Municipal Licensing & Standards

Municipal Licensing & Standards

Looking for a business licence?  Want information about pet adoption? Need an exemption for your natural garden? Have to make a complaint about a property in your neighourhood? Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) is responsible for bylaw administration and enforcement throughout the City.

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Bylaw Enforcement

Bylaw enforcement and investigations services units inspect and investigate private and public property, as well as municipally licensed and permitted businesses and premises to ensure compliance with Acts, bylaws and regulations.

What's happening at ML&S

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Attend an open house

Learn about the proposed licensing, registration and zoning framework and share your thoughts. 

Drop in between 3 and 8 p.m. Short presentation at 4 and 7 p.m.


Wednesday, September 6

City Hall, Committee Room 2

100 Queen Street West

Monday, September 11

North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers

5100 Yonge Street

Wednesday, September 13

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Main Boardroom

399 The West Mall

Tuesday, September 19

Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 1

150 Borough Drive, Scarborough

Open House locations are accessible. If you require accommodations to attend and participate in these meetings, please email as soon as possible.

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Get involved and have your say on the City's review of holiday shopping in Toronto.

Attend a meeting:

Public Meeting

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, September 19 
North York Memorial Community Hall
Rooms Gold A & B
5110 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 5E7

North York Memorial Community Hall is located at 5110 Yonge St., just steps away from North York Civic Centre and North York Centre subway station on the Yonge line.

Stakeholder Meeting

Two stakeholder meetings will be held during the week of September 18 for:

1. Businesses, trade and industry representatives involved in selling of prepared meals

2. Union and labour representatives

To be invited to these meetings or for more information, contact Mohamed Shuriye at

Please contact us as soon as possible if you require any accommodations to participate in the stakeholder or public consultation process.

Send us your comments:

In addition to the consultations, staff will continue to accept input through email.

Send us your feedback and comments to

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Have your say

ML&S Public Consultations

ML&S is currently reviewing municipal legislation in a number of areas, such as Boulevard Cafes and Marketing, Short-term Rentals and Holiday Shopping. Learn how you can get involved!