Sunday, June 9, 2013


This is an update to my post regarding photography at Union Station and other GO Transit property. Contrary to what I was told Metrolinx they do require journalists to have permission to take photographs or video while on Metrolinx’s property. Here is a link to By-Law No. 2. Note section 3:22 prohibits the use of “...any camera, video recording device, movie camera or any similar device for commercial purposes upon the transit system without the express written permission of the Corporation.”

Here a link to a Q&A piece in the Toronto Star with John Lehmann, president of the News Photographers Association Of Canada, regarding the Union Station incident Q&A Article.

As I said in my previous post I can see a case for requiring a permit for commercial purposes, but not for journalists. Again if it is not Metrolinx’s intent to bar journalists from taking photos on their property then the by-law needs to be amended to clarify the situation and to spell out VERY CLEARLY that this is not the case.

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