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To define the criteria and process for designating public events as municipally significant for liquor licensing purposes.
This procedure applies to requests for designation of public events as municipally significant, for liquor licensing purposes. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario requires a municipal resolution or a letter from a delegated municipal authority designating the event as municipally significant and the Town Clerk has been delegated this responsibility.
1. For the purpose of Special Occasion permits for public liquor sale events, an event may be designated as municipally significant if:
2. The town will not designate events as municipally significant that:
3. Requests for a public event to be designated as an event of municipal significance must be submitted in writing to the Town Clerk, at least 30 days before the event, if fewer than 5,000 people will be attending, and at least 60 days before the event, if 5,000 people or more will attend the event. Requests must include:
4. Requests for municipally significant events occurring on town property where alcohol is served must comply with the Alcohol at Special Occasion Permitted Events Procedure and the Insurance Requirements Procedure.
5. All requests are circulated for comment to:
The Town Clerk, or designate, is delegated the authority to designate an event as municipally significant and comment on all liquor licence applications.
Clerk’s department is responsible for receiving and processing requests.
Procedure Number: MS-SPR-001-008
Parent Policy: MS-SPR-001
Section: Municipal Services
Sub-Section: Special Requests
Author: Clerk's Department
Effective Date: 2019 Sep 23
Review by Date: 2024
Last Modified: 2019 Sep 23