The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
Business Licenses & Registration
Municipal Business Licenses
A general business license is not required from the City of St. Thomas, although the regulations listed below apply to a select few business operations. Please check with the Licensing Department at 519-631-1680, extension 4105 to verify licensing regulations for your business. The following business licenses are required in order to operate in the City of St. Thomas
Governs the sale of goods by persons going from place to place or a particular place with goods or merchandise for sale on a retail basis. Fees are $340.00 for each event, which includes up to six 6) continuous days within a calendar year or $1275 for any and all such events within a calendar year.
Old gold, old jewellery and other precious metal buying events are included in this by-law.
Sale of Goods License - Application Form
Governs the sale of perishable goods by persons going from place to place or a particular place with perishable goods for sale on a retail basis. Fees are $340 for each event, which includes up to six (6) continuous days within a calendar year or $1275 for any and all such events within a calendar year.
Sale of Perishable Goods License - Application Form
Governs the operation of Pawnbroker businesses located in the City. Every Pawnbroker shall give to the Corporation a security deposit in the sum of two thousand dollars ($2000.00), which is held for the duration of the Pawn Brokers business. Fees are $100.00 per year.
Pawnbrokers Application Form
Governs Photographers who go from place to place or to a particular place within the limits of the City who are not residents of the City of St. Thomas. This by-law does not apply to persons who take photographs for use in newspapers, magazines and periodicals or in television broadcasts or photographers on a specific assignment to local industries. Fees are $150.00 per year.
Governs the operation of mobile food carts, trucks and wagons. The 2017 license fees are noted below.
Mobile Refreshment License - Application Form
HOT DOG CARTS - $408 per year. Three (3) hot dog carts are allowed to operate within the City. If openings exist, applications are available from the Licensing Office.
CHIP WAGONS - $408 per year. Two (2) chip wagons are allowed to operate within the City.
If openings exist, application forms are available from the Licensing Office.
ICE CREAM WAGONS - $72 per year. Six (6) ice cream bicycles are allowed to operate within the City. If openings exist, application forms are available from the Licensing Office.
MOBILE LUNCH TRUCK - $204 per year. The By-law does not restrict the number of lunch trucks. However, there are restrictions regarding location of operation.
MOTORIZED MOBILE ICE CREAM TRUCK - $204 per year. The By-law does not restrict the number of ice cream trucks. However, there are restrictions regarding vehicle safety features for vehicle, location, etc.
Governs the operation of lodging houses and the keepers of lodging houses. (Boarding Houses included)
Governs the operation of adult entertainment parlors.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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