|Rental Car Business||Businesses that rent out vehicles to the public for personal use.|
|Temporary Sign Providers||Businesses that apply for, manage, and monitor temporary signs.|
|Circuses||A circus is a show or performance involving one or more of the following: clowns, acrobats, trained animals, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, musicians and stunt oriented artists. Food can also be sold for consumption. It can be held in a temporary or permanent location.|
|Public Halls and Banquet Halls||Businesses that rent out their premises for dances and parties. If the location has a valid liquor licence, a licence is not required.|
|Drivers of Food Trucks and Ice Cream Trucks||Any driver of a food or ice cream truck.|
|Private School Bus or School Transportation Drivers||Any driver that uses a bus or vehicle to transport children to school privately.|
|Buskers & Sidewalk Performers||Buskers play music or otherwise perform for voluntary donations in the street. Examples of buskers are: singers, jugglers and mimes.|
|Sidewalk (Chalk) Artist||Chalk artists create drawings on the sidewalk for voluntary donations in the street.|
|Portrait Artist||Individuals that make and sell on-site portraits.|
|Traveling Salesperson (Non-Resident)||A person who has not resided in the City of Toronto for the past three months that sells items to the public.|
|Chimney Repairman||A person or business that repairs chimneys.|
|Driveway Paving Contractor||A person or business who repaves residential and commercial driveways.|
|Second Hand Goods Collector with Vehicle||Businesses the collect secondhand items with a vehicle on City streets.|
For application information for common businesses and professions visit Permits & Licences.
The Licence and Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre is closed due to COVID-19. Businesses requiring licences and/or permits from the City of Toronto can apply via a new online application portal.
Licence application and renewal fees must be paid online. Please have all required documents ready to upload before starting the application, as it requires 10-15 minutes to complete and cannot be saved. Download a step by step guide on how to submit a new application.
If you have already submitted an application you may upload additional documents using your upload token.