In the interest of making residents aware of their rights as tenants, our office has organized a Tenant Townhall with City Staff, the Federation of Metro Tenants Association, Parkdale Legal Community Services, Parkdale Tenants Association, MPP Cheri Dinovo and MP Peggy Nash.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights as a tenant, I hope to see you there.
PARKDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
1303 Queen St W (Basement Auditorium)
Wednesday, April 16th ,2014
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Last month, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission informed the City of Toronto that it will no longer be accepting conditions on liquor licenses which do not directly relate to the sale of alcohol. Further, they advised the City that they will no longer be enforcing any such conditions that were previously negotiated and attached to liquor licenses.
This is devastating to all of us who have worked for a healthy relationship between business and residents in our neighbourhoods. Controls on noise, mess, and the scale and scope of bars can no longer be negotiated locally. Many of us have spent countless hours working cooperatively with local business to arrive at mutual agreements that make for good neighbours and great neighbourhoods. Now the AGCO says that time was wasted.
At our last City Council meeting, we passed a variety of motions to put pressure on the Province to reverse its decision and return to a policy of respecting locally worked out compromises. Additionally, I moved a motion, which passed, which will require that new licences have the support of the local MPP as well as safety training on the part of the applicants.
Council also directed the City Manager to devise and bring to Council a public information program.
Links to the staff report and the decisions of Council are available at:
You will hear more about this item in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I urge you to contact Premier Kathleen Wynne, Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur , and your local MPP Cheri DiNovo to voice your concern on this arbitrary change and demand that the government reverses this decision and instead, works conjunction with the City to support healthy relationship between business and residents in our neighbourhoods.
Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
2nd Floor, Suite A14
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
Premier Kathleen Wynne
Toronto ON M7A 1A1
Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur
720 Bay Street, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S9
Cheri DiNovo, MPP
Room 115, Main Legislative Building,
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1A5