The following is a paper prepared by Douglas S. Christie
1.0 What is a Licence?
A Licence is a right to enter upon and use someone’s land in a certain manner or for a specific purpose. In the municipal context some examples might be a Licence to hang a sign over a street, place a sandwich board on a sidewalk, use an outdoor patio for a restaurant, or build a driveway on an unopened road allowance. Licences are personal rights and do not create an interest in land.