In the words of Mayor John Tory ”game on!”
Road hockey is now legal on the streets of Toronto, after city council voted 35 – 2 in favour of lifting the ban on such sports on Friday afternoon.
There are certain conditions however, games can be played only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on roads where the posted speed limit is 40 km/h or less.
The motion also states that nets or other equipment must be ”immediately removed upon completion of the activity” and that players cannot “obstruct pedestrian or vehicle sight lines.”
The vote came just days after Provincial Minister for children and youth services, Michael Coteau penned an open letter to city council, urging them to lift that ban, pointing to the physical and social benefits of kids taking to the streets with hockey sticks or a basketball.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) July 15, 2016