HVRA's Patio Protocol was approved at the HVRA's Annual General Meeting held October 21, 2008 at Kensington Gardens, 25 Brunswick Avenue.
HVRA Protocol for Patio Applications in Harbord Village
Patios contribute to the ambience of Harbord Village. They can also be a source of concern to residents. The Harbord Village Residents’ Association (HVRA) wants to ensure representation of residents’ interests in patios, as well as good communication among applicants, residents, City staff, and the ward councillor. HVRA thus proposes the process set out in the following paragraphs.
These are in essence three types of patio:
For an application in respect of any of these types of patio, particularly the first and the third, HVRA, if asked, can facilitate a public process designed to ensure that a proposed patio will not imperil residents’ quality of life. Elements of such a process might include the following:
Topics of a negotiated settlement could include: hours of operation, number of patrons, alterations of plans to mitigate noise, conditional licensing, onsite staffing arrangements, trial periods, and others.
HVRA will act impartially during such a process.
When an applicant refuses to participate in the process, HVRA will usually oppose the application.
When there is an HVRA-facilitated negotiation without a settlement, HVRA may itself conduct a poll of neighbours, using the City’s rules, and be guided by the results of the poll.
When a settlement is reached and the patio operator does not abide by its terms, HVRA will usually act to secure enforcement of the settlement.
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