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Why organize a block party?

Block parties are a great way to get to know your neighbours. They provide a casual relaxed setting where residents can meet, play, eat, and hopefully, find similarities that bring them closer together. With a little effort, a neighbourhood can become a cohesive community of families that care for each other and the overall health and vibrancy of the community. 

Block parties are organized by residents for residents. Culture and Leisure Services process the permit application and act as liaison between the organizer and the different City departments. While Block Parties are meant to be informal and fun, a certain amount of planning is involved. This guide is intended to help you along the way. 

Permit application


  1. The Block party organizer must first obtain an authorization signed by 75% of the residents where the party will be held. Download the Permission to Block the Street form (Lien vers PDF consentement). 
    1. Submit the form with signatures to Culture and Leisure Services at

  2. Fill out the on-line block party application. Allow a minimum of 15 working days before your event. 
  3. Culture and Leisure Services will issue a permit and confirm barricade delivery. This permit must be posted at a visible location the duration of your event. 
  4. Copies of this permit are distributed to the following: 
    1. The applicant 
    2. Municipal Patrol 
    3. The Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM) – Montreal Fire Department 
    4. The Director, Culture and Leisure 

Permit request



  • Block parties are free but require a permit. 

  • Applications must be submitted on-line a minimum of 15 days prior to the event. 

  • Noise levels (including music) must remain within acceptable limits and must not go past 10 p.m. 

  • Alcohol is not permitted on public property. 

  • Approval for temporary road closures for Block party purposes shall be at the discretion of the Director, Culture and Leisure in consultation with the Municipal Patrol and the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM). 

  • The City will provide the barricades free of charge. Organizers are responsible for the placement of barricades on the street during the time of the Bock party, and removal at the conclusion of the event. Barricades must be placed at each end of the block, adequately warning vehicles of the street closure and in such a way as to not hinder emergency vehicle access. Organizers are responsible for the safe return of the barricades and will be invoiced for any damaged or missing barricades. 

  • All structures such as tables and tents should be placed at the side of the street and must be easily removable. 

  • Organizers will hold the City harmless from any claims, lawsuits, etc. arising from this event. 

  • Organizers are liable for any damage done to public and private property during the event. 

  • Organizers are responsible for clean-up of the streets and public property to the condition prior to the event. 

  • The applicant(s) will be the contact person(s) in charge of the event and must remain at the Block party until its conclusion. 

  • City of Beaconsfield By-Laws must be respected.