The Star: Toronto Condo Owners Object to Real Jerk’s Liquor Licence Application


TORONTO — Restaurants and residences don’t mix, according to a group of Toronto condo owners in the process of appealing the liquor licence application of Real Jerk restaurant, reports The Star.

Following an eviction from their previous home last May, the owners of Real Jerk have obtained a 2,000-sq.-ft. space on the bottom floor of a mixed-use condo building at 625 Queen St. E.

When owners Ed and Lily Pottinger posted their application for a liquor licence, more than two dozen residents of the building reportedly wrote to the province’s Licence Appeal Tribunal, citing concerns about possible noise complaints and decreased property values.  

“It’s really unfortunate it’s come to this, because it was zoned to have this happen, and every restaurant has a liquor licence along Queen Street,” said Paula Fletcher, city councillor.

A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday and continues next month.

Real Jerk restaurant is expected to open in the spring.

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