Ontario Business Registry to launch Oct. 19, 2021

Date: August 17, 2021 Author: CENTRO Categories: News & Updates


Friday September 10, 2021 - OBR Service Update - as per the Service Ontario Notice:

On October 18, 2021, current business registry services and transactions will be paused as migration work is completed to the new Ontario Business Registry. We encourage all businesses and not-for-profit corporations to plan around this date accordingly.

To ensure that registrations, filings and other important requests submitted by mail are processed before October 18, 2021,documents must be received prior to September 17, 2021.   All current article and registration documents will be accepted over the counter for in person filings at 375 University Avenue up to and including Friday October 15th, 2021.


Update - August 17, 2021

On October 19, 2021 the Province will be launching a new Ontario Business Registry which will change how Corporate Articles, Business Name Registrations and Limited Partnerships are filed with the Ministry.  Starting October 18, 2021 the service counter at 375 University Avenue (aka ‘the Ministry’) will be closing along with service counters across the Province as they will no longer endorse (“stamp”) articles submitted under the Business Corporations Act.  However, qualified intermediaries like Centro with unique documents that need to be processed urgently will be able to visit the Toronto counter at 375 University Avenue, by appointment only.*

Note: we have no additional information on the requirements to set appointments and the limitations on the types and number of documents per appointment visit.

We encourage all clients to sign up to receive email updates to stay up to date with the information you will need to access the new registry in October. Please refer to Service Ontario’s page for complete details on the Ontario Business Registry.   

We are here to help!  We will continue to provide clients with filing and registration services by:

  • in-person appointments (will be subject to the limitations set out by the Ministry *to be determined)
  • email - articles and registrations can be sent to: [email protected]
  • or via authorized service providers.

We will provide additional information once it becomes available and we thank you for your continued business.

If you have questions about the new Ontario Business Registry, below is the contact information:

Tel: 416.314.8880

Toll Free: 1.800.361.3223

Email: Ontario Business Registry


Joe Borrelli
Director of Operations
Centro Legal Works Inc.