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 also phone 416-531-1483 (Mon–Fri, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. EST).

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 for $150. You’ll get guaranteed access to all events,* an invitation to the private reception with festival speakers and donors and our gratitude for helping us grow Spur in Toronto and across the country.

Where and How to Pick Up Tickets and Passes

You will be able to pick up individual tickets up to one hour before the event at our ‘Will Call’ table. If you have purchased tickets to more than one event, they will all be available at the first event. Tickets at the door will be slightly more expensive than online so it is wise to buy in advance!

You can pick up a purchased pass, (which includes a Spur Festival Pass badge and individual tickets to all events), also at our ‘Will Call’ table during our first event Who Owns our Secrets? at the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library, starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 3. If you would like to make other arrangements to receive your pass please contact us at or call us  416-531-1483. Should you be unable to pick up your pass on April 3, it will be held for you at each subsequent event.

* Certain events, such as Books and Brunch 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. As soon as you have purchased a Festival Pass, we will contact you reserve your place in these limited events.

Tickets and festival passes are not refundable; however, they are transferable! This is why we provide individual event tickets to accompany your passes, so if you cannot attend a specific Spur Event – you can give the ticket to a friend or family member.

When you purchase tickets or festival passes online, you will receive a 4-digit order number and email. Bring this number, with identification, when picking up tickets or passes in person.

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 with 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!