Item - 2018.LS24.2

Tracking Status

LS24.2 - Work Plan for Review of Chapter 545, Licensing, Body-Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on April 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Licensing, so that no application for a new holistic practitioner licence or holistic centre owner's licence be accepted from members associated with the following professional holistic associations and that, if such an application be received, it will be treated as incomplete and will be returned to the applicant upon City Council's decision and pending the completion of a comprehensive review of body-rub parlours and holistic centre regulations:

 

a.  Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners Inc.;

b.  Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners;

c.  Health and Healing Holistic Association;        

d.  National Certification Board for Natural Therapies; and

e.  World Peace and Natural Health Association.

 

2.   City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to monitor the activity of the other 32 Professional Holistic Associations and report, if necessary, to the Licensing and Standards Committee if further moratoriums are required.

 

3. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in the comprehensive review of body-rub parlours and holistic centre regulations, to use an anti-human trafficking lens to protect public health and safety, including a review of provincial and federal reports on human trafficking.

 

4. City Council direct Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to ensure all appropriate stakeholders and community partners are consulted in this review, including:

 

a. Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Network;

b. the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking;

c. Covenant House

d. the Holistic Practitioner's Alliance;

e. Maggie's Toronto Sex Worker Action Project;

f. Sex Professionals of Canada;

g. survivors of human trafficking; and

d. the Toronto Police Service.

 

5.  City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the review any feasible recommendations to address the issues of repeated sales/transfers of Body Rub Parlour licences where there is a history of continuous non-compliance on the premises.

 

6.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report to the June 14, 2018 Licensing and Standards Committee meeting on current insights relating to human trafficking occurring in the City and within the City licensed and unlicensed body rubs and holistic centres, in consultation with the all appropriate stakeholders including the Toronto Police Service.

 

7.  City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the feasibility of revoking the licences of licensed body-rub parlours and holistic centres in the City of Toronto that have incurred By-law charges and/or convictions.

 

8.  City Council request the federal and provincial governments to require the 37 approved Professional Holistic Associations to self-regulate and form an association to oversee all of them.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(March 28, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Work Plan for Review of Chapter 545, Licensing, Body Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-113619.pdf
(April 3, 2018) Public Notice on Amendments to Chapter 545, Licensing, for Body-Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-113765.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 6, 2018) Letter from Noel D. Gerry (LS.New.LS24.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79462.pdf
(April 6, 2018) Letter from Dongxia Zhao, National Certification Board for Natural Therapies (LS.New.LS24.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79478.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Butterfly: Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Network, Maggie's: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, The Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, The Migrant Sex Work Project, Andrea Sterling, and Professor Emily van der Meulen (LS.New.LS24.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79487.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Coalition Against Abuse by Bylaw Enforcement and Holistic Practitioners Alliance (LS.New.LS24.2.4)
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Jaden Hsin-Yun Peng, Holistic Practitioners Alliance (LS.New.LS24.2.5)
(April 10, 2018) Letter from Justin Kong, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (LS.New.LS24.2.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79497.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Elene Lam, Coalition Against Abuse by Bylaw Enforcement (LS.New.LS24.2.7)
(April 10, 2018) E-mail from John Wellner, Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (LS.New.LS24.2.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79527.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Tim Lambrinos, Emery Village Business Improvement Area (LS.New.LS24.2.9)
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Barbara Gosse, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (LS.New.LS24.2.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79532.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Brianna Greaves, Showing Up for Racial Justice Toronto (LS.New.LS24.2.11)
(April 10, 2018) Letter from Professor Mariana Valverde, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto (LS.New.LS24.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79542.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(April 11, 2018) E-mail from Donald Bisson, Dean and Chair, Ontario College of Reflexology (CC.Main.LS24.2.13)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79631.pdf
(April 19, 2018) E-mail from Jackie Esmonde (CC.Supp.LS24.2.14)
(April 19, 2018) Submission from Jennifer Bonnor-Moris, President of the Board of Directors, Ontario Polarity Therapy Association (CC.Supp.LS24.2.15)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79678.pdf
(April 18, 2018) Letter from Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (CC.Supp.LS24.2.16)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79685.pdf
(April 23, 2018) Letter from Deepa Mattoo, Director, Legal Services, Guncha Murara, Staff Lawyer, Yasmine Abuzgaya, LPP Student and Amy Voss, Articling Student, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (CC.Supp.LS24.2.17)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79688.pdf
(April 20, 2018) Letter from Renee Dumaresque and Brianna Greaves, Showing Up for Racial Justice (CC.Supp.LS24.2.18)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79689.pdf
(April 21, 2018) E-mail from Elene, Coalition Against Abuse by By-law Enforcement (CC.Supp.LS24.2.19)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79691.pdf
(April 23, 2018) Letter from Canadian Union of Public Employees 3903 (CC.Supp.LS24.2.20)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79692.pdf
(April 23, 2018) Letter from Rain Chan, Executive Director and Justin Kong, Community Organizer, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CC.New.LS24.2.21)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79696.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Holistic Practitioners Alliance (CC.New.LS24.2.22)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79697.pdf
(April 23, 2018) Letter from Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (CC.New.LS24.2.23)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79712.pdf
(April 23, 2018) Submission from Coalition Against Abuse by Bylaw Enforcement (CC.New.LS24.2.24)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79714.pdf
(April 23, 2018) Submission from Elene Lam, Holistic Practitioners Alliance (CC.New.LS24.2.25)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79715.pdf
(April 26, 2018) Letter from Liyu Guo and Kingsley Kwok, Co-Chairs of the Chinese Workers Network of Toronto and York Region Labour Council (CC.New.LS24.2.26)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/comm/communicationfile-79733.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council amend Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 1 by adding the words "or holistic centre owner's licence" so that it now reads as follows:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Licensing, so that no application for a new holistic practitioner licence or holistic centre owner's licence be accepted from members associated with the following professional holistic associations and that, if such an application be received, it will be treated as incomplete and will be returned to the applicant, effective upon adoption of this recommendation and pending the completion of a comprehensive review of body-rub parlours and holistic centre regulations:


