A reader emailed this, probably thinking I'd agree that Toronto's proposed "sidewalk tax," as outlined in the linked article, is as absurd as it sounds.
Have you ever tried to walk down the sidewalk in a bar/club-heavy neighborhood during "peak" hours? What if you lived there? What if you had an apartment on one side of a nightclub district, needed something the other side, and had to wade through that mass of humanity in order to get there? Shouldn't somebody be made to pay for the inconvenience?