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Special Events Traffic Information & Permits

 

Parade Permits

All parades numbering greater than 30 people or greater than 10 vehicles require a Parade Permit from the Chief of Police.  Parade permits must be applied for in writing, preferably on organization letterhead.  The letter requesting a parade permit must contain the following:

  • Name of the Organization
  • Contact person (permit holder) and phone number
  • The reason for the procession
  • Exact route of the parade (include map if available)
  • Date of parade
  • Start and end time
  • Estimated length of time for the parade to pass a given point
  • Approximate number of people expected to participate

There is no cost for the issuing of a parade permit.   The letter of request should be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the event to:

The Chief of Police
151 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 2Z7

For more information please contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-5403

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Noise Policy And Noise Permit

The City of Winnipeg Noise Control By-law prohibits and regulates noises that may be deemed a nuisance to the public.  Should you wish to provide music or live entertainment at your event a noise permit from the Chief of Police is required.   Generally, noise permits will only be issued for events in commercial districts held between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.  The permit holder must remain on site at all times and abstain from the consumption of intoxicants.

 

Noise Control

Residential Districts

In residential districts, the production of a noise nuisance by devices, including radios, televisions, phonographs, drums, musical instruments, loud speakers, public address systems and sound amplifiers, is prohibited at all times.

Commercial Districts

In commercial districts, the production of a noise nuisance by devices, including radios, televisions, phonographs, drums, musical instruments, loud speakers, public address systems and sound amplifiers, is prohibited. The only exceptions would be for advertising some patriotic or other public object and when the Chief of Police has issued a permit. Exemptions include any military or other band or parade, concert, circus or fair operating under the written permission of the Chief of Police, and the using of sound devices during December to render Christmas carols.

 

Noise Permit

Noise permits must be applied for in writing, preferably on organization letterhead.  The letter requesting a noise permit must contain the following:

  • Name of the Organization
  • Contact person (permit holder) and phone number
  • Location of event
  • Date of Event
  • Start and end time of the event
  • Approximate number of people expected to attend the event
  • A copy of the “Agreement to Use Facility” if the event is held in a City park.

There is no cost for the issuing of a noise permit.   The letter of request should be submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to the event, if possible, to:

The Chief of Police
151 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 2Z7
Fax:  204-986-6077

For more information, contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-5999

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Horse Use In The City Of Winnipeg

Selected Acts and Bylaws Governing the Use of Horses and Horse-drawn Carts
(Updated 2008-07-02) 

CITY OF WINNIPEG
STREETS BY-LAW NO. 1481/77

ACTIVITIES FOR WHICH PERMIT REQUIRED
VEHICLES AND HORSES
4.01. No person shall lead, drive, ride or back a horse or vehicle on, across, or along a sidewalk, boulevard or curb at any place other than an authorized crossing unless permission to do so has been obtained from the Director through a use of street or street cut permit.

 

CITY OF WINNIPEG
TRAFFIC BY-LAW NO. 1573/77

AGE OF DRIVER OF A HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE
49. No person under the age of 16 years shall ride a horse or drive a horse drawn vehicle upon any street or portion of street.

HORSES AND HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN STREETS
50. Between the hours 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 15:30 - 17:30 p.m. on any day excepting
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, the riding of horses and the driving of horse drawn vehicles is prohibited on Regional Streets.
Amended 5214/89

RIDING OF HORSES PROHIBITED IN DARKNESS
51. The riding of horses on streets during the hours of darkness is prohibited except on streets lit by street lights.

 

THE CITY OF WINNIPEG
BOULEVARD MAINTENANCE BY-LAW
NO. 5895/92

HORSES
15. No person shall ride a horse on, across or along any boulevard.

 

THE CITY OF WINNIPEG PARKS AND RECREATION BY-LAW
NO. 3219/82

OPERATING VEHICLES, ETC., OFF ROAD
15. No person shall operate a vehicle or take a horse or other animal used or capable of being
employed to transport persons directly or by drawing a conveyance other than on a highway in a
public park except:
(a) as required or authorized by by-law or permitted under this or any By-law of
The City of Winnipeg; or
(b) in areas designated for the use or presence of a particular animal or vehicle.

 

HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT
Lighting equipment of vehicles

35(1)       Except as otherwise provided in this Act, every vehicle shall, at all times while it is upon a highway, be equipped with lamps and other equipment in good working order as in this section provided, namely:

(i) Every vehicle in respect of which no other provision is made in this subsection shall carry at the back thereof, or at the back of any other vehicle that may be attached thereto,

(i) a reflector which shall be so placed as to be illuminated by the lights of any vehicle approaching from the rear and shall cast a red reflection, or

(ii) a lamp casting a red light.

(j) Where a vehicle is being towed on a highway at a time when, under subsection (11), lamps on vehicles are required to be lighted,

(i) if it is being towed by an animal and has a width, inclusive of the load thereon, in excess of 2.05 metres at any part thereof, or

(ii) if it is being towed by another vehicle and has a width equal to or greater than the vehicle towing it,
it shall carry at least four clearance lamps or reflectors in a conspicuous position,

(iii) one of which shall be placed at each side of the front of the vehicle and shall cast or reflect only a green or amber light forward,

(iv) one of which shall be placed on each side of the back of the vehicle and shall cast or reflect only a red light rearwards,

(v) at least one of which shall be placed on that part of the vehicle that projects farthest to the right thereof, and at least one of which on that part of the vehicle that projects farthest to the left thereof, and

(vi) of which the lamps or reflectors to which sub-clause (v) applies shall cast or reflect only a green or amber light forward and only a red light rearward.

Lamps and reflectors on other vehicles

35(8)       The lamp or reflector required, under clause (1)(i) or (j), to be carried by certain vehicles shall be of such a kind and so constructed that, under normal atmospheric conditions, the lamp when lighted, or the reflector, casts or reflects, as the case may be, a light visible from a distance of 150 metres in the rear of the vehicle.

Size of reflectors

35(9)       The reflectors required under clauses (1)(i) and (j), and under clause 149(1)(b), shall be of a type approved by the traffic board and

(a) those required under clauses (1)(i) and (j) shall be not less than 75 millimetres in diameter; and

(b) that required under clause 149(1)(b) shall be not less than 35 millimetres in diameter.

Riding improperly on vehicles

146(1)      No person while riding on a vehicle on a highway shall ride upon any portion thereof not designed or intended for the use of passengers.

Where subsec. (1) not applicable
146(2)      Subsection (1) does not apply to a person necessarily engaged in the discharge of a duty or to a person lawfully riding

(a) on a truck; or

(b) on a horse-drawn vehicle, in a space intended for the carriage of goods.

Drunken driving of vehicles other than motor vehicles
227(1)      No person

(a) who is in charge of a vehicle other than a motor vehicle or bicycle, or of a horse or other animal, used as a means of conveyance; and

(b) who is, through drunkenness, unable to drive or ride it with safety to other persons who are on a highway or bicycle facility;
shall drive or ride the vehicle, bicycle or animal on a highway or bicycle facility.

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