Body rub parlours are any place where non-medical or non-therapeutic massaging services are provided by someone other than registered massage therapists, or other licensed or registered holistic practitioners.
Those who provide services are required to obtain a body rubber licence.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to obtain a licence.
Please review application requirements outlined below and complete any required forms.
Visit the Licence & Permit Issuing Office at East York Civic Centre located at 850 Coxwell Ave, 3rd floor as applications must be processed in person.
Note: As of June 3, 2019, applications will not be accepted unless all documents are submitted.
Original documents required for all applications (and renewal transactions).
Two pieces of government-issued identification (one must be photo ID):
- Canadian Passport
- Driver’s Licence
- Canadian Birth Certificate
- Citizenship Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- SIN Card (Social Insurance Number)
- Valid Work Permit
- First and last names must match on all identification
- We do not accept Health Cards
Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check
Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.
Letter of Employment
A letter of employment, signed by a Director of the Body Rub Parlour, which will employ the applicant. The letter of employment must be dated within the last 30 days.
A completed medical certificate stating that the applicant is free from communicable disease. The medical certificate must be dated within the last 30 days.
Staff will take a photo of the applicant at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office.
Your licence will expire annually on the anniversary of the date that the licence was first issued.
The renewal fee is $288.34
A renewal notice, identifying any documents required to renew the licence, will be mailed to the address on file.
Payments received after the licence expiry date are subject to late fees in addition to the annual licence fee.
If you fail to renew your licence according to the bylaw, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.