Civic Square is an area available to the public to gather in a peaceful and respectful manner.
COVID-19 Response: Civic Square Bookings
In accordance with provincial Public Health Orders, public and private outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted. Physical distancing of at least 2 meters must be maintained between persons of different households. If it will be difficult or unpredictable to maintain distancing, masks must be worn.
The sharing of food and beverage in Civic Square is not permitted at this time.
Submit your application on time. A minimum of five (5) business days and maximum of 30 days is requested.
Events must not interfere with the public's access to Civic Square and enjoyment of the surrounding grounds. This permit does not give the applicant exclusive use of either City Hall, or the adjacent grounds. Free public access is to be allowed to all areas of City Hall that are accessible during regular business hours.
Vehicles are not to be driven on City Hall grounds, even when delivering supplies
What you can expect from us
Once your application is received, a response will be sent within five (5) business days of the submission date. Applications received less than five (5) days in advance of an event may not be approved.
Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis. In the event there is a timing conflict, preference shall be given to community activities sponsored or supported by civic departments and agencies.
Permission to use of Civic Square should not be regarded as a commitment by the City to allow its use in future years. Any regularly scheduled event must make a new application for future dates.