Notice:  The Licence & Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre is open by appointment only.  Appointments can be booked between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Businesses can apply for new licences online or you must book an in-person appointment prior to attending.  New taxicab, limousine and tow truck licence applications need to be submitted online and cannot be submitted in-person.

Visit and search for your licence category for more information or to book appointments.

Existing licensees can only renew their licences via the Business Licence & Permit Renewal form. Both licence application and renewal fees can be paid online.

Business licences set to expire in 2021 will be cancelled for non-payment after 150 days, and will not be subject to late fees.

Permit and general inquiries can also be sent to

Street vending (non-food) hawker/pedlars are mobile salespeople who sell goods such as souvenirs, clothing, packaged good, or provide services.

Additional information on street vending (non-food) can be found on the City of Toronto website.

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