Western community members frustrated after 7-Eleven near campus awarded liquor license


Western University community members are expressing concern after a 7-Eleven near Western was awarded a liquor license by the Ontario Licencing Appeals Tribunal. At hearings about the license earlier this year, community members highlighted the potential for increased violence, impaired driving, vandalism, and human trafficking in the area. They also noted that the intersection the 7-Eleven is located at has congested traffic. “It wasn’t a general objection to alcohol,” said David Heap, an associate professor at Western University. “It was about selling it at this specific location and the conclusion was very clear to us: If there was any location which should be denied a license, it should be this one.”

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