This page provides links to resources and guidelines for businesses including; licences, permits, CafeTO, CurbTO, noise bylaw, posters, webinars and online training. Find COVID-19 sector-specific guidelines for businesses and COVID-19 guidance for employers, workplaces and businesses.

The CaféTO program provides space for expanded outdoor dining areas to help eligible restaurants and bars that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and bars operating in Toronto must follow current public health guidelines as developed by Toronto Public Health and the Province of Ontario. See the updated 2021 CaféTO guidebook for details.

All retail businesses are exempt from the City of Toronto Noise Bylaw to facilitate after-hour deliveries.

The City’s Noise Bylaw includes the ability to provide an exemption in response to extraordinary circumstances affecting the immediate health, safety or welfare of the community. This exemption will ensure retailers can receive deliveries 24 hours of a day, seven days a week to ensure essential goods remain in stock.

Posters and graphics in multiple languages are available to display at your business location.

Stay informed and learn about available supports with webinars on a variety of COVID-19 and business-related topics.

On Demand

Real-Time Online Seminars

Find a range of other free learning opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, now offered online.

Business licensing and permit application portal: Apply for new licences and permits virtually.

Subscribe to the City’s BusinessTO or CultureTO enewsletters to learn more about the resources available for businesses or the arts and culture sector.

Businesses can connect to BusinessTO on social media for the latest updates and information:

Artists and creative/culture organizations can connect to CultureTO on social media for the latest updates and information: