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.

Today, members of City Council, in partnership with the Bowring Park Foundation, and the Cahill Family Foundation, marked the official opening of the Labyrinth in Bowring Park.
Contractors may be working on the following streets from October 18-22 under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs.  Work could include concrete/street...
Motorists are advised that the following temporary road closures will be in effect for the Cape to Cabot race on Sunday, October 17th from7:45 am to 11:00 am. Blackhead Road - Water Street to Cape...
Motorists are advised that a detour will remain be in place on Hamlyn Road between Canada Drive and Baie Verte Street to facilitate road construction.  Flag Persons will be on site during...

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Application An application has been submitted for a development comprised of a mix of Single Detached Dwellings, Semi-detached Dwellings, Townhouses and Apartment Buildings.  Description The rezoning...
Application A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted by Rocky River Smokehouse at 279 Portugal Cove Road.  Description The Discretionary Use is for an Eating Establishment that will be...
Application A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted by Northern Americas Satellite Ventures Inc. to the City of St. John’s seeking approval to construct a new satellite earth station...

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Open to the public, no requirement to be a Co-op member. Free to attend, no admission fee. The SJFM operates Saturdays year round from 9-4 at the St. John's Community Market, 245 Freshwater...
We're breaking our own rules again, this time on a fine autumn afternoon. Puppers big and small are invited in to enjoy a walk around our trails and gardens. Does Fido have a costume for...
Take a guided walk on the Gardens' nature trails with a Friend of the Garden volunteer and learn about Newfoundland birds. Bird watching sessions start at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, May...

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