Doing Business

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At this time the best way to submit applications, permits and nominations to the City of St. John’s is by email. City staff are practicing social distancing and have access to email.
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What’s happening to our recycling material now that China is no longer accepting recycling from Canada? You might be surprised at the answer, but we're not - we planned it this way.

Doing Business

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The City of St. John's is a fantastic place to do business. Whether you are an established company or just starting out with your first business we can help you find all of the information you need to be successful from information on the permits and regulations required to do business in the City, to some of the services we provide and helpful information on our economy.

Learn more about Doing Business in the City of St. John’s by exploring this section of our website.

This holiday season consider giving the gift of play to a child in need by donating to the REAL Program. It’s easy to donate: online, by telephone or in-person.
The City's 10-Year Affordable Housing Strategy outlines a commitment to identify city-owned vacant land for potential redevelopment as affordable housing. See the results of public engagement...
Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual music and lights celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond.

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Contractors may be working on the following streets from November 29 – December 3 under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs. Work could include concrete/...
The Mundy Pond Trail near the construction area will be temporarily closed to carry out site work for the Mews Centre replacement. This closure is in effect from Thursday, November 25 at 8:00 am...
Motorists are advised there will be several short duration and sporadic lane reductions to facilitate work of the Kenmount Road Trunk Storm Sewer Upgrading project. Signage will be in place and flag...

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Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 83 Wabush Place.  Description The proposed Home Occupation involves the baking of traditional and specialty...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a Home Occupation at 5 Boland Street.  Description The proposed Home Occupation is for a Retail Use which involves the pick-up of...
Registration for Recreation Winter Programs begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 2, for residents of St. John’s and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, for residents of other municipalities.  To learn...

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The Committee of the Whole takes place every second Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is live streamed and can be accessed via the Council and Committees Calendar.
The following appeal under the City of St. John’s Development Regulations will be heard virtually by the Appeal Board on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 12:45 p.m.   Decision of City re...
Humpday Market St. John's,where local shops come together to make an enjoyable evening of shopping local.  We showcase new and established local makers and entrepreneurs, hot food, baked...

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