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What is an Excursion Vendor?
An excursion vendor is any organization that provides a venue or service for school excursions/field trips during instructional hours and off TDSB property

What is the Excursions Directory?
The Excursion Directory is an internal, online listing of all approved excursion vendors. The directory is available to all educators working in the TDSB’s 583 schools.  

I’m a vendor who wants to be included in the TDSB’s Excursion Directory. What’s the process? 
To begin the process, complete and submit an online application. Your application will then be reviewed by TDSB staff to determine curriculum relevance. There will also be an operational review of submitted documentation related to insurance, safety standards and contractual requirements. The vetting process takes between 12-16 weeks. Once your vendor review is complete and has been approved, your information and applicable forms will be added to the Excursions Directory where teachers can access this information to plan excursions.

 What information and documentation needs to be included in the application?

  • Description of your educational programming and its connections to the Ontario curriculum
  • Copies of any applicable certificates and licenses (e.g. TSSA, Ropes Inspection Report)
  • Copies of waivers, contracts and booking forms
  • Copies of emergency and safety plans, and swim test documentation
  • Menu offerings for overnight camps

What are the fees to be included in the TDSB’s Excursions Directory?
The cost for your organization to be included in the Excursions Directory website is a flat administrative fee of $250 + HST paid annually.

How long does it take to complete the application?
The application takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and your session will time out after 45 minutes. You will not be able to save your application once you have started.

Are travel and tour operators included in the TDSB’s Excursion Directory?
Travel and Tour Operators are not included in the Excursion Directory as these contracts are awarded through an RFP process.

Are after school programs included in the TDSB’s Excursion Directory?
No. The TDSB does not promote or endorse any after school programs. To permit space in our schools during after school hours, please contact the Permits department at or 416-395-8062.

What about vendors who offer programs/services on TDSB property during instructional hours? 
The Excursion Directory is only for organizations who offer programs/services off school property. Organizations who offer programs/services on TDSB property are required to complete a Partnership Proposal available at If you have questions, please contact the Educational Partnership Office at

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