Revocation of Liquor Licence -
592 Queen Street West (Trinity-Niagara)
The Toronto Community Council recommends adoption of the following motion from Councillors Silva and Pantalone:
Whereas the Ward Councillors and the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario (Athe LLBO@) have been advised by the police and the community of drunkenness, rowdiness and illegal activity associated with the premises at 592 Queen Street West (the F & R Restaurant);
And Whereas the Ward Councillors have now been advised that a hearing before the LLBO has been scheduled for Monday, January 26, 1998 to consider revocation of the liquor licence for the premises due to numerous incidents of service of intoxicated patrons and drunkenness contrary to the Liquor Licence Act;.
And Whereas City staff have been advised that no public interest allegations shall be heard at the hearing scheduled for January 26, 1998;
And Whereas the community has expressed concerns that the premises shall, unless the licence is revoked, continue to contribute to disruptive and illegal activities in the area contrary to the public interest;
And Whereas subsection 15(1) of the Liquor Licence Act (Athe Act@) provides that a member or employee of the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario may direct that a proposal be issued to revoke or suspend the liquor licence for any ground under subsection 6(2) of the Act that would disentitle an applicant to a licence;
And Whereas subsection 6(2)(h) of the Act provides that an applicant is entitled to be issued a licence to sell liquor except if the licence is not in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents of the municipality in which the premises are located;
And Whereas section 7.1 of Regulation 719 under the Act states that, in the absence of receiving submissions to the contrary, the Board shall consider a resolution of the council of the municipality, in which are located the premises for which a person holds a licence to sell liquor, as proof of the needs and wishes of the residents of a municipality for the purposes of clause 6(2)(h) of the Act;
Now Therefore Be It Resolved:
(1) That City Council advise the Liquor Licence Board of Ontario (ALLBO@) that the liquor licence for the premises at 592 Queen Street West should be revoked as not being in the public interest having regard to the needs and wishes of the residents of the municipality.
(2) That, in the event that the licence is not revoked as a result of the hearing on
January 26, 1998, the City Solicitor be authorized to represent the City at any future public hearing scheduled by the LLBO to consider revocation on the grounds of public interest.
(3) That the LLBO be requested to consult with the Ward Councillors to determine if the public hearing to consider revocation can be held in the evening and at an appropriate venue in the community to ensure maximum public participation.
The Toronto Community Council reports, for the information of Council, having requested the City Clerk to notify the LLBO, prior to the hearing of January 26, 1998, of the recommendations of the Toronto Community Council with respect to this matter.