The 2017 WayHome and Boots and Hearts
Festivals at Burl's Creek are large-scale events that require Special
Events Permits for Council's consideration prior to the events taking
The Township's special events permitting process is
complex and involves extensive consultation with a broad range of
regulatory agencies. The process for the WayHome and Boots and Hearts
Festivals has been ongoing to address a number of factors related to
public health and safety, traffic, sound levels, and financial
considerations. This process and timing is typical for all large-scale
special events held in the Township.
For more information on the Special Events Management process, read the Special Events Manual.
part of this process, the Township requires a 2017 Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with financial securities in place before Council
may consider issuing the special event permits. The development of this
MOU has been ongoing with the special events permit process.
light of the recent decision by the Ontario Municipal Board relating to
the Temporary Use By-Law application for Burl's Creek, the MOU required
some revisions to reflect the OMB's decision. Read the OMB Decision and
Report: OMB PL151011.
that the MOU has been finalized, along with approved operational plans
and endorsement from regulatory agencies, Council is in a position to
consider the special events permits for the 2017 WayHome and Boots and
Hearts Festivals. A Special Council Meeting has been scheduled for
Friday, July 21, 2017 with Closed Session commencing at 9:00 a.m. and
Open Session commencing at 11:30 a.m.
recognizes there are differing opinions regarding support for
activities at Burl's Creek Event Grounds and decisions made may not
necessarily satisfy some of the residents and stakeholders. Council
remains committed to acting in the best interest of the community as a
whole, while adhering to legislation and regulatory acts.
Mayor Harry Hughes
Township of Oro-Medonte