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Township of Esquimalt

Esquimalt, BC Best Medium Communities:
Nominee

Esquimalt has issued over 700 business licences with over half of those being operated from residential properties. The Esquimalt Farmers Market operates Year round allowing local small vendors to sell their hand made crafts and produce. In the Summer months, the market occupies Memorial Park and moves to the Recreation Centre in the Winter months.
The Township’s biggest achievement this year is being the first municipality on the Island to adopt the Inter-Community Business licence Bylaw, allowing the Township to issue licences to businesses who operate outside of the Greater Victoria Inter-Municipal Agreement area. This long and exciting process has been over two years in the making, with Esquimalt leading the way for other Municipalities. This inclusive economic partnership allows businesses to apply for a licence within a larger geographical area for an annual renewable fee, thus streamlining the application process. We want businesses to call Esquimalt their home base.

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