Toronto Getting a Business Licence

The City of TOronto's Municipal Licensing and Standards Division regulates and licenses businesses, occupations and trades. It issues permits relating to vending, cafes, signage and other boulevard occupancies. It inspects and investigates private property complaints (e.g., property standards and maintenance, noise, garbage) and the public right-of-way. It ensures compliance with all Acts, bylaws and regulations.

Some trades or professions must meet certain qualifications by means of verbal or written examination, waiting periods, etc. for others, please contact:

Municipal Licensing and Standards
Licence Application and Renewal
East York Civic Centre
850 Coxwell Avenue
Third Floor
Toronto, ON M4C 5R1

Information line: 416-392-6700
Fax number: 416-392-3196

Open: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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