Yes. Inflatables and midway rides can be incorporated into the event plan; however, they must all be in accordance with the City of Brampton, Business Licensing By-law 332-2013, as amended (link to by-law cited above). Those found to be non-compliant will not be allowed to participate in the event and may be subject to penalties as imposed by City of Brampton, Enforcement and By-law Services.
In cases where inflatables are the only amusement being used, no licence is required. However, the appropriate user liability insurance must be in place.
The Event Organizer is required to submit to the Event Support Liaison:
- A copy of the vendor’s liability insurance naming the City as additionally insured fourteen (14) days prior to the event; or
- Their own event liability insurance that specifically identifies amusement coverage fourteen (14) days prior to the event.
The location of these activities must be identified on a Site Map and discussed with the Event Support Liaison during the planning stages. Limitations and restrictions may be imposed and enforced, specifically related to set-up and take-down dates and times, due to the potential for damage and public safety.
Inflatables must be secured with surface weight (i.e. sand bags or water barrels) and not with pegs or stakes. Only with the approval of the City of Brampton may a structure be tethered and utility locating is performed. All of the associated costs of the utility locate will be charged back to the Event Organizer. Please refer to the Utility Locating section for further details.
Event organizers using inflatables, requiring the use of a power source, will be responsible to provide a separate power source (i.e. generator). City of Brampton outdoor venues have limited (if any) access to power. Such requirements must be included on the Site Map and identified to the Event Support Liaison during the planning stages.
The use of midway rides at an event is subject to approval by the City of Brampton.
The location of these activities must be identified on the Site Map and discussed with the Event Support Liaison during the planning stages. Limitations and restrictions may be imposed and enforced, specifically related to set-up and take-down dates and times, due to the potential for damage and public safety.
The Event Organizer is responsible to ensure that no owner or operator of a carnival or circus shall permit any contrivance, ride, or structure to be utilized until all applicable provincial standards are met.
As part of the Licensing Approval Process, a Zoning Review will be required. The Building Division, Planning and Infrastructure Services, will be engaged to help facilitate the Zoning Review as per the City of Brampton, Zoning By-law 270-2004, as amended.
In cases where the requested area does not meet the zoning requirements a Committee of Adjustment decision may be required. All costs associated with the Zoning Review will be charged back to the Event Organizer.
To access the City of Brampton, Zoning By-law 270-2004, as amended, please visit the City of Brampton website:
Additionally, all activities are subject to other City of Brampton By-laws and must meet the standards set out by external agencies, such as the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).
For a general listing of all the City’s By-laws, please visit the City of Brampton Website.
To access information for the TSSA, please visit:
To access information for the ESA, please visit: