There are various policies and procedures an event organizer must follow in order to be approved to operate a special event on Municipal Property.
Events on Municipal property that require a permit are public events, a private event with alcohol or permits to film. The management of events on a municipal property requires the coordinated efforts of Municipal staff from multiple departments facilitated by the Special Events Coordinator, ensuring the event operates safely and adheres to the applicable by-law, policies and procedures.
Download the Special Events Application Form and the Special Events Manual for complete information. For questions call the Special Events Coordinator at 519-360-1998.
Steps to Secure a Facility
- Call your local municipal centre at 519-360-1998 to tentatively book the location.
- Obtain or provide required certificates of insurance.
- Complete the special event application form and additional forms if necessary.
Submit your special event applications at least 8+ weeks prior to your event date. Municipal staff will process the application and return an approval permit, complete with any accompanying conditions, requirements and/or restrictions.
Failure to comply with the requirements set out in this guide and/or with any relevant policies and procedures may result in the refusal of an event permit, ticketing or closure of the event.