Special Events Policy

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The City of Kingston is reviewing its Special Events Policy with the aim of more equitably distributing events amongst locations in Kingston.

Special events have a significant cultural and economic value to Kingston, so it is important to ensure event organizers and visitors have a positive experience.

For more details on this project, see the City’s special events project page.



The City of Kingston is reviewing its Special Events Policy with the aim of more equitably distributing events amongst locations in Kingston.

Special events have a significant cultural and economic value to Kingston, so it is important to ensure event organizers and visitors have a positive experience.

For more details on this project, see the City’s special events project page.


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  • Accommodating large events

    over 1 year ago
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    Kingston hosts many different kinds of cultural, educational and sporting events. Our policy review will focus on identifying criteria and parks that can accommodate larger crowds. What are your ideas for ways we can accommodate large events at City facilities?

    Kingston hosts many different kinds of cultural, educational and sporting events. Our policy review will focus on identifying criteria and parks that can accommodate larger crowds. What are your ideas for ways we can accommodate large events at City facilities?

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  • Transportation to and from events

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    Transportation to and from events impacts attendees, and the people who live near where an event takes place. What are some ways we can improve how people get to and from an event?

    Transportation to and from events impacts attendees, and the people who live near where an event takes place. What are some ways we can improve how people get to and from an event?

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  • Prioritizing Special Events

    over 1 year ago
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    When prioritizing permits for Special Events, the City currently uses the following guidelines:

    1. events that have significant municipal importance and attract international, national, provincial, regional participants,
    2. are historic events in good standing,
    3. the event is held in partnership with the City,
    4. the event and organization is not-for-profit,
    5. the number of participants and
    6. supports the City mission by being sustainable, accessible and safe

    Are there other criteria we should consider when prioritizing permits?

    When prioritizing permits for Special Events, the City currently uses the following guidelines:

    1. events that have significant municipal importance and attract international, national, provincial, regional participants,
    2. are historic events in good standing,
    3. the event is held in partnership with the City,
    4. the event and organization is not-for-profit,
    5. the number of participants and
    6. supports the City mission by being sustainable, accessible and safe

    Are there other criteria we should consider when prioritizing permits?

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