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Callander is open for business! There is no fee for opening a business in Callander and there is no business license requirement. Home-based businesses are encouraged within all residential areas. Throughout the Municipality there are commercial and industrial properties that can accommodate many different business needs. We invite you to contact us to discuss your business idea and requirements. Please also take a moment to peruse the information in this section, including the local business directory

The 2023 Strategic Plan for the Municipality of Callander supports and encourages small businesses and tourism. As part of this initiative, Council made it a priority this year to modify restrictive by-laws, including the Outdoor Vendor By-law, to better encourage more small businesses to grow in Callander. This By-law has now been passed. Some important modifications that were made by Council include:

  • A better process and more opportunities to acquire an outdoor vendor permit,
  • Increased allowances for outdoor patios and sidewalk sales,
  • The ability for mobile food carts to operate in the downtown core,
  • The ability for businesses to host food trucks on their commercial premises,
  • The ability for farmers’ markets to run in Callander.

For more information, please read the By-lawThis link opens in a new window.

To apply for an Outdoor Vendor Licence, please choose the correct application form:

Related documentation and resources:
When to register a business name (Information from Service Ontario)
For questions and additional information related to doing business in Callander, please contact:
Economic Development
26 Main Street North, Unit 9
P.O. Box 100
Callander, ON P0H 1H0
Phone: 705-752-1410
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.