Event listings can be a great way to let the public know about your event. Some listings are paid, or are only available to those with paid memberships, some may ask you to create an account with their site, and others may have no cost or account associated with them at all. Most news outlets have some sort of event listing, whether that be online or in print. Because of the high volume of submissions to listings, most outlets have specific ways they ask people to submit their information.
Whether you’re submitting on an online form or via email, it’s important to read the directions carefully. Copy and pasting your event description may not suit every site.
Finding some event listings that cater to specific demographics can help you target your audiences. A quick Google search can help you find these sites (something like “LGBTQ2 event listings Toronto” would work), but in the meantime, check out a few listing sites below to help you get started.
Here are a few key things that should be included on your event listing. Think of this as something that should have all of the pertinent information for any patron to be able to decide if they want to go and when they can go.
- Date(s) of performance
- Show description
- Names and credits of creative team involved
- Accessibility information (accessible venue, ASL interpreted performance, audio described, etc.)
- Contact information (phone, email)
- Link to purchase tickets
Creative Users Projects "Accessing the Arts" (Accessible Show Listings)
East End Arts Events Calendar
24 Hours Toronto
Toronto Neighbourhood Guide
Neighbourhoods Arts Network
The Dance Current
DUO (Dancec Umbrella of Ontario) Event/Workshop/Classes Listing
TAPA - TOnight app and whatsontonight.ca - To post on this resource, you must apply for a membership. Free membership for individuals who are only posting on TOnight and whatsontonight.ca.
There are some event listing platforms specific to Deaf audiences. Read what and how to post to them here.