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(Toronto Star)   Booze in Toronto's public parks during COVID? "Sure, why not." says councillor. Throw city councillors into a wood chipper? "Sure, why not." says Torontonians   (thestar.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Toronto, public parks, Josh Matlow, lot of people, Matlow's new motion, lot of the city, white people, Toronto city councillor  
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2021-04-13 9:41:19 PM  
Whoa. I thought grass was legal in Canuckistan now. Sounds like some folks need to chill.
 
2021-04-13 9:46:07 PM  
With patios closed, Torontonians without the privilege of a backyard or a balcony must now choose between drinking and getting fresh air.

Oh ffs. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
 
2021-04-13 9:47:51 PM  
Why ask why?

Try Canada Dry!
 
2021-04-13 9:48:39 PM  
Why do you need to drink at the park. Can't you do this in your own yard?
 
2021-04-13 9:50:44 PM  

FloriduhGuy: Why do you need to drink at the park.


SOCIALISM!
 
2021-04-13 9:56:55 PM  
They should probably open the public bathrooms back up if they're going to do that.

That little park party they had last year didn't have any bathrooms to make use of.💩
 
2021-04-13 9:57:18 PM  
Social distancing and mind altering drugs not a good mix, you say?

Sounds like last year when some dude at the liquor store complained about social distancing to the guy behind him, who proceeded to follow him out of the LCBO and shoot him in the back at 20 years old.
 
2021-04-13 9:59:40 PM  
WhippingBoi
With patios closed, Torontonians without the privilege of a backyard or a balcony must now choose between drinking and getting fresh air.

Oh ffs. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.



Why is that?  I live on the second floor without a yard, and no balcony.
There are wonderful parks in the bluffs behind me, would it kill anybody if i had a beer on my picnic?


Or maybe the fact that I cannot do so is WHY it's the stupidest thing you've ever heard.
In which case, thank you I agree.
 
2021-04-13 10:00:26 PM  

WhippingBoi: With patios closed, Torontonians without the privilege of a backyard or a balcony must now choose between drinking and getting fresh air.

Oh ffs. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.


Open a window, crack a beer, drink
 
2021-04-13 10:00:39 PM  
With patios closed, Torontonians without the privilege of a backyard or a balcony must now choose between drinking and getting fresh air.

You know, if you can't stop pouring booze into your face long enough to go for a 20-minute walk, you might have a problem.
 
2021-04-13 10:00:59 PM  

davynelson: WhippingBoi
With patios closed, Torontonians without the privilege of a backyard or a balcony must now choose between drinking and getting fresh air.

Oh ffs. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.


Why is that?  I live on the second floor without a yard, and no balcony.
There are wonderful parks in the bluffs behind me, would it kill anybody if i had a beer on my picnic?


Or maybe the fact that I cannot do so is WHY it's the stupidest thing you've ever heard.
In which case, thank you I agree.


So I take it you don't drink in the 8 months of the year when Toronto is blanketed by 10 feet of snow???
 
2021-04-13 10:07:00 PM  
Is your politician a funny looking little guy?

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2021-04-13 10:16:14 PM  
Pfft...Torontonians have been drinking in parks for decades. Making it legal is just a waste of paper.
 
2021-04-13 10:21:03 PM  

FloriduhGuy: Why do you need to drink at the park. Can't you do this in your own yard?


Because there are far more parks than yards available in the downtown area, and lots and lots of people.

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2021-04-13 10:23:05 PM  
If you want to have a beer in the park you have to some kinda special to not be able to do this without upsetting people.
Use a Tim Horton's cup.
 
2021-04-13 10:26:50 PM  
You can hide anything in a Wendy's soda cup, like a can of beer encased in ice. It can fit 3 beers if you just dump then in
Straight whiskey hides well in a snapple bottle.
You can have anything and Coke mixed in a Coke bottle.

You can do whatever you want, wherever you want, as long as you don't act like a dope and make things obvious.
 
2021-04-13 10:29:55 PM  

dickrickulous: If you want to have a beer in the park you have to some kinda special to not be able to do this without upsetting people.
Use a Tim Horton's cup.


It's much better to have it be illegal and everyone does it anyway. That way when things get out of hand they can just haul 'em off. If you're drinking and not causing an issue nobody is going to give a shiat.
 
2021-04-13 10:32:18 PM  
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2021-04-13 10:34:52 PM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: You can hide anything in a Wendy's soda cup, like a can of beer encased in ice. It can fit 3 beers if you just dump then in
Straight whiskey hides well in a snapple bottle.
You can have anything and Coke mixed in a Coke bottle.

You can do whatever you want, wherever you want, as long as you don't act like a dope and make things obvious.


You shouldn't have to do that though. This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out but somebody having a beer in the park is fined. If this Covid crap does anything I hope it changes some of these arbitrary and outdated laws for the better.
 
2021-04-13 10:36:42 PM  

baronbloodbath: Is your politician a funny looking little guy?

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Came here for this. Leaving in a spray of blood and gore. Thanks
 
2021-04-13 10:42:57 PM  

RTOGUY: This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out but somebody having a beer in the park is fined


This is the problem. If we allow drinking in parks, it won't be people having a beer or a bottle of wine. It will be people getting hammered to the point they black out.

We're not responsible enough to allow this.
 
2021-04-13 10:44:14 PM  
FTFA: "Torontonians without the privilege of a backyard or a balcony must now choose between drinking and getting fresh air."

