Hamilton business licences rebound to pre-pandemic levels

Hamilton business licences rebound to pre-pandemic levels

The City of Hamilton issued more than 10,000 business licences in 2023 — the most in a single year since before the pandemic.

Data obtained by The Spectator shows that 10,030 businesses were issued licences to operate last year, marking the first time the city has hit five digits since 2019.

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Rosales Exterior

Rosales Diner opened earlier this year after taking over a Dundurn Street South space formerly inhabited by BN Local and Ray’s Place.




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