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Business Resources


Whether relocating, expanding or forging new opportunities, Cambridge is a great place to do business. Located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle and within an hour's drive of Metropolitan Toronto, Cambridge offers everything you need for establishing or growing your business success. Contact the City of Cambridge Economic Development Department


Your business will have access to a well-educated employment pool including recent grads and co-op students at Conestoga College, Wilfred Laurier, University of Waterloo or University of Guelph in a variety of disciplines.


If you would like to contact one of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce members to tap into their expertise or ask them why Cambridge, please feel free to use our business directory.


Business Licensing

If you are interested in opening or are running a business in the City of Cambridge, a business licence from the City of Cambridge is required. Doing so will help ensure the safety of our citizens and your customers. Business Licence Applications are available for download in PDF form by clicking here.



BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences

An innovative one-stop online service, BizPaL helps local businesses start up or expand by providing access to information on business permits and license requirements from all three levels of government. The main goal of BizPaL is to make it faster and easier for entrepreneurs to get started by simplifying the time-consuming document research process.

Follow the simple question and answer wizard to provide information about your business. You will generate a complete list of required permits and licenses from the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government in one place.

  • Easy and Convenient
  • One stop access to permit and license information
  • Accessible anytime

BizPaL is the result of a collaborative effort of the City of Cambridge, Service Ontario, and Industry Canada. Launch BizPaL.



Planning & Development Department Online Services

The Planning and Development Department online search now allows you to find building permit details and application status information online. Building permit applications can now easily be searched by street address or roll number and provide details on work type, permit status, application date, and property details. Click here to search




The Building Division is responsible for:


Administration and Enforcement of the Ontario Building Code

  • Backflow Prevention
  • Building Officials Code of Conduct
  • Building Permit Annual Report on Fees
  • Building Permits
  • Demolition Permits
  • Fee Schedule and Other Required Information
  • Municipal Address Changes
  • Notice to all Plumbing Contractors, Plumbers-Master/Journeyman/Apprentice
  • Signs Administration
  • The Homeowner's Guide to Building
  • Trades Licenses

Click here for additional information.


Grand River & City Scenes

Bridge A mix of shots taken in the heart of Cambridge, Ontario. Located by the Grand River, the city has a wonderful mix of nature and architecture.  More

Speed River Millpond & Dam

Guy SmilingEarly summer views of Jacob's Landing, the Silknit dam, Hespeler millpond and Speed River, bookended with relevant water quotes. More

Riverside Park Winter's Tail

Happy Woman The largest park in Preston (Cambridge) at 102 hectares (256 acres), Riverside is situated beside an 1890 millpond on the Speed River. 


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