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.
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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.

Further to the City’s Public Service Announcement, Hydrant Flushing and Testing will be taking place in the following areas on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m....
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Playground at Mundy Pond Park will close on September 26, 2022 for the season and for the safety of the public during ongoing construction.  The playground will reopen in...
Contractors may be working on the following streets from September 26 to 30 under the City’s annual streets rehabilitation and infrastructure maintenance programs. Work could include concrete/street...

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Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for a seasonal Retail Use at 161,169 & 171 Thorburn Road.  Description The proposed Retail Use is a haunted Halloween and Christmas...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted by for 147 LeMarchant Road.  Description The proposed application is for a 5 unit apartment building at 147 LeMarchant Road. There are...
Application A Discretionary Use application has been submitted for 30 Donovan’s Road.  Description The application is a Home Occupation for glass service work in the 55m2 Accessory Building (garage...

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Families of all ages can enjoy the beautiful outdoors at Rotary "Sunshine" Park while engaging in archery, orienteering, hut building, slackline and field games. Download the Geocaching app...
Join Thrive's fundraiser in support of our Blue Door Program. Walk or Bike through downtown St. John's and support a great cause. To register please visit https://rideforrefuge.org/location/...
As part of Seniors Week staff will be offering a demo on Active for Life, a fall prevention program that focuses on strength, balance and flexibility.  Registration Options: Online: http...

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