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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.

Due to the June Holiday on Mon. June 27, most City offices and facilities will be closed. Garbage and recycling will be collected on Monday.
Canada Day provides an opportunity for people to connect with each other and celebrate our community and country. In Newfoundland and Labrador, July 1 is also Memorial Day, a day of remembrance.
The City of St. John’s will be implementing a pedestrian-only zone in Quidi Vidi Village over weekends in the summer starting on July 1 until September 5, 2022.

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The Mundy Pond Trail near the construction area will be temporarily closed to carry out site work for the Mews Centre replacement. This closure is in effect from Monday, June 27, 2022 at 8:00 am...
Motorists are advised that Springdale Street, between Water Street and George Street West, will be closed to facilitate the ongoing construction of the JAG Hotel.  A traffic detour will be in place...
Contractors may be working on the following streets from under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs. Work could include concrete/street excavation,...

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Application A Public Hearing will take place regarding an application to rezone land at 130 Aberdeen Avenue, to allow a mixed residential development.  Description The St. John’s Municipal Council...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for 300 Torbay Road. Description The proposed Use for a Restaurant & Lounge which will have a floor area of approximately 142 m² and...
Description The City is considering a text amendment to the St. John’s Development Regulations that would add Accessory Building to the following zones, As a Permitted Use to: Commercial Downtown (CD...

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Every year, Sci-Fi on the Rock hosts a convention to celebrate all things Geeky – film, television, comics, books, gaming, cosplay and more. Our first convention was held in 2007 and we’...
After a wonderful kickoff in May, we are thrilled to host our second Dog Days event of the season! We love welcoming our canine friends to the Garden, but it only happens once a month. Come on in...
Register now for this special planetarium show! What's Up in the Sky takes you inside our portable planetarium for a 30 minute dome film + a 20 minute presentation on what you can see in the...

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