Toronto city council members could face off this week as at least one councilor attempts to relax the city's ban on ball hockey.

Coun. Josh Matlow has submitted a motion that would amend Toronto's all-out street hockey ban. The motion is scheduled to be heard Tuesday.

Matlow wants the bylaw to be changed so parents can apply for a permit that would allow kids to play ball hockey on their street.

Matlow's motion follows a request from councillors Doug Ford and Michael Thompson for city staff to look into relaxing the bylaw.

Currently, anyone caught playing hockey on the street could be slapped with a $55 fine, although the bylaw has never been enforced.

Opponents argue the ban goes against Canada's hockey spirit and it should be lifted on streets with less traffic.