Business Licence Application

The Town of Collingwood licences the following types of business under its Business Licensing By-law:

To apply for a business licence please complete the webform below. Please allow a minimum of one week to process your application. 

NEW FOR 2022: Council of the Town of Collingwood has adopted a lottery process for assigning food vendors requesting to be located on public property. Food vendors wishing to apply for a spot on public property should apply by Saturday, April 30, 2022 (April 1st in future years). Vendors must self select a general food category from the provided list and may rank up to three pre-selected public property locations. Should more than one application from the same general food category (or categories) be received for the same public location then a lottery would be conducted from those applications. The winner of those lotteries and all other applications for the same location will be entered into a lottery with the winner(s) drawn at random. Should an applicant not be successful in obtaining their preferred location, their name will be entered into the lottery for their second-choice location and so on. All public location lotteries are conducted annually with no right of renewal for existing vendors.

If there are fewer applications than pre-selected locations and all applications received after the deadline will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Any attempts to transfer or convey lottery positions between vendors will result in the disqualification of both parties.

Food Vendor Lotteries - May 3, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.

Public location food vendor lotteries were conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Collingwood Public Library - 3rd Floor Community Room C (55 Ste. Marie St., Collingwood).

Affected vendors have been notified, thank you to all our applicants!

Applications are still being accepted for remaining spots on public property on a first-come-first-served basis.

Available Public Property Food Vendor Locations

Map of Available Public Property Locations

Location# of Spots RemainingHydro Available?
Central Park2Y (adjacent to arena only)
Fisher Field2Y (2 spots only)
Harbourview Park (East End)3N
Harbourview Park (West End)0N
Heritage Park0N
Millennium Park0Y (3 spots only)

Business Licence Registry

Business NameBusiness LocationType of LicenceIssue DateLicence Expires
The Hock Shop275 First St., CollingwoodSecond Hand GoodsDecember 17, 2021December 31, 2022
International Auction

Holiday Inn Express

500 Hume St., Collingwood

Second Hand GoodsFebruary 18, 2022

December 31, 2022

(Event Date: March 20, 2022)

Tee 2 Green LtdGeorgian Bay Hotel (10 Vacation Inn Dr.)Transient Trader (Event)May 10, 2022

December 31, 2022

Event Dates: May 20-23, 2022 & July 29 - August 1, 2022

Taj Grace of IndiaMillennium ParkFood Vendor (Class A)May 9, 2022December 31, 2022
The Chipper TruckMillennium ParkFood Vendor (Class A)May 9, 2022December 31, 2022
Strake Sandwich Co.Millennium Park Food Vendor (Class A)May 9, 2022December 31, 2022
Lisa Marie's Hawaiian Shaved IceMillennium ParkFood Vendor (Class A)May 9, 2022December 31, 2022
Big Mouth Food TruckHeritage ParkFood Vendor (Class A)May 9, 2022December 31, 2022
Between the BunzFisher FieldFood Vendor (Class B)May 9, 2022December 31, 2022
Collingwood Ice Cream Co.Harbourview Park (West)Food Vendor (Class A)May 9, 2022December 31, 2022
Mamacita TacoriaSide Launch Brewery (200 Mountain Rd., Unit 1)Food Vendor (Class A)May 31, 2022December 31, 2022
VeganCo.Collingwood Brewery (10 Sandford Fleming Dr.)Food Vendor (Class A)June 13, 2022December 31, 2022
Collingwood Coffee CompanyCollingwood Home Hardward (104 High St.)Food Vendor (Class A)June 21, 2022December 31, 2022

 

 
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Please attach a letter or email from the the owner of the above noted property indicating they have consented to the use of their property for the purposes and duration of time detailed in this business licence application
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Please select a general food category for your food premises. If none are directly applicable, please select the closest option.
Should multiple applications be received for the same location prior to April 1st, the spot will be assigned by a lottery or lotteries conducted in a manner deemed appropriate by the Licensing Officer. In the event two or more applications under the same general food category are received for the same location, a lottery would be conducted from those applications to determine which will be permitted in that location. The winner of that lottery and all other applications for the same location will be entered into a lottery for the specific location with the winner(s) drawn at random. Should an applicant not be successful in obtaining their preferred location, their name would be entered into the lottery for their second-choice location and so on. Any attempts to transfer or convey lottery positions between vendors will disqualify both parties.
Public property locations not included among the pre-approved public food vendor locations are subject to review and approval by the Town.
all licences expire on December 31st regardless of date of issuance
Please attach a detailed site plan showing the proposed location of the food sale/service and is to include any adjacent structures, the distance from the adjacent structures, municipal sidewalk and/or road. If requesting a location on public property, a site plan is only required for your preferred location.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Please attach a certificate of insurance naming the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood as additional insured showing coverage of at least $2,000,000 of commercial liability insurance
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Please attach a spill containment plan including a description of how and where garbage, grease and grey water will be disposed of in a sanitary manner satisfactory to the Town.
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Please attach a photo of the food premises taken no more than twelve (12) months prior to the date of application showing (at minimum) the customer facing façade and any associated signage. If a recent photo is not available, the applicant may submit the full name of the food premises along with a complete menu or general description of the food to be offered for sale.
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A certificate of inspection from a licenced gas fitter shall be supplied annually with the application for vendors using applicable combustible materials.
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Please attach a valid copy of the vehicle registration
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By ticking this box I certify/affirm I am a designated/authorized representative of the above noted business and hereby apply for the business licence as indicated above. I certify/affirm I have read the business licencing By-law and agree to the terms and conditions set out therein. I/We agree to comply with all federal and provincial laws, as well as all municipal by-laws, which includes, without limitation, any statute, regulation, order, guideline, policy, code, ordinance rule, as well as principle of common law or equity.