...of Mayor "Super Dave" Miller...
As the city is considering amendments to the zoning bylaws to ensure no new gun manufacturing or shooting ranges can set up shop in Toronto, it appears the city still hasn't figured out what to do about the Toronto Sportsmen's Show.Yeah... principles... that's what this is about.
Because the annual event is held at Exhibition Place, a city-owned facility, it would violate the new policy that bans the "promotion of firearms use" on city property.
Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, who chairs the Exhibition Place board, said the show will go ahead in March as planned because of an existing contract, and talks are underway to find a solution.
Pantalone pointed out "hunters hall," where weapons are displayed by manufacturers and retailers, does not include handguns, which are at the centre of the city's ban.
He added it's a balancing act, considering the city wants "to honour the principles of the policy."
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"The Sportsmen's Show should tell Toronto to stick its venue up its ass, and move to Barrie, or another city that doesn't treat them like 2nd-class citizens."**********
RELATED: Mayor's office strangely silent...
...on which gun club was involved in latest Toronto shooting...
A man was shot dead this evening in the city's west end.And those stabbings... I guess those don't count, huh Dave?
Police were called to Buttonwood Park, near Eglinton Ave. W. and Royal York Rd., at around 10:35 p.m.. When police arrived people in the area said they saw three men flee the scene.
A 16-year-old boy was stabbed nine times in a rumble last night at a bustling downtown intersection.*
He was one of two seriously wounded stabbing victims in the city as darkness fell.