What makes Councillor Matlow think that one has to do both at the same time? Can't you go for a walk outside, get some fresh air, then go home and have a beer? Or do it in the opposite order, your choice.

He makes it sound as if you have to be able to do both at once.
 
2021-04-13 10:47:05 PM  
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2021-04-13 10:47:28 PM  
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2021-04-13 10:50:32 PM  

RTOGUY: This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out


That's a problem. It's not a problem that we don't currently allow that to happen in parks.
 
2021-04-13 10:54:12 PM  

RTOGUY: Doctoral Candidate Zaius: You can hide anything in a Wendy's soda cup, like a can of beer encased in ice. It can fit 3 beers if you just dump then in
Straight whiskey hides well in a snapple bottle.
You can have anything and Coke mixed in a Coke bottle.

You can do whatever you want, wherever you want, as long as you don't act like a dope and make things obvious.

You shouldn't have to do that though. This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out but somebody having a beer in the park is fined. If this Covid crap does anything I hope it changes some of these arbitrary and outdated laws for the better.


Oh I don't disagree. I think it's absolutely ridiculous that alcohol is still viewed so harshly today, especially when in several states it's now acceptable to smoke a blunt in public.

It's one thing to be falling down drunk in public, and it's another thing to have a beer in a park.
 
2021-04-13 10:56:45 PM  
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2021-04-13 10:58:19 PM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: It's one thing to be falling down drunk in public, and it's another thing to have a beer in a park.


Unless you have a solution for that then it should remain illegal in parks. In a bar you get to deal with bouncers. The only recourse in a park is to call the police, and as the saying goes, now you've got two problems.
 
2021-04-13 10:59:32 PM  
Can they still have sex in the park?
 
2021-04-13 11:16:29 PM  

WhippingBoi: With patios closed, Torontonians without the privilege of a backyard or a balcony must now choose between drinking and getting fresh air.

Oh ffs. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.


Same. Like everyone who says they haven't even gone out into their yard, or people exercising outside with a mask when there's no one around for blocks. "Lockdown" didn't/doesn't mean boarding up windows & doors like there's a zombie apocalypse.
 
2021-04-13 11:39:11 PM  

WhippingBoi: RTOGUY: This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out but somebody having a beer in the park is fined

This is the problem. If we allow drinking in parks, it won't be people having a beer or a bottle of wine. It will be people getting hammered to the point they black out.

We're not responsible enough to allow this.


FTA:
If approved by the infrastructure and environment committee at the end of April, Matlow's motion would allow Toronto residents to consume beverages with less than 15 per cent alcohol in public parks and beaches with washrooms from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, beginning May 21.

It will be people having beer or wine.
 
2021-04-13 11:48:58 PM  

dickrickulous: Use a Tim Horton's cup


Tim Horton cups are the defacto standard for all morning drinking alcoholics pretending to be drinking coffee.
 
2021-04-14 12:22:51 AM  

Theaetetus: WhippingBoi: RTOGUY: This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out but somebody having a beer in the park is fined

This is the problem. If we allow drinking in parks, it won't be people having a beer or a bottle of wine. It will be people getting hammered to the point they black out.

We're not responsible enough to allow this.

FTA:
If approved by the infrastructure and environment committee at the end of April, Matlow's motion would allow Toronto residents to consume beverages with less than 15 per cent alcohol in public parks and beaches with washrooms from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, beginning May 21.

It will be people having beer or wine.


Oh well, no problem then. It's impossible to get black-out hammered on beer or wine.
 
2021-04-14 1:25:04 AM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: You can hide anything in a Wendy's soda cup, like a can of beer encased in ice. It can fit 3 beers if you just dump then in
Straight whiskey hides well in a snapple bottle.
You can have anything and Coke mixed in a Coke bottle.

You can do whatever you want, wherever you want, as long as you don't act like a dope and make things obvious.


But its no funnnnn theeeeen.
 
2021-04-14 1:27:18 AM  

WhippingBoi: RTOGUY: This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out but somebody having a beer in the park is fined

This is the problem. If we allow drinking in parks, it won't be people having a beer or a bottle of wine. It will be people getting hammered to the point they black out.

We're not responsible enough to allow this.


And the trash. Drunken people dont care. Keeping it the the qt implies not making too much of a mess
 
2021-04-14 1:31:52 AM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: RTOGUY: Doctoral Candidate Zaius: You can hide anything in a Wendy's soda cup, like a can of beer encased in ice. It can fit 3 beers if you just dump then in
Straight whiskey hides well in a snapple bottle.
You can have anything and Coke mixed in a Coke bottle.

You can do whatever you want, wherever you want, as long as you don't act like a dope and make things obvious.

You shouldn't have to do that though. This puritanical view of booze is just plain stupid in a bar we let people get hammered to the point they black out but somebody having a beer in the park is fined. If this Covid crap does anything I hope it changes some of these arbitrary and outdated laws for the better.

Oh I don't disagree. I think it's absolutely ridiculous that alcohol is still viewed so harshly today, especially when in several states it's now acceptable to smoke a blunt in public.

It's one thing to be falling down drunk in public, and it's another thing to have a beer in a park.


They tolerate it here in montreal on sundays in a section of the mount royal park. Last time I went there were cases of beer everywhere, a guy walking around with a megaphone selling mushrooms and weed and a couple of fights. Things degenerate quickly with alcohol.
 
2021-04-14 2:36:18 AM  
Setting aside whether it would normally be a good or bad idea, having it potentially kick off on May long weekend during a pandemic strikes me as spectacularly stupid.
 
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