Item - 2016.MM19.41

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 7, 2016 without amendments.

MM19.41 - Request the Province of Ontario to Suspend Liquor Licenses for Establishments with Illegal Handguns - by Councillor Cesar Palacio, seconded by Councillor Frances Nunziata

Decision Type:

City Council Decision

City Council on June 7, 8 and 9, 2016, adopted the following:


1.  City Council pass a resolution asking the Province of Ontario to legislate a suspension of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission liquor licence for establishments where the Toronto Police Service has evidence of multiple gun-related offences occurring on the premises.


2.  City Council request the City Manager in consultation with the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Fire, Public Health, among other government agencies to report back to the appropriate Committee on proactive enforcement measures that can be utilized under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to deter illegal criminal activity by dealing with it in a more comprehensive, cohesive and co-ordinated way, to address issues where crime is known or is suspected to be taking place, similar to the action that was applied by Municipal Licensing and Standards when they issued the temporary suspension of the business licence at Cloud 9 Café at 1530 Danforth Avenue.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Introduce Motion without Notice moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That Councillor Cesar Palacio be permitted to add to the agenda of today's meeting an urgent Motion without Notice concerning:


Request the Province of Ontario to Suspend Liquor Licenses for Establishments with Illegal Handguns


Reason for Urgency:


This Motion is urgent because the escalation of gun violence and homicides involving guns in Toronto has become a crises that requires immediate action.

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-08-2016 6:48 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM19.41 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 6 Members that were absent are Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser
Source: Toronto City Clerk at