Skip to content City of Toronto
PROVINCIAL
 
Business Registration:     
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Central Production and Verifications Branch
375-393 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
416-314-8880
www.ontario.ca/business
 
Membership:                    
Ontario College of Trades
(May be required)
647-847-3000
www.collegeoftrades.ca
 
Worker' Health and Safety
Mandatory coverage under Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is required in construction trades. http://www.wsib.on.ca/
 
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the employer has a clear responsibility to ensure, on a project undertaken by the constructor that, the measures and procedures prescribed by this Act and the regulations are carried out by every employer and every worker on the job. See Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 860 Amended to O. Reg. 36/93 www.ontario.ca/business/laws/statute/90o01

For more information on workplace health and safety, please visit: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/
 
Please see Toronto Municipal Code, By-law 363 on Building Construction and Demolition, http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_363.pdf and By-law 591 on Noise, http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_591.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.
              
MUNICIPAL
 
Municipal Operating License:
Municipal Licensing & Standards Division   
850 Coxwell Avenue, 3rd floor
416-392-6700    
https://bit.ly/2GEG6Vp
 
Construction trades people must meet certain qualifications to be licensed. Specific license/qualifications will depend on services offered.
                                            
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.
https://bit.ly/2GDon4X
 
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.  http://www.toronto.ca/chemtrac/

It is advisable to have some type of safety, bond ability and liability insurance for employees or have private insurance.
 
USEFUL WEBSITES
147a6664d3f850ebcf93b087b10c1853f@enterprisetoronto.desk-mail.com
https://cdn.desk.com/
false
desk
Loading
seconds ago
a minute ago
minutes ago
an hour ago
hours ago
a day ago
days ago
about
false
Invalid characters found
/customer/en/portal/articles/autocomplete