Festivals & Events

Event Insurance

To protect event organizers and the City, all events must have insurance. Please review the below information for insurance requirements.

  • The Certificate of Insurance must be submitted at least 30 days before your event start date
  • How to submit insurance using Portal
  • The Certificate of Insurance must include the following information:
    • The name of event(s)
    • Event Dates
    • Event location
    • City of Hamilton named as additional insured
    • The “Name Insured” on the certificate must match the name of the organizer/organization as indicated on the Festival and Event Approval Application
    • Minimum of $2 million dollars in third party liability insurance. Events that include components such as alcohol, amusement rides, bouncy castles, and/or fireworks require a limit of $5 million per occurrence.

As an alternative, the City offers GameDay insurance through the Recreation Division

  • Fee is based off the estimated number of attendees
  • Coverage provided is Commercial General Liability insurance with a limit of $5 million per occurrence
  • GameDay does not provide insurance for event activities such as: fireworks, bouncy castles, cycling, horse-related activities, and skateboarding

For more information

Gameday Insurance
Facility Booking team
Email [email protected]
Phone 905-540-5590