With a wide variety of residents and activities combined with an unbeatable small-town feel in a large city, Canton is just the place for your business. Its proximity to major transportation arteries and Baltimore's downtown business district make it convenient, while the unique energy and setting make it incomparable.

To keep things running smoothly for you, we've put together a handy list of helpful topics.

CCA Economic Development Committee
Helpful Links
Food Service Industry
Elected Representatives
Trash & Recycling
For Employees & Commuters

Thinking about opening a business in Canton, or moving your business here? Contact CCA President Mark Edelson at president@cantoncommunity.org.


The Canton Community Association’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) works with the Baltimore City Department of Planning to support reasonable, scalable development in Canton that is in compliance with our guidelines. Although the EDC does not have any governing authority, it strives to represent the interests of the neighborhood in dealings with the City and State governments.

The EDC evaluates proposed developments on a case-by-case basis. The specifics of the project will determine if a letter of support or opposition will be written on behalf of the proposed development to the Board of Municipal Zoning Appeals (BMZA).

The EDC also evaluates and, when it deems necessary and appropriate, take a position on requests by liquor licensed establishments for license transfers and license renewals andrequests for live entertainment and outdoor seating conditional use permits.

Before a letter of support will be issued, the applicant must present the plans for the project at a meeting of the EDC.

Questions about the EDC? We've got your answers here. If you can't find what you're looking for, send us an email.

Useful Links:

Committee Chair: Douglas Kaufman
Committee Email Address: edc@cantoncommunity.org
Committee Meeting Schedule: Monthly

Second Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the CCA conference room on the 2nd floor of the Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston Street.

    Baltimore City has a one-call number, 311, for city services requests. You can also put in a request via their 311 app (iPhone and Android available) or online via their website.

    Baltimore City Fire Marshal's Office
    410 E. Lexington Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202
    (410) 396-5752

    Baltimore City Permits

    • Many housing permits can now be done online!
    • Making some changes? Consult the Baltimore Housing resources page.
    • Having a special event, like a block party? Check out these helpful links for the proper permits.

    Baltimore City Truck Lanes
    Click here to see a PDF of current official truck traffic routes. In Canton, routes include Eastern Ave., Boston St., and S. Conkling St.


    Baltimore City Government

    Baltimore City Council, 1st District
    Councilman Zeke Cohen
    City Hall
    Room 505
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    To contact the councilman's office and submit a constituent request, please call the office phone or send an email to Joshua Thomson at joshua.thomson@baltimorecity.gov.

    Team Members
    Michael Castagnola, Chief of Staff: michael.castagnola@baltimorecity.gov
    Joshua Thomson, Community Liaison: joshua.thomson@baltimorecity.gov
    Julio Cervantes, Community Liaison: julio.cervantes@baltimorecity.gov
    Ateira Griffin, Community Liaison: ateira.griffin@baltimorecity.gov
    Heather Savino, University of Maryland School of Social Work Fellow: heather.savino@baltimorecity.gov
    Sean Gregory, UMBC Intern: sean.gregory@baltimorecity.gov

    Mayor's Office
    Mayor Catherine Pugh
    City Hall
    100 N. Holliday Street, Room 250
    Baltimore, MD 21202


    Baltimore City Council, President's Office
    Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young
    City Hall
    100 N. Holiday Street, Room 400
    Baltimore, MD 21202



    Maryland State Government

    Office of the Governor
    Governor Larry Hogan
    State House, 100 State Circle
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1925
    (410) 974-3901
    (800) 811-8336
    TDD (410) 333-3098
    MD Relay (800) 735-2258
    Email Web Form:

    Maryland State Senate, 46th District
    State Senator William (“Bill”) Ferguson
    Miller Senate Office Building, 2 West Wing
    11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 841-3600

    Maryland House of Delegates, 46th District
    Delegate Luke H. Clippinger
    House Office Building, Room 350
    6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
    1-800-492-7122, ext. 3303 (toll free)

    Delegate Brooke Lierman
    House Office Building, Room 311
    6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
    1-800-492-7122, ext. 3319 (toll free)

    Delegate Robbyn T. Lewis
    House Office Building, Room 304
    6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
    1-800-492-7122, ext. 3772 (toll free)


    United States Government

    United States House of Representatives, Maryland's 3rd District
    Representative John P. Sarbanes
    Washington D.C. Office
    426 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    (301) 942-3768

    United States Senate
    Senator Ben Cardin
    Washington D.C. Office
    Suite 509
    Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-4524

    Baltimore Office
    100 South Charles Street
    Tower 1, Suite 1710
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    (410) 962-4436

    Senator Chris Van Hollen
    Washington, D.C. Office
    110 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    (202) 224-4654

    Baltimore Office
    1900 North Howard Street, Suite 100
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (667) 212-4610



    All garbage will be picked up on Tuesdays in all of Canton. Unless you've opted out of the city trash can program, trash should be placed in the city-issued green trash receptacles. Depending on where you live, trash may be collected in front of your home or from the alley. It is against City Ordinance not to keep your garbage in a properly sealed trash can container. Trash cans should be put out before 7:00 am on Tuesday.

    Please don't put out your trash before the morning of your designated pickup day. It encourages rat and rodent infestation. Responsible residents make for a clean and healthy Canton. We love Mr. Trash Wheel, but we really don't like feeding him from our own backyard!

    If you can't wait until your designated pickup day, take your trash to an authorized disposal location. See below under e-cycling for locations and hours of sanitation yards and the landfill. The Western, Eastern, and Northwestern Sanitation Yards are now open on Saturdays.


    Recycling in Baltimore City has been single-stream since 2008. All recyclable materials—bottles, cans, plastics (#s 1–7), mixed paper and cardboard—should be set out in a single container. Use the City's yellow recycling containers or any other container clearly marked "recycling." Place recycling containers in the same location as your trash before 7:00 am on Thursdays for collection. Plastic bags of any color will not be accepted.

    If Tuesday or Thursday is a city holiday, collection will be the following Saturday.


    Baltimore DPW offers free year-round recycling of consumer electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, computers and monitors, radios, and speakers. Electronics can be dropped off at any of the following locations and times:

    • Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill, 6100 Quarantine Rd. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
    • Northwest Transfer Station, 5030 Reisterstown Rd. — Monday–Friday 7:00 am–3:00 pm
    • Western Sanitation Yard, 701 Reedbird Ave. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
    • Eastern Sanitation Yard, 6101 Bowleys Ln. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
    • Northwest Sanitation Yard, 2840 Sisson St. — Monday–Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm


    Baltimore City Live Near Your Work Program
    This program, paid for jointly by Baltimore City and city-based employers, provides financial incentives to employees who choose to purchase a home in Baltimore City.

    Street Parking
    Parking is free and first-come, first-served on the street.

    MTA Bus Schedule
    Want to leave your car at home? The city's bus network can get you there, connecting you to other neighborhoods and transportation services such as Light Rail stops, Penn Station, and the Water Taxi.

    Charm City Circulator
    This free bus option operates on several highly-trafficked routes throughout the city.

    Water Taxi
    Click here for ticket prices and schedules for the Baltimore Water Taxi. The nearest stop is located at Canton Waterfront Park.

    EZ Pass
    With such easy access to I-95, Canton makes a great home base. Make your commute through the tunnels, or even up and down the I-95 corridor, with a Maryland EZ Pass.

    Getting Around on Two Wheels
    Interested in biking around town but not in owning a bike? Check out Baltimore Bike Share for an affordable two-wheeled transit option. And make sure you're biking safely by following the rules of the road!

    The city has a variety of cab companies and cabs are often readily available in O'Donnell Square.