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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.
Apply in person at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office located inside the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave, 3rd floor.
Original documents required for all applications (and renewal transactions).
Two pieces of government-issued identification(one must be photo ID):
- Canadian Passport (photo ID)
- Driver’s Licence (photo ID)
- 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
Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record/Background Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.
A letter of employment from the Body Rub Parlour which will employ the applicant.
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 $282.69
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 within 90 days of the specified renewal date, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.