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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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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.

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The Water Street Pedestrian Mall is open to pedestrian traffic only from noon to 10 p.m. daily, from Adelaide Street to Prescott Street, until Monday, September 7, 2020. Motorized Traffic...
Kenmount Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, between Peet Street and Pippy Place and continue until November 30, 2020.  This is required for construction work to upgrade the storm...
Residents and motorists are advised of construction works on Major's Path to facilitate road upgrades and construction of a roundabout at the intersection with Hebron Way Extension.  Traffic...

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update July 29: This application has been rescinded by the applicant. original post:Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted to operate a Home Occupation in a portion of the...
Application A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted by No.4 Restaurant to extend an existing patio for an Outdoor Eating and Lounge Area at 4 Cathedral Street.  Description The existing...
Application A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted by Vu Restaurant for an Outdoor Eating and Lounge Area at 115 Duckworth Street.   Description The outside area will be temporary with an...

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Join A.C. Hunter Library and our good friend storyteller and magician Ken Parsons for an evening of humour, stories , recitations and magic from the mythical place of Raisin Arm. ...
Thursdays - Children's Summer Stories Series Author Readings with Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries and TD Summer Reading Join us weekly on Thursdays this summer as we invite a local...
Free artisan demonstrations from 11am - 3pm, Wednesday - Sunday. Meet the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation artisans and watch them work while visiting our gift shop in the beautiful historic Quidi...

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