Municipal Licensing and Standards is proposing that the Council of the City of Toronto adopt amendments to Chapter 740, Street Vending, and Chapter 441, Fees and Charges.

At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1 in Toronto City Hall on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, the Licensing and Standards Committee of Toronto City Council will hear in person or by his or her counsel, agent, or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to the matter.

The proposed amendments are subject to the decision of the Licensing and Standards Committee and the decision of Toronto City Council. Consequently, the proposed amendments may be modified. Additional or other amendments to the above-noted By-laws, including amendments not contemplated or considered in the proposal by Municipal Licensing and Standards, may occur as a result of the decisions of the Licensing and Standards Committee and Toronto City Council.

It is proposed that the By-laws be amended at the City Council meeting to be held on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018, or at a subsequent meeting.

Municipal Licensing and Standards is proposing that:

1. City Council amend Chapter 740, Street Vending, as follows:

a. remove the moratorium on the issuance of portrait artist permits;

b. exempt the requirement for portrait artist permit applicants to carry general liability insurance; and

c. allow portrait artist permit holders to vend in any area that would meet the criteria, as set out in Chapter 740-7.

2. City Council amend Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, to reduce the portrait artist annual permit fee amount from $468.17 to $39.73.

To view copies of the report outlining and explaining the proposed amendments, you may view the Licensing and Standards Committee agenda, current as of Friday, April 27, 2018. To obtain copies of the report at no cost, or to submit comments or make a deputation to the Licensing and Standards Committee, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018:

Licensing and Standards Committee
City Clerk’s Office
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
10th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2
Telephone: 416-397-4592
Fax: 416-392-1879

To ask questions regarding the content of the report respecting the above, please contact:

Carleton Grant
Director, Policy and Strategic Support
Municipal Licensing and Standards
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2
Telephone: 416-338-5576

Any comments received after the Committee meeting will be forwarded to City Council.

While the report sets out proposed changes, the Committee and/or City Council may make amendments and may adopt fees that differ from the recommendations set out in the report.

If this matter is postponed at the Committee meeting or City Council meeting or considered at a subsequent Committee or City Council meeting, no additional notice will be provided other than the information on the subsequent Committee or City Council agenda. Please contact the above City officials if you require notice in these cases.

The Licensing and Standards Committee will make its final recommendations on Friday, May 4, 2018, which will be forwarded to City Council at its meeting on May 22, 23 and 24, 2018.

Notice to people writing or making presentations to the Licensing and Standards Committee: The City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the City of Toronto Municipal Code authorize the City of Toronto to collect any personal information in your communication or presentation to City Council or its committees.

The City collects this information to enable it to make informed decisions on the relevant issue(s). If you are submitting letters, faxes, e-mails, presentations, or other communications to the City, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the City will become part of the public record and will appear on the City’s website. The City will also make your communication and any personal information in it – such as your postal address, telephone number, or e-mail address – available to the public, unless you expressly request the City to remove it.

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If you want to learn more about why and how the City collects your information, write to the City Clerk’s Office, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 2N2 or by calling 416-397-4592.

Dated at the City of Toronto this 27th day of April, 2018.

Ulli S. Watkiss
City Clerk