City of Toronto Orders Family to Remove Elaborate Treehouse

John Alpeza built a boat to get away from all the distractions that come with living in Toronto. But the city has ordered him to dismantle the boat, saying it violates zoning bylaws. At the heart of the dispute is where he decided to build it: in a tree in his backyard.

The boat-treehouse sits atop a dead tree in Alpeza’s Bloor West Village backyard, stretching beyond the tree and overlooking his fence. Alpeza admits that he did not have a building permit when he constructed it…

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2 Responses to City of Toronto Orders Family to Remove Elaborate Treehouse

  1. MJ says:

    Amazing there is a zoning bylaw that would include a boat in a tree. Hope he can fight it and win, keeping my confidence in Canada being cool intact.

  2. mohaverat says:

    Why won’t bureaucrats spend their time working on the important stuff that people need done and leave folks alone in their own backyard.

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