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Proposed Business Licence for Vapour Product Retailers

Notice is hereby given that Toronto City Council will be considering recommendations to adopt amendments to the following City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapters: Chapter 545, Licensing, and Chapter 441, Fees and Charges

Decision Body

General Government and Licensing Committee

Event Location, Date and Time

Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 1
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2
Canada
October 7, 2019 - 09:30 AM

Description

It is proposed that the amendments be adopted at the City Council meeting to be held on October 29 and 30, 2019, or at a subsequent meeting. If adopted by City Council, the amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing, will:

1.    Authorize the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to create a new business licence category for vapour product retailers and adopt a new licensing requirement for existing owners or operators of any store or shop where vapour products are sold.

Additional amendments to the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441, Fees and Charges, Appendix C - Schedule 12, Municipal Licensing and Standards, will:

1.    Add a $645.53 licence fee for vapour product retailers, adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index; and

2.    Add a $315.17 annual renewal fee for vapour product retailers, adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.

The proposed amendments are outlined in the report, titled "Proposed Business Licence for Vapour Product Retailers." To view or obtain a copy of the report, visit the City's website.

At its meeting to be held in Committee Room 1, 2nd Floor, Toronto City Hall on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, the General Government and Licensing Committee of Toronto City Council will hear in person or by their counsel, agent, or solicitor, any person who wishes to speak to the matter.

The proposed amendments are subject to the decisions of the General Government and Licensing Committee and 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 staff, may occur as a result of the decisions of the Committee and City Council.

To submit comments or make a presentation to the General Government and Licensing Committee on Monday, October 7, 2019, please contact the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019:

General Government and Licensing Committee

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

10th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-397-4592; Fax: 416-392-1879

E-mail: gglc@toronto.ca

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

Fiona Chapman, Director, Business Licensing and Regulatory Services

Municipal Licensing and Standards

East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue

3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4C 5R1

Telephone: 416-392-3070; Fax: 416-392-3102

E-mail: Fiona.Chapman@toronto.ca

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

While the staff report sets out proposed changes and fees, the Committee and/or City Council may change these proposals and adopt additional or other amendments that differ from the recommendations set out in the report, including fees that are higher or lower than the fees being proposed and/or new fees not contemplated in the staff report. The proposed amendments are subject to the decision of the Committee and the decision of City Council.

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 General Government and Licensing Committee will make its final recommendations on Monday, October 7, 2019 which will be forwarded to City Council for its meeting on October 29 and 30, 2019.

Notice to People Writing or Making Presentations to the General Government and Licensing 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 and Boards. 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.

Many Committee, Board, and Advisory Body meetings are broadcast live over the internet for the public to view. If you speak at the meeting you will appear in the video broadcast. Video broadcasts are archived and continue to be publicly available.

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, Ontario, M5H 2N2 or call 416-397-4592.

For More Information Contact

General Government and Licensing
gglc@toronto.ca
Phone: 416-397-4592
Fax: 416-392-1879

Toronto City Hall, 10th Floor West Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2
Canada

Signed By

Ulli S. Watkiss, City Clerk

Date

September 30, 2019

Additional Information

Background Information

Proposed Business Licence for Vapour Product Retailers - View

References

2019.GL8.20 - Proposed Business Licence for Vapour Product Retailers
http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.GL8.20

Topic

  • Licensing > Proposal to amend the Licensing Chapter of the Municipal Code
  • Licensing > Proposal to change user fees and charges
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