Oakville council opposes liquor license for Bronte 7-Eleven store


Published May 9, 2022 at 11:53 am

Oakville Town Council voted unanimously against the Bronte 7-Eleven location be granted a liquor license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). INSAUGA PHOTO

Oakville is saying no to beer and wine being served at 7-Eleven.

In a recent meeting, Town Council voted unanimously opposing the Bronte 7-Eleven location at 2267 Lakeshore Rd. W. be granted a liquor license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

In a motion brought up by Ward 1 Councillors Beth Robertson and Sean O’Meara, Council has requested party status at the upcoming Ontario Licensing Appeal Tribunal regarding the liquor license for 7-11 Inc.

It also requests the Town solicitor proceed in accordance with the confidential report from the legal department and vigorously oppose application.

The motion also included Oakville Mayor Rob Burton writing to 7-11 Canada Inc. to convey Council’s opposition.

AGCO confirmed a liquor sales licence application for the Bronte 7-Eleven location was received to permit the sale, service and consumption of alcohol within a designated area inside the store only. Take out or delivery of liquor would not be permitted.

In a response to inhalton.com, AGCO said the application completed the 28-day public notice process from February 12 to March 11, 2021 and eight objections to the application were received from members of the community, and from the Town of Oakville.

The AGCO Registrar elected to issue a Notice of Proposal (NOP) to Review the application. An applicant served with an NOP has the right to appeal the proposal to the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), which is an adjudicative tribunal independent of the AGCO and part of Tribunals Ontario.

7-Eleven elected to exercise their right for this application, which is now before LAT.

The local Bronte store is one of over 61 7-Eleven locations seeking a liquor license from (AGCO).

Ward 7 Councillor Jasvinder Sandhu “out of an abundance of caution” and believing she may have a conflict of interest absented herself from the meeting including the closed session and did not vote on the matter.

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