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PROVINCIAL
 
Business Registration:     
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Central Production and Verifications Branch
375-393 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
416-314-8880
https://www.ontario.ca/business/
 
Liquor Licensing:               
(Required if serving alcohol)
Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario
416-326-8700    
http://www.agco.on.ca/                
 
 To participate in the “bring your own wine” (BYOW) and “take home the rest” (THTR) programs, please contact the AGCO. Visit http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/info_bull/i9009.pdf for more details.
 
Mandatory:
Smart Serve Training Ontario Program
(Mandatory for Liquor Licence holder, managers, a servers of beverage alcohol and security staff).  They must all hold a Smart Serve certificate. 
416-695-8737
http://www.smartserve.ca/
 
As of June 1st, 2011, new rules have a direct impact on Regulation 719 - 'License to Sell Liquor' and Regulation 389/91 - 'Special Occasion Permits' of the Ontario Liquor License Act. Please visit the following links to view the amendments:
http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/reg_amend/reg719_june1.pdf
http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/reg_amend/reg389_91_june1.pdf
 
FEDERAL                             
 
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST):         
Canada Revenue Agency
1-800-959-5525
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/                            
 
Registration for HST is optional if you are earning less than $30,000 of sales revenues for the year.  You may not charge HST to clients unless you are registered with Canada Revenue Agency.
 
Music Sound License:
Re: Sound Licenses
416-968-8870
http://www.resound.ca/contact
 
Businesses that require playing recorded music in public for business purposes require a Re: Sound license.
 
Musical Performance Rights Licenses:
SOCAN
http://www.socan.ca/   
416-445-8700
 
Businesses that have performances, authorize performances or communicate music to the public require a SOCAN license.
 
MUNICIPAL
850 Coxwell Avenue, 3rd Fl.
416-392-6700
https://bit.ly/2GEG6Vp

Zoning Requirements and Sign Permits for your location:                              
(All inquiries are made in person - contact closest district)
North:  5100 Yonge St., 1st Fl.
West:   2 Civic Centre Court, 1st Fl.
South:  100 Queen St. W., 1st Fl.
East:    150 Borough Dr., 3rd Fl.
www.toronto.ca/zoning
 
Toronto Public Health: ChemTRAC (Chemicals in Toronto) Reduction and Awareness in our Community. The City of Toronto bylaw requires facilities and businesses to track and report toxic chemicals.  www.toronto.ca/chemtrac/
 
USEFUL WEBSITES
 
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