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Outdoor smoking ban proposal gets mixed reviews

Smoking on patios might soon be a thing of the past. The Toronto Board of Health recently made recommendations to city council to increase the restrictions of the general city smoking ban to include public spaces such as parks, beaches and patios.

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Toronto to inspect tattoo, hair and nail salons

A salon owner in west Toronto is not at all surprised the city is clamping down on tattoo parlours with closer scrutiny. Last week, city council voted in favour of Municipal Code 545 to license all businesses operating as personal service operations, including tattoo parlours and hair salons. It means that a licensing system (much like the Dine Safe program) will inspect the businesses and post results online. Businesses will also display a card in their store windows with details of inspections.