Should last call in Toronto be moved to 4am?
A new campaign to extend the last call for alcohol in Toronto bars to 4am is in the works via lastcallto, a website which makes claims for everything from safety to Toronto industry as reasons to change current legislation.
"To be a world class city, Toronto needs world class nightlife" the site decrees, citing New York and Chicago's 4am last call - Chicago is smaller than us now! - Berlin's 5am bell, and legal all night bars in Shanghai, Rio De Janeiro, and Las Vegas as inspiration. Toronto only currently extends last call for events like Nuit Blanche or, as was the case this past Sunday, Olympic hockey (did you get wasted at 7am? Were the consequences as horrible as I imagine?)
According to lastcallto, the City of Toronto has the authority to make this change as per Section 62.1(1) of the Liquor License Act. And given this is an election year, the site seems to think extending last call can become dominant election issue.
You can sign the petition at lastcallto.com.
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