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    Emerald Plaza

    Nepean Centrepointe


    Ruth E. Dickinson


    We will be updating this list as power returns to the affected areas.

    Bookmobile service and Homebound deliveries are cancelled on Monday.

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  • Hold extension

    We recognize that many residents were impacted by the power outages. We have extended all HOLDS until Tuesday for all customers.

Opening a Food Business in Ottawa

If you are thinking about opening a fixed food business such as a bakery, café, restaurant, or wholesale food business, this is the session for you . You will learn about business licence categories, home-based business regulations and permit and legislation requirements for all types of food premises. Offered in partnership with Joanne Cléroux, Business Information Officer, City of Ottawa. Joanne is responsible for guiding restaurateurs through the City’s application processes and requirements applicable to food premise businesses in relation to various legislations such as the Ontario Building Code and the Health Protection and Promotion Act.



Age group

Adults 50-plus