Ban there, done that. In lieu of the City of Chicago’s ban on foie gras, Toronto and our various bans seem a lot less authoritarian. In fact, we would venture to say our city is substantially lagging in the ban game. To make ourselves feel better about this, Torontoist has put together a list of memorable bans, almost bans and future bans for the city. Since there is no comprehensive list of banned items (that we are aware of), add any that we’ve missed in the comment boards.
Serving raw, uncooked flesh (ie sushi) in restaurants
Nut sales in public places
Rush hour truck deliveries in downtown core
Noise on Sundays
Ad trucks on smog days
Fun fact about banning: In the mid-90s, the city put a ban on pimps, 10 years before the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” won the Oscar.