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TLT Nov 14/19

At the request of the city, the Toronto Licensing Tribunal declined to accept two proposed Joint Resolutions previously agreed upon by the city at a pre-hearing meetings.

This unusual situation arose when the city discovered new information about the licensees’ conduct after the October 22, 2019 conference between the license holders and Municipal Licensing and Standards staff.

Under normal circumstances approval of these pre-hearing agreements is routine.

In the first case, the TLT ordered Pirasanth Loganathan, an applicant for a Tow Truck Driver's Licence and MLS staff to hold another Pre-hearing conference to see if a new resolution could be reached.

MLS raised concerns that they can no longer agree to the original Proposed Resolution and asked for more time to investigate additional charges that were laid against Loganathan following the Pre-hearing conference.

In the second of these cases, Jimmy Jay John Robert Moore Lungley, applying for a Tow Truck Driver's Licence saw his hearing adjourned to November 21, 2019.

The Tribunal also ordered the parties to again and discuss the potential of the originally signed Proposed Resolution on October 22, 2019, to remain in place or to discuss other terms of agreement.

The Proposed Resolution signed on October 22, 2019 was not approved by the Tribunal as MLS said it can no longer agree to the Proposed Resolution as it currently stands.

MLS asked for more time to further investigate information contained in the current report as well as additional charges that were laid following the Pre-hearing conference.

In another case involving Matthew Mark Martino, applying for a Tow Truck Driver's Licence the tribunal deemed Mr. Martino's application as abandoned. He failed to attend this, and other scheduled hearing dates. He is free to resubmit an application in the future.

Hassan Khalid, applying for a Vehicle-For-Hire Driver's Licence had the license issued on conditions.

It will be on probation for three years.

Other usual conditions on about fees and documents, plus MLS doing additional checks of any driving, criminal, and by-law charges and convictions against Mr. Khalid and conduct other investigations, as appropriate, to assess his compliance with the requirements of Chapter 546 of the Municipal Code and other laws.

Written Reasons for this decision will follow.

Christopher Anthony Pacitto got a Tow Truck Driver's Licence after approval of a joint Proposed Resolution, originally signed on October 22, 2019.

The license was issued on probation for a period of three years.

Pacitto was advised that during the probationary period, MLS may make additional checks of any driving, criminal, and by-law charges and convictions against him and conduct other investigations, as appropriate, to assess compliance with the requirements of Chapter 545 of the Municipal Code and other applicable laws.

If MLS has new concerns he may be brought back before the Tribunal for a full hearing.

The last matter this day involved the Vehicle-For-Hire Driver's License of Mohamed Akil Bacchus. He also holds a Taxicab Owner's Licence. He did not attend this day’s hearing.

The matter was adjourned to a date to be determined pending the final disposition of criminal charges now before the courts.

The driver license was ordered suspended until the Tribunal orders otherwise.

Bacchus must surrender his photo card and licence to Municipal Licensing and Standards on Thursday November 14, 2019.

Bacchus' Taxicab Owner's Licence continues to be valid.

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