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Should Toronto create no-selfie zones?

Mumbai, India created 16 selfie-free zones in order to quash selfie-related deaths and injuries. Since 2014, the Associated Press reports today, 49 people have died taking selfies and 19 of these tragic incidents happened in India. As AP writes, this could be attributed to the size of the country's population (1.25 billion) and the fact that it's home to one of the fastest growing smartphone markets.

While thankfully, selfie deaths are rare - though are of "national concern" in other places, such as Russia - these photographs rarely fail to spark debate, especially among those who think they're a narcissistic representation of a technology-obsessed culture.

By-products, like selfie-sticks, are already unwelcome in many concerts and stadiums, including at the Rogers Centre. And, you can't bring them into places such as Versailles, all Disney parks, the Colosseum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

In Mumbai, it's more about public safety; you can't take selfies near the coastline if there's no barrier.

At home in Toronto, there are some obvious spots you should avoid if you're a selfie snapper - like the Scarborough Bluffs or the top of a skyscraper, for instance. We reached out to our followers on Twitter to see if they had any suggestions for no-selfie zones in Toronto.

Photo by Michael Monastyrskyj in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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