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

  • medical clinics
  • dental offices
  • accounting offices
  • law offices
  • import/export businesses
  • wholesale businesses
  • clothing stores
  • flower shops
  • gyms and fitness centres
  • registered massage therapist
  • medical supplies stores
  • retail and products stores – that do not sell food
  • tutoring
  • fortune tellers/tarot readers
  • daycares
  • seniors’/retirement homes

Many other types of businesses are licensed provincially by Service Ontario or federally by Revenue Canada.