Private guards block public street

Publisher:  Connexions Information Sharing Services, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1989  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX3640

Abstract:  In the Toronto suburb of North York, controversy has erupted over the fact that a developer has been allowed to post a guard on a public road running through a posh subdivision. Only those with appointments are being allowed past the guardhouse built in the middle of Joel Swirsky Blvd. by the developer, Bramalea Ltd. North York has been allowing the developer to restrict access to the area, over the protests of residents who are angry that a private company can block a public road. According to Bramalea Ltd. spokeswoman Maureen McCauley, the guardhouse is justifiable because the homes in the subdivision contain "very, very expensive furniture".

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