December 7, 2012
No Change to Holiday Shopping in the City of Toronto
On November 28th, Toronto City council voted to not amend the Holiday Shopping bylaw.
On November 8th, the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Committee recommended the following changes to the Holiday Shopping by-law:
RCC pushed to ensure that the City of Toronto’s Holiday Shopping by-law did not discriminate against any class or size of retailer.
Under the City of Toronto, Municipal Code Chapter 510, Holiday Shopping, retail stores that are not designated as being in a tourist area, are required to be closed on the following nine public holidays: New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
RCC will continue to push the necessity of a level playing field with Councillors to achieve our objective of creating a regulatory environment that allows the retailers to decide when their business should be open to serve customers, without restrictions based on size or category.
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