Doing Business

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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.
The tipping floor of the Robin Hood Bay Materials Recovery Facility showing paper/cardboard and container recycling material in separate piles
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 City of St. John's invites the public to recognize World Refugee Day by viewing a new photography exhibit by the Association for New Canadians (ANC) in Wyatt Hall, City Hall.
The Downtown Pedestrian Mall opens on Thu. June 30, from noon to 10 p.m. daily, until September 5.
Today, the City of St. John’s will host three delegates from the City of Braga, Portugal, until June 22. This study visit is part of the EU's International Urban and Regional Cooperation program.

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Motorists are advised of the following lane reductions/road closures to accommodate the Shoppers – Love You Run for Women on Sunday, June 26th starting at 8:30am and finishing by 12:00pm.    The...
Update June 25 - The swimming pool will remain closed on Sunday June 26. Patrons who have booked swimming pool rentals will be contacted by staff. An updated advisory will be sent once we have more...
Motorists can expect delays on Heavy Tree Road (from Ruby Line to Pitts Memorial Drive offramp) to facilitate paving, which is expected to last until July 5th.  Flag persons will be on site. The City...

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Expression of Interest - St. John's Local Board of Appeal The City of St. John’s invites expressions of interest from persons wishing to become a member of the St. John’s Local Board of Appeal to...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted at 410 Old Pennywell Road. Description The application is a Home Occupation for the hydroponic production of leafy green vegetables. The...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for 47 Harvey Road. Description The application has been submitted for a Dwelling Unit on the 1st storey, which is located on the main...

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On this day we promote the wonder and beauty of our world's oceans with a number of curated events at the center. Our science interpreters will be on hand with a variety of interactive displays,...
The 2022 Make a Move for Scleroderma campaign is a series of public awareness events to help raise funds for Scleroderma awareness, education and research. Participating in Make a Move for...
Fling out your Fleurdelisé! Join the francophone community in St John’s for an event to celebrate the Fête de Saint- Jean Baptiste, the national day of celebration of Québec and...

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