City of Toronto, Toronto Licensing Tribunal Part Time Adjudicator

Toronto Licensing Tribunal

Part Time Adjudicator

The Toronto Licensing Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body that operates independently of the licensing and enforcement functions performed by the City of Toronto’s Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS) staff. MLS staff administer and issue licences in accordance with City By-laws and thresholds established by City Council.

Companies or individuals who have been denied a licence by MLS staff can request a hearing before the Toronto Licensing Tribunal. The Tribunal also hears cases related to contraventions of the Licensing By-law. The Toronto Licensing Tribunal has the power to grant, refuse, suspend, revoke, or place conditions on licences.


In addition to the general eligibility requirements in the Public Appointments Policy, members must demonstrate:

an understanding of the Toronto Licensing Tribunal’s mandate, an understanding of the Licensing By-law and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, understanding of a field related to business licensing and sensitivity to the various interests and issues, familiarity with the concepts of natural justice and fairness, excellent listening skills, open-mindedness, sound judgement, and tact and the ability to mediate, ability to organize and analyze written and oral evidence, demonstrated ability to write a clear, well-reasoned decision that takes into account the evidence, the submissions, the law, and policy, a commitment to public service and to upholding a high standard of ethics, good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a team, the ability to work under time pressures, flexible work schedule to allow attendance at hearings and business meetings, willing and available to attend training programs once appointed.

Individuals are ineligible if they are current City licence-holders or are engaged in the business of a corporate licence-holder or do not pass the required written test. Former members of Council who served in the immediately preceding term of Council are ineligible for appointment as public members.

Learn more and apply by October 19 to be considered for this opportunity or contact Public Appointments at or 416-397-0088 for more information.

Please note: in order to be considered you must be a Toronto resident.

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Expiry Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 5pm