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TSSA's Amusement Device Safety (AD) program regulates amusement rides in Ontario as to ensure all amusement devices conform to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and applicable regulations, codes and standards. TSSA reviews and registers rides, issues permits for each ride in the current operating season, licenses operators, conducts inspections and incident investigations, and 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.

Read about Operating an Amusement Device in Ontario which includes:

  • Legislation as it applies to amusement devices

  • Steps required to operate an amusement device

  • Change of ownership for a device with a permit

  • Type of certification of an amusement device in Ontario


To determine which inflatable devices are covered by the Regulation, refer to the following guide: Inflatable Device Decision Tree


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