Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Central Production and Verifications Branch
375-393 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST):
Canada Revenue Agency
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.
Clothing is subject to “Textile Labeling and Advertising Regulations”. Competition Bureau, 1-800-348-5358 www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/01249.html
See the Textile Labeling Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. T-10, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/T-10/index.html
To view Canadian Labeling Regulations for clothing products, please see http://www.apparel.ca/general_regulations.html
Upholstered and stuffed articles are subject to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 (https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/010218). For more information, please see https://www.tssa.org/en/upholstered-stuffed-articles/upholstered-and-stuffed-articles.aspx.
For companies manufacturing leather: **You may require permits or may need to meet environmental requirements that are subject to environmental regulations. More information at the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Tel: 416-325-4000, http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2814/.
Municipal Operating License:
Not required for this business
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.
- Canadian Apparel Federation, http://www.apparel.ca/
- Toronto Fashion Incubator, https://fashionincubator.com/
- Canada Business Ontario, http://www.cbo-eco.ca/, Search “Clothing”