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Special Events

The Township of Lake of Bays recognizes the benefits of special events that promote and enhance our communities and has provided event organizers with a standard guideline that outlines the policies, procedures and by-laws of the municipality when applying to host a special event on municipally owned land.  Any special event on municipal property or which requires municipal services requires a Special Events Permit.

The Special Events Permit application, accompanied by a complete detailed description of the event, expected attendance and $50 application fee shall be submitted 90 days in advance of the event to the Corporate Services Department.

Public liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000 is mandatory for all special events.  For an event that involves the selling or serving of alcohol the liability insurance must include liquor liability coverage in the amount of $2,000,000.  The Township of Lake of Bays has established a Special Events Liability Insurance Program for any groups, organizations and individuals, not affiliated with the municipality, to obtain liability insurance coverage for their special event.

NEW: Community Event Designation

An annual event held by a community group or organization which enhances tourism, civic pride and provides economic benefit to the community can receive relief from applicable fees and charges with a $200.00 application fee which includes advertising of noise exemptions/road closures, sign permit, vendors permit, liability insurance (excluding alcohol and vendors), and a one day community centre rental.

To view the Corporate Services - Special Events brochure - click here

Please contact the Corporate Services Department by email or call (705) 635-2272, ext. 224 for more information.

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