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Councillor's motion aims to ease street hockey ban
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:59PM EDT
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.