Not all businesses require a licence or permit with the City of Toronto. Examples include:

  • accounting offices
  • cheque-cashing business
  • clothing stores
  • consulting business or firms
  • daycares
  • dental offices
  • flower shops
  • fortune tellers/tarot readers
  • gyms, fitness centres, and personal trainers
  • import/export businesses
  • law offices
  • medical clinics
  • medical supplies stores
  • registered massage therapist
  • retail and products stores – that do not sell food (new items only)
  • seniors’/retirement homes
  • tutoring
  • wholesale businesses

Many other types of businesses are licensed provincially by Service Ontario or federally by Revenue Canada. Visit BizPal, another source for federal and provincial permits and licences, for more information.