Toronto is set to ban the bag from food service establishments, restaurants and cafés.
The Toronto Police Service has released the list of banned items and locations in a statement.
The list includes all types of bag and carry-on items.
A ban is also in place for items such as purses, backpacks, bags, luggage, and other items that are not allowed into a restaurant, hotel, or hostel.
The ban is effective immediately.
The statement says it’s a temporary measure and that it will be in place until further notice.
It also includes the following items that will not be allowed into any of the city’s restaurants: Any type of carry-ons, including backpacks or purses that have a capacity of more than four or five pounds; Bags larger than four inches in diameter; Backpacks that are less than 16 inches long; Bicycles larger than 12.5 inches in length; and Roller skates larger than 16.5 centimeters in length.
The TTC says it has no immediate plans to implement the ban, but it has begun reviewing its policy on bag sizes.
In a statement issued Sunday, the TTC said it was working on a list of “non-essential” items to be removed from the system by next week.
“We want to be respectful to our guests, staff, and customers, and we have worked closely with the Toronto Police Services to ensure that the list will be fully up-to-date as quickly as possible,” said a TTC spokesperson.
A spokesperson for Toronto police said it will take time to finalize the list, but added that officers will be conducting additional training on the issue and will take steps to make sure any new bans are enforced.
The spokesperson added that police officers will work with the city council to implement new restrictions as they become necessary.