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.

Starting on January 1, 2022, garbage put at the curb must be in clear, colourless bags - except for one 'privacy' bag per week.

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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...
Motorists are advised that Columbus Drive southbound will be reduced to one lane between Topsail Road and Bay Bulls Road to facilitate road construction. The City of St. John's apologizes for any...
Motorists are advised that Bay Bulls Road (Griffin's Lane to Connolly's Lane) will be closed to traffic to facilitate construction works associated with the Goulds Servicing (Phase 2) Sanitary Trunk...

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Application A Change of Non-Conforming Use application has been submitted by The Calm Place Inc. for 1 Campbell Avenue.  Description The proposed applications is to change the occupancy of 1 Campbell...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted by Persepolis Persian restaurant Limited at 585 Torbay Road.  Description The Discretionary Use is for a Restaurant that will be...
Application A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application for land at 5 & 7 Little Street.  Description The City has received an application from Nevida Properties Inc...

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We are excited to welcome you back to the Garden for our Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival!   After last year's community-based pivot, which saw us taking Merry & Bright...
Music at Memorial's Fall 2021 Ensemble Concert Series Opera's Magnificent Moments 2 December 4, 7:30pm D. F. Cook Recital Hall MUN Opera Workshop presents opera scenes from...
Join the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for our annual Christmas Concert. December 4th and 5th, 2021. Tickets at www.artsandculturecentre.com or by calling 709-729-3900.

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