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Old November 2nd, 2012, 18:11   #103
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Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle View Post
this bylaw is not for dealing with sales between individuals-- it's to stop retailers from setting up shop and to close down existing ones,

they want to stop the proliferation in commerce in realistic toy guns
You're probably right about the intention, but the wording of the by-law encompasses all sales regardless of whether it is a business or an individual.

Originally Posted by L473ncy View Post
Yeah I know that Vancouver Police have the ability to write people up for bylaw offenses (though they typically don't).

As for the bylaw in Markham.... AFAIK YRP is the police force for 5 different districts.... So if you go from Markham to a couple blocks away over to Richmond Hill will YRP still be able to write a bylaw ticket if you're retailing in Richmond Hill?

It seems like the easy work around is to just go a few blocks over to Richmond Hill, or Aurora, or Newmarket or whatever to do trades/sales.
Well, the reason why I said YRP has provisions to enforce this by-law is because it explicitly defined in the by-law. It is also defined in the by-law that it is contained in the City of Markham. They have no powers in relation to this by-law outside of Markham.

So yes, either you sell in a different city, or you sell it to be "used as a prop for Stage/Movie/Production".
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