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Opening a Food Business

  • Ottawa Public Library – Emerald Plaza Branch 1547 Merivale Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4V3 Canada (map)

This session will discuss business licence categories, home-based business regulations and most significantly interdepartmental permit and legislation requirements for all types of food premises. If you are thinking about opening a bakery, café, restaurant, wholesale, catering business, or think your business idea might have some overlap with these types of businesses, this is the session for you.

Offered in partnership with Joanne Cléroux, Business Information Officer, City of Ottawa. Joanne is responsible for guiding restaurateurs through the City’s application processes and requirements applicable to food premise businesses in relation to various legislations such as the Ontario Building Code and the Health Protection and Promotion Act. Register with an OPL card. For questions, email

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