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Strange Laws in Ontario

  • It’s Illegal to whistle in Petrolia, Ontario. According to the town’s website, “Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times.” 
  • It’s illegal to attach a siren to your bike in Sudbury. 
  •  In Toronto, it is illegal to swear in a public park. 
  • If you don’t pay your hotel bill in Ontario, the hotel can legally sell your horse. 
  • In Oshawa, it is against the law to climb a tree. 
  • Purple garage doors are against the law in Kanata, Ontario. 
  • Don’t try getting all fancy on your bike in Ottawa because taking your feet of the pedals while riding is illegal. 
  • Don’t swear at your mother in public in Toronto…you could get arrested. 
  • It is against the law to eat ice cream on Bank Street on a Sunday while in Ottawa. 
  • In Ontario, it’s illegal to drive your sleigh on the highway without at least two bells attached to the harness of your horse. 
  • In Etobicoke, Ontario it’s illegal to have more than 3.5 inches of water in a bathtub. 
  • In Uxbridge, Ontario it’s illegal to have an Internet connection faster than 56K. 
  • You could be arrested if you drag a dead horse down Toronto’s Yonge Street on Sundays.


BONUS! Strange laws in Canada:

  • According to current Canadian law “Everyone commits an offense who…makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic.” 
  • In Canada it is illegal to challenge someone to a duel or accept an invitation to a duel. 
  • Do not try to scare the Queen in Canada, unless you want to be arrested. 
  • It is illegal to remove a band aid in public in Canada 
  • “Offending a place with a bad smell” is illegal under the criminal code in all of Canada.