CABBAGETOWN LICENCE HAS HAD ITS LIQUOR LICENCE REVOKED
Community Based and Legal Challenges to be Set in Motion
As part of the drive to shut down neighbourhood bars and restaurants used by low income people, the Old Cabbagetown Business Association and other upscale interests have won a ruling by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission to take away Victor Jiang’s liquor licence. This means, effective immediately, the Cabbagetown Restaurant must stop selling drinks to its customers. An appeal will be put in very soon that will include a bid to win the right for Victor to sell beer while it is underway.
The issues are clear. This is about removing the places where poor people gather socially all the better to be able to drive them from the area.
Several of the places in the neighbourhood that have been closed and are now being targeted have in common the fact of being businesses operated by immigrant people. Victor hasn’t got the means to open a bar that caters to local yuppies. His restaurant is his means of making a modest living and into which he has put a huge amount of work. Now all that is on the line.
For those who support the fight to keep the Cabbagetown Restaurant open, we ask two things:
1. COME OUT THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 30, AT 6.00 PM TO THE RESTAURANT AT 443 PARLIAMENT AND JOIN IN A COMMUNITY MEETING TO BUILD A PUBLIC CAMPAIGN IN DEFENCE OF VICTOR AND HIS CUSTOMERS.
2. THE LOSS OF THE LICENCE HAS A HUGE AND IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON VICTOR.
HE DESPERATELY NEEDS TO KEEP UP HIS SALES. IF YOU WORK OR LIVE IN THE AREA, PLEASE GO IN AND EAT THERE AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN.
If you need more info on this, call OCAP at (416) 925-6939
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
10 Britain St. Toronto, ON M5A 1R6
416-925-6939 email@example.com www.ocap.ca