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post #61 of 86
It seems like the inspector in Hamilton is saying you can use your home kitchen...I was told absolutely not and I live in a small town. They said you cannot use your families kitchen to bake your cakes in or work out of, it must be a separate room altogether with different entrance, plumbing etc.. I guess it just depends on the area?
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post #62 of 86
I am in the process of opening a storefront for a cake studo....custom ordered cakes and walkins for cupcakes, pastries, cake truffles, etc. I spoke with our HI and he advised no selling from home at all...unless it was a completely separate licensed kitchen...a home kitchen would not be acceptable.
He was really helpful....went over everything that we would need in a shop (and what we don't need). There are a whole different set of requirements if you want to have seating for customers (as opposed to just pick ups and client consultations) He said he is actually the easy part, its getting pass the building inspectors and fire prevention codes. But said to give him a call anytime if we needed any help.
post #63 of 86
Anyone is the Dufferin Region as I have gone on my local town's website and everything is soo confusing as well..
post #64 of 86
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Originally Posted by FCCakes

Anyone is the Dufferin Region as I have gone on my local town's website and everything is soo confusing as well..



Bump!!!
post #65 of 86
Is anyone working from the Durham area? I'm in Oshawa and I'm confused by all of the conflicting information. I did plan on working from home and using my own kitchen. I live in a rental property and I'm not sure if I need insurance or how to get it. I'm just getting started and I don't want to get in any trouble with "the man".
post #66 of 86
Call your local health unit and ask to speak to the health inspector. He'll give you the laundry list of do's/don'ts on how to get approved.

There is no where that I know of in Canada that you can operate out of your home kitchen. I was told, 'separate kitchen, separate entrance, no pets, separate washroom/plumbing'
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post #67 of 86
Anyone aware of the regulations in Waterloo or Guelph region?
post #68 of 86
I just googled Guelph Health Unit and did a search on their website and got this: http://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/?q=node/428

It's basically the same anywhere in Canada. GTA cannot operate out of a home.
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post #69 of 86
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Originally Posted by KatSavvy

Is anyone working from the Durham area? I'm in Oshawa and I'm confused by all of the conflicting information. I did plan on working from home and using my own kitchen. I live in a rental property and I'm not sure if I need insurance or how to get it. I'm just getting started and I don't want to get in any trouble with "the man".



I'm in Oshawa too - I rent a townhouse. I guess based on all of the info I have read - I'm screwed, LOL.
I am a novice cake decorator, I have more developed skills with cupcakes and hand decorated cookies. I have only sold by word of mouth - a few dozen cupcakes and more than a few dozen cookies. I guess if I want to work in this business, I'll have to find someone to work for.

Good luck with your business.
post #70 of 86
morning all,

I noticed a question re: Waterloo area. I just recently read an Ices article about www.icinginspirations.com renting out a kitchen from $5 to $13/hour. They are fully equipped and also allow for storage. This is something to consider if you are in that area (wish I was!)

Good luck
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post #71 of 86
I've been to Icing Inspirations for classes and they are great!! If you are in the waterloo area and are looking for a licensed kitchen the rates are very reasonable and staff is very helpful!

If you are a member of the Canadian Cake Decorators Guild this months meeting is regarding Insurance. Very informative esp. for home bakers.
Sweetsassy and KatSavvy there is a Durham Chapter and this months meeting is Wednesday...
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post #72 of 86
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Originally Posted by sparkle25

Anyone aware of the regulations in Waterloo or Guelph region?



Did you find out anything? I myself am from Waterloo.
post #73 of 86
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Originally Posted by muddpuppy


Permitted Use Letter - from city zoning - (I got this before I knew I didn't need it!! A waste of $75 dollars and 10 day waiting period.. lol.. grrrrr....)



I'm curious about this. My husband and I are looking at buying a house in East York in the next few months. Since there are so many houses with basement apartments I started wondering if it would be legal to use the separate basement apartment as a commercial kitchen. I think it would meet all of Toronto's commercial kitchen's requirements, but I'm not sure about zoning. What kind of setup do you have? Is it in a residential area? The economics may not work out, but I'd like to find out if this is even possible.
post #74 of 86
live in cambridge and know of 2 liscened home bakers. they both do everything by the book and have regular inspections. they both have separte kitchen in their basements where the cakes are baked and assembled

hope that helps
post #75 of 86

i'm in york region (woodbridge) and have been unsuccessful in finding info online, but for toronto i found this: http://www.enterprisetoronto.com/index.cfm?linkid=99&linktype=mainlink&content_id=222&fromurl=content&faq_id=135&action=viewItem&faqTopicId=21

 

i'm going to make some call here in york region over the next couple of days to find out more info on this. i'll let you know what i find.

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