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Brickbat: Let's Go Fly a Kite

KiteEdyta Linek / DreamstimeSteve Polansky has been flying kites on Toronto's Woodbine Beach for more than 20 years. But he says a city worker recently told him flying kits at the beach is against the rules and threatened him with a $300 fine if he kept it up.

Photo Credit: Edyta Linek / Dreamstime

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  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    This is pointless- everyone knows Kite-Free Zones only keep out law-abiding kite flyers, leaving the innocent beachgoers defenseless. That's why Mass Kiters always head to them first...

  • Radioactive||

    No one needs high capacity kites...

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    Hands off my assault kite mthr fkr!

  • Rat on a train||

    The city needs to plant some kite eating trees.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Bill Wilson

    Print out the bylaw in question and have it with you. Be able to point out how you're in compliance.

    My favorite comment from the article.

  • Adans smith||

    Only 500 pages.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    What're you? A fucking lawyer? STOP RESISTING!

  • Cyto||

    Better comment, for entirely different reasons:


    Kent Worthy
    Sorry, but I agree with the rule. If you let one person do it, you set precedent, and then anyone is allowed to do it.
    Then you get people coming out of the woodwork who think it's ok to crash kites into you, run over you while they're trying to get the kites in the air, kites tangles around your items, the list goes on.
    It was probably put in place after hundreds of complaints.
  • Fuck you, Shikha (Nunya)||

    That comment is correct. All of those problems would be solved if we stopped allowing the public to use the beach.

  • Radioactive||

    ahhhh...go fly a .... well you know!

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