Call Us At City Hall: 416-392-4032

Business Help

Enterprise Toronto

Enterprise Toronto is a one-stop source to start and grow your small business.

Our team of small business advisors can help you make the right decisions during your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.

You can check out their courses online here.

Services are free and include:

  • Business idea analysis and guidance
  • Reliable information including one-on-one business plan consultation
  • Personal assistance with business registration, name searches and incorporation
  • Advice on permits, licenses and regulatory requirements
  • Coaching for a range of business challenges, from raising capital, managing cash flow and accounting to hiring and managing staff, marketing, social media and more
  • Outstanding training and networking opportunities
  • Referrals to other business support services, including incubators, government programs and shared workspaces

Stop by one of our three small business centres, or contact us by email or phone:

Enterprise Toronto small business centres are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with three locations to serve you.

Toronto City Hall

100 Queen Street West
Tel: 416-392-6646

North York Civic Centre

5100 Yonge Street
Tel: 416-395-7434

Scarborough Civic Centre

150 Borough Drive
Tel: 416-396-7169

Call us, email us or visit one of our centres to get more information about starting a small business in Toronto.

Enterprise Toronto’s YouTube Channel

Now you can view Enterprise Toronto’s seminars online at YouTube

Eight-Week Business Program

Starting a business? Take part in an eight-week business program offered at Toronto Public Library in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Business Development Centre. Learn from professionals and get on your way to making your business dreams a reality! Enrolment is limited to 20 participants per location (total of 60). A valid Toronto Public Library card is required to participate.

Come hear more at our orientation sessions.

  • Thursday, March 5th, 6:30-8:00 pm, Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd.
  • Monday, March 9th, 6:30-8:00 pm, North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St.
  • Tuesday, March 10th, 6:30-8:00 pm, Danforth/ Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave.

 If you are interested in applying, please complete the Business Inc. Application Form by Friday, April 3rd, 2015 and send via fax or email to:


Fax: 416-345-9044

Questions: 416-345-9437

Social Media for Small Business


Our friends at ACCESS Community Capital Fund are having a free workshop for small business owners on Monday, Oct. 6th at the Centre for Social Innovation located at 215 Spadina Ave, on the first floor.

6:00 – 6:30pm – Info Session – ACCESS Business Loans
6:30 – 7:30pm – Workshop – Social Media for Small Business
7:30 – 8:00pm – Networking

Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot:

Here’s a bit more info about the workshop:

Workshop begins with a short intro into social media and the various platforms available.Then discussion of some of the “dos” and “don’ts” when using social media. Answers to any questions you may have, such as:

“Why should I use social media to grow my business?”
“Which social media sites should I use? And which would be most effective for my business?”
“What kind of content should I post?”
“What are some tips and tricks to make social media easier and more effective for my business?”

13th Annual Small Business Forum

It’s small business month and Enterprise Toronto want to let you
know that we’ve been working day and night to bring you the best-ever Small Business Forum program ever!

Metro Toronto Convention Centre –  October 23, 9-5

This year’s keynote speaker is the Canadian inventor of the $40 tablet, Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind Ltd. The cheapest wireless web access device in the world, this tablet is poised to revolutionize educational access in the developing world.

Mainstage panel discussions will feature amazing Toronto entrepreneurs like Cam Heaps of Steam Whistle Brewery, Laura Berg of My Smart Hands and Satish Kanwar founder of Jet Cooper (just acquired by Shopify!). With more than 2,000 attendees representing all sectors and business models, start-ups, and established business owners, this is an event you don’t want to miss! ‘Ask the Experts’ corner is new for the 2013 Forum! This is your opportunity for an exclusive one-on-one coaching session with a lawyer, a TD banker, accountant, food industry expert or veteran marketing exec from Yellow Pages, UPS, Constant Contact and many more.

Learn more and register for a FREE ADMISSION on the City’s website.
PS. We still have 5 spaces in the small business tradeshow. For exhibitor info please contact Jason Li at or call 416-395-7499.


Business Services

Danforth Business Improvement Area – (416) 429-4479

Danforth Mosaic BIA – (416) 849-6688

Equifax Personal Credit Infortmation – 1 (800) 465-7166

Greektown on the Danforth BIA – (416) 469-5634

Pape Village BIA

The Danforth BIA – (416) 429-4479

Toronto Association of Business Imrpovement Areas – (416) 263-3229




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Suite C45, Second Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Phone: 416-392-4032
Fax: 416-392-4123