Queen Street West Restaurant By-Law Survey

The Toronto City Planning staff are currently reviewing the Queen Street West Restaurant By-law, implemented in 2013, that limits the concentration of restaurants located on Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue (Areas A, B, C at 25% & Area D at 33%). In order to determine if the by-law is working properly or having any beneficial effect, the City is conducting a survey to collect the perspectives of residents and business owners.

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.).

Please complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOQueenWRestaurant

The deadline for the survey is Wednesday, October 18th. For further information contact Joanna Kimont via e-mail Joanna.kimont@toronto.ca or her office at 416-392-7919.