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Our Welcome Centre offers support to those starting or operating a business in St. John's...
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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.

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The status of ongoing repairs to City trails is as follows: Bidgood Park (Marsh Boardwalk and adjacent sections) – closed Treetop Drive to Southlands Blvd  – closed Great Southern Drive to Treetop...
Cadet Road has reopened. Old Petty Harbour Road and Mooney Crescent will remain closed until Friday, Oct 7, 2022 to facilitate repairs. Emergency vehicles and local traffic will have access to Mooney...
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...

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Please be advised that the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 9:30 am is now postponed to the next meeting of October 5, 2022 at 9:30 am.  Click this...
Description The City is considering a text amendment to the St. John’s Development Regulations, that would add Restaurant as a Permitted Use in the Commercial Highway (CH) Zone.  Comment By 9:30 a.m...
The Built Heritage Experts Panel provides expertise, opinion, and perspective about built heritage, its protection and designation in the City of St. John’s. The Office of the City Clerk is accepting...

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***Registration closed as event is sold out As part of Seniors Week City staff will lead you in this home decor craft. All matierals supplied, no experience necessary. Registration options:...
The Regular Meetings of Council take place each Monday at 3 p.m. in the fourth floor Council Chamber, City Hall, 10 New Gower St.  Members of the public are permitted to attend in person and...
The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, offer free backyard composting information sessions to residents of St. John’s....

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