Posted by Phil Andrews
The City of Toronto has had a policy on the books for more than 10 years restricting how folks are supposed to capture images and video when using their own recording devices at any municipal facility.
I get concerned about policies such as this because they can make doing journalism more challenging.
However, I was in an odd circumstance a few years ago where I noted a parent/guardian-type person iPad video-taping a swimming lesson of a child at a City of Guelph pool. Another adult in the viewing area explained that she also had a child in the same swim group and that she was uncomfortable with the session being captured on video. The iPad user apologized for doing the recording and ceased doing so. It made me wonder whether the City of Guelph had regulations about such things.
I had a child in a different swimming lesson, in a different part of the pool or I might have processed the episode at a more emotional level as well.