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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

Sifar Halani

Summer Student

Email shalani@niagarafalls.ca
Phone 905-356-7521 Ext. 4205

Industry Partners

Business Contacts

Contact Address Phone
Canada Business Ontario
(Business Information)
151 Yonge St., 4th Floor Mailroom
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W7
www.cbo-eco.ca/en/
1-888-576-4444
City of Niagara Falls, Business Development Department
(Business Assistance and Consulting)
City Hall, 4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5
www.niagarafallsbusiness.ca
905-356-7521 x 5000
905-356-7521 x 5130
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
(Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks)
Place du Portage I, 50 Victoria Street, Room C-114
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9
www.cipo.gc.ca
1-866-997-1936
Corporations Canada
(Federal Incorporation)
C.D. Howe Building, 235 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
www.corporations.ic.gc.ca
1-866-333-5556
613-941-9042
Canada Revenue Agency
(Harmonized Sales Tax, Payroll Deductions, and Import/Export Permits)
32 Church Street, P.O. Box 3038
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3B9
www.businessregistration.gc.ca
1-800-959-5525
613-940-8497
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
(Liquor and Gaming Supplier Licensing)
90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200-300
Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4
www.agco.on.ca
1-800-522-2876
416-326-8700
Service Ontario
(Provincial Incorporation and Business Name Registration)
6788 Thorold Stone Road, Unit 4
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2J 1B4
www.serviceontario.ca
1-800-361-3223
905-358-5021
Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
(Safety and Insurance)
301 St. Paul Street, 8th Floor
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M8
www.wsib.on.ca
1-800-387-0750
905-687-8622
Ontario Ministry of Finance
(Employer Health Tax)
95 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y8
www.rev.gov.on.ca
1-866-668-8297
Niagara Regional Police Service
(Background Checks and Fingerprints)
5700 Valley Way
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 1X8
www.niagarapolice.ca
905-688-4111 x 4400
Niagara Region Public Health
(Inspections)
5710 Kitchener Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 1C1
www.niagararegion.ca/health
905-356-1538
City of Niagara Falls, Finance Department
(Business Taxes)
City Hall, 4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5
www.niagarafalls.ca/city-hall/finance
905-356-7521 x 4306
905-356-7521 x 4313
City of Niagara Falls, Fire Department
(Fire Inspections)
5809 Morriston Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 2E8
www.niagarafalls.ca/city-hall/fire
905-356-1321 x 2207
City of Niagara Falls, Building Department
(Building Permits)
City Hall, 4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5
www.niagarafalls.ca/city-hall/building
905-356-7521 x 4251
City of Niagara Falls, Planning Department
(Zoning Information)
City Hall, 4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5
www.niagarafalls.ca/city-hall/planning
905-356-7521 x 4234
City of Niagara Falls, Clerks Department
(Municipal Business Licenses)
City Hall, 4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5
www.niagarafalls.ca/city-hall/clerks
905-356-7521 x 4272

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