City of Toronto is requesting makers of Pokémon GO to remove local hot spot

Aug 4 2016, 12:14 am

After weeks of big crowds at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, the City of Toronto has requested the makers of Pokémon Go remove lures from that specific area.

According to Toronto Parks and Recreation spokesperson Matthew Cutler, the city asked the developer “to remove or relocate the stops and gyms at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and will work with the developer to relocate stops to other more suitable parks.”

Cutler told CP24 that about 25,000 people travel to and from the island using the ferry terminal each day, and the potential congestion is not sustainable.

In response to the City’s request, a user-organized event entitled Pokemon Go JLFT Clean Up is scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon. “The city is threatening to remove PokeStops, PokeGyms, and/or put up FENCES to keep Pokemon Go players away from Jack Layton Ferry Terminal! This is due to increased traffic which has caused pollution and safety concerns,” states the Facebook event. “Let’s show em what the PoGo community can do! Come out this Saturday to help clean the area and save JLFT!”

No word on how long these types of requests take. For now, the crowds continue to gather at the city’s downtown ferry terminal.

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