News & Public Notices
Notice of passing - Bylaw to Amend the Retail Business Holidays Act Bylaw
April 12, 2016 -
A Bylaw to Amend the Retail Business Holidays Act Bylaw 98-127 by the Corporation of the City Of Kingston
The council of The Corporation of the City of Kingston passed Bylaw Number 2016-80, "A Bylaw to Amend Bylaw Number 98-127 ‘A Bylaw to Permit Retail Businesses to Operate on Statutory Holidays During the Period Between May 1 to October 15, Inclusive in the Calendar Year for the Maintenance of Tourism in the City of Kingston'" on the 5th day of April, 2016, under Section 4.(1) of the Retail Business Holidays Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. R.30, as amended.
And take notice that any person may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the bylaw by filing with the board no later than the 5th day of May, 2016, a Notice of Appeal setting out the objection to the bylaw and the reasons in support of the objection. The objection must be accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board.
An explanation of the purpose and effect of the bylaw and a key map showing the location of the lands to which the bylaw applies are below.
Dated at the City of Kingston
this 12th day of April, 2016
The last day for filing a notice of appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board will be May 5, 2016.
Any appeal submitted to the Ontario Municipal Board must include the following:
- the objection to the bylaw and the reasons in support of the objection;
- the name and address of the appellant; and,
- the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board in the amount of $125 payable to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario.
Explanatory note concerning Bylaw Number 2016-80
The Downtown Business Improvement Area (see Key Map).
An application was received from the board of management of the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) asking council to consider passing a bylaw to declare the Downtown BIA a "Tourist Area", as defined by the act, for the purpose of exempting businesses operating the BIA from restrictions of the act on a year round basis. This exemption permits retail businesses in the Downtown BIA to operate on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day in addition to Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day, which are already exempted from the restrictions of the act in Kingston.
The effect amends Bylaw Number 98-127 "A Bylaw to Permit Retail Businesses to Operate on Statutory Holidays During the Period Between May 1 to October 15, Inclusive in the Calendar Year for the Maintenance of Tourism in the City of Kingston" by permitting retail businesses in the downtown BIA to operate on a year round basis.