Liquor Store Separation Distances


Insight Community Survey Results

Liquor Store Separation Distances was one of two topic among a couple from the July 2018 Mixed Topic survey.   The survey was open from July 10 - 17, 2018. 
At the time the survey was launched survey invitations were sent to 8,553 Insight Community Members.
A total of 2,371 members completed the survey:
  • 2,355 members (or 28% of the invited Insight Community members),
  • 7 individuals from the call to action button on our webpage and
  • 9 using the anonymous link(s) on edmonton.ca/surveys.  No demographic information was gathered for these 16 individuals.
To view the survey questions, click on the following link:

Question 1:

Respondents were provided with a bit of background information regarding the separation distance between liquor stores. With this background, respondents were then asked to select one response only to the following question:

"Should the separation distance requirements between liquor stores change or remain the same?"


Question 1a:

If the response to question 1 was "Change, provide exemptions to the separation distance requirements in major shopping and tourist destination areas with a high density of workers and residents (in areas like the Downtown, Old Strathcona, West Edmonton Mall).", then respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following question:
"Which areas would you support exemptions from the separation distance requirement between liquor stores?"
Option: Downtown
Option: Old Strathcona
Option: University of Alberta
Option: West Edmonton Mall
Option: Other (Please specify:)


Question 2:

Respondents were asked to select one response only to the following question: Currently the separation distance required between liquor stores and parks is 100 metres.
"Should the separation distance between liquor stores and parks be reduced?"

Question 2a:

If the response to question 2 was Yes, or It depends, then respondents were asked to select all that apply to the following statement:
"A reduction to the distance required between liquor stores and parks should only be allowed if the park."
Option: Does not have playground equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Option: Is under a certain size, such as 3000 sq m (For example, Beaver Hills House Park - approx. 4,500 sq m and Alex Decoteau Park - approx. 3,500 sq m)
Option: Consists only of green space primarily for the purpose of multi-use trails (paths for pedestrians and cyclists)
Option: Is along the river valley edge (further away from the river)                                                                                                             
Option: Other (Please specify:)


Question 2b:

If the response to question 2 was Yes, or It depends, then respondents were asked to select one response only to the following question:
"What should the distance between parks and liquor stores be?"