Strong Approval For Lifting Ban On Street Hockey

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Strong Approval For Lifting Ban On Street Hockey

Move opposed by oldest, Doug Ford voters

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 868 Toronto voters, the wide majority, more than two thirds, approve of city council lifting the long-standing and controversial ban on street hockey (69%). Just one fifth do not approve of lifting the ban (21%), while one tenth have no opinion (10%).

Disapproval of lifting the ban comes from the oldest (27%) and least wealthy (often a proxy for age - 38%), and the slightly wealthier ($20K to $40K - 26%), in North York and York (25% each), Scarborough (26%), among the least educated (29%) and Doug Ford voters from the last election (30%). Interestingly, cyclists and pedestrians are almost universally in favour of the move (91% and 88%, respectively).

“Once again, a simple city policy issue becomes political, and we see one camp in the city arena in favour of this idea, and one opposed. Frankly, dropping this ban has been discussed for so long, it has clearly been followed more in the breach than the observance" said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.