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REPORT TO: Committeeof the Whole <br />DATE OF MEETING:January 27, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Christine Tarling,Director, Legislated Services & City Clerk,519-741- <br />2200 ext. 7809 <br />PREPARED BY:Helen Fylactou,Manager, Licensing,519-741-2200 ext. 7854 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:Ward 2 <br />DATE OF REPORT:January 20, 2020 <br />REPORT NO.: COR-20-001 <br />SUBJECT: Request to Add Conditions to a Business Licence – <br />Li’s Best Enjoy Health Care Centre – 2922 King Street East <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the business licence for Li’s Best Enjoy Health Care Centre be approved with the <br />following conditions: <br />a)That the owner ensures the Business is not operating outside the permitted hours; <br />b)That the Business does not receive any further Provincial Offence Notices; and, <br />c)That the owner complies with all City of Kitchener By-laws. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Li’s Best Enjoy Health Care Centre (the Business) is an alternative massage parlour that is <br />licensed under Chapter 508 and is locatedat 2922 King Street East. The Business has been in <br />operation since 2013 and obtained properlicensing in 2018as an Alternative Massage Centre <br />that offers Chinese massage, reflexology, cupping, and acupuncture. <br />REPORT: <br />As a requirement of the Alternative Massage Centres By-law, the operator of the business must <br />ensure the business is not open to patrons or the public, that patrons or the public cannot enter <br />the alternative massage centre, and that no alternative massage or other services are provided, <br />available, or offered in the alternative massage centre unless it is between the hours of 9:00 <br />a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Upon inspection, the Business has been in violation of theBy-law <br />requirements and several Provincial Offence Notices (PONs) have been issued. Since the <br />Business obtained its licence in 2018, three PONshave been issuedfor operating outside of the <br />permitted hours. <br />E <br />ach time, a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer(s) attends the premises in an unmarked SUV <br />and in plain clothes. They are able to ring the bell for service and a massage attendant opens <br />the door, invites them in and offers them a variety of services. The Manager of Licensing has <br />received complaints and concerns about the business operating outside of permitted hours. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />2 - 1 <br />