Mandatory insurance coverage for all facility rentals
The City of Markham requires that all persons or companies renting City facilities must have insurance coverage with the following attributes:
- Two million dollars of commercial general liability insurance
- Name the Corporation of the City of Markham as an additional insured
- Include full participant coverage
Alcohol permits and liability insurance
For any event where alcohol is involved, a Special Occasion Permit from AGCO (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario) must be obtained. The permit must be posted in the facility during your function. All Special Occasion Permit holders must purchase or provide proof that they have a minimum of $2,000,000 of liquor liability insurance in addition to the mandatory insurance coverage as noted above for events. The City of Markham must be named as additional insured under the insurance policy. The policy must include full participant coverage.
Insurance may be available to clients, who cannot provide insurance through their residential or commercial insurance polity, please check with the City’s Customer Service Representative. Proof of insurance must be provided to the Customer Service Representative a minimum of 14 days prior to the event.
Bylaw No. A-0285-2000-105. Markham facilities are designated as smoke-free areas.