Item - 2015.TE2.20

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 11, 2014 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Toronto and East York Community Council on December 4, 2014 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 11, 2014.

TE2.20 - Liquor Licence Application - Duffy's Tavern, 1238 Bloor Street West, Toronto - File No. 90126

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted on Consent
Ward:
18 - Davenport

City Council Decision

City Council on December 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Clerk to advise the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that the liquor licence application for Duffy's Tavern, 1238 Bloor Street West (“Premises”), is not in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents, and that the Registrar should issue a Proposal to Refuse the liquor licence application.

 

2.         City Council request the Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) to provide the City with an opportunity to be made a party in any proceedings with respect to the Premises.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend all proceedings before the LAT in this matter and to take all necessary action so as to give effect to Council's decision, including adding and deleting conditions to any liquor licence issued for the Premises, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, which address issues including, but not limited to, noise, litter, safety, lighting and other potential disturbances to residents in the area.

Background Information (Community Council)

(December 3, 2014) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o - Liquor Licence Application - Duffy's Tavern, 1238 Bloor Street West, Toronto - File No. 90126
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-73892.pdf

TE2.20 - Liquor Licence Application - Duffy's Tavern, 1238 Bloor Street West, Toronto - File No. 90126

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Ward:
18 - Davenport

Community Council Recommendations

The Toronto and East York Community Council recommends that:

 

1.         City Council direct the City Clerk to advise the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that the liquor licence application for Duffy's Tavern, 1238 Bloor Street West (“Premises”), is not in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents, and that the Registrar should issue a Proposal to Refuse the liquor licence application.

 

2.         City Council request the Licence Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) to provide the City with an opportunity to be made a party in any proceedings with respect to the Premises.

 

3.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to attend all proceedings before the LAT in this matter and to take all necessary action so as to give effect to this Motion, including adding and deleting conditions to any liquor licence issued for the Premises, in consultation with the Ward Councillor, which address issues including, but not limited to, noise, litter, safety, lighting and other potential disturbances to residents in the area.

Origin

(December 3, 2014) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o, Ward 18, Davenport

Summary

2200608 Ontario Limited has submitted an application for a liquor licence to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) for the premises at 1238 Bloor Street West, operating under the name Duffy's Tavern (“Premises”). The application is for an outdoor patio on Bloor Street with a proposed capacity of 6 persons. 

 

These Premises have been the subject of three hearings at the AGCO to either revoke or suspend its liquor licence because of alleged breaches of the Liquor Licence Act ("Act") and regulations. The liquor licence was suspended on two occasions for 17 and 6 days respectively, based upon the admission of the licensees to breaches of the Act or regulations. At the third hearing, even though there were admitted breaches of the Act and so noted by the tribunal, suspension of the liquor licence was waived.

 

The Premises are located in close proximity to residential properties. There are concerns related to noise, litter, safety, lighting and other potential disturbances to residents in the area.

 

This application for a liquor licence is not in the public interest. The Registrar of the AGCO should be requested to issue a Proposal to Refuse the liquor licence application.

Background Information

(December 3, 2014) Letter from Councillor Ana Bail„o - Liquor Licence Application - Duffy's Tavern, 1238 Bloor Street West, Toronto - File No. 90126
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/te/bgrd/backgroundfile-73892.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council