Junction Arts Festival appiles to city for Special Occasion Permit

The Junction Arts Festival has requested the City Council approve the following for the Junction Arts Festival to be held from Wednesday, September 9 to Sunday, September 13, 2009:

a. the issuance of a Special Occasion Permit for a Beer Garden on vacant property located at 2960 Dundas Street West on:

Friday, September 11, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 12 midnight
Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 12 noon to 12 midnight
Sunday, September 13, 2009 from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

b. the extension of serving hours of the following licensed establishments for the dates and times of the Junction Arts Festival, with a further extension of service hours to 2:00 a.m. and onto City property, on Saturday, September 12, 2009:

Axis Gallery & Grill, 3048 Dundas Street West  Bann Thai Cuisine, 2961 Dundas Street West  Celts Pub, 2872 Dundas Street West  Margret Bar, 2952 Dundas Street West  Curry Twist, 3034 Dundas Street West  High Park Spice House, 3020 Dundas Street West  North of Bombay, 2966 Dundas Street West  Pho-Mi Tri Ky Noodle House, 394 Pacific Avenue  Rope Inn, 2883 Dundas Street West  The Friendly Thai, 3032 Dundas Street West  The Hole in the Wall, 2867A Dundas Street West  The Purple Onion -2998 Dundas Street West  Triple Z West Indian Roti Shop, 2910 Dundas Street West  Vesuvio’s Pizzeria & Spaghetti House, 3014 Dundas Street West  Young Thailand, 2907 Dundas Street West  Espresso Mi Vida, 392 Pacific Avenue  The Beet Organic Café & Market, 2945 Dundas Street West  The Troubadour, 3071 Dundas Street West  SMASH, 2880 Dundas Street West Espresso Mi Vida, 392 Pacific Avenue


I'm not sure all of these places are currently licensed. Also, there are two pho restaurants listed for 394 Pacific…

I think the extended hours are in reference to the “onto City property, on Saturday, September 12, 2009”.

This would be extended hours for the temporary patios not the bars as they are now.

Sorry folks but I am not in favour of extending hours. Many rental and residential properties back onto Dundas. Even though you are asking for an extension only during the Festival, please keep in mind that many residents do not put their lives on hold during the Festival and still need to attend to families and work. While we all enjoy the Festival, I feel that 2 AM is excessive.

Those extended hours should really make it a hit, thankfully for the residents for only one day. It would be fine if they hung colourful lights across the street for the festival.

Hi A.R. We have wanted to and tried to hang lights across the street before but not been successful in obtaining the correct permissions. The only group who has been able to do this lawfully has been a film company using the Dundas streetscape for a shoot (remember the time travellers wife that shot here awhile ago?) .

Yeah, I'm wondering what the city's standards are for the lights that makes it a challenge to pull off. Thanks for the response.

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