March 2023 – Review of Business Licensing By-law 120-2005, as Amended, and Temporary Measures Related to Certain Short-Term Food Shop and Peddler Licences

Project Health: 

Project status is on track.

Update At-a-Glance:

On January 30th, 2023, The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to City of Oshawa Clerks showing support for the proposed Pilot Program outlining an interim exemption from additional licensing fees as included in Report SF-23-07. 

At the Oshawa City Council meeting of February 27th, 2023, council received the letter as further information and voted unanimously to approve the dual initiatives of a comprehensive bylaw and permitting review, as well as a temporary pilot project to simplify permitting for certain use cases, especially and notably Short Term Food Shop and Peddler Licenses

  • So far there are no major blockers to this project.
  • To date there have been no unexpected risks to the success of this project.

Documents and Resources:

January 30th Letter,  RE: Report SF-23-07

February 7th Temporary Measures Report SF-23-07

March 7th Letter, RE: Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Submitting Comments in Support of Item SF-23-007


No unexpected roadblocks.  The project is currently proceeding as expected.

Next Steps:

Thank you to the teams at City of Oshawa Economic Development Services, Bylaw and Permitting, and Domenic Albis of the Downtown Oshawa Business Alliance for their collaboration in pushing this forward.  

We look forward to seeing more relevant stakeholder engagement over the course of the review process, leading to improved and simplified ways for Oshawa businesses to do business with and in the City of Oshawa.

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Jason King

As the CEO of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, I blend entrepreneurship and B2B tech marketing expertise to bring you essential news and insights. Join me in navigating the business landscape as we work together to foster growth, collaboration, and build community prosperity in the heart of Oshawa.


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