Facts, Figures, Resources & Education
The following links provide the opportunity to learn about the complexity and interrelatedness of issues surrounding the management of the late-night hospitality industry:
Facts & Figures
Whyte Avenue Pedestrian Count, 2013, Jasper Avenue Pedestrian Count, 2013
- Pedestrian crossing counts were conducted for each Avenue on two separate Saturdays. Crossings were counted at 3 to 4 specific intersections on each Avenue at two different time periods on each day – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 11:00 pm to 3:00 am. Street team members logged the amount of legal crossings and the amount of jaywalkers within the same time periods.
Whyte Avenue Patron Survey, 2013
- Provides findings from a patron survey, exploring various subjects including patrons’ reasons for being on Whyte Avenue, perceptions of safety and cleanliness, and issues that need to be addressed.
Overview of Edmonton’s Late Night Industry, 2012
- Provides a snapshot of the number of licensed businesses in Edmonton, locations of hospitality destinations, and changes in the industry since 2007.
Late Night Economic Impact Study – Industry, 2012
- This report provides the key findings of an economic impact assessment of Edmonton’s late-night entertainment economy. In 2010, the total economic output generated from this sector was $686,511,073. Gross domestic product generated from this sector that year was estimated to be $310,008,796. The late-night entertainment economy also created 5,807 full-time equivalent jobs in 2010. Estimated attendance is estimated at 20,662,000.
Public Washroom Survey – Whyte Avenue & Jasper Avenue, 2010
- This survey provides insight into patrons’ requirements for public washroom requirements and features.
Edmonton City Council Reports
- Late Night Transit Update, 2014
- This report provides an update on late night transit
- Phased Implementation of Late Night Transit Service, Report to City Council, 2012
- This report provides information regarding alternatives for a phased implementation of late night transit service.
- Late Night Transit Report to City Council, 2011
- This report provides information on questions raised about providing late night public transit service in Edmonton.
Public Safety Compliance Team Member Agencies
Edmonton Police Service http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/
- Community Policing
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
- The Government of Alberta Agency responsible for administering the Gaming and Liquor Act, Regulation and related policy.
Fire Rescue Services
City of Edmonton Community Services
The AGLC’s Liquor Laws & You is an operating guide for licensed premises in Alberta.
The AGLC’s Liquor License Handbook provides the requirements for operating a licensed premises within the province of Alberta.
The City of Edmonton’s website provides information regarding applying for a business license for a hospitality business.
The City of Edmonton’s Business License Change Notice Document outlines changes that were made to the business license renewal application process in 2012.
The Control Plans Template for Alcohol Sales – Minors Prohibited Business Licenses contains templates for bar owners who are applying for the Alcohol Sales: Consumption on Premise Minors Prohibited Business License. As a requirement of getting their license, bar owners need to submit the following:
- Current Corporate Registry Search for the corporation which lists all directors and shareholders of the corporation
- Full name and date of birth of all primary managers, owners, partners, directors and officers of the corporation
- Recent (within 30 days) Police Information check issued by the Edmonton Police Service for all primary managers, owners, partners, directors and officers of the corporation
- Proposed Noise Control Plan
- Proposed Patron Management Plan
- Proposed Security Plan
- Proposed Medical/Safety Plan
Good Neighbour Obligations for Alcohol Sales for Licensed Establishments
This brochure outlines obligations and requirements for licensed established to follow within their respective communities.
Best Bar None
Best Bar None is a voluntary program, operated by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, City of Edmonton, and Edmonton Police Service that aims to reduce alcohol-related harms by raising the operating standards of licensed premises as well as building positive relationships among the licensees, law enforcement, industry partners and community groups.
ProTect Security Staff Training is an AGLC training program for security staff working in licensed premises in Alberta.
ProServe is an AGLC industry-led training program for all staff involved in the sale and service of liquor in licensed premises.
Responsible Hospitality Institute
Responsible Hospitality Institute
RHI provides resources to facilitate cooperation and consensus building among key stakeholders to maximize economic, employment and social benefits of hospitality and tourism while reducing risks to public safety and impacts on the quality of life of residents.
Research & Resources
Purple Flag Program
This U.K. based accreditation program recognizes excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. Purple Flag aims to raise standards in managing entertainment destinations, and improve the quality of towns and cities at night.
Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in Canada: Toward a Culture of Moderation
This National Alcohol Strategy is a comprehensive, collaborative strategy that provides direction and recommendations to reduce alcohol-related harm. It proposes renewed efforts in health promotion, prevention, treatment, and enforcement.
Assaults in and Around Bars – 2nd Edition
This guide deals with the problem of assaults in and around bars, and offers a practical method for analyzing issues and implementing solutions.
Addressing Street Level Social Issues
Taking a community approach to addressing street-level social issues including drug dealing, prostitution and homelessness.
Alcohol and Crime – Taking Stock
This review draws on information from the academic, health and policing fields to explore the links between alcohol and crime, and to suggest methods which might reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder.
Good Practice in Managing the Late Night Economy
Written by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in London, UK.
Managing and Designing out Crime and Disorder in Licensed Premises
A practical guide to designing and managing safer licensed establishments.