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BYLAWS AND RESOLUTIONS - Statutory authority - Interpretation - Grounds for invalidity - Improper motive

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 9:05 AM  

Appeal by the owners of several hookah lounges in the City of Toronto (City) from the dismissal of their application challenging the validity of a 2015 bylaw prohibiting the use of hookahs in premises, vehicles or things required to be licensed by the City for various purposes. In particular, the bylaw prohibited the inhaling or exhaling of smoke from a hookah, as well as the holding of an activated hookah. The application judge found that the City had the authority to pass the bylaw and that...