Bronfman fence might stand

The wrought iron and wire fence erected around media mogul Paul Bronfman's home in May might be allowed to stand, according to the Toronto Star.

The fence was put up around the Forest Hill mansion after it was hit by a $1 million burglary in 2008. After neighbors complained about the apparent "eyesore," Bronfman was ordered to tear down that wall fence. The Etobicoke-York community council rejected his subsequent application for a retroactive exemption from Toronto's two-metre height limit on residential fences.

A lawyer for the Bronfmans said the family has submitted a revised application that would see the fence torn down only in those areas that affronts the properties of two neighbors who complained. Ah, it's just like The Bold and the Beautiful, isn't it?

Joe Mihevc, councillor for the area, said the neighbours' blessing could help the Bronfmans win approval from the community committee. Neighbour Joe Shlesinger said he would drop his objection if he really cannot see the fence from his property.

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