Ontario – Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)

Excerpt from the T.S.S.A Website:

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA) Amusement Device (AD) safety program regulates amusement rides in Ontario to ensure all devices conform to the Technical Standards and Safety Act and applicable regulations, codes and standards.

As part of the AD safety program, the TSSA:

  • Reviews and registers rides
  • Issues permits for each ride in the current operating season
  • Licenses operators
  • Conducts inspections and incident investigations
  • Delivers public awareness campaigns throughout the province

Amusement devices under TSSA’s jurisdiction include:

  • Roller coasters
  • Ferris wheels
  • Merry-go-rounds (and other circular motion rides)
  • Water slides, flume rides, dry slides
  • Go-karts, bumper carts
  • Inflatables (inflatable bouncers), bungee devices, bungee assisted bounces
  • Zip lines (track and cable rides) and other generic spinning and whirling rides

New Fee Schedule as of 2021 (Flat Rate) T.S.S.A. Link

How do I Register an Inflatable in Ontario? T.S.S.A. Link

How do I License my Company in Ontario? T.S.S.A. Download

How do you become an Inflatable Mechanic in Ontario? T.S.S.A. Download

Operating an Amusement Device in Ontario – T.S.S.A. Download

Does my device require registration in Ontario – T.S.S.A. Download

  Legislation and Regulatory Information Code Adoption Document 535-18 (CAD) “The Act” TSSA Act 2000 (Regulation 221/01) Certification and Training of Amusement Device Mechanics 187-03  

More information can be found on the T.S.S.A. website