1/2) It’s been announced that Toronto residents will be able to enjoy a drink together, safely and responsibly, outdoors in our public parks.
Can you drink alcohol in parks in Toronto?
Under Toronto Municipal Code (TMC) Chapter 608, Parks, drinking is not allowed in City Parks, unless authorized by a permit in an enclosed area. There are three relevant liquor offences under Toronto Municipal Code. Each offence carries a $300 fine: §608-8A – Possess open liquor container in a park without permit.
Can you drink in public in Toronto?
In the province of Ontario drinking in public and public intoxication are serious offences. It is a crime to have an open container in a public space, and that charge comes with a fine. Just like drinking and driving, if you are caught in a state of public intoxication you will also be fined and detained until sober.
Can you drink alcohol in Ontario Parks?
In Ontario, for example, we have seen the government allow restaurants to expand their patios and include alcohol in takeout and delivery orders. Thus far, however, our ability to consume alcohol in public spaces, such as parks and beaches, remains largely prohibited.
Can I drink in High Park?
Under the Code’s liquor section, it outlines that while in a park, no person should have “an open container of any liquor, unless in a designated area” or with a permit, should provide minors with liquor, or “consume, serve or sell liquor unless in a designated area” or with a permit.
Are you allowed to drink alcohol outside?
Drinking in public is illegal in most jurisdictions in the United States and this ban usually extends to include drinking within a moving car (related to drunk driving laws). In some places and circumstances, public alcohol consumption is accepted.
Where can you drink alcohol in Ontario?
Regulations across the country. In Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act prohibits being drunk in a public place. However, with the exception of Quebec — where residents are allowed to drink in a park only if accompanied by a meal — it is illegal to drink outdoors in most parts of Canada.
Can you drink on the beach in Toronto?
Alcohol is not permitted at parks or beaches,” said the City. “You can receive a $300 ticket for consuming alcohol in public spaces.”