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Rickards giving away shandy in Kensington, police busting people drinking them in park minutes later

alexd

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Rickard's had a promotion team in Kensington Market for pedestrian Sundays with a bicycle and wooden trailer all decked out in Ricard's logos, promo people were handing out tall cans of Ricard's Shandy, right in front of Bellevue Square Park.

It was hot, and people naturally started drinking them on the spot, or in the park a few feet away.

Sure enough, the Toronto police were walking around busting and warning people for drinking them in the park all afternoon.

 

Ho||yw0oD

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You know, there are other parts of the world where drinking in a park is known to be civilized--especially if accompanied by some meat and cheese. Who is this protecting, anyway?
 

tobywan

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It's nothing more than nanny-stateism...and another way for police to generate revenue for the city.
 
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coleridge

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95% of the people who drink in the parks do it in a completely civilized manner. But then there are the other 5%, mostly teenagers I'd say, who are the nuisance and have ruined it for everyone.

In Trinity Bellwoods I think the cops should just crack down on anyone drinking there after dark.
 

Taro

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I don't actually think the teenagers are that bad - It's just a social custom here not to drink in parks and everyone has adopted it, now people who drink in parks are thought of as breaking the law....
 

tobywan

TRIBE Member
if rob ford was also there, i'm sure there would be no issues.
Rob Ford's 1st Annual Trinity Bellwoods Block Party! Including free tune ups for your fixie, complimentary PBR and even a surprise dj set by Doug Ford. Gonna be the jam of the summer.
 
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alexd

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I don't understand how hobos can sit with open bottles of sherry or whatever booze they are drinking on the corner of Baldwin & Spadina all day long, harassing passers by, peeing on the spot when required, and not receive much police attention. Maybe their pockets aren't deep enough to pay the fines...
 

Big Cheese

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You know, there are other parts of the world where drinking in a park is known to be civilized--especially if accompanied by some meat and cheese. Who is this protecting, anyway?
*LOL* for real? "who is this protecting?" people who eat meat and cheese, obviously. somebody pass me my goddamn top hat I need to stand up, stand up straight and use my monocle to read whether or not this grenache has sulfites. I will hurry tho the capicola is starting to sweat...

you know, in other parts of the world their parks, plazas and piazzas aren't fucking full of weekend warriors wearing fedoras, button up sleeveless jean shirts with full sleeve arm tats, slamming PBR and pissing in the bushes and leaving their shit all over the goddamn place.

you know, perhaps the people who frequent bellwoods during the evenings and on weekends should have begun to police themselves, as well as others who act the fool and don't clean up after themselves, long before people who live in the hood and adjacent to the park got fed up and felt more police presence was necessary.
 

defazman

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I've tried that Rickard's Shandy, and have a feeling they'll be giving them away for a long time. (wasn't very good)
 

janiecakes

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I don't understand how hobos can sit with open bottles of sherry or whatever booze they are drinking on the corner of Baldwin & Spadina all day long, harassing passers by, peeing on the spot when required, and not receive much police attention. Maybe their pockets aren't deep enough to pay the fines...
Actually they receive a lot of police attention. But yes, they can't pay the tickets and you can't lock someone up and throw away the key for being a hobo, so they just go back to where they were until the next time they are told to move on/get arrested.
 
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cosmosuave

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*LOL* for real? "who is this protecting?" people who eat meat and cheese, obviously. somebody pass me my goddamn top hat I need to stand up, stand up straight and use my monocle to read whether or not this grenache has sulfites. I will hurry tho the capicola is starting to sweat...

you know, in other parts of the world their parks, plazas and piazzas aren't fucking full of weekend warriors wearing fedoras, button up sleeveless jean shirts with full sleeve arm tats, slamming PBR and pissing in the bushes and leaving their shit all over the goddamn place.

you know, perhaps the people who frequent bellwoods during the evenings and on weekends should have begun to police themselves, as well as others who act the fool and don't clean up after themselves, long before people who live in the hood and adjacent to the park got fed up and felt more police presence was necessary.
Having not been at TB to see any evidence of drinking your post sounds like it describes the situation to a tee... I have no issues having a drink but if you act like an idiot then suffer the consequences...
 

RumRogerz

TRIBE Member
This is awful news. I go to trinity all the time by the big tree and drink bourbon with my boys all the time. We're never loud or disruptive - and on a nice summer's day or evening it's a blast. Good way to save money and have a good time.
Grrr. Now I need another outlet
 

erika

TRIBE Member
^ word.

our public drinking laws are archaic.
It's the whole north american attitude towards DRINKING; think of 19th birthdays, shots and so on.
In continental europe, you have wine with meals, it's an integrated thing, not this sort of sin you're allowed to indulge in by the powers that be..
 
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Ho||yw0oD

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*LOL* for real? "who is this protecting?" people who eat meat and cheese, obviously. somebody pass me my goddamn top hat I need to stand up, stand up straight and use my monocle to read whether or not this grenache has sulfites. I will hurry tho the capicola is starting to sweat...

you know, in other parts of the world their parks, plazas and piazzas aren't fucking full of weekend warriors wearing fedoras, button up sleeveless jean shirts with full sleeve arm tats, slamming PBR and pissing in the bushes and leaving their shit all over the goddamn place.

you know, perhaps the people who frequent bellwoods during the evenings and on weekends should have begun to police themselves, as well as others who act the fool and don't clean up after themselves, long before people who live in the hood and adjacent to the park got fed up and felt more police presence was necessary.
Well then why don't we legalize park drinking and criminalize hipsterism?

There, fixed.
 
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