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At this time the best way to submit applications, permits and nominations to the City of St. John’s is by email. City staff are practicing social distancing and have access to email.
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What’s happening to our recycling material now that China is no longer accepting recycling from Canada? You might be surprised at the answer, but we're not - we planned it this way.

Doing Business

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The City of St. John's is a fantastic place to do business. Whether you are an established company or just starting out with your first business we can help you find all of the information you need to be successful from information on the permits and regulations required to do business in the City, to some of the services we provide and helpful information on our economy.

Learn more about Doing Business in the City of St. John’s by exploring this section of our website.

The 2021 recipients of the City of St. John’s Housing Catalyst Fund were announced at the Regular Meeting of Council today. Six grants totaling $135,000 are awarded for 2021.
Today, the Building Healthy Communities Volunteer Awards were presented to Hannah Murphy and Charlie Murphy.
Phase 3 of the Kenmount Road Trunk Storm Sewer project is scheduled to begin May 3, 2021.

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To facilitate the installation of the water and sewer mains the following traffic restriction will be in effect: Eastbound traffic on Water Street from Clift’s-Baird’s Cove to Job’s Cove/Prescott...
Motorists are advised there will be several short duration and sporadic lane closures to facilitate a number of exploratory digs for the upcoming 2021 Phase of the Kenmount Road Trunk Storm Sewer...
Motorists are advised that Bishop's Cove will be closed to facilitate a concrete pour for 331 Water Street.  There will be no access from Harbour Drive for the duration of the pour. Flag persons will...

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Application A Public Meeting will take place online regarding a rezoning application submitted for a Semi-detached Dwelling development (two houses).    Description An application is being...
Application A virtual Public Hearing will take place regarding an application to rezone 68 Queen’s Road for three (3) Townhouses. The Townhouses would replace the Cathedral Parish Hall (a designated...
Description The City has drafted a new Heritage By-Law to better protect built heritage. To read the draft by-law and to participate in the online forum, visit engagestjohns.ca/heritage-bylaw.   The...

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Ian Hussey the "Bearded Beekeeper" will be chatting with all about bees and beekeeping. Email your library card number to juliamayo@nlpl.ca to register. No card. no problem. Go to www...
Open to the public, no requirement to be a Co-op member. Free to attend, no admission fee. The SJFM operates Saturdays year round from 9-4 at the St. John's Community Market, 245 Freshwater...
Greetings Positive Thinkers! We are so excited to see everyone for our monthly online meeting this Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 10AM.  Please see below for our April Guest Speaker and...

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