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 Application for Special Event Permit

 

ALL EVENTS MUST ADHERE TO ALL GUIDELINES, PROTOCOLS, REGULATIONS AND PERMISSIONS FROM THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, NIAGARA REGION PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE CITY OF ST. CATHARINES IN RELATION TO COVID-19. 
 

Thank you for your interest in hosting your special event in the City of St. Catharines. Please provide as much information about your event as possible. Where you are unsure of your plans, please indicate so. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a permit will be issued. 

 Deadlines for submission of Application for Special Event Permit:

Event Type Submission Deadline
New Major Event (e.g. Involves road closure, midway, licensed area, multiple activities, significant number of attendees) 7 months prior to requested event date
New Minor Event (e.g. One day or less; one or few activities) 4 months prior to requested event date
Returning Annual Event November 30

 Please submit to:

Email In Person Mail
events@stcatharines.ca

Seymour Hannah Sports & Entertainment Centre

Guest Services

240 St. Paul Street West

St. Catharines

Seymour Hannah Sports & Entertainment Centre

240 St. Paul Street West

St. Catharines, ON L2S 2E1

Applicant Information

The City of St. Catharines may waive fees to eligible applicants to help offset the fee(s) that would have been charged by the City related to the delivery or presentation of a single or multi-day festival or event which offers an inclusive experience to a wide range of participants.

Examples of City fees that can be waived are (but not limited to):

  • Park permit
  • Rental of City property
  • Staffing costs outside normal operations

For information related to the Special Event Waiving of Fees program please click HERE

Personal information collected on this form is pursuant to the Municipal Act and is used during the Special Event Permit process. It may be shared with Niagara Regional Police Service, Niagara Region Public Health, and other external stakeholders. It will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.M. 56. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Community, Recreation and Culture Services, Box 3012, St. Catharines ON L2R 7C2