Item - 2013.MM45.16

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 16, 2013 with amendments.

MM45.16 - Protecting Communities and Helping Small Businesses by Improving the Licensing of Bars and Restaurants - by Councillor Mike Layton, seconded by Councillor Gord Perks

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 16, 17 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), to establish a working group consisting of the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board Community Safety Task Force, the Chair, Licensing and Standards Committee, interested Councillors, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, relevant residents associations and industry associations for the purpose of establishing a framework for better compliance and enforcement of City by-laws as they relate to restaurants, bars and entertainment establishments, including possible changes to the provincial liquor licensing processes, and that the Executive Director report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in 2014 with recommendations for moving forward.

 

2.          City Council support the recently tabled Bill 150, The Liquor Licensing Statue Law Amendment Act, 2013, which allows municipalities to have greater control over licensing entertainment establishments within their boundaries, and City Council express its support for Bill 150 in writing to the Province of Ontario and MPPs, including the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Background Information (City Council)

Revised Member Motion MM45.16
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-64791.pdf
Bill 150 An Act to amend various statutes with respect to liquor licensing
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/mm/bgrd/backgroundfile-64943.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM45.16 be referred to the Licensing and Standards Committee.  A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Dec-17-2013 3:02 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM45.16 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Mike Del Grande, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Norman Kelly, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Paula Fletcher, Giorgio Mammoliti, Karen Stintz

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That City Council amend Recommendation 1 by adding the words " the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board Community Safety Task Force, the Chair, Licensing and Standards Committee," after the words "consisting of" so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.         City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), to establish a working group consisting of the Chair, Toronto Police Services Board Community Safety Task Force, the Chair, Licensing and Standards Committee, interested Councillors, Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, relevant residents associations and industry associations for the purpose of establishing a framework for better compliance and enforcement of City by-laws as they relate to restaurants, bars and entertainment establishments, including possible changes to the provincial liquor licensing processes, and that the Executive Director report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in 2014 with recommendations for moving forward.

Vote (Amend Item) Dec-18-2013 7:48 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM45.16 - Layton - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 33 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Dec-18-2013 7:50 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM45.16 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, John Parker
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council