The York Region District School Board (the “Board”) recognizes the important role our schools play in supporting community activities. At this time, the Board is planning to reopen our schools for community use, effective the week of September 18, 2022.
Please note, the Board may delay the start, or cancel permits at any time in response to public health measures, direction from the Ministry of Education and to accommodate operational requirements.
We look forward to welcoming people back into our schools for community use and appreciate your patience and understanding during these very challenging times.
Information for the 2022-2023 School Year
Permits begin the third week of September and end the second week of June. Summer permits start the second week of July and end two full weeks before Labour day. Exact start and end dates will be confirmed upon issue of the permit. Permits do run on PA days but not in the evenings of March Break.
New permit requests are accepted throughout the year and will be approved in accordance with our policy and procedure.
All denied permits are placed on our waiting list and you will be contacted if a space becomes available. Please do not place numerous requests if you are only looking to permit one day, time and location.
Please note effective September 2022, fees will increase by 4.4%.
Submitting an Application
Please check the eBase site frequently for updates and messages about your permit request. You will be notified electronically once your permit has been completely processed or if we are unable to grant your request.
Using the credit card option for monthly payments ensures a zero balance at the end of each month and at the end of your permit. You will be charged for the actual usage at the end of each month. This will also result in a quicker turn around in receiving your permit as the postdated payments will not have to be received before we forward your permit to you.
The Board believes that all learners, leaders and community members have a shared responsibility for minimizing their effect on the environment and taking an active role in protecting it. Permit holders and users of Board facilities are expected to support the Board’s efforts to reduce and divert waste, and to reduce energy and water use in our schools.