Toronto Gay Weddings
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Congratulations on your
upcoming marriage! Whether you are planning a grand affair or a simple
one, there are some important steps that you must complete. Getting a
marriage licence is a key step in the process. You can get a marriage
licence application from any municipal office in the province; it is valid
for three months anywhere in the province.
To get a marriage
licence, make sure that both you and your partner meet all the criteria
Visit the Service Ontario
website for a marriage licence application, or pick one up at a Registry
Complete all the information requested on the form.
Make sure that both individuals sign the form and have the identification
required. One (or both of you) must go to one of our four office locations
in the City of Toronto to complete the process. If you have the proper
identification, completed the form correctly and have the proper fee, your
licence can be issued to you the same day.
following identity documents will be accepted:
Birth Certificate Passport
Canadian Citizenship Card Canadian Government Refugee Travel Document
United States Green Card
Record of Immigration Landing
Any Country Citizenship
Identity documents must be original
photocopies will not be
Both partners must be 18 years of
age or older. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, parental consent is
required. Please contact the Registry Services Office at 416-392-7036 for
further information. If you are under the age of 16 years you may not
marry in the Province of Ontario.
The Licence fee
in the City of Toronto is $130. This fee can be paid by cash, money order,
and certified cheque, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Debit Card.
The City will not refund marriage licence fees once a licence has been
The City of Toronto issues marriage licences to
all eligible couples. Same-sex couples have been receiving licences since
June 11, 2003, following the June10, 2003 Ontario Court of Appeal
decision making same-sex marriages legal in Ontario.
If you were divorced in Canada, you must provide the
original or a court-certified copy of your certificate of divorce, or
Decree Absolute. Photocopies will not be accepted. A certified copy of
yourcertificate of divorce may be obtained from the court office that
granted the divorce.
If you were divorced, or you marriage dissolved
or annulled outside of Canada, you must get authorization from the
Minister of Government Services before a marriage licence can be issued to
you. Visit the Service Ontario website or call 416-325-8305 to learn how
to obtain this authorization.
Citizenship/Residency There are no citizenship or residency requirements when
applying for a
marriage licence in Ontario.
tests or medical certificates are not required for a marriage licence in
A marriage licence is valid
anywhere in Ontario for three months from the date of issue.
Publications of banns
A marriage may be solemnized under the
authority of the publication of banns. If you are having a religious
ceremony, please check with the clergy prior to purchasing a marriage
licence. Registry Services Offices
Marriage licences are
issued Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at:
Hall, Etobicoke Civic Centre,
North York Civic Centre, Scarborough Civic Centre
Civic Centre has application forms and information only
Civic Centre – by appointment only. Please call 416-392-7036.