Farms being opened for special events like weddings

Clarington Municiplity has announced that it will allow on-farm special events subject to a new licensing by-law.

Farmers who want to diversify their business and host on-farm special events such as weddings will now require a municipal business licence in addition to a Zoning By-law amendment and site plan approval for their property, according to Clarington Council.

As part of the Zoning By-law amendment application, the municipality will consider any special rules regarding the hours of operation, frequency of events, and maximum attendance. Each business licence will be subject to a $250 fee.

During the public consultation, the municipality received a large response from farmers and residents. Council carefully considered all input and feedback before making deciding to enact the new licensing by-law, it said.

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