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  1. Wil

    I saw an interview with those two ladies and wondered if that could be my partner and me in another 51 years. I certainly hope so.
    I was also wondering if you and Stephanie encountered any problems or hassles getting married in Toronto. Is there a website that goes through the process of foreigners getting married in Canada?

  2. Steph Mineart

    It was easy as pie – first you apply for the marriage license. You fill out a very simple form for that – it’s available online, but is also available in city hall on the first floor, where they process the applications. The cost of the license is $140 or so. They require ID – I believe we gave them our passports, but driver’s license works also. We went to city hall and turned in our application an hour or so before the ceremony was scheduled. The website to download the license application is here:
    Once you have the license, you have to have a ceremony to “solemnize” the marriage. We had ours done in the wedding chambers upstairs on the 3rd floor of city hall. You have to arrange the ceremony in advance by calling, and they book you into an appointment. You give them a deposit of $95 when you make the arrangements over the phone, and the rest ($130?) before the ceremony. There’s a website for booking ceremonies in the wedding chambers:
    The most difficult part was finding witnesses, because you have to find someone around city hall to ask, but it can’t be a city employee. But in the end, the office found them for us – they were the couple getting married just after us.

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