoor space that is 24 inches or deeper, you must have a pool enclosure. This is a City of Toronto bylaw. For more information, call 311.

Unauthorized use of common spaces

Unauthorized events in common spaces are not permitted. If you are affected by an unauthorized event in your community, call the Community Safety Unit at 416-921-2323 to report your concerns.