Council also is considering what role it will play in future Canada Day celebrations.
In a letter to council’s committee of the whole, Mayor Marianne Alto said “it is evident that increasing amounts of public and private funding will be required to maintain the quality and scope of the Celebration.”
The cost and who pays for it should be considered following next year’s celebration, the letter recommended.
Council also will decide whether Saint Franks—a popular restaurant at 727 Yates—can close an hour later each night, at 2am.
The bar’s owners have petitioned council—and it looks like it’s going to happen. VicPD is on board, noting Saint Franks has been operating “for eight years with no issues.”
Letters explaining the application were sent to 869 neighbouring residents and business owners. Of the 33 letters received in return, 28 were supportive of the 2am closing time and five were opposed.
The sustainable planning and community development committee has recommended council vote in favour, saying the move would have “a positive economic impact on the community.”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 August 2023 - 05:31 AM.