St. Catharines/niagara Ontario - Regulations For Home-Based Bake Shop

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niagaracakery Posted 8 Feb 2014 , 1:39am
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I am hoping that someone else from St. Catharines /Niagara Region in Ontario can help me. I am trying to find out what the regulations for a home-based bakery are, and I am having no luck on the city's website.



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sewsugarqueen Posted 8 Feb 2014 , 3:40pm
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 Call your Board of Health first.  They will have rules you have to follow for set up then contact city /township you are in for tax and legal set up.  Hardest part is following BOH.  And what they demand is what you need to follow.  ( Never mess with Board of Health rules... even when doing fundraising I stuck by the rules and had many parents ridicule me... however one day they did appear to glad I choose to do the right thing..)

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MsGF Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 2:58pm
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Don't forget to check with you City Office as well.  You should first ask if you are even allowed to operate a home based business in you neighbourhood.  If they say yes then you must follow the rules from you local Health Dept.


Running a home based business might up your City Taxes so be aware of that.  You might get reassessed as commercial.  Which is more expensive than residential.


Good Luck 

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niagaracakery Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 5:50pm
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Thanks so much! Contacted our Public Health and am in the process of setting up a separate kitchen. :)

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