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December 5, 2016 – City Council affirm its recognition of the Nanjing Massacre 市议会肯定承认南京大屠杀

Moved by: Councillor Jim Karygiannis           _________________________

Seconded by: Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam  _________________________

On December 13, 1937, the Imperial Japanese army captured Nanjing, the capital city of the Republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army conducted a six-week campaign where an estimated 300,000 people, including young children were tortured, raped, and murdered.

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This dark period in history is seldom discussed, yet the legacy of these atrocities live on in the memories of survivors and it continues to have a deeply felt impact in many Asian societies, including Toronto’s diverse Asian communities.

February 1. 2016 – Calgary Injunction Decision regarding Unlicensed Ground Transportation Providers

Calgary Injunction Decision regarding Unlicensed Ground Transportation Providers
Communication LS9.4.7 has been submitted on this Item
Confidential Attachment – Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Committee Recommendations
The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the City Solicitor and the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to return to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to seek an injunction against Uber and individual UberX drivers, based on the updated regulations to Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545 approved by City Council at its meeting on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2015.

 

2. City Council direct that the confidential attachment to the report (January 8, 2016) from the City Solicitor remain confidential indefinitely as it contains advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege.

February 1, 2016 – Proposed Federal-Provincial-Territorial Task Force on Legalization and Regulations of Marijuana

 
Committee Recommendations
The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council request the City Manager to write to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada requesting that the City of Toronto be included as a participant in the proposed federal-provincial-territorial task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana to ensure that the City’s interests are addressed, including ensuring that the permitted locations for the selling of marijuana is appropriate and recognizes the need for appropriate distance requirements to other uses such as schools, daycares, residences, etc.

Hooka Motion

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to report to the January 22, 2016 meeting of the Licensing and Standards Committee on a by-law which would permit the following:

 

  1. a. the establishment of a new “hookah lounge” category in Chapter 545, Licensing of the Toronto Municipal Code and consider including the following regulations:

 

  1. i. only non-tobacco products are permitted;
  2. food or liquor not being permitted on the premises;

iii. only coffee, tea and juices are permitted on the premises; and

  1. minors (persons under the age of 19) are not permitted on the premises, with signage in a prominent location.

 

  1. b. an appropriate business licence fee for such an establishment.

 

  1. c. the establishment would be required to provide signage that states the harmful health effects of hookahs (waterpipes).

November 3, 2015 – City of Toronto displaying its 2017 New Year’s fireworks from the CN Tower as well as Nathan Phillips Square

Request a detailed report regarding the feasibility of the City of Toronto displaying its 2017 New Year’s fireworks from the CN Tower as well as Nathan Phillips Square – Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll

 

Moved by: Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Seconded by: Councillor Shelley Carroll

 

Motion re: OVO Fest hosted at the Muzik Nightclub on the Exhibition

MEMBER MOTION NOTICE OF MOTION

Letter on Notice of Motion – Types of Events that should be allowed to take place on Exhibition Place grounds

 

Request for a detailed report from the General Manager of Exhibition Place with respect to banning the OVO Fest after party and similar type events from Exhibition Place grounds in the future and examining other permitted uses currently in the tenant’s (Muzik Clubs) lease – by Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti.

Notice of Motion – Uber

Direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to review the operations of Uber and technologies like it, including benefits to the public and impact on the current taxicab industry –  Moved by:  Councillor Jim Karygiannis 

Recommendation:       

Councillor Jim Karygiannis, recommends that: