Pilot project for seasonal food and craft vendors

The Municipality is running a pilot project to facilitate summer initiatives and foster economic development in the Wakefield area as described in Appendix A. The goal is to support local businesses, community initiatives, and creativity by generating increased traffic to the area. In order to do this, the Council is proceeding first by pilot project to test the approach.

At the June 6, 2022 Regular Council Meeting, Council adopted a by-law for a pilot project for two (2) successive seasons, from June 7 to October 31, 2022, and from June 7 to October 31, 2023, establishing the rules and conditions allowing for points of sale (e.g. food stand) where food is prepared on-site, non-alcoholic beverages are sold, or artisanal products are sold.

Anyone interested in participating must obtain a municipal permit at a cost of $750 per season.

Annex A

Form to request a certificate

Documents required to obtain municipal approval

All applications must be accompanied by the form used to request a certificate and include the following information and documents:

  • Applicant’s first and last name, address, phone number, and email address
  • Copy of a duly signed agreement with the owner of the property
  • Description of the designated space and the building in question
  • To-scale floor plan of the space
  • Anticipated start and end dates of the installation
  • MAPAQ permit (if applicable)
  • SAAQ registration in the case of a road vehicle
  • Payment of application fees ($750 per season)

Summary of applicable rules

Each point of sale must:

  • Operate exclusively on private property.
  • Be installed outside the visibility triangle.
  • Respect the alignment of existing buildings.
  • Be at least one (1) metre from the edge of the property on all sides.
  • Use the same waste collection equipment as the main building.
  • Be functional and have no apparent mechanism failures.
  • Be neat and clean: new paint, no signs of corrosion or deterioration.

Each point of sale must NOT:

  • Reduce the minimum number of parking spaces for off-street parking calculated under the Zoning By-law.
  • Impede the free movement of vehicles, goods, and people, including people with reduced mobility.
  • Provide furniture such as tables or chairs.