Toronto tries to end Pokemon Go play at Ferry Terminal
If you've ventured down to Toronto's waterfront lately, you probably saw hundreds of people hunched over their phones chasing Pokemon. That's because the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is one of the best places in the city to play Pokemon Go. The relatively small area has about five PokeStops and a gym. Rare Pokemon also spawn at this lakeside location.
But along with playing PoGo, thousands of people use the ferry terminal to escape to the Toronto Islands and apparently, the outdoor space is just too crowded these days.
"This level of use and potential congestion is not sustainable," said Toronto Parks and Recreation spokesperson Matthew Cutler to CP24.
The city has asked Niantic (the company behind Pokemon Go) to remove the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal-area PokeStops and gyms from the game - Toronto PokeMasters are already rallying together to save them.
On Facebook, an event called Pokemon Go JLFT CleanUp! emerged, urging players to band together to tidy up the terminal this Saturday, August 6.
Others are taking to Twitter and Instagram to share their frustrations.
Hey @johntory leave the Pokemon Go players at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal alone. I was there for hours, we aren't causing any problems.— Johnny Fry (@TheAngryUnicorn) August 3, 2016
in my opinion, removing the jack layton ferry pokestops is the right move, it's not good for the ferry terminal to be that congested— Ali (@AliHayabusa) August 2, 2016
Photo by Natta Summerky.
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