Hosting an Event Outdoors on City of Hamilton Property? You will need to complete a S.E.A.T. Application.
The City of Hamilton’s Events Office produces, facilitates, reviews and regulates hundreds of events across Hamilton annually. The City has developed guidelines for hosting events outside on city property to ensure the health and safety of participants and residents.
The review of these outdoor events is done through the Special Events Advisory Team (S.E.A.T.), a team comprised of 25 city staff representing various municipal divisions who ensure that all of the necessary permits, permissions and insurance are in place.
If you are interested in hosting an event on City Property:
What is the deadline to submit an application? Deadlines give both the event applicant and the City enough time to ensure that activities are safe and that all required approvals and applicable licenses are in place. The larger and more complex an event, the more time it will take to review and process an application.
- Events taking place on a roadway need to be submitted a minimum of 120 days in advance of the event.
- Events not taking place on a roadway (e.g. in a park) need to be submitted a minimum of 60 days in advance of the event.
Where can I find a S.E.A.T. application? The S.E.A.T. Application can now be completed online. For more information about S.E.A.T. and to review the 2017 S.E.A.T. Guidelines, click here . The Guidelines must be read BEFORE submitting a S.E.A.T. application.
If you have any questions please contact the Special Events Advisory Team (S.E.A.T.): T: 905-546-4646 or email: SEAT@hamilton.ca