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That:

 

1. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in the comprehensive review of body-rub parlours and holistic centre regulations, to use an anti-human trafficking lens to protect public health and safety, including a review of provincial and federal reports on human trafficking.

 

2. City Council direct Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to ensure all appropriate stakeholders and community partners are consulted in this review, including:

 

a. the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking;

b. Covenant House;

c. Toronto Police Service and

d. survivors of human trafficking.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-27-2018 3:21 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS24.2 - Karygiannis - motion 1b
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 17 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Maria Augimeri (Carried)

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the review any feasible recommendations to address the issues of repeated sales/transfers of Body Rub Parlour licences where there is a history of continuous non-compliance on the premises.


3a - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Lost)

That City Council refer the item to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, and request that:

 

1. The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards consult with Professional Holistic Associations while continuing to carry out the Work Plan for the comprehensive review of Chapter 545, Licensing, Body-Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres.

 

2. The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards report to the July 2018 meeting of City Council with the status findings of the internal By-law Enforcement investigation.

 

3. The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards investigate the development of a culturally competent, formal complaint process specific to individuals and entities licensed under Chapter 545 – and in consultation with such individuals and entities - for the purpose of reporting incidents involving possible By-law Enforcement abuse, and report to the July 2018 meeting of City Council.

 

4. The Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards include in the Work Plan for Review of Chapter 545, Licensing, Body Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres: Consultation – September to October, 2018:

 

a. the Holistic Practitioners Alliance and the Coalition Against Abuse of By-law Enforcement as part of the Municipal Licensing and Standards lead working group in support of the review; and,

 

b. translated materials and appropriate language interpretation to ensure meaningful participation in the consultation.

Vote (Refer Item) Apr-27-2018 3:10 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS24.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 3a - Refer the item
Total members that voted Yes: 12 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Joe Mihevc, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

3b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council direct Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to ensure all appropriate stakeholders and community partners are consulted in this review, including:

 

a. the Holistic Practitioner's Alliance;

b. Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Network;

c. Maggie's Toronto Sex Worker Action Project; and,

d. Sex Professionals of Canada.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Apr-27-2018 3:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS24.2 - Wong-Tam - motion 3b
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 17 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

4 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jon Burnside (Carried)

That:

 

1.   City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to monitor the activity of the other 32 Professional Holistic Associations and report, if necessary, to the Licensing and Standards Committee if further moratoriums are required.

 

2.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards and the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration to report to the June 14, 2018 Licensing and Standards Committee meeting on current insights relating to human trafficking occurring in the City and within the City licensed and unlicensed body rubs and holistic centres, in consultation with the all appropriate stakeholders including the Toronto Police Service. 


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Apr-27-2018 3:23 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS24.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 23 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 17 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Motion to End Debate moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Lost)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council end the debate on referral motion 3a by Councillor Wong-Tam and take the vote immediately.

Vote (End Debate) Apr-27-2018 3:07 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - LS24.2 - Karygiannis - End debate on motion 3a by Wong-Tam
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi
Total members that voted No: 11 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza, Neethan Shan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, David Shiner, Michael Thompson

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Palacio should not ask questions about motions that have not yet been placed.

LS24.2 - Work Plan for Review of Chapter 545, Licensing, Body-Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Licensing, so that no application for a new holistic practitioner licence be accepted from members associated with the following professional holistic associations and that, if such an application be received, it will be treated as incomplete and will be returned to the applicant, effective upon adoption of this recommendation and pending the completion of a comprehensive review of body-rub parlours and holistic centre regulations:

 

a.  Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners Inc.;

b.  Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners;

c.  Health and Healing Holistic Association;        

d.  National Certification Board for Natural Therapies; and

e.  World Peace and Natural Health Association.

 

2.  City Council request the federal and provincial governments to require the 37 approved Professional Holistic Associations to self-regulate and form an association to oversee all of them.

 

3.  City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the feasibility of revoking the licences of licensed body-rub parlours and holistic centres in the City of Toronto that have incurred By-law charges and/or convictions.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Licensing and Standards Committee:

 

1.  Requested the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to review the communications and public presentations received at the Licensing and Standards Committee meeting on April 10, 2018 and to report directly to City Council on April 24, 25, and 26, 2018 with further recommendations, if necessary.

