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Second hand salvage yards and shops

In Toronto, businesses which are second hand salvage yards and which sell second hand goods require a licence.

Salvage yards versus second hand shops

  • Second hand salvage yards are considered businesses which may store scrap metal, tires and old vehicles, and which may store their merchandise in and outside.
  • Second hand shops sell other second-hand goods, such as dishes or clothing, however do not include those shops that sell only second hand books or CDs.