Welcome to ElopeToronto.com!

Welcome to ElopeToronto.com! We provide simple, meaningful, secular (non-religious) humanist marriage ceremonies in Toronto, legally equivalent to a 'civil ceremony' or 'justice of the peace' wedding, for couples looking for a personal alternative to a 'City Hall' wedding.

See FAQ: HOW TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING: How to get your license, find a location, legal requirements, witnesses, the process of 'signing the papers', or 'registering a wedding' and how to apply for your CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE REGISTRATION. See the Toronto Registry link for information on a MARRIAGE LICENSE and MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (online application, hours & location, fee, divorced applicants, IDs required, etc.)

Mary is licensed as a Marriage Officiant by the Registrar General of Ontario, and the Ontario Humanist Society (and has performed over 1200 weddings)
HUMANISM is an ethical philosophy of secular living, stating we all share a duty of care, to lead ethical lives of compassion and respect, for each other, and for the world we all share. Humanist Wedding Ceremonies are simple, meaningful, non-religious legal marriage ceremonies written specifically for each couple, which reflect your wishes, your values, and your story. We also provide humanist ceremonies for baby-namings, memorials, and other life events.


Sunnyside - an unsettling jurisdiction

Yes, Sunnyside is cool. In a peeling-paint, industrial abandoned, spent-cigarette butt and pigeon-guano way ... and the light is great.  We had a wonderful wedding there on Sunday, even if the gate got stuck...and the beach volleyball game finally moved away too - so we could hear ourselves.

BUT, it also seems to be jointly owned/booked/managed by the City AND the owners of the Grenadier Cafe in High Park.  And they both dispute who books it.  SO this weekend the High Park people had 'leased' it to a film production company, and the caretakers turned away three weddings - we were fortunate, as they weren't filming Sunday.  Permits - Schpermits!  Too bad, so sad...  It's very hard to get to the bottom of the booking muddle, and in the meantime, that guano keeps piling up (filling up the pretty white billowing sheets suspending from the 2nd story - just don't look too hard at all those things that look like grey toothpaste....)   The filming company was turning the downstairs courtyard into a "Venezuelan Market" - which, with the peeling paint, was just about right....

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