Tuesday, 15 November 2011

St. James Park campers given their eviction notice?

City of Toronto ByLaw officers distribute notices on tents in St. James Park. The Occupy Toronto activists have been given notice they can not occupy the park between 1201 and 530 am.

Toronto Now: Occupy Toronto protesters given their eviction notice,


November 15, 2011,

Protesters will not be evicted tonight following a last-minute court injunction against the city’s plans to forcibly remove them.

"The City and its agencies shall refrain from enforcing the Notice," reads the decision from Justice David Brown.

police and city by-law officers served the protesters with eviction notices Tuesday morning, calling for an end to the month-long encampment in St. James Park by midnight tonight.

But the courts have now given them a reprieve, at least for a few more days.

Full arguments for and against eviction will be heard Friday, with a decision delivered on Saturday.

In the interim, the city must preserve the status quo in the park, which has been home to the Occupy Toronto protesters since Oct.

The city’s eviction notice states that protesters cannot erect tents or any other structures in the park and must not use the park between 12:01 a.
m. and 5:30 a.m., effective immediately.

my comment.............Have the campers walked into a trap with Ontario Superior Court Justice David Brown's decision to 'refrain from enforcing' the taxpayer's eviction notice?

Prior to this legal advice, they left open whatever options they had!

Should the Trespass to Property Act and the City of Toronto Act, 2006 be upheld, is the court now in the unenviable position of having to dictate removal terms for the few remaining campers who have said that they're not going anywhere and are 'here to stay?'


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