There could be changes coming soon to the city bylaw banning street hockey and basketball nets on Toronto’s streets.
Since last November, Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb has been pushing to see if the bylaw could be changed to allow sports nets on the public right of way in areas with no sidewalks. Her request was sparked after several of her residents in Ward 16 receiving violation notices last fall. Mayor John Tory has never liked Bylaw 522-78, saying that most kids and parents know enough to move nets off the streets when cars come by.
The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee agreed to see if there was a way to have sports nets on city streets and will provide information to council on July 12.
Christin Carmichael Greb, Councillor for Ward 16 Eglinton-Lawrence, joins John to provide an update on the situation.