Josh Matlow decides maybe Toronto’s street hockey ban should stand after all

Josh Matlow decides maybe Toronto’s street hockey ban should stand after all

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Josh Matlow has backed away from trying to lift Toronto’s street hockey ban, mostly because he has gotten tons of flak from fellow councillors and the media. Most complained that the proposed regulations were overly complicated (would-be Gretzkys could only get an exemption if they had 80 per cent neighbourhood support and their street met a whole bunch of speed and traffic requirements), could start feuds between neighbours and could leave the city liable if kids got injured in car accidents. Calling it an “awful 24 hours,” Matlow said his plan wasn’t as convoluted as everyone said, but added  “if there isn’t support for adopting staff’s suggested compromise, then we should let it be.” Sounds like a plan. [Toronto Star]