Event Listings

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.

Submitting Your Listings

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.

What to include in your listing

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
  • Time(s)
  • Location
  • 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

Toronto Area Event Listings

City of Toronto Event Listing Submission Portal
NOW Toronto
Inside Toronto
Creative Users Projects "Accessing the Arts" (Accessible Show Listings for Hamilton and Toronto)
Toronto Star
Global TV
Toronto Neighbourhood Guide Account required, event listing free.
Neighbourhoods Arts Network
The Dance Current
DUO (Dance Umbrella of Ontario) Event/Workshop/Classes Listing
TAPA - TOnight app and whatsontonight.ca - To post on this resource, you must apply for membership. Free membership for individuals who are only posting on TOnight and whatsontonight.ca.

Deaf Event Listings

Deaf Spectrum
Deaf Connect
Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD) - send your event info, including images, to Office{at}DeafOntario.ca for posting
CreativeUsers.Net - send an email to info{at}creativeusers.net with your event listing - it will go on their website and may also go in their newsletter
Accessing the Arts Event Listing by Creative Users
Live Theatre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Facebook Group
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) - but be sure to post consistently and regularly, not just once

Try using hashtags like:
#deafskills, #deafart, #DeafTalent #DeafSpectrum #ASLToronto #DeafCanada #DeafToronto #DeafOntario #DeafFriendly #DeafAccessibility

Vancouver Area Event Listings

GVPTA Vancouver theatre guide
Georgia Straight
Daily Hive
Tourism Vancouver Calendar of Events
The Province's "Events Around Vancouver"
Miss604 Vancouver Blog

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