Hey Intern Richard here, Lana and I were discussing this BlogTO article about strange bylaws so I looked further into the subject! Toronto has some strange bylaws that you may not know about! From swearing in a park to using too much change, I’ve compiled a list of the most obscure Toronto bylaws.
- You can’t drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on SundaysNow this is obviously a dated bylaw, but if I still can’t drag a deceased horse down Yonge street on a Sunday does that mean I can on a Monday? or a Thursday?
- You can’t swear in a public parkStrings of profanity can cost you a hefty fine of over $200. So next time you want to blow off some f@%#$*! steam make sure no one’s around!
- Don’t release too many helium balloons all at once!If you so happen to get a hold of 10 or more helium filled balloons, make sure to only release them no more than once within 24 hours.
- You can’t fly a kite with razors on itFlying a kite is the best especially without razors. This one is strange but understandable..
- Swimming in Toronto Harbour is not permittedThis summer has been a hot one and if you’re thinking of going for a quick dip in the lake, think twice as it’s not officially designated as a swimming area by the City of Toronto.
- Don’t pay with excessive changeVendors can deny any purchase over $5 that uses only nickels.. The limit for loonies is $25!