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February 2019

Applicant before TLT ‘can’t find’ his temporary work permit

By John Q. Duffy

A Personal Services Settings Licence for Shawn Shun Gee Tsai o/a Skinart Tattoo was issued after a Joint Submission, subject to one year probation and the (mostly) usual conditions.

The Tribunal ordered the following Amendment to condition 1, “All fees, documents and/or any outstanding requirements must be submitted to the satisfaction of Municipal Licensing and Standards within 90 days (usually this is 30 days) of the Tribunal hearing, failing which the application may be cancelled,” and then approved a joint Proposed Resolution, originally signed on November 13, 2018.

The licensee was advised after acceptance by the Toronto Licensing Tribunal panel of Daphne Simon, Moira Caulderwood and Melana Laverty of a joint Proposed Resolution on January 3, 2019 that during the probationary period, MLS may make additional checks of any driving, criminal, and bylaw charges and convictions against him and conduct other investigations, as appropriate, to assess his compliance with the requirements of Chapter 545 of the Municipal Code and other applicable laws.

Further, he must before the next renewal of the licence, provide to MLS, at his own expense, an original up-to-date abstract of his criminal record and if MLS has concerns he may be brought back for a full hearing.

Tsai has a criminal record starting 35 years ago, but his most recent conviction is from about 15 years ago.

He has another problem in that he is unable to provide authorities a copy of a temporary work permit. The panel was told while he is working, he is “still looking for it.”

In the matter of Krishan Lal Bhatia, Ajeev Bhatia, Estate Trustee Without a Will, holding one taxicab plate, the Tribunal agreed to adjourn this matter sine die at the request of MLS. MLS requested additional documentation to be filed by the Estate Trustee in order to complete the Transfer of the licence.

Once all documentation has been submitted to the satisfaction of MLS, an updated report will be brought forward.

A Joint Resolution was approved in the matter of Rahim Jillany Holder of Tow Truck Driver’s Licence.

The license will be suspended for one day and be on probation for 2 years.

MLS will monitor Jillany’s driving, criminal, and bylaw charges and if it has concerns it may bring him back to tribunal for a full hearing.

In 2018 Jillany’s provincial drivers license was suspended but he continued to operate his tow truck.

MLS had concerns as well with his driving record, with a total of 13 Highway Traffic Act charges since 2013, including 8 moving violations.

He is also challenging some of his convictions and charges, like one for not having the proper plates on the vehicle. He said he was unaware the proper plates were not affixed as he was driving a company vehicle at the time.

The Tribunal approved the following joint Proposed Resolution in the matter of Vivid Bar Lounge Inc. o/a Vivid Bar Lounge. Victor Dionisio, Director Applicant for Renewal of Eating Establishment Licence on conditions.

Dionisio must pay all outstanding bylaw fines within 30 days. However the business has applied to the courts for an extension of time to pay outstanding fines.

The license will be on probation for two years.

The business must continue to take steps to address the noise concerns with respect to its premises at 1067 St. Clair Avenue West, including monitoring both the volume of its entertainment system at all times and the behavior of patrons outside of its premises during Vivid Bar Lounge’s operating hours and if MLS has further concerns this matter may be brought back to the TLT.

Dionisio told the TLT he has already spent in excess of $35,000 to bring his business into compliance with City bylaws.

He has had six noise convictions so far and nine outstanding charges, while neighbors have complained about activities of his patrons outside of the bar.

The operator said he is trying hard to comply with City rules.

The Tribunal adjourned the matter of Matias Abebe Fikade Holder of Vehicle-For-Hire Driver’s Licence pending the outcome of outstanding criminal proceedings. An interim suspension of Fikade’s Vehicle-For-Hire Driver’s Licence imposed on September 27, 2018 remains in effect.

Fikade is currently charged with sexual assault, allegedly in a taxicab.Fikade had hoped the TLT would lift the existing Interim Suspension and allow him to work, but this was not to happen.

Sir Submarine Inc. o/a Sir Greek George Tsigas, Director Applicant for the Renewal of Eating Establishment Licence got to keep the license on conditions. In addition to the usual conditions about fines, fees and monitoring, the business will be on probation for a period of one year.

Sir Submarine Inc. is advised that during the probationary period, MLS may make additional checks of any driving, criminal, and bylaw charges and convictions against Sir Submarine Inc. and George Tsigas. It may also conduct other investigations as appropriate.

Tsigas must provide to Municipal Licensing and Standards, at his own expense, an original up-to-date abstract of his criminal record at his next renewal.

The business owner has three convictions for assaulting a peace officer on his record. A charge for assault with a weapon was withdrawn.

He is “remorseful” about his actions.

The renewal of Tow Truck Driver’s Licence held by Adin Hooman was renewed after acceptance of a joint Proposed Resolution. The license will be on probation for two years.

During this period MLS may make checks of any driving, criminal, and bylaw charges and convictions against him and if there are concerns he maybe brought back to the TLT for a hearing.

MLS had concerns about his driving record, including his currently having nine demerit points on his license and a 2010 suspension for unpaid fines and a conviction for driving under suspension.

Rafeequddin Syed o/a Syed 786auto, applicant for a Public Garage Licence, got the license on conditions. With the usual conditions about fees, and monitoring, the license will be on probation for two years. Syed may also be checked for blots on his driving, criminal, and bylaw charges and convictions records and must provide, at his own expense, an original up-to-date abstract of his criminal record at his next two renewals.

City lawyer Amy Murakami told the panel Syed had been convicted of Assault with a weapon and Forcible Confinement in incidents relating to his daughter. Originally he was charged with 15 offenses, but only two convictions were registered.

Evidently the City does not think Syed is a threat to public safety.

 

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