Origin

(March 28, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

This report outlines a work plan for the review of the current municipal regulations governing Body-Rub Parlours (BRPs) (Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Article 31), and Holistic Centres and Practitioners (Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Article 11). Staff will report back in the first half of 2019 with recommendations intended to update the regulations and to enhance oversight and enforcement related to these industries. 

 

In 2017, the Auditor General reviewed the licensing regime for holistic centres and holistic practitioners and questioned the City's reliance on professional holistic associations (PHAs) as effective governing bodies. This report recommends instituting a moratorium on the issuance of new licences to holistic practitioner applicants associated with the five PHAs linked to 98 percent of all By-law charges and 97 percent of all convictions incurred by holistic practitioners from 2014 to 2017.

 

The moratorium is an interim measure pending the outcomes of a comprehensive review. The moratorium will not prevent existing holistic practitioner licensees from renewing their licence.

 

Holistic centre owners and holistic practitioners are required to be licensed under Chapter 545, Licensing, for the purposes of therapeutic and wellness services. On October 27, 2017, the Auditor General reported to the Audit Committee on an audit assessing the effectiveness of business licensing and By-law enforcement relating to licensed holistic centres in the City of Toronto. On November 7, 2017, City Council adopted the Auditor General's report with recommendations, as amended, and directed staff to conduct a detailed review of the existing By-laws and legislative framework governing the licensing of BRPs and holistic centres.

 

This report provides an overview of the issues surrounding the BRPs and Holistic Centres and Practitioners By-laws, describes the interim moratorium, and outlines a work plan for a comprehensive review and consultations.

 

Staff have consulted with Social Development, Finance and Administration, Legal Services, and City Planning in the preparation of this report.

Background Information

(March 28, 2018) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on Work Plan for Review of Chapter 545, Licensing, Body Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-113619.pdf
(April 3, 2018) Public Notice on Amendments to Chapter 545, Licensing, for Body-Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-113765.pdf

Communications

(April 6, 2018) Letter from Noel D. Gerry (LS.New.LS24.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79462.pdf
(April 6, 2018) Letter from Dongxia Zhao, National Certification Board for Natural Therapies (LS.New.LS24.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79478.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Butterfly: Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Network, Maggie's: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, The Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, The Migrant Sex Work Project, Andrea Sterling, and Professor Emily van der Meulen (LS.New.LS24.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79487.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Coalition Against Abuse by Bylaw Enforcement and Holistic Practitioners Alliance (LS.New.LS24.2.4)
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Jaden Hsin-Yun Peng, Holistic Practitioners Alliance (LS.New.LS24.2.5)
(April 10, 2018) Letter from Justin Kong, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (LS.New.LS24.2.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79497.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Elene Lam, Coalition Against Abuse by Bylaw Enforcement (LS.New.LS24.2.7)
(April 10, 2018) E-mail from John Wellner, Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (LS.New.LS24.2.8)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79527.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Tim Lambrinos, Emery Village Business Improvement Area (LS.New.LS24.2.9)
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Barbara Gosse, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking (LS.New.LS24.2.10)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79532.pdf
(April 10, 2018) Submission from Brianna Greaves, Showing Up for Racial Justice Toronto (LS.New.LS24.2.11)
(April 10, 2018) Letter from Professor Mariana Valverde, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto (LS.New.LS24.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ls/comm/communicationfile-79542.pdf

Speakers

Tim Lambrinos, Emery Village Business Improvement Area
Elene Lam, Coalition Against Abuse by Bylaw Enforcement
Barbara Gosse, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking
Brianna Greaves, Showing Up for Racial Justice Toronto
Kara Gillies, The Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform
Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Andrea Sterling, Maggie's: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project
Noel D. Gerry
Justin Kong, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
Jaden Hsin-Yun Peng, Holistic Practitioners Alliance
Sean Yuen
Kennes Lin, Holistic Practitioners Alliance
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Motions

1 - Motion to Refer Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Lost)

That the Licensing and Standards Committee refer the item to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, and consult with Professional Holistic Associations while continuing to carry out the Work Plan for the comprehensive review of Chapter 545, Licensing, Body-Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres.

Vote (Refer Item) Apr-10-2018

Result: Lost Majority Required - Motion 1 moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker
Total members that voted Yes: 0 Members that voted Yes are
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Jim Karygiannis, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Frank Di Giorgio, Frances Nunziata

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council request the federal and provincial governments to require the 37 approved Professional Holistic Associations to self-regulate and form an association to oversee all of them.


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the feasibility of revoking the licences of licensed body-rub parlours and holistic centres in the City of Toronto that have incurred By-law charges and/or convictions.


4 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That the Licensing and Standards Committee permit Councillor De Baeremaeker to place Motion 5, regardless of him having spoken previously for three minutes on this matter.


5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, review the communications and public presentations received at the Licensing and Standards Committee meeting on April 10, 2018 and report directly to City Council on April 24, 25, and 26, 2018 with further recommendations, if necessary.


6 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council