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Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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The Retail Business Holidays Act (external link) (the "Act") requires businesses to be closed on statutory holidays unless they are exempted. The Act sets out statutory exemptions for certain classes of business and also provides that Regional Council may pass a by-law permitting businesses to remain open for the maintenance or development of tourism. Before passing such a by-law, Regional Council must hold a public meeting to consider an application for exemption.
In considering an exemption, Regional Council shall take into account that:
In this section of the website, you can find additional information about the process for applying for an exemption from the Retail Business Holidays Act, fees, and the required application form.
Existing Halton Region Tourism Exemption By-laws:
Contact the Halton Economic Development Division for more information:
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .