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City of Niagara Falls Business Development Department

The Business Development Department (BDD) is your first point of contact at the City of Niagara Falls to assist existing businesses, prospective investors, and community partners with business and community development projects. BDD Staff are committed to promoting Niagara Falls as an outstanding location to conduct business. A facilitator between the private sector and various levels of government, the BDD provides an effective resource centre where businesses may find support and assistance.

  • Consultations
  • Site selection, tours;
  • Business Growth and Investment
  • Sale/lease of municipally-owned land;
  • Market analysis;
  • Business and Financial Incentive assistance;
  • Financial structuring and related business attraction;
  • Business retention and expansion assistance;
  • Support for company export market development; and
  • Supplier Networks
  • Liaise with governments.

Together with the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Business Innovation Zone, the Business Development Department provides additional guidance and support related to unique client needs.

Department Contacts

Business Development Department

Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, ON Canada
L2E 6X5

Serge Felicetti

Director of Business Development

Email sfelicetti@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 5102

Wendy Canavan

Economic Development Officer

Email wcanavan@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 5002

Angela Davidson

Economic Development Officer

Email adavidson@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 5001

Lydia Waters

Executive Secretary

Email lwaters@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 5000

Laurie Bitner

Special Projects Assistant

Email lbitner@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 4269

Michael Warchala

Small Business Consultant

Email mwarchala@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 5004

Dean Spironello

Business Information Officer

Email dsprionello@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 5005

Patrick Harrison

Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Email pharrison@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 5130

Industry Partners

Business Contacts

Contact Address Phone
Business Information
Canada Ontario Business Service Centre
http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en/ 1-800-567-2345
Business Assistance & Consulting
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls City Hall
905-356-7521 x 5001
Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
www.cipo.gc.ca 1-866-997-1936
Federal Incorporation
Corporations Canada
151 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
www.corporations.ic.gc.ca
416-954-2714
1-866-333-5556
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), Payroll Deductions, Import/Export Permits
Canada Revenue Agency
32 Church Street, P.O. Box 3038
St. Catharines ON
www.businessregistration.gc.ca
1-800-959-5525
Liquor License/Gaming Supplier Licensing
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
90 Sheppard Avenue E.
Suite 200, Toronto, ON
www.agco.on.ca
416-326-8700
1-800-268-1142
Provincial Incorporation
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Land Registry Office
59 Church Street, St. Catharines ON
www.serviceontario.ca
905-684-6351
1-800-268-1142
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
Niagara Region
301 St. Paul Street
8th Floor, St. Catharines ON
www.wsib.on.ca
905-687-8622
1-800-263-2484
Employer Health Tax (EHT)
Ministry of Revenue
119 King Street West
15th Floor, Hamilton ON
www.rev.gov.on.ca
1-866-668-8297
Business Name Registration
Service Ontario
www.serviceontario.ca 1-800-565-1921
Niagara Regional Police Service
Niagara Region
Licensing Department
905-688-4111 x 4436
Public Health Department
Niagara Region
Inspection Department
5710 Kitchener St, Niagara Falls
905-356-1538
Business Taxes
City of Niagara Falls
Finance Department, City Hall
905-356-7521
Fire Department
City of Niagara Falls
Fire Inspection
5809 Morrison Street
905-356-1321
Building Permits
City of Niagara Falls
Building Department, City Hall
905-356-7521 x 4252
Zoning Information
City of Niagara Falls
Planning Department, City Hall
905-356-7521 x 4234
Municipal Business Licences
City of Niagara Falls
Clerks Department, City Hall
905-356-7521 x 4283

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