Liquor Licensing Issues Task Force consideration on October 21, 2016

You are invited to attend a meeting on October 21st co review a report from the Executive Director for Licensing and Standards for the following.

  • Efforts by Legal Services to attach conditions to new liquor licences at the Licence Appeal Tribunal; and

  • The use of the Toronto Licensing Tribunal to secure additional conditions on licences with repeated violations of City by-laws and what thresholds could be used to appeal a licence to the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.

You can read the full report and get more information HERE.

Partial information from that link:
(October 6, 2016) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards
Recommendations
The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards recommends that:  
1. The Liquor Licensing Issues Task Force receive this report for information.
Summary
This report responds to requests made by the Liquor Licensing Issues Task Force for staff to report on the following:
-Efforts by Legal Services to attach conditions to new liquor licences at the Licence Appeal Tribunal; and
-The use of the Toronto Licensing Tribunal to secure additional conditions on licences with repeated violations of City by-laws and what thresholds could be used to appeal a licence to the Toronto Licensing Tribunal.
This report responds to these requests within a larger context which recognizes that while enforcement and regulation are key tools to effectively managing alcohol-related community nuisance, other tools and inter-related issues also need to be taken into consideration. Some examples of these issues include the presence of street lighting, availability of (public) toilets, levels of street animation, education and awareness materials, and access to late night transportation. As a result of the ongoing work of the working groups examining this issue, staff have identified that a broader strategy to manage these inter-related issues, and the governance of the city at night, is necessary.

(October 6, 2016) Report and Attachment 1 from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Update on Liquor Licensing Issues
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ll/bgrd/backgroundfile-97204.pdf)