How to Buy Tickets

The easiest way to purchase tickets for Spur Toronto events is online, by visiting our Events section.

Buy Event Tickets

You may phone our ticket service Ticket Break at 1-866-943-8849 if you are having trouble purchasing on line. They can process an e-ticket order to be emailed to you at any time. However, if you wish physical tickets mailed to you there will be an extra $2 charge. You can also call the Spur Toronto offices at 416-531-1483 (Mon–Fri, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. EST/EDT) for any other inquiries.

Any tickets still remaining for an event will be sold at the door, starting one hour before the event begins.

Better yet, buy a festival pass! You’ll get guaranteed access to all events,* and our gratitude for helping us grow Spur in Toronto and across the country.

* Certain events, such as Book Bag have limited capacity, so the sooner you purchase a pass, the sooner you can guarantee a spot in all of this year’s Spur events. Once you have purchased a Festival Pass, we will contact you to reserve your place in these limited events. We will also register you for the opening event “Alone Together: A civic life in the digital age” which is free and presented in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.

Where and How to Redeem E-Tickets and Passes

You can pick up your Spur pass badge at our ‘Will Call’ table during the first event in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library, from 6:30pm on Thursday, April 9. If you would like to make other arrangements to receive your pass please contact us at or call us 416-531-1483.

If you cannot collect your pass or other tickets you have arranged to hold at the opening event, they can be collected at subsequent events. The Will Call and Box Office move with us. This is where we will be and when:

Thursday April 9: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, 2nd floor

Friday April 10: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street

Saturday April 11: 9:00AM to Noon
Hart House: East Common Room (1st Floor)
7 Hart House Circle

Saturday April 11: Noon to 8:30PM
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave (at Bloor – SW corner)

Sunday April 12: 9:00 AM to 2:00PM
Hart House, Debates Room (2nd Floor)
7 Hart House Circle

Sunday April 12: 3:00PM to 6:00PM
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles Street West

Tickets and festival passes are not refundable; however, they are transferable!  If you cannot attend a specific Spur event, you can give your pass to someone else to use – just don’t forget to get it back! The same applies to individual e-tickets.

When you purchase tickets or festival passes online, you will receive a e-ticket from our ticketing service Ticket Break. Don’t forget to bring this ticket to the event. The bar code is the important part – so if you do not have the printed e-ticket we can scan from your smartphone or other device. For passes the e-ticket will be redeemed for a physical pass you must carry to all Spur events.

Thank you for your commitment to Spur – you have any questions just call us at  416-531-1483 during business hours or email at

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased at the door will be $17 General Admission (for $15 events) and $12 for Students or other $10 events, (with some exceptions), so it always pays to buy in advance!