This video shows Occupy Toronto in St. James Park  on October 23, 2011, camping for over a week in the park:

Mr. Justice David M. Brown’s ruling announced today is either:

  • quasi bad news for the Occupy Toronto Protestorsand others occupying St. James Park because:
    • the City’s eviction notice issued on November 15 is constitutionally valid which means that
    • Mr. Justice Brown has upheld its right to require that the tents or other structures not be erected or maintained in Toronto parks, and that individuals not use, gather or enter City parks from 12.01 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
    • Please click here for the Occupy Toronto Protestors’ response to Mr. Justice David M. Brown’s ruling

  • or good news to the City of Toronto, some local residents and many area businesses which have been negatively affected:
    • City of Toronto respectfully asks Occupy Toronto and others occupying St. James Park for their cooperation in peacefully complying with that ruling
    • The City is willing to assist to ensure the safe and orderly removal of these materials (all tents, shelters or other structures)
    • Shelter, Support and Housing Administration staff will continue to be available at the Adelaide Women’s Resource Centre on 67 Adelaide Street East, Toronto M5C 1K6, phone 416-392-9243) to assist anyone who may need assistance with shelter, housing or other supports

Please click here for more info about the City of Toronto’s actions in regards to the Occupy Toronto Protestors at St. James Park.

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City of Toronto Asks Occupy Protestors to Peacefully Comply With Court's Ruling

City of Toronto Asks Occupy Protestors to Peacefully Comply With Court's Ruling

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

November 21, 2011

City of Toronto calls on protestors to respect Court decision

The City of Toronto is pleased by Mr. Justice David M. Brown’s ruling announced today that the City’s notice issued on November 15 is constitutionally valid, and respectfully asks Occupy Toronto and others occupying St. James Park for their cooperation in peacefully complying with that ruling.

The City is grateful that Mr. Justice Brown has upheld its right to require that the tents or other structures not be erected or maintained in our parks, and that individuals not use, gather or enter City parks from 12.01 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

“The City has worked to balance people’s right to protest with public safety. However, this unauthorized use of a City park has interfered with the rights local residents have to the quiet enjoyment of their parks and homes and has negatively affected many area businesses. City parks are for all residents to enjoy and there are bylaws that govern their use that must be respected. It is time for this to come to a peaceful end,” said Mayor Rob Ford.

“Protestors are required to remove all tents, shelters or other structures,” said City Manager Joseph Pennachetti. “The City is willing to assist to ensure the safe and orderly removal of these materials. We are asking for protestors to cooperate and respect the Court’s decision. It is our intent to facilitate this peacefully.”

Shelter, Support and Housing Administration staff will continue to be available at the Adelaide Women’s Resource Centre to assist anyone who may need assistance with shelter, housing or other supports.

The City extends its appreciation to the Court for its timely consideration of this matter.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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