Hamilton councillor Sam Merulla wants clarification on Toronto’s move to lift a ban on street hockey and other sports on city roads.
Toronto council changed its rules last week, working around the Highway Traffic Act that makes game playing on all streets in the province illegal.
Back in 2002, charges against a Hamilton man and his son were dismissed for playing road hockey and other sports in the streets.
The Crown couldn’t prove its case that a man had been playing touch football on city property.
Despite that, street hockey and other sports are banned on Hamilton roads.
Merulla says he believes Toronto’s decision is exposing its residents to a “significant amount of liability.”