INTRODUCTION

In 2013 Toronto City Council passed a By-law to limit the concentration of restaurants located on Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue.

 

The purpose of this By-law was to alleviate some of the issues created by restaurants which morph into late night drinking establishments including: excessive noise, public drunkenness, crowded sidewalks, garbage, traffic and parking issues.

 

Additionally, this By-law was also to alleviate concerns that restaurants were pushing out other types of commercial uses which support the daily lives of the people living in the surrounding residential neighbourhood (i.e. services, grocery stores, pharmacies etc.).

 

City staff are now reviewing this By-law to determine if it is working properly and we would love to hear your perspective.

 
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