Approval from the City of Stratford is required to hold an event on municipal property, including, but not limited to;
It is the responsibility of the organization to obtain approval for their event.
Applications must be submitted, with all applicable attachments, a minimum of 12 weeks prior to the event to the City Clerk's Office. See the application below for a list of attachments to be submitted with your application.
Any application received less than 12 weeks prior to the proposed event will be subject to a fee of $150 for expedited service.
The City Clerk's Office will advise whether or not approval has been granted for the event.
Applications are available at the City Clerk's Office, 1 Wellington Street, Ground Floor or download the Special Event Application.
The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario has developed a useful Accessibility Booklet for organizers of accessible events. It contains a checklist to ensure that everything is considered when planning and hosting an accessible event such as bazaars, festivals, community meals and meetings. This booklet is intended for community members who plan events. It includes information on no-cost or low-cost actions that can help reduce barriers for people with disabilities and make events more inclusive.